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Friday, 10 August 2012

Sunshine on a rainy day...

OK yesterday was lovely, but on Wednesday morning I spent four and a half hours sorting out the mess that pertained to be the 'playroom'.  The room is a small 4th bedroom, not some huge games room or anything, but filled with so many small, broken knick-knacks and pieces of torn paper, plastic and general crap that I had reached the point of shutting the door and boarding it over.

Instead, I sorted to the bottom of every tub and box; re-housed all the rogue puzzle pieces and games parts and got it looking really good (until the kids went back in).

Completely hacked off at the time it took, the perfectly-timed arrival of a parcel from Madam Pings raised my spirits somewhat...

How cool is the card!?
We have chatted about the orange/yellow vintage sheet for a while (last summer's Hexalong I think!), and Sarah sent me this with some matching embroidery thread and pre-cut squares, so now I have no excuse not to get making.

What was originally going to be a retro cushion may well now have grown (in my head at least) into a big old patchwork quilt; I have a number of pillow cases and sheets that really do need to turn into something other than an old lady's dream linen collection!

18 comments:

  1. Made me laugh! Do you ever feel evil satisfaction when a small plastic toy accidentally goes up the hoover?

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  2. Don't you want to ban the kids from their toys after a major sort out?! Make them sit up straight and be quiet like proper little Victorian children? Maybe it is just me then.

    Get stitching. I want to see these retro hexies in action please.

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  3. Argh - tidying the toy room :-/
    It's so satisfying for approximately a billionth of a second!

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  4. Vintage sheet wonderfulness! Jude was suggesting we have a little swap, I have quite a few, let me know if you are missing anything.

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  5. love the fabric, i think the idea of using lots of old sheets and pillow cases sounds great. x

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  6. Lovely! I have some yellow and some blue from the 70s if you want to swap some for more variety x x

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  7. Ah, there's nothing like a giant tidy up, all that Lego sorting and felt tip testing! (Of course I used to have 30-odd Y2s helping me so it never took 4.5 hours!) I can't wait to see what you do with the sheet/squares and the card is fabulous!

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  8. AWESOME! That's so super cool. Would brighten anyone's day!

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  9. Brill card, and you must feel good after the big tidy.

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  10. Lovely post! Well done on the playroom clear up, amazed you didnt get the black bags out!

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  11. Oh we have a room like that. Sigh. It can wait `til September. Enjoy your mail - I want to see your old ladies` linen hexies too ;-)

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  12. I swear my gran is sitting on a small fortune in vintage bed linen lol

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  13. I love how a squishy package can make pretty much any crappy day better! My daughter is also known as destructo baby so I totally feel your pain :)

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  14. Oh that fabric is gorgeous H! I didn't know you were into vintage sheets too! You do realise there's a lot of brown ones out there! Jxo

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  15. All that tidying should feel good and then presents too, sounds good to me.

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  16. Retro hexies, can't wait to see. How long do you think the play room will stay cleaned up...let's see, three kids, I give it less than a week!

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