I keep most of my UFOs in these bandboxes on top of my sewing armoire. It's funny—most of the furnishings in my sewing room came from magazine prop sales at Meredith Corp. (home of Better Homes and Gardens), where I got my first magazine job out of college. The magazines would sell off items that appeared in their publications and you could buy most of them for a song. That's how I came to own the sewing armoire, which is home to fat quarters and pre-cuts; the turquoise shelf, which hosts new and vintage pincushions; and the fruity-theme lampshade. I wonder what other goodies I will find in those boxes! It's like Christmas morning opening them up.
Because my sewing room is located in the smallest room in the house, I try to take advantage of every square inch. That's why I decided to go vertical with the turquoise shelf. Since it's just for display and I don't need to access its contents on a regular basis, it made sense to give it a loftier position. The room still needs new curtains as the rather plain white sheers it had when we bought the house are showing their wear.