Showing posts with label Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008. Show all posts

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 26: and all over for another year (if not forever)

In:

* 3 House of Eliott DVDs (gift)
* 1 CD, 6 pairs knitting needles, 3 books, 1 Qantas Marc Newson container, 1 pot, 3 plastic containers and 2 shells (Tuesday's op shopping jaunt)
* 2 Caroline's Home windows, 10 other items of dolls' house furniture (gift)
* 5 items Lundby furniture (bought from myself)

* 1 jumper's worth of Cleckheaton Caprice (gift)
* 1 long metal ruler (gift)

Total In this week: 39

Out:

* 5 dead taps, finally!: bin

* 1 dead Caroline's Home window frame: bin
* 2 lawnmower tools for my dead lawnmower: bin
* 2 magazines: lunchroom at work
* 1 book: gift

* 3 glasses, 1 carafe, 3 Christmas ornaments, 1 jacket, 1 bag, 1 tin, 1 candle holder: op shop

Total Out this week: 22

Shake-it-all-about:

* Flora cap

Net items out during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 228 (or an average of just under 9 items a week)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 25

In:

* 9 old art print catalogues (gift)
* 2 magazines (subscription)
* 1 magazine (newsagents)
* 1 tackle box (Kmart)

Total In this week: 13

Out:

* 6 lots buttons: donated to a colleague at work

* 15 books: Lifeline Bookfair

Total Out this week: 21

Shake-it-all-about:

* 1
Art bag

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 245

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 24: I needed to get rid of more...

In:

* 2 CDs (newsagents)
* 2 magazines (newsagents)
* 2 magazines (subscription)
* 12 balls wool (op shop)
* 1 art smock aka man's shirt (op shop)
* 1 art supply caddy aka tackle box (Big W)
* 2 CDs (Target)
* 6 items from Swap-Bot swap

* 2 water bottles (Fringe Festival bar)
* 2 sets of curtains for fabric stash (Salvos opening)
* 10 balls mohair (Taph The Enabler)
* 1 dolls' house (see above)

Total In this week: 43

Out:

* 1 magazine: lunchroom at work
* 1 tray: donated to work kitchen
* 7 bottles of ancient craft paint, 3 bottles of ancient nail varnish for craft: bin
* 1 dead trouser sock: bin
* 1 birthday vest: posted to Dad
* 23 pairs knitting needles, 2 balls yarn, 1 pattern and 2 pairs wrist warmers: donated to Happy Spider for her school knitting group
* 2 CDs: op shop
* 3 books, 1 comic: donated to Lifeline Bookfair

Total Out this week: 48

Shake-it-all-about:

* Katina pencil tin
* This year's winter jumper

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 237

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 23

In:

* 1 CD (free with the Sun Herald. Except I didn't want, or get, the paper so it was just free)
* 5 lots of wool (op shop)
* 3 magazines (subscription)
* 1 magazine (newsagents)
* 2 spare camera batteries and charger (gift from friend)
* 3 CDs, 1 button jar, 3 books (Thursday's op shop trip)
* 1 scarf (gift from Cycling S's trip to Indonesia)

Total In this week: 20

Out:

* 21 magnets, 1 book, 3 lots of wool, 1 small red change purse, 2 black
Rock 'n serve containers: given to Taph
* 1 broken tape measure, 1 dead trouser sock, 1 snapped coat hanger: bin
* 2 black face cloths: given to a friend who says she only uses black ones
* 1 book: posted to another friend
* 3 ancient unfinished craft projects: bin
* 1 Dress me up Venus set and 1 spare clothes set: sold
* 5 pallets from behind the garage: picked up by a friend to take to a friend of his who plans to use them to build a compost bin

* 1 pile of junk from the garage: dump.
* 1 magazine: donated to the lunchroom at work.

Total Out this week: 46

Shake-it-all-about:

* Dad's vest (now finished!)


Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008:
232

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 22: still lots to get through...

In:

* 1 US Elle, 1 US Vogue (subscription)

* 1 Hornsea container (op shop)
* 1 Wallpaper magazine (newsagents)
* 1 striped top , 2 books, 2 CDs, 1 zipped pouch, 1 gift box, 2 black and white tea towels (a little op shop and bargain shopping trip on Thursday: total cost, $13.50)
* 3 CDs, 1 mini rug, 3 mini cushions and 1 mini Eames lounger to replace the one which broke at my exhibition (Saturday's errand, with a side trip to the op shops while I was in Tuggeranong)

Total In this week: 21

Out:

* 11 Black and White items: posted to Black and White Swap partner
* 26 blog giveaway items: given away!
* 1 tea towel: sent to CMAG wrapped around scones (with jam and cream) which was morning tea for everyone who worked on my exhibition.
* 1 in tray and 2 tomato stakes: donated to J who was going to buy them new.
* 6 half finished craft projects which have been sitting round for over a year: bin
* 1 spare cat collar, too tatty to use (bin)
* 1 large pile of crap from the garage (polystyrene packing for computer boxes belonging to computers used in a job I left 4 years ago?!): dump

Total Out this week: 49

Shake-it-all-about:

* Dad's Vest


Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 206

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 21: more to come

This week's figures are good but there's more to come. I've not yet counted a number of what my mother used to call "cow pats" (little random piles of stuff) I have here and there around the house which are on test runs: ie: I don't think I'll be too worried if they go but I decided to leave them in a pile for a week to see if I have the sudden realisation that I just can't live without them.

I also have the giveaways waiting to go but decided to send them all at the end of the week in case somebody wins two of them. And my Black and White Swap is ready to go when the Post Office reopens after the long weekend. There's also the first garage clear out in ten years (a lot of which can't be counted: dead pegs and scrubbing brushes from the last tenant, packing from inside boxes I have out there: that sort of stuff which I define as consumable and therefore not counted)

In:

* 1 Living Etc magazine (newsagents)
* 1 sewing pattern (gift)
* 4 back issues of
World Sweet World magazine
* 1 Portrait magazine (
National Portrait Gallery)
* 1 Elle Decor magazine (subscription)
* 1 CD (eBay)

Total In this week: 9

Out:

* 1 dead lawnmower: dump
* 1 Portrait magazine, 1 AU marie claire, 1 Madison magazine: lunchroom at work
* 2 blank canvases and 1 frame (bought to try screen printing) which I'll never use, 1 too small belt, 1 set picnic cups, 2 skirts which I obviously don't want as they're sat in the ironing pile for over a year: op shop
* 28 fiction books: Lifeline
* 1 set
Steady Sticks: donated to The Old Flame after he provided my poor still-blenderless household with supplies of home made hummus...

Total Out this week: 40

Shake-it-all-about:

* Secret squirrel birthday present for Dad
* Stitch markers for Swap Bot Swap

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 178

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Weeks 19 & 20

In:

* 1 AU marie claire magazine (subscription)
*1 scoop for doling out the baking soda from the container when cleaning: I figured it would save baking soda compared to just shaking it direct from the container (op shop)
* 1 black and white tea towel. (New. At the mall. It was an accident, promise! And at 30% off not too bad an accident all things considered. Not like other mall-related accidents in my recent past...)
* 1 DVD player. Yes, I finally joined the 21st century completely and utterly. No more watching DVDs hunched over my laptop in my office. 1 coffee plunger (gifts)
*1 jam pot, 1 CD rack/ mini apartment, 4 CDs, 1 set wine charms (op shop)
* 1 Real Simple mag (newsagents)

* 1 roll of fabric, plus 1 fat quarter to wrap it in (gifts)
* 2 tea towels (Can you believe it? I went back to the mall and got sucked in for the second time in a week! And full price too!!)
* 11 balls of mohair, 1 book, 1 CD, 2 shirts (op shopping trip)
* 1 badge (souvenir from Bendigo Art Gallery)
* 1 jam pot (yes, another one!), 1 knitting book, 8 pairs knitting needles, 2 pairs pillowcases (can never resist thick white cotton pillowcases when I see then, especially when they're 50 cents each...), 1 CD (Road Trip frenzy)
* 8 packets of wool* (Bendigo Woollen Mills)
* 1 book, 1 yo yo (gifts)

* 1 US vogue, 1 Madison magazine (subscription)
* 2 books (A "Today's shit" op shop visit)

Total In this fortnight: 60 *gulp*

Out:

* 4 magazines, 6 books and 1 cocktail recipe book which I inherited with this flat. Have I made a single cocktail since I moved in ten years ago? Of course not! (Lifeline Bookfair)

* 1 special order custom size Groovy Green bag which I made and the orderer never paid for or picked up and has been sitting in my kitchen for months: bin
* 1 Open Road magazine: recycling bin

* 8 fridge magnets, 2 Christmas decorations, 1 bag, 5 items children's dolls house furniture, 1 jacket, 1 pair shoes, 11 items from the present cupboard that have been there for over two years so obviously are not right for the people I give presents to, 4 tops, 2 "sombrero" cardigans (A "sombrero" purchase is a souvenir you buy while travelling overseas convinced it's perfect for you but when you get it home you wonder what on earth you were thinking and never use it. One of these cardigans was bought in Tallin, Estonia and the other in Wellington, New Zealand. I can't believe I've held on to them for so long but I think I might have had delusions that I could felt them and turn them into something else), 7 videos, 2 bracelets, 2 brooches, 1 necklace, 1 ring, 2 pairs earrings, 1 packet coloured post it notes I was given and will never use, 2 pairs sunglasses, 2 sunglasses cases, 1 scarf, 2 pairs black & white braces and 1 tie: op shop

Total Out this fortnight: 72

Shake-it-all-about:

* Nothing


Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 147


(*Yes, I may be cheating on the counting. The other numbers I could have used here are 3.38 kilos of wool or 72 balls of wool. And I use "wool" in the loosest form as there's mohair and angora in there too...)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 18

In:

* 1 book, 3 lengths of vintage trim, 1 piece fabric (gifts from Making Good Use)


Total In this week: 5

Out:

* 1 book: donated to Taph
* 13 balls of yarn: gifts
* 1 Vintage Fisher Price schoolhouse: sent to The Lark, whose need is greater than mine...
* 2 books: given to Cycling S
* 3 magazines: donated to the lunch room at work

Total Out this week: 20

Shake-it-all-about:

* Overdue Christmas present placemats (alas still not finished)
* Pear doorstop

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 135

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Christmas Edition: Oh crap!

I was tempted to follow Taph's lead when I saw my figures this morning and declare a Jubilee Week. But although Taph definitely deserves one (69 weeks and a net 4799 Outs: that, folks is an average of almost 70 items out per week over a period of more than a year!) I really don't deserve one. As I'm (still) struggling to make my figures each week I guess that's the best reason to keep going...

In:

* 1 book, 1 DVD set, 1 tin, 1 row counter (Trash & Treasure)
* 6 pairs socks (on special at the supermarket so I stocked up)
* 6 pairs knitting needles (Vinnies Queanbeyan: couldn't resist...)

* 1 Lundby Letter magazine (subscription)
* 1 book, 1 tea towel, 2 napkins, set of 5 vintage kitchen containers, 3 books (gifts)

Total In this week: 29

Out:

* 1 pair lounge socks, 2 washcloths: gifts

* 1 dead sock, 1 dead T shirt, 3 pairs dead trousers, 1 dead shirt, 1 dead vest, 1 dead cardigan: bin

* 1 cat mask from a New Year's Day party too long ago to remember clearly, 1 crown and 1 sceptre from a long-ago trip: op shop
* 2 books: donated to Cycling S
* 2 old and manky tea towels (replaced by beautiful new tea towels given to me for Christmas): bin

Total Out this week: 18

Shake-it-all-about:

* Nothing. Which made quite a change, actually...

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 120

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 16: settling into it (finally!)

In:

* 1 Madison magazine (subscription)

* 1 white shirt (brand new from the Mall *shudder*)
* 1 black and white "Bah humbug" Santa hat, 1 black and white Christmas stocking, 1 black
and white storage box (gifts)
* 1 Wallpaper magazine (newsagents)
* 1 CD and 1 set knitting needles (op shop)

Total In this week: 8

Out:

* The last 3 Real Simple magazines from my stash (hurrah!): Lifeline Bookfair
* 1 Madison magazine: lunchroom at work
* 5 cards for framing, 1 mini sampler, 7 items dolls house furniture: gifts
* 18 old catalogues: recycling
* 15 half finished knitted cupcakes which I'll never get around to finishing: bin
* 1 pair lounge socks: gift

Total Out this week: 51

Shake-it-all-about:

* Lounge socks!

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 131

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 15: It was Christmas. I still managed to make my numbers!

Well not official 25th of December Christmas but what I always consider Christmas which is Princess B's Christmas lunch. As always, I expect to spend the next 11 days in a state of relaxed bliss while wondering why everyone else is running round like chickens with their heads cut off...

In:

*
1 dressmaker's dummy (Trash & Treasure)
* 6 Click Clack containers for the kitchen (Djs' free $50 gift voucher)
* 1 dolls house doll (gift)
* 1 Urbis magazine, 1 Living Etc magazine (newsagents)

* 1 set clamps (gift)
* Christmas at Princess B's: 1 wind-up pooping penguin, 2 Christmas ornaments, 2 tea towels, 1 photo frame, 1 Maxwell Williams Cherry Blossom platter, 1 daisy pincushion, 1 daisy needlebook and 1 daisy scissors holder.

Total In this week: 21

Out:

* 3 washcloths, 2 groovy green bags: Christmas gifts

* 2 pairs shoes, 2 sheets of stickers, 1 apron, 1 jug, 1 bowl, 1 suitcase, 1 DVD: op shop
* 1 DVD: donated to a friend
* 1 dead bra (underwire decided to try and kill me) and 1 dead T shirt (the bra didn't manage to do me in but managed good work of my T shirt): bin
* 12 Real Simple magazines: Lifeline Bookfair

Total Out this week: 29

Shake-it-all-about:

* I cut out some placemats!

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 88

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 14: Faffing about

I'd planned to make some major inroads this week but that never quite happened. I'm packing parcels to be sent off to friends and family for Christmas, but, unfortunately, most of the contents aren't counted as they were originally purchased to be gifts. Please note, though, that the only items that came in were beyond my control...

In:

* 1 AU marie claire, 1 Home New Zealand, 1 US Vogue (subscriptions)

* 1 Powerhouse Museum Powerlines magazine

Total In this week: 4

Out:

* 2 pairs lounge socks: gifts

* 2 mags: lunchroom at work
* 1 book: sold to Booklore
* 10 Real Simple magazines: Lifeline Bookfair

Total Out this week: 15

Shake-it-all-about:

* Socks

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 80

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 13

In:

*
1 large suitcase, 7 pairs torties (Salvos Belconnen and Mitchell)
* 1 Robbie the Reindeer DVD to replace the taped-off-telly video I have(eBay)
* 1 Elle, 1 Elle Decor, 1 Inside Out magazine (subscription)
* 1 Real Simple magazine (newsagents)
* 1 NRMA Open Road magazine.

* 1 sheet for fabric.

Total In this week: 15

Out:

* 2 magazines: lunchroom at work

* 10 Real Simple back issues: Lifeline Bookfair
* 10 pairs knitting needles: Happy Spider for her school knitting group
* 1 holey sock: bin

Total Out this week: 23

Shake-it-all-about:

* Socks. *sigh*

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 69

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 12: trying times

I managed to hit target with a little *ahem* creative counting as suggested by M1K1. Tempting as it was to add "1 job" to the list of outs I didn't. Even though I now have three empty file drawers at my disposal which used to be full of work stuff.

In:

* 8 books, 3 school cases, 1 giant crochet hook, 1 bingo thingy, 1 children's singer sewing machine, 1 ball Jo Sharp DK tweed: (
Last Saturday's garage sale/ fete/ op shop crawl)
* 1 new wallet to replace my old one which died. I would have waited to find one in an op shop but the coins kept falling out of my broken one. Oh well, at least I got 25% off it...
* 1 book (op shop)
* 1 Wallpaper magazine (newsagents)

* 1 book (garage sale)
* 4 boxes sewing treasures, 4 sets knitting needles (garage sale)

Total In this week: 27

Out:

* NRMA Open Road magazine: recycling bin

* 1 book: given to a friend
* 1 desktop toy (broken): bin
* 1 Mac lipstick: given to Taph to end her fruitless search for the perfect red lipstick
* 20 Real Simple magazines, 1 Real Simple 2000-2003 index booklet, 2 books: Lifeline Bookfair
* 3 books sold to Booklore
* 1 plastic chopping board, 1 top, 1 headband with wobbly sticky up things attached from Luna Park, 1 pirate hat from my cruise to Bermuda: op shop

Total Out this week: 34

Shake-it-all-about:

* Would you be surprised if I said socks?

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 61

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 11: still struggling

I was feeling quite confident this week that I'd meet my Seven Things goal. But although I have piles of things stacked up ready to go to their new homes they haven't quite made it out the door so I can't count them this week. The knitting needle frenzy at last Sunday's Trash and Treasure didn't help either...

In:

* 14 pairs knitting needles, 1 vintage knitting jenny (Trash & Treasure)
* 2 sets of towels (eBay)
* 9 items dolls house furniture (almost the last of the stuff I was buying off eBay before the exhibition opened)
* 1 Madison magazine, 1 US Vogue (subscription)
* 1 AMEA Tiny Times magazine
* 1
Muppet Show season 2 DVD (at 40% off, damn those Borders coupons!)
* 1 Living Etc magazine (newsagents)

Total In this week: 31

Out:

* 2 skirts: donated to a colleague at work
* 3 Real Simple magazines, 7 bags of pompoms: given to a friend
* 2 doona covers, 2 sheets, 1 valance, 6 pillowcases, 1 cotton blanket (all from the spare bed I no longer have): given to a friend
* 1 jacket, 1 skirt, 1 cushion, 1 new writing pad, 1 lanyard, 1 brag book, 1 wire basket, 1 pair foot pillows: op shop
* 2 metres of fabric from the stash: sold
* 7 Real Simple magazines: donated to Lifeline Bookfair

Total Out this week: 41

Shake-it-all-about:

* Socks, socks and more socks.

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 54

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 10

In:

* Southern Highlands op shopping frenzy, part two: 2 books, 1 flower trough, 1 tube and 1 jar of buttons, 1 divided dish, 1 sheet, 1 doona cover, 3 pairs thick cotton pillowcases, 2 CDs, 4 lots of wool and 1 complete, MIB Crown Lynn Kelston Potteries Peteen dinner set (which I don't need but couldn't leave behind)
* 1 Dolls House Emporium catalogue (gift from Diva)
*1 Elle Decor, 1 US Elle, 1 marie claire magazine (subscriptions)
* 4 items dolls house furniture (eBay)
* 1 box file from Taph to keep my Cabinets of Curiosities memorabilia in
* 2 books
* 1 CD

* 1 Plan Global Child magazine

Total In this week: 31

Out:

* 1 TV and 1 remote control: finally delivered to Nell in Sydney
* 1 pair lounge socks: given to Diva
* 2 file cages, 2 kitchen cannisters, 2 shell plates, 4 candle plates, 1 NZ themed vegemite jar, 1 set daisy shaped egg rings, 2 spare keys for people I don't know any more, 1 crocheted topped hand towel, 2 sets of stationery & 1 set stickers, 7 ornaments, 1 magnet, 1 badge, 1 bra, 1 top, 2 lots of braid, 1 pair earrings, 12 beads and doohickeys from the crafting box: op shop
* 1 lidless jar which I used to use to make dressing in before the lid disappeared: recycling

Total Out this week: 48

Shake-it-all-about:

* 2 pairs lounge socks plus some random Time Thief Watch Cap knitting when I got the chance at various free
cultuvorianism events this week.

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 44

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 9: No time

Another weekend away. Another week without dedicated clearing out time, but with plenty of op shopping time. And how perfect is this partnership I spotted in Bowral? Oh well, there's always this week, right?

In:

* 1 book (Borders' 35% off coupon tempted me)
* 1 book, 1 carpet square for under my desk chair to cover the bald patch there, 3 sets cream knitting needles, 1 Crown Lynnesque swam (op shop)
* 1 wooden pear, 1 silver apple (gift from Taph)
* 8 items from my Swap-bot Black and White Swap parcel.
* 2 new digital camera batteries (eBay)
* 2 very overdue Lundby lamps and 1 corner shelf which were supposed to go in the exhibition (eBay)
* 1 Living Etc mag (newsagent)
* 1 book (surprise gift from a friend
* 2 beads (to make mini lamps), 1 packet black and white post it notes, 1 mini Eames rocker (gifts from Diva)
* Southern Highlands op shopping frenzy, part one: 4 sets of knitting needles, 1 window cleaner, 1 plastic jar, 1 towel, 2 sheet, 1 apron, 1 piece fabric, 1 tea towel, 5 books (various op shops)

Total In this week: 45

Out:

* 1 Canberra Game: given to Taph to give to a client who was after one
* 1 magazine: donated to the work lunchroom
* 12 items: sent in my Black and White Swap package
* 7 old Real Simple mags and 2 pieces felt: donated to Button Beauty

* 1 mini flokati rug: gift to Diva

Total Out this week: 22

Shake-it-all-about:

* 2 pairs lounge socks

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 27

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 8: Enough

Mae West famously said ""Too much of a good thing can be wonderful".

And William Morris said "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"

I often use both quotes but over the past week or so, after helping a friend get rid of 95% of her possessions before she moved overseas, I'm realising they may be the crux of my ongoing fight with clutter.


You see, I find many many things useful and/or beautiful. And when they only cost a dollar or two it's way too easy to bring them home from the op shop. It's something I'll be working on when I have enough time. (There's that word again!)

I knew fairly early on this week that I wasn't going to hit target (again), basically because I didn't have the time to go through things like I do most weeks (and no, it wasn't just because I was spending my time shopping...) I consoled myself by remembering I do this 6 months out of the year so there will always be weeks where things don't go according to plan, and, besides, failure is often much more interesting than week after week of success. (Besides, I wasn't the only one)

In:
* 2 books, 1 DVD, 1 box and 1 vintage pill vial, 1 book, 1 MPlayer (
Sunday's buying frenzy)
* 2 (black and white) cat toys (undocumented extras from Sunday)
*
4 vintage black and white daisy containers, 1 large white heart button (gift from Janet)
*
1 miniature cross stitch picture (from my Grandmother)
* 1 vintage copy of Rumer Godden's The Dolls' House (eBay)
*
7 Johnson Brothers fruit plates, a huge pile of wool (1200 grams in total) which I'll call 11 balls and 3 projects' worth, 1 CD holder, 1 wooden animal ornament thingy (op shop)
* 1 book and a banded ball of Anny Blatt Gardenia (another op shop)
* 1 Wallpaper magazine (newsagents)
* 1 white wire storage thingy (gift)
* 2 (more projects) worth of cheap Caressa (plus one random ball I didn't realise I'd bought until too late) from Kmart Marrickville. Bought in a sort of "
I want to join in too" frenzy which resulted in a major case of buyer's remorse back in the car. Until Princess B and friend told me to shut up as it was only $20...

Total In this week: *gulp* 47

Out:

* 1 iron and water jug, 1pair very dead shoes, 1 broken chubb lock: bin
* 1 Real Simple magazine: gift to a colleague plus 3 Real Simple magazines: Lifeline Bookfair

* Sydney cushion cover which I bought thinking I'd make it into a bag (it'll never happen): back to the op shop
* Joke present hand held sewing machine: also back to the op shop

Total Out this week: 10

Shake-it-all-about:

* 3 lounge socks knitted for friend's birthday presents (that's three socks, not three pairs)

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 50

Oh, and I forgot to mention last week that
PinkLil is playing along this month...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 7: Stuff and nonsense

I'm actually quite surprised I managed as well as I did with the Seven Things Challenge after the mad crazy week I've had. Obviously I've hit my stride and am keeping my fingers crossed that it'll continue through the next few months...

In:

* 1 US Elle magazine, 1 Madison magazine (subscription)
* 1 Sydney Morning Herald First Australians DVD
* 1 miniature dining table and 4 chairs (eBay)
* 2 pairs black trousers, 2 black and white stripy long sleeve Ts (there's the spring uniform sorted!)
* 3 items dolls house furniture (eBay)
* 2 black and white envirobags, 1 packet black and white napkins and 1 pen: gift from a friend
*
2 books from Booklore (which sucked me in on my way past to have lunch at Tilleys)
* 7 items dolls house furniture (gift from one of the people at my floortalk)
* 1 Urbis magazine (newsagents)
* 1 jigsaw puzzle which was supposedly in transit through my house between one friend and another friend, who was taking them to the rest home her mother is in. This jigsaw had a picture of the
Canberra docked in Sydney harbour. It had to stay !
* 1
Portishead CD which I finally bought retail after months of trying to find it cheap.

Total In this week: 31

Out:

* 1 very tatty business card holder: bin
* Wardrobe cleanout caused by above purchases: 1 skirt, 2 suit jackets, 1 grey cardigan, 1 rain jacket, 1 appliqued evening bag: op shop
* 1 black and white fabric belt, beyond redemption: bin
* I cleaned up my
memento board. 3 flags from three years' worth of Eurovision parties in Melbourne (since I can't remember which year is which, why am I keeping them?) 1 dead glow necklace from what I assume must have been a good night out (don't know since I have no memory of why I kept it!), 1 large feather which ditto must have meant something at some stage, 2 postcards and 1 Christmas card which have also lost their meaning and 1 cruise card for a cruise I didn't even enjoy: bin and recycling.
* From the bathroom "travel stuff" drawer: 1 horrible comb a friend gave me on a trip once when I forgot mine, 1 hotel shower cap and 1 vial of "Moisture Mist": bin, op shop, op shop
* 1
Gotland dolls' house and 4 boxes of furniture for it. Sad but true. I gave away a free Lundby dollshouse. Sorry, I tried very hard but for some reason my heart never sang when I looked at it. My heart gave more of a muffled sigh of resignation with a twang of disappointment: Offered back to my distributor who asked me to drop it off at Thumbelina to use as their display house.
* 2 black coathangers (flimsy and ugly): op shop
* 1 garden shed which came with
my Triang V bunglaow which I'm pretty sure isn't Triang: gift to a mini friend.
* 1 Chicks with Sticks: It's a Purl Thing book: lent to a friend who will give it back to me to pass on to the local high school knitting group when she's finished with it.
* 1 dead sock: bin
* 1 National Archives envirobag: given to someone I had drinks with to save his BookLore purchase from getting greasy fingermarks at drinks
* 1 miniature display thingy,
12 balls Sean Sheep Hokitika yarn: given to a mini friend who mentioned she loved crocheting hats with novelty yarn
* 12 back issues of Real Simple magazine: Lifeline

Total Out this week: 56

Shake-it-all-about:

* 2 rows of Time Thief Watch Cap when I bumped into Taph at a seminar
* 1 Powder Puff Flokati rug for a mini friend who wanted one
* A little helping out with a brand new knitter's work.

All rather underwhelming, really...

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 87

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008 Week 6: Steady as she goes

In:

* 2 vintage suitcases

* 2 black cotton knit hoodies
* 1 National Archives bag
* 1 periscope (gift from The Parentals for so I can see over the partitions at work)
* 1 Canberra poster (free from Regatta Point)
* 1 tray, 1 spanner set, 1 table top ironing board and 1 lint roller (gifts from a friend who is heading overseas)
* 1 Inside Out magazine, 1 Home New Zealand magazine, 1 Elle Decor magazine (subscriptions)
* 1 Real Simple magazine, 1 Living Etc magazine (newsagents)
* 1 Buzzin' Fly: 5 Golden Years CD (eBay)
* 1 pair cream and black knitting needles and 3 singles which I'll count as 2 pairs (op shop)
* 1 CMAG badge that was pinned to my bunch of flowers at yesterday's opening

Total In this week: 21

Out:

* 2 socks which grew big holes when I put them on: bin

* 1 copy of the excellent Shoe Money by Maggie Alderson: given to a colleague at work
* 1 old black cotton knit hoodie, 1 paua shell, 1 restroom sign (don't ask), 3 bracelets and 4 necklaces I never wear, 2 merino cardigans, 2 matching short sleeved tops, 1 fluffy jacket, 1 red zip front jacket, 1 Wine to go bag, 1 orange (!) chinese-style top I didn't even realise I had anymore, 1 knitting pattern, 1 non-black and white tea towel and 2 non-black and white hankies, 2 rings: donated to the op shop.
* 1 duplicate Dollshouse World magazine: given to M1K1

Total Out this week: 28

Shake-it-all-about:

* A big fat zero

Net items out so far during Seven Things Spring/ Summer 2008: 62