Organizing paint chips and fabric swatches

A few days ago if you were to look in the bottom of my bag you would have seen a big pile of paint chips and fabric swatches. And from time to time you would be able to see pictures of things that I had hoped to find in our travels…complete with dimensions and all. Yes, some would call me crazy(and slightly obsessive) but I would like to think of it as being prepared and ready to find a deal at a moments notice. Although I was prepared with this big pile of color it was far from being organized.So the other day I decided to make a little fabric book to hold all of my paint chips, fabric swatches and decorating ideas.Now I am one step closer to getting my life organized…or at least my bag.How do you organize all of your paint chips? Any other great ideas for me?

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  1. Your little fabric book couldn’t be cuter! Great idea to have with you, because you never know when inspiration will hit when you’re out at the stores!

  2. Do you have a pattern or tutorial to make the little organizer? It is sooo cute!
    Thanks, Diane

  3. This is such a cute idea! =)
    I think your organizer would be great for coupons also!

  4. I absolutely love this! a pattern would be great cause I don’t think I could replicate this and have it looking so good on my own.

  5. Wonderful idea. I do love it. What did you use for the plastic inserts? I was wonderfing if I could use journaling plastic sleeves from scrapbooking? thanks for sharing this great idea.

  6. This is so adorable…and practical. I hate searching through my purse to find fabric swatches that have been crammed in the bottom. I think this would be great too if you’re planning a birthday party or shower to have inspiration pics, fabric swatches, or scrapbook page scraps so you could match up colors and or patterns. I hate getting to the store, finding a clearence set of plates but not knowing if they are the right shade of blue, ugh!

    luv your 2littlehooligans tag too, where did you find them?

  7. Love this. Hope you do a tutorial or pattern. I can see so many uses for this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I need one of these! Any chance a tutorial or pattern is coming?

  9. This is pure genius, Christina! I could have used this so many times lately (ahem, can we say “totally wrong shade and out-of-place kitchen paint color” anyone?). I hope you do a tutorial too because I SO need to make one of these!

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