A little while ago I bought myself a spool organizer and I absolutely love it. I find it very inspiring and soothing to see all my spools and bobbins in almost rainbow order. Not to mention it keeps them better organized. Today we were all very mellow-the weather was cold and dreary and we were tired out after Tabby’s birthday party yesterday. So I undertook a little sewing area reorganization. I sorted through all my trims and bias tapes (apparently I have a zillion packages) and I found a good way to organize/store/take better care of the ribbons and trim. I took part of a cardboard box and wrapped them around it and pinned or taped the end. I also did this with the loose bias tape. Voila! So much better. I’d love to have it out somewhere where I can gaze at it all the time, but I put it neatly in one of the sewing tins. I also sorted out all the elastic, pins, snaps, and needles.
Before I embarked on this organization I had sewn up some flannel pants for Tabby. I had cut the pieces out over a week ago and this was my first chance to sew it together. In the meantime I had already made her a pillowcase and her doll some pants out of the same fabric. Well, now they can all be matchy-matchy because the pants are complete.
And, once I saw all my organized trims and notions I knew the perfect way to finish them off: pink piping along the bottom!
And I have to say, I bought this fabric at Wal-Mart (I know) for $4/yard and it is some of the nicest, softest flannel I have ever felt. Plus the puppies are adorable. So, for $4 pants, doll pants, and pillowcase. Not too bad!