Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Organised Sewing Space
I have not done a lot of sewing recently but we have been away, that is the first excuse, the second is that I could not see my sewing table for mess and I think I had become a bit complacent about sorting it all out. I have kept adding to the clutter and so has everyone else in the house! Not all the stuff on there is mine, some of the stuff is used school books my son was asked to sort but he has just popped them in a pile on my desk.
On the table are also some of my T shirts I need to shorten ( my own alterations always get left and other peoples get done straight away) also my Spanish book (two weeks of school holiday over and I have not done any) and of course various bits of fabric, bags of fabric on and under the table, a tin of decking stain beside the desk (why??) So I think this was no longer a very inspiring area. I got on and went through every bag, you would not believe the amount of fabric under the desk. It took ages to clear this small area as I culled all the fabric bits that will never be used as I have had them forever. Small shelf from beside the desk has been removed as people see it as somewhere to stuff shoes because it is near the door and other nonsense. When everything was wiped down and clear I felt so much better and I wonder why I have let it get that way. (oh yes, procrastination)
That's better you can actually see desk now.
I have some sewing to do for a couple of friends and my mum this week so that will get done, I always prioritise other peoples stuff. I need to get some sort of order in my life for prioritising my own projects though.
I have not made any more baby dresses as I only sold two privately from a friend through facebook and I really didn't want to get stuck with a load of them, that feels a bit like giving up but the cost to make them is not worth having them sitting in a cupboard forever.
I know people who sell have loads of stock sitting in storage or whatever but it just drives me nuts. The money saver in me is always complaining I have wasted cash but how can I get anywhere if I don't try.
I need to have a serious think about what I can try next, but whatever it is, time consuming and expensive it shouldn't be, as people do not have the funds at the moment and they do not want to pay a premium for all the hours it takes for custom items.
I have a tidy space to work in now, I just need some ideas and inspiration before it's time to go back to the day job!
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