I have the patience of a saint - I am happy to sit for hours and stitch away and accomplish a little at a time but when it comes to being "idle" and not being able to do what I love or even what I can see needs doing I have NO PATIENCE ....... It is Day Five of having this silly 1/2 cast on my wrist and I am ready to rip it off and just get on with it..... I am not a very good patient at all I am afraid. So seeing that I cannot sew or do any 2 armed chores I have been doing a little organising.
Today I purchased 6 of these big candy striped storage boxes with lids for all of our scrapbooking bits. Our collection has grown over the past few years and we seem to be doing more and more of it lately. It is something that all 3 of us can sit and do and have some "girly talk". The girls also like to stitch cards, iris fold and tea bag fold as well. It will be much easier to drag out just what we need each time.
And they fit just nicely in the gap down beside the book shelf in the dining room. Mission accomplished !!
So then it was onto the sewing room each group of like minded bits is now living in a box with other like minded bits. There is a Fancy Button Box, Ric Rac Box, Bell Box and lots more
It does wonders for the mind to have a little bit of organisation in there - If only I could actually get and use some of them .........
I have a favourite seller at the Sunday market and about 2 years ago I purchased this lovely cupboard from her. I have no idea what it was used for originally. The inside boxes are crudely (but beautiful) made from old packing boxes and each one pulls out. I have been using it for my face paint ( make-up) for a few years but decided that it would suit the sewing room better so now it has shifted camp and looks very much at home in it's new spot.
Aren't the little draws just the cutest little things ..........
And this is where it now lives - Fits perfectly.
So with not being able to sew (remember what happened last time I had a hand all bandaged up and what it did to the old bank account) I have been shopping again........ I have been doing my bit for the world economy.......... I have parcels coming from all over in the next few weeks and not one will contain fabric !
And then there was the trip to the markets today and then the stop on the way home at my favourite homewares store....... I will show you what I purchased from my favourite seller at the market just as soon as it is delivered. But for now here are these gorgeous Scandinavian Wooden Christmas decs that I bought at the homewares store - A box of 24....... I think I will try my hand at painting them.
Do you have all of your UFO's assembled and photographed? All of mine are ready to be marched out on show tomorrow. I will show you them all (Yes there are lots) and will give you the rules on how to play the game as well as showing you what is up for grabs in January.
Just before I go I wondered if you had seen the new Gum Trees Logo on my side bar? Isn't it special? Jenny designed it and stitched it up. We also have a dot com address now - We are all grown up !!
Jenny has today released the first part in her new BOM "Give Thanks" it is just adorable.