*Disclaimer: This is not my actual fabric stash but a handy representation!*
This morning I had grand plans for an afternoon of sewing, starting off with PJ shorts (much needed in this hot weather) and then cutting out for my Kelly skirt. I couldn't quite face my Victoria blazer with the heat we have had recently, but rest assured this is next on my list. I was all ready to go and was just storing away my Victoria blazer fabric on the shelf where my boxes of fabric live....when out of nowhere disaster struck and the whole shelf came crashing down, boxes of fabric narrowly missing me and my precious overlocker (luckily we were both fine). I was literally being attacked by my stash. The result was fabric strewn all over the floor while I stood there trying to hold the rest of the boxes in place until the boy came to rescue me.
The piece of fabric I had been trying to put on the shelf was by no means heavy on its own, but it must have been the straw that broke the camel's (or rather, the shelf's) back. The boy gave me a stern talking to about overloading the shelves - apparently they can only hold 15kg in weight. I would have protested that there is no way my stash comes anywhere near that, but comparing lifting even one of the four boxes to weights at the gym, I have a horrible feeling that it weighs considerably more. Opps. So rather than spending the afternoon sewing, I spent it clearing space to store my fabric as I am now one shelf down. The screws were pulled out of the wall by the weight of the shelf and the boy thinks it's unlikely that the shelf will be able to go up again in the same place, so for now I am forced to find space elsewhere. Oh dear. I can't believe that my stash has got to the stage where it is tearing apart my sewing room - not good, not good at all. I was already on a fabric diet but this has made things even worse - I think I need to join stashaholics anonymous stat!
Have you ever been forced to confront a problem in this way? Have you ever been physically attacked by fabric?! And any storage solutions other than shelves suitable for a small space would be most welcome....