Alex's Craft Room Transformation
From stress to light
"Before getting organized, I had every inch of this room covered in just stuff. I would purchase something and set it somewhere and it would get pushed back and I would forget about it. Nothing ever really had a home... now I can walk in the room and it's a light—a breathe of fresh air and just so peaceful."
Alex shared some of the biggest benefits of her new sewing setup.
- A place for everything. "Before, nothing had a home. When I moved into the DreamBox I realized how much I could really fit. Everything had a place and I love that."
- Access to machines. "I can have my sewing machine on one table and turn and have my serger right next to me. And then if I'm using my Silhouette as well, I can have all three machines out and still have enough space for them.
- More open space. "Before, I didn't have any open space. Now my kids are more free to come in here and help me or work on projects with me because there's more space for them."
Alex's setup includes the DreamBox and DreamCart. Keeping them connected gives her an "L" shape workspace, with quick access to both machines. She moves the DreamCart out to the living room when she wants to craft and watch TV at the same time.
Why do you create?
"I got lost for a while in postpartum depression and anxiety. But once I got the help I needed, I found so much light in finding time for myself to create. I needed that outlet to be myself so I began to sew and create more."
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- Ashley Puriri