Just to the left of the hutch, I have my tiny scraps. They're sorted by color -- red/pink/purple, blue, green, orange/yellow, black/white/gray, and brown/multi. I have kept tiny scraps for about the last 8 months, so I can make cute little cards out of them. Check my "Other Projects" page for more info about that!
My sewing machine has been such a great (little) investment! I needed a new sewing machine, and before I had any aspirations to pattern design, I didn't have much moolah for a new machine. My mom is a sewing machine snob (*cough cough* in the nicest way!! but she definitely has ideas about sewing machines), so she didn't really love my choice, but it was the BEST decision for me. My first project was a set of towels for my little guys with their initials on them. Remember how I didn't have much money? Well, I just used towels we already had... because Joel and I got about 12 sets of towels when we got married! My little machine has served me so, so well! I've learned how to Free Motion Quilt on it, and how to machine applique, and even designed my first quilt patterns on it. :) I know a better machine would be much nicer -- the stitch quality isn't the best, and I'd love to have a blanket stitch on my next machine -- but it was exactly what we could afford at the time. For my next machine, I'm totally saving my shekels for a Bernina, and I'm content to say that it will happen one day.
Some other plans we have -- someday -- are to paint the walls, add another shelf or two, and put in some hardwood floors (engineered or otherwise, we haven't decided yet). But for today, right now -- I think it's just about perfect!
* Claiming things on the side of the road is family lore. Joel's family was on a vacation once when he was little, and saw a roll of insulation fly off the back of a truck. Since it was blocking part of the road, they pulled to the side so they could move it. A second pickup pulled up behind them, and the guy who'd been driving sprinted for the insulation, shouting, "I SEEN IT FIRST!" While my in-laws looked on with mouths wide open, he grabbed the insulation, threw it in the back of his truck, and sped away. I guess it might have been highway robbery? We still laugh about it all the time, and "I seen it first" is what we say whenever we claim something -- usually chocolate!