Monday, 7 February 2011

Storage solution

 As I type this, the sun is shining - long may it last, but I think there are some more clouds heading our way. I will make the most of the sunshine while it's here. Anyway, hope you all had a lovely weekend and thwe weather is as sunny where you are. Ours was full of the usual jobs - eldest to guitar lesson, youngest to swimming lesson, homework, cups of tea, Sunday roast (which stank the house out - it was roast pork which is just too fatty and smelly. I won't be doing that again in a hurry). My husband has been working abroad a lot recently so he has been very aware of jobs needing doing around the house when he is back home at weekends. He asked about my five foot high pile of sewing stuff, which was dumped in the corner of our bedroom and very difficult to get to/find anything. Before we knew it, we were in the garage shifting the above cupboard into the house. This cupboard (good old Ikea) used to live in the conservatory in our old house and was the home for toys and arts and crafts stuff. When we moved, we didn't know what to do with this cupboard as we don't have a family room/conservatory. It sat unloved in the garage for just over a year as I was waiting to decorate the hall before putting it in there.Unfortunately, we decided that it just wouldn't fit in the hall and we would have to squeeze it into our bedroom if I were to store any on my sewing stuff in there.
 And here is the cupboard squeezed into the corner of our room, with all my sewing bits and bobs squeezed inside. I have used every last inch of this piece of furniture and I am amazed at how much it has managed to hold. The cupboard doesn't match our bedroom furniture but it is fine for the time being, in fact, a lot better than a five foot high pile! Just look at the beautiful 1970s purple shagpile. It really is a thing to behold! It is absolutely threadbare and I can't wait to get rid of it.
Just to remind us all that not everything is perfect in blogland, here is a photo of my fabric stash, which currently resides in one half of the airing cupboard. I very luckily have a double width airing cupboard so there is more than enough room in there to jam in lots of fabric. As you can see, it has been jammed in rather carelessly and it could do with a sort out. One day.


  1. So good to find someone else who has piles of stuff. My husband objects to my piles of stuff too. I can't seem to help it - I clear everything away and then slowly, slowly it all comes back again - sewing things, crochet things, books, papers. I could do with some inventive storage solutions myself.

    You've got some lovely pieces of fabric in that stash by the way.

  2. I've got piles of fabrics all over my sewing room. It gets shifted from chair to chair and even spends some time on the floor. What's a girl to do? I sympathise completely!

  3. I don't have piles of fabric but I do have piles of pretty much everything else - have finally had to throw away some old and unworn clothes - it was agony and Stephen thinks it is only the tip of the iceberg - hehe that's what he thinks....
    Well done you for getting your fabrics sorted x

  4. Hello it's daisy. I love the purple rose fabric in the last picture. say thank you to eve for commenting on my post.