My mom has decided she needs to clean and destash also. The trick to keeping some of her stuff is to get rid of some of mine. I replaced my coke glasses with the cute Kirin beer glasses that my dad had collected. My friends also adopted some of her nice things...the cute Irish Coffee Glasses with shamrocks, the Blue Danube cheese plate. Lots of stuff has been donated. We both feel lighter already.
I semi-attacked the rubber stamping corner and started on the yarn. I labelled the bins. One lazy kate and 2 bags of "crap" were given away at the Monday Night Aloha Knitters group.Thank bob for yarn bombers!
I got this idea to deal with some of the many hats I have that fit no known human head or are to scratchy to wear. Make felted bowls!
3 of them before
5 of them after
They are drying after two 14 minutes agitating sessions in my washer with one rinse. I think I love them!
I'm loosing steam, as they craft areas are really a challenge. I have found that by debulking and working toward cleaner counters, that I do have more room for stuff. I have the beads to go.
I haven't stopped shopping, but it has slowed down some. Some entity out there decided not to allow streaming of you tube through my Sony blu-ray player, so I've ordered a Roku. I couldn't resist this cute Hermes, sculpted by the artist formally know as moonlight baker.
(the little horsie was created by May Izumi)
One last project that may be considered a "tidying" project is a Terracotta Garden which makes use of broken or unloved terracotta pots. Mine still has a lot of growing to do.