Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tidy Mind + Tidy Stitches

Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches.
How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? 

Since I have recently transformed my crafting area and have posted an overview of it here, I'm going to showcase some of my storage in detail. I thought it would be fun to create a numbered photo with the list of items, kind of like what editorials do. 

Yarn Stacked

1. Top drawer = all of my cotton skeins
2. Most of my sock and DK yarns
3. Wound up yarn, mostly sock
4. Bulky skeins live here
5. Randoms, left-overs and extra Sunshine Yarns mini storage
6. Tote filled with larger cotton skeins and my hand-dyes

Close-up of tote

"Miss Poppins"

This has been my favorite bag! It's a Land's End canvas tote that has enough storage and pockets to house all my knitting and regular purse items on the go. One year my crafting group held a holiday party with a white elephant theme & I ended up with the biggest box which had it inside. Before I obtained this bag, I used to carry two bags plus my knitting project bag with me. It's been over a year since, it still stands well & it truly is like a Mary Poppins bag!

Can I borrow your...?

1. Project bag
2. Sunglasses + a purse hanger, perfect for keeping bags off the ground
3. ER pouch = bandages, contacts, PocketBac, gum + lip gloss
4. Notions
5. Needle case
6. Pens + Post-Its
7. My wallet (can't leave home without my CoffeeMia punch card!!)
8. Smartphone - besides it's typical uses, I also use it as a row counter.
9. Shopping bag or an extra project bag if needed

Close-up of needle case

Ready, Set, Go!

This is where I house all of my project bags. At the moment, all of them are filled with projects. I love having them organized this way. Easy to locate, plus it's become such a cute display! 

As you can see, I'm fairly organized. I've always been this way, just like my parents. In my opinion, it reduces stress and provides a clean space that allows me to create more freely. The only thing I tend to do is dump Miss Poppins out each day upon my table and leave it all sitting there until I get ready for the next day. So if ya ever want to come over for dinner, you just might end up with some notions on your plate...

Do you have a similar story? Leave your info, I'd love to hear about it! 

with peace, love, unity, and respect,
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


  1. love this! I think you're missing a lamp and espresso machine from your Mary Poppins bag... I'm pretty sure I've seen you pull those out of there before.


    need to gets me one of those CoffeeMia punchcards!

  2. I'm right there with Lisa ... I am in total awe right now! There is something about this post that lifts my spirits and totally inspires me! And that tote ... oi! I love it.

    And I totally love how Brain Slug is guarding your stash.

  3. WOW you are organized! Big pats on the back!

  4. @Angie

    oh my gosh! you're too funny! But it's so true! How would you like your espresso? ha!!


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