Saturday, July 14, 2007

Stash container

We were challenged to show our stash of fabric and how we stored it. Here's where I keep my fancy fabrics. This is a wooden and metal chest that I bought at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. Grandson Corbin refers to it as my treasure chest. Inside are bags and bags of fancy fabrics, and one bag stuffed full of silk shirts and ties. The bags totally fill the curved top of the chest, and it's getting to be a challenge just to close the lid. The chest sits in the living room next to the entertainment center, so the lid really looks better closed than gaping like an open mouth.

My cotton fabrics are kept in 3 different places in two different rooms. There's some in an antique buffet in the living room, and a lot in the bedroom; in a plastic drawer tower and stacked under my sewing machine desk. Oh, and in the corner.....and there's some in my craft drawers....and there's that bag of scraps that could be anywhere....



2 comments:

Susan said...

I love the chest. What a great place to store your fancies. Time to cut up those shirts - compress them into smaller size?

Sue in western WA said...

What a beautiful chest! Did it come finished like that or did you have to stain it or something?

I feel fortunate to have all of my stash in one room. It's not as pretty as your chest but at least I know where it all is!

BTW, I have tagged you for a meme. Hope you can find time to play! It's at sewingmagpie.blogspot.com.