Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My dirty little secret

I have something to share with you.

It's quite embarrassing, actually.

Be prepared to scream in horror. You might even want to hide your eyes.

Oh yes. It's true. This is my craft room.

Everyone in blog land posts pictures of their perfectly decorated rooms, with its clean floors, dusted surfaces and absense of clutter. But this is reality folks.

I'm not afraid to admit it.

My craft room is a disaster. I assure you the rest of my home is not like this.

Because I am the only one who uses this room, it tends to become the pit of hell where craft supplies go to die.

It was organized at one time. I have lots of shelves and containers and cubbies and labels. Somewhere along the line, this feat in organization has gone haywire. I start projects, then either get bored or busy with something else, and it sits. Add another project to the mix, and well, you see how this goes. For some people, it's a drawer in the kitchen. Maybe it's a closet or a garage or basement. For me, it's my craft room.


Are you embarrassed to know me?

So what is your dirty little secret?


ka1t_lyn said...

It may not be picture perfect, but I'd trade your craft room for my one box of craft supplies under my desk! :)

Carrie said...

It's better than a closet that's what I have at the moment unless I am really working on some stuff then it takes over my bedroom!

Sandy Toes said...

You crack me up!!! We all have an area like that...mine is my closet...oh ..it 's bad!!!

I have been asked to speak at MOPS groups about organization...if I posted about the deep dark closet of mine...it would reveal me!!! Hee Hee...I love some of your organization stuff!
-Sandy Toes

AJ said...

I'm not sure but I think we might be related:) I have the same "dirty little secret." I do have to say mine is worse though. It started out bad, got much better and is now the worst it has ever been! Rubbermaids and garbage bags full of clothes and toys have taken over my room! I started working on it Sunday but it was so overwhelming I had to give up. Too much other stuff going on for me to try to tackle it now. Maybe after the holidays?! Just think of how creative we "could" be if it were all neat and orderly:)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You have a craft room...I am jealous! Who cares what it looks like...and don't you know everyone cleans frantically before they take photos of their house? :)

Shannon said...

At least you have a craft room! :)

My dirty little secret is that I am like Monica on Friends. Very organized but I do have this one closet that no body is allowed to go in! :)

Kirstie says..... said...

I'm sitting in my 'dirty little secret' now - my office! I'm not as brave as you (and you certainly had nothing to be ashamed of!!!) but you won't be seeing any pictures any time soon! ;-)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Don't worry, you're not the only one! I have a couple of closets that need a transformation in a bad way! I think it's so neat that you have a craft room; I'm envious! :) In fact, we're turning one of our closets~it's a walk-in~ into my "craft studio" because I need somewhere to work/put all my stuff! :)

I hope you are having a good week; we're half way through now! :)

Lindsey said...

I want a craft room! My dirty secret is my closet, oh my goodness it is madness!

Shannon said...

PS In answer to your question, I put it in my office. :)

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

LOL, that looks just like my craft area! I think I posted a picture of mine recently. With a baby demanding attention, I don't have time to clean up my projects...at least that's what I tell myself.

Cali Girl said...

your room is cute. i actually have a room that looks like that but its not just crafts but everything that i don't know what to do with. its very embarrassing!!!

i wanted to tell you that your kind words to me have been very comforting, i feel as though you truly know what im going through.

this is the toughest thing i have ever gone through. i feel as though my baby carmen and i had a special bond and now i feel as though a huge part of me has been ripped out and lost forever. i miss him soooo much.

how long does it take for this deep, deep pain and sadness to go away?

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Thanks for stopping by, and if I took a picture right now my kitchen, and den looks like craft central exploded. I am a real person and that means things are mostly not clean to perfection around here. Jackie

Stink Bone Jones said...

I'm so glad that you shared pictures of your craftroom because messy or not, it is a craftroom. I share mine with my son's play room and it far scarier to show so I won't.

My home - My life said...

HAHA you are so funny.

I don't even have a craft room - ugh!

My home - My life said...

And my dirty secret would be my car - I rarley have a clean car. My hubby thinks it is so funny because I keep my house SO clean but I trash my car! haha

Jen said...

Haha, too funny. It's like what I have seen people send it to HGTV when they want a room makeover. I see huge potential!

Gwen said...


I don't have any dirty little secrets - unless you count the fact I tell little white lies. ;)

Junk Sophisticate said...

You know how most people have a junk drawer in their kitchen? Well our kitchen has one of those built-in desks with cupboards above. We call it our junk drawer slash cupboard because it's stuffed to the gills with junk. (And not the kind of junk I like). Thank god guests have never opened them!!