Yesterday my husband and I did a big cleaning of the apartment. Lots of scrubbing of walls and vacuuming into deep corners etc. There is a great sense of relief and calm that follows a deep clean. I spent most of the day organizing my craft cupboard and purging bags of scrap material, wool felt and just general craft things that I didn’t need or use anymore. It took hours of spreading it all out and scrutinizing over each bit to make sure I wouldn’t be using it. I am quite proud of my efforts and can breathe with a sense of extra ease. Our apartment is from the early sixties and on the smallish side and our hallway to the bedroom can be closed off as a separate room called a dressing hall. So, although we have a lot of cupboard space, I have one small closet that is designated for my craft supplies. You see, I don’t have a sewing studio, I am portable. When I wish to make something, I have to pull everything out of the closet that I need. Here is a photo.
I apologize for my husband’s shoes. Here is a close-up.
So, considering my lack of space, I’m sure you can imagine just how unruly this cupboard can become!
I have to admit that I have studio envy at times. When I am reading one of my favorite blogs and there is a studio space snapshot, I feel my skin fading to a dull green. There is even a magazine all about studio spaces, but I don’t have the nerve or the stomach to pick it up. So, for now I just dream of a studio space to call my own. Maybe I should form a support group for all of the crafters lacking a studio space. We’ll call it – LSSA. Lack of Studio Space Anonymous.
In other news, I finished a giant Koala. He is quite precious and the size of a toddler.
My favorite part about him/her are the shoes.
I had better go as today is a day for bunnies and bears. Here is one more…
Yours in crafting,