After the living room switch around the other day, some of my crafting bits and bobs were a bit more accessible, so I thought I'd share how I keep everything organised in a not very big space. My crafting mostly includes sewing and knitting, which of course just seems to breed materials... Regular clearouts are key I think! Above is my main sewing corner, which holds my machine, box of tools and a drawer set with my wool and threads. This thing is so handy - my mum picked it up in Asda after I moaned for ages about trying to find one the right size.
My sewing patterns box is from Ikea and is just the right size for patterns.
I got boxes of thread with my sewing machine (they were doing all kinds of 'free gifts' with it for some reason, I also got a bag and a scissors set) which live in the top drawer, along with the embroidery threads I got last summer to make friendship bracelets with. I've yet to start that...
The middle two shelves are wool and the bottom is a pile of old knitting patterns and spare needles (mostly pinched from Mother over the years...).
My sewing fabric is kept in a crate style box behind the couch - I don't sew very much now so I got rid of a lot of fabrics and only kept what I intend to use in the next year or so. The elephants were a recent acquisition but I bought less than I meant to (only 1.5 metres) so I need to think of something to turn it into... any ideas?
My Cath Kidston needle roll was a gift from Mother a few years ago. It lives in my gran's old knitting bag, which is looking a bit tatty these days, but I totally love it, the fabric is perfect :)
Inside the sewing box (another old Christmas pressie from Mother!) is all the wee fiddly bits - ribbons, buttons, elastic, hooks and eyes, press studs, safety pins, scissors and more threads. And my mini pliers, which must have paid for themselves about ten times over by now, they're so handy!
What's in your crafty stash? Do you like to keep things organized or work around the clutter?