Tuesday, January 31, 2012

getting my crafting groove back

Here is what my desk looked like after Christmas...

Oh my goodness, can you believe it? Seriously. It was awful. I am embarrassed to admit it. I was avoiding it like the plague. The kids kept putting stuff on it and I was trying to purge drawers and stuff at the same time. It made for a very disturbing place to be. I was definitely not crafting at all. I spent a good week (after kids were asleep) cleaning it up.

Now it looks like this...
Way better, wouldn't you agree? It is still a work in progress. Why is it that crafters need to constantly be reorganizing and redoing their spaces?

I purged a lot from here, although it still looks like I have a ton. I find that a clean space makes me work so much more. Clutter and piles do not add to my creativity.

I have been making a few scrapbooking pages here and there (16 as of last night). I have also been making some cute gift tags and lunch box notes and cards. I always feel happier doing something that I like as opposed to things I have to do. I am literally stealing a few minutes after the kids go to sleep or if they are engrossed in a good PBS kids show. I am determined to get my crafting groove back. I have so many projects that I want to do: sewing, painting, making decor things, and of course scrapbooking and card making and I have been putting them off for a while now. I guess because we were trying to sell our house and I felt like I always had to be cleaning. And then sweet Asher was born and sleep was my priority if I had a few minutes.

It is so much fun to be working on a few crafty things again, even if for just a few minutes a day. Having a clean desk has been the best part. I am loving how it is organized (but there is always room for improvement!) and I can work and clean up quick therefore I am excited to start again the next time because my desk is always so tidy.

Do you work better in neat and tidy spaces or creatively cluttered spaces? Just wondering...

3 comments:

Kerri said...

Your area looks great Jenny! Working in a neat and tidy space feels so much better. When my desk is messy (like right now) I don't even want to be in the same room! I'm glad you're finding a little time here and there to do some crafts. Having a little time for ourselves makes us better moms and wives. :)

Jen said...

Redoing crafting spaces is like a craft in itself. Sometimes an organized mess works best for me. Not too neat like things are all put away because then I cant remember what I have...mostly I am this way with scrapbooking. Groove on!

Beloved's Bride said...

It looks lovely!