Saturday, October 30, 2010

So much stuff!

Actually, I should change the heading to Too much stuff! because that is what I have in my sewing room, which right now looks as though a tornado has whipped through.

Last weekend I bought a storage chest to house my craft patterns and have had a lovely time sorting them out and also sorting scraps by colour into different bags (and who knows where I'm going to put THEM). The wardrobe is full of STUFF , the chest of drawers is overflowing with fabric, I can't sit on the chair because it's covered in STUFF and the bookshelves are groaning with craft books and magazines.

And it's getting worse because I keep ordering and buying more STUFF - fabrics from the US because the dollar is so favourable, books from Book Depository because the prices are much cheaper than here and there's no postage charge, all sorts of goodies from Annie Flower Garden and Jodie's fabulous crafty garage sale this morning ...

And despite having been doing lots of stitching this month, I haven't actually FINISHED much and now I can't get near the sewing machine because - yes, you guessed it - there's so much STUFF in the way!! Did I hear someone say "destash"???

Not going to post a photo of the disaster zone - it's too scary. But I will have to get a move on with the clearing up because there are Christmas gifts to make and swaps to complete. And more discoveries to be made of things I'd forgotten about/hadn't seen for ages/couldn't find because of having SO MUCH STUFF!! Wish me luck.

8 comments:

Allie said...

I know what you mean - every now and then I have a good clearing out, take my stuff down the street to my best friend's house and let her store it, lol! The good thing is that if I need it back, I can get it back. [She had more room than I do!]

I must check out Book Depository, I have some books I want/need!

rachelmp said...

I'm feeling just the same and I'm thinking a big sale on ebay might be necessary ... I only bought one book at Annie today :)

Jo in TAS said...

I love STUFF, my craft rooms full of it and it sounds just like yours, overflowing everywhere. I know I don't need it all but I just can't part wih it! My motto "Love your STUFF!"

Jan said...

Jan ,dont feel to bad you are in good company hee hee ...love Jan xx

Lynda said...

I think most of us can identify with having too much stuff - tends to take over, doesn't it?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I can certainly relate to your description of "so much stuff". You never know though when you might need it!

Vicki said...

Join the club, Jan! My kids think that their inheritance is in my sewing room - and they could be right, hehehehe

Maree: said...

I Don't Think You are Alone Jan..lol..Good Luck!
cheers