Monday, June 02, 2008

reorganized



Last week turned out to be a little unannounced hiatus. Yet another week has gone by with barely any sewing accomplished. On Memorial Day, I decided to reorganize my sewing/dining room, which including moving around furniture and a quick trip to IKEA. You have to love an excuse to go to IKEA, right? I bought these two tables for my sewing area. The higher one has adjustable legs, and the smaller one can fit right under it. Perfect for a small space. I also hung the two shelves on the wall and organized some of the smaller sewing items into the red bins.


Luckily my MIL helped me, not once but twice last week. I sorted through a lot of my fabric and am planning to have a garage sale this weekend to sell some of it. Everything else got refolded and placed in the existing bins on the white bookcase.



Of course, right after everything was organized I felt the urge to sew right at that moment, and now it's a mess again. But at least I have a new space to play in! I have more to show this week, I promise :)

Oh, and did anyone else have trouble with blogger this morning? It was really driving me nuts!

11 comments:

lera said...

I wondered what happened to you.

I didn't have trouble with Blogger this morning, but several people emailed me and said they couldn't comment... Must have been Blogger.

kelly jo said...

Wow!!! It looks fantastic!! Two tables is such a great idea! Its a good thing I don't have an Ikea near me!!

Anina said...

Lovely. Now you start afresh.
I had Blogger trouble this morning too.

jessi said...

It looks great - I need to do the same thing! Maybe I'll get around to it soon with your inspiration.

Janet McKinney said...

Oh how I understand. It used to frustrate me - I would lose the motivation to make things, and the craft area would stay messy for days.
Then finally I would get sick of myself, and say that at least if you are not going to do anything in there, have it somewhat tidy. So a big clean up would happen. Then of course, once everything was in its place, back would come the creativity... and I wanted to make a thousand things.
Eventually, I came to the conclusion that it was the tidy work area that allowed creativity to flow - so when I lose enthusiasm these days - I clean up, and wait for the mojo to return. It works (sometimes).

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

Blogger was a big pain this morning. It wouldn't save and I lost some of my post and I couldn't comment on blogs either. Since I use bloglines though I was still able to read them. Your craft area looks great! Maybe I've been inspired to organize! I doubt it, but maybe. Great IKEA finds.

Philigry said...

oh, i love, love to do this. it does put you in the creating mood, doesn't it?

Mary said...

Everything looks great, Katie! I had issues with Blogger this morning; drove me nuts!

Amy Yang said...

Your new tables and shelves look good :) Sigh, someday I'll get back to IKEA.

susan said...

your space looks so nice!
i love it when my sewing things are straigtened up!
you are right about ikea too!! any reason to go there!!

Heidijayhawk said...

can i tell you how much i love that you sew in your dining room too?! its like resorting your kids toys. when i clean up like that i always find nw stuff o play with!