Since returning home from my scrapbooking weekend in Mystic, CT., I’ve had the urge to purge! My sewing room houses many a hobby and there’s just so much stuff in there that sometimes creativity is stifled from the clutter. I usually just call my sewing space the craft room as the following hobbies are represented:
Now, not all of those crafts are happening at once all the time but the supplies for these items are present all the time.
It’s a small room, people.
I want to work on small areas of the room at a time because I don’t have the inclination to do it all at once. I’ve purged it a few times but I add new items to replace the ones I’ve gotten rid of…sigh.
I hate my scrap bin. I just throw scraps in there and I never see them again. I don’t make scrap quilts. I don’t want to press these and cut them into 2.5″ strips or some other useful number. I do make applique quilts. I do need small pieces of different fabrics often. Would I use the scraps if they were in separate, smallish bins labeled by color? Yes, I would for sure.
Last night, I pulled out the scrap bin and faced the demon.
I stopped at the Dollar Store and picked up ten bins with lids. These are super cheap plastic but they will do the job.
In less than an hour, I went from that mess up above to this:
Organized, useful and in ROYGBIV order with pinks, brown, creams, blacks & whites last.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I didn’t keep all the scraps that were in the bins. I kept pieces that I know I will use. I put the rest in a big, plastic bag to be donated to some cause, somewhere, someday.
Do you organize your scraps in a certain way? Do you use your scraps?
Let me know your thoughts.