Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Confessions of a Craft Hoarder!!

        Hello, my name is Sandie and I am a craft hoarder. I am a very organized crafter...I can't think or create with stuff every where. So, I didn't realize how much stuff I have until it is all turned upside down and inside out. For the last week I have been moving my art room to another room in my house. It is bigger but, the move is stressing me out!!!!!! I have found so many things that I forgot I had, and UFO's  that I forgot about as well.....There used to be a time I knew and remembered everything I had......not so much any more. So, I am going to show you some pictures.......DON'T laugh or yell or gasp!!!!
This is just the fabric. I still have both Ikea cubbies to empty.

As you can see I have a lot more to do...can you see all the things still on the shelves.

Here are my books....boy, I have a lot of books!!!

Okay, please someone tell me I am not the only crafty hoarder around??!!

And here is the room I am moving into...my hubby helped me get my sewing machines set up.
So, here is my plan...I am not doing any big craft shopping for a while, I will only buy stuff I run out of like thread, batting, and papers and stuff. NO FABRIC or BOOKS!!!!! (I'm talking to myself here:):)

Sigh.....Well I'm off to organize some more :):):) Cheers!!




                                                                                   

22 comments:

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I thought I had a problem...(LOL) Can't wait to see the new room all moved in!

Sue said...

Ha ha thats what we all say... Good Luck with your move and the spending cut!

kheli said...

My hubby helped me paint my studio over the Christmas holiday. In prepping, I pulled all my fabrics off the shelves and refolded them. Now, I do not have as much as you (went through a purge before we moved last year), I too rediscovered a lot of stuff! I can not buy any new fabric (except backing) until I get 3 quilts made! (My own vow!!!) I have 1 made, 1 ready to quilt, and I am piecing the 3rd. And I am going to a quilt show next week!! LOL
Just remember: She who dies with the most fabric, WINS! LOL!!

laurajane said...

The no spending ain't gonna happen..but seriously ,if all that fabric was in my craft room,I would think I was in heaven.good luck with the tidy up..I could always fly out and help!!!!!! Hugs Laura xx

cucki said...

lol..this post is straight from my heart..he he he
good luck with the move :)
hugs cucki xxx

quiltmania said...

You are not a hoarder, you just haven't had enough time to us it all up yet. There is a reason I don't post pictures of my stash, I would have to admit I'm maybe a little bit of a hoarder myself. We are in good company. Your new room looks amazing!

Terry said...

I like your old sewing room, but I love your new one! Have fun getting organized in it! I've been on a fabric diet for a year now, and it's so great to be using up some of my stash! :0)

Lesley said...

Oh my goodness...you have been very busy! I'm sure you''ve found lots of treasures hidden away. Good luck with the move...I'm sure you can't wait to get those sewing machines whirring!

Sunny Florida said...

Yay!!! I just went through that!!! My Art Studio use to be my family room. I love the space. But, it is still a mess. I started 5 or 6 projects in different spots...and I love it! So, no well dressed pictures just organized chaos in my studio. I miss you Sis! Have fun finding all the stuff you lost!

Connie said...

Can't wait to see you all setup in your new room! I just emptied my quilt room as we are taking out a closet and cupboard and everything is in our living room and computer room. I just posted pictures too! I think I have just as many books as you and I found quite a few UFO's too. Good luck with no spending.....I say that all the time.
Quilting by the River

Fran Kingston Dill said...

Sandie,
Girl, you are not alone. There should be a 12 step program for Quilters. I have more books and patterns then most quilt stores!
I can't wait to see your new space.

Marlynne said...

You will be so happy in your new room, all organized again! Good luck on no more fabric purchases! Those fabric stores have magnets! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! It's fun to hear from our blogger friends! Have a great day!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Don't think of it as cluttered but more of inspiration just waiting patiently to come to fruition. You have a wonderful space and bundles of artistic goodness! Try not to stress too much :)

Carolyn

Contelitas said...

Ánimo con tanto trabajo, que la recompensa aparece como un tesoro escondido en algún rincón. Muchos saludos. Alicia.

Cheer up with so much work, the reward appears as a treasure hidden in a corner. Many greetings. Alicia.

MariQuilts said...

So glad I'm not the only one...the room is going to be fatastic. Such a lovely big window.

Shabby chic and co said...

OMG !!! Good luck !Your room is beautiful !

Linda in Calif. said...

I confess I did gasp! And then I did an "Oh my goodness". I bet mine mess would look like that if it was all in one place. I'm just at that point where I'm forgetting what I have. I hope to finish up a couple projects and then start so more! Good plan that you have going, just move into a bigger room. LOL!! Just teasing. I think your plan of buying only want you need is a good one. Enjoy your projects.

Melody said...

You make me feel a lot better. I thought my accumulation of stuff was pretty naughty but you beat me hands down. You new room will be fabulous.

Karen Valentine said...
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Karen Valentine said...

You silly girl... you aren't a "hoarder" you're a "collector"!!
There's a difference!!!! I can't wait to play in the new room!!
Love you bunches!!!
xo,
K

madakamom said...

Karen beat me to it... you are a collector... just like me! LOL I too am trying to get organized and I'll do a post on my collection one of these days.
hm

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

You aren't a hoarder sweetie you just have some great fabrics and that is "your stash" every girl has to have a stash, I wish I had you energy as I need someone to come organize me. Hugs ML

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