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...