Friends, apart from a delightfully easy project I'm hoping to finish imminently – Dixie DIY's new Hot CocoaSweater download - I have to hold my hands up and admit that there won't be much sewing on my part for a little while.
'Why on earth not?', I hear you ask. Well, put simply, my shit's in serious disarray. Just 14 months after an overhaul of my sewing space, I've found myself in an even worse position. It's no secret, and certainly, no joke that my stash of sewing stuff (so much stuff) is out of control.
This time it took a one-man intervention to tackle the issue. When my boyfriend told me we needed to have a serious talk last week, I was ready for the ultimatum I've been expecting – to choose between him or my beloved hobby. Luckily, he's not a drama queen, so he suggested instead that he replaces our furniture with pieces that are more fit for purpose...as an early Christmas present for me! Isn't that the nicest thing ever!?! Sssh, don't tell him...but I do wonder if he's merely enabling me by being so accommodating. To be fair though, seeing it all laid out bare is pretty embarrassing. No one needs this much stuff, ever! But I've already posted about my stash-busting plans, which will be an ongoing adventure.
Jane, avert your eyes! Sadly, this isn't even the worst of it...there's more stuff squirrelled away in every nook and bloody cranny!
For now we'll be spending most of our free time re-organising, collapsing and moving old furniture, ordering new furniture and eventually building it. As you can imagine, I've also been busy de-stashing by listing things on eBay, taking things to the charity shop and by setting things aside for the lovely ladies joining Kat and I at the Birmingham Rag Market this Saturday. To my beautiful blog friends who aren't coming along, don't worry, you can expect a number of delicious giveaways coming your way soon!
Anyway, just wanted to fill you in on my short sewing sabbatical. I sincerely hope I get my sewing space sorted once and for all - it will be much more inviting and conducive to creativity and productivity.
How do you keep your stash under control? Do you even have one?