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Finding Feng Shui

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I’m no feng shui expert. But sometimes I am amazed at how much rearranging furniture can change the functionality of a room.

This weekend my parents came to visit for my baby boy’s dedication at church. I’m so glad that they were able to come, and to prepare for them I spent some quality time cleaning up my craft room. I had to fold up my cutting table, move some furniture, and wrap up some projects to make room for them in my crafty cave.

After they left, I had the revelation that I kinda like having a lot of empty space in my room. And since I go from my machine to my ironing board more than from my cutting table to the iron, perhaps my machine should go there. And golly – there is really poor lighting in my room, but if I move my sewing table to this other corner there would be room for a floor lamp to give me some more light.

Hours later, with the assistance of my toddler boy who claimed the underneath of my cutting table as his “fort,” I emerged from my crafty cave with a totally rearranged room.

I call it feng shui.

The room makes a lot more sense to me now. It is easier to get to what I need, store what I don’t, and keep it all tidy.

I like that I see photos of people I love when I sit and sew, and I love that I have room for people that I like to join me while I work.

My little ones have a play corner now where they can keep some special toys for those moments when they get to come and craft with mommy.

Sometimes it can feel like a bother to get a space ready for other people. But perhaps, just sometimes, making that space ready can help us to see potential that we aren’t able to see when we live in it every day.

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4 Comments

  1. Well done. What kind of table are you using for sewing?

    1. admin

      It was a custom table for Elna machines that my mom bought years ago. She passed it on to me, and my dad made me the wooden insert so that it fit my specific model. I can’t find a company name on it, though.

  2. Jessica

    Beautiful! Eventhough my space is far from ready to rearrange furniture, you’ve inspired me to start sorting through and unpacking some boxes. Maybe even a fresh coat of paint? Gotta start somewhere!

    1. admin

      Yes! When we moved in I found it easiest to unpack my storage closet items first, and then when they were out of the way, do furniture and unpack for the main room.

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