So this morning I went into my sewing room ready to tackle my growing list of projects and it was such a mess I couldn't even think straight. I started by cleaning up my work space. Then I sorted my projects, prioritized them, even finished one up that only took a few minutes! One upcoming project required some bias tape. Had not noticed that when I bought the pattern. Surely I have some bias tape somewhere in this room, right????
I opened up the box where I toss all things trimlike. Do you have one of those closets where you put orphan items? You know the closet I mean, the one where you open the door a crack, shove the item in and slam the door shut quickly so everything doesn't come tumbling out? You do have one, don't you? Please tell me I am not alone. Anyways, this is what my trim box is like. It's a rubbermaid container with a snap on lid. Whenever I have scraps of trim leftover from a project, I open the lid just a crack, shove the trim in and quickly close it. Extra ric rac? in it goes. Ribbon? in the bin. Cording? Bias Tape? Piping? Yup.
I have to tell you, when I opened that box this morning my newly cleaned sewing room became a jumble of tangled trims. Yikes! I sorted them all out (yes I did find the bias tape I needed!) Here's a sampling:
Cording, bias tape, piping.... Ribbon, lace, even some beaded trim...
And ric rac. I found MORE after I took this picture. What was I thinking when I bought all of this? Surely I had a purpose for it. If I did, it eludes me.
And then I had an epiphany! I went to the pantry and found an empty shoebox. One lucky blog reader who comments on this post will win as much trim as I can stuff into that box! Be careful when you open it! You might have a trim explosion like I did today! No, really, I promise to put them in there neatly! And who knows what else might wander into the box. Tell me what you see that would be useful to you.... are you a ric rac girl? polka dotty ribbon girl? I will do my best to accommodate you.
I'll leave the giveaway open until next Friday, July 22 then pick a random winner. So tell your friends (or, if you're greedy & want a better shot at it, keep it a secret!).
Now back to sewing I go. Hope to have some fun things to show you soon.