When I went to volunteer on Friday, I told myself, ‘No more purchases!’
I am an utter devil for charity shops. I see things that I fall in love with, discover the bargain price and before I know it I’m handing over a few coins in exchange for something awesome.
Of course, my resolution to not spend anything crumbled once I reached the shop!
I found these lovelies, for 50p:
They’re retro pillow cases; the stitching has come undone in places and there are a couple of small holes, but that doesn’t matter since I bought them for the fabric. I love the pattern--isn't it gorgeous?
I’ve plenty of ideas for how to use this fabric so keep watching to see what I do with it!
On the subject of using up fabric, I sorted my collection yesterday...
This lot fills two large boxes that live under the bed. The boxes have lids that I have to sit on in order to close!
Originally the fabric was all over the place, but I decided it was about time to have a little organisation--now it’s sorted by colour which is much better.
From there I went on to deal with my collection of patterns. They were stored in an A1 art folder, but it was becoming tiresome to find what I was looking for. Shop-bought ones weren’t so bad since they were in the original envelopes, but the ones I’ve drawn myself were are a nightmare to find, since they were folded up and without shiny pictures.
I needed to make a change.
Then I remembered the ring-binders I turned out recently.
The patterns are pretty bulky so I’m weighting them down with books before putting them away. It's such a relief to get this sorted!