Friday, September 5, 2014

Messy Me!

Over the past few weeks I've been bringing the Ladies of Lickety-Split alive and in the process my studio has pretty much been trashed!

Fabric stuffed willy-nilly into the wire baskets - no rhyme nor reason.  

Supplies jammed in pretty much wherever they will fit.

Paper rolled but not neatly and ending up with 'stuff' on top of it.

Who knows what lurks in this mess of paper stacked in every which way.

I promised myself that before the next "Lady" appears on the scene I would clean up, straighten up and pretty much get things in order (at least for a couple of days time - before it starts all over again).

After a fun morning of weeding through fabric, moving some into closed storage boxes and organizing by colors and patterns.  I had this.

My 'stuff' shelves became actually usable with a reordering and some things being carted off to the local thrift shop for donation.

 Now I can see what paper I have and it won't get more crinkled than it already has.

And how do you like this organization?  

I'd never take bets on how long this will last, but for now, I'll just enjoy it and enjoy the fact that now I can actually find what I know I already have.

"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos." - Stephen Sondheim


  1. I can relate to this! I have been going through fabric stash to see if I have what I will need for the next CQ class. In the process I have come across a few things I can live without to make more room for a stitching area. Since I love novelty fabrics, I suppose I will need to take a trip to the fabric store...oh well...
    xx, Carol

  2. I think it is finding out what you've got which is the real delight of tidying up!

  3. My studio always looks as yours did before you tidied up, mainly because I have too much stuff to fit into my drawers and shelves.
    It does get tidied up for the odd exhibition I hold in the studio. Really I need to either start making more or collecting less.

  4. I love all those wire baskets!
    I just opened the Beautiful beaded bookmark I won! I am stunned-it's beautiful! I am going to put it where I can see it right on my art making table....'fraid it won't be stuffed in a book!
    Thank you so much!!!!

  5. Tidying up is such fun and I find always so inspiring as you pick up things and they suggest ideas and projects to you. If only there were enough hours in the day...

  6. Any excuse to soothingly handle the wares of our crafting! Also, you know Penny, genius makes a mess!

  7. Oh how I relate to this! It all starts out well, then I make stuff, stuff spreads, overflows, Dave starts complaining about the threads littering the floor...eventually I stop making and start tidying...and the cycle begins again.

    I actually sort of like it now, even the tidying and sorting stage - I think it's just how I am!

  8. It's so good to be able to find things after a tidy up - it just so quickly becomes jumbled again.
    I'm gradually becoming more organised, but it's an up-hill struggle.
    I have only just found your blog from the blog hop.
    It's made me think of making a messy doll and a tidy doll!



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