Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting there

Last week I was determined to go to Ikea to buy an Expedit shelf.  Col was picking up the kids last week which is unusual these days.  Carseats, kids, long boxes just don't work together.

The shelves sat in the hallway with their friend the Hills Hoist (in a box) until the weekend when Col put them together for me.  I then unpacked my crates and shifted fabric from other parts of the house to do this...
Fabric shelves
Fabrics are sorted by type and and then by colour.  It's so good to be able to see everything in one place.  And having a system means everything has a home.

Now to figure out a better method for storing my embroidery threads.

13 comments:

Kat said...

lovely lovely!

Bella said...

Oh nice! I so need something like this for my fabrics!

Mariette said...

Wow! Looks great!

Amber said...

Yeah! Sooo nice to be organized, isn't it?!

Rose said...

Looks great. I got mine from Amart, slightly cheaper than Ikeas one but exactly the same otherwise. I don't know what I'd do without it.

I have been known to just stand in my room staring at the neatness lol.

The Handmaden said...

My 3 year old just pointed at your fabric and said "Look Mum, heaps!"
Looks beautiful :)

Cass said...

Oooohhhh... prettttttyyyyy! :)

Karen said...

Doesn't that look gorgeous - and yes it does help to choose fabric out to sew with I think.
How about a board with wooden dowel 'pegs' for your thread??

toadstooldots said...

That looks fantastic!!! Would love to have such a resource.

and sure it is handy, but keep an eye on your fabrics which sit longer in the shelf. once I had one that faded in a really short time, since then mine are stored away from sunlight.

Steffi said...

You are so organized!Great work!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

great job, looks so pretty. I wish I could do that but the dust here is crazy, the downside of living in the "desert" ... hmmm that implies there as an upside, LOL, only joking ;-)

Yvonne said...

Awesome! My stash has taken over much too much space and I most likely have no idea what I even have any more. This is an inspiration to organize better!!

Mama Mel said...

oh I love my Expedit shelves!!!!! Welcome to organisationland!!

Gorgeous :)