The only bad part is that it is freezing down there in the winter, so I tend to not do as much sewing in the cold winter months and when I do, it is small projects that don't take up too much time.
While installing the shelves, my husband saw all of thread and bobbins just sitting out on my craft table. It was a mess. I told him how it would be really nice to have some sort of way to organize them. He was like, "I'll just make something for you" and he dissapeared upstairs. I stayed down in the dungeon and continued to try and organize my stuff and I soon heard his drill upstairs. When I came upstairs, he was working on this:
I love having a "handy" husband. This took him all of an hour or less to make. He just drilled holes in a grid pattern at a slight angle and then cut up some dowels and glued them in the holes with wood glue. He made the dowels closer together on the bottom for the bobbins and farther apart on the top for the thread. It is perfect.
Eventually I plan on painting it to make it pretty, but for now its function is all I need. I have seen similar things in the stores, but it was so easy to just make one.
The rest is the embarrassing part. I really need to get organized, so I figure if I show these mid-progress pictures, than it will be motivation to get it done so I can share the "finished" pictures with you. The "before" was horrible, basically just a bunch of craft stuff piled on that little table with very little room to "work."
The "room" is really a framed out future bathroom in our unfinished basement, hence all the pipes. The lighting is pretty horrible, but whenever I have intricate work, I usually just bring it upstairs anyway.
All those plastic bags sitting on top of my rolling carts are full of fabric and yarn for future projects that needs to be organized.
So there you have it in all its glory. Hopefully I can get it organized real soon. I can't wait.
creations by kara