Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Stash - and a winner!

Weekends in the summer (especially when the weather is nice) are just so...yummy, aren't they? It seemed like winter here on the prairies went on and on and on this year but the summer weather we've been having since the start of July has been just gorgeous!

I did not bring any fabric into the stash this week but hubby and I did go up to the big city yesterday and found ourselves at Ikea (which was actually his doing) and a couple of pieces came home. They are assembled and now I have to figure out exactly what I'm going to do with them. I confess, I got caught up in the "cute factor" when I saw them and my husband (very sweet) said I should put them in the cart, so I did and the whole process wasn't particularly well thought out. Oops.

I've seen the turquoise cart all over the place online and I am impressed with it. It is very sturdy, a good size, and it rolls around smoothly. The little set of drawers are from the Alex line - I first saw them in a pretty mint green colour and wanted those but they were out of stock and in the end, I'm actually happy I picked up a white set. The aqua binder on top of the drawers is a Martha Stewart product from Staples - I fill it with page protectors and then slide my quilt patterns into them. It keeps them nice and neat and organized. Not my idea, I confess I saw Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts doing it at a class of hers I attended and copied her - but it's SUCH a good idea!

Lastly, I had a drawing from my post on Tuesday for a cute little pincushion I made from some fun project scraps - and whatever else I can find to tuck in with it. I'll be emailing Kris to give her the good news.



  1. I have 2 of those carts - one in grey and one in blue - they are so handy! I love the way you can sneak them into almost any space for a wee it of organization and storage.

  2. I have been eyeing both of those, is the drawer unit steady??? Thinking of getting two of them for night stands.

  3. love that cart! I wish we didn't live quite so far from IKEA - it's an all day trek for us...

  4. I use that cart in my sewing room as my tool caddy. It sits right beside me at the sewing machine and holds all my notions, cutting tools, wonder clips, EPP supplies, starch, spray baste, you name it. So handy! One stop shop

  5. love the colour of the rolling cart - I've been eyeing it up, but couldn't figure out where to put it/how to use it in my space. The draw unit, on the other hand, looks like it would be perfect for storing and organizing my threads!
    I've just popped over from Sew Canadian, and am so happy to "meet" you! While your space is small, you are using it well.