Thursday, 25 August 2011

Craft chaos

I almost didn't do this post because, well, it's just too shameful.  In the end I agreed with myself that I'd take one (and only one)  iPhone picture of my craft chaos, and hope that you wouldn't be able to see the full horror...

This is our bedroom which has a beautiful fireplace and a nice wood floor, oh, but you won't be able to see that because half the room is covered in fabric!  Every day, James quietly steps over fabric to reach the's not good.

To be fair, it's not ALL my fault.  My dedicated craft room is in the basement below the path to the house. It has a leaky roof and bad damp, and, despite doing some work on it, it's just not suitable for fabric at the moment.  I decided this shortly after I found a batch of mouldy fabric in the cupboard, luckily not my favourite fabrics, but still somewhat distressing!

Anyway, we've decided that I can use another basement room for my crafts - this one is part of the main structure so is at much less risk of damp but is currently full of all the tat that happens when you move two houses into one. 

So yesterday, I made a little progress.  Gone is Mount Fabric in the bedroom, hello to a tiny area of order in the basement - I filled up this storage of the drawers is dedicated to scraps - it's brilliant!

Plus four plastic boxes....see doesn't that look better?

Now I just need to throw away a roomful of tat so I can fit a table and my sewing machine in too!

Oh, and if you came here for patchwork, two more creations dropped off at the shop.

I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into something different, which is good because Sarah - Brit Bee queen for August, your blocks are in my head and soon to be transferred to fabric - I haven't forgotten!



  1. How cool to get a whole room, even if it is subterranean! I need to have a sort out (but not as much as you!!). Love the cushion and bag, so much!

  2. You'll feel more inspired to make stuff now that you're fabrics are all organised. Great storage! And great makes too! I'm sure they'll fly off the shelves. You could always do a car boot sale to sell your tat, and add more into your fabric fund! Jxo

  3. Organised fabric is looking lovely, as is the stunning fireplace! Hope you are able to get a sewing place all nicely sorted out - I'm really looking forward to my blocks! ;-)

  4. HaHa! I love it. Your bedroom looked like how our dining room looks. Harder to hide a dining room from people! Maybe that's why himself suggested I splurge on some storage!

  5. The transformation so far looks great hun! Fabric really does have a way of spreading itself out, doesn't it? And the pillow and bag are GREAT, keep them coming!

  6. Great bag and cushion! Good to know you are finding a good sewing home where more loveliness can come into the world!

  7. I love your picture of junk! It makes me feel slightly less bad about my own storage problem....

  8. Oh, that's not too bad at all ;-) And your fireplace there in your room looks fab, I am green with envy. Plus that bag is gorgeous! Would love a whole room to myself, I sew at the kitchen table when everyone is gone to bed.

  9. I so ♥ your bags......& cushions :-) Lots. ♥♥♥♥♥
    My 'sewing room' is our conservatory which is chilly cold in t'winter & sweaty hot in t'summer.......I guess at least it isn't damp tho' eh? ;-)