Today's post is brought to you in in part by "Full Disclosure". I've got problems. It's not something I'm just discovering but it's been worse of late. I swear, I must have crafting/sewing schizophrenia. Or maybe it's sewing ADD? Either way it has rendered me practically immobile this week. As you can see, this is not going to be an inspirational post but one where you finish reading and say to yourself, "Well, at least my sewing/crafting space doesn't look like THAT!"
Here's what my sewing room looks like right now:
I'll start with the cleanest part of the room. For once the actual sewing area is fairly uncluttered. The pattern I'm currently sewing is off to the left, sitting open to the spot that I stopped in the directions yesterday. All of the most used sewing supplies sit waiting in lovely fabric baskets that a friend made for me. These Stegosaurus socks that I've wanted to make the boys for ages sit cut and ready to be sewn. One of the many things not checked off my KCWC list. And there sits Brunhilde my trusty Brother XR9000. I decided on her name because she came while we were living in Germany but I think the meaning, Battle Armour, perfectly fits her roll in the family. Because really, she is my armour against the stay at home mommy crazies.
Moving on . . . you see my current project which is so close to being done. They're screaming to be finished but all I see when I look at this picture is how hideous that ironing board cover is.
And then there's the bed. Yes, there is a bed in my sewing room. It doubles as the guest room. And usually is has a lovely quilt on it, but until last week the ceiling above the bed was crumbling onto it. Even though it's been fixed, I've yet to re-make the bed and instead it's become a fallout zone. Three in progress projects here. See those I-spy squares. I organized and laid them out three different times this week. Each time I walked away, a little 2 year old came along and crumpled them all up. It is all my fault for trying to fit crafting time in during the day, but wasted time drives me crazy.
Next to that pile of flannel, needing to be made into Goodnight Sweetheart PJ's, by next week's deadline, is the proposed I-spy quilt backing. And the boys Halloween trick-or-treat bags. Not really sure why those are there. I was probably bringing them upstairs and got distracted on the way.
And it just gets worse from there. Washi Dress pattern cut and ready to be sewn, amazingly I was going to sew something for myself. It's now way too cold so this will probably stay on the back burner until summer. Three sewing patterns that need to be filed away in that over stuffed binder and a package of thread that needs to be put on the thread organizer.
Wow, maybe if the bed wasn't so big . . . that pants pattern that is so close to being finished and what's that up in the left hand corner? Yes, the Henry Shirt which has yet to be fixed.
Almost done with the bed tour. Here in the last corner are a set of police officer softies which need to be sewn, stuffed, and painted. They were put on the back burner because Nana sent the boys a set of dollar store handcuffs and revolvers. I think these will probably wait until they break those. Which probably won't be that long. And the final item, another KCWC remnant.
And there you have it. Besides the piles of fabric that need to be reorganized after the whirlwind of boy clothing that has gone on this month. I swear it didn't look this bad before.
And those lovely bags of scraps that I so desperately need to whittle away on scrap projects. What I need is a quiet Saturday all to myself and this little space to organize and check some of these projects off. Having the big boy home last week for Fall Break definitely played into my "putting it all off" mode but I really have no excuse this week. I better get myself together because my mom just asked for a new Christmas tree skirt.
I need some ideas on re-energizing the sewing juices. How do you get yourself motivated?