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The Realm of Unreality

January 28th, 2007

I’m neat, I’m tidy, I’m organized… I’m full of crap. I’m exposing myself in the hopes my public humiliation will bring about change. THIS is my reality. Stacks, piles, notes, more stacks, more piles… and then there’s the disorganization in my head too. What was I doing? Where am I walking too? What was I gonna get?

As you can see in the photo, I have totes and bins, ready to be filled and tucked neatly away. But sigh, I’ve just stacked those into piles as well. My studio/office is just shy of being 10′x10′. I can use the lack of size as an excuse, but the gist of it is, is that if my space was 100′x100′… my mess would only be bigger.

I recently redid my studio/office. I (read: my DH) hung white cupboards and base cabinets with a counter also. The walls I painted this soft, soft pink (they used to be a light butter yellow). All my treasures were parading neatly on little shelves. My fabric stash cozy in the cupboards away from sunlight (now THAT’S funny… sunlight, in Oregon!). So what happened? I don’t know! I’m going to point a finger at the pink paint. Just because.

Yesterday I picked up more cabinets at Lowes and I’m filling them with skinny shelving so I can have 10 or 12 shelves to make my piles in/on. I’m hoping this is the ticket and I’ll soon have the neat and tidy space I dream of. When I’m at my computer, my back is to the mess. By having this photo on my blog I can’t escape it. Plus it’s helping motive me to get off the computer and get crackalackin on the studio/office redo. BTW… no longer a studio/office (I’m tired of saying that)… it’s officially now a STUFFICE! Stephen Colbert’s not the only one who can make up words!

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14 Responses

  1. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Okay, you know there is no one w/a worse case of the pilot’s disease than moi….but I do have to admit, once I redid my digs and found places for everything, it really bugs me after I finish a project not to put stuff back. Of course at xmas time, birthdays, cripes, any excuse that I find, I do get out of control but I have found that it really bugs me until I get it together again. I know you and once you have the PERFECT places, you will be as immaculate as always. It is not your fault, my friend, you just haven’t had the right storage…
    We can practice tomorrow, putting stuff in order!!!

  2. The fabulous PamKittyMorning allegedly said:

    My dad used to call us Pilots, pile-it here, pile-it there. My sewing room looks alot like this as well. I notice many pieces of fabric that I have as well as that cute quilt with the posy border, I’ve made a couple like that too..I love it, I used an Fons and Porter pattern, made the quilt and the tablerunner.

    I’m seriously going to work on getting organized after this company experience. Seriously.

  3. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    Oh, so that’s what it’s called, “Pilots”. We suffer from that too.

    On the bright side, when your space is clean it looks lovely! :D This reminds me, I guess I’d better get to work on my space soon.

    Oh, planning a craft night… are you a night owl by any chance??? :D

  4. The fabulous Cherry Menlovehttp://talesfrompixiewood.typepad.com/ allegedly said:

    I have a room that looks like that all the time when I am working on a collection. You are not alone dear thing!

    Cherry Menlove

  5. The fabulous norththreads allegedly said:

    Looks very familiar! Your blog is beautiful & orginized though! Soon your space will match!

  6. The fabulous The Chicken Lady allegedly said:

    Organized people just have too much time on their hands. If you stuff is all over, then you can find it without having to dig, er, well, you have to dig through piles, but think of how fun it is to find stuff you had forgotten about! :)

  7. The fabulous oilclothjunkie allegedly said:

    You have to check out this article “Saying Yes to mess” from the New York Times. I have it on my fridge.

  8. The fabulous Raesha D allegedly said:

    My crafting room is usually called “the crap room” by my dear sweet hubby:):)

  9. The fabulous Happy Zombie allegedly said:

    LADIES… how am I going to be motivated to get my stuffice in shape when I see all you super talented crafty ladies tell me your space is similar? There must be something to mess that promotes the creative juices you all have.

    Hmmm… I may just keep the stacks around!

    Wende… I’m TOTALLY a night owl!

  10. The fabulous Happy Zombie allegedly said:

    PKM… OMG… that posy table runner IS from Fons & Porter. Oh gosh, I think I made that 5 or 6 years ago, so it’s definitely an issue from way back. That was one of my favorite patterns to make from their mag, and I always said I was going to make another one (in 30’s). Man you have a good eye for spotting that! Do you happen to see my car keys anywhere? My phone charger? My seam ripper? Where’s Waldo… where’s Monica’s crap.

  11. The fabulous little lovelies allegedly said:

    My room makes your room look very tidy and organized. I’d win a prize for rooms with the most crap, for SURE.

  12. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    I am just not seeing a problem here. Sorry. Would a Flowmaster sticker make you feel better?

  13. The fabulous Happy Zombie allegedly said:

    Oh Elizabeth… a Flowmaster sticker would be the ticket! Seriously!

  14. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Really, I do believe most seriously creative people just couldn’t be bothered to clean up their piles and messes because they’re too busy cultivating new ideas and projects.

    Yet, I feel the desire for a neater space all the time too. My goal: try to find balance.

    How zen.

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