Studio Struggles

Studio Struggles

Oh hello there.

My name is Nora and I am messy.
It has taken me some time to step into this identifier… I used to defend my mess, tell people that I was misunderstood. I would redefine messy… “I’m not messy, I’m just a nester” or “It’s not really mess, it’s clutter”. Like, no Nora. You’re messy, call a spade a spade you messy mess.

BUT. The first step is acceptance as some say, and I say, if you’re gonna be a mess, might as well be a HOT mess. So, welcome to my hot mess of a studio.

This post isn’t meant to inspire you to keep your work spaces more organized… I definitely don’t have any right to tell you how to organize anything. BUT Kylen and I do think it’s really important that we keep this site grounded in reality. SO much of what you find on Instagram and blogs looks so perfect… Perfectly organized studios filled with shelves and jars and small messes that still look kind of chic…

Ooh, ahhh, look at this super cute indie dyers’ studio!

Ooh, ahhh, look at this super cute indie dyers’ studio!

But, the reality is less picture perfect. It’s hard to keep my apartment clean after working 40 hours a week, let alone our studio which we share with other people and crafts. So much happens in our tiny little studio that it’s a miracle we ever find space to work in the first place. It usually looks more like…

This is also pretty clean.

This is also pretty clean.

Anyone else struggle with keeping their workspace clean enough to create? Any genius tips for organization? A fairy godmother they can lend me for the weekend?

We’ll keep documenting our Stitch Party and personal work spaces on here, if for no other reason than to help diffuse all of the surreal perfection that fills the internet these days. Your little dose of messy reality.

Nora's New Project!

Nora's New Project!

Handmade 2019 Week in Review: January 8th-14th

Handmade 2019 Week in Review: January 8th-14th

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