Sunday, 20 March 2011

Oops! I'm Back!!

I've just realised I was supposed to do my prize draw for my "Old Ted Wall Hangings" give away on Friday ... OOPS!! Sorry about that! I seem to have lost a couple of days again ... so if you've seen them, please return them! :0) I have a REALLY good excuse though ... honest! :0) Well, several, actually, but the main one is that I've once again been trying to bring a bit more order to the chaos of my sewing room renovation. This time, I decided to tackle my fabric stash. First, I hauled it all out into the lounge room ...

There's another smaller storage tub still under the daybed in the sewing room, but I can't get to it for all of my Beloved Geek Boy's painting gear ... it's only a single layer of fabric as it was my attempt to start getting a bit organised, so not a lot more to add to my stash total. I have to say, I feel pretty OK about my stash after seeing a few pics around blogland ... some of those gals could start their own fabric shops with their personal stashes! :0) So ... time to get organised. That involved a trip to Office Works for these ...


I think the staff at Office Works thought we were a little odd ordering around 20 of these, but I wanted to make sure I had enough! :0) These will sit on some shelves above my new sewing desk. So with storage acquired, I began the LOOOOOOOONG, laborious task of ironing, folding and sorting my stash. Talk about time-consuming! You see, to fit two rows of fabric in to make the most of the space in each basket, I have to fold and iron the fabric to a certain size ... which is NOT the usual folded-fat-quarter-size. SIGH! One day I'm going to do things the EASY way and everyone will be completely shocked ... including ME! :0) I made up a cardboard template to help keep things neat and hit the ironing board ...


I think I'm going to need TWO baskets for my green fabrics!! Can you tell I'm a GREEN gal! Tee! Hee! Hee! It looks nice and neat, though ... will do some more this afternoon and tonight while I watch a bit of tele. Oh ... do you see the new blue sewing room wall in the background? It's a bit dark cos it's overcast and raining here today, but you can see we're making some progress ... SLOWLY! Liz at Teddlywinks and I are going to form the ...

"Sewing Room Renovation Stress Support Group"

... cos she and her Beloved are also renovating her sewing studio ... and our messes look very much alike! Tee! Hee! Hee! Pop over and lend her your support and sympathy! :0)

OK ... so that's how I came to forget about my promised giveaway, but I'm ready to announce the two lucky winners now. Firstly, thank you to everyone who shared their "Old Ted" stories with me. I always love to hear about people's favourite teddy bears ... they just seem to play such an important role in all of our lives somewhere along the track! :0) OK, so, the winners of a copy of "Old Ted Wall Hangings" pattern are ...



Congratulations to you both! If you'd like to email your snail mail addresses to me, I'll pop your prizes in the mail for you.

In the meantime ... I'm off to get ready for a lunch date. Its a special day for me today and I'm heading out to celebrate with GB and some friends. :0) Hope you're all having a great weekend so far! Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!
CHEERS!
KRIS

12 comments:

Pat from FL and MI said...

Wow Kris! I'm surprised to win. I'm one of those folks who 'never win anything!' I'll email you my snail mail. Thanks so much! I have a DGD who will love a Teddy wallhanging from your pattern.

Jessica said...

Well done for sorting out your stash! Just keep an eye on the storage boxes for mould, I had a couple that looked like them and in all that December/January rain Qld got they went furry!
Congrats to the winners!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Oooh.... Lisa is a winner! :) Congrats to the winners!!

Good on you for getting so organised with your baskets... it's going to look awesome when you've got it all finished!

Fiona said...

Love your baskets and your determination to get all your fabric sorted - Good Luck !!! OOOHHHH Is it your birthday today???? If so Have a Very Happy One Honey.

Hugs - Fee XX

Maria said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kris. Hope it was a great day.

Your sorting is looking good. Love the baskets.

Congrates to the lucky winners of the "Old Ted" wall hangings.

Amanda said...

Is it your birthday? If so, many happy returns. Your stash sorting is looking good. I have loads of scraps which are making me tear my hair out as I try to use them up, but very little in the way of larger pieces of fabric. My sewing room is next on the list once I get the kitchen sorted out.

Val said...

You are really accomplishing a lot! Love how you are organizing your stash! Congrats to the winners!

Satu said...

Dear Kris... I know you had a birthday today (so do I)... then Warmest Hugs to You;)

Stina said...

First... I hope you have had the most wonderful day today... You are Ssssoooooo... Worth it!!!:0)
Then I want to say ... Long to see your new sewingroom... Love those baskets you bought for storing your fabrics ... Everything will look so pretty!! :0)
Have more fun tidying up in your ROOM... Hugs

Kerryanne English said...

Just like the white rabbit, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date... Happy Birthday wishes and hugs for yesterday my sweet blogging friend.
I hope you had an amazing day with family and friends.
Mwah...
Kerryanne xx

Narelle said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday ... hope your lunch date was super delish!
I like your basket mountain but they will be all the more lovely filled with nice crisp folds of fabric.

Chocolate Cat said...

Those baskets are lovely, your stash will look so good sorted in them! Maybe one day I will get mine in some type of order!!! I am so excited about winning!!! Thank you so much. I will shoot you an email with my snail mail address!

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