Well, I've already told you about my relaxing night camping to start the weekend, and now I'm here to tell you how I completed it..... Pottering. Not the cool, sculpture kind, the wondering around the house aimlessly trying to make it look tidy and more organised than it really is.
Enter tiny-kitchen-syndrome: For two people who love to cook, our kitchen is particularly small. With very little cupboard space. Minus pantry. To the point that when friends visit I have to show them where the cups are (in another room), the plates are (in another-nother room), the tea-towels are (in another-nother-nother room), where the appliances are (well, you get the point).
I was putting away some Wupperware when I *swore* watched about half the pile fall onto the ground (again). Not great for kitchen hygiene. Terrible for mental health.
SELF: "A lid holder.... a free lid holder... and I'll sew it so it can hold the lids in the door.... then I can stack properly and know my lids wont get lost [pet hate]...."
ME: "A lid holder? Genius!"
Two hours of my afternoon, fabric, thread, scissors, cardboard, 6 washers, 3 screws & 2 nails later:
Oh the peace and quiet. It's almost like when I open the cupboard it whispers "thank you. this is just what I needed. I feel so much better."
It's not the best looking of my creations, but it is incredibly practical and fixed an ongoing problem in an afternoon. Did I mention that it was completely free? [yes]
*Sigh* I think I'll lie down and enjoy the satisfaction of a happy cupboard that no one else will ever see.
UPDATE (17/12/13): After a few requests, I've put a tutorial together… It's over here.