First of all I must apologise for this post being a day late! So much for getting 'A Round Tuit"!! I think maybe it only works for specific things - ie you have to state what it is you're going to get 'a round to' doing!! I did get what I set out to get done, done! But in my defense of my late posting of the results, I was bashed on the head by a plank of wood, resulting in a large egg-shaped swelling on my head; slipped coming down a mountain and landed on a pointy rock, resulting in a triangular shaped bruise on my bottom; and it was a public holiday yesterday so I clean forgot about my weekly chores!! ooppss!!
So, enough excuses, here is my before and after shots of my messy sewing table;
I'm really happy with the results! The coloured storage containers, I made from a large poster tube (center of the picture) that I rescued from the local shopping centre when someone was about to throw it out!
I measured up and cut sections with my saw, then covered them with fleecy fabric (what I happened to have lots of in several colours) and lined them with some offcuts of curtain lining I had. Since the card is just sections of open tubing, the base is just fabric, but fairly sturdily stitched in so will hold things just fine! I used pieces of plain card to write on the contents of each box and safety pinned them to the front of each box. Now I know where all those useful little bits and pieces are!
My other major storage issue was my threads:
All in one box and gradually tying themselves together in knots!!
So I decided to make some hanging pockets with some of my endless roll of pink fabric (bought from a charity shop for $10 and just keeps on going!!) and some old net curtains:
So now I don't have to rummage around for the colour thread I want - the net pockets make it nice and easy to find the colour co-ordinated threads, and they shouldn't tie themselves up too much now!'
So there you go - A Round Tuit success.
Once again, feel free to grab your very own 'Round Tuit' and get some of those long neglected jobs done!
This week, being a short and busy one, I'm not taking on too much! I'm gong to get around to all my mending and making jobs that are patiently waiting in my sewing basket:
Please do link up with your projects, and make sure to grab a round tuit button too, to help you along the way!