I hope to have some fabulous conversations with you during this month of blogging. But first I need to tell you about my problem.
My problem is my sewing room. I want it to be my "Happy Place," but I'm afraid it is more often "The Pit of Despair." In my mind, I have a magazine photo shoot worthy sewing room that is light and bright and roomy and organized and dreamy. In reality... much less so.
I have sizeable sewing room -- over 400 square feet. It's the family room at the end of my house. I have a gas fireplace, a bathroom next door, and windows on three walls overlooking a stream where the deer come to drink. I have much to be thankful for.
So, what is standing between me and my dream studio? To answer in one word: stuff. I have too much sewing stuff and no decent storage. Solving this problem won't be quick, but I don't want it to be expensive.
I can't show you photos of my sewing room as it is now because it is more horrible that I can bear. I will show you a small piece of the problem, though.
I keep all of my little bits of fabric trimmings in a basket next to my cutting table:
Often, the cuttings miss the basket. Most of the time, the basket is overflowing. Eventually, these trimmings are sewn into dog beds for the animal shelter, but I don't have enough scraps yet and this basket is merely one of the hundreds of problems in my sewing room.
I am not traveling for work for nearly three months and, in theory, will have time to work in my sewing room. In my mind, I have the idea that I'll have a greatly improved space by March. In reality -- who knows?
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