Finally I fixed it up. Andy worked all weekend so I did this myself too! The man at the hardware store cut four bits of plywood the right dimensions for me then I was set!
One simple project like this still took hours by the time I emptied the cupboard, started again and re organised it.
There is not much in there at this stage either as we have most of the family birthdays in Jan/Feb/March. Also I have another spot for gift wrap, ribbons and cards.
After admiring Cookie's painting she has been encouraging me to try some myself. I am not sure about the results but I have had fun and I only needed to buy one thing to be able to try painting nests.
I am still practicing.
I am working on cards and gift tags...
In the evenings I am adding a crochet edging to a table runner for Chloe....
Tomorrow the football season starts. This signals the start of watching some TV, darker evenings and less gardening. It all equals a lot more crochet time and more crafts. I have lots of things lined up, baskets of yarn out as well as embroidery plans. I can't wait!
So this is the sorry state of my craft cupboard before intervention...
I think I'll leave this picture small!
The shelves went in and I lined them...
And now it is re stocked. I am working on having shelves and boxes with names on them so that I can see what I have for each person. The whole middle shelf is just going to be Harper and Scarlett. Harpers Birthday is coming up so I am basically ready for that!
I am really happy with how much better it is! So I am happy with the week!
For some reason I have an organising bug and several other areas of the house are completely pulled apart and the place looks like we have been broken in to! Do you notice the mess you have to go through to re organise a cupboard or shift things around? Things get worse before they get better!
My other areas are all pantry related but things will be much better when they are done.
Next week we will be up to Show and Tell again. If you would like to share what you have been working on we would love to see! You can post to the Bluebirds Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Works in progress are fine too.
I hope you are having a good week! And I hope I can dig myself out of my messes and have a couple of other areas made over as well by the weekend!
Do you have a specific place to keep your present supply and how do you keep track of what you have and who it is for? As the year goes on and we really build up to Christmas it can be a lot to store and organise. But it is worth a lot. Not running to the shops in December is a huge time and money saver. I hope by the time Show and Tell is finished I will have a lot more made to add to my supplies. xxx