I knew the time would have to come............. I was dreading doing it............. but with the help of two strong young men, I did it.................................yes ladies, it's the craft room clear out!
With this awful grey weather and pouring rain I needed something to cheer me up and I'm afraid Ellie's Cupboard was in need of a major facelift - it isn't called Ellie's Cupboard for nothing, how can such a small space (7' x 7') get into such a mess ?! Surrounded by piled up biscuit tins, sweetie boxes - even chinese takeaway boxes, all stacked up on old bathroom shelves and kitchen cupboards is not conducive to my creativity lol !
So last Monday I just thought, I can't work in here like this anymore - and so the clear out began. Prior to this house I had been using the dining table and wheelie plastic trollies - which is fine until somebody wants to sit down for dinner (darn nuisance!) so I think when we moved here I was just so grateful to get a craft room that it just got messier and messier because you know how we crafters just NEED more stuff !
Here are a couple of before photos to show you how bad it got. I was really getting to the stage where I couldn't find anything and to get to something I had to move one pile to another.
So with a special birthday coming up I decided to treat myself to a new room........
........ with a little help (more like a lot!) from family and friends here we have the new Ellie's Cupboard......a place for everything and everything in it's place.
Well better get some crafting done then, what....did I hear someone say it's Valentines Day this week? Oh lawdy lawdy, I'd better get a shift on!!