A huge improvement.

Had a great sewing weekend. Also got my sewing room reorganized. It had gotten a bit out of hand… My fabric stash had… erm… out grown it’s storage…

Messy Stash

Yes. I hang my head in messy stash shame.

But NOW…!

Organized stash

There’s even room to grow! Had to lose a small table to fit the new book shelves in, but it’s definitely worth it.    And after I did all of that… I sewed!

26 Responses to “A huge improvement.”

  1. Allie August 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Wow! I sure wish my stash (or room) was that organized!

  2. badlands quilts August 31, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    Storage looks good and I saw lots of yummy fabrics! It’s always a good feeling to have things all cleaned, organized and ready to go!

  3. Em' August 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    Looks FAB!

  4. Cate August 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Lookin’ good! Nice job getting organized.

  5. leigh August 31, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    looks so nice! i wish i had a sewing room. all my stash is stuffed under my bed and overflowing!

  6. Wendy August 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Oh, you make me feel so much better about my ginormous stash of fabric I have accumulated in no time at all!! I love how you got organized :)

  7. Ashley August 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    Nice! I did a bit of that this weekend too! it can get out of hand so quickly, can’t it? love your new shelves – everything looks so neatly organized (and easy to access!)

  8. Teresa p August 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    Oh Ikea, what would we do without your wonderful Expedit? Looks great, Alissa.

  9. jaybird August 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    i love ikea bookcases.. i have a similar one in my sewing room.. but mine is so not as organized right now! i do spot lots of things in your stash that i want to steal though!!

  10. Sarah August 31, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    zowie! nice stash

  11. Becky August 31, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    Looks great! I wanna sew.
    Love your stash!

  12. Kate August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    Ohhh to have a stash so large!

  13. Katy August 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

    Looks great!! And so much space you have!

  14. Audrie August 31, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Over the weekend I swopped rooms for a new sewing space and got more storage so I know just how you feel! Everything’s so tidy and it just makes sewing that much better :)

  15. bekhy August 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    congrats! that looks wonderful! would you be willing to tell us what solid colors you have that match so well with your projects? I’ve got the kona color card, and have to admit am a bit overwhelmed with the choices. LOL. I don’t have this much trouble picking out prints.

  16. LIfe a Colorful Life August 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Looks great. And that vintage red chair…so intriguing.

  17. Susan September 1, 2009 at 5:57 am #

    What is that scrumptious fabric on the top there that looks like it has trees on it? The grey on the bottom, then green ground and cream sky and then orange at treetop area? I think I’m in love! That is really spectacular!

    • Alissa September 1, 2009 at 6:54 am #

      Hi Susan! Oh dear. I’m afraid you’ve fallen in love with the Lush paint by number deer. Impossible to find in stores anymore… it sometimes shows up in the swap group on flickr though!

  18. Cheryl Arkison September 1, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    Oh, what a fantasy these days. Still sewing out of the dining room with stash in the daughters’ room. One day we’ll finish the basement and I’ll even have a design wall!
    Looks great.

  19. Nancy September 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    Nice to see an organized sewing room. Mine’s a mess! Sorry I never thanked you for the link you emailed but I had surgery on the 19th and this is the first time I’ve been back online. Nothing wrong with me–I had a nip tuck! Had my eyes done and my chin. Vain, yes, but oh well, it’s all good in L.A.!!! Thanks, again. The movie was fun. Say hi to your sis for me! P.S. I’m a Project Runway addict!

  20. Jackie September 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    I’d love to see more of your sewing space. Your fabric storage is wonderful. I love how you can see the fabric but at the same time it’s tucked away in a bin.

  21. amandajean September 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    hurray for an organized stash! mine currently needs some help. it doesn’t take long for things to spiral downward, does it???

  22. pamela September 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    That looks so great!!! My giveaway would look so good with all your fabric goodies!! I love thinking about fun storage systems for my fabric and other hobbies.

  23. Elissa September 2, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    Just stopped by to say hi and loving your bags x

  24. Kristen September 2, 2009 at 3:58 am #

    Love the Expedit!!!

  25. willy-nilly September 2, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    I wish I had space to have my fabric next to me when I sew. It would be so inspirational.

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