(do forgive me if you have seen some this all before on instagram, there are pictures you haven’t seen promise)…!
All those tiny bits and bobs…where to keep them, so they are handy but tidy?
I keep my thread in 4 wire cake stands, my talented other half (toh) painted them for me…
Three above and number four below…
I keep my patterns (many of them vintage) in my restored, and professionally spray painted, in my favourite colour, old filing cabinet.
It was a christmas present from the Toh.
A ‘to do’ job at the top of my list is to sort them out into categories, so I don’t have to search through the whole lot to find a skirt pattern…I would simply look under skirts..easy peasy.
I keep my stash of small scraps in a vintage cupboard I painted myself…(makes a change?)
Small scraps are defined as ‘can i make a pocket out of it?’ if yes it goes in the cupboard. These are all roughly FQ size.
My buttons are sorted in to jars and sit on a shelf unit, that sits on my worktop.
Vintage wallpaper and pattern tracing paper is kept in my vintage basket trolley, yes it was restored and painted by the Toh!
Handy bits and bobs that I need whilst sewing are on a trolley that tucks under the worktop.
.. another TOH restoration, using paint and sticky back plastic.
Can you can see it tucked under the worktop in this birds eye view…?
and just incase you missed it…..
Lace and zips and ribbons and interfacing and trims are all kept in vintage vanity cases, collected from boot fairs over the years…The unit was made to fit by the one and only Toh.
Large fabric pieces and spare yarn for crocheting is kept in a large wardrobe from ikea.
It has those handy sliding baskets …it is crammed…and unattractive but so very useful.
I just shut the doors, but I’m thinking it really does need a de-clutter?
Magazines storage can be seen in this pic too…
Talented other half built me a made to measure unit just for mags…his idea not mine!
Reading this back, it dawns on me… what would I do without that talented man?
I would have to make it myself thats what!
Bestest wishes for the coming week…
Ps. of course no post on storage is complete with a cat sitting on the laptop picture!