During these lo-o-o-o-ng winter months I have been pondering how to add to my current sewing space. It literally is one wonderful corner of my bedroom. Remember this?
To refresh your memory on how this corner came to be, check out my post about it:
I Can Be Whatever I Want To Be….
I love my work area, and although it is great for storing things, it is sometimes hard for me to find my current projects. I am very slow about getting things done, and I do believe that part of it is just out of sight, out of mind for me. Here’s another shot of my space before I got the shelves filled up.
I have an idea for that wall behind the machine that might help me with my current problem. I will have to move my lovely Johnny Depp “Mad Hatter” poster and the butterflies and things surrounding him.
I did a search for sewing room ideas and ran across these:
I’m thinking about using pegboard behind my desk to have a hanging space for some of my tools. I also use gallon size Ziploc bag (or bigger) to store my materials and pattern for current projects, so those could hang here too reminding me to finish them. As long as I use the shorter hooks on the pegboard I should be okay for space, and I know myself well enough that keeping current projects in my line of sight will help me remember them. Menopause has been rough on my memory for sure, besides the fact
that we have a very forgetful family trait too (thanks Dad! )
Another peg board idea: “For inconspicuous storage, hang a piece of pegboard on the inside of a closet door to organize your craft supplies. Add a bar to store ribbon and small baskets to hold rulers, scissors, and marking tools.” My bathroom door is right beside the wall with the poster on it. The only problem for me with this one is that there is a very busy 3 year old living in the house with me, and she would help herself to anything she could reach on it. I will have to keep non-sharp objects on the lower half of it if I decide to use a pegboard there.
Another idea that I already find helpful is:
Yard sticks on the edge of my sewing table. We also use something similar at work and it does come in handy for quick measurements.
The whole reason for this post really is the problem I have with forgetting to finish things. I was much better at keeping myself on track with projects when I was doing office work and had a computer in front of me all the time. I used my calendar to remind me about practically everything. I don’t have that ability anymore working in front of a sewing machine all day (no computer interface there!). I am also currently using an older model flip phone so I only have limited reminder space on the tiny calendar in it’s tools section.
I get a little help from that, but not a lot.
I feel like I am slowly waking up from the slug I became over the last few months. I would love to hear from you on how you keep yourself on track and how you get motivated after a long winter’s night. Hope you find something useful in this post as well! Have a great week! Angela