Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Trying to Organize

My craft closet is pretty much out of control. I've reached that point that I don't actually remember what I have so when I'm working on a scrapbook or some cards I end up buying new things instead. Of course, now I find it all.  Now I am totally inspired to get to work on whatever project I might have had in mind for each item. But no! I need to clean out! Soooooo hard!

So, why does all this matter? During the clean out I found my old colored pencils (from my high school years; yikes!) and they are stored in a big, bulky box that takes up way too much space and really isn't very portable. I decided to change that, and give myself a little practice with my zippers and bags that I've been working on.

Pretty cute, huh? I found this fabric in my Mom's stash while looking for something else and wondered if I could make some little bags with it. One of the scraps was really long and narrow and I thought it would be perfect for my pencils.

The nice, wide opening makes it easier to find the color you're looking for, and the yellow interior makes things easier to see inside. I suppose the pattern on the exterior would be more appropriate for a sewing notions bag, but this is what I needed right now. I still have more scraps, so maybe that will be my next little project.

My zippers are getting easier and easier to install.  I have quite a method down now, and I'm super happy with the end results I'm getting. I might try to put together a tutorial about it at some point here because it's such a cool little trick.

As usual, this was just a little side project I did while working on another project. I am so super excited about the quilt I'm working on right now and I'm hoping to share a bit of it next week.  I might need some input from everyone about sashing; I have a couple different ideas and I'm not quite what to go with; yet.

Hope everyone's having a great week! I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation. Stop on by to see what everyone's working on!


  1. SO cute! you can never have too many little pouches!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. Yes, zipper pouches are a life saver sometimes! I love making them. Found you on My Quilt INfatuation Linky!

  3. Here from NTT. What a great little pouch. Your work is flawless.

    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad my practice is paying off. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

  4. Very cute and you zipper looks perfect!! You can never have too many of these.


    1. Thank you for complimenting my zipper work. I am glad my practice is paying off. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.