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    Fabric Storage – Mini Bolts of Fabric

    So, I saw this AMAZING tip on another blog through pinterest on how to store fabric in an organized manner on the cheap. It’s from Maggie at ‘Smashed Peas and Carrots,’ located at SmashedPeasandCarrots.com.

    I’ve been trying to get more organized lately, and tackling my fabric pile was on my list. I’ve got fabric in random piles, unfolded all over the house, and I needed to calm it down.

    So, I saw that link from above, and thought it was a great idea. The lady uses comic boards to organize and fold her fabric as mini bolts, and then she stores hers on a book shelf. I actually bought a filing cabinet for this purpose, but really I bet you could pick any type of storage unit you wanted and it would probably work.

    I bought my comic boards from Amazon on the cheap- I got 100 for about $8.50, with Prime Shipping. Mine were from Ultra Pro Comic Silver Age Boards, sized 7 x 10.5, which was perfect for all of my fabric (which I think was a standard 45 inches, I believe, although I’m not sure. Typical JoAnn’s fabric width) to be folded width wise in quarters, and then folded on the board.

    Here’s what you need:

    total materials

    Just fabric and comic boards. I imagine some of you already have both lying around the house.

    From here, fold your fabric width-wise, so it’s a long strip. Then, place a comic board on one end.

    placement one

    Fold the fabric over around the comic board.

    placement two

    Keep folding until you reach the end.

    placement three

    Then either pin the end, or leave it hanging. I left mine hanging. I wasn’t too worried, since it will be stored in a filing cabinet,

    placement four

    Keep going until you’re finished folding all your fabric. Look how tidy that looks. It’s so cute, I love it.

    placement five

    Then, just store as wanted! I put mine in a drawer of my filing cabinet. Now you’re done!

    finished

     

    Just look at that. So cute. So organized. I just love it. You can see all the patterns, it’s folded nicely, and it keeps my numbers in check. Filing both drawers is officially my limit. I can’t buy any that won’t fit in the drawer- then I’ll have to use some before I can add more. It’ll force me to do projects, you know?

    If you want to see my Fabric Storage Filing Cabinet that I put this fabric in, and how I quickly remade it, check here!

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    Fabric Storage – Filing Cabinet Remake

    I’ve been looking for a way to organize and storage my ever-increasing fabric pile.

    So, when I found a clean, functioning filing cabinet at Goodwill for only $8, I bought it. It felt like destiny.

    file cabinet price

    I figured I’d just quickly update it to my decor.
    Here’s the before:

    file cabinet start

    Now, here’s what I did.
    First, remove drawers and hardware. Then, spray paint base. I kept mine black, but gave it a touch-up coat of paint. I used my favorite black spray paint- it has a primer built in, so I didn’t need to do any extra prep work.

    Spraypaintchoice

    Spray paint drawers. I picked gold. I’m obsessed with black and gold decor. I think part of it is my PIttsburgh origins, and park is my commitment to gold as high fashion ritzy. I just feel fancier.

    drawer painted

    Let everything dry. Then put it back together- screw the hardware back on, add the drawers again, etc.

    finished cabinet

    TADA!

    For PART II of Fabric Storage, visit this link.
    It shows how I actually organized the fabric itself in this filing cabinet.

     

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    DIY Pizza Pillow!

    A few months ago, I had the perfect idea for a Christmas present for one of my best friends.

    I decided on a veggie pizza slice pillow, because she and I have a shared love of pizza, and because she is a vegetarian! I made sure to ask her favorite toppings in a sneaky way (I just flat out asked ‘what are your favorite pizza toppings?’), so that they would be put on the pillow.

    Thus, the pizza pillow was born!

    DIY tutorial to follow in the future, as I make more for my Etsy shop!

    For now, just enjoy this picture of the pillow from my instagram!

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    Lady Loki Cosplay

    Here’s a quick snap of my Lady Loki costume from Halloween.

    I will be releasing DIY tutorials on how I made separate parts, along with real pictures and a walk-throughDIY .

    Hang in there!

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