This is pretty typical aftermath of any creative endeavor, no matter how simple. I just can't seem to be bothered with the whole pick-up-as-you-go-along method. It inhibits the creative process, especially since most of my ditties are pretty much made up as I go along.
[sidenote: in case you're wondering why those pictures/mirrors are leaning up against the wall in that first pic, apparently moving into a house is also a creative process. Which can take up to, say, a year.]
Usually my sewing is a bit of a fabric flurry – me, frantically digging and pulling stuff out. And throwing it all over the place in a tornado-like fashion. And pretty much leaving it wherever it lands. Well, minus the sharp stuff and itty-bitty fabric threads. I do have a crawling baby who hasn't learned to ignore the mess yet.
I'm not sure if I'm waiting for a clean-up crew to magically arrive. Or if I think these things are just going to put themselves away. But for whatever reason, this is what my house usually looks like immediately following a creative undertaking. Well, immediately following plus a day or two.
So nice to see a mirror-image of my house. Especially with the cutting board (I just know someone will step on and crack the plastic part) and the rotary cutter (which someone will probably lop off a finger with). We have dark wood floors with LOTS of threads and pins everywhere. Thanks for the comraderie!!
This makes me feel SO much better. I always wonder how people have everything looking so perfect all the time. Thanks for making me feel normal.
Jenny Gardner says
We must be sisters from another life! I need to take pictures of my house and post them too. Right now my “creative mess” is all over my bedroom and is making me scream every night. I’m saving $$ to buy a craft armoire and shelves with baskets to organize. Calgon…take me away!
Oh…you are so not alone on this! If you’re like me and don’t have a dedicated “craft” space…I have fabric and supplies stashed all over the house and usually end up working on one project in at least 2-3 different rooms!
Oh thank goodness – it’s not just me. I am still recovering from my attempts at decoupage last week. Mod Podge and paper scraps abound…
This is exactly what my own apartment looks like after I am creative. I just love knowing it isn’t just me. I will have to share with my husband too…”See honey it isn’t just me!”