Adventures in Sewing
After organizing my patterns I determined that I needed a two-drawer file cabinet. I had three options which I talked about in this post, but while looking around online some more, I noticed that the Martha Stewart craft furniture line not only had a one-drawer file cabinet, they also had a 4-drawer file console.
Two drawers would be plenty for my patterns and future growth, but I wasn’t sure I needed four drawers. I spent some time in my still messy Studio and realized that I could store bulky fabrics like fleece in the top two drawers of the file console and put my patterns in the bottom two drawers. I did a little measuring to verify the console would fit and – Yippee – it would. All I needed was a great sale. Life is good; the file console went on sale! I ordered it in a heartbeat!
Patterns in their temporary phase:
And here are my patterns now!
Since the drawers of the file console could fit either letter or legal files, I had enough room on the side of the drawer to slide in my binders with the copies of pattern envelopes.
You might notice that the file console isn’t quite the same shade of white as the craft table. Bummer, huh? Technically, they are both Picket Fence, but they definitely aren’t the same color. I think I’ll just wait to see how the room comes together once it is painted. I think I can get Martha Stewart colors mixed at Home Depot, so if worst comes to worst, I’ll paint either the tables or the file console.
So, here’s the updated Studio To Do List:
I’m making progress in the Studio (even if it’s slower than I would like). I’m not sure I’ll make my Jan.1 deadline, but at least I’m moving forward!