My mom came to stay with us for 10 days, and in those ten days I got a huge amount of stuff done. If you remember from before my sewing space was just some boxes. Now I’ve unpacked all my fabric and my serger, my sewing machine, and all my crafting books. Everything is out and has its own space, although I will admit that the shelves in the closet look a bit crazy. I still haven’t figured out how exactly to store my yarn, wool roving and wool felt.
The ironing board has proven itself to be a brilliant work table. It’s always ready to iron or cut fabric. As for the fabric shelf… well, I simply sorted by color. One day I’ll go through and sort and refold so it looks nice. However I did save that middle shelf for in-progress projects: what brilliant thing that is! A clean place up high with ample space to save my work from little hands. As a mom of two I don’t often get to finish a project in one sitting, so this little shelf space has kept me organized and working.
Then of course there is my desk. I sew and I write and being right next one another works well for me, especially when I need to look up how to do something complicated, or for inspiration. I didn’t straighten anything or clean up because I wanted you all to see a really working space. I’m a messy creative person. I’m a tornado in the kitchen and in the craft space. If I wasn’t sharing this space with D there would be stuff everywhere! His half of the room looks like a surgical table. Everything organized with no clutter and it all matches, in black.
I love this space. It is my favorite so far of all the creative spaces I have had over the years. It works so well and D and I can be in the same space near one another, but also working on separate things.
Last note, I opened up the Olive and Owl shop again. I’m working on getting the inventory up, but it takes a while to create, photograph and then work up the listings. For now there are some lovely blue pot holders.