Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Closet of Doom to Closet of Bloom

I have a scary little closet,
in my lovely little craft room.
Here I stuff my whatzits,
It's the closet of doom.

Okay, a poet I'm not. But I do love order. And last week my disorderly closet needed a reorganizing. Spurred on by LollyChops to do a closet cleaning, hey Lolly! Are ya there? Come on and show us your closet!
Enter at your own risk:

I hung a sunbonnet that my grandmother made for me as well as my favorite baby dress on the door.

Before photo--cover your eyes, then peek carefully:

I'm not even gonna show you the rest, because there was so much junk hanging off the shelves and oh, no, not gonna show ya.
I'm just gonna show you the emptied closet, and all the cr-- in the middle of my craft room floor.
These two pics are of the right side of the closet:

And the left side of the closet:

I left the scrapbooking/photos shelves intact because they were pretty well organized.


And here are the after photos--

I placed my gift wrap storage (in the green/red case) and sewing machine case on the upper left hand shelf, and all my stuffing/quilt batting on the upper right shelf.

Next I placed my quilting fabrics and current quilting projects in the left corner on the floor and the picnic basket with the current scrapbooking projects in the right corner on the floor. The BIG art folder on top of the picnic basket is the current scrapbooking project; it hasn't been touched in months, but I am hoping that if it is staring me in the face EVERY TIME I OPEN THE CLOSET, I will begin work on it again.

And finally, I replaced the knitting/yarn bins on the middle "shelf". Actually it is only a metal ruler perched on the clothes rod in order to make a facsimile of a shelf. DH has offered to install some more shelves in the closet and I can't wait!

I have a lovely little closet,
in my lovely little craft room.
Here I stuff my whatzits,
And here my projects bloom.

Sigh. I'm still not a poet. And I know it.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my craft room Closet of Doom to Closet of Bloom Makeover.

Weekly Roundup

Ahh, not much to report in the way of stuff finished, only our little friend's dress:


and Back:

And not much in the way of progress on anything else:

The yellow vest (Peter Easy vest as inspired by Seigfried Farnon):

I'm learning how to knit in the scooping method, rather than the throwing method. So far, it's not any faster, I'm still trying to train my brain/hands. All in the name of trying to save my hands from repetitive injuries.

The sock, oh, woe, I think I've knitted only half an inch on this little pretty!

And the start of the Adult Tomten:

I'm still working on the carseat blanket, but have made NO progress on it this week!

And I started a cream fleece jacket:

Hope to finish the jacket and start some new sewing projects this week. Work is fairly low stress and wedding plans for DD are going swimmingly. DS is in his new house, his girlfriend has decorated it beautifully! Grandbuddy is getting BIG, and smiles are more frequent. He spent Sunday with us, loved being outside in his swing!
Great Grandpappy came to visit this weekend and here are some pics:
Great Grandpappy and Grandbuddy:

Four generations of Snyder men!