Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Destashin' for 2010

You'll see a new button on the side. I'm participating in a destashing challenge.

In my ongoing efforts to organize my things, I am now trying to weed down my fabric stash. It's coming out my ears. People keep giving me fabric. It's crazy. I can't say no to it either.

I think by clearing out the fabric in useful ways, it will go a long way to getting things a bit more organized.

Within the last 24 hours, I've used about a yard and a half of fabric. I know, I know...that doesn't sound like a lot, but I did make a blankie for the baby and five fleece hats! The blankie is also fleece...good quality like you'd find on a jacket. It's sooo toasty warm. If I didn't put some silky pooh binding on it, I'd totally keep it for myself. Millie isn't too interested in it, so I've been "borrowing" it all day.

I have two dresses already cut out that I'm promising myself I'm tackling tonight. Of course, I've been promising I'm tackling it for the last month. But I've got my machine out, so that's a lot more progress than I've made in awhile.

I made a massive dent in the girls' laundry, too. Leelee informed me she has too many shirts! Well, now we need to go through her clothes and figure out what we need to keep. She loves fashion, so hopefully it won't be too painful for her.

I'd love to hear the practical ways you are organizing and purging!


  1. Boy are we on the same wavelength. This morning, I went through the cabinet under my husband's sink. We moved into our house 10 years ago. Instead of unpacking, he shoved two boxes under the sink and hasn't touched them since. One box was filled with empty boxes! Huh! He moved those from the old house!!! Before he could object, I bagged everything up (3 kitchen size bags) and hauled them out. Tomorrow, I'm going through the games and CDs in the TV cabinet. I'll keep doing at least one cabinet, drawer or closet per day until I'm done!

    As for fabric stash, I have to save that one for last or I'll never get the other things cleaned out.

    I'd love to see what kind of dresses you are making and your fleece hats and blankets, too.

    Happy Sewing!

  2. I have ADD too! it gets worse when you are peri-menopausal like I am.. Try living with depression and ADD.. Thank God I'm better now! I have to take NOTES all the time. I even started a real "Important event' journal to help me remember things like when I had my last haircut, or we had Dr, appointments, books I read. My memory is shot.. Right brained people are more likely to be ADD, don't you think?

  3. Oh yeah. I'm an artist who's married to an artist. I have plenty of unfinished projects laying around.

  4. Wanna hear a weird idea? How about a FLEECE DRESS?

  5. I've been de-stashing a bit, but mostly just rearranging old fabric out of the house to other people at about the same rate as I rearrange new stuff in to the house to me. Sigh.

    I'd join the challenge, but I know I would fail! :-S


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