My craft room! Also known as ‘The Abyss’ to the Garden Gnome. It needed not only a clean but a huge sort out and I needed to discard many things. Unfortunately, when it came to my collection of wooden and cling stamps I couldn’t part with any, however I was ruthless with some of my card making and scrapbooking items. All sewing materials stayed and anything I could incorporate into mixed media was also kept. (Well not everything as there is only so much tissue paper, paper bags and bubble wrap that you can accumulate). I struggled but I think I made a good fist of it. I will probably go through in another twelve months or so and discard even more items but for now, I think I have done well.
You will probably notice that my desk doesn’t look too much cleaner than it was prior to beginning. I would like to point out that I did clear my desk and then put all of the books and information that I have accumulated to assist in writing my book onto the desk rather than in a pile on the floor. The following photo is most of the items that I have put aside to be donated to those who can use them better. (Apart from all my beading items which I have a buyer for).
Next on my list are my books. Now that’s going to be hard….