I have four rooms in the loft at this new house. One is an office, one is a small space where my sewing machine and craft supplies are kept, one is a bathroom and the last room is this one. It is a craft room but will double up a guest room as time goes by. However the guest room role is a very long way off at the moment.
My dad assembled this unit for me on Sunday afternoon. It is from Ikea and actually lived in a cupboard at the old place. It housed my fabric stash then and will do so now. But this time the shelving unit will be out in the open and therefore so will the fabric. Which meant it was time to sort it all out, throw away the scraps too teeny to use and re-distribute the ugly stuff.
This means that I give it away to some unsuspecting family member.
This means that my sister gets it.
And this means that my brother - in – law gets annoyed with me.
To transport the fabric from one house to the other it was unceremoniously put in to plastic bags and taped up. A label denoting the colour was placed on to each of the bags and it was therefore super easy to unpack and display. I keep all of my fabric in order of colour. I remember fabrics by their colour and I work on craft and household projects according to their colour so it makes obvious sense to me to organise it in this way.
An hour or so later (and a great deal of fabric that has now passed through my hands and on to another home) and this was the result……
A surprisingly neat and TINY amount of fabric.
It feels so good to be this light. I can see all the designs and I know how much of each print I have in the house.
I’ve been re-inspired to decorate this house with some fabric I’d forgotten I had and it feels great to be saving some money in that department.
I keep crafting, quilting and household fabrics altogether. I know what is what and where to find it. That is key to this exercise I believe, getting organised. I walked past the unit a few times last night and stroked my OCD’d piles of fabric. Neatly folded and waiting to be used. All usable scraps are in three white wicker baskets and as I use scraps a lot for smaller projects I’m glad they have been dealt with too.
Of course I’m only showing you one tiny corner of this room. The rest of the space is in utter carnage still but that doesn’t worry me. I’ve begun and I’m in no rush. I’ll potter about, folding, unpacking, re-housing and pottering some more.
And what was once only a corner……
Will become a bright, sunny, welcoming home.
Where anyone is welcome.
I love you. Have a terrific Tuesday and thank you so much for reading today.
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