Thursday, February 24, 2011

Much Ado About Nothing

I've been having fun playing with my collection of Birdcages. The gold owl is a gift my brother and I went in together, as teenagers, to buy for our mom. I'm now the proud owner. Thanks, Steve!! : )
And please don't ask me what year that was because I have Alzheimer's now and can't remember...(liar, liar, pants on fire)...Oh, the vanity!!! I'm still trying to organize my fabrics. This below, is really storage for shoes, but it works nicely for all my polka-dot and floral fabrics. It's freestanding with a metal frame and came from Target.
Below, is a shelf in my laundry room. I got the hanging basket-shelves from Ross.
(On) the shelf are six plastic shoe containers . When fabrics are just stacked vertically on a shelf, they all fall over when pulling out a selection. I really like this system, which I saw somewhere else once...don't remember where now. Thanks anonymous person. : )
I hope you're all doing well these days. I don't get around blogland like I used to, and won't be able to for a couple more days. Take care-------ML


ByTheSea said...

I am organizing fabrics also.. yikes they can get away from you.. I miss your posts.. but I certainly understand.. I have had a hard time getting back into it. You take care of yourself I hope you are doing well.


GrandmaBev said...

Great job on organizing your fabrics. It seems a never ending job to keep things organized so you can find what you need.

Lorraine said...

It's always fun to get organized. Wish I could get organized, but right now I am doing good if I get the dishes done!

marie said...

The organized fabrics are so pretty! You have a wonderful assortment of colors ~ love all the polka dots!

You're very good at playing with birdcages and you have some really nice ones to play with. Love the little birdies inside them and the gold owl is really fun! What a treasure and what a sweet memory!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so neat and organized - you did good. :D
Enjoy your weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Meant to add - I really like your birdcages. Coffee never kicked in this morning. :)

Liz said...

I think I"m jealous of your organization. Maybe someday when I'm like 60 I can get on top of things like that!


Your bird cages are a fun collection.
Great way to store and see your fabrics.

Erin said...

Have fun organizing your fabrics! Love your bird cages and owls.

Sara Shoemaker said...

oooh it's all so pretty and organized! I love it! and I'm totally in love with your new header. You should send that picture to me and I'll edit it for fun! pictures like that are the best to edit :) I can't wait to visit and see all this hard work you've been doing myself! love you mom!


Scrappi Sandi said...

That gold owl is gorgeous... need something like him to sit on the radiator cover in our hallway!!

I love seeing your organisation tips...that shoe tidy is just perfect!!

Wishing you a great weekend ♥

Mimi Sue said...

Great ideas! My fabrics are totally helter skelter. They need to get organized! I'm thinking that owl is from the late 60's. We were 2 or 3 then weren't we? Mimi

Mimi said...

Love your birdcages, I also have a few I adore!!!
you have some fabulous fabrics!!
And the way you organize them makes life so much easier!!!
Great ideas!!
You must be having fun doing something!!
hugs 2 U,

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary-lou, Love all your birdcages . . always coming up with unique decor, looks great. Blessings, Sandy:O)

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Aaaaaah! I NEED to get my sewing area in shape. It exploded all over the up stairs and is slowing creeping into other parts of the house!( did you ever see better off dead? The green slimy stuff the mom makes for dinner? It slowly creeps off the plates... that's my sewing mess, across the landing down the
Yours is looking great! Love the bird cages.I have a thing for owls...
Enjoy your week end

Sandy said...

I love the hanger with the fabric! You know what would I was thinking, all of my vintage tablecloths would go in something like that.....hmmmm....thanks for posting this! I am always amazed at what us crafters can use everyday items for! :)

Scrap for Joy said...

I really like the way you have used the shoe organizer for you can see at a glance what you have. I love polka dots...just sayin'
I was happy to read that you want to start making things for your Etsy shop are so creative ML...I want to be just like you when I grow up! LOL!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Great fabric organization! I need to get back to fabric and such....but I still haven't dug the sewing machine out of the pile of junk it's under! :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

All those bird cages are amazing!

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