Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Autumn cleaning...

In a few months we will have our house on the market.
So, we all know what that means don't we....I'm going to have to have a huge cleanout in the sewing room/office.
Now, this means that I will probably find things that I had totally forgotten about, find things that I don't want anymore and find things that make me wonder what on earth I had thought when I purchased said things. I have already looked at my huge mess and wondered where to start.....
Anyway, these school holidays I must try and sort through my stash and somehow come up with a storage solution that will make the room seem orderly and still let me find what I'm looking for.
It must be presentable to those wishing to come and look through the house and yet still workable for both DH and I to work in.
So, with so much to do in the next week (the boys are off to Grandma's for a few days) I will take a short leave of absence from posting and try to make the most of "our" time off....painting....sorting....boxing...chucking out....tidying....fixing....and most importantly decluttering.
Wish us luck!
I shall leave you with some new Clutch Purses that I finished off on the weekend. The fabric is from Amy Butler's "Nigella" range. Isn't it fantastic! They will be added to Etsy soon.
Kathryn. XX
"Happy Easter" to you all.

22 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Happy Easter Kathryn and good luck with the decluttering and clean up.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Wendy said...

Just found your blog on Ric Rac's sidbar ... love the little bags - they are gorgeous!

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

Hopefully you won't be away too long! It's so hard having to keep the house looking like a showroom for open days, especially when you have children...and a sewing machine! Have fun finding all those treasures you've forgotten about.
Best wishes,
Jenelle

clare's craftroom said...

Oh I feel for you , good luck .

Jodie said...

I am decluttering as well - and bringing a box of stuff to Annies on Wednesday - free for the taking.

Lindi said...

Good luck with the declutter/clean up!
Have a lovely Easter regardless.
(Love the clutches! Great fabric)

Jan said...

Having spent what seems like months trying to find the floor of my sewing room, I do wish you lots and lots of luck, Kathryn. Have a great Easter - those purses are so pretty.

i cant sew said...

the bags are really really nice. we will have been in this house for two years on the 20th of this month and the pain of moving is still fresh in my mind... almost as bad as childbirth! my biggest advice is throw everything away :)be ruthless honey or you will hate yourself when you move.
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LoloDesigns said...

house prepping for a sale is always a nightmare! wish you lots of luck it getting it ready, your posts will be missed x

silverpebble said...

VERY chic purses - that is beautiful fabric you've used to make them. A clear out can feel great can't it? Similar to weeding the garden for satisfaction. Emma x

A Stitch In Thyme said...

As usual.. very very pretty. Much luck with your cleaning/packing. Still unpacking on this side. Oh the drudgery of it all... :)

marie said...

Love these bags Kathryn!

Good luck with the sorting and packing...and especially with all that's involved in the sale of your home!

By the way - thanks for sharing the Ebay video ~ too funny! Too true!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Good luck with the sorting!! I am doing the same this week - my in lawas arrive on friday and the sewing room has to be transformed into a guest room by then.

Heleen said...

lovely purses you made! I wish you good luck with sorting out, and you still have a little time to enjoy the easterweekend.

Annie said...

Thanks for sharing some "stuff" with us all tonight Kathryn. Happy sorting.

Kim McBirnie said...

Cleaning out the craft room! Now there's an idea, mine could do with a sort out too. I don't know if I'll ever be able to move, the thought of shifting years of accumulated stuff is... scary!
Kimxx

running thread said...

These fabrics look gorgeous! Very classy.

Elenka said...

Those are very nice. Have just been checking out your blog, will be back.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Kathryn your placement of the print is just perfect! Love the fabrics. I hadn't seen those before. The clutches look very swish! Hope your decluttering has been successful. :)

Siobhan said...

Happy Easter Kathryn!

pams pretty designs said...

Hi Kathryn,the bags are gorgeous as always,good luck with your sorting of everything,done it myself when I moved a few years ago,be ruthless or you will end up with loads of stuff you don't really need and have to do it all again when you eventually move,I still have boxes in the garage that I haven't even looked at,lol,Happy Easter,Pamx

LoloDesigns said...

Hi, love reading your blog and have given it an award. Just pop on over to mine to pick it up xx