Yesterday my friend Diane of Craftypod posted a video blog entry titled A Problem With Putting Things Away
. I too, suffer from this malaise.
I'd like to tell you that the problem is that I don't have enough storage space. And, while that *is* true, it's only a teeny tiny part of the problem with my clutter issue. The biggest problem is that I like to have 9 million projects in the works at a time I like to have the all out and ready for action.
So this morning, in an act of solidarity with my fellow clutter-crafters, I took photos of my crafty areas exactly how they look.
There are several bags of fabric and supplies on (and around) this table that I just don't have storage space for (there are shelves on the way that should help). But I just walked over there and counted NINE unfinished projects in that chaos.
This is my side of the couch. Inventory: knitting book, project notebook, office chair cover knitting, crazy phone cozy, and girl gloves.
My desk often becomes covered in projects. Especially when I'm knitting something and I need to watch a video about casing on or something. Thank goodness I have a keyboard try that accommodates my mouse, or I'd never be able to use my computer. My desk actually doesn't look that bad this morning.
Even though there isn't a lot of crafty stuff there, that pile hides a macrame book, a macrame pamphlet, an abandoned macrame project, gloves for measuring for the girl glove project, project notes, fabric flower brooch I made months ago, a stack of photos I need to put up, and the packaging for some knitting needles I bought last week.
Oh, and just off to the left, on top of my computer tower, is a stack of motherboards, processors, network cards, and laptop keys that I insist that I'm going to macro-photograph. Really. I really really will.
I moved my plastic box storage away from the craft table. It looks pretty organized ... but there's a sneaky pile starting on the left stack that could over-grow the whole thing if I'm not careful. Can't you see the panic in 'Hog Along Cassidy's