Ladies, if you happen to find yourself perusing an antique store with your significant other and stumble upon the perfect furniture pieces for your hobby room, whatever you do don't buy them. Wait until said significant other is out of town and hire neighborhood teenagers or a few guys off the street to move the furniture for you. No matter the cost, it will be far worth not having to reveal your stash of raw materials. Otherwise you will have to listen to comments such as, "Good grief, you could clothe a third world country with all of this." To which your only possible response could be, "That is precisely what I plan to do with it. You got a problem with that?"
No matter how much I tried to explain that most quilters have way more fabric than I do, it seemed to fall on deaf ears. But that's okay, I think my new fabric cabinet is worth the hassle.
I also picked up a new cabinet for storing yarn.
It doubles as a work space for processing all those fleeces I have stored in the shower. I've been hauling the shelves above it around from house to house for years. I think I'll repaint them to match the cabinet once my arms start working again.
While the guys were in furniture moving mode, I had them relocate the large media cabinet. I took the wheels off the plastic carts and they fit right inside to hold my works-in-process. I thought I was so smart for coming up with that idea.
But I knew I had a stroke of genius when I refurbished my cutting table into a dual-purpose ironing/cutting station. The top of this table was already ruined with a huge gouge in the top. It looked like someone had taken a router to the center of it. I covered it with some batting and fabric and tacked it under the edges. Then I screwed a shelf to the side to hold the iron.
Yes. Yes that last part really was brilliant, I know. Thank you. Notice how I can still use it as a cutting station by just adding the cutting mat to it. My rulers and rotary cutter go in the drawer and baskets of scraps go right under on the shelf. Best idea I've had in a long time. A total space saver.
When you have a small space to work with, you do what you gotta do.
Stay tuned for more New Sheville developments in the near future. I have a paint color picked out...