Thursday, September 30, 2010

French Press Cozy

Charles has wanted one of these for years! And I have been putting it off, until now. This was really easy to make, and now that I made it, I feel silly for putting it off for so long.
I have organized most of my scraps in 2 piles. One that is as unorganized as ever, and one with strips. It was so nice to be able to just look through useable strips and choose the ones I wanted!
It's a benefit from doing the circlequilt. While cutting scraps for that, I am also cutting 5'' squares - they then don't count as scraps anymore - and setting strips aside. It makes my scrap box(es) much easier to manage!

Edited to add:
These are my scrap boxes, I like this kind because they are stackable and they have lids. I got them from IKEA :)
The 2 larger boxes have all my unsorted scraps, and the smaller one has my strips. I have 4 of the smaller boxes. One has WIP (fast becoming a UFO) in it, one has my thread, one has the last bits of favorite prints and then there's the one with the strips.
The 2 larger boxes was once sorted in cool and warm colors - but that didn't last long!
So...this is how I have my scraps. I then have a small stack of 5'' charms in my fabric cupboard - but they are not really scraps, right?!

6 comments:

Alex said...

This is so cute!
You sound like me with my camera strap, we are both wondering why we didn't do this sooner?!!

Exuberant Color said...

I have my scraps semi-organized too. The strips are always in a separate box from the others. It makes it easier when we have an instant idea!

Tonya said...

Love the French Press cozy. I have always wanted one, need to look into that so I can make a pretty cozy too : D

sewjournal.com said...

Your cafetiere cover is cute. It's funny but Jenny of Elefantz made one the other day too. You can see it here: http://www.elefantz.com/2010/09/cafetiere-my-newest-shabby-roses-design.html

ladydi said...

I love those see through boxes for fabric. That way you can see which box you need to dig through without opening them all. Good for you for getting organized!

ladydi said...

I love those see through boxes for fabric. That way you can see which box you need to dig through without opening them all. Good for you for getting organized!