Monday, June 13, 2011

New Perspective

I've been feeling a little - okay a LOT - stuck lately. I had a burst of energy when working on the Spicing Up the Kitchen swap but

It's not that I don't have a million projects waiting to be started. It's not like I don't have an INSANE amount of fabric staring at me, taunting me, daring me to do something creative. And it's not like I don't find inspiration all around.

What I don't have is a lot of time. Two little ones need constant care and attention and, apparently, FOOD. My three year old is eating like a lumberjack these days so I'm sure she'll be outgrowing all her clothes and shooting up another inch or two any minute now.

And I don't want to sound all whiny and ungrateful - because I know that I am terribly fortunate to have my own creative space - but my sewing area was a total pigsty. Some people can be very creative amidst chaos. And while I don't mind a certain level of mess while I'm in throes of something, I don't work well when the chaos seems never-ending.

So... over the weekend my hubs took the kiddos for a hike in the woods and I got busy. The whole space was reorganized and spruced up. Furniture was moved. A lot of stuff was *gasp*folded and put away. A lot of stuff was set aside to donate. And yes, a lot of stuff found it's way into a huge garbage bag.

You can see that my sewing area shares a room with our guest bed.

The design wall.

Sewing machines.

And this is what kept the kids busy while I worked - my scraps and an empty design wall. They were so proud of themselves.

It feels fantastic!

It feels liberating!

It feels like I can get creative again. And that is exciting!


  1. What a beautiful space you have to work in! Lots of light. Sometimes a good clear out can really free you up!

  2. You've got a great space there! Hope you get some good creative sewing time in soon :-)

  3. Great job and so much light in your space it's beautiful! I hate it when my space gets out of control.
    I have a pillow for you at the meeting this month YAY!

  4. Oh I love it when I've got a nice clean space to work in - it makes the idea of messing it up so much more fun! ;^)

    You have a really great space too. I love the light and pretty soft wall color. It's all just so lovely!

  5. Your munchkins should be proud! I vote you stitch that puppy together!


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