So, if you read the last post you surmised that I have a lot of room in my craftroom. Well, that's almost true. I'm in a crazy organizing phase right now. My condo (where I used to live) had two HUGE closets and 3 HUGE bookshelves to organize all my craft and music stuff. In my house (with my husband, yay!) I have this HUGE room. Because of the cathedral ceilings I can only fit two bookshelves (i know, i know, whining about the vaulted ceilings), and I have NO closet space for crafts. This has turned into a MAJOR dilemma. Not to mention that after I moved in I went to my parents house and grabbed all of the craft stuff that I had been keeping there.....
The college where I teach doesn't begin until Sept 12 so I've been able to blog, sew, and CLEAN. Yesterday was a big 'cleaning the house' day so I decided today I would work in my craft room.
First accomplishment: I folded all of my fabric! Somehow I kept finding more and more fabric..... I'M NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BUY FABRIC. (seriously, just now, I found another bag of scraps.) At least (the full size fabric) is organized and happy inside my Goodwill Shelf that I spray painted purple.
In case you were curious, boas are important for decorating. Those are old sewing machine drawers, and inside them are mason jars holding fun things like buttons, etc. The two mason jars on the top are holding all of my hexagons until I decide what to do with them.
|scrap bag all dumped out... but still smashed up... there's a lot more than it seems!|
I knew I was crazy when I decided to tackle the mysterious laundry basket complete with plastic bags that has been stored at my parents house since 2005.
And this is where we find the buried treasures..... and a spontaneous trip down memory lane. Fabric can tell so many stories!
|What a cool fat quarter!! I have no idea where it came from! =)|
|Random Fabrics already cut into 3 inch squares! I'm sure I need them...|
|wowie! a finished block!|
|and another memory...|
|A very pretty fabric sample (from the 90s)|
|Yay polka dots!!!|
|I seriously don't think I've ever seen this before.|
|More pretty fabric samples!|
|ANOTHER FAT QUARTER! Wahoo!!!|
|Can you say 90s? Do you think the Fresh Prince would have worn this fabric? =)|
|And they are organized (I swear, that's organized)|
|the truth comes out|
That's about it for my buried treasure. It was fun while it lasted. Guess I need to make another scrap quilt, or 10. =) Maybe I should run a 'what to do with scraps' series on my blog, and you all could contribute. ha!
If you made it to the end, thanks for sticking with me!