Friday, February 1, 2013

More Organizing

Last week I shared how I organized a closet that I keep my yarn in.  Then I shared a picture of this mess.
Now this bassinet was an easy target to throw all my fabric scraps in that were to small to fold and put away but large enough to keep.  The bassinet is still setting in my studio but it now looks like this.

Some vintage linens and dolls from my baby years and  some newly stuffed dollies.

This is where all the scraps are now.

I found the tutorial to make these bags over at Always a Project and it is very easy to follow.  I changed the way that I hung them and I decoupaged some fabric on the outside hoop, that you really cannot see, just because I always have to change things.  It is just me.  The cuffs of the bags are the color code for the fabric scraps, now if I need a small piece of fabric a certain color I can just dig into one of these bags.  I love it!  And since I was hanging bags and this wall has been bare for a couple of years now I decided to start hanging up some vintage shelves and a picture I put together from an old childhood book.

This shelf holds some little trinkets that my mother use to collect along with a few vintage finds.
I attached the old cloths pins to a used frame years ago and just got around to adding the picture.

Was hoping to get a few Valentines decor up but ran out of time, need to do so more creating.  But I did a little more decoupaging on an old wood hanger that I found the last time I went junking.

Added some fun vintage buttons.

Linking ups with these Friday Night Parties:

And now I am off to my studio to get busy and Sew With Friends!

But I will not be sewing, I will be cutting.  As many of these 2 1/2 squares as I can get done.  When I get my makeshift design wall filled I will start sewing on these again.

  So go join some of the parties or just stop by and soak in all the inspiration!  Blessings to you  from our home in the woods!


Holly said...

Cutest thing ever!!! Love that idea! My bags would be all cream, browns, greens and reds...8 different shades of each.!!!
Love the mama trinkets!

Quilt Kitty said...

Now I see why so much cutting, looks great with the blocks on the design wall so far. I love your scarp baskets. I found that tutorial but wasn't that smart to think to make storage like that out of it. I would love to show a link to your blog on one of my posts soon & you will get some more Aussie visitors coming to check it out. Let me know if that is OK & if I can use one of your pics too to show your ingenious scraps storage solution. Tracee xx

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Brenda, what a great idea, but still love the idea of the bassinet too! Love all your precious dollies hanging out together!! so glad you came by to join in the inspiration fun!! xoxo

Allie said...

Oh. My. GOODNESS - those fabric baskets are the coolest thing ever!!!! What an awesome idea!!! And I love your dollies hanging out, how cute - your sewing room is amazing, girl!

Tami said...

Love the acrap bags! I may borrow the idea for my own sewing room. Thanks for sharing.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh that is such an awesome way to store scraps! I love it and you've inspired me to do something other than throw mine in a box!