Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

Letting Go of Stuff

I'd lost the Urge to Purge.

It felt like I had gotten through all the clutter that was easy to let go of and I had gotten to the hard stuff.

The emotional stuff full of memories. 
The stuff that is 'too good to throw away'. 
The 'useful' stuff. 

The stuff that I didn't want to make decisions about.

Why is it so Hard to Throw Out?

You would think that once you've decided you don't want something any more you would just throw it out.

But it isn't always that simple.

All That Glitters

All that glitters is...

Thursday I got to hang out with my nieces all day and when my sister in-law got home we had some fun purging her wardrobe. I came home with a whole lot of tops to try on and add to my own wardrobe.

Giving Up Means Letting Go 
Have you ever heard the phrase 'Giving Up Means Letting Go'?
I just though it was a metaphorical saying. Turns out it can also be quite literal.

If I only had the shoe cupboard space of Emelda Marcos!

I love shoes, especially boots. I find it really hard to let shoes go even when they've seen better days. 
I totally understand why  Emelda  had her shoe collection.

I was reading the comments on my favourite decluttering blog, A Slob Comes Clean, when this Dutch vanilla and cookie flavoured spread got mentioned way down in the comments. It just sounded so yummy I had to look up if there were any Dutch speciality stores in our area.

A moment of honesty - a really long image free post

When I started this blog I knew it was going to be hard for me to keep at it. I think I've done fairly well, for me anyway, at adding new posts at reasonable intervals. I've worried that they are boring and there hasn't been enough project progress, especially lately as creating has taken a bit of a back seat whilst I expend my energies elsewhere. I try to do the things I've read about that bloggers are supposed to do like not write too much in one blog. Always add at least one photo, but not too many. Maintain some kind of continuity, try to be fun and light hearted and...and...and...

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