A horrid bug found its ghastly way into my system nine days ago. It has really knocked me for six with incredible tiredness, a thumping head and bad sinusitis.
It hit at the most inconvenient time also. I was on the charge to revamp my sewing room. My room had become a cluttered mess, not at all the room of creative inspiration that it should be. After listening to Di Ford talk about how she stores her fabric, I realised there was a lot I could do to improve my situation.
For the past few years, I have been storing my stash in these tubs.
(12 inch square tubs that have been recycled from IV Calcium fluid......a farming essential). Each tub housing a neatly folded pile of one colour. But this system was not working! The tubs were too big to store in my cupboard, so they lived one of top of the other, eternally in the way. When I needed a fabric, I had to find the right tub, then the right fabric. It was then a trip to the iron to press out the fold lines.
I had realised my dilemma my few weeks back, and I had actually been looking for a solution. After speaking to Di, I realised I had seen the answer. A quick trip to town..........and I came home with this.
It's a cupboard with 12 pigeon holes, each hole approximately 40cm wide. Cheap and nasty I totally agree, but a great way of trialling Di's system and how it will work for me.
So, what is the verdict? I love it! I can see all my fabrics at a glance. No more searching through tubs, no more tripping over tubs, and what I like best, is there are minimal folds in my fabric. One day I will go through and press out the old fold lines, but for now it is fine.
My sewing room is looking and functioning like it should.