Craft Room Challenge

What is the Craft Room Challenge?

A bunch of 14 talented craft bloggers have gotten together at the Craft Room Challenge for the month of January, 2018. They’re taking their craft rooms from cluttered to crazy-beautiful! As a busy wife, mom, and writer, it’s hard to get motivated to add something else on my to-do list, but I’m always up for a challenge! It’s like a triple-dog-dare-ya to me!

One of the biggest motivators for meeting goals is to have accountability. I don’t know about you, but I need to have someone to answer to when conquering a project that is less than fun. Be sure to see my video on my @Sweetgumlife Instagram account.

I’m not an organizer by nature, unlike my good friend C, an art major from Auburn University. Back in our single girl days, I’d go over to her house, and she was always finding creative, artistic ways to organize her art and crafts space. She is my organization role model! The Craft Room Challenge is right up her alley!

Stack of tubs–who knows what’s in those!

How to Participate in the Craft Room Challenge

So what you do, is organize and makeover your craft room to post on Facebook. My friend Shirley at Intelligent Domestications lists 4 goals in her post: function, organization, a pretty place to work, and a wall dedicated to organization and aesthetics.

I would suggest that you start out with your goals…keep them simple, because you only have until January 31st for the challenge.

When to Post in the Craft Room Challenge

Post every Wednesday, beginning in the first week of January. Okay, so I’m a little late joining the party. (Sigh!) But that’s okay. I’m starting t-o-d-a-y!

Sweetgum Life Craft Room Challenge goals:

1. Functional2. Aesthetically pleasing3. Organized (move everything but art, diy, home décor, and crafting supplies to the guinea pig room*)

That’s all I can muster for now with my time constraints. When we moved to Sweetgum House in summer 2016, I planned to have a craft room for me, a playroom for Princess Buttercup, and Lefty could have the garage.

Then we got the guinea pigs for Princess Buttercup. Those things stink! So, the “playroom” has henceforth been known as the guinea pig room. (Anybody know how long those things live???)

A mountain of craft detritus.

I challenge you to the Craft Room Challenge!

How ’bout you? You wanna join me as an accountability partner? Just send me a little message in the space below. I’d love to hear from you, and best of luck!

Craft Room Challenge Bloggers

I will list more as I meet the 14 crafters.

You guys! I seriously need organization, yes?


7 thoughts on “Craft Room Challenge

  1. Great idea. I started organizing my craft closet and my husband has been helping me redo it (to be a post later) I came down with the flu so it has been put on hold for a bit. It’s a tiny closet and I forgot to take a clutter before photo. I always forget the before shots. I can’t wait to follow up on everyone’s remakes and organizing. It is amazing how much stuff you have when you start opening those plastic bins…I am speaking from my own organizing nightmare experience. When it is all done you will be so happy, can’t wait to see what you do.

  2. Hoo boy! My craft room is one corner of what is simply called “The Chamber of Horrors”, which may possibly give you some idea of the things that lurk behind the door. It really does need a backhoe taken to it, and this may give me the push I need.

  3. It’s been crazy settling into this new season of life. The craft projects and materials are trying to find their places in my new home. Here, I have two offices in the house – one was for work and the other for personal, but I can’t really separate the two like I had imagined. So, my quilt project is laid out in the guest bedroom, the sewing machine is on the dining table, and fabric for the next steps is laid out in the big office. I’m a hot mess. I’m weeding out crafts that I have given up on. Stamping and scrapbooking are on the way out! Painting and quilting are staying with me! The first step in any home organization task needs to be the big purge! I’ve found some ladies here who make thoughtful little gifts of love (agape’) to share with community groups… so glad to give them some of my materials as I purge.

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