With all of the reality checks I've had to make over this past 18 months looking after my hubby, sitting in waiting rooms appointments at hospitals etc I have neglected home, slowly the clutter of everyday life has begun to take over.
Where to start, I need a place in reality that I can sit and work on my crafts, my little bench that has gone with me while I have sat in waiting rooms for hubbies hospital appointments. My little strawberry box (aka the bench) has served me well for the past year at least, I have sat with it visiting my imaginary world creating little characters that so many have admired and fallen in love with. It has helped me focused and sane (well the later is debatable 😉 )
We don't have a large house, and hubby doesn't like to have “people in” to do work, he's a bit OCD about the quality etc (CDO is what he calls it, because it has to be in alphabetical order) to add to this we are both squirrels, but a de clutter has to come now.
In the house we have a little utility room, I think originally it was for keeping coats and shoes etc, the electric meter etc, bit of a walk in clutter cupboard really. I did have a desk in there, well at least I think it's still there? I can't see it for the clutter, you know all of the stuff that you just put there till you have time to put it away! Just you never really get round to it, you just pull the door too? I won't put a picture up, it's way too embarrassing
I've decided it's time to sort this, come up with a plan so I can have all my crafty bits in one place. Such a tangled mess, the items I've stacked jenga style many of which I look at and say oh I remember this,!,!
“This is going to take ages” I had planned on spending a couple of days solid on it well this could be a couple of weeks and several visits to the recycling centre etc……. I must persevere, so I've restricted my felting time, it's just too easy to ignore the mess and just do the needle felting. A while back I decided I needed a name for the imaginary world I sometimes get lost in, and as I struggled with the mess, sitting trying to untangle old cables and string, it came to me the name for the imaginary world where I de-stress. “Tangletopia” I'm going to name this place Tangletopia.
So with newly found energy and persistance I battled on, it wasn't going to be perfect, it wasn't going to make the cover of any good home magazine, yes I would still have to share it with the cleaning equipment etc, but it needed to be come the place I could sit and create if I wanted to, this would be my equivalent of Narnia (well that was in a wardrobe wasn't it?).
Well almost complete, (I stitched lots of photos together to get this image, because I couldn't get far enough away to just take one shot) this is all crammed into a 6×8 foot space, good for reaching all of it without moving much 🙂
So I have my peaceful spot, my 'shed' just got to start on the rest of the house now 😦 but at least I will have my “Tangletopia” to escape to for a little me time 🙂