I’ve been wondering about something lately…. is there truth to that stereotype about creative people being messy? I, for one, work much better in a clean organized space- I feel like clutter makes me overwhelmed and stressed. I think whether you are messy or neat, you have to be at least a LITTLE organized so you can find your stuff…. We’re all so busy and I hear so many people saying that they don’t have the time to be creative. There’s nothing worse than finding 15 minutes to work on a project, and then wasting that time looking for your supplies or wondering what you should work on next!! Or, I hear people say that they’ve lost their creative “mojo,” and I wonder if maybe they just don’t like the space they are working in, or can’t easily find their projects/supplies. I shot a video talking about some ways to be prepared, so you can take advantage of little creative moments when you get a chance.
I hope you enjoyed the video and found it helpful! Please tell us in the comments if you have any other tips for staying organized AND motivated!
Very Helpful, thank you!
Hi Jacquelyn, I have been enjoying the BOM Save the Bees. Now I am anxiously awaiting Block 4. Can you tell me when it will be posted?
the tip that helped me the most is to be ready to sew when you have a few minutes. I try to make sure my sewing machine is threaded with right color thread and project is sitting right next to machine ready to sew and post it notes are also helpful. Thank you.
I really enjoyed your video regarding organization. I do much better when things are in there place but when I get busy then have to stop suddenly I walk away saying I clean up later. Later doesn’t always come soon enough. Thanks for the tips.
I have enjoyed watching your` videos , Very inspiring & helpful ! I used to be organized but took on too many projects & now I get confused as to what I am working on & what goes with what ! Now I will try & get organized again so I can enjoy sewing again ! Thank you so much !
Love the basket idea. Thank you.
Cleaned my sewing room yesterday and those would be vert helpful.
Love your videos. They are extremely helpful and informative. My quilts always pile up at the end waiting for me to quilt them. Making the quilts is the easy part but getting around to actually quilting them is the slow down point. I think I have about five or six waiting for the actual quilting. We are not as fortunate here in Australia as you are in the states as long arm quilting costs us an arm and a leg.
I saw this before and it sure is a good idea to do the post a note when leaving your projects.
I really enjoyed the video, and here are so many good ideas that would be easy to do. Sometimes we just need reminders to use our time wisely. I also need a neat space to work iin and mine has not been that way. You have helped me identify that!! Thank you so much. I like the basket idea of organizing projects as I collect baskets too.
Great tips! You’ve inspired me to attack my messy sewing room! Thank you!
Wonderful ideas to organize my sewing area. I like idea of rewards after I finish a UFO. Very clever and it will motivate me. Thanks so much.
Great info – like the idea of those boxes and notes to explain the contents!!
I like all your tips, for keep in order our stuff….my little space 🤔😫 I try to keep in order but some times no feel good and say other day or other day….when I feel with enthusiasm for fixed my space, 😌 relax and comfy for start again so.e projects thanks a lot for your words…thanks.
I wish the baskets for storing my UFO’s were available locally here in Australia.
What a great product. Thank you for all your tips as I have lost my mojo for a while, and hopefully time will heal things and I can enjoy my craft again
Scrapes to me are 1″ sq and up. Finding a plan to keep and use small left overs, can become a problem. it is never, unless you know for sure, a gift for charity people to come up for solutions. Many want fat quarter size and up. After trying for past few years– hard to find containers all alike for budget price. My solution after 50 years of quilting. Buy no more than you can handle and make in size of space you have.
I organized my top 3 UFO projects in boxes and labeled each one. I also put a note what do next in side the box. Love this idea!
Wonderful ideas for organization! I hate clutter, too! I had my husband make different organizational items for my studio. He has built a four-sided 9-cubie cutting table that houses my fabrics by colors that can be rolled around the room! I have one end that stores quilting fleece and other odd items. I use dollar store half and full size baskets for storage in a color scheme that matches the paint, curtains, and under- sewing machines pocket mats. But the room also houses stationary work areas for my art work, craft work, and built-in shelves for other sewing fabrics for doll-making, fleece for donation projects, and specialized fabrics for hand sewing projects. This room is my dream room! Built-ins for storage in each area and window seats on two sides, help keep the clutter at bay!