Thursday, March 28, 2013

Colour my World

Well hey there happy blogger's (long time no see - literally)
Round here things are always happening!
So much so, I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha!

(did your mum ever use that saying? mine did)
Firstly, the book work is taking up way more time than I had initially hoped and so most of my far more interesting and creative pursuits have taken a back seat of late.
(It is very frustrating for me!)

I have, however, managed the odd spot of op shopping, a garage sale or three and a slow and steady sewing room re-organisation.
I found these nana polyester fabrics in INSANE colours at a deceased
estate sellout garage sale.

Lucky I didnt have the kids with me so I had plenty of time and patience to really go through each and every box!  And there were a LOT!
I came home with one rather large box filled with these crazy prints for a mere $2.
Some are only big enough for a cushion cover but there will be enough for several funky skirts and a frock or two.
The old dear that had collected these had some seriously mean taste. 
It kind of got me thinking (whilst rummaging)
about what my possessions would look like once I'm dead and gone!  Will my children be selling off  hoards and hoards of colourful fabrics from my own collection?  Will some young chicky babe with a flare for crafting and re-fashioning from vintage fabrics come by and feel like she's won the Lottery?  Well I most certainly did.
So much so
I dropped everything and made a dress
out of fabric I was given well over a year ago.
What do you think???
I was also given this baby from my neighbour!
and I found another 2 suitcases for the collection!
Isn't the purple one fab!!! 
It was part of a set of three but I literally don't have the room so chose the middle size one!
I also scored a pile of vintage patterns including these beauties!!
and in amongst all that we have had a 5th birthday party
 I have also re-organised my tragic sewing room
It is now FABULARSE!
I seriously can't function in my sewing room unless it is organised and so I finally got around to installing a couple of cheap IKEA purchases
(L to R)
1. Magazine/sewing machine manual holder.
2. Handy Scissor and Zip hanger
3.  Pattern piece hanger
among other such chores as sorting, folding and colour coding (again)
the "stash"
Oh look, there's ME!  And my tidy, functional happy sewing room!
Happy Easter everyone
I'll be hiding in here all weekend :-)
Ciao x
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