This has to be a quick post because we had a foot of snow last night and already our internet has lost its pulse for hours only to be revived for probably a ridiculously short time. All I can say is that I spent all yesterday, during the icy blizzard looking at real estate in Athens, Georgia. Man, were the houses adorable. How I miss you, the South. Wait for me, as soon as I can wrangle up a good job and hog tie my man up and throw him in the moving van, I’ll be there!
Alright, enough silliness. As I have mentioned before, as a crafty (like a fox, yo!) artistic person, I have to get a hold on my supplies, or my stash. I haven’t got a problem with anything but fabric at this moment. My pledge to myself was not that I wouldn’t buy any new fabric, since I like to make my own clothes when I can and if I need something (or it has been sent down from on high to tempt me) I will buy it. But it was that if I need to make something and I can use my stash if at all possible, I will. My ultimate goal is to be stashless. I know that this is considered a great sin in the crafter’s world, a world where countless dressers and bookshelves are turned into permanent condominiums for glorious yarns and fabrics. I find that while pretty to look at, it is completely overwhelming to me. I mean, I love wood, but I wouldn't want to have a pile of mahogany to look at and fawn over without actually making it into something. Same with fabric. I wouldn’t mind having on hand some wonder fabric I was compelled to buy, along with a few supplies, but I don’t want to be hoarding enough fabric to whip up enough burial shrouds for the population of a small village.
So this is my first installment of my Stash Contruction. I plan on posting items I’ve made from my stash under this category until I’m stashless. First up, keeping in mind what Miss Minimalist says about modules in my mind, I sewed some little drawstring bags for my toddler's toys. I don’t like to keep her toys in the original boxes because they often take up more space than is necessary, and they don’t hold up well. I used to use Ziploc bags, but I haven’t bough plastic bags in. . .3 or 4 years now, so I needed some other recourse. Enter the stash.
Everything came from the stash even though aesthetically I would have much preferred linen tape for the drawstring as opposed to polyester ribbon, but ribbon is what I had. Below is what I'm trying to corral.
So far these bags have been great. We aren't losing so many tiny pieces under the couch because they have a good place to go rather than a dump site. Also, this makes it far more difficult for the toddler to take the toy bag out and dump its entire contents on the floor like a kind of toy Armageddon and then casually walk away to play with a damn shoebox. Yes, this way she has to choose a bag and open it. So much better.
I'm going to make more for my eldest's legos and I'm even thinking about doing some for their socks and underwear. I find that their drawers seem to be barfing these items up everywhere - might be handy to keep them enclosed.