When organizing I like to keep the small things that bring a smile. Things like pattern pieces, blue guns, and a bloody plastic razor blade. Then you visit don’t be surprised by an orange car in the silverware drawer.
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Or an orange car in the silverware drawer. Think about how many times you open the silverware drawer. One hundred times or more a week? It can be a couple of months opening and closing the drawer not thinking about anything except, “I hope dinner doesn’t burn!” I think that often. But then there’s that time I open the drawer and smile. I remember car covered in dust as my son’s hands move it through the dirt.
By the way, my son is now 42 years old!
I have moved more times than I want to admit, but the orange car remains in the silverware drawer.
So as I fill my sewing storage box it too holds small mementos. And look at all the compartments for mementos and sewing supplies. I found this box at the thrift store in Carbondale, CO during our road trip. It was a whopping $10!
This is my sewing stuff. While organizing my craft room I dumped sewing into two 12 by 8-inch bins.
Now that I found a cool sewing storage box, I’m filling it with sewing supplies AND mementos. Like the plastic “blood” covered razor blade. Part of a Halloween costume. A blue plastic army man gun. A “handmade for my special little boy” tag that was removed from a shirt when he was 4. It itched. There even a memento of my past, a Barbie doll pattern for a dress.
My mom’s handmade pincushion made when she was in school will now stay in the sewing box…instead of stored in a cardboard box rarely seen.
Ideas for sewing storage boxes from Amazon.
Now to figure out what drawer to keep a 6-foot crocheted clown.
How do you store your mementos? What type of storage boxes do you use?