Following on from decluttering my sewing room, I've managed to keep my desk organised and relatively tidy.
Obviously, when I'm in the middle of a project, there's a mishmash of bits and pieces on the desk. However, there's also lots of room, which enables me to put things where I need them and within easy reach.
My most recent project since the declutter, has been to make thirteen library bags, using my library bag tutorial. My favourite is the Goldilocks and the Three Bears bag. The appliqué came from a panel of fabric given to me. It was meant to be sewn up into a book, but I've used the front cover and a couple of the pages to embellish three bags.
These photos have been taken while I was working and before ironing the bags. They've since been ironed and I've found a spot in my sewing room to store them. Let's hope I don't forget where they are.
Earlier this year I cut out twenty three bags and sewed up ten to donate to Operation Backpack. I figured I'd be able finish the other thirteen before the beginning of 2017. How organised am I, finishing them nine months early!!!
And after I finished the library bags, I packed everything away. Well, nearly everything. The brown paper bag contains three sewing projects from a recent quilting retreat. I still have to find a place to put them.
My desk looks rather bare and dare I say boring. I'm not used to seeing a table that has lots of space, but it really does make life easier - everything is in it's own place, leaving me lots of room to do whatever I need. Theoretically this should mean that it'll be easier to begin new projects - no wasted time clearing the desk or looking for things. And that means that I should be more productive.
When I looked at the photo of my clean and tidy desk, a saying came to mind... creative minds are rarely tidy. Ha, ha... perhaps I'd better mess it up a little!!!
The next project has begun (little zippered bags) and the desk now sports organised mess.
What's the state of your sewing desk right now?