Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Storage Solutions

I don't know about you but I never have enough storage for my craft stuff.

One of my solutions to this problem is to make my own storage boxes.  This way I have a box in the precise size I need.

I like to use bright materials to cover my boxes and find the nicest ones in the quilting section of my local fabric shop.  I use a plain contrasting colour for the lining.

My very dear friend Stephanie-Emma recently asked me to make her a couple of boxes.

Stephanie-Emma wanted one box to store her Copic pens and the other the protect her 12 x 12 papers.

The box for the papers is a little larger that a sheet of 12 x 12 so you can easily remove the sheets without damaging them.

For the Copic pens I added some movable dividers to help keep the pens in place.

And if Stephanie-Emma decides to use the pen box for something else in the future, the dividing walls can easily be removed.



  1. Hi Dionne
    These storage boxes you made are super fantastic! I ADORE them. So beautifully made as well. Love the fabric you have chosen too.
    Michaela xx

    1. Thank you Michaela. I have to hold my hand up and confess that Stephanie-Emma chose the Hungry Caterpillar fabric. I agree with you, it was an inspired choice.



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