My two boys and I were clearing spaces that were storing items that haven't been used, or seen the light of day, for many
Following the lead of some of my fellow bloggers who have talked about storage for their fabric stash, I too purchased some large, clear, plastic containers to store my fabric in, however what I didn't realise at the time was while their storage capacity is brilliant, retrieving that piece of fabric right at the bottom of the container is an absolute nightmare and requires you to empty all the fabric sitting on the top to get to it, and trust me that can be time consuming and frustrating because you have to fold it all up again.
With this in mind, I have been thinking about transferring my fabrics onto shelving for some time, so today I purchased a set of heavy-duty plastic shelves to prop up against the chimney wall in my sewing room, and I have already started transferring some of my stash on to them. Of course I have more stash than available shelf space, but its a start.
What I do like about the shelving option is the ability to scan your fabrics easily. One of the bonus points of this exercise today was discovering fabrics that I had completely forgotten about and it did trigger a small, albeit a very very small thought in my head which said, "you really shouldn't buy any more fabric and just sew from your stash"............I'll keep that thought in my head until I see some fabric that I just can't say no to. I think it best that I just stay away from the markets then ha ha.
Now to focus my thoughts on what am I going to make this weekend. Having made my first shirt at the flat in London this week, I think I'll definitely cut out another shirt for Mike to work on next week.
Enjoy your evening. Catch you later.....................