Thursday, August 13, 2009

my creative space...

Wow. O.k. I can't believe I'm about to reveal this to the world, but here goes.

My creative space, of late, has not been very creative. I have piled high the crap, and left it there. Closed the door to it. And I have in turn felt like crap. I love to feel like even if I'm not actually making anything that I'm still surrounded by beautiful things. My little craft room has given off bad vibes. I lost the sewjo. It was time to take action.

This week I have been cleaning it out. I'm almost done. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, and oh how bright it is! Along the way I have found the ideas blooming. The sewjo really is returning.

Before.

After.


Before.

After.

Please don't judge me too harshly.

More creative peeps here.

37 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! Your space looks amazing now. I tidied up this week too, but still don't look anywhere near as good as you. Great job

Amanda said...

I bet those creative juices are flowing now!!! It looks awesome. You go girl!!!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Fantastic! What a transformation! Your before pics look a lot like half of my lounge and bedroom :/

edward and lilly said...

Oh wow, it looks so beautiful and neat and tidy. I bet you're loving it in there now!

Pippi creates said...

Wow, what a difference! At least it must have been a rewarding acheievement! Love the 'sewjo', I definately will be borrowing this term from you!

CurlyPops said...

What a transformation!
Its amazing how clutter and mess can completely zap your mojo.

Lisa said...

Wow-What a huge difference...it feels good to have everything neat and orderly, doesn't it! It looks great!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Oh Selina, there is NOOOO judgement. To the untrained eye, it make seem like just a biut of packing up. But it takes a fellow crafter to really appreciate the time, energy, effort and creativeness needed to tackle such a big job. The end result is amazing... and how great to have found your sewjo hiding in there!

Lora said...

it looks fantastic! wish my workspace was as clean and organized as yours!

Jodie said...

Those photos tweak my old buried chenille addiction....

Lyn said...

a little organising does bring back inspiration :) i should try tidying up my room a little to bring back more umph in my work!

Kylie said...

Oh wow!!!! That looks so amazing and yes SO INSPIRING! Good on you Selina! :) K

dorothybills said...

That is a job to celebrate! You have inspired me to do the same with my material cupboard...well very soon indeed!

june at noon said...

Wow! What an awesome difference. I bet it took some hard work, but it's so pretty now. I hope you enjoy it!

dillpickle said...

What a difference! I think I'm inspired to maybe organise my own crafting space! Not too quickly of course - I'll put it into the thinking box in my brain, but some good things come out of there from time to time!

I'm looking forward to seeing the result of organising your space - I often find that my workspace reflects the chaos of my mind. So if that's true for you, your crafty brain is about to get ultra-productive!

caramela said...

Oh you are my inspiration and my role model-By the end of August I want to have done just what you have done only in all my home and garden...Well done you!!
Annamaria

anitameade said...

Oh Selina! Your before photo made me LOL literally! It is exactly how my craft room looks right now. That's why my creative space post this week is from my kitchen. You have inspired me to tackle the chaos in the craft room. The "after" shots are fabulous and very motivating. Thanks for sharing :)Love Anita. xxx

Mel said...

Judge you harshly? Are you kidding? I am going to shower you with praise! That is AMAZING lady! Well done! God your stash makes my two little cubes look positively hilarious! So glad you have to sewjo back (hilarious word btw!). And I know exactly what you mean about the feeling that even though you may not be finding the time to craft, you want to know that if you can even just steal away five minutes that everything is prepped and ready to go ... or sewgo ;)

tea with lucy said...

I really need to go and do some of that sort of sorting RIGHT NOW!

Go you!

Kirsty said...

You've done a fabulous job. It all looks wonderful.

http://woollywotnots.wordpress.com said...

Wow what a fantastic transformation. I hope you feel great and proud and that you will treat yourself to lots of time to be creative in your space! :-)

Michelle said...

No way! The transformation is just amazing. And the transformation in you must have totally worth the work in getting it all straightened out!

I can feel your sewjo vibes from here!

Melanie said...

oh my goodness. my heart beat a little faster when I saw all of your fabric and then it totally skipped when i gazed apon shelves and shelves on deliciously organized piles of it.........i covet your fabric stash

Cindy said...

Hehe, that's mighty impressive...feels good doesn't it? You can go silly now :-)

Cassandra Allen said...

I cannot relax to create if I can see piles of stuff needing order. Somehow I associate order with tranquility and calm. That is why when I look at your before and after photos a big smile grows on my face. (Yes, living in Switzerland suits me fine! hahaha)

Lucy Bowler said...

No, not judging you harshly at all, just wondering whether you're for hire?! You've done an amazing job and I don't think we'd be honest if we didn't admit to our piling-upness that sneaks in at times. Well done, now get back and enjoy that crafting!

Gina said...

Hello, kindred spirit! Thank God I do not sell fabric for a living, because my stash as it is is appallingly messy. Yours looks glorious - before AND after! Nicer to work in the latter space though...

jannimary said...

Hi Selina

I arrived home tonight with the groceries to find your delightful package. It is just lovely. How could you think that I'd be disappointed. The fabric is so unusual and the colour suits our bathroom perfectly. I'm looking forward to having a long hot soak in the bath and enjoying. I'll post a photo on my blog after I've cooked and eaten dinner. Thanks so much.

By the way, your sewing room looks lovely after your big tidy. My craft stuff looks much more like your "before" shot, but is all over the house.

MissyP said...

Hi Selina. I take my hat off to you, just for commencing the job. Well done. Isn't it amazing how a physical mess can have such an impact mentally? Spectacular job, and very conducive to creativity!

Melanie said...

What judging? That is a super-fantastic 'After', you should be proud. If only my 'After' were as wonderful :)

Cindy said...

Judge you - no way, any way you want to come around and work through mine. It will make your "mess" look very tame

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

WOW! Selina that is some transformation! Hope you popped a bottle of bubbly over it, it looks brilliant. Welcome back SEWJO!

hollie said...

what a lot of work! it looks amazing! the tiny touch of ocd in me would probably have fun with all that organization. only for about an hour though. then it's work! great job. ^_^

Sherrin said...

Wow! That's an impressive transformation!!

Christina Lowry said...

It only looked little messy compared to how mine gets.... :)

It looks awesome now. Look at all that fabric! Love how it is sorted by colour, cute and practical.

Karin said...

Oh wow, your sewing room looks wonderful now. I can imagine you found your sewjo back in there, who wouldn't be inspired surrounded by those neat piles of colourful fabrics. Can't wait to see what you are inspired to create!

Tinniegirl said...

What a beautiful, colourful, inspiring space you have created.