Time to get this space sorted

This is my sewing cupboard and yes underneath all of that fabric is a desk!
After much gnashing of teeth and putting up with having no room to sew on my desk I have decided to try and tidy up this mess!

So now I have a tidy desk and I can finally put the extended bench thingy that came with my sewing machine on. Yaaaaaaay!!

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But I still have the stash and here it sits on the floor of our dining room shaming me into staying away from my favourite fabric shops until I have cleared at least some of it.
I did consider (fleetingly) banning myself until I have cleared the stash completely but seriously, who am I kidding? We all know thats one ban I could never ahere to.

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So, my sewing cupboard is all tidied up and most of what I have left on the shelves is left-over bits and peices from other projects.
Am I the only sewer who keeps every scrap from every project ever made on the off chance I might actually use it?
I do use some but there are some very old scraps there.

Speaking of which check out the cute baskets I made for the girls to keep their sewing stuff in.

Version one, made with some left over stretch cotton sateen, turned out a little small with handles that are a little too large.

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Version two, again left over cotton from a skirt, is a bit taller, with smaller handles and I even put a couple of pockets on the lining for scissors and needles. Having the handles on the sides makes it less awkward to lift off the shelf as well. I lined both with some lovely hankie linen left over from making pillow cases.

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So the girls are very happy to have some ownership of my sewing cupboard and I’m happy their stuff is all in one place and easy for them to find. Its a win win!!!

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