I am ready to begin creating in 2013!
New rule : 15 minute clean up every night. If I obey myself the room will always be this peaceful. ;-)
|**Need to make a new machine table cover, and a cover for my chair.**|
*dream* was a Christmas gift from my adopted little sis, Vikki.
|*My daughter Kezzie hand stitched that lampshade for my birthday last year.*|
The stack of small plastic containers hold all my projects-on-the-go.
(How do you store yours?)
Don't you love the fabric I've used to cover my cutting table?
I bought 4 metres at Spotlight last year, and have used 2.5 metres on the table. The remaining fabric will become an apron and perhaps a pillow...?
I know it's easy for me to start designing this year with my creative space all fresh and tidy. Having everything organised really frees up my brain space!
~ decluttering and donating ~
Many of you have shared in your comments recently, and also HERE on my Facebook page, that your craft rooms are messy and in need of a good clean out. Can I encourage you to stop sewing for a few days and just dive into that room and give it a good going over?
As I was unpacking the boxes in my sewing room yesterday I filled three huge plastic tubs with fabric and sewing notions to give away.
There were fabrics I'd had for ages that I was sure I would never use, and heaps of extra bits and pieces that were lovely, but which I'd bought on impulse and knew I probably would never play with.
When Blossom and I drove to the Endeavour Foundation this morning to donate those big three tubs of goodies, I felt a huge weight lift off my heart!
Hanging on to stuff that won't be used is a sure way to accumulate more clutter in your sewing area than anything else.
Do you have more sewing bits and pieces than you need? An overflowing pile of craft magazines perhaps? Why not grab some empty tubs (Rubbermaids in the US?), and start working your way through your stash. Make a clear decision to only keep what you know you love, and will definitely use.
You may find that sewing space suddenly a lot roomier.
Let me know if you're going to take this challenge by leaving your comment below. You will be a great encouragement to others! :-)