Sewing Cupboard Overhaul

When we extended our home to add a multipurpose room, hubby agreed that a 5m wall of floor to ceiling cupboards was a great idea.  The theory was that I could have power and lighting over the desk section, work in the cupboard, then close the doors when I was done.  Yeah … it didn’t quite work out that way.  Recently my sewing cupboard had gotten way out of hand.  I pulled everything out of my paper cupboard earlier this year (in preparation for Scrap It TV work … you can see that blog post HERE).  It was time to do the same to the sewing cupboard.

I’d been talking about it for months, thinking about it seriously for weeks, and just mentioned on Friday to my good friend Ms Frankensteins that all I needed was an evening with hubby out of the house and I could get it done.  As luck would have it … the stars aligned and hubby suddenly decided to head out last night.  Thank goodness for Facebook PM’s, because I made quick plans, and picked up Ms Frankensteins on the way home from the train station.  A quick & yummy dinner bubbled in the Thermomix while we surveyed mess, and once the fettucine was consumed & ciders cracked open … we were on the job!

26 Jyly 2014 Sewing cupboard before 1 reduced

On the surface you might be thinking it doesn’t look all that bad.  I mean … I have lots of tubs, right?  Yeah … well, I couldn’t really get to them, and with all the stuff on the floor I couldn’t even sit at the desk.  It really was a nightmare.  Shelf by shelf we pulled everything out.  We lined up the tubs on the floor, and started sorting.  Quite a few things are heading to my Hand-made shop in the next week or so (scrap bags & bargains anyone?), 4 bags of rubbish went in the bin, and hard decisions were made.  3 hours later …

26 July 2014 Sewing cupboard after reduced


There is nothing more appealing to me than a clean work area.  Now I have the space and clarity to work on magazine projects that are all due frighteningly soon!


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