How I organised my embroidery threads | Hello! Hooray!

Reorganising my embroidery thread

A few years ago I decided to get my embroidery thread a little bit more organised, and I spent rather a long time putting them all on to cards to put in a compartment box. It’s one of those jobs that does take a little while to get done, but it’s really satisfying and totally worth it!  I realised recently that it was about time that I did it again. Bobbins and floss in a freezer bag does NOT count as being organised! So I got myself a couple more boxes, and in this post I’ll show you how I went about reorganising my embroidery thread.  Read More

Craft organisation | Hello! Hooray!

Craft organisation

A little while back, I wrote a little post about us starting to declutter and generally get things organised at home. We have a lot to sort through, but one of the main things that I find frustrating is that my craft stuff is all over the house – some of it is downstairs, but most of it is upstairs and I waste so much time going up and down the stairs to get something else that I have forgotten to locate. Good for exercise, you might say, but it’s not good for my sanity! So we’ve been doing a few things to get organised. We’re getting some shelves built in the living room in a few weeks, and this will enable us to sort out all our music, books, CDs etc. (more on that another time). In terms of craft organisation, I’ll be moving all my craft stuff there when they’re done which will be brilliant! In the meantime, I wanted to begin to get some craft supplies sorted out to be able to have most of the things I use regularly to hand. And that’s where the IKEA trolley comes in…  Read More

Decluttering | Hello! Hooray!

Decluttering

As much as I have put off admitting this over the past few years, it is now time for a declutter at home. Such is the level of decluttering required, it will no doubt be known in the future as ‘The Great Declutter of 2015’ – but it really will be worth it! Naturally, most of the aforementioned clutter belongs to me…I have this ability to keep things ‘just in case –  it’s sure to come in handy’. And inevitably it doesn’t. So now is the time and we are both ready to do this (yes, Tom has his own clutter too – he just pretends that it’s all mine!).  Read More

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Project Life storage

As I collected everything I needed to get started with Project Life, I realised that I had ended up with lots of different things in different boxes. It would be great, I thought, to have everything in one place, particularly as I don’t have a craft room so tend to move all my stuff around the house! Despite saying I wouldn’t buy any more cards having bought the Blush and Strawberry kits, I *might* have bought some more…maybe Kiwi and Honey…well, they all go together so well, and they were on offer…! But back to the Project Life storage problem. I had a look online, but all the best storage things seem to be available in America – I love this wooden one by CherieBee on Etsy, but it was really expensive for me to buy and then ship over to the UK. So I needed an alternative, and came across this box in John Lewis.

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