Sunday, 22 February 2009

What a glorious mess!


After viewing a member of BrisStyle's pristine work room on her blog, I foolishly suggested that we should drop everything, pick up our cameras and take some shots of our work areas, regardless of the terrible mess it may be in. No cheating, no sweeping piles of fabric behind the door, etc.

Well, at least one person took me seriously and posted up an image of a very respectable work area. Considering she does beautiful woodwork, this is pretty good. If you don't believe me, go and take a look at Eliza's blog. Or take a look at Ali of Charlie and Grace's room - spotless.

I, on the other hand, am in serious need of professional help, as you will observe.


This is my sewing area and I have become adept at not getting tangled up in all the electrical cords on the floor. So far, it doesn't look too bad, does it?



Here (above) is my cutting table - quite long - with a good 30 inches of space left free to cut out garments, quilts, etc. Still looking not too bad. But lurking under the table ...



... lies all this. My philosophy is out of sight, bla, bla. And lastly,


inside the built-in wardrobe lies my quilting fabric stash, or part of it. The rest is somewhere in the garage, still waiting to be unpacked after our move two and a half years ago.

I am so relieved to have my dark secret out in the open at last. I daren't do the big clean-up, because I know exactly where everything is and I love being surrounded by my lovely, familiar mess.

Trish of Trishalan Designs has entered into the spirit of the untouched home studio with vigour, although her very tidy shop studio lets her down a little, I'm afraid. And Miriam of Bubba Chenille gets bonus points for moving some of her work out into the dining room. Well done!

8 comments:

Chrisy said...

Oh honey it's not too bad...have seen muuuucccch worse...think we just all need huge whole wall cupbards for storing our 'stuff'...

Elven Hair said...

It's not bad at all! Almost everything is contained in boxes and neatly stacked. It's a sign of a seriously disturbed mind, I tell you!!!

bubbachenille said...

This looks totally normal to me !

Jetta's Nest said...

I can see floor! That makes it neat to me. I need to get some new batteries for my camera so I can take a photo of my sewing area. I almost need to swim through fabric and stuffing to get to my machine at the moment!!

Ali said...

thanks for sharing your 'dark' secret - not so dark though, I think your room looks great; loved and busy!
I've taken a shot of my room, I'll post it too (when I find a 'spare' minute)
x

Hey Harriet said...

I'm actually impressed by the neatness of it all. It's so organised! The cords under the table are a bit of a worry though. I'll just remove my occupational health & safety hat for a second and pretend I didn't notice 'em ;) Your work area looks like a really nice creative space. It's nice to have a peek into Hot Fudge HQ. Thanks for sharing! I dare not share my messy disgusting space. Ick! My camera batteries are flat anyway. Phew!

madebymaisie said...

Hmmm, I am working up the courage to share mine. It is beautiful and organised most of the time - just not at this precise moment. I am lucky to have a sewing room all to myself. I am even luckier to have another room dedicated to craft 'administration' ie, where all the blogging, photographing, packing and sending of the Maisies.

I love looking at other craft rooms. I particularly love the book The Crafters Companion, which shares many craft spaces. Very inspirational.

Thanks for sharing your space with us all. I know what beautiful pieces come out of that space.

x Catherine

Trish Goodfield said...

I finally posted my photos. The one at home was such a mess that waited to post until I had taken one of the shop space.