This is the chaos that ensued.
It stayed that way for the better part of the week, and while I did cull some of it, at this point, all too much of it has just been shoved back into the boxes and lids and set aside - in total chaos. Of course, my helpers weren't really helpers at all. Having left it like this the first night, in the morning I went back in to work, and found beloved kitties had added to the chaos by bringing their stuffed mousies and other toys and placing them in the boxes, and dragging lace, ribbon and other items throughout the room and hallway.
I found some treasures though, or at least some fond memories. It's been a number of years since I've looked in these boxes. I also realized that it's much harder to part with some things than others!
|Ready to be assembled!|
Then there were patterns, all the way back to the late 1960s!
|Made for my 21st birthday from a slick, polyester!|
|High school Home-Ec project.|
|High School Home-Ec project also.|
|Mid-1970s project. Bell bottomed, one piece, made from denim. Still tucked away - couldn't part with it.|
|Mid-1970s project, also made from denim that had a tie-dye look.|
|Yet another High School Home-Ec project.|
|Also H.S. Home-Ec project.|
|8th grade graduation dresses|
|First Home-Ec Project|
Maybe tomorrow I'll post some photos of some of those Artcraft projects.