"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

After browsing through all the sewing rooms that were posted as a result of Crazy Mom Quilts' request to see people's crafting spaces, I decided to make a change. So, after lengthy discussions with Hubby, and diagrams and measurements (gotta love being married to someone who designs electronic boards!) and mulling it over, we decided there was nothing wrong with me taking over the whole room next to the kitchen. It's a pretty awkward room, but it's working well for this!!

I removed many (many many) piles of stuff, and took the curtains down to be washed. Then I moved furniture! Did I mention that Hubby's not home today? I think next time I want to move big heavy tables I will do when he's here to help.

I moved my actual sewing out of the little cramped room! The cutting table and storage took the place of my sewing machine. No more hitting my head on the shelves getting out of my chair- YAY!! The little cramped room is now mostly storage, with my cutting area and ironing table thrown in.

This makes me happy! There's fabric downstairs waiting to be washed- those empty bins won't be that way long!! I folded my yardage in quarters widthwise and wrapped the pieces around my 6" wide ruler to get them this neat. This is the "Good" :)

Here's my happy, big, not cramped new sewing area!! I have a little mat, ironing surface and iron for doing little jobs right by my machine. For the other stuff I'll hoof it into the other area. This is the "Bad"... still working on this area!

And here's the "Ugly"! A lot of this stuff doesn't actually belong in my sewing room... it was just stuffed in there! So I will take most of next week to go through all this and see what it is. I suspect a rather large amount of it will be chucked, donated or gifted :)

My plan to gradually take over the whole house for my crafting is succeeding... MUAHAHAHA!!! Do you see my stamping and scrapbooking desk in the corner of the dining room? And my knitting stuff now has it's own special place in the living room!


  1. HAHAHA. You made me laugh! Well, really, what is a house for? Great job! Can't wait to see how the sorting and chucking turns out.