Monday, 5 September 2016

Sorted

I spent most of my Sunday sorting stuff out. It wasn't a hard task though because it was lovely stuff in my craft room. The HG has been showering me with gifts lately, just nice little cheap surprises. Cheap because they've been heavily discounted, not tacky cheap! 

All neat and tidy and in one space where I can lay my hands on what I want without emptying them all out of my sewing box. 


This box cantilevers revealing useful trays underneath. Most of this stuff has been Hunter Gathered by the HG! A lot of it has been with me though since my days of O'Level needlework. 

I love ribbon! 

They are now all tidily away on their shelves so I've everything to hand next time I sew! It drives me mad having to spend ages finding things before you start! Also, sorting is very cathartic for me. It soothes. 
I've picked these two fabrics to be a fabric basket for my craft room. I'vhad them in for a while. I LOVE  the cotton reel one. I know I've shown you it before. 

I got these navy themed fabrics from Dunelm and they are going to make a couple of tote/shopping/sewing project bags. 
Again a present from the HG! 


These ones I bought myself! 
Who can't resist pretty bundles of fabric when they are tied up with ribbon? Er that'd be me! And look at this GORGEOUS biscuit material! I have ZERO idea at the mo with what it's for but it was 50p and I had to have it! They only had one piece though, boo, hiss. 

The unopened bundle! Cute penguins. Again no idea what this is for but I'm open to ideas! It's a tad Christmassy I think. 

Well, my first day at work proper, I've not faffing about with INSET, staff room catch up and Display, but with real children! The six and seven year olds! Gulp. Wow what an eye opener! It's been over 15 years since I worked in y2, about 8 since I taught them as HLTA which I must have wiped from my memory! Today I've mostly been counting to 20 with the little group of sweethearts who need extra help with their maths! The bonus in Y2,  that you don't get from being in Y6, is being hugged for no reason and told that you are beautiful and loved! I can't wait to see who loves me tomorrow! 

Before my eyes close and I fall asleep, here's a little teaser - I stole this photo of Freddie and his brothers and sisters. It's a brilliant shot. But here's the thing. Can you spot Freddie? 


Answers on a postcard! 

Lots of love from 

Rachel * is taping Cold Feet because she's too knackered to stay up and watch it* Radiostar xx 



17 comments:

  1. Wow, you have a fantastic collection! I used to sew many years ago (clothes, curtains...), but never really got into the crafting. I can see, however, the appeal of those fabrics!! -Jenn

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    1. I am a self confessed hoarder and collector of things! Also a bit of an over indulged spoilt brat methinks!!

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  2. Love your silks and cottons, totally and absolutely love your fabric and, if I wasn't so nice, I would be completely and utterly jealous! :-)
    J x

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    1. I don't believe you have a jealous bone in your body!

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    2. :-) Only because I'm so nice!
      J x

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  3. I love your fabric stash, I love to have a choice when I get my machine out. I use a huge plastic tool box for my sewing items, it works well and is easy to move. I adore buttons and have been known to buy them before fabric or wool. Please ask your hubby to have a word with mine, gifts like those make you a lucky lady. Puppies are beautiful but I'm a bit scared of dogs when they are bouncing around, so I can enjoy Freddie from afar.

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    1. I but everything before even a pattern or project is in view! Aw I'm glad you are enjoying Freddie from afar. Xx

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  4. Love that star fabric.

    A toolbox is better than any sewing box to store crafty bits - so affordable and so much space!

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    1. Any space though, I'm seeming to fill!!
      However, I'm going to TRY not to buy anything else until I've used stuff up!

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  5. I once made the mistake of borrowing my wife's fabric scissors.

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    1. I'm surprised to even see you here commenting then Philip. Lucky to be alive methinks.

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  6. Oh my gawd.....I just love the fabrics in that bundle. Do you know which collection it's from? I need it...lol.
    I'm afraid my sewing stash has gone beyond the toolbox stage now and is housed in a cupboard and two filing cabinets.....much to my shame and embarrassment.
    I bet all of your pupils love you Mrs-x-

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    1. I'll have a look and see if it said on the label if it's still in the bin! I think I might have to buy you a small bungalow for your collection Sheila!

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  7. Another ribbon lover here Rachel. You've quite a collection there and I'm feeling a tad jealous. Not of Your bits and bobs but the fact you have a lovely HG who buys you pretties for your stash. Lucky lady :) xx

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    1. I am really lucky! So spoilt. He's a keeper I guess.

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  8. Wonderful organisation!!! Very envious!! Have fun with the fabrics. Hope the children still love you lots and you them and that you have got to watch cold feet by now! xx

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    1. I'M stockpiling Cold Feet for half term!

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