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Inspired by a blogpost from Joni Nickrent at The Hive (http://creatingthehive.com/blog-post/1882/come-share-your-inspired-spaces-creative), I thought it was time for some reflecting on my own studio (or “atelier'” in French).

This is my space:

Studio 1

Studio 2

With some objects I just really like (just to pick a few):




I’m admitting.

This is what my studio used to look like. While I was creating the studio itself.

It took me a day to overthink, but I dare telling the truth.

It’s a mess now. (somehow this sounds like an understatement) 

A cluttered mess. I still know exactly where to find my things, but I just have to admit: It Doesn’t Really Look Organized.

And I’m an Organizer, a Systemizer. Yet my system and organisation don’t look all that systematical and organized to others…

I’ve made some pictures to show what I’m talking about:

studio001c studio001b studio001a

Yes. It’s a mess. But I could live with that. It’s my mess. I have to deal with it. I have to work in it.

Then I got to overthink the inspirational part. And that’s where my clutter goes wrong. It doesn’t really inspire. I’ve got lots of nice inspirational stuff in my studio. But they are mostly covered with pieces of fabric, paper, wool and other things.

So. I’ve got a new mission. A new project. Work on my studio. Show the world I’m very proud to have this beautiful room to work in. I still recall the days I didn’t have this room. That really meant no sewing. Drama!

I’m going to honour my studio. I’ll declutter it and make it look need. And thén I’m gonna work on the inspiration it can give me!

Oh. And don’t go and Google ‘craft studio’ when you’re having a messy studio like I have. It made me feel really bad looking at those organised and beautiful craft studios!!! I’m re-Googling it when my own studio is back to order. Just to see if I can find inspiration from them.

To be continued…



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<<Yeah! I’ve got a featured post!>>

While I was bothering you with my blog on how I got to be a member of a social network (aka productivity leak) for yarn addicts, I didn’t want to bother you (felt guilty) with another community I became a member on.

The Hive: CreatingTheHive.com – Your Crafts Community

I didn’t really know what to expect from this. And got a bit sceptical when I saw ‘blog’ as a tab.

“Oh great! Yet another website I have to go and write blogs on to have people to get to know me”, was one of the thoughts that crossed my mind.


This network site for Bizzy Bees has a very need feature: it imports a blog through RSS.


Although I am a busy person, I’m rather lazy than tired, so to speak.

So I added the link to my RSS-feed ‘et voilà’, all my blog posts were on The Hive! With one click of my mouse. Including all the pictures. Sigh. Don’t you just love how technology can make your life so much easier?

But that wasn’t all of the story.

To my surprise I found three Sacha Kay followers and four comments on a blog post, less than a day after my membership. And even some ‘likes’ to other blogposts.

Despite my Etsy membership and effort to find fellow crafters (through FaceSpace and Twitter) who like to leave short messages in all sorts of ways, my blog wasn’t overflowing with comments or any other signs that people actually read my blogs. And here it is: after one day on The Hive, prove that people actually read what I write.

It turned out they made my blog on the recycled clasp bag a “Featured Post”, including need little bee with a heart!

Crafting Community Crafting in The Hive

This website made my world a bit of a happier place today. I hope it can do your crafting world some good too!!!


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I’ve been busy.

Not sewing. Not knitting. Not cleaning the house. Not administrative chores. Not regular work.

All things I should have been busy on. But nope.

I’ve been creating a members page on a network site.

I heard you there!!! Commenting like that was just what I needed, another productivity leak…

But this is a nice one. A systemize one. An organize one.

It makes me organize all my knitting projects ánd yarn stack.

And meanwhile I can show my projects off and keep track on how my project progresses.

It’s great!

I’m pretty sure it’ll stimulate me to grab my needles at least some bit on a day. Just to show everyone that there’s progress.

Since there are only knitters and other yarn-addicts (crocheters, spinners, etc.), I feel like I have to prove myself.

Of course I can’t prove that I actually created this account, since the website is ‘members only’. So you just have to trust me on it.
Oh well. I can imagine that is too hard to some of you, so I’ll post a screenshot here.


Are you a knitter? Or other Yarn-Addict? Become a member and look me up. Or just look me up if you already are a member.

Thank you, iMadeItSo, to lead me to this website!


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Sacha Kay – It’s all about crafting. Bags mostly. And fabrics: vintage, new, designer. And I probably can’t stay away from food (most everything) and music (Americana and Texas country).

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