While (again) going through flossandfibro’s, formerly myknitsandpearls, blog, I found some great cross-stitching organization ideas of hers. Might I say I should give her a big thanks for the help I’ve gotten from her posts about grime guards, needle minders, and now organizing?! [7/11/16 UPDATE: She made a more recent post on craft organization here!]
I’ve been using this ratty looking (tote) bag to store my Past, Present, Forever kit materials. Since it’s a one compartment bag, I have had to constantly dig through the bag to get what I wanted. I would say the bag itself is a decent size. As you can see though, there’s not quite enough space for the charts and aida cloth.
To be fair, I probably would have an easier time finding things if I cleared out the items that I didn’t need. I kept some of the smaller items stored in what was left of the original plastic casing of the Past, Present, Forever kit. I haven’t removed the extra markers and colored pencils because I didn’t know which was the best to use to highlight the boxes I completed for the charts. Thankfully, I can get rid of them now.
For the two other projects I’ve put off to the side, I use an old JanSport backpack and a plastic bag. These projects require a smaller amount of materials especially floss, so I don’t feel as tasked to change how I store them.
Love, love, love JanSport backpacks! I always love their stitched in pencil/pen holders.
I might put this bag to good use. It seems like a good size for projects, and it has lots of pockets :). I’ll probably end up throwing the blue tote bag out and use this bag instead from now on.
I’m considering getting a DMC StitchBow travel bag after reading about it in flossandfibro/myknitsandpearls’ blog, but I can’t justify getting one with the bags I have shown above. The system I use isn’t “broken”, the travel bag would just “enhance” how I store things, and I don’t like the blue and yellow color combination (blegh!) on the bag sold on Amazon particularly!
Oh, in the middle of clearing out the tote bag, I found this:
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve had cut these strips to thread my needles :). What a throwback! I figure I had that random, old note card in the bag too to make more strips.
Fellow cross-stitchers of WordPress, how do you store your cross-stitch materials? For those of whom have used the StitchBow travel bag, would you recommend it?