Craft Room Disaster

My craft room seems to have stages throughout the year…I don’t know about anyone else…but mine has moments of clean and mostly organized to you can’t even step into the room! That later one is exactly what had happened recently.

I painted like crazy through the summer and fall getting ready for the big craft show that I do every November for the last 8 to 10 years. Yes, things got a little bit chaotic and unorganized in there, especially when husband chose to help me and bring bins of stuff he found in the garage and dumped it in the middle of the room. I did manage to paint through those many bins, but then he followed around Christmas time with two more bins, this time they were full of fabric! Well, with the holidays, not much got done in there and it seemed to be the dumping ground for all things, especially old football t-shirts and sweatshirts that my husband now wants me to turn into a quilt for him. We shall now add that quilt to the long list of projects that I would like to accomplish.

It was so bad, that one person could barely step foot in the craft room and I just couldn’t handle it anymore! I wanted it clean and I was ready to accomplish projects this spring…painting, sewing, and just fun craft projects!

So, over the course of two days, I cleaned, tossed, sorted, and purged my fabric, paint bottles, brushes, books, you name it….I just couldn’t take it any longer! I seriously looked at each wood piece and said, will I paint you…if I hesitated, it was gone! Believe me, I have a never ending supply of wood and supplies at my fingertips, but if it has been stored for more years than I can remember, then it was time for it to go! Yes, it was tough, but I needed to do this for a fresh, creative start.

I am now ready to settle in and start working on those spring projects that are sitting and waiting for me, plus the UFO’s that I didn’t finish for my craft show. First up are vintage flour sack pillows (the flour sacks have been in a bin in my mom’s stash for I think about 30 years and it is time that they become something we can enjoy instead of sitting in a bin) I think the holding onto things may be hereditary…LOL

Seriously, I am embarrassed to share the pictures, but I am hoping others out there suffer from the craft room disaster area too! If you do, please share your stories and comments for organization….we all can use a little help in our crazy crafting life!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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  • Sandy Kabele wrote on 04/23/2018 8:24 am

    I am in the middle of the purge process right now. I find it easier to do when I know there could be some benefit to others … a lot of my supplies and surfaces can be donated to Senior centers or local children day care programs , but my big problem is all the painting and craft books I have acquired over the years. I would love a suggestion for a place to donate them.


  • Faith wrote on 04/16/2018 5:17 pm

    I was so happy to read this. Your before pictures still look better than mine. Purging is VERY HARD. My mom was the painter. She did run out of life before painting all her stuff, and she left me everything because she was always telling me I’d love it. I just moved my sewing into the adjacent room, but I don’t think it’ll ever be really tidy for more than a few minutes.


  • DEB wrote on 04/16/2018 8:28 am

    I’M WITH YOU ON THIS. I RECENTLY JUST ORGANIZED MY ROOM AS WELL. THEN, ARTISTS CLUB HAD A SPRING CLEANING SALE ON WOOD ITEMS. BOUGHT MORE TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION, NOT KNOWING WHEN THEY WILL GET PAINTED, BUT MUST HAVE’S. I THINK I WILL RUN OUT OF LIFE BEFORE ALL GETS PAINTED. HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR SHARING. YOU HAVE COMPANY.


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