I had mentioned previously that I spent the morning of my birthday happily (and finally!) organizing my notions, trims, etc. We had moved twice in the last two years and had a baby during that time also, so this job was not a priority. I had all these thing in several different containers and had no idea what is where. That drove me crazy. I was waiting for a final designated sewing space and some new plastic containers, but decided that I couldn't wait that long (if it ever came). So I use plain shoeboxes and some of the plastic boxes I already had and organized all of it. Most of what I have is thanks for wonderful friends that I met over the internet who shared these things with me. I am so thankful! So, here are some of the boxes after the sorting was done:
Laces and various trims by color
Different kinds of decorative elastic trims and FOE
Lingerie findings, some lingerie fabrics and powerband, ric-rac
Snaps and other closures, bias tapes, piping and ribbons, some spare needles and other misc. items
Thread sorted by color: neutrals, blue and green, red - purple - pinks
And here are boxes on a temporary shelf in our laundry room:
On the bottom two shelves are my children's art supplies for school, my mending box and boxes with a temporary place for outgrown, give-away clothes (until I have time to store them or give them away)
Some of the less "dangerous" items (meaning it will not be the end of the world, if my 14 mos. daughter gets into them) are stored on a little plastic shelf right next to my sewing machine:
On the top is a plastic basket that I put my current sewing project in between working on it. The flower says No. 1 Mum =) and somebody stuck it into the shelf. I like it there.
I also have a few smaller boxes (with dividers) for buttons and needles, as well as machine feet. I forgot to take pictures of those. I am happy that I finally know what I have. No if I could only take all the fabric still store in banana boxes out, inventory and put somewhere on shelves, I would be a happy camper. But I have to be patient, as we are still slowly finishing our house .... now I need to find more time to sew (maybe getting of the computer would help, LOL).