Monday, May 20, 2013

This Weekend, In My Craft Room

Greetings, blog friends.
 
Friday night at dinner, I told Doug, "Tomorrow I'm doing nothing but art. All.Day.Long."
 
"Good for you," he answered {knowing he'd be playing in a golf tournament most of the day and I would be home and happy in my craft room}.
 
 
I had a mental list of the things I wanted to make over the weekend, but first I needed to get my craft space organized before I could begin. Well, one thing led to another and instead of creating art all day on Saturday, I proceeded to clean out my craft room closet instead.
 

I really should have taken some before and after photos of the closet, but in my defense I really hadn't planned to completely empty, sort, purge, and re-arrange the items in there - I was supposed to be creating something! By the time I realized where my day was going, I was knee deep in it, my camera was buried and I was on a roll. No time for photo taking...until later.


I ended up with a full box to donate {and/or swap}, another box of garbage/recycle, a small stack that I think Carrie will want, and a nice and tidy craft room closet {all except for the very top shelf  because I ran out of steam}.


And although I didn't necessarily create something tangible, my day was spent surrounded by my stuff. All those things I've been collecting to use on a project someday. All those things that inspire me and call to me. I loved every minute of Saturday.


So many tools...so little time...


There's something about being freshly organized that's so inspiring. Later, I found myself standing in my craft room, just soaking it all in and enjoying the sights. That's when all these photos happened - in the afterglow of ~sigh~ "The closet is organized and I'm so inspired but now I don't want to make a mess..."

 
So I took a bunch of photos of shelf space and called it a day.
 
{cross stitch piece made by a dear old friend of mine...squirrel belonged to the mom of another great friend...} 

 
And on Sunday? We mostly took it easy around here, and I made cupcakes to take to work today.
 

It was a lovely weekend, friends.
Simply lovely.

17 comments:

Kirsti said...

Yes it's lovely just to have the day to yourself, even if you didn't get any craft done at least you are sorted for your next day...lol...

Hope you're good.
Love Kirsti xxx

Becky said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Hope you get some time next weekend to create :)

Cheri said...

hooray for lovely weekends!

helena said...

I love that cross stitch - makes me want to find my needle and threads

Sian said...

What a gorgeous peep round this is! I love that you have Thing One and Thing Two there waiting to jump off the shelf and create mischief. And I really like the idea of lining up your collection of punches..mine are in a drawer and I like your plan much better

Abi said...

Oooh I just love the sound of that day! I find it inspiring to have a tidy space to create in!

Ruth said...

What a perfect weekend! I'm another who was happy to see Thing 1 and Thing 2 looking ready for mischief!

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend....and I just love the cross stitch.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I need your resolve. I let too much time fritter away when I could be creating or organizing. Good for you!
Rinda

Susan said...

Let me know if you want to swap some stash.

Margaret said...

Cleaning can be very cathartic. Glad you had fun.

Rhona said...

Sounds wonderful :) Makes me want to find time to tidy my craft area! xx

Irene said...

What nice photos of your craft space. I have always admired your blog's banner and noticed it is a Paper Turtle wall frame in your craft room. How cool!

alexa said...

What a splendid collection of punches you have, and so beautifully organised now ... I've really enjoyed a peep into your lovely crafting space, and yes, when it's tidy, it feels terrible to think about messing it up! Looking forward to seeing what unfolds next and glad it was so lovely ...

Gail said...

Oooh it looks wonderful. Say you wouldn't want to come up here would you? :) Love that cross-stitch.

Karen said...

This has happened to me many times (and, frankly, needs to happen again). Love your phrase, "so many tools, so little time." I haven't put glue to anything in nearly a month---almost seems intimidating at this point.

Ben Howells said...

Wonderful and unique items you have here in your craft room. It shows that you love art. Thanks for sharing this to your readers.

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