It seems I've had sewing projects since August.  Probably because I have but as you probably have gathered, I'm a slow worker.  Most of my costumes are always works in progress, which I'm beginning to loathe. 

Usually the ongoing projects are due to time constraints and Costume ADD, plus I have two active venues of costume which run into each other, Renaissance Festival which normally runs until I need to start getting my Masquerade Ball costume finished up.

But I do have other interests.  Actually, I wanted this blog to be about all my interests: cooking, home decor, general crafting, fashion, thrifting, and costume but I haven't been able to branch out much since the wedding, even though I've wanted to.

Lately, I've been drawn to thinking of our house.  We moved in our house in April 2008 and have mostly moved in, but some things still need tweaking and some rooms still need painting.  I'd like to get our guest bathroom & kitchen painted this winter.  Our kitchen is really just two walls, and the bathroom is small, so this isn't an unreasonable goal. 

In addition to that I am hoping to get started on the remodelling of our "mud room" which is the size of a largish bedroom and currently is a living area for my turtle, Talula, kitty HQ (food and litter) and is a "catch all" space for junk!

My IKEA craft table has found its way here and under it my craft storage solution (which is a big white box with huge plastic drawers inside) from a previous apartment, my cubbies which house books, crafting supplies, even our shoes.  Finally there is a BIG and unattractive cabinet in the corner of the room that is mostly a waste of space.  I have taken out  most of the shelving and put my fabric containers and project bins here--there is also laundry area off  the mudroom that can be hidden behind a bi-fold door in which the sink is in a hard to reach = hard to use area.  It's a nice room but these space could be made so much more functional.

So all these home improvements have been invading my head and with another semester of school fast approaching and sewing projects piling up I need to find a way to make a happy medium.

In an effort to feel more positive about my crafting space (which is currently just craft storage space since it's uninviting and I don't want to spend more time in ther than I have to) I have started stealing away to organize it.  My hubby, which I've known for a little over 2+ years knows I like to talk about organization but that I have poor follow-thru (which is only because I don't usually ave the time).  I'd like to focus more on being organized in 2010, which was my resolution last year---but we planned a wedding in 6 months, so that never happened (though I was pretty organized during that whole thang!).
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