Inspiration of the Moment -

‘To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.’

Albert Einstein

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Where I attempt to create

Listmom challenged the members of the FGM group to post pictures of their sewing area. Some people seem ashamed to show pictures of their mess, so I am posting mine. Since my husband was supposed to go backpacking this weekend, it's actually messier now than when I took the pictures. I do try to clean it up, putting away a thing or two while waiting for the iron to heat up, but it's pure chaos in there.

First, a couple of things you should know about the room. Our house came with something called a "hobby room" tacked on the back. It's about 12 feet wide by 40 feet long. We partitioned it with boxes and trunks into the kids' area and the grownups' area. The second thing is that our house has no basement, so the grownups' area is both storage and dumping ground for crafts, camping gear, and anything else we don't want the kids to touch.

With those disclaimers in place, on to the mess!

My sewing machine is in there somewhere.
The dresser is stuffed with random bits of crafting material, used mostly with the kids.
The closet holds fabric and all sorts of other treasures.
In the back is a "Martha Washington" chest from my grandmother. I'm a bit ashamed that it's used to hold the ironing basket.

The ironing board is in the back along with a table full of projects.
I see charms being cut, fabric ready to be sewn into little pouches, a pair of my daughter's jeans waiting to be made into a tote bag...
Can you see that flat roll of paper draped around the middle of the table? *sigh* That's my untouched FGM quilt...

A positive - the natural light here is great during the day!

And one more view of the table from another angle, including the TV that entertains me as I work and a big plastic bin of broken toys, waiting to be repaired or thrown out under cover of darkness.


AliKat (WOTFGM's) said...

Is that 2 computers I spied in the first photo and poor. poor Blaze all rolled up and lonely "sigh"

Thanks for Sharing Chris

Andrew Lake said...

Looks like a work area to me. Lot cleaner than my entire place though! :)