I've decided to let you all inside my dirty little world, and to share the one thing we gals never dare to share....the thing we hide from our family and friends, and sometimes even from ourselves... our MESSES!!
I realized Sunday morning that I have gotten into a monthly routine. It begins with trashing my entire house for 25 days and ends with me spending the first few days after a show trying to un-bury my dining table, floors, chairs.. you name it. Only to start over again as soon as I get it cleaned. If there is one thing I hate doing it's starting a new mess on top of last months old one... Imagine!! Trying to be creative in such chaos! Ok, so yeah I work in that chaos all month long, but at least it's THIS MONTHS chaos!
Laundry room mess!! Counters get cleaned for one day only!
There are a couple of reasons for sharing this ugliness with you all; the first one being that I hope to find some fellow chaos makers that will let me know I'm normal! Another reason is to let you see how badly i need a studio space, and hope you follow along as we attempt get one in the works! Yes, I do have the little shed but that's full of furniture to be painted. And while warm I still have the garage to build in. Its the sewing, crafting, gluing, upholstering and wiring that have no where to go but the kitchen table and living room floor. I have long ago run out of space inside my vintage suitcase collection for my fabrics, and no longer want to open a half dozen cases trying to find the one piece I need. The first photo (at the top) is actually a chair in my living room that now houses all my new fabrics. It's time for a studio/craft room/sewing room. It's time to take over a room where I can shut the door on my mess and not be embarrassed to have my friends over!
(the photo above is my living room floor after working this week on some chairs, lights and who knows what else)
So here it is! The future "studio". It's currently our ex-office. (hopefully you read in a previous post about my moving Chris out of this room and into his new space). But the old mess of paperwork and things that have no where to go remains. I can't wait to empty that closet and fill it with creative goodies!!
To Be Continued......
Who Am I?
I've tried it all...hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student/retail shop owner/design consultant/home stager. Through it all my favorite things to do have been sharing DIY ideas, thrifting, and making something out of nothing.