I haven't updated you on my office, but before I do, let me tell you about some new things we have at jcaroline creative. Some darling new fabric collections from Michael Miller: Tweet Tweet and Resort. Plus, we got new ribbons from Jessica Jones that match her fabrics. Delicious!
Several months ago, I declared my office out of control. Unfortunately, I did not do anything about it. Strangely enough, it has gotten worse instead of better.
The pictures amuse me, but I also thought they might help me analyze the mess. Because why clean up when I can analyze? Clearly, any shelf that is within my arms reach is going to have more stuff shoved in it than it can hold. And I can probably move Olivia's green chair that I think she may have sat on once last February. I'm not sure if she lost interest, or I just covered it up. And I must find a home for magazines and catalogs, because I throw them on the floor around my desk, but eventually, I run out of floor space. But I can't throw them away. There is a lot of good eye candy in there!
I added a bookshelf in the corner thinking it would help house random objects such as fabric samples and various other things that cannot be thrown away, but need a home. The bookshelf was a mistake. It was too hard to get to, the corner too dark and so it just got cluttered and then I moved further out onto the couch and floor. Yes, there is a couch under there, covered with Peapod fabric. That reminds me, I did take pics as I made that slipcover. I should do a tutorial.
My desk is not the worst it has ever been. And Tuesday, I did clean the right hand side (by the printer) because I did have a good 20 inch stack of things that needed to be filed. That's progress, right? Short-term goals: place for magazines and catalogs, place for fabric and product samples, get wire shelf out of here (ugh...that involves a lot of cleaning up) and replace with a filing cabinet for more discreet "stuffing". I think I just need to work on small portions at a time. I'll be sure to report back on any progress. If you don't hear anything, it's probably because I didn't follow through.