Thursday, 6 February 2014

Are You An Organised Crafter?

I think I'd *like* to be organised but never quite get there! I often feel a few steps behind on the organising. Since I go to a quilting class (monthly) and a general sewing class (weekly) and my resolution is to do more general sewing at the weekly class I've realised I need to sort out two sets of equipment. I know I don't need as much stuff when I go to quilting and I need things like different pins, different threads, etc.

I had a sort through most of my craft stuff just after Christmas, using my new tins. By far, the sewing stuff is the hardest to sort. My crochet stuff takes up 2 jars, a trinket box plus tubs of yarn. My felting stuff takes up a small tub (mostly of equipment for classes) and two larger tubs of fibre. But there is sooooooo much sewing stuff. I have massive Ikea tubs for some fabric, a storage bench with 3 tubs in for more fabric storage, smaller tubs for FQs and charm pack type of bits, little metal buckets full of thread, jars of buttons and beads.

So, I couldn't resist a new tin (planning on using this for a little sewing kit - maybe my hand sewing bits as I'm using those more often to sew badges on Erin's Beavers/Rainbows uniforms) and a little tin for some pins (I have some in a box that keeps opening and they spill out in my sewing box so I'm forever picking them up). They came from the sale at Laura Lee Designs.

How perfect is that tin design for someone who sews? And the button tin is so cute! There were two postcards included in the parcel too and I'll probably let the kids write and post them.

Speaking of the parcel, I couldn't resist sharing this picture of the packaging as it made me smile thinking of my (slightly grumpy) postman seeing this:

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, thank you so much for including my goodies in your blog!