Saturday, 29 January 2011

Yay - storage at last!

Well, you can probably tell from the title of this blog that I have finally got some storage for all my nappy cake stuff. YIPPEE!

As he promised my OH took me out today and we got some Ikea units that are actually meant for toys but work just as well for all the little bits and pieces such as socks, scratch mitts etc.

I had a lovely time this afternoon sorting through everything and putting them in the appropriate drawers complete with little stickers on the front telling me exactly what is in each one. It also meant I could take to charity some of the stuff that I have had and not used or no longer need.

What with my new storage and also my lovely new ribbon rack OH made me, things are definitely looking more sorted - now I just need to get the rest of the house under control!

This way, I should be able to tell much easier what I need to replace and/or I'm running out of rather than waiting until an order comes in and then realising I don't have what I need.

As soon as I get a photo of my newly organised room I'll post it on here so you can see exactly what I'm so excited about.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Finally ....

my OH has agreed that I am unlikely to get my shiny new storage unit much before the summer!

I wasn't holding out too much hope when he promised me that he would make me something to put all my nappy cake stock in over Christmas, but really didn't appreciate that it would take quite that long to come to fruition!

Obviously I can't moan too much as he did bring me home a very nice ribbon storage rack last night but I had to go and ask him whether he now seemed to be on a roll how was my unit coming along to which he answered that it wasn't.

So, he has obviously got sick and tired of my asking as he has promised to take me out tomorrow to buy me one - YIPPEE!!!!!

If we do actually get anything tomorrow I'll try and put a pic on here so you can see what it looks like but I'm not overly optimistic - his attention span when shopping usually lasts approx 10 minutes so if I don't find something very quickly in the first shop we go in, I'm likely to end up with nothing.

Watch this space for further developments.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A ribbon holder

Since I have been at home poorly, the chaos that is my nappy cake stock has been driving me mad as I'm just sitting and looking at it all day.

Unfortunately it is situated at one end of my living room and has progressively taken over more and more room. Since I started making the nappy cakes, I have tried and tried to get things organised but it just doesn't seem to be possible.

One of the main things I have a problem with is my reels of ribbon which are just stuffed in a box. So, after moaning at hubby he promised he would see if he could make me something to keep them all in line.

When he got home from work this evening, he announced he had a surprise to cheer me up and produced a wooden box with holes drilled for dowels. The idea being the dowels can be pushed through the middle of the ribbon reels and the dowels can then be hung in the box so all the ribbons hang down separately. Brilliant idea and it really works - he got all my ribbon reels out and lined them all up in their new storage box for me.

Now I've just got to wait for the storage unit he promised me for everything else!