Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Winter Project: Basement Cleanup and Reorganization

Over the past 4.5 years I've been in my wee little house, I've slowly been fixing it up. One of the first things I did was finish the basement; a good half of it became my craft room. The other part became a bit of a dumping ground of stuff. One of my winter projects is to go through the stuff and reduce the volume of stuff with the goal of creating a more usable space at the other end of the craft room, potentially as an exercise area. I workout at a gym 2-3 times a week but I would like to do more yoga and core exercise at home. I've been doing this upstairs but it means moving furniture out of the way.

Because I don't have a driveway or front yard, some sort of yard or garage sale isn't really an option, so I've been donating and listing some stuff for sale. Once all the extra stuff is gone, I'll need to look at better storage options for the stuff I would like to keep in the basement. For one person, I really don't need so much stuff and I've been evaluating the stuff I do have and thinking about the relationship I have with my stuff. I'm hoping the end result of this process will be a space I'll look forward to using more.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Dress: Chloe (Victory Patterns)

I love this dress (and not just because it has pockets)! The pattern is Chloe, from Victory Patterns. This is the first time I've sewn one of their patterns and I found it fairly easy to make and it turned out great. It took me a while do to the pockets because I've never done them before, but I just trusted the instructions and they worked! Overall though I find them a bit too bulky on the inside so I would probably make them smaller next time.