Sometimes you have to “make room” or “clean house” in order to move on. In Feng Shui, I understand they call this space clearing and letting go. I have been a thrifty, frugal, “tight as a duck’s bum”, penniless, bargain-hunting hoarder for a very long time, so letting go is like cutting an umbilical chord for me. Ouch!
However, in the spirit of lusting after some new tools – pencils, for instance – I thought I ought to go through all my stash (and I have given away an awful lot of stuff recently), and divest myself of certain things that are gathering dust! My criteria is: If I haven’t looked for it or used it in the last 6 months, it should go. Here’s what I have been sorting through this week!
It might not look like very much, but there are 5 clear tubs of fabric flowers there, which have all been sorted by colour now. Lots of these are 3-4″ wide and perfect for stamping or cardmaking, etc.
Some of these are tulle, velvet, with glittery edges… so pretty but they need to be used not kept in a tub! So these are to be sold. I have a large collection of vintage photos, cabinet cards and postcards which I have also started to sort and list in my Etsy shop. Some will be listed as originals and some will be available as digital downloads – I just have to make time to get it all done! If I had a boyfriend with blonde hair, I’d use this adorable baby as a photo card for his Mother for Mother’s Day… hehehe!
And then, there are the charms and findings and the bracelets I’ve been itrching to sort out for sale! If I can only find my pliers… 😉
See the little fish? Keyfobs for anglers, phone charms for anglers… we’ll see! I am very restless though – may just have to get messy this weekend. However, at least I have finished knitting some wristies for my friend Lyn and this morning I am off to deliver a painting for a friend’s new baby’s room, and to have a chat with the organiser of the Village Craft Fair that was fully booked today.
16"x20" canvas for Zaine
Posted by Rosie on March 12, 2011