Friday, 1 May 2015

everyday best

Do you keep things for best? I do, or did. I'm trying to break the habit of a lifetime and use all those favourite objects, in particular fabrics.

I have a stack of beautiful fabrics I'm too afraid to cut into, which is ridiculous. I bought them because I want to use and see them, not to open the 'suitcase of fabric' and just stroke it now and again.


So I'm on a mission, to use my favourite fabrics in projects I will use and enjoy regularly.



First off the work bench is this Ruler Cosy, for storing and protecting my quilting rulers. I'm always afraid of dropping and chipping them, especially when transporting them. This does the job perfectly and uses lots of favourites from my stash. 

My new 'everyday best' rule applies to essentials too, my old Liberty peg bag finally fell apart after 11 years of good service. So I've made a new one, this green on natural linen makes my heart skip a beat, so I have something to make me smile whilst hanging out the endless amount of laundry.


Now it's time for a cup of tea, in the fancy vintage china I rarely use, well it is Friday after all!

10 comments:

  1. This is an excellent concept and I love your new containers.

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I know we all have a stash - but at some point we have to use them, if only to make space for new fabric!

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  2. What a great carrier for rulers! I have never seen that before, looks fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Dorothy, I've never seen one either, but needed something and it works a treat!

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  3. What a great carrier for rulers! I have never seen that before, looks fantastic.

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  4. a ruler cosy, perfect!!! Like Dorothy never ever seen one

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    1. Thanks Ruth, I've never seen one either, but needed something and it works a treat!

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  5. Ooohhh love the peg bag Colette :)

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    1. Thanks honey, want one? In yellow??

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  6. What a stunning ruler cosy! I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one who strokes and admires her stash!

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