Remember this? And this?
That was a year ago. Almost to the day.
Here's the thing. There's always a thing. I love having my craft room. Love it. I dislike that it's in the basement and so far from the kids. There's no room for an ironing board. It makes a great storage room, not so great for actually working.
So in bits and pieces, things have been moved up to the least used room in the house - the dining room. My sewing machine and several dozen half-finished projects later, it was time to do something. And by 'do something,' I mean take it all back to the craft room and see if I can re-work it somehow. Make my space work for me, rather than just holding my stuff.
I promised myself I wouldn't do this, but you all need to see it. Maybe that will shame me into doing something about it.
It's not that I can't keep a room clean. It's just... so mundane. See the white door?
Who knew behind that door would hold this*... My desk. Bah.
I'm to the point I just have too much stuff. Do I really need two pair of old Chuck Taylors? Ok, three? Do I need all the kids' daily reports from daycare? A box of t-shirts from High School?
I can put shelving on every wall and it wouldn't be enough. I would find a way to fill it. This is no longer a 'sorting' issue.
Right now? Now I have two projects I need to finish. Two things that I've already been paid for and people are patiently waiting on. While I'm working on those, I'm going to try and come up with a real, workable solution for the space.
I need to work on my list of wops (works in progress) and then work on them. Maybe that could be blog-worthy material - before and afters of wops.
And on a completely, wholly unrelated note...
I'm getting really tired of the red.
Even though it goes beautifully with the red and green kitchen. It's just getting to be too much. I'm thinking brown. Or at least a very dark taupe. My husband's going to love to hear that...
*If you can tell me what's missing from this picture, a gold star for you.