A lot has happened since I last posted…… I’ve been on the telly for one! But that’s another story! I’ll tell you all about that shortly – I kept a diary throughout filming, it might need a little editing before I publish it here though.
But for now this is just a quick post to let you know what I’ve been busy doing the last couple of days.
My stash is out of control to say the least. A combination of ‘no where to sew’ – by that I mean I’ve no where to go (due to the ‘C’) word, so I’ve not got the same inclination to sew. But then I’ve still been buying fabric like there’s no tomorrow!
I used to keep a record of my stash on an app called Cora – but it’s stopped working (pained face), so now I’m feeling totally disorganised which I find makes me even more unproductive, and my sew-jo has gone into quarantine. And for longer than the recommended 14 days!
I decided to go back to documenting my stash the good old fashioned way using paper and lever arch file. After a bit of googling I couldn’t find a template that was ‘just what I needed’ so I made up my own:
I wanted a space to glue a small swatch, and also a space for free text.
It’s been a long job and I’ve no where near completed this mammoth task, but I’m feeling better already.
Here’s a few of the sheets I’ve done so far:
And guess what?! I’ve worked out how to scan on my printer, so now I can have a digital copy on my phone too. I think we’ve all bought fabric when out and about only to discover we have something very similar at home.
If you want to organise your stash and fancy using my template, click on the link below and you’ll be able to download it.
If you do, let me know by using the hashtag #alisbeenbusy if you post on social media, or drop me a comment below.
In case you’re wondering where the hashtag came from….. at the end of the Sewing Bee Final where it let you know what we were all up to now, it said “Ali’s been busy, but is back playing golf”. I think me being busy at that time was a bit of an understatement! The pandemic was causing all sorts of craziness for all of us and it was only just getting started.
So yes, I’ve been busy, but I’m still smiling.
Hope you are too!
Cheerio for now