Necessary Chaos

I don't do well with clutter. If things are out of place
around the house, I have difficulty functioning.

If there are dirty dishes, I can't cook dinner.

So will somebody please explain to me
why chaos seems to work for me.

Creating comes easier the more chaotic my work table becomes.
I have a large table, but end up working in a tiny space.

And I can only get things done if I have too much to do.

Oh, but on a brighter note.....

Look what came in the mail!!

The holiday issue of Creating Vintage Charm!

This issue is so dreamy, from front cover to back,
it is filled with oooohs and aaaahs.

Treat yourself to something special.
Order your copy today.


NanaDiana said...

Oh NO! Am I going to be "hooked" if I order that magazine? I have never even heard of it! I wonder if I can get it here at Barnes & Nobles? I create in clutter too..but am very organized in every other area of my life...but I can start out with my big old "prep" table and end up working in an 18" square...especially if I am working with fabric. Go figure! Hugs-Diana

Connie said...

Debi, I simply adore all your crafty items, but your photos are among the very top best on the blogs, sugar. I LOOOOOVE how they are so bright.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, I like it to be orderly too, but I notice I work better when things are a mess and as I get older I find I like to work on more than one project at a time. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Kim said...

Hi Debi.. I can so relate to having the big work table and just a small space to actually create in. My crafting table is 8 feet wide and yet, the actual usable work space. It must work for me though because I'm still able to create my embellished tag quite easily. Such an enjoyable place to sit, relax and be creative. I'm still waiting for my copy of the Creating Vintage Charm magazine. I'm hoping I'll find it in my mailbox today.. Can't wait to see all the beauty inside.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Claudia said...

I'm the same way - do not like clutter! But your studio looks like such a fun, creative space, my friend!


Elyse said...

getting crafty in a sea of supplies is much different than trying to cook in a messy kitchen ... i think. you never know when a loose craft object will inspire you. in that situation only, a mess is good.

did that make any sense? LOL

i am so looking forward to receiving my copy in the mail. i have seen it all online but nothing compares to print. (are you thrilled!?)


Teresa said...

I think the craft table/room is one place where clutter looks good! It's fun and inspiring to see all the pretty bits strewn about. I'm with you....I only get things done if I've got lots to do. What's with that?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

I'm with you....I can never find anything after a clean up....!!...lol... Happy crafting, Jenny

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I am the same way! I have a 6' by 2 1/2' work table, yet I tend to let things stack up around me and I work in a space about 16" square. Somehow it works for me!

Sonia said...

I feel the same way about not being able to cook in a dirty kitchen. But true that in studio having everything spread on the table helps my creativity rather then having the pretty bits and pieces put away. I tend to buy and put away a lot and then forget what I even have.
Glad you are enjoying your issue!!

Anonymous said...

debi! I am the very same...if there are dishes on the counter or even just a couple in the sink, I simply cannot begin cooking dinner until I'm all caught up...I think it has everything to do with feeling overwhelmed and buried under chores...

but when it comes to the creative process...I really think it helps to just let go and pull all of the creative supplies out and see what comes of it! just be free and play.

your 'chaos'...looks delightful...because all of your things are oh so pretty!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Charlene said...

I just ordere that for the first time (I think I need a 12 step program for books & magazines) & I;m off to enjoy it with a cup of coffee.