As a scrapbooker and card maker, I'm terribly disorganised and I am finding it increasingly hard to get motivated to scrap or make cards because I can't seem to find what I need when I want it. My craft space at the moment is in the dining room with all stash in various bags, boxes and tins. There is absolutely no organisation to anything and I really can't say what I have. I sometimes open up a bag to discover something I had bought months or even years ago - like yesterday I found some gorgeous cat stamps from Penny Black that I purchased on my honeymoon two years ago.
This disorganisation is stunting my creativity and thus, I have decided "Enough is Enough!". It is time to get organised and create a permanent space to use solely for craft,
I am fortunate enough to have two spare bedrooms - one for AJ's stuff and the other allocated for all my stuff. However, my room has become a dumping ground. From clothes to an old television. The room is actually a fairly decent size, but you wouldn't know that if you looked into it at the moment. It is a complete and utter mess.
Over the past weekend, we removed the old TV and put into our newly tidied conservatory (another room that had become a dumping ground), and now I have enough room to move around and start seeing what I have in the room. My intention is to go through everything, chuck lots of stuff away and be in a position to get some extra storage and the organise my craft stash, so finally I will know what I have or not have as the case may be. I want to be able to display all my lovely punches and embossing powders and stamps. I want all my papers in one place and have all my Thickers together rather than looking in several bags to find the font I want.
I know it may take a while and I'm sure I will get distracted along the way - finding stash I had completed forgotten about, or reading old copies of Scrapbook Inspirations. But I am determined to go it. With a little help from my brother R, we are making a start tomorrow. I have taken a couple of days off work whilst AJ goes to the England/India test match, and hopefully in the next few weeks the room will start to resemble the craft room I have imagined. Organised, practical, pretty and above all a space where I can find inspiration and start creating more. My little escape from this world.
I'll take some photos when it is finally finished to show you, so watch this space.
Good Evening from Pickle Land
Hope to speak to you very soon
Love Lesley xx