Monday, March 12, 2007

Fabric Intervention

I had big plans for the weekend. I was ready to create. Friday afternoon I made a visit across the hall from my craft room to check out the fabric stash in my laundry room to find a little inspiration. What I found was a disaster area. Obviously it had been this way for a while, but I've been seeing so many great organized fabric stashes around here. You know the ones, folded beautifully and organized by color. I just couldn't stand it any longer. I took a couple quick before shots and got started. Here are the befores...


The main cabinet where all the fabric was supposed to fit. I love this cabinet. Its huge and weighs a ton and was a great bargain. It is a custom made piece from the cabinet shop my dad works for. (Not custom made for me though! Hence the bargain, it was made wrong somehow. Looks pretty good to me though!) Anyway, at some point I got sick of trying to shove everything in here and new piles started popping up here...


and a little more here...


So, as you can see, it was taking over. Time to organize.


I spend Friday night, a little of Saturday and most of yesterday afternoon working on it. Folding and smoothing and stacking. Here is my after...


I decided it was better to have small more organized stacks, so I sorted by type and color in each stack so when I remove material I know exactly where it should go when I am done. Because I decided to have more stacks with less in them, I had to expand a little. My DH put up a couple additional shelves in the left portion of the cabinet, and I cleared off another shelf in the laundry room for some larger heavier pieces of fabric that just didn't fit.


There it is. Finished! Ready to create!

8 comments:

becki said...

boy, i sure did miss out this week! You have been super productive. Hopefully I can get back on track! Thanks for checking up on me! I endulged in some much needed rest! Hopefully with the time change I will get that extra boost of energy! Love all the little projects!!

amandajean said...

wow, you have a stash o' fabric there! it was fun to take a peek. Oh, and nice cabinet...I was wondering as I was reading if your dad made it for you or not.

Vallen said...

Oh yes!! That is wondrous to behold!!

MaryAnn said...

One word: impressive as hell. Ok, that's three. But still. Wow.

amyelisedesigns said...

I cannot believe all of your fabric! Very impressive!!

Tallyhoney said...

WOW.. that is impressive, now do you want to come arrange all of my fabric? Mine is an utter mess, but it is all in containers, so guess that is one thing.... but I have a crafty room that needs some crafty intervention!

Beth
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Linda said...

Looks great, want to come do mine? My craft room is getting out of control again. I'm too busy creating to clean it up, but one of these days it is going to get to the point of driving me crazy. Not far from that now!

Raesha D said...

Oh the after pictures are awesome! It looks so beautiful all lined up on the shelves.