Friday, 11 September 2015

Listing on a new level

I love lists! I know lots of you do. I decided I wanted to make a list that would help me decide what to do next rather than an endless wish list of things I want to make. So I made this:

A sewing list that helps you move around your priorities. It has four pockets for prompt cards - now, next, soon and maybe. It was a bit tricky to photograph so here are some close ups.

I am going to get my mum to measure me properly and note down my sizes. I agree with the phrase too. Size doesn't matter - but I will add 'fit does'.

I gathered together a desk of sewing ephemera and bits of tat from my scrapbooking stash then found an unopened accordion book from way back because it made a good base. The top hangs by a measuring tape loop.

Next I made pockets from a sheet of  vintage sewing scrapbook paper. I had been doing that stupid thing where I was saving it because I didn't want to cut it.

I also found a ribbon rose and some ceramic flowers to decorate it. In the end I enjoyed cutting up the paper and mounting the vintage dress images. Finally, I cut up some note cards from bits lying around by the computer, then I had a jolly good think about what needed doing first. Like right now.

Here it is in it's final resting place right above my machine. Will it help me finish those WIP's and stop me from starting any new projects? - we'll see! I know a few blog friends who would love one of these. A yarn themed one would be nice too decorated with crochet flowers.

Thanks for looking I hope you are having a good week.

Ps: thanks for your kind words for Little M, it made her smile.
 Jo xx


  1. I fancy one of those. Thing is, it would end up being used to keep school letters, receipts and assorted (mostly useless) papers. x

  2. That's a lovely list to make & useful too x

  3. Dear Jo
    What a great idea - I must make one! I have several projects on the go and it would be so useful to have a prompt like this. Thank you very much for the idea.
    Best wishes

  4. What a useful idea. I am a list maker too I have numerous note books all for different purposes, but something like this is much more visual.

  5. Now that is impressive, you have surpassed yourself. I am a great fan of a list, but that is amazing.

  6. Brilliant! Plus, added benefit of your list staring you in the face instead of hidden away in a notebook somewhere, besides this being so beautiful!

  7. This is lovely, we are all green with envy now!

  8. What a brilliant idea! It looks really lovely as well as being so practical!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  9. Brilliant! [I laughed when I noted the comments above that stole my thunder, but I must echo them anyway :)] Thanks for sharing your pretty and practical idea, Jo. Wishing you and yours a happy weekend as well. xx

  10. Beautifully listing on many levels!!! Hope you enjoy it! Hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  11. Inspirational listing. And good to know that you have something lined up for the project after the project after the project....

  12. Fab Jo i am inspired to orgnise my room now i hae read your post...thank you!
    best ash x

    1. I knew you would like one of these, I just knew it! Jo x

  13. You are brilliant! This is a great idea.

  14. This is such a good idea. I do love a list. I'd be lost without them.