I have been struggling trying to get my crafty corner of the house organized. I have very little space so I have a hard time finding fabrics I’m looking for and thread and various other supplies just continually get tangled. Enter Ikea for $125:
*The clouds part and a choir of heavenly angels sing*.
You can see the door stop just to the right of the new cabinet. That’s the space I had to work with. The ironing board has taken up permanent residence by my filing cabinet that now neatly files all of the patterns that I’ve used, have yet to use and that I’ve created (it used to overflow with fabric). In an ideal world, the ironing board would be built into a nice storage cabinet, but for now, it’s beautiful where it is. The green boxes on/in the cabinet hold small scraps of fabric I can’t part with and incomplete projects. My beads and jewelry supplies now have a home (they used to sit on the bottom shelf of our coffee table where our cat would drag everything out to play with- annoying). The glass door keeps the cat out. Bliss. I love being organized.
As I sorted through the piles of fabric I didn’t even know I had, project ideas pinged left and right in my little brain. One of the things that has been the most disorganized are my bobbins and thread. It seems like they just rattle around getting tangled with each other and I can never find the color I’m looking for. So, I enlisted Jason’s help to create this little simple thread and bobbin holder to go in my new cabinet.
I think it cost a total of about $3 to create and I feel so much more sane now that it’s done (and I even have room to grow for more thread!). I have several projects going on right now, several of them are sewing projects (that you can see on the ironing board – I cut out SO MUCH FABRIC this weekend for those two silly projects) and my newest one involves yarn. . . I don’t knit so you’ll have to wait and see what these four balls of yarn are going to turn into but I will tell you I am very excited about what is to come.