Sunday, 6 May 2012

May 6th, 2012

I took the executive decision on Friday that for the bank holiday weekend, Lucy Liz would be "closed" to making products, as I need to sort this house out - it's a tip!  And the reason it's a tip is because, despite having an entire sewing room all to myself, the house is still full of my stuff!  I knew things were bad when Andy found felt in the fridge!

Anyway, I've been re-shuffling my room.  It's looking pretty good actually, hoping I'll get it done soon so I can take some pics and show you all. I think it's so interesting to see where creative people work, the things they have around them, the things they don't...perhaps it's the psychologist in me but I like it!

So today I made myself a couple of storage pieces!  The first is a stand for all my spools of ribbon, a dispensor if you like, as they're a constant mess, and the second thing - which I am epically proud of! - is my new cotton reel rack!


It's not quite finished, I massively underestimated how much cotton I have so it needs at least another 3 rows adding to it, but you get th idea!  It mounts up on the wall and all my cotton reels have a proper home - it's ideal!  Andy doesn't find cotton in his meals and the OCD in me gets to organise them!

The perfect product for a happy Handmade Monday !!

11 comments:

  1. Looks great! I have one of these, definitely makes life a lot easier!

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  2. Did you make this? It's a brilliant idea. How did felt come to be in your fridge!!

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  3. Wow, impressive pice of woodwork! I won't ask about the felt in the fridge, though!? x

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  4. Those cotton reel stands are so handy, mine still balancers on the table and so needs to go on the wall, trouble is like you could do with a few more, lol.

    Hope you get yourself organised soon then you can come and sort my sewing room out, lol

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  5. I love that sewing reel organiser - could definitely do with opne of those (I've also got millions of reels). Did you make that yourself? I am impressed - you should do a tutorial!

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  6. Great idea! Hope the room organisation goes well Mich :)

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  7. Love the cotton reel organiser... I tidy up my boxes so often but have had to extend to yet another tin. LOL!

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  8. just been thinking i coiuld do with one of these after the cotton reel went spinning half way across the room when I dropped it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Love the cotton reel organiser, I just keep mine in clear biscuit barrels and they often get tangled!

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  10. Felt in the fridge!! Generally I only find mould in my fridge!! Brilliant idea for the cotton spool storage - I'd be interested to see how you store your ribbon, mine is flung in a basket in a very messy state!

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