I want to show you the mess that I am working within. Yes, I am a packrat, and a slob. I try not to be, but I just get overwhelmed. This is the only room the children aren't allowed in, so that means a lot of stuff just gets tossed in here. I had to try and get a little organized because I was waiting for my new sewing machine!
What tips do you have for organizing on a budget? (Of course, we'd all like rooms like the above, but realistically, it's not going to happen!)
Here are the hideous before pictures:
And here is the halfway done/my machine came and I just want to try it out so I quit for now. I have a few boxes of things that need to get put downstairs that are kids' things for an upcoming consignment sale. That will free up some room. I had intentions of painting the room cotton candy pink, but that obviously hasn't been done yet, and as our lease is close to up, will wait.
And here is my new machine! I started off sewing test stitches of all available, and there are some awesome ones. The one I am most excited about is the applique/blanket stitch. I have already done some of the small pieces on the monster quilt and was really pleased with the results. I did a test quilt square with the walking foot, and was amazed at the difference.
Mostly, I have been working on what's in this package. Shh-it's for a birthday party tomorrow! I'll post pics of what it is after the birthday boy has gotten his present. Not as exciting as toys, but fun for the parents, right?