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toy shelves

Three years ago (almost exactly! it was Jan 19th 2008) I posted about the glass shelves I’d bought from IKEA for displaying my crocheted animals in my craft room. Here’s how it looked back then:

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Awww, evidence of a fledgling crochet pattern business!

Things have changed just a bit since then! As I have to depersonalise my craft room and turn it back into a bedroom so we can sell the house, I thought I’d better take some pics for posterity before I have to dismantle everything (sniff). So here’s the current state of my toy shelves:

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It’s a bit tricky to fit everything into one photo, as the shelves take up the full length of one wall!

As you can see, I expanded from 2 shelves to 4. I was actually planning another IKEA trip to get yet another pair of shelves just before we found out we’d be moving – things are more than a little cramped on the shelves at the moment, and I don’t even have everything on display!

Credit for another artist: the beautiful sea turtle print you can see on the wall above my orangutan is by Ron Krajewski (dogartstudio).

After a few failed attempts, I managed to get a panoramic shot of everything (this is actually 4 photos I stitched together!):

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I promise it’s worth the click through to Flickr for the large version – you can’t see anything at this scale!

I must confess I’m feeling a little bit proud of myself, looking at that photo. I just did a quick head count: 52 on the top shelf and 70 (I think! I kept losing count) on the bottom shelf…

Can you spot your PlanetJune favourites up there?


  1. ADP Store said

    Wow, that is soooOooooOoooOoo beautiful 🙂 I don

  2. Rachel said

    My favourites are Discworld and the Lemmings. 🙂

  3. Julia said

    Wow, you’re so creative! It’s really interesting to see all the designs in proportion to each other- some are a lot bigger then I imagined! I must get some shelves next time I go to ikea.

  4. Cora Shaw said

    Wow, that is amazing. I have been thinking of doing something similar as I get more and more patterns and designs. Great job!

  5. Corvus said

    Jeeze, you’re all sorts of productive. Nicely done!

  6. Alina said

    wow, this is amazing!!!!

  7. Nancy said

    What a great collection. I actually gave my collection all to the Christmas Bureau this past year.

  8. Annie said

    Wow, what a collection June! The last panoramic view is quite incredible.

  9. Amanda said

    Wow, June! I’m going to have to re-think my system after seeing yours! I just nail mine to the wall by my desk. It’s not very impressive right now, but I imagine it will be, soon enough. It’ll be like a crochet evolution chart, as I get better and come up with more interesting and challenging ideas. But looking at things like your crocheted Reepicheep… I could never tack him to a wall. 🙁 Good call on this shelving idea. *runs to Ikea*

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