First resolution of the year is almost in the bag. You'd better take a good look because something tells me it won't look this tidy for long.
Still have some work to do in here. I've plans to repaint all the magazine files (they're wood) on the bottom shelves. Bought a tin of Laura Ashley Pale Duck Egg Blue paint now all I have to do is get painting.
Believe it or not I am making some progress on the basket liners.....
2 down only 10 more to go! I promise I haven't been slacking. There are 7 more liners all cut out and ready to sew.... hopefully tomorrow. Heck... forgot my Mum is coming tomorrow...better hide the socks!
I made this too......
Another first.... making a new ironing board cover. The original one was so bad I've been hiding it under tea towels for months. Didn't want you to think I was a slut! I'm well chuffed with the new one.
I'll tell you what I've spent most of my spare time doing this week..... following a moving mess around the house!! The excess mess (the stuff I didn't want in the sewing room) I piled into the spare bedroom. Great... a tidy craft room. Guest room like a bomb site. You might remember that the spare room is where the dastardly quilting frame lives. Getting to grips with that is one of last years resolutions that fell by the wayside.
Guess what.... it's on this years resolution list (you can't say I give up easily). So to get to the quilt frame I cleared out the mess in the spare room and piled it into my bedroom! Can you see a pattern forming? Spent a day moving furniture and wrestling the quilt frame to achieve this......
A frame in a place where I can actually get to it in order to use it (gulp). Had to squash the 'Guest Bedroom' part up a bit though.....
But... everything fits. Looks a lot better than it did the way it was before but you'll never know that because I forgot to take a before photo.
Now I have a huge mess in my bedroom. Not only did the mess from the craft room/spare bedroom get dumped in there so did the Christmas trees and decorations while I sorted out space for them in the loft. Bet you know what's coming next. Yep... spent today in the loft. I wish I was a Hobbit!! At least I would have been able to stand up straight up there instead staggering about like Quasimodo's twin sister! I hit my head on the rafters so many times it's a wonder I didn't suffer brain damage.... or did I?
So.... now the mess from my bedroom is in the loft and the mess from the loft is in my bedroom!!! Well actually I split it between my bedroom and the back of the car. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess!
To think.... all I wanted to do was tidy the craft room!!
I'm making headway on another resolution too.....
I'm learning to speak Dutch! Makes a change from the Double Dutch I normally spout. I signed up online with babble.com and I'm having great fun. Actually.... I'm hoping that exercising my brain might just stop a million or two brain cells from biting the dust before their time.
Mac thinks I'm mad (talk about the pot calling the kettle)! At least I get to talk Dutch to my laptop... and it listens!! Honestly... I'm just glad it can't laugh.
That's all for now. I need a little TV fix to settle me down before I head up to my bed. If I can't find it in the mess I might just sleep on the sofa.
Have fun everyone...... see ya soon