Warning: these photographs are offensive – to me! If you want to see the opposite of home organization, keep reading. Anyone who thinks my home looks perfect all the time, grab a drink and settle in for a view of my sewing studio.
It’s in our basement (1914 Craftsman bungalow) and allows me to keep my sewing and craft supplies out – as opposed to spread across the dining room table where they used to live. (Here are highlights of our basement ceiling and ideas.)
When it’s neat and organized I’m more creative. When it looks like this, I cringe – and I can’t find anything.
When it looks like this, I don’t even want to come down here.
Honestly, I walk around the other way in our basement to avoid this area – when usually I love coming down here!
If I can sew or mend for 10 minutes, I’ll do it but not when it looks like this.
It’s my own fault. Because I didn’t follow my own rule…put things away after you use them. Yikes!
By the way, I’m calling this, “Truth in Blogging” because this is how it looks – truly. It was hard for me to share these because I like to pretty up an area before I take photographs. Brad encouraged me to share these “as is” so you can thank him!
When I went to the fabric store last week – when Brad and the kids were visiting colleges and family on the east coast – I used all of my self-control and didn’t buy any new fabric. If you’re a sewer, you know this is hard!
Next week, I’ll have this area ship-shape and you’ll have the after tour.
What area makes you cringe at your house? Any rooms you try and avoid?
Go Gingham related links:
A little wine cozy sewn from an arm of old dress shirt – that was turned into a paint shirt!
iPod slipcovers – small and cute, you can easily sew these
A “new” briefcase for a blogger – me!
How to take apart a skirt – use your seam ripper on this project!
Sew your own homemade lunch sack