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Thread: do you make messes when you work?

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    Senior Member GrammaBabs's Avatar
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    i just can't keep the place neat.... although with most of Christmas done.. tomorrow is "a neaten up day"...
    seriously.... i'm posting stuff for our newbie DavidWent... don't know if this will inspire, but i love to post pics... i've a lot of crochet and knit stuff to share if anyone like to see????
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    MESS??? oh my understatement of the year! my sewing room is such a mess right now! i had it pretty picked up & organized and then had to start on a couple little projects then came across a project i started last year (2009) and really wanted to finish for Christmas this year...then the grandaughter's came up to spend a crafty weekend...and oh my...there are stacks of fabrics, totes, open tins, boxes, mess, mess and more clutter...and i planned on sewing this weekend...i should get off the computer and go clean my sewing room........

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    I KNEW someone out there would understand...........

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    YES!!!!!

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    Mess? I'll say - by the looks of picture #2 your whole room shifted 45 degrees from the weight of all your stuff! LOL

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    Mess is not the word it seems that I need to have a cleaning day every month just to get through my sewing room to get to the sewing machine

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    I make a mess just walking through a room! My sewing places always have stacks, extention cords, books and stuff laying around. I tell everyone that is how a creative mind works. :)

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    My space is pretty small, so I try not to let it get too messy. Plus, it has glass French doors, so anyone walking by has to see it. I think I'm less productive in the middle of a big mess, but a little mess is ok. I will confess that when I finish one project, I put the stuff away. I don't let myself have more than one project at a time going, or I'd probably never finish anything.

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    Yeah I had to straighen up my sewing room today. Its small and I got a new chair and floor mat today because I really needed it. Now it will be so nice to slide around from sewing machine to ironing board. But in order to put the mat down, I had to move things around. So it was a perfect opportunity to clean up. But tomorrow as soon as I start back on what ever project I plan to work on tomorrow, then I won't be able to find anything because it's to neat. So it'll stay neat tonight while I sleep. Tomorrow is a different story. LOL

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    Mess. Yes. I keep trying to tidy up. It does NOT happen. I'm constantly moving something to get to something else. I use to start a project, finish it, start another, finish it. Now, I've started, started, started, finished, finished, finished. And, I end up finishing projects just to get the stuff out of the way!

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    yeah....I do that too. I try to keep it at least functional. I have totes for stuff but in my haste..I don't always put things back.

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    I try to contain the mess, tidy as I go and do a quick whip round when I'm done for the day. It is helping to tame the chaos and I feel a lot more settled when I sit and sew...I can focus on what I'm doing rather than..."Uh oh...I should be putting that away" or whatever.

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    That isnt a messy room it is a sign of a serious crafter and quilter.

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    When I am in the middle of project my room becomes a mess!!

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    I use a basket for any ongoing projects...anything that I did that day goes into the basket...scraps and all...that way at the end of a project all I have is a basket to clean out...bigger craps get cut into appropriate sized squares and filed with other squares the same size in another basket. The key for me is baskets!

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    i can mess up a room standing still. :lol:

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    It's never a "mess"....it's creativity flowing throughout your room!!!!

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    The only place I have for my sewing cabinet is in the living room, at the back of the couch. So, there is no hiding any of my messes. I try to clean up between projects, but all I have to cut on is the kitchen table, and it, too, is visible.
    When I am working on a project, the living room regrettably, looks like someone blew up a fabric store in there.
    My fabrics have to be stowed in storage tubs out in the garage, so when I am searching for a specific piece, it is a major hassle.
    I would LOVE to have a room with doors that close, so I could have a living room that looks like one, and a hidden nook for my messes. :roll:

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    Of Course!! But since I got my new sewing space about 2 years ago, I have tried really really hard to keep it neat. Especially since it is my family room and the computers are there also.

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    I think your sewing room looks perfectly NORMAL! It shows it's used!

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    Are You Kidding ME make aMESS Never
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaBabs
    i just can't keep the place neat.... although with most of Christmas done.. tomorrow is "a neaten up day"...
    seriously.... i'm posting stuff for our newbie DavidWent... don't know if this will inspire, but i love to post pics... i've a lot of crochet and knit stuff to share if anyone like to see????
    :lol:

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    Looks a lot like mine. And I promise I am going to straighten it up as soon as I finish up my Christmas projects. Hopefully that will be by this Christmas, but I am not sure! LOL! And I would love to see your crochet and knit projects. Please?

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    My husband's nick-name for me is "The Tornado."

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    I'm unable to create anything without creating chaos at the same time! LOL! :lol:

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    I am a slob

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