Friday, November 9, 2012

Time to organize!!

My needle and notion box is getting out of control and I usually can't find anything that I need or want.  Time to start organizing this little disaster zone!

Here is the box I have everything (well almost everything since there are some stray things scattered here and there) kept in.  It is a nice little box that I picked up at Joanne's or AC Moore a few years back.  I can't remember which one I bought it atl I just remember that I got it for something like 75% off!

Now check out the inside!  It looks like a disaster zone! The contents here need some serious reorganization!!

Here is another shot of the insides... 

Now I need to set aside some time to sort and tidy this all up.  I have all the packages for my circular needles (lots of those!) and the needles are all willy-nilly in the box and not in their proper cases.  I need to get those all separated out and then I need to go through them all and get them each back into their proper packages.  Then I need to figure out a good way to store them.  Is the best way to keep them in their packages?? Or is there some other, better way of organizing them??  Must be some good way to store these all.  Hmmm, need to research and think about this one!

I also have a lot of packages of double point needles that need to have some system of organization.  Right now they are all in their packages (mostly) and all sitting in the box.  Again, I need to search around for a good organization system for those.  Maybe I need to knit, crochet, or sew a needle case or needle roll for them all.  That would make for a nice way to store them all. 

I also have an old Pringles chip tube that I keep most of my straight knitting needles in.  I didn't get a picture of that but I think I may want to move those into a nice needle case/roll.  And I also have a bunch of crochet hooks - some in a plastic case and many loose in the box...

And I also have a whole bunch of stitch markers!  Some are really pretty ones and some are plain white rings.  Right now they are in all sorts of packages (as you can see in the pictures).  Some are in medicine bottles, old mint tins, and ziplock baggies.  I need to put together some way of keeping them all in one place and someplace where I see them and use them!  This looks like a really nice way to display them and I will likely make something like it for myself.  

Lastly I have my bookshelf full of books, papers and other crafting stuff.  More to tidy and organize...

These reorganization projects will make for some more blog posts for me so keep checking for updates on my organization projects!!


  1. For circulars, I bought a small accordian portfolio box. I labeled each section inside by size number. I keep the needles in their packages, and store them in the correct slot. My life has been so much better since I did that!

    1. Oh that is a good idea! And I actually have one of those kicking around the house!! Thanks!!