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Reclaiming My Creative Space

This weekend my hubby bought me some rotating shelving for our canned goods.  I had been wanting one for a while so I was happy.  The fact that he just set it right in the middle of my creative space brought on a totally different emotion.  He said he didn’t know where I wanted it.  Well, not there.  After moving some stuff around we got it where I wanted it.

 But my creative space looked like this when we were done.

 So I spent today reclaiming it. I shelved the canned goods.  Found a way to keep the batting, stuffing and pillow forms up where Spike can’t eat it.  Found a home for my gelli printing supplies.

 Moved my fabric and projects to sturdier shelving and placed my loom and soap making supplies on top.

 Now I can get to my design wall.  Let the creative juices flow.

I’m ready to play.


  • LynneP says:

    So happy for you! While the organizing can be difficult and time consuming, the benefits are so great. I look forward to see what you will be making in your newly "cleaned up" space.

  • Rose says:

    I sure like what is on your design wall. I really need to organize better.

  • Marei says:

    I was laughing when I saw the 'before' picture because I swear I had that same scenario yesterday…..and that was AFTER I thought I had cleaned up!! But a little more work and all is right with the world. Glad to see I'm not the only one who works in an unfinished area. My weaving "studio" (I have a floor loom) also shares space with my washer/dryer downstairs in the basement while my quilting studio occupies the only partially finished area of the basement. They may not be much to look at, but I love my spaces….and I'm betting you love yours, too.

  • Cynthia Brunz Designs says:

    I spy a vintage Bernina red case! Is that an 830 you sew on?

    It is always nice to get organized so the creative juices flow better.

  • Sarah Craig says:

    Looks good, Emily! I wish I had time to re-organize my sewing room – it needs it bad!!!

  • Needled Mom says:

    It's so much more fun to create when all of your supplies are within sight. Enjoy your sewing now.

  • Vic in NH says:

    Just look at all those clear tables, whoohoo!

  • Connie says:

    Last weekend I bought an old ugly wood bookshelf at the Goodwill. After painting it and putting it into my art barn . . . well, you know . . . I had to move everything and rearrange so things were a mess for a while. In the middle of cleaning up the mess that I had made there was a knock on the door. My neighbor had out of town company and of course they wanted to see my art barn 🙂 That never happens when everything is neat and pretty, LOL.
    I'm happy that you reclaimed your space and have room again to create:)

  • audrey says:

    Yay for you! Always a good change to get our creative space more efficient!

  • Kaja says:

    Well done on getting this sorted. You certainly had an almighty mess there for a while but you've ended up with a great looking space to work in.

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