Friday, January 25, 2013

High Spirits and Organization

    During Winter I have to look for the smaller signs of life in order to keep my spirits high. 

Cardinal, Jan 23rd 2013
    This bright Cardinal should do the trick! Although buds on our Magnolia tree isn't what I want to see when the end of Winter isn't quite in sight yet. I'm afraid to see how excited the pear trees got last week when we got that freak Spring weather in January. Buds are delicate; any typical Winter weather can freeze them and make all the energy put into making them a waste.

    Well, it's a new year... and I'm going to put my energy into getting organized. And making sure I keep my sewing things organized as I take on more projects in 2013. Luckily I scored some awesome plastic storage solutions on sale at Michael's.

    The large bins are so great. In each one I keep everything I need for a project, so I can easily be working on multiple projects at once without things getting mixed together. I think these clear Iris Project Cases(on Amazon) were originally created for scrapbook-ers but they work as wonderful storage for small/medium sewing projects and supplies.

    I've been using these clear 17 slot Bead Storage Box (on Amazon) since I was pretty young. They were perfect for storing the embroidery floss collection I had for making macrame friendship bracelets. I picked up a couple more during Michael's after-Christmas sale, but I could probably use a few more still. I have so many small items in my craft clutter... sigh. At least now the sewing section is super neat and spiffy!

Praying Mantis, Oct 4th 2012
    Here's a little friend from last Autumn, just for fun. Thanks for reading and I'd love to hear how you deal with the grey, dreariness of the Winter months  :)

Comments/Criticisms welcome.