Okay, so you may or may not know that we've moved about 3 times since leaving base housing last August. So I went from a sewing room to a sewing area. Plus I've been battling major depression/hormonal issues that kept me from even unpacking some of my boxes.
This is my set of "before" pictures.
Help. I can't find anything. I feel swallowed alive by junk.
You mean, I have to clean my sewing machine off everytime I sew?
Not to mention everything is spread out all everywhere.
So, what made things change? I'm not exactly sure. It may have been the recent Oprah episode on hoarders, and all the conversation around it. Or it may be that I've been getting better with my hormones and depression. It might be that I've been cleaning up other areas of our apartment.
But I'm going to credit my SIL Marie calling me. She asked me to bring my sewing machine when we come for Christmas. I decided that I needed to be able to FIND my machine in order to take it.
Plus, I decided that I feel better when I am sewing. I feel better when I am part of a guild. So, I decided that the rest of the apartment can wait. My sewing area and ME come now.
The "after" shots.
Look! I have a sewing machine! And a table! :D
My completely clean and organized sewing area.
A better look at my fabric stash, and the containers holding my supplies
The big clear jar holds all of my buttons and the two packages of beads. I have a homemade ribbon holder. And the container next to the clear jar holds all 4 of my rotary cutters, all of my scissors, and the knitting needles I use as stilettos.
Here's a few drawers in my supply cart. This one has rotary blades.
Machine needles, measuring tapes, parts for my sewing machine (ie, the feet), and my smaller rulers and supplies for paper piecing.
Oh, here's where those drawers are. LOL I thought this picture was before the last two.
This is where I store my batting, and my projects I'm working on. (Current UFOs, not the ones that are still hiding.)
Well, that's it. That's the tour of my sewing area. :D I'm already so much happier. And I already have some plans for sewing. :)