Spring Cleaning

If you take a look at the photo below, I think you’ll understand why I have no tutorial to share today.

Honestly, I’m not quite sure how this happened but I suspect this is what happens when you don’t clean-as-you-go.

Another view anyone?

Yikes!  I can spot the linen fabric remnants from my recent napkin monogramming project along with a ton of other project leftovers and creative refuse.

OK, this ends now.

Blog belfry mess front

In light of the current ridiculous condition of my work studio (it’s in there somewhere, I know it is), I’m taking a short blog break to put some much-needed attention on spring cleaning.

Wish me luck, I’m going to need it.

I’ll be back with a brand new, creative post on April 15th.  

  • Benny

    The blog break is timely. You really need to clean the space before the space gets more messy. My place sometimes end up like that and it really makes me feel uneasy to continue with work until I have everything put into place.

  • Becky

    Lisa – a mutual friend told me about your site and I had to stop by. I am so glad I did! My dream studio would be all neat and tidy and ready to host a class at the drop of a hat. My reality is no where close to that though. Thanks for sharing your reality here! It is always interesting to me to see the creative spaces where artists and crafters work.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm i can see your Photos.Its a spring cleaning.This project is too good about the cleaning.Nice Sharing.

  • Vicki

    I know I’m late commenting but I love this picture. Laughed way out loud at the “visual” creative process. What a breath of fresh air.

  • Artfromtheshed.blogspot.com

    Yeah, this makes me feel very virtuous and totally on top of things!!!

  • Max

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Carol Bank

    What a terrific space you have, even with the mess. And how clever to think to take “before” pictures. I always just want the mess to go away and never acknowledge that I could let such a disaster happen, but you’ll really be able to see your progress. I’m going to take pictures of my basement workspace tonight when I get home! And my yard and garden, too, since they’re in the “before” stage. Thanks for all you do!

  • Melony Bradley

    Good luck Lisa- cleaning and purging your studio and putting it all back together again is so much fun! I did this last year and it is already long overdue for another haul!

  • Nancy Walker

    Gosh, that makes me feel so much better about my sewing room! I am so messy when I am working in there and I have stuff strowed everywhere.And when I clean it all up….I can’t find a thing!Love the linen napkins and the monograms you used.

  • Mari

    I think we have all had our studios like that more often than not! That’s a true creative mind at work! 🙂 Beautiful site…glad I found you!

  • Julie B

    I feel so much better now. . . .

  • Julie Size

    Ha ha – GREAT POST Lisa!!! Some days that is what my whole house looks like!

  • Berta

    Love this post!!!!! I feel so good when I see other crafters/artists with messy crafting spaces just like mine 🙂 Hav efun cleaning!

  • Thimbleanna

    Hahaha — you’re a brave girl Lisa! And that studio STILL looks beautiful — mess and all. Good luck with the clean up!

  • Charmaine McLaughlin

    Oh my friend I love the look after the “creative cyclone” has hit! LOL! This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing and being so candid. I can’t wait to see what your creative juices will be flowing like after you get it all cleaned up! YOU GO GIRL!

  • Alissa

    LOL, Lisa! The state of your room looks a lot like mine right now. Thanks for sharing your “creative chaos” as I know so many of us can relate!

  • marthabilski

    Your studio is in glorious disarray! Might it be that creativity adores chaos?

  • Sarah

    This post is just awesome! Love the space you have to create in! I can tell yours is well used 🙂

  • sherri

    Seriously, thank you for posting this…makes me feel better about the state of my studio! I need to get to spring cleaning, too!

  • adrienne

    Lisa! HA! I love it!
    Now go clean up lol.

  • Susie

    I was just crabbing about the condition of our inside guest room (where I now keep all my stuff). I need a studio room desperately! So, my husband suggested we turn our Casita (small cottage)into a studio. Good idea. When I saw these photo’s I didn’t feel so bad – laughing. Good luck Lisa. I’ll see you back here on April 15th!

  • Laurel H.

    Ha! Thanks for the VERY real post. 🙂 I was digging out today, as well.

  • Wendy from Wonderland

    Oh my goodness. I am sooooo happy to know that there is someone else out there who’s studio looks like mine. I feel so much better now.
    I just keep telling myself the more creative I am being… the messier my studio is.
    wishes and whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  • Carol

    I love your blog! Your projects are amazing. I laughed out loud when I saw this post because I was beginning to think you were perfect. Best of luck with the spring cleaning! Looking forward to your next post.

  • Allie

    ROFL – mine looks just like that but in a MUCH smaller space! Enjoy your cleaning!

  • Kelly

    I stumbled upon your blog probably right after your napkin post. I have loved looking through all your post and have been waiting for a new one today. Although I really would have love a new project/ tutorial, I am sooooo glad to see that your craft room looks a lot like mine!! 🙂 Can’t wait till the 15th! I have been so inspired by your blog that along with machine embroidery (hobby turned business), I am now trying out card/scrapbooking projects. Who knows one day I may even blog about it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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