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So, Amy and I had a discussion today about our crafting/sewing spaces and how we need lots of room and we are, well, messy. I know that others must have problems keeping their hobbies orderly when not in use. My problem is that I have so many "thing-babies". There's the painting: easel (s), paint, brushes, gesso, gac of all sorts. The other passing fancies such as calligrapy, jewelry making and origami. Then there is a whole bunch of watercolor paints, THOSE brushes, pastels, mixing wells, sketchbooks, pencils and a mat cutter. Geez. Oh, and the box under the bed full of paper? eek.
So, here's some photos of the spaces that are taken up with my junk. This looks quaint enough, but upon closer inspection, it's a wreck. I used the surface of this poor table as my cutting mat for 20 years. This is also the repository for anything that needs to be out of little hands.
I just realized that I didn't upload a photo of the dining room table covered in fabric. Shut your eyes and imagine...
This is actually great storage for fabric etc. Yes, I am in the living room. My paraphernalia is hidden in just about every room of the house.
Now, let's end on a happy note of successful organization shall we?
I made this little book to hold all those on-line patterns and tutorial. Just a notebook with clear page protectors.
I even cut out newspaper patterns because apparently I can't cut fabric straight without some help. This little pattern book was inspired by the now famous, recipe book.
How many things will my kids eat out of all these delicious recipes? (Crying softly to herself again) not many.
The OCD comes naturally. While I'm making these photos my girl is outside doing this:
Cleaning up. Love her.
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