What better way to re-start the blog than with Friends?!
That's right I'm officially back from my graduate school hiatus...and renovating a house, and selling it, and moving - twice. One thing I learned from moving twice within six months is that I had too much junk for my hobbies. And too many hobbies. I had a bag of stuff for jewelry, a 4 drawer tote of scrapbooking supplies, box after box of fabric, a tote and a half of yarn, a box of items to eventually upcycled, a box of doomed Unfinished Objects, the list could go on. I paired it down once when I first packed up while staging the house, then again when we packed up the storage unit, and again when we repacked the storage unit. I thought I got rid of lots of stuff.
Then, we unpacked at our final destination and I still had almost a dozen boxes (of various sizes) of "stuff". I fit most of it into my allotted craft storage space, but I'm still overflowing by two totes and a large bag of stuffing/foam. So here's my plan:
- Tackle the items in my "Fix It" pile
- Complete planned projects
- Use my stash to make fun items to GIVE AWAY
So...coming soon I will post pictures and then you guys can claim it. If you need me to ship it, all you pay is cost of shipping (which should be $5 or less, nothing larger than a Priority mail flat rate envelope is planned). I get to keep creating and my end products get a place to be loved. I consider that a win-win. Anything you recommend I try? I have tons of fleece and felt.
Right now - I am practicing (and I need a lot of practice) paper piecing so I can make some fun pillows with that large bag of stuffing/foam. And finally using all the fun fabrics I've been collecting for (literally) years for an I-Spy quilt for the kids (before they outgrow thinking it's fun). Grace helped me pick out some of the fabrics, lay them out, and move them all around into a pattern. To those of you who donated fabric or allowed me to purchase some of your scraps for the I-Spy quilt - THANK YOU! Please let me return the favor soon.
The five pointed star is giving me fits on the last seam - any body have tips?
It kills me a little bit that it's so random, but I could have spent hours debating and arranging. I am truly grateful that Grace was so helpful and decisive in her choices.