Monday, January 23, 2012

Storing the goods!

Have you noticed all of the containers in the $1 area of Target these days?  I love it!  What is it about January that we all feel the need to organize and store?

This wool bin came in other colors, I may need to go back for more!  It came in handy for all of my scraps for the "Bust Yo Scraps" quilt I am currently making found here.

And how about his hard sided shallow tray?  I have all of my Starlet pieces in here for the Rose Star Block Party.  The apple towel on top called my name from a clearance rack.  I will fussy cut that baby up for a starlet in the near future.  Clare over at is hosting this EPP Rose Star Block party - it's so should join us!  Look at this collage she posted today of some recent stars.  (Mine are the two with the yellow backgrounds).

...wandering if anyone else in this block party decided to use a cereal box for their templates?

Speaking of storage, this is what I use for a trash basket on my sewing table. 

I use flower pots for my tools, etc.  I can't keep a flower alive but I can stick scissors in the pot with no problem!  ;)

This bin is for thread.  It's the thread I use for basting.

I used to paper piece hexagons.  This colander serves as a great keeper of all the hexies still waiting for their permanent home on a future potholder, etc. you care what color you use?  I have had all yellow for quite some time now.  This box of pink pins just makes me happy!  I also picked up a thimble.  I looked for a leather one like Mary the Queen of hand quilting uses, but alas Hancock's did not have one.  (I just love Molly Flanders!)

Here is what my sewing space looks like with my movable pots and baskets!

I finished half of the blocks for the "Bust Yo Scraps" quilt today.  Of course I started with the easier block.  After this it was back to cutting up scraps.  I need another 100 or so. 

"just the thought of cutting 100 scraps makes me want to stretch my long legs and take a nap"

Remember the duct tape wallets that my 10 year old son, Jack is making? 

He is getting good!  He decided to start his own company and made me the "Investor"!  I love it!  So I'm in charge of buying the duct tape.  He has had several orders - he's so excited.  He's charging $3 each.  This one is for one of our employees at our shop who is 20.  He told Jack, "Make it cool."

A wine recommendation is next!  Have you tried 14 Hands?  It's very reasonably priced and the Merlot and Cab are both very good!  My husband drinks much more wine than I do - - so I tried this method today.  Here's hoping there will be some of the Merlot left when I decide to have a glass!!  ha!  Jack saw this and asked me which bottle of wine cost more.  Uh hum.....cough, cough....."The Merlot was just a tad more expensive,"  I said.  Jack then said - "why am I not surprised?"  He heard me turn down a glass of wine the night before from a bottle that Jon paid $3 for.  Seriously, why bother?!  You KNOW it's not going to taste good !

Our snow is melting but the skate park is still not dry.  Here's Jack walking away from the ramps after observing the water.  He's bummed.  Snow, snow, go away! 

He has a new board to break in!

Happy Fabric Tuesday!



  1. Love everything in this post, especially the photo of Duke looking worn out! Your sewing area looks wonderful!

  2. The 14 Hand red blend is my new favorite wine! I ran out this weekend and have been plotting my next trip to the discount liquor store to pick up a few more bottles (not all for me ... I swear!)

    I love your sewing space and all your different containers. I'm a sucker for a good bin myself.

  3. The containers are great and I love your sewing space! I can't wait to see those apples in a rose and star :) Good for Jack starting his own business!!!

  4. Love the pictures! So much going on here, but I especially love the doggie print in the Rose Star! Awesome!

  5. All your containers are so cool! Your star blocks looking awesome too. Thanks for sharing :o)

  6. Kris, Your life and your sewing room are so full of color and cheer! Love the containers!
    I keep hearing about my friend's kids making duct tape wallets, bags, etc. Looks like your's may be a little entrepreneur! That is awesome!
    Duke is adorable as always!


  7. I love your bin recap. I need some scrap bins, so I may have to head over to Target. I love how creative your son is. Those wallets ARE cool!

  8. Loving your blocks!! And great organization ideas; so stealing some of them!