Has all the wayward fabric been tamed?
I gave us a couple extra weeks to get it done (unknowingly — I lost a week somehow and didn’t post), and guess what? Mine still isn’t much better.
In fact, I think I drug out even more without putting any away. I can’t seem to stay home or get away from the deadlines these days! One or the other is constantly keeping me from doing anything but the absolute most necessary things on my list.
I have a retreat to go to this weekend (where I plan to marathon sew to get some projects further along), and then I’m truly hoping that I don’t have to travel anywhere again until March. There’s so much I need to get done around here!
I still have some deadlines looming, but at this particular moment in time, they seem so far away! I’ll blink and they’ll be upon me, tho, I’m sure of it.
This week promises to be just as busy and hectic, but I’m forging ahead with a new plan just the same.
Twice in the last week, I have read advice that says to reset, redesign, reboot, or overhaul your space, and to do that, you need to empty EVERYthing out of it. I’m taking that as a sign . . .
I bought this book, and I LOVE it:
It’s by Heidi Staples over at Fabric Mutt, and I highly recommend the book — not so much for the cute sewing projects, many of which I plan to make, but the organizing advice. Just reading it made me feel better, and I’m anxious to try a lot of her ideas.
The quote from the book that is currently stuck in my head is this one:
I so want to do this, but I’m gonna have to break it down into baby steps. If I did it completely, it would keep me from working until I got things put back together, and I’m not at a point where I can just stop working for the time this would take. So I’m starting small.
And that leads me to this week’s task:
In fact, I’m using this task two weeks in a row because I need it sooo badly. So be warned, we’re doing this next week, too. I’m determined!
Choose just one small area — it doesn’t have to be an entire room, unless you have time for that, and then I’m just jealous — go for it!
Take everything out of that area, and clean it really good. Then put back only the things that need to be there or are supposed to be there, or new things that you love — new things that make you smile, or things that make you more productive.
I’m choosing a really small area this week since I’m still a little too busy for my own good, but it’s in preparation for a bigger area that I want to tackle next week.
Heidi also talks about storage solutions, so I’m really re-examining mine while I’m at it. I’ll leave you with this shot of how I store all my vintage buttons:
My goal is to fill the jar, and I’m almost there!
Is there an area that you need to reset or redesign in your house? Even if it’s not your sewing room, I’ll bet if you do this where it’s needed, it will make you feel so much better. Let me know what you’re planning to work on!