Last August we moved. It's taken me months, but I've finally found a little time to organize my sewing room and costume accoutrement.
At our old house, I had half of a room for my sewing stuff...
...which was part guest room...
...part library and part baby changing station.
This is what my new sewing room looked like on move-in day...
What a mess!
I wanted to share some of my organizing tips.
KNUFF Magazine file from Ikea ($9.99 for a set of two), though the Container Store sells similar ones in fun colors (Bright Stockholm Magazine File, $9.99 each).
I use baskets to organize thread...
...and living history accessories, and I've labeled everything to help remember
what is where.
Kringle Candle apothecary jars, which have removable labels.
My canvas over the door shoe rack works well for organizing little things.
Like the baskets, each pocket is labeled
and it's a great spot to pin American Duchess portrait buttons.
I made it toddler-friendly by putting soft fuzzy items in the bottom pockets,
and anything pin-related away from curious two-year old fingers.
Kitty Calash, I thought you might appreciate
my Andrew J. Gale Fancy Dry Goods ad. :)
I love having extra wall space to hang my hats/bonnets!
I've discovered that the velvet hangers are the best for hanging 18th century gowns.
I'm so glad to have a room of my own...and a room with a view!