After thoroughly enjoying my little basement art studio, I have found that is has become quite inconvenient with a crawling baby to keep up with. The basement stairs are steep, and although I have nicely decorated my studio area, the basement is a bit dungeon-like with little natural light. We are also doing some house renovations and really need my walled off studio area for storage while we sort through the rest of the basement (which is an entirely different mess!). To make a long story shorter... I'm bringing my arts/crafts work space back upstairs. This means that I have to condense a lot (i.e. get rid of a bunch of crafty stuff). I am keeping most of my fiber equipment and supplies, but prior to my love of felting, I went through many, many arts/crafts including polymer clay, wood and canvas painting, stamping and scrapbooking (which I still do some), etc., etc., etc.,
Now, what to do with all the excess... Well, I've decided to re-open my Etsy stamp shop for a limited time to destash the craft supply items that I no longer want or use. I've also drastically reduced the price on all my stamps to clearance those out. I really want to focus on fibers (and a little scrapbooking) in my limited upstairs arts/crafts space. Since Etsy has such a large audience and is really becoming known for the array of craft supplies that you can find there, I thought that it would be best to sell my excess stuff there and not clutter up my ArtFire shop.
Throughout the month of June, it is my mission to sort, declutter, and sell off what I can. In the next few weeks, I'll be listing my gently used, or sometimes brand new, craft supplies in my Etsy shop. I'll probably also periodically post about what I've listed on my blog. With 10+ years of craft supplies built up for just about every kind of crafty project on the planet, there's a lot to sort and sell.
The task of decluttering is a bit daunting, but I know that I'll be glad when it is all done. And, I'll be able to work on more fiber projects after I'm done because my workspace will be easily accessible again and more baby friendly.