Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spiffed!



I'm gonna quit clicking buttons!   I wondered what a spiff up was!   Now I am knee deep in spiffing!  Bonnie  from Institches with Bonnie has been doing some things in her studio.  No problem, I caught right up.  My batting was in good order except for a jumble of odds and ends in a bag.  My fabric stays pretty good in my shelves although there is some serious leaning to some stacks.  Then this week it was the ironing station. vbsigh  Mine was buried under piles.  I know that flat surfaces are my nemesis! 

Okay.  I give up!   If I admit I won't be making any more garments I can clear an whole shelf way up high and put the batting up there as well as the odds and ends.  Some of my shoe boxes have fabric groupings that are now passe.   I need one whole shelf for low volume.  Browns are out and greys are in.  The greys can share space on the low volume shelf and all the earthy fabrics can go up high as I have embraced clean and bright.  :)  The top of the craft unit holds backings and all that landscape fabric that may or may not make the next cut.  :)

A start on Thursday evening had me committed to restoring order.  I'm a good sleeper but I was awake at 4:00 am with all kinds of ideas.  :(  I gave up at 5:30;  shook my feathers at the Rooster, barely acknowledging his leaving and sorted, shuffled and stacked.  The shoe boxes hold planned projects for home decorating- quilts, table runners, place mats, wall hangings, pillows and fibre art.  As those decrease I can switch that wider section out for my narrower coloured section.  I anticipate my solids and hand dyes will be increasing. 

 I roared off to town at lunch time for shelves and some cool plastic tubs from our Dollar Store.  :)  All my cute FQ's are in the new tubs and available for the grand kiddies to make projects.

 It all fits back wonderfully well and I only have three large bundles of fabric  to make a decision on.  These are not clean and bright. Would they make an eventual gift???

Anyway.  I'm feeling virtuous and I hope Betty doesn't have a craft corner that she wants spiffed! 

5 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those new baskets make a BIG difference on your shelves. They are the perfect color for your art that decorates your wall. This is a fantastic post. Wish I could organize my fabric like you, but I have only small odds and ends of each color, not even enough for a fat quarter. You are pretty SPIFFY there, gal!!

Createology said...

I love your newly arranged fabric space. The addition of the aqua blues is perfect with your beautiful wall panel grouping you created. I bet you feel like you are "dreaming". Creative Bliss Dear...

Mary Ann said...

I like those baskets. I need to do some spiffing myself. The piles are becoming potential land slides. It took me an hour to find my favourite scissors the other day:)

Seth said...

Spiffed indeed! Some great organization going on there!!

Threadpainter said...

oooooo .... love that splash of turquoise ... that will be inspiring ! ;)