When my girls lived at home, I always had a very tidy home, I was a bit fanatical about it to be honest. But since they have moved out and I have found sewing, I am terrible.
I have a set of drawers in the corner of my sewing room, the drawers themselves are relatively organised but on top is just bags of scraps and other things.
It was really annoying me, I use scraps a lot as I like sewing 1/4 inch hexi's . My plan is to sew a double quilt.
This is the start of it, I am machine sewing with invisible thread on the top..
Now to do this successfully you need a wide choice of colours. Do you not find that your choice of colours is limited? So at my Quilting group at 'Quilting for You' I asked my friends to save their scraps and they certainly have done, but so much so I had the mess above.
So hubby very kindly bought me 10 boxes.
Which I have filled.....
It gave me a fabulous opportunity to sort through all those bags, get rid of the silly little bits that where no use to anyone, so I have a box for 1) small scraps, 2) medium scraps, I found some quite 3) large pieces too, also in a box, 4) random bits of wadding, 5&6) two boxes for current projects, a 7) box for strips and another for 8) selvedges, yes I keep the selvedges and sew them too
cute isn't it! Box number 9 has fabric in saved from sample books. Box 10) has some stuffed dachshunds and tea towels in??? Don't ask!
So I have started the organisation of my room. I am going to take down the old cupboard front, make the top shelf more secure and once the cupboard front is gone will make the shelf more accessible.
Its still a mess, but at least its an organised mess. This used to be my daughters bedroom, hence the dragon on the wall. The tables in the middle I found on Gumtree
they are the type you can stand at, so save my back.
The room is due a makeover, as I have to decorate and make sure everything can be put away from little prying fingers as my house is due to be taken over by my niece, her partner and their 4 children next year, when they come down for my daughters wedding.
You can follow it all here!