so you know, some crafty people aren’t always the neatest people.  I fall into that category for sure.  I LIKE things neat…I’m just too busy using the right side of my brain to have to worry about structure and organization.  BUT the fact of the matter is…I am happier when everything is in it’s place – I have to remind myself that being organized actually helps me craft MORE because I am not spending 25 minutes hunting down the other knitting needle…so please don’t judge me 😉 Here are some BEFORE pics of my crafting space.  Yes I use the top of the piano for stuff…

I don’t have a sewing room, this is an area to the left of the living room – I think you’re supposed to use this nook for a dining room, but since we have an eat-in kitchen, we decided to use it as a piano room/play room/sewing room.  I know that 3 uses for one room is kind of a lot- so it will really help when it is organized.  Here’s what I did:
First I folded the fabric and put it into a little bookshelf turned onto it’s side.

I cleaned everything off the top of the piano, and put two baskets up there with the scrap fabric – one basket for cool colors, one for warm colors.

I used a box that had canning jars in it to organize my trims.

I love to hang onto these zipped up plastic bags that mattress pads and other bedding comes it- they are perfect for scraps such as felt.  Once again I have a bag for cool colors and a bag for warm colors.

So hurray!
Everything is so much nicer
– once more, here’s the Before…

and After…


YAY!  do you have any organizing secrets?  Let me know!

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