A very, very, very, messy sewing/craft room!!!!
This is as bad as it has ever been and I'm tired of maneuvering my way through it all. Day after day of seeing this mess is tiring me out and stifling my creative process. I can't go on anymore without cleaning this stuff up.
I don't have the heart to show you the entire room in it's current state but I will show you just a smidgen. I hope to show you shots of other areas as I tackle them (if I get brave enough). This is the floor on the left side as you enter the room. If you've seen this much, I'm sure you can just imagine what the rest of it looks like.
I have an extra closet upstairs in my bedroom which is crammed full of supplies. Whatever is in this closet slowly migrates downstairs to my room and never seems to find it's way back. Can you just imagine that this closet isn't as full as it usually is? Can't be true, right? Oh, but it is!
This is the left side of that closet. Wreath forms, wooden shapes, ribbon, wire, fimo, pompoms, magazines, styrofoam, rattail cord, contact paper, glass pebbles, wood roses, needle punch supplies, and so much more fill the left side of this closet.
This is the right side of the closet. Those cardboard boxes are filled with fabric. The lower 3 shelves are filled with mostly paints and painting supplies. There are patterns, lace and trims, beads, yarn, glues, cording, plastic lacing, paper ribbon, paper mache shapes, clear fishing line, jute, raffia, and a whole bunch of miscellaneous doodads scattered throughout.
Here's a piece of work. My desk, in all it's messy glory. This is where I sit when I'm not working on a project. It is located at the entrance of my craft/sewing room. I have difficulty typing because there are so many things surrounding either side of my arms. This will be the first place that I tackle. It's small and compact and I should be able to manage it within a reasonable amount of time.
If I had just one interest, such as sewing, this mess would probably be easier to control. Because I dabble in almost every craft known to man, I have an overwhelming amount of supplies. Y'know, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, just enough to drive a sane person mad.
I've thought long and hard about whether to show you my mess but you need to know why my creativity has somewhat come to a halt. Everything has gotten so out of control lately. I need to devote the time it takes to organizing it all. I mean, it has gotten so bad that I've even contemplated renting a storage unit. The one thing that has stopped me is that I wouldn't be able to access the things I need when I need it.
I will never have a pretty space to work in. It will always be very utilitarian. I am not complaining. I am very thankful to have the things that I do.
So, wish me luck. This is going to take a long time to get under control. If you hear someone scream, it will most likely be me as I dig myself out from under the mess or just purely out of frustration.
Have a good day!