I love organization.
When people ask me for three things to describe myself, "organized" is always there.
Yet, my craft supplies are sooooooooooooo unorganized.
Figure that one out :P
About 6 months ago, I get married and moved into our current, tiny, one-bedroom apartment. It's the second story of a small house--an old, small house.
The apartment isn't as bad as it could be, and we've tried to make the best of it: installing more shelves in the closet, vacuuming the shag carpet frequently, getting creative with furniture placement.
The bedroom is the biggest of the two rooms (vs. living room), so it's also my craft/sewing room.
Either I have too much fabric, lace, and such,
or I don't have enough storage containers,
or I'm not creative enough with the current organization.
So, Tuesday, I worked a lot on organizing.
I pulled boxes out of our little recycling bin and turned them into easy-open storage containers!
Then I sorted my non-fabric things: laces, trims, ribbons, elastic, velcro, thread, etc.
There were some little plastic drawers in a stack, so I pulled them out and put them next to my sewing machine. They are now filled with things I need while sewing (above mentioned non-fabric items), in-progress projects, and to-do projects (complete with notes!).
I'm so proud of myself!
But, the bedroom isn't any less messy.
Fast forward to Tuesday evening: we looked at a little 2-bedroom house . . . and we loved it!
Second bedroom = sewing room!!!!!!!!
The landlord is the theater prof at our college (we both just graduated), and, on the spot, he hooked me up with a job as a costume assistant for the winter musical at the local theater!
Let me say that again, I have a job!!!
It's only for 3 weeks or so, but it pays about $300 a week. Awesome.
This job will totally make up the difference in rent (for the winter months, at least) between our current apartment and this house.
I am so excited!!!!
I can finally get organized!
As long as everything works for us to move, we'll stay in this house for a year and a half--until my husband goes to grad school.
So I can settle in, mostly.
Whenever I doubt God's goodness and provision, remind me of this!!!!!