Happy Thursday! I have been having little sewing time recently but never mind about that. I did get an unexpected free 30 minutes. But 30 minutes is not enough to get my sewing machine out of its box.
Against my instant gratification monkey I did something that needed to be done – organise my sewing cave. My sewing takes place on our dining table. My sewing machine lives by the front door which we cant use because it has become a default storage space for part of my fabric horde, overlocker and sewing machine among other things.
My sewing tools, notions, current sewing projects and remnants are stuffed into the drawer section of an armoire that we also use to store our plates, cups, crockery,etc. The drawer section used to store all the food stuffs we buy in bulk (5 kids = Costco; awesome!) and the fancy wine glasses that only come out at Christmas for mulled wine. Now it moonlights as my sewing cave.
This space had gotten to a point weher I had stopped using it because I could not find anything and each time I opened it was a reminder that I needed to spend my precious little free time sorting it out. Oh and it doesn’t help that its like the holy grail for the kids too – I cant open it around them unless its a quick in and out because they just love pulling things out. So organising had to be limited to nap times.
But I did it! Using pomodoro technique, got my timer, set 20 minutes and off I went. I decided to put everything into clear zip lock bag so I could easily identify what’s what. I also just put similar items all in one bag – lol sounds simple but I would just shove any new purchase in there. Now I have bag for bias binding, petersham ribbons, elastics, trims, buttons. Zips went into a box. I threw out remnants reluctantly but it had to be done.
And right at the furthest back I found this sewing machine feet set I bought on Amazon last year. Unfortunately I broke 3 needles before I realised the feet were not compatible to my Husqvarna (the problem with late night web surfing!).
So in order to celebrate getting 1000 likes on this blog I am going to do a giveaway! I love giveaways – I am always entering myself but am yet to win anything from a giveaway; I live in hope;-)
So if you are interested in winning this set of machine feet please say so in comments below with a way of contacting you if you should win. If you have a blog I can easily contact through your blog. But of you don’t have a blog please leave an email address so I can get in touch. Here is the link to the amazon page of the sewing machine feet. They are compatible with Brother Singer Janome Toyota low shank Sewing Machines and more low shank sewing machines.
I am closing the giveaway in one week and will use a random number generator for the winner. Its open worldwide.
Here’s to organising sewing caves! Have you done yours recently ? Or have you, like me, been sticking your head in the sand for far too long?
Happy sewing everyone!