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Getting Organised

Hope you all had a spiffing Mother's Day getting thoroughly spoiled!
Too chilly here to be mooching about outside so my thoughts have turned to a bit of organising.
After the bedroom decoration project we've had to have a bit of a shuffle round and things live in different places now. However it's put me in a bit of a sorting frenzy and I've spread around the house decluttering, emptying and generally getting organised.
In my sewing room I feared I was drowning in yarn and fabric.
I had to find a way of concealing my enormous stash and keeping it all in one place.
First I rolled up all those little ball ends and stored them on a pretty cake stand. I like this, I can see what I've got at a glance.

The bigger balls I store in the single wardrobe in two sweater hanging storage organisers which I got from Amazon

Very brilliant I think, I can see EVERYTHING! It still needs a bit of tweaking but the principle is good.
The drawers have been a work in progress for quite some time. Boxes all snuggling up together. They hold all those little sewing bits that you need to hand. 
Eventually I shall probably cover them prettily like this

For my drawers these washing powder boxes are the perfect size, just alot of washing needs to be done to get enough!

It's great as you get into tidying you start to look at all kinds of containers to use.
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration of course and I have a jolly little board just for organising gorgeousness, pop over and take a look I'm always adding to it!
So anyway as well as drawers full of goodies of course I've got jars and jars full of buttons.......
...............I adore buttons.............Oooooo that's a whole other post I shall save for a rainy day!

Hidden in the tins are poppers, paperclips and safety pins and in the gold box I keep all my ribbons.

Of course pens stored in a tin covered with a pattern from the lovely Lucy's blog.
The cup is a favourite of mine. It's a John Clappison design. I bought this mug when I was about 9 years old, it cost me 65p from John Lewis and I remember I saved my pocket money for a long time so I could buy it!
It's past it's best now and can't be drunk from but makes me smile everytime I take a pen out.

How do you organise your special things? 
Do you like getting things sorted or does it fill you with dread?
I love it I feel very calm when I know things are in their place.
 Don't worry I can cope when my life descends into chaos LOL!
Right onto the study room.............complete sort out and shuffle round, exciting!
Have a good week my friends, stay warm and cosy.



  1. Oh my sue! I think all pretty little cake stands should be graced with sweet little balls of pastel yarn...nothing looks quite as delicious!

  2. Hi, very good ideas, thanks for sharing here. I have found you on pinterest :)

    Have a great time!!

    Lluisa x

    1. I found you to and am going to enjoy mooching through your boards!

  3. Your pinterest board is great - I re-pinned the paintbrush holder - gonna try and make one!

    1. Thanks Claire, let me know how the paintbrush holder turns out cos it looks great doesn't it!


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