For some reason I have been on a roll this week. My swap parcels for the strawberry swap organised by Susan and Claire's robot swap are finished - and just need sending off (pics when i know they've reached their new homes), I made the quilt on Wednesday, and I have been on a tidy up roll. Kajsa was kind enough to send me a kick up the bum this week, and told me to get tidying. After seeing how spick and span her work room was, I felt guilty that my fabric cupboard looked like this....
What you can't see on this photo is that I have actually half emptied it, and the kitchen floor was covered with fabric. Horrible, horrible, horrible. I am such a disgusting person. The problem is that I buy too much fabric, and then, when it arrives, I have a little stroke and chuck it into the cupboard to hide it from W who rolls his eyes and shakes his head at the ever growing fabric mountain that is our house. There's no getting away from it now, he has seen the floor covered in fabric, he walked in from work and was greeted by a sea of cottons lapping at his feet. He actually walked straight back out again and hid at his brother's house next door, it was all too much for him.
I did find a rather pretty strawberry tea towel that I had bought from Cath Kidston (in the sale no doubt) hiding in the depths of the cupboard, which is now (thanks to Bend the Rules Sewing) an apron. Hoorah!
Here's me modelling it (face carefully obstructed - I wouldn't want to frighten you on the Sabbath)
As I have now ironed all of my fabric (including scraps - and sorted them into colours, oh yes, I am taking this tidying seriously), I realised there's probably a bit too much of the stuff and subsequently banned myself from buying any more until I use up around a drawer full (in theory...) Fortunately this little lot managed to sneak in just in time. Phew! (japanese FQs are from here, and are very reasonably priced!)
Progress on the tidying is slow...it's a hard slog. But my ribbons are now looking like this....
and by the end of today my whole work area and cupboard will be worthy of a magazine spread (kinda...maybe not exactly)
so, WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!!!
One thing I have forgotten to blog so far, since getting back from holidays, is this amazing robot cushion, made for the ginger one by Leah as his swap prezzie for the kiddy swap organised by Chloe. Isn't he fantastic? Ginge was over the moon when he opened the parcel (addressed to him too, not that he can read it, but it got me all excited)
He now lives on Ginger's bed, next to his pillow (that's prime real estate, let me tell you!)
Thank you Leah, we both love him!
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