i did it.

Well, I did it.sewing space, organized
I cleaned up this huge mess of a space and also did some organizing which has me ohsoexcited to tackle some projects with my new Christmas loot (deets coming soon on that - sooo pretty!).

First, just getting the floor/desk/shelves cleaned off was a bit of a project. Placing all the fabrics on the comic boards and sorting them was quite a task. I ended up arranging them differently than before. I had previously sorted all fabrics by color, but I ended up sort of doing a three step system this time around. Most fabrics ended up sorted by color again (with multi colored fabrics together), taking up the top two cubbies. But collections I planned to use together, I placed together down on the bottom left cubby. I also stacked my solids together. I initially had them placed with their color groups, but I actually was sort of shocked by how many solids I had once I really got to sorting them out. Before, I thought I had just a few colors and a bit of neutrals. Turns out I have quite a little stash of solids going, so that made me quite happy.

sewing space, organized

I also organized the bins below my computer, replacing the one that had been holding my fabric scraps with my WIPs. The others hold yarn and other, non quilting fabrics. I also purchased some cheap-o plastic drawers to put in the open closet. They now hold all those scraps, sorted by size and color as well as a drawer for interfacing and one for batting scraps. I still have quite the pile of scraps to sort and cut and put away, but I made a decent dent, and for that I'm happy. The rest will get dealt with during puppy nap times. I thought about letting him hang out in here now that we're cleaned up, but his desire for everything wool won out and he snatched a ball of yarn and went whizzing out of the room, strings of yarn trailing behind him. We'll work on sewing room manners slowly, but for now, he's banished unless under strict supervision.

sewing space, organized

I'd love to write a bit more, but I've gotta go run the shenanigans out of this crazy puppy.

9 comments:

  1. Oh Jess. It's immaculate! Beautiful!! I feel like I have to go to Ikea RIGHT NOW to get the other Expedit for my own room. Which means, yes, I will be copying you. :)

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  2. What a beautiful space!! I have only ever been to an ikea once and I was so overwhelmed, I left with just some glass dishes that I could have gotten anywhere?! Hopefully one day I'll make it back, but for now I have to thrift my storage pieces! Enjoy your space -- it really is so lovely!!

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  3. Love your room, makes me want to go organize!

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  4. Wow...you did a great job on that room! Your puppy is adorable, but he does look like a handful...how are you getting any sewing done??? LOL...

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  5. what a lovely, fresh and organized room! my room aspires to be more like yours when it grows up ;) Hope you don't mind that I pinned this?

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    1. Thanks :) It was a big project to tackle, and of course, got messy as soon as I started working, but at least everything has a place now, so clean up is easier. I don't mind pinterest, so feel free to pin anything you'd like :)

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  6. Such a beautiful inspiring and organised space. My newly organised space does not look so photogenic or inviting but it is sorted into plastic tubs in the old wardrobe in our spare room and that will make it easier to take my inspiration and turn it into beautiful things. I am sure your new space will inspire you to great things.

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  7. DO you screw your shelves to the wall? Such a beautiful craft room!

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    1. Thanks! I haven't found a need to screw them into the wall. I keep the heavier books and things on the base shelves so that it helps weigh them down. Haven't had an issue yet. I actually leave a little space behind to hide wires and other yucky things.

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