I saw something similar to this on another blog (apologies if it's yours - can't remember where I saw it now...) and thought it was a fantastic idea!
I bought the 44-drawer system from Maplin Electronics with a smaller version, just in case. I then put my DMC threads, on bobbins, in the top 26 drawers (no more than 20 in each), then the few Anchor threads I have in another. I used a small drawer each for Glissengloss/Madeira, Dinky Dyes and Caron threads (I don't have many of those at the moment), 7 drawers for Mill Hill beads (split into antique, seed, pebble, etc), and a drawer each for charms and needles. The 3 larger drawers are for Kreinik braids/filament, Crescent Colours threads, and spare DMC skeins. The large drawer at the bottom is split into two with a divider, and my WDW and GAST threads are in there, stored in Floss-A-Way bags on rings. The whole cabinet sits on the floor at the side of my chair, within easy reach. I keep the threads I am using for a particular project in a bobbin box, and they will be returned to the cabinet when the project is finished...I know, I know - too much time on my hands... :¬)
This system is much tidier than my previous 'system' - three bobbin boxes, 2 floss rings and a Really Useful Box crammed full of beads, charms and Kreinik braids!
I have also gone a bit crazy with stash-buying this month...I bought 5 lots of fabric - 3 x metre lengths of evenweave (25, 28 and 32 ct), and 2 packs of linen (32ct natural Belfast linen and 28ct ???) I also bought a couple of charts, including some Bent Creek and Prairie Schooler ones, and these are the ones that turned up today:
The My Big Toe design is screaming at me to start it....hmmm...Watch this space!
I have done some stitching on my Mermaid over the last day or so, and will be doing more before the weekend. I'm leaving the Astrocat until next week, with my Scarlet Witch.