Cleaning: My Arch Nemesis

I think it's the nature of craft rooms to be messy. At least, that is what I am telling myself. Crafting and neatness are polar opposites to me; like oil and water, like Batman and the Joker, like Gandalf and Sauron. (Nerdy reference alert!)

Nobody ever posts pictures of their MESSY rooms. Everything must be beauteous and in its place. But that isn't the way it looks most of the time, especially if it's being used!

This is what my room looked like-- yikes!
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After 7 days, 1 bottle of wine, 3 blood sacrifices and a bruised knee
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Better, right?

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This is the antique sewing cabinet I purchased at a flea market over Memorial Day weekend. I cleaned it up, removed the old backing fabric and replaced it with clean white. It is so useful!

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A spice rack that Erin bought for me to display my scented sprays- they fit perfectly!

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And I even got my fledgling fabric collection together!

So, it is all nice and ready for me to craft again!

(I'm not gonna lie, in the time it took me to post this... it already looks like picture #1 again.)


  1. Looks awesome! I really want to go to that flea market. :)

  2. So cute! Ditto about that flea market! Remind us next year about it!

  3. Why can't we keep the crafts corner cleaned and organized? It wouldn´t be so much fun working there, would it?
    Have a great week:-)

  4. It definitely would not be as much fun, no! :-)

    The flea market was in New York, but I can share the info next year when it comes around again. I have been to local ones though and you have just as much chance at finding something great! Do a search in your area- you'll probably find at least one promising market!

  5. Looks great. Since I can't close a door to my craft room, I clean up everynight before quitting work. I wish I didn't have to, but if I didn't I would start at the mess from my kitchen, living room and dining room.


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