March 23, 2009 § Leave a comment


This is the after result of organizing my art/ sewing nook in the bedroom.

I added EKBY VALTER brackets with the EKBY TRYGGVE shelf (x3). I also put up a BYGEL rail with ASKER containers- the while bulbus containers haninging from the rail. I love them and have coveted them since IKEA started selling them. The clear boxes on the top shelf are fabric scraps organized by color. The yarn shelf actually looked better before the magazines and books inturupted the spectrum, but I was afraid of putting to much weight on the bottom shelf. It would be nice for the yarn to actually be in baskets by color too so that there would be less of the clutter factor visually, and so that they wouldn’t tumble off the shelf when I put something down.

Below is the before. Clearly I have more work space and better access to my supplies (ie the fabric isn’t under the bed). It’s nice to have a workspace that I can use too. Some of the art stuff is still in very hard to reach places in the closet, but this is about the best use of the space so far.



labeling and sorting

August 3, 2008 § Leave a comment

yarn swatch

I couldn’t continue with my weekend cleaning yesterday without organizing yarn labels into my notebook. It has been about a year since I pasted in labels but I have been saving them in different drawers, bags and baskets. Originally the note book was for recording project details alongside a bit of the yarn and label. Now if I get the label and corresponding yarn into the notebook I feel pretty good- I have a good memory for color and texture so I can usually remember what the finished project(s) are. I don’t have a good memory for numbers or words so I couldn’t tell you what size needle or the name of a pattern I used for any project including the ones I’m working on now. That really is something I should try to document into the notebook. I haven’t bought a lot of yarn in the last year- but there was one major Cascade 220 purchase and those labels were the hardest to sort out. I did a little verifying online to make sure I had them matched up with the right colors and discovered that I had identified two of the circles with the wrong colors. I’m feeling more put together now- and I did eventually get to cleaning too. What do people usually call this kind of yarn organization (when they aren’t part of Ravelry)?

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