The biggest accomplishment of the week was cleaning off the balcony. Ever since we moved in, there was a pile of garbage full of empty bottles, cans and meat containers. The huge garbage can filled with snow over the winter and everything rotted. It smelled completely awful. But now I can look out my back window and not have to see a gigantic pile of crud. We also strung some lights around the back so we could have little soiree's during the summer :)
an evening party or social gathering, especially one held for aparticular purpose: a musical soiree.
Along with the rest of my big cleaning projects, I went through drawers such as the jewelry and make-up drawer and sorted through everything. While many of us can forget of these places, they tend to pile up a bunch of unusable items that just take up space (and my home has too little space to be taking up excess!).
I also took a trip to Goodwill for a few decorative items for the house. I found some beautiful china to use as a soap dish a spoon rest. Not only that, but I found the greatest skirt by Style & Co. for $4! It's somewhat like this, but a little shorter and the pattern is smaller. I can't stress it enough--Thrift stores are the place to be!
Here are some of the projects I did this week. I had so much fun figuring out some new things and really appreciated some fabric Christine gave me. It took a while to figure out how to get the machine to like it since it had embroidery all over, but I think I got it down. I also tried my hand at some smaller bags with pleats, which I had never attempted before, and elastic ribbon to make a headband. Phew!
A pretty little make-up bag
The book bag I made from Christine's fabric gift.
A delightful little headband I whipped up tonight!