Thank you for coming back.

You saw the attic yesterday, right?

You saw the boxes, the papers, the cots,
Just all the stuff. Depressing. Nasty. Not useable. A waste of space.
In our original plans for the house we wanted to raise the roof. We wanted to make a Master bedroom suite, with a bathroom and a walk in wardrobe. To decorate it with cool cream and have a chaise longue and plain linen blinds. Lovely. But it isn't going to happen. I'm not likely to get the full time job we planned on having. I don't think we'd get the planning permission and I'm not sure I could cope with the mess, the men, the all-pervading dust that would inevitably be everywhere and for ever.
Dreams are lovely, but they are not immutable. Not fixed. Open to adaptation.
So I have adapted. I have changed. I have got a new dream. And this one is doable. This one might just work. This one is for me.
I found this blog; It's me, Sarah. and her excellent craft room pages. And I looked and looked. I found another blog and another and another.
My dreams are white walls; a red dresser to hold the china and my haberdashery, a check-covered table with sewing machine and space to create. perhaps even a vinyl sticker with a quote to remind me to play, breathe and be.
A crochet-covered armchair with my knitting in a basket next to it.
Baskets of wool waiting to be used; fabric neatly stored on shelves painted apple green.
fabric organization
From Craftaholics anonymous
A kettle and my dotty mug, with a small biscuit jar ready with bourbons and custard creams.

By next year this will be my window on the world. This will be my haven.


  1. Wow that sounds peaceful and relaxing. But most of all doable. It is a great idea. Make it happen for yourself! Can not wait to see your oasis. :)

    1. I will do. I need to get the stuff out of my life anyway. And by this time next year I will have my space to breathe.

  2. It sounds like a great idea. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

    1. It will all be catalogued here! I'm keen to get on but the bins are full.

  3. I would LOVE to have a sewing oasis someday! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

    1. I do a little towards it everyday. I'm feeling really energised about it at the moment. I took some storage boxes and spare wool up there today. It feels really good to have a plan.

  4. I have just caught up with your posts from this week.
    Many happy birthday wishes to your daughter, I hope she had a great day.
    I wish you oodles of good luck with the clutter sorting. Having stuff can be so draining and I'm sure although it will be very hard work now that you have a clear set goal in your mind you'll conquer it!
    If I lived closer I'd pop round and help!
    Lisa x


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