6 Great Ideas for Organising Your Craft Space

6 Great Ideas for Organising Your Craft Space - The Oz Material Girls

It's the start of a fantastic new year and I've decided to expand my horizons...from the comfort of my favourite (only?) couch. For those that haven't had the pleasure of e-meeting me, I'm Rachael from Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow and I've been invited over here to do a spot of blogging for The Oz Material Girls.

If you're anything like me then you always start the new year with a bright, shiny list of goals. Some are a little fanciful: "Play guitar with Dave Grohl", others are more realistic: "Learn to play guitar", but there is one that finds its way onto my list every year..."Organise my craft space".

I love the idea of the gorgeous craft spaces I've seen during my late night, wine-fuelled stalkings of Pinterest, but find many to be a little beyond the limits of my talent/time/bank account. Here is a list of my more practical and mostly budget-friendly solutions for organising my knick-knacks, gadgets and sewing doohickeys.

Tip 1 - Use a rubber band to store your bobbin and thread. Not only does it keep the threads in place, it's also a great way of making sure bobbin and spool remain together, forever, happily every after.
Use a rubber band to keep bobbin and spool together
Use a rubber band to keep bobbin and spool together
Tip 2 - Store sewing machine accessories in compartment boxes (e.g. beading boxes). This is a great way to neatly store your sewing machine feet, machine needles and other accessories.  Label the box lid to make it even easier to find what you're looking for.

Use a beading box to store sewing machine feet
Use a compartment box to store sewing machine feet
Label the lid
Label the lid
It's a great way to store needles too
It's a great way to store needles too
Tip 3 - Organise patterns in plastic pockets or large envelopes. This is a great way to keep all the bits and pieces of your project in one place. E.g. pattern pieces, instructions, zips, buttons, fabric, elastic etc.

Use envelopes or plastic pockets for patterns and projects
Use envelopes or plastic pockets for patterns and projects
Tip 4 - Keep often used gadgets within easy reach with these practical, eye-catching embroidery hoops. This great project is quick, easy and affordable to make. You can find a tutorial here: Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow Embroidery Hoop Organiser Tutorial.


Tip 5 - Small knick-knacks can live in fabric bowls made from your favourite scraps. My hexie bowls are a lovely addition to the craft room and do a great job of housing my Clover Wonderclips, pattern weights, rubber bands and many more bits and pieces. The Hexie Bowl pattern is available through Patterns Only here: Hexie Bowl PDF Pattern.

Small knick-knacks love to call a fabric bowl home
Small knick-knacks love to call a fabric bowl home
Tip 6 - Nails/Hooks/Pegs can keep scissors and cutters within your easy reach (and out of reach of others). It's not the most beautiful solution out there but this shelf, with it's scissor storage underneath, was a breath of fresh air for my craft room. It frees up bench space, keeps everything close by and stops my all-too-regular "where did I just put those dang scissors?" dance.

Hooks/nails/pegs keep scissors within reach.
Hooks/nails/pegs keep scissors within reach.
A shelf for easy storage
It may be small, but this shelf is a mighty addition to my craft room.
There you have it. A small peek into my craft room and a few of my more nifty storage solutions. What handy little hints and tips do you have for organising your craft space?

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For the Nursery!

For the Nursery

How gorgeous would these fabrics be in a nursery! Designed by Concord House for Springs, they are perfect for both baby boys and girls. Soft pastel pink and grey, and blue and grey tones completethis beautiful range. View the full range Nursery Fabric Range

Now available in meterage and also FQ bundles!

Have you heard about our monthly Customer Creations Giveaway. Show off creations you have made using fabrics purchased from us and go into the draw to win an awesome prize. Click on the picture and join our VIP Facebook Group to enter 

My Creation


Happy Stitching

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So many New Arrivals!

Look What's New !
With the start of a new year brings fabulous new fabrics to our store.
Here are just a few of what we have recently listed

First up is the stunning fabric range Make a Wish range by Camelot

Make a Wish Fabric by Camelot
 Make a Wish Fabric by Camelot

How about these gorgeous licensed Disney knits - 95% cotton/ 5% Spandex...imaging the squeal from your little one when you make them something out of one of these!

Disney Knits

And as always we have awesome sales on our website and also in our VIP Facebook Group!

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Customer Creations

 
 One of the highlights of our day at The Oz Material Girls is seeing what our very talented customers are creating with our fabrics
Here are some of this weeks creations....aren't they all gorgeous!
 
 


Have you created something using our fabric! Be sure to join our VIP Facebook group where you can show them off and go into our monthly Customer Creations Giveaway!

VIP Facebook Group

 
 
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Princess Tea Party - C4AC




 
We are thrilled to have been involved with this years Collabration for a Cause and have been involved with 2 amazing submissions. 
This is the first one, The Princess Tea Party - this amazing charity collaboration to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation between Louise and Judy from The Oz Material Girls, Crystal from Crystal Leigh Creations and Kay from We Can Quilt It Designs.Together we have created this One of a Kind set any young girl would be thrilled to own, from the Princess Tea Party range. This will be auctioned over on the C4AC page starting 24th -26th July
We would love you to visit and bid on this gorgeous creation - you can do this by clicking on these links
Princess Tea Party
We had so much fun doing the photoshoot for this auction with the gorgeous Leah, who was the perfect Princess  - here a few pictures :)











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Giveaway Time!

Are you on instagram?
Do you love FABRIC giveaways?

Then come on over and enter for your chance to win this gorgeous FQ Bundle delivered to your door. Just click on the picture to go to our instagram page
Good luck!

You can also purchase this bundle here

 Giveaway Time!

Did you know we LAYBY?
For orders over $50, you will be given the option at checkout
 The Oz Material Girls

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Make a Wish !!!


 Make a Wish Fabric

Fairies dance at the bottom of the garden near the hedgerow where tall dandelions float waiting for a wish to be made. Close your eyes, blow it's magic seeds gently into the breeze and 
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How would you like to win a FQ bundle of this gorgeous Make a Wish fabric by Lewis and Irene ! Winner will receive a fat quarter of each of the 8 designs shown

Click on the picture to enter!
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