I still have more to get rid of and I think its time I tackled my closet. A few of the items I will try to sell but some I will just be donated to thrift. I have a burnt orange corduroy jacket I desperately wanted to love, but carelessness in cutting, sewing, and just in general make it less than stellar and even a bit lopsided so it will go to thrift. I could tear it completely apart and try to fix it but honestly its a lot of work for little reward. I’d rather just drop it off. I also have two dresses (one I need to replace the zipper in first) I made, tried on, took pics, and never actual wore. That was well over a year ago. They are nice dresses, and very suited for an office environment but just not suited to me and my life. Those I will try to sell first.
I dropped off a big bag of pants Mattie doesn’t wear, many almost new, a pair of high heels, and the two cheap plastic dance pads I have for the old Xbox. I have a solid metal and hard plastic one I use and the the cheapie ones move around a lot under your feet while you play which makes them hard to use. I literally have not taken them out of their boxes in an eternity. They had to go.
I did end up bringing a few items from my mom’s here which I want to keep, (namely a really cool coat I made a while back) but that means making room for them by letting other things go. I think I have some t-shirts with many holes or stains I can toss out and some other clothing I’ve made I’m just not crazy about that I can donate.
I’m also slowly going through my craft room and putting things into a bag that I want to offer to Tracy & Jami when we get together next because I just don’t use them at all and they’re taking up precious space in my craft room. That ranges from a few beads, some containers, and a few random supplies. Anything they don’t take will also go to donation. I’m doing my best to organize and get rid of anything I don’t actually use but its slow going and its hard to decide on some things.
I organized all my yarn roughly by color, though some in the bottom right are a bit mixed up- they didn’t really fit in anywhere. Still, I think it will make it much easy to find the yarn I am looking for in the future! A few of these look out of place in the photo- will have to move them next time I am out back.
I also moved all of my fabric, scraps, and other storage stacks into the little closet space where my yarn was hanging. It all fits in there perfectly and is rather tidy. The smallest stack of containers in the middle mostly hold my expansive collection of zippers, organized by size. I may have gone crazy and bought a ton of zippers in various sizes in lots of 25 and 50 more than once. You never know when you’ll need a zipper!
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That’s a canvas for painting and a sketchpad stacked on top on the right side and on the left you can see my flattened boxes, envelopes, and other packaging for shipping.
I’m also considering selling off some of the fabrics I have that I’m probably never going to use. Some of these are small yardages of vintage fabrics that might be suitable for children’s clothing but I just don’t have a need for. Cleaning out my fabric bins would be a great help because then not only would they open and close easier, but they could be better organized as well to make things easier to find. Luckily most of the fabrics I measured and labeled with their dimensions when I pre-washed everything. The next few days will have me sorting through them and deciding what to list for sale and what to keep. While I was in my craft room I did some sewing and finished up a pair of pajama pants I had started n a few weeks ago.
My mom also stopped by with the bags of stuff from the damaged/sample sale at her work today and I spent about two hours dividing it up between Tracy, Jami and I. There was a ton of beads and while some were the same as last time, there was a lot more metal in these bags and some stuff we did not see before at all. No yarn this time, but there was some crochet thread I’m not sure what we’ll do with, and she got a lot of rubber stamps as well as some polymer clay. There were also some sewing needles, including upholstery needles, and some stitch holders for knitting. She also found several boxes of embroidery floss (12 skeins to a box) in about five different colors. Anyway, we got a great haul of stuff and I hope everyone is happy with their bags when we meet up next week to pass things out.
Mattie had to take his dad to a doctor’s appointment this evening and I was on my own for dinner so I just made pepper bellies in the microwave. I ate too much though and felt kinda blergh afterwards.
Not much else to say at this point so signing off and will hopefully pop back in tomorrow.