Sunday, 13 April 2008

A Daily Marathon

A good part of this weekend was spent wandering around The Shop which has Everything You Ever Needed, and More (Ikea), searching for .... a table, a kitchen cupboard, a plant, a light fitting, fabric, biscuits ... everything EXCEPT a lovely large cupboard to store all my sewing stuff in ... something like this ..

I didn't know it until I saw it ... but when I did, I fell in love, and I remembered all the bad things in my crafting life ...

The sideboard which does not contain my lovely Denby crockery (residing in the loft), because it's too busy looking after my "work in progress" and other bits and bobs ..


The drawer in the sideboard containing corset bones, handbag handles, purse frames, scissors, a candle (?) ...


The basket under the coffee table, occupied by more "work in progress" ....


The cupboard in the spare room with only the bottom shelf allocated for fabric storage ....



The spare bed, hosting the "overflow" and "works complete"...


Another cupboard, another shelf ....


Sometimes sewing was undertaken only after an completing an assualt course ... up and down the stairs, this room and that room ... Not to mention that the dining room was completely out of action until ...


There were lots of ...


more of these .... Yes also from THAT shop (they are DELICIOUS)


and lots of consternation ... but it was all worth it in the end ... Because now, I have THIS ...


All my sewing stuff in one place and no other shopping required ... until next time ofcourse..

5 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Ikea, you either love it or loath it but they do have some very good storage ideas. Love this cupboard especially with the glass in it to see all that lovely stash. well worth the effort.

Helen said...

I love your new cupboard and am immensely jealous of your new-found organisation! My sewing and knitting things are all over the house!
I saw from your earlier post that you have the kaufman cherry cord too - it is so lovely!

two hippos said...

What a great cupboard, very organised! I hope to one day be able to have some sort of order at home and a work space of my own.

Marmadaisy said...

Blogger has eaten my comment twice and I can't be arsed typing it again. Pretend it was very witty and clever.

Tracy said...

Just found your lovely blog! Your cupboard is wonderful...I dream of having such a big thing for my fabric/yarn stash! You've got it so organized and looking great. Enjoy! I look forward to coming back here. Happy Day :o)