29.6.10

Tidy

Here is my sewing box (and sewing box contents.) I'm not sure how long I've had this sewing box or exactly where I acquired it (an antique shop along the way...) I know I've been using it at least 17 years & I don't think I've ever cleaned it out. To make matters worse, a few years ago one of the upper compartments became detached. Whenever I went rummaging for buttons or thread, the upper box on the right would come crashing down, spilling its contents everywhere. It was a sad state of affairs. I dreaded hunting for my pin cushion. Luckily, I saved the small wooden pieces, the screws & the washers...

And today I repaired my old sewing box.

Ta-daaaa!

And then there have been the larger cleaning-out projects... My husband is a light sleeper, so no family bed for us. Baby will have his own room which means giving up the room we had been using as an office/creative space/guest room. However, in a 1250 sq. foot house every inch of space counts. Here you can see my craft & letter writing supplies neatly sorted into tidy white boxes (& placed on high shelves in the baby's room.) A box for stationary, envelopes & thank you notes. A box for old letters & newspaper clippings. A box for origami & scrapbook paper. A box for rubber stamps, ink pads & glitter. A box for ribbons, string, feathers, hole punches & silvery stars...

My house is almost as tidy as the little one you see above... Now, on to the disaster zone which we refer to as our garage...

Yikes.

3 comments:

  1. That sewing box is so cool!! I totally love it.

    (Your Garage and mine are clearly friends)

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  2. It's so nice to meet you! Thanks for linking. That sewing box is such a beautiful piece. What a terrific find. And that house! I can't believe you got it for free. A nice wooden fixer-upper doll house has been on my list for quite some time. Can't wait till it's my turn to find one!

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  3. Oh my dear...did you clean the garage? what interesting things did you find and when you put them in a neat new box what did the label say?
    (spotted that wee pin cushion bet it was quite lovely in its day)

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