Be prepared!

My studio reorganization is now complete. I went through every single box, prison  8-O, drawer, everything. Wow. I am impressed with myself! Over the weekend I am going to film an ‘interview’ of myself and my space and reveal all I have done. This upcoming post will have a giveaway of some Fuglies (defined as a Swear word+ Ugly, and used, in this case, to describe some cloth I no longer want but did dye, stamp, resist and otherwise embellish). The stack is about a foot tall. That post will also talk about a 4 week free class that I will be conducting next month. I would love for each and every one of you to join along in this, so please stay tuned.

On Wednesday when I tackled my fabric bins, I was nervous. I tried to tackle this last month and got totally overwhelmed and put all the bins back in their place. Somehow, in my mind, this part of the studio was a huge mess. It was not.

I like to make cloth per project, I purchase per project, I don’t maintain a stash by any definition that we could both agree upon and if we were to exchange stash, you would probably be bummed out. Me? I would be jazzed! I definately think I would be getting the better end of the deal. But still, I went through every bin and reorganized them according to color and type of cloth contained within the box. The great thing about this project is that I washed cloth that had been printed, worked and created. I found some real gems!

I will do a posts about the pieces I unearthed.

In the meantime, I took out a project I was working on prior to signing the contract for Dreaming From the Journal Page, The 20. If you would like to browse some posts about this project, click here. I will be using these pieces in addition to some of the cloth I unearthed in the upcoming free class. 

11 thoughts on “Be prepared!

  1. I want to tear into my studio after reading your organization posts! I do a thorough re-org about once a year and love the process. My best friend claims I enjoy it more than actually creating! I wouldn’t say that, but it does re-energize my creativity! My last re-org was a good one and the only thing I need to address now is the fabric stash because it has outgrown it’s space. Looking forward to your video tour!


  2. TAWANDA to you!! My 2 work tables are now completely cleaned off and ready for anything! ( OK gotta confess I did break out the beads last night at midnight and played a bit!) Thanks for the inspiration!!!I’m totally on a roll and the underneath storage of said tables is next…but first I gotta get this customer quilt done!!


  3. While I keep most of my work area clean and organized, I do have one large closet with less important items that I’m scared to tackle. You’ve amazed me in your thoroughness!
    I did wonder about those bird prints and what became of them. I thought they were lovely!


  4. I love the term “fuglies”! So descriptive! Of course, what one person thinks is fulgy, another thinks is a treasure. 🙂 I was also overwhelmed when I tackled the stash. Mine is over 40 years old and I have a husband who has never met a fabric he didn’t like. He loves to shop for fabric. I was surprised at how easy it was to let go of things I knew I would never use. I also had a place to send the fabric and she is over the moon happy. I know that she will do something with things that had been collecting creases and cat fur. I am glad to see the 20 out again. I saw a Towhee and a Yellow Rumped Warbler in the hedge today. Winter guests are arriving. 🙂 Looking forward to next month and creating with you. xo


  5. Not to discourage the others who would like some of your fuglies(as would I), I bet you could use them as linings in projects like your pretty purses or boro-bags….Looking forward to seeing more of your 20 birds, as well as info about your next class


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