Declutter Day 3 and 4

Well the decluttering of my sewing room is going fairly well, though it was a bit more difficult this time so it took a little longer.

Day 3 of Karen Brown’s Sewing Room declutter challenge was magazines. My first thought was that’s OK as I didn’t have any in my sewing room…,then I decided to be honest with myself and admit that there was a big pile in the spare bedroom!

I have quite a pile of Classic Inspiration and Australian Smocking magazines, many that I inherited from my mum. They are beautiful magazines, they’re a class way above the British embroidery or sewing ones, but some of them are like 20 years old.

I went through them all, with a pile that I wanted to keep, a pile for the bin as they were too damaged and a pile that is potentially saleable on facebook. I then had to go through and make sure all the pattern sheets were present….it took a while!

Next challenge was my bookshelf, this was harder as I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to books. I have a bookshelf on the landing with all my craft books in, quilting ones, sewing ones and embroidery ones as well as general design and making stuff ones.

Well I was pretty good, there’s a pile to sell, a pile to charity shop, a small pile that will have to go in the bin as I know from experience that the charity shops are full of them, such as the Jo Verso cross-stitch books which were so popular in the ’80’s.

Well my bookshelves look a lot more sorted, I had a nice time being re-inspired by projects I still fancy doing and the magazines now fit on the book shelves too!

I’m following the daily prompts from Karen’s challenge, it was meant to be started on Jauuary 1st but I only heard about it the other day. If you fancy doing it too then it’s all on youtube. Tomorrows prompt is all about patterns..,.I have rather a lot of those!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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10 Responses to Declutter Day 3 and 4

  1. Laura says:

    You are doing great, Margaret! This one takes me a while, too…so much inspiration! 🙂

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  2. claire93 says:

    I had a sort through old xstitch magazines ages ago, and just kept the pages of charts I might do one day, filling 3 ring-binders lol. And seriously don’t know why I persist in keeping it all because I’ve got dozens of kits in my stash which will keep me stitching for approx 20 years yet.

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  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Wonderful progress, Margaret! I know what you mean about the old Inspiration magazines, as I have a few I found when I lived in California in the late 80s. But they are sooo classic & gorgeous I can’t give them up. Yet! 😘

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  4. It is fun to organize crafting books and magazines and revisit all the projects you hope to make someday (at least that is what I do when I am organizing them!) 🙂

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  5. Jane M says:

    You are doing very well. I need to do this too as I also have Jo Verso cross stitch which I’m sure I will never use again! Keep up the good work

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