Taking inspiration from Sally, who tagged me, I picked space because it’s a word with multiple meanings, and I thought it would be interesting to see what interpretations everyone came up with. Of course, sod’s law being what it is, I then couldn’t think what to make of it myself!
So I’m afraid it’s a bit of a dull one from me. My studio is quite small, and because I insist on cramming so much stuff in there space is at a premium and every so often (particularly when I’ve been accumulating tat faster than I can use it up) I have to stop, evaluate everything, and then have a tidy.
It’s been more crowded than usual lately thanks to my quilting escapades. There really isn’t room for a sewing machine and our giant sewing box down there full-time, although I do think that if I can clear enough stuff out then I can probably find room to squeeze in the sewing machine – but the sewing box will have to go back up into the house. So I thought I should try and tidy up and streamline things a bit more. I made a start earlier this week (I need to carry on today actually!) and had a moment of ephiphany, swiftly followed by the thought “why the hell didn’t I do this before?”
Exhibit A, above, is a random pack of Tim Holtz keyholes. I have a lot of Tim Holtz stuff including keyholes, keys, box feet, box corners, door knobs and taps… and almost all of it comes in that hard plastic packaging, which takes up SO much room. So I thought I’d streamline them…
Where possible I’ve removed the components from their packaging and popped them into tiny ziplock bags, keeping the little fasteners for each item together. They’ve all since been shoved into a glass jar with some other hardware.
I’ve not been able to do it for all the hardware I’ve got (some things are just too big to fit into the jar), and other things were left in their packaging as they didn’t take up much room in the pigeonhole where they live. I have freed up a lot of space in that pigeonhole though, and will carry on tidying today to see if I can re-jig things to free up more space. This tidying has the extra benefit of reminding me what I’ve actually got stashed away, so hopefully I’ll find some inspiration while I’m at it!
Thanks for visiting, and please do go and see what our other Weekworders have got for us this week. I’m tagging Carmen over at Tails of a Biomouse to choose the next word, pop over to her blog on Monday to see what she’s picked.
- Carmen at Tails of a Biomouse
- John at The Healing Seed
- Sally at Sow & Sew
- Genskie at Genskie’s Written Voices
- Katy over at Creating Misericordia