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Studio Spotlight: First steps of Organization

IMMA try my best to make this a weekly check-in to let you behind the scenes into my sewing studio…  it’s purpose is two-fold, really.

  1. I LOVE to see the behind the scenes of people’s creative spaces!  SO, I’m “giving back” by letting you into mine.  We can learn so much from each other as far as organization (of which I NEED a ton of help) and inspiration!
  2. This will keep my studio space moving forward.  I often only take time to create, and then my studio turns into a terrible mess.  I want to hold myself accountable by sharing my process/progress with you!

 

First things first….I HAVE to tackle all the clutter….but, as I said it. is. very. messy.  So, in order to stop myself from getting overwhelmed and giving up, I am giving myself time to go through and do it right.

This shelf was my first eye sore that I posted on IG for all the world to see.  You can’t even imagine the disaster that lies behind me in this shot.  (I’ll get to that….eventually)

God Bless the Dollar Tree and their plastic bins!

I also tackled my scrap cotton, fleece, and flannel fabric that was EVERYWHERE!  Here are the bins that had to go……

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I was able to get rid of about 60% of this by donating to local schools, our church, and friends…next stop, individual teachers that need arts & craft supplies!

 

And while I love all this new order in my life…..I have to tell you, Organization & Purging is NOT my strength.  So, I was pretty proud of myself.  I thought I desired a reward (or three 😉 )

My two chairs got face lifts thanks to Amazon!  (Bonus: now that I have an example of what I need to cover them….when I get sick of these covers, I can sew some of my own!)

Office Chair Cover you can find here 

And, hold on to your 70’s loving heart…cuz I covered this bad boy up too with a s;ipcover like this one

Now, probably the simplest thing….but something that has seriously changed my sewing LIFE: this ruler tape  I put it right in front of me on my sewing table.  MIND BLOWN!  Do you know how many times I have to get up to measure something????  Me either.  I lose track, and this little tape has brought me more joy in the last 3 days that I can even describe.

And, that’s it for this week!  I’d love to hear your organizational tips! I could use all the encouragement I can get!

 

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