I have worked hard the last couple of days and the piles that had been placed outside the doorway of the sewing room have been dealt with. Since all the girls are gone I now own the upstairs.
I have shelves and bookcases along the one wall with all my craft books and supplies.
I don't have all the drawers labeled, as yet, but that's next on my list. I tackled each pile sitting on the floor by first separating out like things and putting them into stacks. Each stack was given its own bin. The bins will each be gone through one more time before they are finally labeled.
It feels tedious, but makes the larger chunks feel more manageable.
Embellishments, scissors, tools...all are in one place now.
The one big project yet to complete in this room is finishing the trim on the edge of the couch. I did slipcovers last year, but haven't added my ruffle to the edge as yet. It is much more apparent now that it's "unburied" from the stuff that was sitting on the couch.
The opposite end of the room is set up as an art studio. My husband and I both have a drafting table and our own cupboard for storage.
Once again, I unburied some projects that have not been completed, but they are now in the appropriate area just waiting to be finished!
The sewing room also got further organization.
Books and sewing magazines in their appropriate place.
Bits of this and that have their own home now.
I love all the large rick rack stored together.
Sweet baby shoes with vintage handkerchiefs.
More storage jars for buttons, pins and small bits of lace.
I have some of my favorite vintage tablecloths and tea towels hung for a "visual" vacation and inspiration.
Old spools all seem to belong together.
My favorite bit of inspiration is my name tag from the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat.
I also got the grandkid's room organized also. There has been only one bed in here and there was a large cupboard for their toys...however now the toys are stored on shelves in the closet and I have room for each of the kids to have their own bed.
It's been very cathartic to go through each shelf and box and to actually throw some things out!
I have things that still need more organization within their boxes or bins, but I feel like it's now in manageable pieces and the job is not a huge, overwhelming task to be done.
I still have the guest room closet to go through, but most of that belongs to Emily and it will go home with her!
This small chest is my next project...it will hold some more supplies in my sewing room!
I won't have time to get to it until the end of October...got some vacation time coming and I'm going to enjoy just being away!
I want to thank Hollace who is always an encouragement to me! She's the best and if you haven't met her you can stop by her blog and introduce yourself!
Her blog is Hollace the Mopsy.
Well, another long week, but I feel so much was accomplished!