23 October 2011

Tidy Shelves

The last couple of weeks haven't been particularly interesting in The Office, sadly.  Oh, I've been in it a lot, it's just that there hasn't really been any significant processes going on. I have made lots of little pouches, make up bags and such sorts, but I won't be boring you with them this time.


I've also cleaned out my fabric shelves - they were getting to be scary looking. Quite.


I'll let you have a peek at my stash, in all its technicolour glory.

Now I need to ask,  how do you stash your stash?


I have yard bundles:

half yard bundles:

varied length bundles 
(ie those not falling in the yardage or half yard categories - 
a bit pointless this category, but there you go) :

Solids, checks and spots:

A floral bundle:

FQ bundles. These come in two sorts, the first being bundled up according to collection:

And those just, well, bundled up.

Of course, there's my scrap bundle (or should I say part of my scrap bundle). I think this is my almost favourite bundle. I looove playing with scraps, randomly piecing them, not making and not thinking of anything in particular, just seeing where they take me, eheh.

My favourite bundle? 

A basket full of precuts! 

So how do you stash your stash?

09 October 2011

Charmed Fun

This week's project was brought about as a matter of necessity.

You see, and here's something about myself you don't know - I'm a bit of a creature of routine when it comes to my breakfast. I bring it with me every work day, probably because I'm always so rushed (read "unorganised") in the morning that I never manage the time to have it at home. And my packed brekkie is almost always the same thing, a jam sandwich and a juice box, and sometimes, if I'm feeling healthy, there'll be a fruit.

So anyway,  I have a little lunch bag which I use to haul my breakfast goods. I can't even remember where I got it from, but since its got a print in the front that reads "Welcome, Thank You", I'm thinking it must have been a goody bag from a get together of some sort, a wedding perhaps?

And here it is, but as you can see, one of the straps have gone. 

Oh dear.


That meant I needed to make a new one - yeppee! - any excuse to sew, hey?

So out came some charm squares - happy happy! - volunteering for the job.

These are from Moda's 'Spirit' - I'm wondering how many of them I've actually got, Spirit charms seem to jump up at me every so often.

The construction was simple. I merely copied the dimensions of the old lunch bag. All in all I used up, let's see, 1, 2 ... 14... 17, I used up 17 charms for the new bag, so I suppose there'll be a fair amount of  Spirit charms left to jump up on me every so often again.

Now for the fun part - photos!

Lots of room!

All packed up and ready to go!

Now don't forget to eat your breakfast!

02 October 2011

A Little Less Fabric

I've been very good lately in eating into my stash. The more I use up the more reason there is to buy some more, hee!

This week I've used up more than half of my Moda Arnold's Attic fabric.

So there's not miles left, only mere yards, eheh.

And this is where it's gone into:

My kitchen table's gotten a new look hu hu!

Hmm, maybe I should've ironed the table cover before I photographed it?

(Check out my mosaic floors, they must be about 30 years old - does anyone else have mosaic floors these days?)

For the seat covers I simply used velcro as fasteners. My previous seat covers (patchwork affairs also made by moi, of course - currently in the wash, so no photos) had ties, but I wanted this set to be simple with clean (or cleaner) lines, so I just velcro-ed it. It's not so pretty, I know, but ah well, I'm easy to please :-)

All in all, I'm giving myself a pat on the back *big smile*.

Used up any stash lately?