Another sewing SOLUTION: I have an old (40's) sewing table. I took the sewing machine out of it, and plan to put a recessed storage area in there when I get a chance. In the meantime, I have skirted the table so it looks like a relativelty normal piece of furniture. That way it doesn't look like my dining room is serving two purposes, which those darn decorating/organizing shows say is a no-no.
Anyway, I store my sewing machine under the table and little sewing odds and ends in the drawer. You might be able to find one of these at the Salvy or somewhere cheap and make an attractive piece of furniture out of it. My GM's looked like cherry and wasquite attractive.
Organize bedroom SOLUTION: Honestly, that stuff isn't in my bedroom, but I also have only one child (for now) in a large home. I would try to keep it out of my bedroom, because that should be your sanctuary (Ha! I HOPE mine will be relaxing enough to be considered a sanctuary some day.)
Is there any way you can get that stuff out of your bedroom?
But if I did have to put those things in my bedroom, this is probably what I would do-
~pictures- store in picture boxes under the bed or on a shelf until I could organize them better, then put in acid free albums. Keep only the ones that are important, with my family in them, etc.
~hair things- I would just keep these all together in one of those see-through zippered bags that Bath and Body Works-ype products come in, or in infant/toddler sized shoe boxes (lids off) in the top drawer of my dresser.
~Cards- I have one of those books that is an address book/monthly date reminders that has pockets in each month for cards. I love it, and it goes in the drawer with the rest of my household books.
~Wrapping paper- Either one of those plastic boxees specially made for paper, o you can make a really nice over-the-door wrapping paper organizer out of fabric. (I saw it on *ugh* Martha a long time ago and it looked like a good ides. Actually, this has inspired me to make one and put it on the back of the door leading to my basement, thus freeing up room in a closet.)
WANTED: Tips for organizing all my various fabric for sewing.