Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lots of ideas!

Pictures found here.

Some of my favorite tips from articles that can be read here:

◦If you keep bolts of material and if you have the space, place two open backed bookcases together. Most average size ones will fit a bolt of fabric nicely.

◦Decorative glass jars can be used for small items such as buttons and bobbins

Peg board has rows and rows of holes that you can hang hooks and pegs in. This solves your problem of spools of thread and bobbins. Mom also hung all her scissors on the peg board, tape measures. LOTS of notions can be hung
•Use a mirror with 3 sides if you can spare the space . It gives you the best idea of what a garment looks like.
•Use a power strip on a table or easy to reach area rather than under your machine where you have to constantly bend under to turn it on and off

•Use a bulletin board to display projects, material used, sewing ideas or needs list.

•Store everything that you need for a current project in a box. Include the material, pattern, lining, buttons or any embellishments.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

cleanliness is next to godliness...

This weekend was spent cleaning the upstairs room. sweeping, cleaning of cobwebs, mopping, mopping, mopping, and cleaning the baseboards. fun fun fun.



morgan...the moppist

rebecca...the raggist

can you hear the "hallelujah" chorus?

Step Two (clean) - CHECK.

And now I'm off to blow my nose and rid it of all the dust.

P.S. thanks to Morgan and Maddy who helped with the cleaning process.

P.P.S trying to decide paint colors, etc...more on that soon.