I can't believe it's been 2 and a half weeks since my last post, where is the time going? I think of things to blog about all the time, I guess I need to start writing them down otherwise clearly I don't get round to doing it! A Beautiful Mess recently posted 2 really interesting and inspiring articles about creating blog posts and planning them properly. I actually already carry a little notepad round with me wherever I go, I use it for to do lists, shopping lists, things not to forget, it would be very easy to start noting down blog ideas. We've also already got a massive whiteboard in the flat, so again, it would be easy to start organising the blog a bit better. Hmmm...ideas to percolate on...I'm in no rush at the moment, just enjoying having a job and a real life for the first time in 8 years!
Which brings me nicely on to my topic of choice...I HAVE A CRAFT ROOM!! This is something I've been dreaming about for years now, a room of my own to fill with fabric, wool and notions. To have my sewing machine out permanently so I can sit down and sew for just 20 minutes if I want to, without having to go through all the faff and hassle of unpacking everything I need, then repacking it at the end. To have my fabric and wool out on display, so I can be inspired by a particular print or colour.
This all hinged on the fact that I don't need a study anymore, yay! The box room was my study, meaning we couldn't use it for storage as much as we'd like. A day spent dismantling furniture and moving boxes around and suddenly the box room is for storage and the spare room is an empty blank canvas to fill with craftiness!
What exciting things lie within? Patterns, clothes to alter, batting, stuffing, embroidery hoops...
Andrew has his computer set up in one corner, which means I can sew and he can play computer games, 'together alone time' we call it! The fireplace is now uncovered as well, so in the winter we can have the fire on while we craft and play.
Even the dog got involved, helping me sort which fabric was staying in the trunk and which was going on the shelves.
Ah, is there anything more satisfying and inspiring than a day spent organising your craft room? It made me super productive too, I finished a So Zo t-shirt to vest and 4 stuffed hearts for my Etsy shop. More on those to come...