I have to clean up my sewing space....I have a spare bedroom in the house with my sewing machines; threads; books and other bits & pieces and I've half the garage for the wet stuff.
But I'm constantly running between the two and I'm in a mess !!!!!!!
I can't seem to get organised, no matter how many storage containers I have. And the worst part is this.....I start to clean up and discover something I haven't seen for a while, so start to play with it and the day goes and a new mess is created.......I need help !!!!!!
So, come on girls.....advice please ............
My advice would be don't get side tracked!
Yes you do find things you haven't seen for a while, and I have just cleaned up my workspace and done exactly that. They are in a bag where things go that need finishing. Stuff them there as soon as you see them telling yourself you can come back to them when you have finished tidying and have the space.
Don't worry if you don't get around to it, they will be there next time you tidy up!
Have a look at a photo of Francis Bacon's studio and take heart...
Actually, Sarah, it looks quite tidy to me :)
I agree about the boxes......I had difficulty deciding what went where, but like your friend, I bought boxes and labelled the contents of each box in alphabetical order and roughly in "type" e.g. embellisher stuff; papers; burnables etc, so I'm slowly getting there. I also made a decision to give a lot of fabric I no longer use to a charity that is helping flood affected people in Queensland.....they're using it for craft lessons. But it's the "what am I going to do with that piece" that gets me....I seem to have "samples" all over the place !!!! My friend said I could have a samples book with a piece of work and a short description of the method used to achieve it, so that's another goal I hope to achieve......I need a couple of lifetimes to get through it all !!!!
I'm one of those 'tidy' people, can't help it, just am. I can see you've have had lots of good advice here...so why don't you set aside one whole day ( or 2) and tidy till you drop, you will feel so much better when its done. Yes I know easier said than done. Even me in all my 'tidiness' sometimes says 'Now where the hell did I put that?' Good Luck Teresa, by the way I love your work 'beautiful' Cheers Joan ((*_*))
I've put in a fair bit of work sorting & re-sorting the stash lately and I'm getting on top of it now.....on the downhill stretch.......I do like to be organised and know where everything is and I'm not sure how I got into this much mess !!! I wish I had a dollar for every time I've said "now where the hell did I put that " ......I had a good giggle when I read that !!!
I love your smiley face at the end of your note.....I've not seen one like that before.......
Oei Theresa, now I know why you have been so silent!. It seems to me you need a double storey basement ( or trailer) Hope you have some order now. Is'nt it amazing what we accumulate and half finish in a short space of time? After Maarten died I moved back to my( very small) townhouse. I did not add any extra "stuff" om my way back, but boy, did I have a battle to find a place for everything. I still shift things here and there and mutter, " now where the hell did I put it." I am so happy for you to do the caravan thing, it must be lovely, please keep us up to date with where what and how. Hope you enjoy all the travelling with happy abandon!.