Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Scrappy Do!

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..




15 comments:

Daisie said...

How I wish someone would let off fireworks when I tidied up, I'd do it far more often!!
xxx

Sue said...

Fireworks were inpressive but not as impressive as the V. neat folded fabric stash. Well done.

Kathi D said...

So tidy! Nice of the neighbors to celebrate with you!

Pipany said...

Love the fireworks. If I had that happening maybe I would tidy more often? Feel quite inspired now thanks Julia x

Gina said...

Do you fancy coming round to sort my stuff out?

darkpurplemoon said...

NOthing like a good tidy up!

Jen

jennyflower said...

Even your 'mess' is colour co-ordinated! How do you do that?!

Diane said...

Are you half french? I noticed in Paris that the Parisian women only wore black with either red or a bit of lepoard print. xxxx

Billie Jane said...

omg Julia you put me to shame... I have to be the untidiest sewer/knitter on the planet... and yet I hate mess! this means I am constantly in a turmoil... perhaps the fireworks would help. Great photo.

Tracy said...

Wow...everything so neat and tidy now! Your fabric stacks are delicious. And loved your fabric finds from London in your previous post--that leopard print is such fun! You are right about the dressmaking net. I've fashioned shower scrubbies/exfoliators from gathered net--it works great! Love the fireworks fun... Happy Days, Julia :o) ((HUGS))

pebbledash said...

How wonderfully satisfying! Scarp bits and pieces are the hardest to keep tidy, me finds.....

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Ohhh what a lovely fabric stash, black and red my fav colour combo! loving the polka dot fabric.

It all looks so lovely when you have had a good sort out. It really is inspiring me to sort out my craft cupboard, its a disgrace! oh hum so many other things to get in order first at the mo though!

Lovely that your neighbours wanted to celbrate with you though! lol.

MBBx

Fancy Elastic said...

I am SO due a sort out.

well done... I bet you feel like a new woman!

x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I bet you feel fantastic getting that done...looks great!!

Kitty said...

Mess? You call that a mess? I can show you a REAL mess - it's called No.1's bedroom and it's being tidied this weekend. If she wants to go out with her friends she has to tidy!!! x