When I moved to my smaller flat it became more obvious than before to have my place and most of all my sewing STUFF better organised … than ever! Anyone recognising this delicate problem??  😉 Ha ha…I’m certain we all struggle with this. 

I had to get rid of both my dining table and my sewing table… so new ideas had to be hatched…IKEA my number one go to where you can find both practical and affordable furniture with clever functions was my solution.
Fabric storage I already had solved (read some of it… 😉 ) when moving from the house…but still needed to figure out on how to save more space, so we raised Viktors bed and put it on top of my fabric drawers…so he now sleeps on my gold…aka my fabrics :) that are neatly folded in the MALM drawers. 
I really like this…Its perfectly visual…I can see every fabric instantly and have my stash sorted in colours, solids and special fabrics…like Kaffe Fassett and my Birmingham loots 😉 

Might do the same with my bed…but for now I have projects, scraps and unwashed fabrics stored in sealed plastic boxes under my bed. Since I have a wider bed than Viktor it becomes a space under the bed thats not used clever at all…a black spot. With bed rollers on wheels I can use the whole space. And I also doesn’t need to build steps for Molly to come up in the bed… 😉 no space saver for sure!!

Way back in time I used my wonderful cupboard to store fabrics in…in the other flat I used it for books and stuff I didn’t know where to put 😉 does that happen to you? Sigh!! Knew I had to come up with a different solution in this flat…I thought of bookshelves near the ceiling… still pondering over that…might do this later on. 

I had a corner that wasn’t used especially clever… the modem was on the floor and a lot of cables that weren’t looking good… did find the BILLY book shelf on IKEA… a neat and just perfect size to squeeze into that corner…  perfect for all my quilting books!

Molly supervising my book organising…

And with this relocation I got a lot of shelves and compartments empty in my cupboard! Hallelujah moment! And even happier I got when I found plastic boxes that just fit the space perfect. These boxes now stores my precut strips!! Wohoo!

Don’t worry …those boxes will soon be filled…no problem…I promise… 😉



Love this little corner of my flat… 

Sewing table is a LINNMON tabletop with adjustable GERTON legs …and as storage underneath I have an ALEX drawer on wheels which I can draw out and use as my ironing station. Have plans to make an ironing board on top of the ALEX drawer..think it will be perfect.  Have to find a better chair..but for now a stool and my meditation pillow let’s me sit high enough to have my shoulders down.  Wish I could sink my machine into the sewing table…that would be a dream come true…but for now this will have to do.

Cutting table is also a LINNMON tabletop with OLOV adjustable legs…its lifesaving for me to have the table in the right height..need to save my neck and shoulders… I also found a clever note/storage board SKÅDIS  which now stores my cutting tools, scissors and rulers…and stuff 😉 

And a little peek into my tiny kitchen… love the coziness of it…

I also made a small designwall to have right at the cutting table..works great when designing blocks. My bigger design wall I have in Viktors room (a big thankyou to him for allowing that) … works great to have it a bit away from sewing table… I can also see it from the kitchen…so when a block is placed wrong I easily can go and change it!

So now it’s just to start sewing!! Phew!! Still have not solved my problems with sewing, but I’m getting there day by day… it’s time for me to be whole again and have all the fun I deserve…long for that. Feel that the move to this flat have made me good. Feel more at home here…So friends…sew and be happy…let no one take that away from you. Happy sewing! :)

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9 Thoughts on “Organising…

  1. Karin Borgman on 10 September, 2017 at 18:44 said:

    Du har ju verkligen lyckats med compact living. 🤗

  2. Lee Berchak on 10 September, 2017 at 19:50 said:

    What a bright, happy room! It inspires me, since I too need to become organized while downsizing. I’m so glad we also have access to Ikea here in California. Stay well…..

  3. Marica on 10 September, 2017 at 21:45 said:

    Det ser helt underbart ut ditt nya hem 💗 hoppas att jag får komma och hälsa på dig någon gång ☺️ kram

  4. Gudrun Ryberg on 10 September, 2017 at 21:47 said:

    Lycka till med livet och sömnaden i din fina lägenhet!!
    Kram Gudrun

  5. I think you have done amazingly well with your available space. I am taking notes fir when I reorganise my space. Will need a lot of help I think. It is definitely Stinafied. 💕💕💕

  6. Dear Stina, your home looks so beautiful and cozy! You have organized everything really well and I’m sure this new home is an inspiring, happy and safe place for you! I do hope you are now back to normal days and you can enjoy the life again! Hugs to you and Molly! Teje

  7. Louise D on 11 September, 2017 at 13:46 said:

    Oh STINA vad du kan. Blir lycklig att se dina fina bilder.Stor kram från Louise D

  8. karenlogcabinquilter on 12 September, 2017 at 14:18 said:

    How pretty everything looks. I would never have thought of having a bed on top of drawers for fabric storage. You are very creative with home decor and fitting your quilting supplies into it.

  9. Patricia East. ( friend of Shirley's !) on 13 September, 2017 at 19:18 said:

    Dear Stina, I feel I know you so well! I don’t, of course! I’m a friend of Shirley’s, and one of the Wednesday Stitchers. I always read your posts , which are so different, and amusing. I love your new flat, and the way you are organising it. I wish I could be so tidy! Keep writing, keep well and, above all, keep stitching !

Hej...love to hear from you... :)

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