Wednesday, 26 October 2016

New toy - Craft trolley.

My new thingie arrived today, flat packed. It was ridiculously easy to put together and is nice and solid.   It's a tower of shallow plastic drawers in rainbow colours.  It's sold as something for hobbyists and hairdressers etc to use and it's just perfect.

I love colour, so I had to have it seeing it was all rainbow-y.  And I have so many embroidery threads and cotton spools that cramming them all into one large drawer was getting a bit inconvenient.

The very best thing about it, is that my wooden sewing tray fits the top perfectly. It could have been made for it.  The wooden tray is from my lovely late mother's sewing box, which was made from all sorts of bits of wood by my grandfather, I think back in the 40s or 50s.  It's dear to me and I love to use it.

Okay, so it's a bit incongruous, a vintage item combined with chrome and plastic, but I go for function as much as looks.

I've got nearly all my embroidery threads in it now, with space left over.

Don't you just love it when you get new storage and everything looks all neat and tidy when youv'e put in in?

Yeah... it won't last.  We all know this.

I love it.  Lovelovelove.  And because it's a trolley, it moves around my very tiny room somewhat usefully.

Honestly, I have so many threads, it's ridiculous.

I still have one empty drawer, and have freed up a lot of space in some of my other storage.  I told my housemate I'm going to try not to fill them all with crap again, and she said 'good luck with that'.

Many a true word...



  1. Ooh... i like it!! I'm a big fan of storage drawers!! I bought a purple veggie rack at the weekend which I'm not using for veg (don't be stoopid!)I'm using it to store my knitting needles/crochet hooks and works in progress.... I love that I can wheel it around and it's purple... !!!

    1. Awesome! I hadn't thought of looking at veggie racks. It took me a long while to find this nice one. Purple is always a huge plus point, lol. I may end up putting my more particularly nice bits in my two purple drawers.

  2. I totally get your excitedness over this lovely thing, Tess. Organization!! All the lovely threads in one place! Your wonderful wooden sewing tray fitting perfectly on top! Rainbow colored bins! All that AND it Rolls around on wheels, too?!!! FABULOSO!!

    Seriously. I love your blog posts. Don't often comment but please know I read them. Love seeing what you're up to, and now that you've got a KAYE WIGGS on the way, well! Just tell us who you got!

    1. I'm such a big kid, I find myself wheeling it from A to B just because I can. If I had a bigger room, I'd get two or three.

      I'm glad when somebody likes the blog stuff. I try to keep it up and if I can't post every day, I try not to leave big long gaps - although that does happen sometimes. And OMG, I'm still a bit shell-shocked at buying the Kaye Wiggs girl. I've never spent that much on a doll before. It's human Gracie in soft pink skin, on a Mei Mei body. :) She's adorbz, and the seller is in the UK like me, so not too long to wait.

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    1. It's fab isn't it? :) I think you can still get them on Ebay.


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