Wednesday, October 28, 2009

cleaning



My sewing room has been in a sad state for over a month now. It's pretty obvious by my lack of sewing lately that I've felt overwhelmed by the mess. Yesterday I finally dug in and started some major cleaning. It's still need some work, but I'm feeling much better about it after just a few hours. I even tackled 5 bags of scraps that haven't found a home on my new shelf. I threw a lot of tiny pieces away, organized those that I'm keeping, and stuffed a flat rate box to giveaway to one of my fellow scrap lovers.



While I was cleaning, I also came across a whole bunch of scarves I made last year. Apparently I had anticipated listing about 10 of each colorway and never did. To make room for some new things, I've listed these in my etsy store for $20 each. They make great holiday gifts!



So you know the drill. If you want to win a box of scraps, leave a comment and I'll pick a winner Friday. I should also mention that it's not just scraps. I believe I threw some random yardage in there and some vintage linens as well.

77 comments:

Amanda said...

I would LOVE to win a box of scraps! A girl can never have enough fabric =) Thanks for sharing!

ryden1172 at eleventy72.com

Trisha said...

Glad you found some time to get organized. That always helps me to feel fresh and ready to tackle new (or old) projects.

kylydia said...

My sewing room is clearly in need of a revamp, too! I bet you are finding lots of goodies.

Lauren said...

I love how you have your fabric organized and I'd sure love to win that box!

MeganAnne said...

Oh my sinkin' goodness, count me in on this give-away.

Much luck on tackling that mess!

Katie R said...

Shut up!!! Your scraps are beautiful! and I am impressed with you productivity! :) Thanks for sharing!

Selina said...

If you will post to Australia, then please add me to the yes, please list!

Needled Mom said...

One gal's scraps are another's treasures. Please toss my name in the hat.

Anne at FilmandThread.com said...

I would love to win the scraps!

Joy said...

Wow! So ambitious to clean!!! The scrap box is very beautiful...I might have to clean a little if I won it...to make room and all. ;)

Amanda said...

methinks I spy some fabrics I coveted but was dumb enough to not purchase in those scraps... I would, of course, give them a good home. :) thanks for posting!

Cindy said...

Please keep in mind this is coming from the mind of a compulsive organizer...I am just in amazement that you have a thread organizer without any thread on it . :))

Sarah said...

I'm salivating over your stash! You are motivating me to clean out our "guest room" and create a craft room so my fabrics have room to BREATHE.

I'd love a chance to receive those yummy scraps! Thanks!

sgr1122@gmail.com

Gretchen said...

a box of scraps would make my sewing area nice and messy. add me to the list! thanks...
gretchen891(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barbie said...

Great job cleaning and organizing - although sometimes I don't want to sew after organzing because I don't want to mess it up! Thanks for the great scrap give-away. I LOVE scraps!

CBear said...

OOooOoO! Scraps *and* scarves! WOW WOW WOW! Talk about a treat!

Aleisha said...

I also need to dive in and clean my sewing room. I've been putting it off for so long. I might get in there and never find my way out. Of course, there is always room for more scraps. :o)

Rochelle said...

Somehow I actually have my own scraps under control right now. I would love to put yours to good use.

Jessica said...

Just a couple of hours (or even 10 minutes) does make a big difference. And the scarves--what a find! Thanks for letting us profit from your work w/ the scraps...I'd love to win.

two hippos said...

The scraps look delicious! As I was reading, I wondered which lucky friend would get that box. And then I saw it was a giveaway...how sweet and awesome!

Kris said...

I need to clean out too. I'm waiting on a new taller bookshelf so I actually have places to put everything instead of in piles. I would love a box of scraps, so count me in!

Jeanette said...

I love cleaning my sewing room, I never cease to be amazed at the things that I find that I had completely forgotten about!

How fun to find hidden treasures!

Anonymous said...

Love your fabric stash. How about a picture of your sewing room all cleaned up? I'm always looking for inspiration.
violet

Rachael Adele said...

Looks wonderful! Thanks for being so generous!

Cherry Possum said...

Oh how I wish I had a sewing room to make a mess in!!!! I'd love a box of scraps so count me in.

Well done for tackling the mess.

Kerry said...

I could help with your cleaning. You could send your scraps to me! I could do with all that space to make a mess in too!

Raesha D said...

It's amazing how wonderful cleaning makes us feel:) I'd love to win your scraps!! how's hubby?

1stdaughter said...

Oooo...sign me up! I'd love a chance to when any scraps from that pile! Thanks for sharing!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

It's very hard to be creative when your space is in disarray.

Would love to play with your scraps!

Heidi said...

I love scraps!!!! And those scarves are so darn cute!

Heidi Jarvis said...

Ohhh, I love scraps. I don't have enough, it would do wonders to my fabric stash!

MLE said...

Oh my gosh, my sewing room has looked like that so many times. Like this one time: http://somuchformyplans.blogspot.com/2009/04/to-show-you-just-how-cool-i-am.html

It's so nice when it gets cleaned up, though!

I'm super excited for the chance to win some scraps!! Good luck with the rest of the clean-up!

robin_titan said...

Oh gosh winning would totally make my year. Well, the rest of this one and the next hehe I have been wanting to make a bag lately (even though I'm somewhat of a newbie. I can sew though hehe) but fabric costs quite a pretty penny and tuition does not pay itself :)

Sandy said...

This would be an awesome way to bolster my own scrap collection! Great job for tackling your sewing area. Maybe you will give me the inspiration I need to tackle mine!

jessi said...

I would love some of your scraps - you always use such lovely fabrics!

Cami said...

I would love a box of scraps! I have the perfect scrap project. I should probably clean out my stash to see what I have in there.

Lisa Lou said...

I need to take on my craft room. I'd rather just play and create while in there! I'd love some scraps! Add ti the fabulous chaos that I love!

Janet said...

I just got my sewing room set up in our new basement, I could use some scraps to fill 'er up. Have fun cleaning

Janet McKinney said...

Nothing like cleaning up a sewing room to give you inspiration (and make it all messy again!)

Missy...llaneous said...

Oh yes please! I would love to have some new scraps to work with.

highwaycottage said...

Good on you, a cleaner sewing room makes for better sewing. I try to keep mine fairly tidy, but it gets away on me every now and then. I'd like to see an after picture too :-)

I'm not in for the scraps (not that I wouldn't like them) but postage here would be a killer. I'm sure they will go to a deserving home.

Taylor Design said...

Thanks for the motivation to tidy my sewing area. I would love to win a box of scraps, etc. Gorgeous scarves BTW!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

cleaning my sewing room is on my list of things to do........AFTER Halloween! I've got too much to do between now and then :)

I'd love to play with your scraps, too if I win. I'd even find a place for them in my "I'm all cleaned by now" sewing room! Thanks.

TWINkle Moments said...

how wonderful!!! i would love to have some new fabric!

Kelly said...

Oooh, I'd love an awesome box of scraps! Pick me, pick me!

Heather said...

Oh, how I would love a sewing room like yours! One day. . . I would love those scraps :)

Kathryn said...

Well, a giveaway sure will bring me out of lurking *smile*
I found your blog last week, and marked it as a favorite! Now I'm really glad I did, I do love a good giveaway!

Kelli said...

I would be thrilled to add your clutter to my clutter! lol

Ashley said...

ah, scraps, my favorite! (especially a box filled with someone else's scraps!) I know I shouldn't enter, but I just can't resist! :)

Blakely said...

Wow! what a great give away! I don't need any more fabric, but I just can't resist it.

Marissa said...

I would love to win, I've been collecting my scraps for a while now so I can make a large scrappy quilt. I'd be so tickled if I won. I like the scarfs.

Yvonne said...

Congratulations. Your clutter is worse than mine. I'd be happy to help you part with some of it.

mendi_brown said...

I'd love to take those little puppies off your hands... I am collecting scraps for a special project as we speak.

mommymae said...

just bring the fabric scraps, etc. to my house & help me organize my mess, too! ;)

Beth said...

Good for you. I always have problems starting a big cleaning project. And well scraps are just an additional bonus for the rest of us:)

Sue Cahill said...

Happy happy joy joy!! Scraps are the best. I would sure love to win.

Thanks for the chance.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

diana said...

WOW!!! it is always fun to get a surprise!!! :D

Kelley said...

Doesn't it feel good to organize?! Congratulations!

Kristine Hanson said...

someone elses scraps, what a treat! Congrats on cleaning...feels good to do once in a while! :)

Sylvie said...

What a great idea to clean your room!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Alissa said...

Lucky for us that you're cleaning - yeah scraps! (Does that mean we should be cleaning too?) It's pretty cold here in MN, perfect scarf weather already.

henny said...

Congrat for the cleaning. I always knew it needs so much effort to do that :)
Thanks for sharing the left over fabrics.

Jenny said...

Your sewing room looks kind of like my bedroom right now, except with fabric everywhere instead of clean clothes! Maybe this is a sign that I should go clean up the room. The scraps look great, I'd love to put some of those to good use!

Holly said...

I love scraps! I love to see what fabrics others use!!!

Eve said...

Oh wow. I would love to get this bundle of fun in the mail!

Valerie said...

oh yes, I would love to win this for my 96 year old quilting Granny. She would love it.

Rachel said...

Who wouldn't love scraps?? Thanks for your great blog!

Rachel

Kate said...

Congratulations on cleaning out your sewing room! That's a ton of work. Would love to be considered for the box of scraps. My two girls are learning to sew using similar scraps.

mary said...

Gosh I would love to have a sewing room - I just make a mess all over my dining room!

I would love to get the scraps, I was searching for inspiration for a dolls quilt when I came across your blog!

Sam said...

Scraps are so fun. And maybe you cleaning your sewing area will motivate me to clean mine. I doubt it though. :)

Jennifer said...

It's always nice to get things cleaned up! I need to do the same. What a great bunch of fabrics in that picture, I would love some of your scraps!

Anonymous said...

I would love the scraps... I am sure I can make some thing WONDERFUL out of them..

Terri E

Ventura Ca

Jennfier said...

I'm here because I need more to add to my mess! ;-)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley Ann said...

Scraps are my favorite! I seriously wish I had a room of scraps that I could dive into like Scrooge.

Lynn said...

I really shouldn't but I would love a box of scraps. I really should be cleaning my sewing room, but your scraps look fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

girlskickass said...

Although my room needs some major cleaning too, i would love to win some of these scraps for making nice holiday gifts. thanks for sharin

K13 said...

Wow! I love that blue/brown scarf. Very tempted to buy it!!