Saturday, September 26, 2009

Showing You My Stash...

Judy over at Patchwork Times - she comes up with all kinds of ideas...  Show Us Your Stash is her latest!

Frankly my stash isn't very pretty... it's mostly still all packed up in the bins I moved it in.  Right now the bins are serving as a base for my large ironing surface.  (The Engineer is making me a rolling base... more about that later.)  I didn't pick up the fabric scraps or threads - so don't look at the floor!

stash storage 001

These drawer units are a complete mess.  What I need to do is take everything out and start all over with them.  They are a hodgepodge of projects, fabric collections (florals, B&W, neutrals), various supplies, leftovers from projects, and a variety of fabrics I've just stuffed in the drawers to get it off the daybed.  I did start a few drawers for pre-cut strips of various sizes - when I re-organize I'd like to expand by either using more drawers or changing over to the larger drawers.  There are smaller bins with various scraps from previous quilts.  Behind the blue drawer stack is a built in storage closet - filled with misc. boxes of other (non-quilt) stuff that I guess I need to go through and get packed off someplace else (like the dumpster).  I moved my sewing table out of the way - so again don't look at the threads on the floor...

stash storage 002

Here is one of the two built in storage closets.  In this one I have my books, misc. projects in totes, some vintage machines still in boxes, and bolts of fabric.  Now in my defense - 5 of those bolts are for curtains - the other 9 bolts - well, lets not talk about them... OK.

stash storage 005  And of course there's all the stuff that accumulates on the day bed... left overs from 3 recent projects, fabrics for the Double Delight, a backing I'm working on, some quilt tops and books to be put away, and a travel bag of supplies I was rummaging through.  The bed was cleared off this past summer when I had company... maybe I need more company to keep this cleared off!

stash storage 006

So that's what I've got going currently.  I miss my Ikea cabinets that I used at our house in MA - but they are too tall for this studio.  I'd like to use the built in storage closets for fabric storage but will need to figure out shelves or drawers or something. 

9 comments:

Mary-Kay said...

Ikea has other cabinets that might be suitable. Listen to me, I sound like I work for them. I don't, but I find that they have loads of shelving options available to the consumer. I bought a kitchen island to use as my cutting table. It's great with 2 cabinets below so there's lots of storage.

Kare said...

I have a problem with clearing off in that I don't necessarily put those things away, I tend to pile them up and place them elsewhere . . . which creates a whole other can of worms!

Mary said...

I understand about having guests to get things cleared up. I will invite folks over for dinner to that I get all the stuff I put on flat surfaces away. Thanks for sharing. I'm enjoying this little tour of other people's stashes.

StitchinByTheLake said...

They might be a mess on the inside but on the outside they look great! blessings, marlene

Mark said...

#1 reason to clean off day bed...I'm coming to town:)

Mark said...

ok so I have no idea why Mark name is listed but its me mom-Kara:)Mark is not coming:(

smiledarlin said...

I know you have fabric... we moved it all upstairs...
But it does look good.
I looked twice at that "Mark" post and thought... boy he is brazen! Then I saw it was Kara- lol! too cute

Greenmare said...

it looks pretty darn nice to me, I'll be right over to browse, I seem to be a bit low on some colors.............

Scrappy-Quilter said...

looks really good to me! company is a great inspiration to get the house super cleaned. I love having company.