Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 4: Spelunking

Remember that rain I mentioned yesterday....? Well this morning it turned into this.
Seems like the perfect day to hibernate to me....

To the craft cave!
Umm.... I guess I better clean it first.

Long-time readers will remember my semi-annual posts about cleaning my studio in the old townhouse. When we moved to this townhouse, I made a promise to myself that this studio would be kept cleaner. Not only did I want tidy storage, but I wanted a room I could actually sew in, instead of constantly toting everything up and down the stairs every time I got the urge to make something.

As you can see... I haven't quite kept that promise. To be fair, when we moved a year ago, I never properly unpacked and organized the room in the first place. So any time I needed something, I was shifting through boxes, digging through piles and just generally making a bigger mess.

But today was the perfect day to rectify that. And it didn't take nearly as long as I thought.

As you can see, I still have a few boxes to unpack- it's mostly books, beads and some paperwork.
And cleaning up gave me room to give the seedlings a good home, safe from furry threats.
And speaking of seedlings, look what I found while I was cleaning
About 50 seed packs including daisies, marigolds, columbine, Japanese lanterns and more... I'd bought these back in 2007 when Dave and I were planning a fairly large wedding. These were to be the wedding favours. For various reasons, the wedding didn't happen (and our plans have changed drastically in the last 7 years)  so now I have a buttload of seeds. I'm not even sure if they are any good, but I'm going to try planting a few and see what happens. I just have to get some more seed trays.

And while we're on the topic of caving...
Yes, I absolutely caved and cast on for my Cobblestone cowl...


elns said...

Dang Girl! You whipped up the Craft Cave pretty fast, I'm impressed! I love how you found seeds and space for your growing things. I love the yarn you're knitting your cowl in. such depth in those pretty shiny colors!

Rhonda said...

Oh look, you have a table to sew at now.

Delusional Knitter said...

Wow great work on your room! Mine gets trashed on a regular basis - but its also my computer room / sanctuary - so I have regular clean ups every few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Caves are good,especially yarny caves.

RobinH said...

Yay! Not only have you inspired me with the expeditious way you cleaned up, the 'before' photo makes me feel better about my own messy craft space!

And I *love* the yarn for Cobblestone...what gorgeous colors!

Araignee said...

I've got two craft rooms that look just like your before photo. No matter how much I clean them up they are always a mess. I wish I had someone to blame but it's only me that goes in them.
I'm all in favor of spring snow. It never wears out it's welcome like the winter kind does.

Nancy Kay said...

I see you are experiencing "sprinter," just like the folks in my area. Ha.

You made a fast transformation in the craft cave. Impressive.

Now to get down to the business of being creative...have fun!

Rachelle said...

It does look a lot tidier! Loving how the yarn is knitting up too, so shiny.
My sewing room needs a tidy too, but considering the whole shebang will be moving shortly I don't see the point.

kathy b said...

Very cool cowl. Thanks for the link.

I bet almost all those seeds sprout..Im an optimist