First off, the side of my machine. I love my small yellow colander for trimmings and threads.
One of the 3-M hooks attached to the side of my machine keeps this very old and well used tool handy.
The work table / ironing table right next to the sewing machine space.
My daughter gave me this ceramic bowl which is perfect for trimmings and scraps at my work table.
And then I got on the homemade pedestal dish trend and made this to keep my current supplies where I can find them. I used to always have to hunt through my project looking for the tool I set down a minute ago and now can’t find. Now I automatically plunk them here and that problem is solved.
I am very fortunate to have drawers under my sewing machine cabinet (an old desk) to keep most of my notions. (Oh man! what am I going to do for collages when Picnik shuts down?)
On the other side of the machine I keep scraps for leaders and enders in this pretty little cup.
The buttons for the lamp and the iron are right handy and at arms reach from my machine. When I’m almost done sewing I just hit the button and the irons hot and ready to start pressing away. I love it!
And speaking of my lamp, I have a magnet on the base that keeps needles safe until I have time to store them away….looks like its time.
If there is any thread left on the needle after hand sewing, I stick it here out of the way at the end of the work table. When I need to sew a quick button or repair, I often find I have the right color needle all ready threaded.
Last, but not least, I have another yellow colander on my cutting table to keep my cutters together. I seem to like cute little yellow colanders and if I’m not careful I could become a collector.
It sits below my ruler holder…really an office paper sorter..which has been ideal, I think I couldn’t live with out it. I blogged about it here.
My room is just a little one (about 10 x 10) but then most everything is within close reach. Its been a fun challenge getting things to work in here.
And just when Mr. Sunshine says nothing more will fit in this room….I find a way to do it.