I am so thankful that I get to make things for a living. I definitely wake up every day knowing how lucky I am to be able to have a life that revolves around the handmade. I have been using our dinning room for the past 3 years as studio/dinning room. Which is super tricky, we live in a 930 square foot cottage. Lovely but small. I have moments where everything runs smoothly, but more often than not I cannot find the item I need. As for the pattern for boys pants. I am doing a tutorial for the wonderful blog Charm Stitch. So as I prepare for the photo session I realize I cannot find all that I need. (I have also been looking for my favorite book for over two months now). Well, then I dove into my mess. As some of you know I am starting the process of building an addition that will be my studio. I took this opportunity to throw out/give away what has been accumulating over the past year. Good news - I have found the pattern, my fav book, and cleaned up for the upcoming move to my very own studio. Here is the dreaded before, and some fun collections I found during my day. Check back in the week for a sneak peek at the tutorial.