We Don’t Fear Change…

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly… ~Proverb

So I showed you a little while ago the state of the dining room/work space….right?

And we all felt claustrophobic……

and then I moved some stuff…

well really I moved alllll the stuff….

as in nothing in that space is even remotely in the same place anymore….

and half my house suffered for it and some furniture was sacrificed for the cause…. {the cause of not feeling like the room was closing in on me when I had piles of fabric and multiple slipcovers to sew….}

Long ago and far away, I had a craft room– yep a whole room — with a closet–!!!– to spread out and junk up to my heart’s content… but I gave it up for a good cause….

...awwww.... they're so cute when they're little....!
Exibit A circa 2009 : my good cause….awwww…. they’re so cute when they’re little….!

So 4 years later I’m still getting used to fitting my 5 pounds of stuff into a 2 pound bag…err…room… and I took over our dining area… and now we can all look at fabric when we eat…yaay! Well…truth be told we only eat here on Christmas….or Thanksgiving…. and maybe some birthdays… so it was fair game…!

Behold this month’s arrangement…

...pay no attention to the typewriter and the old sewing machine...they are currently hanging out due to Christmas covering every surface of the living room...
…pay no attention to the typewriter and the old sewing machine…they are currently hanging out due to Christmas covering every surface of the living room…the lamp may stay though…!

I feel somewhat lighter now…. how bout you? Supplies were combined, furniture was demoted (i know i know I got rid of bookshelves… what is wrong with me…!) and pretty things were hung on the wall….!

...light fixture is another product of having a father for an electrician...we think we can fix anything...!
…light fixture is another product of having a father for an electrician…we think we can fix anything…!

So far it’s working out well, but remember if you live here, all spaces are subject to change…! This may be why the boy won’t let me in his room anymore, he’s afraid I’ll move his furniture…!

...♥...
…♥…

{Likes} fabric is visible but still covered, paper and not so pretty supplies are behind closed doors, sewing supplies are at an arms reach right behind me as I’m sewing, roll around cart* gives me a little extra mobile workspace if the need arises…! (*watch out little cart because as soon as it gets warm again, I think I’m spray painting you red…!)

...the cart rides again...!
…the cart rides again…!

{♥Loves♥}  clipboard quotes, vintage while shelf, turquoise jewelry box turned sewing box and sign on top of the fridge…!

...cute white shelf via Goodwill..yes please..!
…just noticed the magnet displacement…apparently I’ve made a new cat entertainment center…

Moral of the story: Never let your stuff get in the way of your people. Sacrifices are good things- sometimes you get the most unexpected gifts from them…! Don’t forget to share and don’t give up! And keep on tweaking until you find what works for you! After all, we are all just works in progress…!

Happy Weekend Everyone..!


2 thoughts on “We Don’t Fear Change…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s