I was up bright and early (5.30am) yesterday to start work - yes, Pin Queen has to work to feed her sewing habit. I work at our local Next 3 mornings a week and yesterday was an early start as we were putting out the Christmas decorations. Pretty snowflakes, christmas presents and H U G E lit up "C"s dotted all around the shop. Anyhoo, the christmas presents will make fantastic pattern storage boxes - they're really sturdy and come in varying sizes. I was fortunate enough to take home two of the medium sized boxes that were spare (we had to do a bit of re-jigging to get everything to fit the shop displays) and they are perfect! I think I will drill a couple of holes in the front and add a handle to make them a little easier to pull from the shelf - What do you think?
Look how deep those red lids are - I think I'll use them as storage rather than lids.
Needless to say I'll put my name down for a few more when the decorations are ready to come down...... If you work in Next, or know anyone who does, they may be able to have a few at the end of the festive season too.