Tuesday felt like fall. Drizzly…cool…overcast… Oh, Fall! I’m ready. Its my favorite time of year. There is so much going on around here, yet somehow the thought of having a new routine to get us on a formal track is not coming a minute too soon.
I was looking at my closet today and thinking I really need to clean it out. Well, I did clean it out, actually. I got rid of a ton of stuff, but now I need to organize it. Yes, the sweaters are folded, but nothing else is. Good intentions, but organizing closets is not at the top of my list, so I’m always happy when I look in there and see things like those little sacks of dried lavender I put between the sweaters back in the Spring (like the one sitting on the green sweater, far left). See? I have good intentions. Those fabric boxes have been so great to keep my overabundance of scarves and bandanas organized. The one on the far left was made by Dacia, and the other two were made by Melissa, who will also be teaching a class at Portland’s Bolt on how to make them. I wish I could take it. Its so fun to sit and sew with a group of women.
So, there you have it. Why I craft. And why I blog. I look in my closet and, upon closer inspection, don’t see a mess at all, I see pretty fabric boxes made by friends, with scarves from friends hanging out of them.

  • Mama Urchin

    September 2, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Maybe you should start with placemats? Actually, I have fabric box from Melissa with hexagons on it.

  • Deven

    September 2, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Love a clean closet. But, I don’t like to clean them. ;-P
    The hexagons are great! Even better having something that travels to family visits, doctor’s appointments, extra special classes or a car ride (when you’re not driving)

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I love hexagons for that very reason.

  • Susan

    September 2, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I have no suggestions on what you should do with the hexagons, but they sure made me smile this morning. So pretty! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • christina

    September 2, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Oh those hexagons look so fun! Where might I find a tutorial on making them…they look perfect for the carpool line

  • greta

    September 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I love your new banner. And a quilt from them would be too, too amazing. I aspire to be a quilter, it’s on the list of things to learn, but until then, I look at yours and enjoy them from afar.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Thanks Christina, for a simple hex tutorial, check

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

    wouldn’t a quilt of hexes be the best thing ever?? I think I would enjoy
    it, *when* I finished it as an old lady ; D

  • allbuttonedup

    September 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

    oh lady, you just made my day.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 10:43 am

    that’s actually a good idea. I was also thinking of creating a stripe of them going through a pillow.

  • michelle.rosano@gmail.com

    September 2, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I love, love your new border. Thank you for your blog. It helps me aspire to be a better mother, spouse and crafter.

  • Amy

    September 2, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve been daydreaming about those fabric boxes after seeing them on Melissa’s blog yesterday! Yours are cute!
    Ugh, my closet is a disaster because I started a purge, then didn’t finish. Everything is jumbled up.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Amy I do that “purge, then stop” thing every year. It drives me crazy that I
    just don’t get in there and finish it!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Michelle, thanks so much for that. Made my day.

  • Kim

    September 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve recently discovered your blog and loved it straight-away. Thank-you for the inspiration.
    Love the boxes – how I wish I could sew!

  • Maribeth

    September 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Look at those wool sweaters. Interestingly, I just started a knitting project this very afternoon while sitting out on the lawn with my kids, who had just come home from their first day of school. I haven’t knit anything since last winter. Tis the change of seasons. Cheers.

  • Erin | house on hill road

    September 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    i just bought hexagon papers from the quilt store last week. it must be a disease.

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I love how we are all thinking hexagons!

  • Charise

    September 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I too love fall but feel a bit guilty for wishing for rain so I can stay inside and create!
    I too need to clean out the closets. Tks for the inspiration.
    Love your blog!

  • The Orchard

    September 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Your new banner is terrific! A quilt would look amazing, if you had lots of time, that is.
    Can’t wait to see what happens to them all.
    Enjoy your evening,

  • amisha

    September 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    the new banner is so pretty. i did a little hexagon piece last year and then abandoned it… why? this makes me want to dig it up.
    in other hexagon inspiration, film in the fridge did an awesome hexagon quilt with heather ross fabrics… hexagons scattered across the surface of a solid. SO gorgeous!

  • blair/wisecraft

    September 3, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Oh! Off to see film in the fridge. Thanks A! xo

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