Monday, October 30, 2006
Ok, so back to organizing. I started out this space by putting everything in jars because I thought it would look cool, like I'd seen in other craft space pictures, but I had a terrible time getting to things when I needed them. I also tend to drift with things. If I'm sewing, I might carry something into the bedroom to bead or embroider. Running back and forth to grab the right jars got a little tiresome. So I dumped all the beads into that lovely Victorian tin. Now I can just pick it up and take it with me. I took all the thread out of jars and put it in this handy little wooden box and it's right where I can get my hands on it beside the sewing machine...and the extra bobbins are in there, too.
I still have my seed beads in that little clear acrylic thing by the lamp. I've had that since high school. I think I got it for selling a certain amount of candy for choir or something. It has little birds and a heart on the lid. I've always loved it.
I made myself throw some things away and some things I just put in the general area of the next section that needs organized. My paper for collage is taking over so that needs worked on and I need to sort out my sewing basket and embroidery thread and needles. My needlebook isn't very handy. I think I need to make a better one. Oh yeah...and fabric. I've been storing my fabric in a bag (the one I bought from Deb) which was great when I wasn't actually using it that often and didn't have as much of it but now it's getting out of control. I need to sort it and stack it somehow.
Since last March, I've gone from a tin to a basket to a stack of picnic baskets to a bookshelf to a desk and now I'm branching out into the rest of the room in which the desk resides. I bet there's a name for this. Craft Kudzu or something. Artdzu.
I'm going to just post some random pictures I took after I got the desk arranged the way I wanted it. (It took me two hours, believe it or not) but before I do, I want to point out the ATCs on the desk. I was inspired by someone else who received one of Dot's atcs to display them in a special way. Dot's is on the candlestick in front of my nest collage. Colette's is resting on top of the collage under the wreath and there are three others who, for now, are propped up against the desk drawers on top of the roll-top. They are Daisy's Wizard of Oz, Dot's courage and Gemma's Cabaret and I am so happy to have them all. I plan to find a way to display the others in a more prominent way but for now they are right there to make me smile every time I look up from the sewing machine.