Life has been so busy with the holidays that I haven't had the time I would like in my studio and so when I had a free evening I had to decide: sew or clean up and reorganize? I posted the options on Facebook and the overwhelming response was SEW!
But I just couldn't do it.
I had to reorganize.
There just comes a point sometimes when the creative juices cannot flow through the mess. I did resist the urge to tear the whole room apart, rearrange and reorganize. I cleared up the surfaces, put away things that had been piled here and there and then decided I needed a chalkboard, cork board and more organization containers. (More about the chalkboard and cork board in another post) Recently I read a great blog post on Art Camp for Women about how to make custom sized boxes to organize your art supplies. I decided to try it out with my drawer of quilting threads. They needed some reorganization anyway and it's hard to find boxes shallow enough for these wonderful map drawers.
I even organized them by color and a little bit by thread type as well. This organizing really shows me what color threads I need to buy.
Next will be boxes for my sewing threads and then the markers, pens and pencils.