Okay folks, this is one of those true confession posts. I think it's time to do a little spring cleaning in the sewing room. I had a resolution in January to organize and store my supplies more efficiently. Here it is, a couple of months later and I still need to work at it. Who's with me? My son casually mentioned the other day that he (and his wife and our three small grandchildren) would like to come visit. "Wonderful," I said, "We would love it!" Then I walked into this room, which is also the guest room, and began to panic. You can see the bed under the pile...
I know! You are probably thinking "How does she even work in that mess!" Even more importantly, "Where is she going to put three small children?" I didn't clean anything for the pictures and I apologize for the early morning light. I wanted to clean it, but decided to reveal my problems, in the hope that you might have some good suggestions for storing stuff. Especially small stuff. Well, and large piles of fabric. And yarn! (sigh...) You can see that I don't have a lot of real estate in this room. The rest of the house is just as bad - no room at all. But I need my stuff! I do most of my crafts right here in this corner. The ironing board is my work table.You can see my breakfast is there as well. I'll confess that I emptied the overflowing trash before I took the picture. I didn't think you needed to see that.
I admit to being a pack rat. I think it comes as a consequence of being frugal. (I guess you could just read cheap.) I love to be creative and that means I need supplies, often expensive supplies. So I'm always on the look out for deals and sales and good stuff from other people's sewing rooms. I try to collect ahead for when I might have a need and I always save leftover supplies (even scraps) for the future. Sometimes this gets out of hand.
My husband teases me still about the two boxes he moved into our first apartment. They were labeled "large material scraps" and "small material scraps." I guess you could say they were part of my hope chest! He has been moving them around ever since. I don't think I'm a hoarder, except perhaps with fabric, and maybe fiber. But I do have a lot of craft tools and supplies and I find that it is hard for me to pass up a good deal. I've been thinking and realize that I have to do something
I took a picture of the hope chest. It has been sitting open because I need to re-organize that as well! You can see there is no room for the Pink & Brown kitchen set in there. Time to shift some things to the "auxiliary" hope chest!