Thursday, 31 December 2015


The contractor finished the work on the Sunday before Christmas. The one thing that I was warned about but really couldn't appreciate was the amount of dust that the remodelling work would create. It is everywhere. It has even managed to get into closed drawers and boxes. I'm going to have to thoroughly clean every room and every item in the cottage. Spring cleaning has come early this year.

I am currently in the midst of filling up the new walk-in wardrobe. I'm using the opportunity to have a thorough sorting session. You know that saying - you wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time - well, it is proving to be very accurate. I'm re-discovering some really nice items that I didn't know I owned!

It is time for me to make some tough decisions. Time to retire some old favourites, get rid of some gorgeous items that I've never actually worn or don't feel good and try some new looks with what I have left.  

Not long after we moved I dabbled with the 40 hanger wardrobe but it just didn't work for me. I dare not count the number of hangers that I have in use! The number is reducing. That is good enough for me. 

I'm also utilising a technique that I have read about. Each item is hung with the hanger facing me. As I wear an item the hanger will be reversed so that it is facing away from me. At the end of 2016 I'm going to see if there are any hangers still facing me. Those items may then be retired or sold depending on the condition of the article.

The next step is to re-organise the craft room. I've not been able to see the floor or table tops for months because it has been used to store everything that came out of the other rooms. I can't wait to get back to crafting. I've got so many projects in my mind at the moment that I am struggling to decide which one I will start first. I've also got some serious curtain and blind making ahead. 

I intend to keep the first project quite short. I hope to have a picture for you in a week or so.