Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cleaning, organizing, and productivity

My sewing room has been far past what one would call "messy", mostly because I'm always in hurry trying to get things done.  So I don't take the time to clean up, just hurry on with the next thing.  It got to the point that I couldn't get much done, though, and looking in the door made me want to stay away, so I spent a couple days last week cleaning & sorting & organizing.
The kids like to look through the scrap bins, and bring quite a few toys along...
I was starting to think I was running low on fabric...
Hard to see what you've got in all that!
Wow..... there is a table under there!  =)  It's not spotless, but those are the current projects.  I am about productivity, after all, not just keeping things perfect.
Wow, guess I do have some fabrics left!  =)
Makes me want to get quilting!
This came in the mail yesterday, you have no idea how hard it was to ignore!  I want to learn to make circle quilts, but it takes this template.  I got inspired by this quilt.
Yesterday evening I sewed 3 skirts for myself, and one for Breanna (I stayed up way too late- that's the most productive sewing time!); today hoping for some more for Breanna.  I've been shopping a LOT, without much luck, so decided to hit the fabric store instead.  If only shirts were as easy to make as skirts!  When you have to adjust for unique body proportions, and height, it makes the process seem so difficult.  I've got one cut out, we'll see how that goes.  If I ever do come up with a good pattern, I'm going to wear it out!
Off with the kids to Idaho tomorrow, but when I come back next week.... I'm hoping to see some circles.  And now that my sewing room is cleaned up, I can find things!  =)


Shay said...

I cleaned up my sewing room yesterday because it looked exactly like yours. I bet you feel better now - I know I did !

The fabric stacked on your shelf makes me want to wander away and get creative. Enjoy your trip and we'll see you when you get back!

Bethaney said...

Have fun in Idaho! I know you will! There is something about neatly stacked fabric that I love! It looks so potentially creative. Not that I generally do much with my stacked fabric besides acquire it... :-) But I do know how nice it is to have things organized and possible looking! So yay for you!

Rebekah said...

I love organizing almost as much as I do stamping/scrapping!!! But sometimes I get caught up with productivity too and then I start tripping over stuff and that slows me down and I'll get frustrated enough to stop and clean things up! Right now it's looking mighty good down there, but I'm gearing up for some scrappy days with the girls next week!

Twila said...

That circle quilt looks great! Know you will do a wonderful one too!!

Holly said...

Your fabric looks GREAT...so organized! And the skirts are great too...I REALLY need to learn how to sew, so I can make my own!!

Melissa said...

Wow! You did a great job tidying things up! My craft space is a disaster right now!! Thanks for the renewed inspiration to go clean it up! Maybe it'll get some creative juices flowing again! :)