Are you also one of those people living with way too much crap
on waaayyy to small a surface? Well, I am - and as a result my
craft room has been a messy storage space for the last 6 months or so.
Finally it got to the point where one couldn't actually enter the room,
that's how much stuff we'd crammed in there.
Yesterday I decided enough was enough and cleaned it out.
An exercise bike and a left over desk chair went down into the basement,
along with some power tools and about 10 buckets of paint. Two garbage
bags full of old textiles and dead plants were thrown out, 6 large pillows
and a mattress found a new home in my closet. (Don't even ask how..?!)
It took many hours, but then finally there it was: My craft room!
My sewing machine, my tools and pens, my paint brushes,
my unfinished projects, a giant palm tree - and tons of old clothes.
It was like seeing old friends again. And of course I had to dive right in :)
For months now I have been quietly pretending like my hand bag
wasn't falling apart. Unfortunately, I'm not like many other girls
who can't resist buying a new hand bag whenever they see
a pretty one - or maybe I would be, had I ever seen one I liked.
I have been shedding beads, string and yarn everywhere I go lately
and it's gotten embarrassing. But when I sorted through my discarded
clothes (that all end up in my craft room because I can't bear to part
with them) I realized that I have enough pretty cloth for 15 hand bags
- just lying around, for free! (And y'all know I'm constantly on a budget).
So this is my new hand bag, made from a vintage wool dress
(that was always beautiful but way too warm) and an old velvet skirt.
The lining I just made from some left over cotton cloth. Then I reused
the zipper from my old bag and made a small side pocket for my iPhone.