slightly cleaner

slightly cleaner

You probably can’t really tell by these pictures because I didn’t take a before shot….but they are both tidier than before..

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Really….the top of this dresser was just piled with fabric….and I couldn’t really access it at all…the stuff in front of the grey shelf unit still needs to find a home, but I was happy just to see it looking a little better.

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That grey shelf unit in the first photo had found itself camped out down here in FRONT of the yellow drawers……for about a year and a half I think….I know, I know……anyhoo…..moving it out of  there reminded me how FUgly this yellow dresser is…So I am going to paint it white I think.  Actually, I am only going to paint the drawer fronts white, and then update the knobs one at a time so they all end up being different.

Oh, and also, in those drawers….well, I  uh, found fabric that I hadn’t seen for QUITE awhile! So some of that is going to get given away, used, or sold in a grab bag or seventeen…..and I will keep whittling away at the pile to the right of the cabinet as well….and redoing those shelves as well…they are a little too deep and that is annoying, but they were free and I can’t afford something nicer yet…so they will have to do…..

Chopping away at that “elephant” one piece at a time……

What are you up to today??



  • Susan


    Been hacking away at the ironing table…… which has had mucho stuff heaped on it this week….

    March 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm
  • We tend to accumulate a lot, don’t we? I spent yesterday and today renovating my sewing room. I can say that it’s done, but I need to take the old wire baskets/rails to the garage for goodwill.

    Feeling muscles I haven’t felt in years.

    Enjoyed your talk last night at Stray Threads meeting! I look forward to hearing more about you!

    March 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm
  • Good luck Scott . . . I banished my old stuff to the attic. Out of sight out of mind. I should just donate and be done with it. I like the yellow dresser BTW. New knobs in fun colors or cool black ones?

    March 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • Pamela S


    Good on you – it looks incredible!! I remember a video you shared with us a few years ago showing your studio and the contrast is amazing! I need to get organized too – right now my stash is in baskets so its portable but a better system is needed. One suggestion for the deep shelves is to put a false bottom in so you get the height you need, use a cardboard box or makeshift something. You asked what we’re working on – I’m in the finishing stage of a star quilt with lots of Kona coal negative space! Love using Malka Dubrawsky’s Stitch in Color batiks!

    March 9, 2013 at 6:34 am
  • Patty


    I love seeing other people’s sewing and fabric space. Cos mine is one big mess and my favorite sewing friend is so neat and tidy that she has volunteered to clean and organize my mess. It really bothers her that much. Thanks for sharing!!

    March 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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