In this episode:
Busting my paint stash, busting Dad's stash of random wood pieces.
I've had this tray on top of my fabric trolley to have somewhere to put my scissors, thread and the other supplies I reach for frequently. Problem is, I have a tendency to dump things on flat surfaces.
After a Pinterest search for how to organise stuff, most of what I liked had to be hung up on the wall, and living in a rental I'm not allowed to make any holes in the wall. Which lead me to the pegboards. It meant I could have everything easily accessed, and if it was the right size I could lean it up against the wall.
So I called my Dad (who is awesome). He conveniently had a piece of pegboard the right size from a project a million years ago (he couldn't remember what it was! I wonder where I get my stashing tendencies from...), so gave it to me.
I cleaned and painted it (there was plans to do more fancy things, but I quite like it for now). The strappy bits to hold up my scissors are made of felt, clipped together with KAM snaps, with buttons hot glued on the front for maximum cuteness. (Also those buttons are great but super flimsy, so there's no way I'd be able to actually use them on a sewing project) My rotary cutter is held on by a strip of velcro.
Since I finished this a few days ago, it has been the best thing ever. I have had to reinforce the hot glue on the back of the felt bits, but aside from that, pegboards are the best. Let me know - how do you store your useful items? Or threads? Let me know in the comments below! Find me on Instagram - @coffee.craft for updates about what I'm up to!
Tune in next week for an animal which makes me insanely uncomfortable but is a good stash bust!