Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Den

In our house there is one room that is an everything room. We call it the den. It is where our computer lives, our writing desk, our library, my sewing table and all the other items that I use for crafting live. It's an overwhelming room to say the least. It is difficult to keep orderly since there is so much changing and living happening in that room. So I've been trying to focus on one corner at a time.

The other day I decided I needed to organize my fabric and yarn so I would know where to find it when a particular project called to me. My sewing table is still a bit disorganized so it is next to be spruced up. But having my fabric organized by material, and length helps immensely then I'm holding a  pattern I was to begin but feeling overwhelmed by all the fabric pouring off my shelf.

My yarn could still use a bit of organization. I had Jon attach some old crates to the wall above my sewing table. Then I used mason jars to store my double pointed needles and the few straight needles I have. The rest of my needles live in my Addi kit which is permanently in my knitting basket. I've also stored a few knitting books a top one of the crates.

It will always be a work in progress but it feels so good to know things are in there place and when I was to start a craft I have a clean slate to work from. It doesn't exactly look pretty (and really I'd love it if it were more esthetically pleasing but I was going for function at the time) but I feel so much more relaxed in this space. I'd love to hear how you organize your creative space. What works for you and what doesn't.

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