So I began crafting in my newly organized (or so I thought) space-- and it wasn't long before things went down hill...very quickly. Before I realized it my sewing sanctuary became a chaotic cave...AGAIN!!!
Why is it that creativity, at least for me, causes chaos?! What was I doing wrong? I would try to put things away after each crafting session but sometimes this was not possible-- I mean, who wants to put away this and that when you know you need it the very next time you work on a project?
It was time to make some changes! But where to start? First I had to assess the problem.
Problem #1: where did all this stuff come from and do I really want/need it? The paisley fabric that I thought I would use to make a collared shirt-- I don't even wear collared shirts! Or the fabric I had to have because it was a great deal and I could use it "someday". How about the old sewing books filled with outdated techniques? I mean really, in this Internet age you can learn most anything by searching YouTube.
Problem # 2: lack of accessibility. I love my cutting table but it was positioned in a way that I could not move around it or easily access the bookcase where I kept fabric, books and other sewing supplies.
Problem #3: The Catch all room. This room had become a huge walk-in storage closet. Everything went into the sewing room until I found the "perfect" spot or took the time to put it away.
Up next, some solutions.
Until next time...sew something you love!