Happy New Year

I’ve had a little break from posting over Christmas and New Year, I’ve been pretty busy though, both sewing and trying to sort my sewing room out a bit.

One of my Christmas presents was a bobbin storage unit from Creations by Rod, this is my third unit, they’re designed to fit in a Ikea Kallax unit. I’ve got one with DMC threads in, just before Christmas I treated myself to a set of bobbins by Pip and Chip, this was a big treat as they’re not cheap. I love them though, they’re acrylic bobbins, each probably a couple of millimetres thick, with the number and colour of each DMC thread at one end. I spent several evenings transferring my threads onto the new bobbins…

I’m using the second unit for other types of embroidery thread, I seem to have acquired quite a bit over the last couple of years and my mum’s old floss box was falling apart and not well designed for my needs, so I’ve started winding all the other threads onto bobbins too. At the moment I’m arranging these in colour groups, as they’re ones I use for embroidery, I may change my mind and go for thread types but I’ll just see what works best. Here’s my green threads so far…

There’s all sorts of different thread types such as chenille, metallic, stranded, perle. There’s one group of threads which are proving difficult to wind onto a bobbin, they are beautiful variegated threads but they’re twisted into a large hank and they’re proving tricky as they’re tangling a lot. Unfortunately I’ve got about twenty hanks – and they’re 50m each!

There’s five drawers in each cabinet and I also have one with very shallow drawers which I use for dies, templates, rulers, rotary blades etc. One day I will paint all the fronts and make them pretty …

…one day I will be organised!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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9 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. Laura says:

    Beautiful and functional way to store your threads! 🙂

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    That is a great project for a Holiday break!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jaya says:

    Informative and admirable! A happy new year to you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. endrickwater says:

    Compared to some (refuses to look in a mirror) you are very well organised indeed. 😉
    Have a wonderful new year, now that it’s here, and many thanks for your always-interesting blog.

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  5. Amanda says:

    They look great! I just use old office Bilsey drawers, not as pretty as yours by a long shot! You’ll have to rig up a mini Swift for the hanks. I’m sure you’ll get there though.

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  6. Stephanie Noke says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I am desperately looking to sort my “stuff” so this is brilliant.

    Cheers Stephanie

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I think you already are organised!

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