Today is basement day and the Langs are very excited. Today we spend the whole day in the basement working on projects. The basement fast became the dumping ground when we moved in and fixing it up is our Winter project. I spent this morning unpacking boxes marked "Fabric - basement". These were filled with mostly thrifted finds that haven't seen the light of day in years. They've been moved from one basement to the next. I seriously weeded through it all and I think I've finally gotten it down to the stuff that I'll actually use. I was looking at everything with new eyes this time. Now that I've got a girl I was thinking a lot about doll clothes, dress up outifts, did I have big enough pieces for toddler/little girl outfits, etc. I'm feeling pretty good about where I'm at now. Good enough that I'm dying to go thrifting. It's a sickness. What I really need to do is come up backstairs and start sewing! But it's still basement day so it's on to the rest of the tasks... toys, books, magazines, etc.
A big part of what made the whole fabric reorganization so fun were the huge garbage bags full of new to me second-hand fabric that I was lucky enough to pick up yesterday. A gal who reads the blog emailed me that she was helping a friend take apart her mother in law's home and that she had a bunch of old fabric that needed a home and was I interested. Interested? Heck ya! Here are a few pics I snapped while going through it all. I'm so excited!!
Sifting through bags of old fabric is easily in the top five of my all time favorite activities. What will I pull out next? What could I make with this? And I love the notions boxes, all sorts of little treasures. Heaven! Thanks again Angie for thinking of me. You made my weekend!
I was thinking it'd be fun to spread a little basement love so if you want a silly little package of oddities from my basement leave a comment and I'll send them out to the first 5 commenters.