From the corner of the room comes the sound of sighing and small whispers. Gosh, get a move on lady, when are you going to get on with that dress, skirt, jacket, coat project you promised faithfully? The rustles of instructions and directions are echoed by a large box ensconced in the same area.
Yes, my fabric and pattern stash have been muttering ever more loudly of late. The towering stack of pisa like proportions was becoming ever less invisible and harder to ignore. Four years plus of fabric shopping (hey, I’ve seen some great deals!) has resulted in a slippage between fabric input, and project output. This last year in particular whilst trying to fit in more exercise in to the daily week has hit my sewing time hard.
All of which has come to one rather obvious conclusion. I need a bigger set of drawers. As in a LOT bigger. My poor little original two drawer starting point had filled up long ago, was surrounded by fabric, stacked with fabric, and was sat on fabric. You could say the poor thing was drowning in the stuff.
With this mission in mind I scoured the local shops (daylight robbery, do you know how much even a tatty set of drawers costs second hand?) and perused ebay. Finally I found the perfect solution in terms of size (this has to fit in a defined space) and character. An industrial ex haberdashery set of drawers in oak. How perfect, right? So last Saturday I picked them up with the help of a friend who happily had a much bigger car than me.
I have since been slowly trying to rearrange the fabric. The new chest is pretty much full. Unsurprisingly I still have fabric to store. I think I need to go on a fabric shopping diet for a little while until I have got through some of this!
So here is the object of my happiness….