A place for everything and everything in its place!
First the good news!
printed paper has been relegated to 15 slots in my wall mounted files.
Green is GO and Sew. Blue is sky is the limit for Mixing up the
Medias. Orange is ornga glad to be working with the kids. Red is
remember strategic planning or there will be a fire! And purple is the
royal kingdom of design. Phew! I'm glad that is done. I should be
able to find things but I have a bad habit of leaping in without
checking through the helpful stuff I've saved. :( Note to self-
remember the red! A few Really good ideas are pinned on my idea board
which is behind Mini and is kept small on purpose. It hopefully reduces
visual clutter and I can pin block patterns up for correct placement.
The irons are out of the way so they don't get knocked over when I
don't need them. I couldn't get the basic books into the hanging files
but I had a wee bit of room at the end of my big table area.
is a bit cramped along my sewing wall but I'll stand to sew on Mini. I
had to make some compromises and this just means I can't pile stuff in
the walkway. A bonus for sure. lol
deterrent to piling things in front of that west window is the sun.
It'll likely fade anything left laying about for any length of time. A
good incentive to keep the clutter down, I hope!
haven't actually sat down to Nina and sewn but again, a compromise.
She has room behind her and is easy to slide onto my new stool. My threads are accessible and the stash/design wall is handy.
I did put my design board against the fabric wall. Again a compromise but
every time I pass through the upstairs hallway I'm glad to not have to
negotiate around it. Think midnight runs! :O
important piece of furniture in my playroom is the large cutting table.
I store rolling storage carts under it. I had to leave one leaf
down. But it is accessible on both sides because I have a large
cupboard against the wall. I've not much in it but could roll the table
forward to access some stuff I rarely use. I'm not ready to part with
the cupboard just yet and if the drawers aren't handy the top is sure
useful! The other end has the ironing station on top of a cupboard of colour coded
papers for journals and such.
I've spent some time
reflecting on what exactly I want from my mixed media corner. Fibre is
my first luv but this corner turned out to be the roomiest. The door is
off the closet so I can get at things easily. I have learned that
lots of counter space isn't necessary because I only seem to be able to
keep about two square feet clear enough to work on. This is also kinda
cluttered visually but I need to be able to reach for the things I need
when I need them. Much as I'd like to keep the cutting table for fabric
I'm back working with girls who want to develop their creativity so the
table sees lots of mixed media use. I just flap down Dollar store
shower curtains on it. It also helps me keep on top of clutter. ;~)
die cutter is in the only spot that makes it useful and one bookcase on
the fabric storage wall holds finished journals and memory books, beads
and buttons, polymer clay and novelty fabric. Some of that may not
survive the 'next' purge.
But for now, everything
seems to have found a place and I am back to bare floors! Now to see if
I can keep it that way. aw! I think even messes may have their place!