Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015!!! Getting back to Miniatures...after organizing my work room.

I haven't posted in some time.  We have been doing an entire kitchen redo.  We have put in new flooring, new cabinets,new counter tops and reconfigured the whole thing.  We had a couple of cabinet doors that were made wrong, but we are at the finish line. Whew, it only took twice as long as we predicted it would.  It is turning out even better than I had hoped it would!  The kitchen is about 98% finished and I'll show you before and after pics later.

On to getting back to miniatures...My work room has been ignored for several months and has become a disorganized mess.  I was inspired a couple months ago when Call Small posted about her adventures in organizing her miniatures and I've been waiting until I have the time to do it. 

The area is broken up into two small rooms.  The first is my sewing, staging, photographing, mailing and some storage area.  

The other half is the real workroom where all of the cutting and building takes place and where I have all of my miniatures stored along with a few other things.

 Working on the floor is dangerous to your feet and to your miniatures.

You may be asking yourself..."how did it get this bad?"  I suppose this is what happens when you ignore your hobby and start using the place to hide all of your crap for over three months.

After seeing the disaster, it is probably no surprise that I found things like this:

Cobwebs growing in the doll house that I adore.

Or this:
Wood glued to the floor.

So, after two days of cleaning, purging and organizing along with a Container Store gift card this is where I'm at right now.

 The other side is now clean and organized too, however there is a huge box of items I need to list on Ebay, a box of miniatures I want to give away (which by the way will be soon), and a couple of piles books and electronics that I need my husband to decide if he can live without.

There is still more to do.  I'm waiting for the 20 additional storage boxes I ordered to sort and store my miniatures.  The goal is to have them all in closed boxes so that they don't continue to get covered with saw dust and so that I can label everything so I know where the heck I put everything.


  1. HA! I am just startimg my project. Glad to see people do finish! CM

  2. Wow, you really tackled the cleanup! Bravo! I must admit that my craft room can use some organization & you have inspired me. How does the saying go...creative minds are rarely tidy? Well, we can be sometimes. Seriously, I love what you've done and commend you.
    Lisa :D

  3. Un estupendo cambio. Ha mejorado mucho el taller. Ahora a disfrutar haciendo minis.
    Feliz 2015!!!

  4. As I look around my tiny room that doubles as a bedroom, filled to the brim with wood, minis, tools and 2 half built dollhouses ...I don't feel quite so bad after reading this :D

    Your space looks so organized now! I am always worried about working on my floor too but often that is the only spot that is free! It looks like you will have some prime desk top real estate to work on now :) Yay!

  5. Can't wait to see your kitchen! I know how fast things can get disorganized, especially when you're in the middle of a building project...but doesn't it feel great to get things in order again?

  6. I love this, thanks for sharing. I know this mess all too well. Truly inspiring Cyd. Great to start of the new year super organized. Congrats on all of your work!

  7. My work room looks similar (to the before pictures). Very impressive clean-up and organized after picture!

  8. Brave of you to share the 'before' photos, thank you!

    If it's any help I'm working on a very similar-looking studio situation. But I'm not sharing photos of the shame... :-)

  9. The room looks super efficient now. It's so easy to use the craft area as a dumping ground isn't it? With me it's the fact I can't throw anything away. Looking forward to your finish it off Friday posts =0D We've signed in blood now so no turning back haha

  10. Hi! You have done gorgeous cleaning work! Congrats!
    My work room is now half cleaned! Still so much left.

  11. What a great job on the clean up and organizing. I will be tackling my mess soon. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see you post!