Here we have another installment on how I organize my sewing projects.
To see the first installment click here
This is the note book I keep all my sewing projects in.
It is a standard 3 ring notebook with vinyl cover The vinyl cover allows you to slide in a paper of your choice to help identify the contents....or to just make attractive.
I used some scrapbook paper by Cosmo Cricket called " Material Girl"
How could I possibly resist that?
Inside my notebook I store my:
1. Personal Croquie,
2. My measurement form along with family members forms
4. Completed projects - which get filed towards the back
5. Fabric Swatches from stash
For my fabric swatches I use index cards and I record :
1. Yardage amount
2. Fiber content and washing instructions
3. Store where purchased
4. How much I payed and saved if on sale
5. Date of purchase
I also keep "Preferred measurements" cards in my notebook as well, but I will leave that for another post:)
The advantages to using a system like this, is that it removes the fear and clutter from my brain. The fear of course being that I will forget some project and the clutter.....well the less said about that the better-lol
Once it goes into the notebook I can move onto more designing and creating. When I am ready to add a project into the rotation I look through my notebook and decide what is appropriate for the season, and difficulty level I am currently willing to add to the mix. It also provides a record of techniques, interfacing and alterations, which is very useful when doing a similar project.
In general I have 3-4 projects going at time. This generally means that one is in pattern stage, one is in construction and one is handwork intensive. When I am working on a project it gets removed from the notebook and pinned to my bulletin board.
I challenge you to try this with 3 projects. Download the form, or make one yourself, fill them out and see if you don't feel a sense of calm:)
Comment about your results and I will do a random drawing for a custom note book give-away