Seeing as I asked everyone to share their storage ideas for fabric and other crafty things, to enter my recent giveaway...
I thought it only fair that I share a couple of my "systems" with you. I say "systems", with tongue in cheek, because it's always changing and always seems to be somewhat overflowing in an uncontrolled fashion!
I recently bought these little rings from Office Works to help organise my threads... This is by no means my original idea, but I find it really useful.
A couple of months ago, I "upgraded" my stash storage, thanks to my gorgeous sister, who gave me this old chest of drawers on permanent loan. She knew I was struggling with the "boxes under the bed" system and thought this would be the perfect solution.
(I tidied one drawer for you... heheh... the others are a huge mess!)
I do love this worn piece of rustic furniture, and like to store lots of little treasures on the top.
NOW... these little storage systems of mine, don't deter me from dreaming BIG as far as storage goes.
I have a "Dream Storage Wish List" Do you?
I like to imagine that one day I will be super organised and have infinite space at my "fabric storage disposal". I'll show you a sample or two from "The List".
Be warned, you may never be satisfied with your current system again. ; )
This image is originally from "My Home Ideas". Now you can see that they obviously have bathroom or laundry storage in mind here... but not me!
I'm thinking fabric, batting, stabiliser, rulers, trims... you name a quilting essential, and I'm thinking that this storage system would be perfect for it!
The baskets are easily removed and can be taken straight to the sewing machine!
I am hoping to convince my husband to whip up one of these organisational beauties (shown below). You can find a tutorial for this chest conversion with Martha Stewart.
I think it is essential as an aid to my designing (she says with her convincing face on)... what with a filing system for sketches and pattern drafts, stationery hidey-holes AND and inspiration board!!
Yep it's definitely on my "dream storage" list.
This idea is from rossanaorlandi.com. I just love this look... and think I could easily talk myself into storing fabric in these upcycled cases!
But the queen of all stash "dream storage" ideas would have to be this!!
Can you believe it? Just imagine how much you could hide... I mean store, in here!
(Original image from "Storage and Glee")
Look out patchwork stores... fabric storage potential just reached a whole new level.
I found all these wonderful ideas on Pintrest. Do you pin? You can follow my boards here.
Now on to the winners!
I had a wonderful time reading all of your comments and storage methods. Thank you all for sharing your "storage systems and frustrations".
I think we all have a "dream storage wish list" somewhere.
Using the random selector found at random.org, I've selected 2 winners from the 25 entries.
Number 17 was Alison... YAY!!
I'll email you both shortly.
Thank you all, once again, for reading and participating in this little giveaway.
Until next time,