Friday, February 25, 2011

spring cleaning...

never looked so messy...
 I'm sipping on my Mexican Coca-Cola and sorting...
I'm trying to really, really organize my stuff in my craft room.
  Before this cleaning jaunt, I could name you one of twelve places where you might find a pair of scissors...
 And now, look, they are all together in one drawer. (I have a lot of scissors!)
 And I'm busy sorting things like disembodied doll heads, mushrooms and
itty bitty people.

I wish you were here to help me. We could sit in a pile of junk and sort and talk and drink Mexican Coca-Colas all afternoon...

24 comments:

Elaine A said...

Ok Amy -

Take what your room looks like in your photos and quadruple the stuff in it. That is what my studio looks like. I don't even know where to start because there is no space to put things in boxes to start sorting. I tried putting boxes out in the hallway, but my dogs keep sticking their noses in them and running off with things! I am so dying to get in there and play, but I just get nuts when I walk in and just log on to my PC, get email and then leave. I need to really buckle down and get serious - LOL!
Your room is coming along nicely though. Keep up the good work.

Elaine Allen

Lisa said...

Oh - lots of fun stuff. I'd definitely help you organize your space but I should probably clean my own space first....Hmmm.
I absolutely *LOVE* the spring issue of Inspired Ideas. It's beautiful!

Miz H. said...

That's not really a mess... it's creative chaos! Even the odds and ends are inspiring. Must get to my workspace and do something.By the way, where did you get that cone of red/white baker's twine?

Jill said...

Oh, you sweet brave soul. Sorting a craft studio is quite the chore. My studio is due for a good sorting. When you're done, do mind coming over to help me? I'll even find some Mexican Coca-Cola for you, okay?
Hugs,
Jill

Donna said...

Sorting someone else's stuff is always a great adventure! Have fun and show us the finished product.

Heartartz said...

OH My Gosh!
I am doing the exact same thing and have the same mess.
Only I am across the US from you.
It would be nice to have someone to sit and sort with.
The small stuff takes the longest time to get thru.
Today I consolidated a big box of floss, down to one of those small floss holders! A big accomplishment but not much of the rest of the mess cleaned up.
What more do you need? I might have it in my undecided pile!

mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

It would be a joy and fun too to come help you out...you spark a little fire under me to get a move on with some of my spring cleaning too especially my art room...happy sorting, cleaning and finding treasure along the way. In the end it will bEe "bEEautiful"...have a honey of a night ~ sweet dreams my friend! peace, joy & many blessings 2 U, Marlene aka mIzZ bEe . . .

Rachel R said...

Well Amy...at least it's a really cute mess!

Lataina said...

I'm in! I love organizing, especially if it's pretty little things. =)

april said...

Oh good. I thought I was the only one with a studio that looks like a tornado hit.

Katie said...

LOL, I'm glad I'm not the only one that works in a mess! At least I know where my stuff in my mess is (like 12 pairs of scrissors)

Vivian said...

Oooohh- I could bring oatmeal cookies and we could try to figure out why we both have teeny tiny little people in jars and naked kewpies waiting for spring outfits. I even have an entire drawer filled with rick rack. Why you ask? I don't know.
It's good to know someone else is cut from the same piece of creative cloth.

malia said...

number one these photos are making my morning because my studio looks very similar right now... and second i am excited about your new magazine and can't wait to read it. thank you! malia
www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Heidi said...

You are busy! I'd love to come, thanks for the invite....HOWEVER....I pretty much have a similur mess going on here! Need to stick with it!
Hope you get it looking and working how you want it to!
~Heidi

Sharon said...

nothing...i repeat, nothing feels better than cleaning out your work space....you are a brave woman and i say well done.

Whosyergurl said...

and talk, and talk and talk.
XO, Cheryl

ros said...

thank you - I feel so much better about my stuff :)ros

Maria Isabel said...

I think that its better that Im not there, I would fall in love with your stuff and take some away, you know, to help out with the cleaning!

Kristyne said...

Wow. I would love to dive in your dumpster! ;)

Amber James said...

I wish I were there to help you. I hope you found some help because it looks really messy. May be you should have hired End of Tenancy Cleaning London. Regards.

corinne said...

I wish I was there to help you too!!!! I need to do this exact process AND paint the room before I put it back together - don't know if I ever will. Please give us pointers of what you learn. Can't wait to see the "after" photos! xo

Lolei said...

This made me smile!

Heather said...

I am feeling so much better about myself right now after seeing your craft room! I seem to have the same "issue" in mine right now! Love how bright and pretty it is! I would love to be sorting through your pretties with you!

CourageToDream said...

looks like it's straight out of a fairytale!
really... look at all that gorgeous stuff... :) :)