The purple chair of creativity…

Well hello folks, it appears that while I think it’s only been a few short months since I wrote a blog post it’s actually over two years which makes me a very bad blogger!

I think sometimes life gets in the way but to be perfectly honest with you in my case craft got in the way. More specifically my craft ‘stuff’ got in the way and I haven’t really crafted properly for a while as I haven’t had the room for it. I ended up with my sewing machine downstairs on the dining table just so that I could do something but it just wasn’t feeling right.

So a few weeks ago when my fabulous friend told me that there was no room in her new house for her lovely purple arm chair and would I like it as I’d just bought a similar one for downstairs I couldn’t say no. Slight problem though, no space for it downstairs so I say to hubby ‘it can go in the back bedroom (aka my craft room)’ he laughs and says ‘you can’t even get your sewing machine in, how are you going to get an armchair in?’ and he was right. Something had to change.

So I got my thinking cap on, decided to have a mass clear out and get the back bedroom sorted once and for all. After all we have lived here for nearly five years and It’s always just been a dumping ground for the stuff we didn’t know what to do with.

After a lot of pondering and walking in, turning round and walking out again I decided I needed to form a plan. So I measured all of the furniture, measured the walls and worked out that we could totally reorganise the room and fit in the purple chair. A very technical drawing was created as you can see…


We had a very busy week leading up to the May Day bank holiday so I thought I’d have a nice restful weekend but when the chair arrived I decided that I had to get going with the plan. So hubby and I set about moving the furniture and then he left me to sorting out ‘the stuff’! It took me 14 hours across two days to go through everything, swap my sewing and stamping things around, sort out lots of stuff to throw out, send to the charity shop and also a few boxes of craft goodies to pass to some new crafters at one of my groups.

Luckily the weather was rather poor on the bank holiday weekend so I didn’t mind spending time doing the room and as I sit here now, in my beautiful purple armchair, complete with sparkly cushion and look at my lovely tidy room, with a bed you could actually sleep in, space on the floor to walk around, a tidy craft desk and my craft stash organised beyond all recognition I’m actually struggling to decide what I want to create next! It’s amazing what a difference the changing of a room layout can make. The room feels calm, quiet and relaxing and I’m enjoying just being in here again now.


I’m thinking it may be a little sewing project to hang on the wall, I do have quite a lot of stash to work through but then again I do have a ton of card & paper to work through too so who knows what it will be.

I’ll keep you posted, and maybe a little sooner than two years this time….


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