Here's a little craft room tip I thought I'd share. My husband had bought about 5 of these magnetic strips from Ikea a long time ago. He was planning on using them in the garage (they're really intended for storing chef's knives). I snagged one for my sewing room.
Not sure about anyone else with kids, but needles and scissors and lots of small doodads don't really mix with well with my girls. I was always trying to find a good place to hide them and keep them secure, but also keep them close at hand. So here's what I came up with! They're super cheap at Ikea, so if you have one near you swing by and pick one up in the kitchen department. I put my bobbins, scissors, some needles, safety pins and even my zipper foot all nicely stored up and out of the way, yipee!