I often read of people wanting a workroom or studio of their own to work in, and I'm fortunate enough to have one. It used to be a semi open area next to our pool but hubby turned it into a dedicated work room for me. I'd completely out grown the spare bedroom, taken over the lounge room, covered the dining table, and was working my way through the rest of the house when hubby said "you need somewhere to work outside of the house environment" ... YIPPEEEEE!!!!! (so that's how its done ladies!).
Its across the garden, so separate from the house. I can feel like I'm going to work and switch my mind off from the housework. Its a wonderful place to study, work and teach, but anyone who has a workroom will tell you - you soon find that the more space you have - the more you fill it up. As you can see above and below my studio is full to the brim despite having ample storage space ... I just keep buying more! These photos are taken after I'd completed Module 9 ... its like I've pulled everything out of every drawer and just left it in my mad panic to complete my work. Then I just walk away and shut the door for a week or two whilst I get my breath back.
As I'd started work on Module 10 I really needed to get in and have a good clean up so that I could concentrate (and find things), so last week I got in and sorted things out. Notice how the filing tray just gets bigger and bigger though ... I loathe filing.
As least I can see my table top and have room to work on now ... how long it will last is another thing.
I wish I was a more orderly person, but I'm just not. I try hard, have the right ideas, but then I can't find where I've put anything - this usually applies to the more experimental materials, as I never know how to categorise them. I do keep all my working hand threads sorted into boxes in colour groups and this works.
And I try and keep my machine threads sorted into colour groups in a portable set of drawers, than I can wheel around and have close to me when I'm using the machine.
I like to have little motivational sayings dotted around to help me get back on track when I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself or lacking confidence.
But most of all, I just like being in there. Its my own space, its full of all the things I love and it inspires me. I hope your workrooms do the same for all of you. I would love to read about them, so please do share.