...a picture of my new cabinets full of crafty stuff! I managed to fit everything in them and re-discovered lots of items I forgot all about: 5 bins of new and vintage fabric! 5! F.I.V.E. Five!! I had no idea I had so many!! Time for some sewing projects! I also had no idea that I had so many vintage sewing notions-- see that wire basket on top in the middle with the basket sitting on top? That's FULL of old rick-rack and zippers and buttons and needles and edgings and pin cushions and.... Time to weed through some and keep my favorites and sell or give away the rest. See the pink basket on the far right? That has been such a blessing this week! I forgot I had it and the girls were all over it and it kept them busy for 3 days straight! 3 days of 3 little girls threading long shoe laces through wooden beads and cardboard animal punchouts. 3 days of Oldest "sewing" cardboard punchouts and proclaiming herself a better "sewer" than me! I actually got those beads and punchouts (is that what you call them? I'm calling them punchouts) from the trash at the landfill 'trash or treasure' shed before we moved and stashed them away in a box, saving them for when the girls were older. I'm SO glad I saved them!
I emptied 3 plastic bins of stuff and 12 cardboard boxes and I am feeling pretty pleased with the progress! There are still a few bits of crafty items around the house that I need to corral and put in their proper place, but this is the majority of it. Ahhh! Such a nice sight to see when I go down the stairs and see fewer boxes lurking in a corner of the basement and clean cabinets all organized! So nice to know where the soap making stuff is, or the stickers and stationary are in those 'matrix' boxes or where the glass seed beads are hiding. Hubby doesn't have to hunt around for his model car paints (in the rack on top) and the girls can find all their kiddie craft kits in one place.
Having Mom here was great! I look forward to when she retires and lives with us permanently! She realllly didn't want to go back to work on Saturday and was dragging her feet. She will be coming back next month for another 5 days, when we need her to babysit for 2 nights while we work at the kid's consignment shop. I start working next Sunday and Hubby will be joining me unless he gets a call from someone offering him a job.