Most of today has been spent cleaning out my sewing cupboard. In recent weeks my fabric boxes have been piling up outside the cupboard and even I thought that it was time to do something about it.
I have had a great time emptying all the boxes and organising my fabrics, embellishments, threads and unfinished projects. I have organised all my part made projects into clear plastic bags and put them all in one box so I can dip in and pull one out when I want to.
Last year I bought the fab Material Obsession book:
I gathered together a range of vintage fabrics to make a quilt called The ‘Burbs. It is a hotch potch of ladies and their houses – very girly and flowery. I have popped in a photo below, but it isn’t great – i will try and get a better one tomorrow in the daylight.
I was reminded about it after seeing someone elses completed ‘Burb quilt this week and I dug it out of the back of the cupboard whilst doing the spring cleaning.
So far I have just been working on some ladies but hopefully I will get to some of the houses tomorrow. I have been experimenting with embellishments and have tried to add some ribbons around the middle and little net aprons. I think I will end up making a few more ladies than required for the pattern so that I can try out a few different styles.