Since the beginning of the year I've been working on cleaning, sorting, purging and reorganizing my craft room/studio. (Note to self - I need to do this more often so that it isn't such a lengthy process.) I'm beginning to think that I will never be done with this project! I get easily side-tracked by things I find while digging through the contents of the room. I have made quite a mess in a couple other rooms in the meantime. I think artists/crafters have a built in hoarding problem because if you are like me, everything you see has the possibility of turning into an art project. For instance, I just donated a huge amount of supplies last week and in that donation were several "Fleur de Lis" shapes exactly like the ones used in this project on Rosemary's Blog. I can't tell you how many times this happens to me. Things I have had for years and haven't used - then as soon as I give them away I come across an project to use them in. This is the reason that getting rid of things is so difficult for me. Anyway, this is a on-going project for me, nowhere near completion yet, but getting there....slowly.
I thought I'd share a few pics of my progress with you all. It's funny because these photos were taken a few weeks ago and I noticed I've already moved some things around since then. The photo above is my sewing table. I took my old one up to the cottage so I dragged this table out of my potting shed. It is a bit wider and it allowed me to remove the base of my dress form and place it right on the table.
This is the wall next to the sewing table with just a few special doo-dads on display.
Here is my fabric cubby storage. The cubbies on top were originally storage for CD's in an earlier life. Now I use them to display artwork I have made as well as from other artists.
The blue drawer cabinet (from The Container Store) holds all my jewelry making supplies. The dried flowers is the bridesmaid bouquet from my daughter's wedding. Glass apothecary jars hold various trims.
The little green drawers, which originally stored nuts and bolts, now holds my "industrial look" jewelry bits and bobs.
This shelf holds all my vintage strands of mercury glass beads I use in some of my projects. Most of the containers are pink depression glass, with the exception of the tidbit container which was one of my favorite vintage finds.
More pretty storage. I am constantly on the lookout for pretty containers (new and vintage) to store my supplies in.
This cupcake display sits on the one side of my desk. Instead of cupcakes, I used 1/2 pint jelly jars to hold little supplies I regularly use in my collages. I placed the stand on a lazy-susan so it spins which makes it really convenient for me.
Well, that's the end of this part of the tour. More pics to come in the future as soon as I get more accomplished. This is truly a work in progress!