Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back of the Door Organizer

My new cutting table is made of four base cabinets fastened together in a 2 X 2 grid and topped with a piece of plywood. Each cabinet has a drawer. When I started unpacking my sewing supplies I filled one drawer with my stash of fusible interfacing, freezer paper, craft fuse etc. It seemed like a waste of drawer space. I remembered seeing a picture of a door mounted organizer online in a picture of someone's sewing room and decided I would try to make one.

The door holder I sized it for ended up being too weak and I had to swap with another so the hanging tabs don't fit quite right.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Sewing Room & Fabric Art Postcard Display

I have a new sewing room. It seems like it has taken forever but I am almost through putting things away and organizing it. It isn't very big but it is all mine for my quilting stuff. I have used it for a few small projects and it is absolutely wonderful to be able to leave work out instead of packing it away at dinner time. The time saved is amazing!

I have participated in a few postcard swaps and enjoy making and receiving the cards. Up until now, they were displayed for awhile on the shelf above my desk, then tucked away in a drawer. I had a wall space in my new room that looked very bare but wasn't good for shelving. I came up with this idea for a postcard display.

We had to buy the wood and my husband painted it for me, we stapled the fabric strips on the back, the postcards are held in place with thumbtacks so they are removable. The thumbtacks are secured with tie tack clutches on the back. I bought a bunch of the clutches on eBay. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I might glue some old buttons to the thumbtacks......

I am looking forward to the next postcard exchange!