Going Through The Change

No, I am not going to start talking about hot flashes or wanting to eat everything not nailed down (been there, finished with that, thank heavens), but this post is about the change in my creative tastes.

Over the years, I have made everything from dolls, to quilts, to clothes, to cloth, to…  You get the idea.  And there has been a lot more things I have wanted to try, but just never got around to doing, but have the supplies anyway – like basket weaving, soap making and so forth.

Well, it is time to face facts, know that I am never going to do anything with them and push them off onto new homes.  And that means, I am going to give you guys the first dibs on all of this.  For the cost of the postage, I will happily send to you the items I will be listing over the next few weeks.

Sunday afternoon, I am going to dig into my doll-making supplies (books, patterns, shoes, wigs, stands, cloth, buttons, zippers, you name it) and get some of the stuff up here.  If you are a doll maker or know of a doll maker who would like these things, please let me know.  I have an entire closet full of stuff and I’d like to end up with a shoebox of those items I have earmarked for special projects I know I am going to make for myself only.  I will take pictures of what I have and either send them directly to whomever contacts me or post them here for anyone to take.

Over this summer, I want to dwindle my stuff down to what I actually use and what will fit into my studio easily.  Of course, I’d rather have it all go to those who will use it rather than just drop it off at Goodwill.

And, I expect I’ll rediscover things that will make me go “So that is where I put it!” or “Gee, I forgot about that!”

I’d like to change from a full 4-bedroom house, to a 4-bedroom house with lots of extra space so that we might say, “Why are we living it such a big house?” and move to someplace smaller and easier to keep clean.

4 Responses

  1. Sandy O' Says:

    Way to go! I came to the same place last year when I realized that my interest in quilting was gone. I donated tubs of quilt UFO’s to our local quilt guild which they have slowly finished and sent to charities. I only have one shelf left of queen size wedding quilts for my nephew and niece and a small stack of baby quilts for future grand nieces/nephews. It is hard to let go of “stuff” but it will feel better!

  2. Cheryl Says:

    I’ve been getting rid of extra stuff too. I’m tired of having so much stuff taking up so much space. There’s no way I’ll ever get to all of it. It feels good to get rid of stuff. It’s like taking weight off my shoulders of stuff I had to do and now I don’t. Enjoy the process and the results. 🙂

  3. Cindy in FL Says:

    I truly like the Shaker look to my rooms so this is a great way to peel it down to the basics!

  4. Tina Job Says:

    Benita, I would be interested in the basket making supplies when you get around to them.
    Also, I make rugs out of old Tshirts if you happen to have any of those around. 🙂

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