So, let’s share.
I like to have a place for everything and everything in it’s place. Which is why the etui doll Ms Petui Buttonbottom came into being…….. Remember her? She is a complete joy to me, everything I need is right there at my side, right when I need it
My working yarn is well organised. All the relevant yarn, tools and patterns are stored in the large blue bag and the yarn being used is in the green bag, which feeds me up to three 200g balls at a timeMy tiny house is always tidy even though it is quite colourful – well, blue really – and no photo is complete without Siddy photo-bombing itWhen I’m working in the kitchen, I clean up as I go. There is never a pile of dishes waiting to be done. When I get up the bedroom is left as good as a new one before I have first coffee. I know it sounds awfully anal, but I’m a Virgo and I blame it all on that. I also have an analytical mind even though I am, as many of you know, just a little on the whoopsie side…….. Doesn’t the mention of astrological sign prove that? As further proof I offer my latest reading matter:
I’m currently reading Dr Joe Dispenza’s ‘You Are the Placebo’ and loving it. I love him anyway. He first arrived in my life about ten years ago and had a huge impact. He is very important in educating us on how we can help heal ourselves, how we can change our thinking, how we can make our lives better – which many regard as more than a little whoopsie – but he is a scientist and brings his groundbreaking scientific research with him and that is what makes the difference for me. (If you don’t know of him there are tons of You Tube videos you can use as an introduction, he has his own channel too). He’s my personal hero.
But, I digress…….. Let’s get on with the point of this post.
I am so fortunate, these days I have a whole play-room, my happy place, a place where I make stuff for hours and days on end, all to myself. My work room is well organised, but being a crafter one necessarily makes a mess when working. Crafter’s have this thing going on where they start out with oodles of space to work in and by the time the project is finished they are working in ten square centimetres and even that is under attack
When I enter my room the desk looks like this
A few hours later it looks like thisTim Holtz came up with his mixed media glass mat, supposed, amongst other things, to ensure that we have about 60 x 30 cm of unimpingeable working space. It sounds great, and while I don’t know for sure as I don’t have one (if you have one, I’d like to hear your views) I have a feeling it wouldn’t stop me doing thisI’d just scooped up a pile of pens and pencils before taking that quick shot, I’m sorry you missed seeing the real chaos 🙂 I am working on the card in the bottom right hand corner, the piece of A4 scrap paper is the remaining available working area. Try as I might, as the work proceeds the actual working space gets smaller and smaller and I have a plaintive thought – does everyone end up like this?
And this is just making a few cards people, painting is way worse!
So I clean up after every project and return to this once more, ready for the next foray into creativityI do like to see it all clean and clear and oh, so spacious – ready for the next creative outburst
So, how do you do it? Do you have a dedicated space or do you work in a corner of the kitchen or living area? Do you clean as you go or are you a happy chaos inhabitant? Whether you are crafter, artist, writer, quilter, sewer, yarn worker, photographer, carver, or anyone else who makes something and works with tools and media, I’d love to know. Let’s share…….
And I love that you came by today, thank you!