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« on: February 03, 2008 07:16:59 PM »

I have 12, yes... 12 tote boxes filled with crafting things and no organization whatsoever.

So this years resolution is to Organize all my crafting supplies and destash my scraps. I was able to do them all at once! Cheesy

So here it is:
1st, I had no sewing machine cover. Well, I DID have one, but it misappeared! So I took this pretty pink patterned material and off-white corduroy that I had cut into strips for a previous project and the lightbulb went off in my head! This would make the prettiest shabby chic sewing machine cover!






Fully lined with a remnant I had leftover and just happened to be more than enough for the lining. Wink


Since I rarely unplug my machine, I had to make an opening for the plugs.


Since I was already started I decided to finish off the pretty pink patterned material and made a new pin cushion. I had a monster one I made before, but my kids kept playing with it and the pins kept disappearing! It needed to be up high and away from kiddos. So I made it a hanging pin cushion that I can put up high when I am not using it. Grin


I had to then make a needle holder! It is not easy to get needles out of the little paper and plastic sleeve they come in. I inevitably end up poking myself every time. Also hanging to keep out of small children's hands.


Both hanging together


The batting inside the pin cushion and the needle holder is also a destash leftover from when my MIL was helping me reupholster my kitchen chairs two summers ago. I decided to zig zag the edges on this project so it would not look too much like it should be a prop for Steel Magnolias. LOL!

I am almost out of the pink, but I have enough to make a needle roll for my crochet hooks and for my knitting needles. Grin By the end of the year I will be down at least to 10 boxes Cheesy and have the entire room organized!
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 07:51:23 PM »

Great start! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 08:05:11 PM »

Excellent machine cover, and matching accessories! Love when you can use stash to create such awesomeness. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 08:06:44 PM »

Excellent machine cover, and matching accessories! Love when you can use stash to create such awesomeness. Smiley

 Grin Best part is, the pink was only $1 a yard when I bought it! So my stuff cost me  under $5 to make all that.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 03:50:58 AM »

That makes it even better! The pink fabric is so cute with the flowers, too. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008 09:30:29 PM »

Great stuff!! I *heart* shabby chic and need this kind of thing too so I think I will be craftlifting your fab ideas Cheesy  The needle hanger especially -- I've got a two year old and I'm tired of being worried if one is lying around (a needle that is, not the two year old Smiley )
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008 03:28:16 AM »

fantastic work!
I esp like the hanging pincushion idea
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008 04:13:22 AM »

What a great idea. I love that they all match!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008 05:51:32 PM »

Thanks all. Grin


Craftlift away!
Great stuff!! I *heart* shabby chic and need this kind of thing too so I think I will be craftlifting your fab ideas Cheesy  The needle hanger especially -- I've got a two year old and I'm tired of being worried if one is lying around (a needle that is, not the two year old Smiley )
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