To a 5x5 foot closet...
Talk about major downsizing. I have to say downsizing was the best thing for me to do. I had to change my focus on my oodles of craft genres (beading, polymer clay, scrapbooking, paper crafts, sewing, misc. crafts...you name it I had it) and pare it down to only a couple. I chose to stick with paper crafting and sewing. I sold or gave away all the other paraphernalia I had and just kept some of the basics and can't live without items.
What an absolutely freeing experience. I am no longer overwhelmed when I walk into my Craft Closet. I used to feel like a little kid in a toy store and just could not decide which toy to play or which toy to bring home with me. I was over stimulated.
Now it is much simpler and I have to use my creativity to create things that my fancy machines and tools used to create for me. I am challenged with coming up with other ways to do things and this has inspired me to start adding a Simplify category to my blog. Don't get me wrong...I love all the tools and machines and wonderful craft supplies out there. I just do not have the room now to have all the wonderful supplies. Stay tuned for future posts on how to simplify.
Here are a couple of close-ups of my Craft Closet. The bins, baskets and containers all came from a dollar store.
For inspiration, I have a photo of my son when we was born and one of his senior pictures.
The letters DREAM, I picked up at a garage sale. A young girl had decorated these letters and was selling them in the garage sale. She was such a sweet girl and I loved that the colors matched what I already had for decor in my Craft Closet. I had to have them. Now when I look at these I think of that sweet little girl and how inspiring to see someone young be so creative.