It was inevitable......
....... Heavy books
.....VERY heavy clothing.....and other assorted items stored on wire shelving.....yup.....snap, crackle, & pop......the hanging devices broke and the ONLY thing saving the entire thing from totally collapsing onto the floor were the file cabinets that stopped the descent!
This is another area in the closet, an example of how such a failure was bound to happen ....I do think of it as a shelving failure....not that I overloaded the shelf! So far this side is still attached to the wall.
For years I offered wearable workshops and fashion shows. The majority of these garments have been featured in my earlier books and many, many magazine articles. Generally, the topics focused on my embellishing techniques.
I simply have not been ready to find new homes or other uses for the garments. For instance, I can see the top of this jumper....cut apart and incorporated into a wall quilt.....or for that matter worn by someone. Size 10-12.....quite loose and roomy.
Here's another jumper (front view) that has tons of work into it. Perhaps the applique sections could be recycled.....or the jumper worn, or displayed on a mannequin in your sewing room for inspiration! Size 10-12.....quite loose and roomy.
So......'the husband' has spoken....the shelf will not be repaired unless I agree to say goodbye to these old friends. This is JUST a sampling of the pieces I need to relocate.
Like many of you.....redoing a piece I personally created is not so appealing....so I'm hoping someone finds this idea intriguing. If ANYONE, anyone at all.....is interested....please email me using the link on the right side bar. I'm all for saying goodbye.......for a super, super, super low price (meaning cost of shipping) and possibly a trade for supplies but that's not mandatory.
If this turns out to be of interest....there will be many more offerings as I truly can't continue to store them and the option of Goodwill where the work will surely not be appreciated makes me sad.