One of my summer goals is to plow through several patterns and projects I have laying around. Am I the only one who picks up sewing patterns and fabric, or knitting patterns and yarn, and then let's them sit around for a couple years?
I know I'm not. It's a time honored family tradition that runs deep down my maternal line.
As I was thinking about why I don't get as many projects I want done, I realized that one of my biggest hurdles is that when I had the urge to work on a project, I couldn't easily find the pattern. The digging through piles and web pages to find the patterns cut into my crafting drive.
Decorated binders with clear sleeves inside have helped.
I grabbed a run-of-the-mill one inch binder, little scrapbooking paper, some letter stickers, buttons, embroidery floss, two strips of ribbon, and some clear vinyl sleeves.
If you're more organizationally minded than me, you could put in dividers for different types of patterns - knitting versus sewing, or pants vs. skirts, etc. I didn't bother.
It's progress enough that my patterns are in one place now. A box would work too but I like flipping through and it works well since so many of my patterns are printed from the internet now.
Will that Barcelona skirt make it's way to the top of the list now? We will see. It's in line behind the Hourglass Sweater I started a couple years ago (sleeves attached, yoke to finish), the Juliet sweater that's almost done, the Debbie Bliss baby shrug for my niece Ella that I started this week, and a Heather Ross Medocino sundress for Ella and hopefully me too.
Time to get back to work!