Maybe I’m an oddball, but organizing my craft space makes me almost as happy as doing the actual crafting. Sorting ribbon by color, stacking pretty fabrics, tucking buttons into their designated jars… all good stuff. The goal, for me, is to make things as functional and accessible as possible while maintaining a cohesive, beautiful space. I recently de-stashed a bunch of fabrics and trims, freeing up some space in my craft room, and kicking another round of organization into gear.
Fortunately, at about the same time, I was contacted to review the new Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Wall Manager. I had just the space in my craft room for the Wall Manager – a blank area between my awesome vintage shelving unit and the desk that holds all (well, some!!) of my fabric and trims. The bare space was looking awkward and I was happy to fill it with something that is not only stylish, but functional too.
The wall manager provides really handy storage for several of my sewing supplies that I use on a daily basis. A tool caddy holds some of my scissors and marking tools so that they are up out of the reach of little hands. There are several trays where I’ve stored clips and washi tape. The cork board will be great for pinning up notes or cute quotes or other bits of inspiration. I have a pretty file folder where I am sticking patterns that are in use or in the queue – it has been awesome to get them up off of my worktable, but separate from my massive pile of stored patterns. The little drawers are nifty for storing some of my rotary blades, snap setter, an extra measuring tape – things I’m always digging for when I need them. There is also a dry-erase board – I’m thinking this will be really useful for calculating measurements or taking notes for sewing tutorials. It’s even magnetic!
There are also these little hooks that slide into the accessory board – um, awesome!!! All of my rulers that take up space on my cutting table or get lost under a mound of fabric? I tied some strings on them and now they’re stored vertically up out of the way and easy to grab!
I love that I could also utilize a calendar with this wall system by installing the Magnetic Monthly Dry Erase Board (see my sample pic above?), but right now I’m loving the look of the cork board/blank dry erase board/accessory board combo.
The Wall Manager system is not only quick to install, it’s also easy to interchange the various boards and accessories that are available. There is some temporary adhesive on the back of the wall mount and a built-in level to position and hold the mount in place while you tap in the included micro nails. Then, you just slide your cork board, accessory panel, etc. onto the wall mount and snap your accessories onto that! Easy and interchangeable, both major bonuses when I’m decorating.
I think the Wall Manager is perfect in its space in my craft room! It adds to the decor and makes function look pretty, doesn’t it? Ahhhh, an organized and beautiful craft space – the perfect combination for MY creativity and productivity! See the whole sewing room tour here.
Comments & Reviews
Jenny T says
What do you use for your fabric organization? I’ve been trying to figure out something to use to store the scraps I have in bolts like that.
I store my small scraps in a lidded basket, but for these larger pieces of fabric – 1-3 yards, I use plastic fabric organizers – I wrote all about them here: https://thegirlinspired.com/2011/05/mission-reorganization-fabric-storage/. You can also use sheets of cardboard! Have fun!
I would put it in my entry way off the garage to collect everything when we get in every day