Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to my craft blog!  I’m completely new at this lark and so out of my depth as I’m not the least bit computer savvy…..but I’m learning.   Every day’s a school day, as they say.  I had been reticent to do a blog as I thought it would impinge on my crafting time, allowing me to do less.  In fact, it inspires me to do more and gives me a kick up the bum to get on with it rather than surfing around the internet looking at things I could be doing.

So, I thought I’d write my first blog post about my craft room.  Now I wouldn’t say that I’m the messiest person in the world but there are times when I could give him/her a good run for their money!  After walking into my craft room this morning and it looked like a whirlwind had been through there, I decided to have a big tidy up, which then also turned into a bit of a clear out. It got worse before it got better but very cathartic, if you’re in that kind of mood.

I found 2 quilts in various stages of completeness, some half-finished Christmas cards from last year and off cuts of curtain fabric from a house I bought about 23 years ago!  I hate throwing stuff out but enough’s enough!  Along with the curtain off cuts went small random sized bits of curtain heading tape, unfinished clothing projects from years ago that probably wouldn’t fit me now even if I wanted to finish them and a myriad of miscellaneous fabric and craft stuff that I’d been holding on to ‘just in case’.

IT FELT GOOD!

I then put everything away again and made the place nice and neat.  Now all I have to do is keep it that way!  Easier said than done.  I am rather a messy worker and I also get quite easily distracted and will start another project without finishing, or even putting away, the first.  (It’s become apparent why my Mum used to call me ‘Lorraine The Unfinished’ when I was young!)  Hence why there were pieces for a dress pattern, zips, various fabrics and a load of card making stuff all over my desk this morning.

Must.  Try.  Harder.

Anyway, that’s probably too many words already.  I hope you enjoy my posts and they inspire you to get out and get crafting…..or at least have a good tidy up!