So what do you get the garbage man?
I have done a major clean in my sewing room - things I didn't even remember I ever bought, or had, or did. Some of my past craft endeavors make me laugh. I purged the whole bit - no more cardboard boxes of mystery fabric, no more cross stitch, no more paper mache' gourds. (yes, you read that right).
Many garbage bags and boxes later - I am starting to feel guilty about the garbage man coming Monday. Thankfully, I am out the door by the time he comes into our country cul-de-sac - but still. So, do you ever "gift" the garbage man? I mean, Christmas is coming, what can I get the fellow who faces ridiculously excessive garbage days after one of my cleaning frenzies? When I personally knew the garbage man, I would run out root beer and home made cookies - but I don't know this guy. I'd thought about a 6-pack of good beer - but gosh, what if he is an alcoholic or on probation? I'm nothing if not an over-thinker.
So, what inspired the clean up? These charming fabric bins. I made them using a clever tutorial at Pink Penguin. I'm not sure who they're for, what they're for or why I made them. I saw the tute and the end - had to try one...then two...then three...and four is on my iron board right now. I just chose fabrics I liked and went to town. It's a nice project to use tiny pieces of out of print or hard to find fabric. It just takes a divot of your favorite piece. It's somehow satisfying to use a little a save the rest. But the question begs to be asked...any ideas of what these might be good for? Okay, I have a couple of little ideas, so I am shamelessly pimping you for more adventurous thoughts - please help?