I am cleaning out some closets and a few storage areas that have not been looked at in years. I got to feeling guilty having too much “stuff” for the girls to go through if I should croak. Visions of “stuff” on a hay wagon in boxes going for little or nothing at an auction sale was dancing through my head or my youngest daughter hiring a dumpster to clean out the house.
I set up a eBay account and will be selling some “stuff” there soon. In the meantime I am getting organized and selling some “stuff” on a Facebook Swap and Shop locally…no shipping involved. What doesn’t sell will be boxed for a garage sale next summer. I have not had a garage sale in four or five years and it sure shows. Some “stuff” will be donated.
I ran across some strange items…some things I forgot all about. Out of sight out of mind. Mainly old crafts.
A box full of felt, another full of supplies to make cute little mice refrigerator magnets on clothespins. Boxes and boxes of ribbon, curly, satin, raffia, cloth…uffda.
And this the epitome of all crafts.
Is that a blast from the past or what? A long, long time ago I was a crafter. I made oodles of these vegetables and fruits..the peas, strawberries and the cherries were hot sellers. One dollar each I think, the strawberries were probably 2 for a dollar. Oh those were the days. ( The white hose was dyed different colors, then the shapes were cut out and stuffed and sewed shut. Smiles and eyes were sewn in place. Felt and magnets went on the back.)
As I wandered down craft memory lane I sorted and sorted and made small bags of “stuff”; T Pins, safety pins, push pins, floral tape…wooden ornaments to be painted… you get the idea.
What a surprise that my set of oil paints were still soft..useable I am not so sure. I couldn’t bring myself to list them for sale or throw them out. They are tucked safely away in an ice cream bucket marked Oil Paints. Maybe someday I could paint again. I would like to try…I just never seem to have the time for all the creative outlets I would like to explore. I am way past the refrigerator magnet era:)