Family upheavals mean that we’ve got even less space than usual at the moment. We’ve lost our study on a temporary basis and so Sandy and I are sharing work space in our living room just now. Look at the state of some of my craft storage:
All those shoe boxes contain buttons, embroidery threads, ribbons, bias binding, crochet cottons, machine needles and all the other stuff that’s so essential to my crafting life. And then there’s my library of craft books and magazines that don’t quite fit on the shelves… You can just see the completed blocks of my crazy nine-patch quilt on the top shelf – they really should be put away safely – but where?
Even if I had a decent workspace there are some things that I can never get my head round how to store. Tiny scraps of fabric, short lengths of ribbon, partially-used stranded embroidery thread, small balls of yarn (why do they always end up in a tangled mess no matter how careful you are with them?!) are all becoming intractable problems for me. So whilst I was browsing the craft publishers C&T’s new spring catalogue tonight, I was really delighted to see that they have an upcoming book that could help me with at least some of my storage problems (moving house would probably be the best solution…).
Only problem is, as it doesn’t come out in the USA until April, I may have an annoyingly long wait. What are your top inexpensive storage tips?
Don’t forget to sign up for the Hollie-in-Bloom dress giveway… you’ve got until Sunday night. Who wouldn’t want a dress as pretty as this one?