Thursday, January 24, 2008

Organization


Another button to share....
I was over at a friend's house and her husband has his own business. It's a T-shirt business with lots of different orders for colors, sizes, embroidery and different team names, etc. He has what I think is a great way to organize his orders. One wall is mirrored doors. He put up suction cups, with a clip on each one. Each clip holds a large plastic bag, big enough to hold regular 8 1/2 by 11 papers. The papers for each order hang in one of these bags.

My "sewing room" is a bedroom, and it's not very big. But it DOES have mirrored closet doors. I like to enter contests and competitions - it seems the deadlines and the ideas really motivate me to do some of my best work. I don't always have lots of time, so the deadlines are really important to have posted somewhere. Well, I borrowed his idea - I print the guidelines for whatever it is I'm entering, put them in a bag, write the deadline date in big red letters and tape it to the glass door. With just a glance I can see when something's due and if I need to include the thread or beads I used (for future reference), I can just toss those in the bag too. For some reason, if it's laying flat somewhere in that room, it just gets covered up with fabric, threads, beads or drawings - imagine that! Just thought I'd pass this along...

I'm currently working on some proposals to submit to a book and also want to do something for the pincushion competition, so there's not a lot to show so far....
Happy stitching,
Lin Moon

4 comments:

Candi said...

What a great idea:) That can be used for a lot of things.
HUGZ:)
Candi

freebird said...

That is a good idea as you are right. Projects get covered up by newer ones or mixed up together which is worse.

Susan said...

That's a great organizational tip. Mirrored closet doors happen to be one thing we *do* have in the 5th wheel. I'm not sure how Paul will feel about me taping things to them, though. We'll see. =)

Tell us more about the book, when you can.

KV said...

I love your oriental buttons!


Kathy V in NM