Sunday, March 20, 2011

De-Cluttering the craft room!

Today I realized that I need to find some balance in my crafty life.
I take on a ton of projects and then never have time for my own "stuff". The last 2 times I went to a scrapbooking retreat I ended up sewing, so I have not scrapbooked for over a year and I really miss it. 
So I have decided to take on less and make some time for me. 
  The 1st thing I had to do was to re-organize this room! My sewing projects had taken over and I truly had stuff everywhere!! It was such a mess that when I sat down to start to scrapbook all I could think about was the mess in the room all around me. I can not relax in a messy room.
 So I cleaned and cleaned and finally my room is put back together.

 This cabinet holds all of my stamps, magazines, scrapbooking embellishments, ribbon, and misc stuff!

 Above it is all my paper, photos, misc sewing supplies, and my wall o punches!

 The fabric storage is put back together, I even have one cubby open!!

 Cricut and painting corner.
 And finally my work table, which I could easily transform back to sewing without it being a big transformation.

 Under cabinet storage, lots of sweaters, burlap and fabric.

Lots of 12 x 12 bins that work great to store many different items! 
So that's it, my room feels clean and organized so now I feel like I can finally sit down and get something done!!! If you could see my pile of photos you would know why I need to get back to it! 
And in April, when I go scrapbooking, that is exactly what I am going to do! 


Elizabeth said...

Nice job! I'd love to have a space as big as yours! I really like the "create" defination on the wall :)

Melissa said...

I love your craft room! It looks so great.

Theresa said...

Terrific job organizing! GREAT studio!

slommler said...

I have been cleaning and organizing my studio too. It was definitely way past time to do so!
Yours looks terrific!! Enjoy

Pjjunker said...

I'm jealous! You have a great space and it's clean!! Wowsa!

marisa said...

I feel the same way. My number one love is scrapbooking but when I dabbled in sewing it took over for awhile. My scrapbook hoarding definitely takes over sewing but I miss doing it.

I just organized too and it felt so much better and even got to scrapbook!

LaurelK said...

Beautiful room, that would really get me in the "crafty mood"!! Maybe even complete a few projects.

Giggles and Girlfriends Retreats said...

I loved this blog so much, I told all my blog followers to hop on over here and read it (hope you don't mind?)....The little hoarder in me is sobbing, but the new fresh wants to be organized me loves this!!


Jes said...

I love your room, it's beautiful! But is that a burning candle I see? That's scary! Have you tried Scentsy? It's much safer to use in your gorgeous flame :)
I'd be glad to send you a free sample, just say the word <3