For my combined birthday and anniversary present this year, Dapper bought me something rather spectacular. He bought me a refuge, a bolt-hole to give me a break from the boys when he comes in from work, even if just for half an hour. He bought me a hut.
We got the hut for half price as a former display model from a local garden centre. The carpet was salvaged from an extention my FIL is building just now, and a friend of the family put the electrics in as a favour. It’s fully insulated with a fan heater for the cooler months, and is situated on the decking right outside the back door, so I can nip between the two without getting too cold or wet. It’s the perfect hobby room for my crafting, and I love it.
To help store my stash, I’ve been upcycling some baby product packaging. Although I mostly make my own baby food, sometimes a jar comes in handy, and we do often feed them pre-made rice pudding! The jars are ideal for sorting and storing buttons on the spice rack my Dad bought for my birthday:
And the tins their bottle of Good Night milk comes in are just too useful to throw away, so I bought some sticky back chalkboard and a chalk pen to make handy storage containers.