Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Studio time

Not long ago I was very fortunate to be offered a lovely corner desk totally FREE OF CHARGE! Who was I to say no when my studio was looking like this and contained two 1970's melamine tables with some rather wobbly bookcases

On a positive note the once junk ridden studio needed to be totally cleared out, packed up and moved out of in order to get the new desk in, which was then assembled and slowly but surely everything could come back in.

it now looks like this:

Now that I have a lovely little haven to work from I decided it was time to set too and sort out what remained inside, starting with my button collection. I was fed up of sorting through a big box of buttons of which 50% I would never use so I had a ruthless clear out. I am selling those that I dont want, you can view the album on facebook HERE

Next came the fabric box. What was a huge messy bundle of nothing ness is now neat and tidy in my drawers (this is just a tiny amount of what I have).

I will be listing my old fabric that I no longer want on Folksy in May once Mother in Law Mack has come and taken what she will use for her patchworking obesession.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

More fabric scrap clearing

Back in January I signed up for a challenge that was set on the Loft Creations blog to make something using string blocks. These are basically patchwork blocks made using strips of scrap fabrics. I thought it looked fairly easy and as the deadline for completion wasn't until July I had plenty of time.

Well now that the Mothers Day orders are all done, I finally have a bit of time to myself so lastnight I tucked myself away in the studio and made this lovely cushion cover. It is 100% scraps and some of the pieces are even from curtains and cushions that my Nan had in her house many years ago.

I am really rather pleased with it and cant wait to make some more!

Friday, 5 March 2010

So sorry

I have totally neglected this blog and at the same time really annoyed myself.

I have been de-cluttering away and getting so heavily involved that I have forgotten to take any photos! Only Tuesday Mum and I cleared out my back shed, the bootsale storage shed and my understair cupboard. I am so cross.

On a positive note I have managed to de-clutter my huge collection of fabric and got the sewing machine out to make some rather delicious fabric bunting.

I've listed it for sale in my Folksy shop. Do pop along and see.

I promise I will do better from now on.