I have a craft room. I don't craft in this craft room. Do you want to know why? You've hear the expression, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Let me show you what I'm talking about.
Not exactly the best place to discover my inner crafter. It does, however, serve as a reminder that there's cleaning that needs to be done. Who wants to be reminded of that when trying to get creative? Oh, that and I can't find everything I need. What I needed the other day, for instance, were my acrylic paints. I had seen them just 2 weeks earlier when I was helping my son with a paper mache project. I had "put them away." Somewhere safe, I'm sure. They are gone. Into this blackhole I call my craft room.
Let me tell you a couple other things about myself. Along with this hoarding problem, I'm a recycler. If it can't be given away, I try to find a way to use it without throwing it away. I really am a recycler. When my kids want a piece of paper, I have them pull it from our recycle pile. No joke.
Our local recycling depot doesn't take tin cans, so I decided to use them for a birthday project (later post about that).
SO, here's the challenge. Are you ready for this?!! I challenge myself to clean this room. Here's the catch: sticking to my no throw away rule, if I can't give the item away, I have to craft it. I'm hoping you'll join me in this journey as I clean this room up and make it into an actual room...a CRAFT ROOM. You'll watch me get creative with things I already have. No need to go to a store for supplies when I have it all in this room...somewhere. Here's a preview of things to come: