And of course the thing everyone wants to know is 'what did you wear?':
Hat by Madly Hatted Millinery
Dress from Miskonduct Klothing
Mmmm curvalicious! I felt a million bucks all day. Unfortunately I did not win a million bucks....
The next day though we did do something productive! Whilst in Sydney we took the opportunity to visit Ikea so I could get some shelving units to help me tidy up my sewing room. You remember the mess - it looked like this:
So we shopped up a storm and left with all of this (for surprisingly cheap!):
Not all of the containers are for me - some are for storing things in the garage
Now a bit of a side note about my husband - as soon as he had that flat-pack trolley in his hands he wanted to stand on it and have me push him... or scoot along and then jump on it and ride it... This was through the accessory section of the store, where lots of breakable things are!!! Common sense prevailed UNTIL we got into the carpark - then he went crazy:
Anyone else have a husband that doesn't act his age???
So, we somehow managed to fit it all in the car and get it home, where I left it in the capable (much more so than my husband's) hands of my Dad, who put the shelves together and delivered them to me the following afternoon:
What would I do without my Dad!
Then it was my job to tidy and clean. I pulled everything that wasn't where it should be, or looked messy, out of my sewing room and into the living room, then I set about putting it all back in. And this is where I'm at with it now:
(and yes I do sew standing up)
Here is a better view of the shelves. I used this opportunity to move some things out of a bookcase in my bedroom, and now the bookcase can go to the charity shop which means more room in my bedroom! (vintage dresser maybe???)
And here are all the pretty details!
I feel SO MUCH BETTER about this space now - its pretty and its even more functional, and it smells nice thanks to the scented candles (Pumpkin Maple!!!!). Every time I walk past the door I want to go in just to look at all the prettiness. It makes me happy again - YAY!!!
For those of you out there that have commented that their creative spaces are as bad, or worse than, what mine was (you know who you are) you really should consider spending some time to make it better. You will feel so much more creative in a space thats clear!
What do you think? Does your space need an overhaul? Do you think I'll be able to keep mine this tidy? Should I ban my husband from Ikea?