The above is not unusual. While I'm all about small space lifestyle, it can be a handful to keep clean. Especialy when one dweller hoards paper and tools and the other yarn, costume jewelry, fabric, beads...well, you get the idea.
But I did make something after I cleaned up a little bit of mess! Tissue covers are a nice smooth transition back into the sewing world. I've got about 20 done and I feel really satisfied looking at them in a neat little stack.
Plus, sometimes you find hidden treasures when you clean! I though my FART underpants were long gone before I even had a chance to wear them, but looky what turned up in a laundry hamper full of (clean) fabric!
Anyway, in honor of my new commitment to tidying this joint up, I want to give away this lovely fresh copy of Lotta Jandsdotter's Handmade Living. I'm not super into aspirational lifestyle books as they can make me feel like a lowly worm trying to surface from under my own filth, but this one is great! I love Lotta because she makes it seem possible to get that modern Scandinavian look that's still cozy without spending a mint on some fancypants furniture.
Do you want this book? Leave a comment about how you keep the clutter chaos under control (or how it devours your spirit when you can't). On Wednesday I'll pick a random winner and send you your special prize!