A while ago, I detailed how I organize my Pattern Stash, here. Over the years, I have probably collected, and received from others, over 200 patterns. I still use the same method I blogged about back then, but now I also have a photo of each of my patterns on my iPad. Always at my fingertips!
I find this way I can easily browse through all my pattern drawings and the information on the back. After I have made a decision on which pattern I want to use I move to my banker box and pull the pattern instructions and pieces out.
My fabric stash is long overdue for some sort of organizing.
This way, if I am looking for 3 metres of fabric, I can see all my 3 metre lengths in one folder on my laptop/iPad, before I go to my “3 metre” storage box and pick it out … or run to the fabric store because I have nothing suitable! LOL!
Let me add I have tried “Evernote” and at the start it was wonderful. The problem is – both times I have tried it, once recently and once a year or two ago, it would crash when I tried syncing my iPad with my laptop – and considering I carry my iPad everywhere with me, I need something more reliable than that.
So speaking of the Fabric Stash – I went to Vancouver this weekend to visit my sister and shop at two fabric stores! *BIG SMILE!* What did I see? More importantly, what did I buy? MORE FABRIC!! Even my sister, the one of the previously blogged about “Sister’s Sewing Projects” found some lovely fabric.
We also wandered through three antique stores in the cute and quaint Village of Fort Langley. I was obviously on the look-out for vintage or antique sewing-related items. I wandered through the shops searching. Let’s play the same game – wander through, how many sewing-related items can you see here?
How many did you find?
Unfortunately my weekend was over – time to go home. A lovely visit – Thank you! and a lovely BC Ferry ride!