Sunday, September 27, 2009

{ craft cupboard disaster ... averted }

I've never been entirely happy with how I was storing my fabrics and other crafty bits and pieces. I've got a great set-up for my paper obsession, I'll share that sometime soon, but my sewing related stuff - not so much.

Last weekend I was doing something or other and heard an almighty crash. Here's what I faced with when I opened the craft cupboard door:

Hmm, a complete mess. I'd been making do with one of those hanging shelf things but the weight got too much and it snapped off. I spent a large part of the week wondering what I was going to do with it. Should I get another one - cheap, and it did actually last a number of years but I never loved it. So I was checking out Ikea, nothing there that suited, when the Howard's Storage World catalogue landed in our mail box. Talk about perfect timing.

So my afternoon (actually more of my afternoon than I had anticipated) was spent getting everything out, culling (not as much as I possibly should have), building the new shelves (that took a bit longer too since I put the first shelf in upside down and had to start again!) and then finally stacking it.

I'm pretty happy with the end result but the process did pose a question - how should I stack my fabric? By colour, by weight, by design? What do you do? I'd love to hear, photos would be even better so send me a link to your stash if you have one.

Some photos of my helper today ... okay maybe not helper, more of a hindrance but good company none the less!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

{ sunday stash }

I love text in fabric. Another of my haul from Japan.

Monday, September 7, 2009

{ road trip }

A quick trip down to the 'Berra on Saturday. It's always interesting to visit the city you grew up in isn't it? There are little changes but really not too much changes and perhaps that's for the best. Canberra was a great place to grow up in, lots of fresh air, open spaces, pretty amazing facilities and as I got older only 3 1/2 hours drive from Sydney!

Something I don't remember noticing in such profusion when I lived there were all the beautiful blossom trees. Looks like the upcoming week might see them at their peak.

Why go all that way for the day? Just had to welcome little CT to the world in person. Just 9 days old when we saw him - cute!!

Beautiful colours in the sky as we drove home (yes, we did spend more time driving than in Canberra but it was worth it!).