I have been trying to get more organised with my sewing bits so I can take advantage of spare time to do some sewing without spending most of the time looking for the bits I need.
I have painted a tea trolley to use as a sewing table, & also a vintage sewing box for storage. However, like most sewers, I am a bit of a hoarder with fabric, cottons, lace & such likes.
Do you find that out of sight is out of mind? A friend stops by on a regular night once a week & we have some really productive sewing time while chatting & drinking tea. She brings over her large IKEA tub with things she might need & I open up my sewing boxes & we oooh & aaah & the inspiration flows once we see the beautiful things ….
My lace storage has been haphazard & a tub is just not right as it takes most of the evening to just untangle the bits I need. I repurposed a small box I had & it is just the right size to take a large lace card so that got me thinking ….
I took a card I already had, traced the shape & modified it to the right size to fit into my box. The card looked too plain so I decided to cover some of the cards with this lovely bright wallpaper I had.
Fabulously bright & cheerful ….
Aren't these lace strips just too pretty to be hidden away?
How lovely is this trimming with its gathered edge? Hmm what should I use it on?
I love the bright colours of the lace cards …
This daisy lace came from a vintage lot - so very pretty & so very useful for Gentlework projects
Time well spent because they are both functional & appealing.
I just know that we will use them more now & they are a thing of beauty too.
Is this not the loveliest original vintage furry trim on its original card?
What are your storage tips? Please share & inspire me :)
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