A huge improvement.

Had a great sewing weekend. Also got my sewing room reorganized. It had gotten a bit out of hand… My fabric stash had… erm… out grown it’s storage…

Messy Stash

Yes. I hang my head in messy stash shame.

But NOW…!

Organized stash

There’s even room to grow! Had to lose a small table to fit the new book shelves in, but it’s definitely worth it.    And after I did all of that… I sewed!

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  • Allie

    August 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Reply

    Wow! I sure wish my stash (or room) was that organized!

  • badlands quilts

    August 31, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Reply

    Storage looks good and I saw lots of yummy fabrics! It’s always a good feeling to have things all cleaned, organized and ready to go!

  • Em'

    August 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Reply

    Looks FAB!

  • Cate

    August 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Reply

    Lookin’ good! Nice job getting organized.

  • leigh

    August 31, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Reply

    looks so nice! i wish i had a sewing room. all my stash is stuffed under my bed and overflowing!

  • Wendy

    August 31, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Reply

    Oh, you make me feel so much better about my ginormous stash of fabric I have accumulated in no time at all!! I love how you got organized 🙂

  • Ashley

    August 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    Nice! I did a bit of that this weekend too! it can get out of hand so quickly, can’t it? love your new shelves – everything looks so neatly organized (and easy to access!)

  • Teresa p

    August 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Reply

    Oh Ikea, what would we do without your wonderful Expedit? Looks great, Alissa.

  • jaybird

    August 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Reply

    i love ikea bookcases.. i have a similar one in my sewing room.. but mine is so not as organized right now! i do spot lots of things in your stash that i want to steal though!!

  • Sarah

    August 31, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Reply

    zowie! nice stash

  • Becky

    August 31, 2009 at 6:25 pm | Reply

    Looks great! I wanna sew.
    Love your stash!

  • Kate

    August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Reply

    Ohhh to have a stash so large!

  • Katy

    August 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Reply

    Looks great!! And so much space you have!

  • Audrie

    August 31, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    Over the weekend I swopped rooms for a new sewing space and got more storage so I know just how you feel! Everything’s so tidy and it just makes sewing that much better 🙂

  • bekhy

    August 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Reply

    congrats! that looks wonderful! would you be willing to tell us what solid colors you have that match so well with your projects? I’ve got the kona color card, and have to admit am a bit overwhelmed with the choices. LOL. I don’t have this much trouble picking out prints.

  • LIfe a Colorful Life

    August 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Reply

    Looks great. And that vintage red chair…so intriguing.

  • Susan

    September 1, 2009 at 5:57 am | Reply

    What is that scrumptious fabric on the top there that looks like it has trees on it? The grey on the bottom, then green ground and cream sky and then orange at treetop area? I think I’m in love! That is really spectacular!

    • Alissa

      September 1, 2009 at 6:54 am | Reply

      Hi Susan! Oh dear. I’m afraid you’ve fallen in love with the Lush paint by number deer. Impossible to find in stores anymore… it sometimes shows up in the swap group on flickr though!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    September 1, 2009 at 6:17 am | Reply

    Oh, what a fantasy these days. Still sewing out of the dining room with stash in the daughters’ room. One day we’ll finish the basement and I’ll even have a design wall!
    Looks great.

  • Nancy

    September 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Reply

    Nice to see an organized sewing room. Mine’s a mess! Sorry I never thanked you for the link you emailed but I had surgery on the 19th and this is the first time I’ve been back online. Nothing wrong with me–I had a nip tuck! Had my eyes done and my chin. Vain, yes, but oh well, it’s all good in L.A.!!! Thanks, again. The movie was fun. Say hi to your sis for me! P.S. I’m a Project Runway addict!

  • Jackie

    September 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Reply

    I’d love to see more of your sewing space. Your fabric storage is wonderful. I love how you can see the fabric but at the same time it’s tucked away in a bin.

  • amandajean

    September 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm | Reply

    hurray for an organized stash! mine currently needs some help. it doesn’t take long for things to spiral downward, does it???

  • pamela

    September 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Reply

    That looks so great!!! My giveaway would look so good with all your fabric goodies!! I love thinking about fun storage systems for my fabric and other hobbies.

  • Elissa

    September 2, 2009 at 2:16 am | Reply

    Just stopped by to say hi and loving your bags x

  • Kristen

    September 2, 2009 at 3:58 am | Reply

    Love the Expedit!!!

  • willy-nilly

    September 2, 2009 at 8:15 am | Reply

    I wish I had space to have my fabric next to me when I sew. It would be so inspirational.

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