Lately...like maybe for the past year or so...my craft room has become my "where I dump my craft stuff room". Although I've cleared enough room that I have both desk space and sewing space, the rest is piled dangerously high with fabric, paper, magazines, scissors, sewing baskets, old books and all the other stuff that I think I will someday turn into "art".
Last week I went in to drop something off, and decided to take a few minutes and straighten up "just a little". I use the "just a little" or "15 minutes at a time" approach to a lot of projects that seem overwhelming. It's not too hard to find 15 minutes a day to devote to a project, and a lot of times, once I get started, I work for MORE than 15 minutes.
For me, the key is to set small goals. If I decided that I was going to clean, organize and spit shine my craft room all in one fell swoop, I'd never get started.
So here are some shelves and small areas that did get straightened. The back of this cupboard is covered in mix and match vintage wallpaper.
On the subject of wallpaper, this piece with the tan background is one of my favorite pieces ever. I think this is all I have left, so I slipped it into a basket so I can just look at it.
This was one of those projects that took longer that it probably should have, but I enjoyed doing it. I took my favorite silk and velvet ribbons and hung them on one of those old hangers with the clips that's meant for hanging multiple skirts.
I have another hanger that I'll use for my blues and pinks.
Here's another project that took more than 15 minutes. I had tags, postcards, business cards and charms hanging from and clipped to a birdcage. They looked haphazard and messy. I took them all down, and put them back neatly.
I'm not sure if it made much difference, but it was time for a change.
So I'm going to grab my kitchen timer, head to my craft room and see what more I can make happen in 15 minutes.