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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fine Tuning and Problem Solving

Most of the major sorting of my studio has been done.  Now it is time to fine tune the organization. 


Most of the items in my studio have been grouped and put in to drawers (an in some cases, piles)  Now it is time to sort out the drawers and reorganize them.

Last night I made a trip to Staples and bought these:


This is two sets of customizable draw organizers.  I did not have a coupon for these, but they were pretty reasonable.  I paid under $25.00 for the whole mess (funny I should choose that word, hugh?)

And this morning, I started to work on some of the drawers.


Here is what that first drawer looks like after I started using the organizers.


And this is my “Adhesives” drawer before,


And this is after!!  Much better!!


I still have a few pieces left over. I am sure they will all get used before the project is completed.

Tomorrow is my shopping day away from home.  I plan to check out the shoe organizers and see what I can do with the Stablilizers and maybe even loom storage.

This afternoon, my Muse started taking over and for the first time in a very long time, I cut out some fabric to do some sewing.  It may have to do with the fact that I bought some new pins.

I don’t know how many of you remember, but my Tigger, my golden lab, was famous for eating my pins.  I have been so scared that Tanner will do the same thing.  I have not been able to sew for months.  But, I think I have come up with a  solution. 


These are the pins that I have been using for about 5 years now.  They are very fine and very small.  And they have very little heads.  They are pretty easy to drop and even harder to find on my grey carpet.  I always thought I was super careful with them, but Tigger proved me wrong.


These are the pins that I bought yesterday.  They are not as fine (which could be a problem for some fabrics), they are much longer and they have colored heads.  I should be able to keep track of these pins much easier.


So, today, I boxed up the old silk pins, taped the box tightly shut, and put it in a storage drawer that houses my pins and needles.  And I started sewing again!!!  I feel so much better.

I have heard from some of you that I am inspiring you to do some sorting and reorganizing too.  I would love to  see photos of your work in progress.  Please leave me a comment with your blog listed and I will bounce by and do the same for you.




  1. Glad you are able to start sewing again. Your organization looks a lot better. Great fine tuning

  2. Beth, have you tried the magnetic pin trays?
    I know you can still drop them, but I seem to lose less that way. Also, I have seen a magnetic bar with wheels (seems like in hardware store) that you can run across the floor to pick up any that might have dropped.
    I use a lot of fishing gear storage containers for my beading. They are a little less expensive than the craft organizing boxes.

    Great job with all of the reorganizing.
    Bethel Anthony.


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