Wednesday, June 10, 2009

For Starters...

This is going to be a week of starters for me. At least...that's my goal.

Pictured above is a somewhat spread out stack of 5"x5" squares of fabric. It doesn't look like a lot, but pictured there is well over 100 squares! Making a quilt? No. Just a skirt, with nine tiers of different colors. I'm hoping to get it finished within the next couple of weeks, I'll try to keep you posted on that. I'm actually rather excited that I've gotten this far with my progress! What remains to be done with the inevitable extras is soon to come after this project is finished.

Next on the agenda: moving preparations. So far the goal is still October 1st. And this weekend I will be picking up a couple of plastic totes to pack away all the winter clothes that I have decided to keep. Along with a few desktop items and things I know I can truly cope without for the next few months are going to start finding themselves packed away.

During this whole process, I will be working on lessening the clutter that I have help onto for so many years. Pathetic, I know, but there comes a time where its okay for me to get rid of some of those notes from high school, and maybe start putting those pictures into an album.

Along with all of that! I have been browsing ideas on what/how I would like to decorate my upcoming apartment.

Colors have been chosen for each room, and I think I'm ready to start purchasing small things here and there to start furnishing. I mention small, because I do not want to go overboard and have to store some of my stuff away because I will not have the room for it.

Mostly it has been a matter of looking for ways to create space for my cluttered areas, i.e. the craft/sewing area and kitchen. Not saying that my kitchen will be mega cluttered, but I do want to start recycling, and I do not want that to start overflowing everywhere at random times when certain wastes are in heavier use than normal.

So! I'm open to ideas if you all have had the experience of living in small quarters and had to come up with clever ways to use your space wisely. I'm on a shoe-string budget for real, so any tips and tricks of the trade are welcome!

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