Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Clean Craft Room - Sort of

In addition to sewing Phoebe's Halloween dress during my two day vacation from daily life last week, I made an incredibly horrific shirt for myself that makes me look like I'm 80 years old - which will never be seen here.  But more importantly, I did manage to instill some sort of organization into the craft room.

I didn't go crazy because we are currently in the process of buying a house *fingers crossed*, so there were a lot of areas that I just straightened up a bit as opposed to a complete reorganization.  

As I'm staring at this picture, I am cringing at the disarray of some of the cubbies in my Expedit, but hopefully they'll be packed up soon and moved to a new home with a bigger craft area.

But I was able to package up my patterns, clear away general clutter, and iron and fold two giant laundry baskets of fabric that have been sitting in there for who knows how long.

It's important to capture my craft room in this state - because it is very rare that it ever looks like this.  I've already got fabric scraps creeping back in and Phoebe's new found love for my jar of oversize buttons has speckled the floor. 

And in case you were wondering, my design wall (a large piece of flannel that I throw over my cork boards) and my Far Far Away II quilt blocks came down as well.  The seams are all picked out and ready for a fresh start


  1. OMG! I am so inspired by the (organized) fabric room that I *almost* want to get into this fetish, too! :P Organizing, that is. Not sewing. haha Great job, and just think of all of the crafting space you WILL have soon! (fingers crossed) --Lisa I

  2. We just got a new house in June and I am inching my way into my new craft room. Its very usuable right now. But it is in the basement with unfinished walls at the moment. I did manage to put some flooring down though. :) I love love love IKEA and think this expedit is perfect for the fabrics!

  3. That jar and that lamp are fantastic! We are hosting a Creative Spaces link up party at Scatter Girls right now, would love to have you link up your fantastic space! http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/07/creative-spaces-link-up-party.html