Monday, March 25, 2013

Note Books for Everything

With the computer we can now copy off what we need want at a touch of a button. I am a long time paper collector, but used a file cabinet and file folders for my stash.   
Now, with just a push of a button, paper rolls off the printer, piling up on the floor, the desk top and every tiny spot paper will fit.
Since I love, love to sew, most of what I collect are patterns. Known as E-Patterns.
My solution has been note books.  
I print off the pattern twice, so I have one to keep and one to cut out and use. No tracing for me if I can prevent it.
 This is the notebook for my machine embroidery. I use the print out's for marking a placement. Again, extra copies are made and stored in a notebook.
Yet another notebook with samples of stabilizers and instructions for using those stabilizers.
The notebooks are then put on a bookcase. I have a lot of different notebooks and they do make things easier for me since I tend to dabble in so many different projects.


  1. I should do that also as I am always printing something off the computer and have the papers all over the place. What a mess and not in any order. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. This is a great idea....I don't know how it happens, but my craft stuff is always a mess....even though i try different things to organize it!

  3. Good idea! I just wish I could conquer my paper patterns. I just don't have the room that I need to do what I want. LOL