One of my resolutions this year was to get rid of 500 things. I completed the first half of the challenge in February – and that was fairly easy. The second half was hard! The obvious stuff had gone, so I had to really search. Mr D was a star. He had a major wardrobe… Read More 500 things challenge – done!
Thank you for all your comments about my decluttering challenge – it’s nice to know I’m not alone ! I found decluttering fun at first, but it got harder, and something that helped me keep going was having a goal which would make a difference to my everyday life. I’ve recently started making fabric covered mirrors… Read More Decluttering tip – have a short term goal
One of my goals for this year was to wave goodbye to 500 things by the end of May. And I’m halfway there! We moved to this house 7 years ago, and I found that a helpful cut off point. If we hadn’t used something since we moved, we probably won’t use it again. However,… Read More Goal # 4 – Get rid of 500 things
During my search for 500 things to wave goodbye to, before the end of May ( My five goals for 2015), I came across two boxes of wedding cards and memorabilia. We’ve been married for 12 years, and probably haven’t opened these boxes for ten or more. In fact, when I asked Mr D if… Read More Honey, I miniaturized the memories
I wouldn’t want to go back to the corporate life I used to lead (timesheets – gah!), but it can be hard to focus when working from home. I struggle to keep a balance between sewing things to sell and being creative in other ways. Exploring other crafts is good for me and my business, because… Read More Setting goals for June
I’ve been thinking about stuff recently – having too much of it. I took part in the Seamless challenge for 18 months, and also got rid of loads of things, but still felt overwhelmed. Then I read The Joy of Less, by Francine Jay. The book is about the reasons why we hoard, as… Read More The joy of less. A bit less anyway…