At the bottom of the closet in my sewing room there are three boxes, they are all full. One is a box of clothing that waits to be repurposed into new items; one is a box of items ready to be gifted to new homes; and one is a box of items waiting to be fixed. The "Fix It" box gathers lots and lots of dust. It's the utilitarian side of sewing that just isn't attractive to me. It's work.
I would much rather start on a cute new dress than sit down a hem some pants, mend some holes or sew on a button. The sad reality is that once something gets to the Fix It box then it will probably not be seen again for a long, long time. I know I need to change that. I recently reorganized the whole room and went through the Fix It box. Interestingly enough my husband just asked about a pair of his shorts that have been in the box since last summer. They were mended but I needed to repair the pocket. It took me less than 5 minutes to get the shorts ready for him to wear. Why have I put this off so long?!
So I made a new commitment to myself - I promised to take one thing out of the Fix It box and fix it (in its entirety) before moving on to my new, fun project. Today's Fix It - a button on a different pair of my husband's shorts. It seemed to be the most immediate need. Again it took only minutes and now I'm off to re-try the Snappy Toddler Top from Prudent Baby. Those dag-blasted snaps are giving me grief!!!
What about you? Do you have a similar box somewhere in your house? I challenge you to find a way to tackle it! Let's see if we can get that box emptied out!