Over the weekend I decided that the time had come for a clearout! Look away now, if you are of a nervous disposition with an aversion to mess!
This was just the start!! It took two days to tidy ...
This isn't my ironing pile ... this is scraps and old clothes for 'restyling' which previously lived ontop of my fabric cupboard.
After a mamoth shredding and sorting session on the sofa, I ended up with a basket of clothes for mending or alteration..
And a basket full of 'spare parts' - that is to say, old clothes chopped into manageable flat folding pieces ready for re-cycling, including a substantial pile of jean pockets which I am planning to make some sort of pockety organiser with, and a collection of Jimmy's old t-shirt fronts from which one day, I plan to make a quilt. Perhaps in time for grandchildren - i'm not anticipating any of those in the near future (obviously!), but the way things are right now, it'll be another 20 years before I get round to it!
My fabric shelf is tidy - can you see the colour theme? Things are easy round here, black, red, white or leopard, with the odd rogue colour thrown in very occasionally - usually if somebody gives it to me!
I have a pile of re-usable notions.
Some scrubby soap parcels made from left over soap shavings from the last batch of soap I made, and some scrap dress net. I have discovered that dress net is a marvellous exfoliator in the shower.
After all was done, dusted, folded and sorted, the pub next door very kindly put on some fireworks to celebrate! Which was nice..