Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring Cleaning!

I've known that I had a bit of Spring fever, even though here in the Pacific Northwest the winter hasn't been very severe--mild actually.  All the storms have been missing us and going more to the North.  Anyway, I still find myself longing for the freshness of Spring.  I guess I further proved it to myself this weekend, with a furious bout of Spring cleaning!  Seems like many friends have been giving me fabrics and notions and they had been building up in bags in my "studio"-- the end of my bedroom.  It was getting me down, because not everything had it's place and I had to walk around 'stuff' in bags on the floor.

A friend said to me last week, "I love getting new clothes at Goodwill (thrift store) but I never seem to clean out my closets and get rid of the old clothes."  That gave me an idea.  I had plenty of  old clothes in drawers that I never wear.  So I went thru the drawers and was able to fill up two large bags of clothing that are headed to the thrift store.  This left me with four empty drawers in my large dressers.  I started going thru my stuff and organizing.  Here's the finished product--a clean studio space.

Dresser top storage all arranged!

The dressers had been stacked with books and fabrics thrown in disarray!  NOW, I can see what I need and get to it!

Fabric Storage!
This side of the dresser I couldn't even open, because of the boxes stacked in front of it!  I got rid of what was in the dresser that I never use and now it holds my larger fabric yardage and a box of unfinished projects that I can easily pull out and finish!

Drawer full of felt and ribbon
Now I can SEE my ribbons and readily get to my felt supply!  They were in a box with all kinds of fabrics stacked on top of them.

Desk top handy items!
On the end of the desktop, I have my Ott light, my pin bowl, my scissor caddy, thread storage and a little wire basket for fabric scraps.  Oh, and my coaster for my tea cup!  It was stacked with unfinished projects, which can get confusing when you are working on something.  It was causing a lack of focus on my current project.  This is much better!

And then there is my bulletin board!  (I recently did this post about it.)  I obviously didn't get to it yet!  Oh well, there'll be another day.

You got Spring Fever yet?


Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Being organized makes you feel so good! I often feel just as good (sometimes better) about getting rid of things I don't need as I do about buying new things. Too much stuff bogs me down.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome Linda! It's amazing how much you can get done when you just purge a little bit!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Good job! I got our tax prep done yesterday which cleared off some of my desk. Must take the time to finish the job. Off to studio to put away materials from my last project and start thinking about what's next!

FabricFascination said...

It is so satisfying to put a space in order. You probably enjoy your room even more now.

Linda B said...

Looks great, Linda. And, I'm sure you feel accomplished.

Rose said...

It can be hard to get in cleaning mode, but it feels so good to get things cleaned out and organized. Your craft room looks great!

I am definitely ready for spring and look forward to opening the windows again when I clean.

Judy Nolan said...

What a productive day you had! I desperately need to clean up my creative space. Your spaces look so tidy!

storybeader said...

looks great! Love the way you organized the ribbons - so pretty. Don't think I have Spring Fever yet... I know DH does! He's been cleaning up outside - hopefully work will come soon and he won't have time to do this! {:-D