Hi, I'm Kasey! You can find me rambling over here. I'm so thrilled that Madame Samm has let me gab away here on Stash Manicure!
I had intended to document the transition from sewing space to sewing room, and moving with my stash... however, we still haven't moved!!! The joys of buying a house....
So, this is my sewing space...
It's the corner of the sunroom/almost porch/really awkward addition to the house we're currently renting. Usually my ironing board would be blocking the view of my
Since I started reading SM, I have been attempting to organize my fabric. The shoebox sized plastic bins are great for strips, and the rolling carts are nice for my folded fabric. But, it seems like the more stuff I pack from our house, the more fabric I come home with during trips to Target for more tape (I swear, ladies and gents, i don't know HOW I ended up at the cutting counter!). So I have now purchased 2 more plastic bins-- one from JoAnn's, the other from Wally World... and they are MUCH CHEAPER at Wally World! I bought them after seeing others have had success with them, and because eventually those handles will come in handy to move.
I call myself the Queen of Making Do because I am currently *employed* as a Homemaker. Y'all know how well that pays... which means I have no budget for investing in fancy equipment. So when I needed a way to grip and unruly table runner for my first go at FMQ, I used these!
|He's such a dear, he'd been home 5 minutes from work and I was prancing around nagging,|
"Hold this so I can get it all in one shot!"
I know, most people avoid rolling, but like I said- I make do! I have since
I also often make do by altering patterns, or straight up making my own to suit my wants/needs/goofy ideas. Like my purses, that have custom cell phone pockets so my iPhone is safely hidden but convenient
|The pocket it still "hidden" since I used the same red fabric on the side... it's like Where's Waldo!|
This purse is a double make-do since it was designed off of my last purse that I made over the summer... but when I made this one, I kind of forgot to sew the cell pocket in with the lining... so there it is, even handier on the exterior!
And speaking of Making Do... what do you do when you have either a malfunctioning walking foot or a design flaw that lets your walking foot misbehave? MAKE DO! Which, in this case, meant wire...
Last but not least, what do you do when you've packed 90% of your sewing and crafting stuff since taking of picture of your
|Laid out like this, it sure looks like I've been busy!|
When life hands you a problem you think you can't solve, MAKE DO!