I LOVE waking up on the first morning of a new year! It’s like getting a new notebook, a new sharpened pencil, a new bag of play-doh, and a new box of crayons all at the same time! (Can you tell that I LOVED teaching first grade?) 🙂 While “undecorating” from Christmas, I always get in the mood to reorganize, and one of my birthday gifts got me off to a great start—an over-the-door shoe bag to use for fabric (plus some new fabric)! I love it! Now, off to enjoy the day! New Year’s blessings to you and yours! ♥
great fabrics stash!! one of my friend has one of those shoes organizer for her fabric scraps 🙂
I’d never thought of it! I think I’ll eventually use it for my smaller remnants, too, since they’re now all piled in a basket and it would be nice to be able to see them. 🙂 Either way, I LOVE it! 🙂
And happy new year for you and your family! joy, happiness and kindness to you all!
Thank you, Josee . . . and ALL the same to you and yours! Hugs, Katherine
I love your idea. Recently I was thinking to make my own shoes bag of fabric, and look what else can be done. They can be use for so many things, but I love the organizing of fabrics. Be BLESSED, Mtetar
Ooohhh . . . I love the concept of making one of these! You’re right, we could use them for SO many things! Thank you for the idea! 🙂
Thank you, sharing is great. Katherine, you’re always welcome. Be BLESSED, Mtetar
My partner got me a hanging garden organiser for my sewing gadgets. Such a great idea!
Ooohhh . . . I love that idea! I’m sure I’ll be rearranging it often, and now I’ll be adding my gadgets! Thank you! 🙂
Fresh, New Year and a fresh, new calendar! The best!! I haven’t put away my few Christmas things just yet. One more day to enjoy then……launch into the upcoming events, schedule…..all good! Hugs, D
It IS all good! Hugs back! 🙂
Such a good analogy for the first day of the new year….new pencils, new playdough, new crayons, new notebook. Perfect way to describe today!! Great idea for organizing all that fabric. I need to get busy on that organizing thing!
Thank you, Beth! What I’d REALLY like to do is make index cards of all the projects I want to do and what I need for them and then when I have a few spare moments I could pull out a card and get started instead of spending that time deciding what to do. Hmmm . . . maybe I’ll do that this afternoon before I go back to work tomorrow! 🙂
That’s a great idea, too. I know what you mean about spending so much time deciding what to do. But sometimes that’s the fun part of the creative process, the planning. Oh, so many possibilities and just not enough time….. Sigh….. I go back to work tomorrow, too. I’ll miss my long days of nothing but sewing…..
I love to organize. I use over-the-door shoe bags for all kinds of things, too!
What a great idea! I have LOTS more doors . . . and I’m definitely hooked on these now! 🙂
I take one traveling… especially on a cruise. It holds all the toiletries, and other little things. Prevents clutter and lets me actually find stuff!
Q – I use my over-the-door shoe bag for all of those pesky craft tools and items: small hot glue gun, small hammer, clips, etc.
Wow . . . I LOVE that idea! I know I’ll be rearranging . . . OR buying/making more of these amazing bags!!! 🙂
New Year blessings to you, too…
Thank you, Karen! 🙂
Good idea! We are about to move & the new place has its own sewing room, specially set up just for that purpose. Once I am unpacked, I could try that out on the back of the door for some of the tools, etc.
What FUN you’re going to have!!! Good luck with your move and enjoy every moment setting up your new sewing room . . . and every moment you spend there once it’s ready! 🙂
You look very well organised. Happy New Year!
Thank you . . . and to you! 🙂
Happy new year to you as well.
Thank you! 🙂 P.S. I’m leaving my garland up for the winter . . . that I made with your beautiful little Christmas trees! 🙂
great idea : the door shoe bag, I should use mine for something like this 🙂 thanks for sharing 🙂 Wish you a very Happy New Year 🙂
Thank you! It WAS the perfect gift! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your lovely family as well. 🙂
Happy New Year to you dear !
Many best wishes !
May You enjoy the Best Health, Pure Happiness, True Relations, Sweet Memories, Success and Peace in the moments of life !
What a LOVELY wish! THANK YOU! And ALL the same to you and yours . . . Hugs, Katherine
Happy New Year Katherine and thanks for all the inspiration. It’s functional and pretty!
Thank you, Boomdee! Looking forward to blogging together in 2013! 🙂
Happy New Year to you. You are so right in that there is something very special and invigorating about the beginning of a new year. Thanks for sharing your organization idea of the shoe organizer. That was really quite nifty. I am thinking of borrowing it. Not sure exactly what I want to put in it thought. Because I live in a tropical location I’m concern that fabrics may fade out. So I will store this idea in my membor banks until I’m certain how I want to use it.
Several other commenters said they store their sewing gadgets and crafty tools in theirs . . . I think that’s a wonderful idea, too! 🙂 Happy sewing and crafting to you, too! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine
I think I’m a little jealous of your wonderfully organized fabric. 🙂 Happy New Year!
🙂 I have more rolled up on some bookshelves . . . but I’m loving this was of organizing even better! 🙂 And Happy New Year to you and yours! 🙂
As I’m starting my sewing adventure, I’m stealing your fabric organizer idea- that’s great!
Yay! You’re inspiring me to exercise, and I’ll try to inspire your sewing! 🙂 Happy New Year!!! 🙂
I totally concur! Just like getting a new batch of 4th graders in the fall for when I taught. A clean slate with fun and surprises in store! A December birthday also brought me fabric and a battery operated seam ripper! lol
I love that feeling too. A feeling ripe with exciting possibilities. Happy ’13.
Thank you!!! 🙂
Great idea! I’ve used hanging shoe bags for so many things and now I have another use for them.
They ARE handy, aren’t they? I can’t believe I’ve never owned one before! What a great gift! 🙂
What a great way to organize your fabric!!! Brilliant!
One of my daughters-in-law thought of it and gave it to me! How sweet is THAT??? 🙂
Perfect gift! And so thoughtful!
I love, love, love to organize after all the clutteriness (I’m not sure that’s a word) of Christmas too. It makes me so happy!
I LOVE your word “clutteriness” . . . and if it’s not a word, we’ll make it one, okay? 🙂
Have fun with those fabrics! and a very happy new year to you!! 🙂
Thanks you . . . I know I will! And so glad you’re feeling better! Happy New Year! 🙂
Ah fat quarters. I just love fat quarters!! They are my favorite. I have so much fabric though I am afraid to say I would need shoe organizers on the back of every door in my house… and even then it wouldn’t be enough. I just use big, clear rubber maids. Gotta love being able to see what’s inside. My husband doesn’t like it. He thinks it looks cluttery, but then he just doesn’t understand working with fabrics.
Believe it or not, I’ve never HAD fat quarters before! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! 🙂 Your organization system sounds great, too! Whatever works, right? 🙂
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I am glad i am not the only one with stash. Happy 2013
My daughter got a small sewing machine for Christmas, along with all kinds of fun notions and fat quarters to make things with. I’ve been noodling around trying to figure out how on earth to organize all her new bits — and this is perfect! Thanks for the tip!
Also, my absolute favorite thing on the planet is a brand new notebook and a new box of crayons. Nothing says “possibility” like they do!
Amen to that! 🙂 And what fun for your daughter to have all these new creative materials and tools! I can’t wait to see what she makes! 🙂
I always loved New Crayons…paper…pencils…and that new material is so awesome…Can you tell…I worked at a school for 30+ years…and the smell is just wonderful!
We do miss all those little things about school, don’t we? 🙂
Oh – I am the same way! Sometimes the decorations stay in the middle of the attic floor because I get too busy organizing other stuff!
I can just picture that!!! 🙂 Happy organizing! 🙂
I love organizing too! Your shoe holder door hanger is great to hold stuff. Love these kind of ideas. I also loved your idea in a previous post of leaving family pics on the mantle. I plan to add more family pics to my living this year. Thanks for your suggestions. 🙂
You’re very welcome! I get lots of good ideas from all my blogging friends, too! 🙂
Someone ‘s already said it but I thought straightaway great fabric stash !! I’ve spent a lot of the day sorting and tweaking 😉 and planning stuff to do …
Me, too! I’m trying notecards this year . . . one card per project with ideas about which patterns/ideas to match up . . . filed in my grandma’s old wooden recipe box. We’ll see how that goes! 🙂
this is a great idea – now if I just had a door handy to my sewing area. 🙂
That would definitely help, wouldn’t it? 🙂
I love this idea, if I only had a free door in my craft room. What great colors of fabric !
Luckily I did! 🙂