Monday, 29 July 2013

Plodding on

Moving day is now only 5 weeks today.  EEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!
We're plodding on with the sorting and packing.  There's just so much stuff accumulated over the last 25 years and since I'm the only adult dealing with it (don't even get me started on that!!!) sometimes it feels overwhelming.  However, I'm being very ruthless and I'm letting go of a lot of 'aspirational clutter'  You know, the stuff that you collect for the life you aspire to one day.  Some of it has been very useful it helping me get started on this frugal lifestyle but some of it is just plain old clutter.
I've recycled, sold and given away a lot of things so far but now it's time to step up a gear.  Freecycle is getting a big listing today!  Time is running out.  Out of the next 35 days I'm not going to be here for 11 of them due to events planned long before the move.

One of those events being a family wedding in Stornoway.  I bought the above fabric online (risky I know but I can't spare a whole day to go to my favourite fabric shop in Glasgow!!)  It's a fine cotton lawn style fabric in beige and black.  I'm planning on making the dress with a black bodice and a large polka dot skirt.  I just hope I have enough time to finish it!

Finally, just a wee note to say I'm now a contributor on Refashion Co op There are a lot of very talented folks out there and I'm so chuffed they've allowed me to join :-)


  1. Eeeek indeed!! It creeps up so fast doesn't it, I'm supposed to be sorting and I'm sat at the computer with coffee !

    You HAVE to put a picture of your finished dress on here ..... we'll be waiting :-)

  2. House moves are so totally soul-destroying at times but then before you know it, you're sitting looking at everything waiting to unpack it... and shoving boxes out of site for doing it all at a later date. You'll get there, 5 weeks isn't long but it's long enough to fit in the packing. And I love the fabric you've bought! Congratulations on joining the refashion co-op! :)

  3. The fabric is wonderful I can't wait too see it finished.

    I don't envy you with the packing. How about a room a day?

    Laura x

  4. 'Aspirational clutter', how right you are. Unfortunately it takes time for the penny to drop, I suppose that's what life experience is all about.


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