Happy Place With Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia is a macrame artist and is the founder of Monica's Porch, based out of Austin, Texas. She first started selling her peices in 2019 to raise money for a trip to Hawaii. While she was in paradise, she kept getting messages for orders and found herself more engaged with dreaming about this potential new business than with her trip. She enjoyed the rest of her vacation and returned home refreshed and with a new perspective on what she wanted to do; she wanted to create pieces inspired by peace to emulate what she experienced in Hawaii. Now, her designs include intricate and finely woven plant holders and wall hangings. Each product is made by hand, ensuring that each design is made with quality and care in mind. 



What system do you use to organize your yarn?

By baskets.


What furniture/storage systems do you use to organize your yarn?

Baskets, drawers, macrame racks.


How do you like to de-stash?

I collect it or try to make smaller items like keychains and ornaments.



More often than not, what colors are always in your office/yarn corner?

Gold, yellows, whites, dark greens.


Do you like to work in the same space where your yarn is stored? Why or why not?

Yes. It makes everything easy to access.


When you are working on a project, do you have a specific spot you put it when you aren't working on it, or does it follow you around beyond your space?

Yes, it follows me and I can’t get it to stop!



Was the majority of your yarn bought with a project idea in mind?

Yes,I buy in bulk for inventory I know will sell and then smaller amounts for new projects.


Do you or have you ever found it difficult to manage/organize your yarn?

Yes, mainly the scraps because I don’t throw them away and they take up a lot of room.


How did you find an organization system that works for you?

I realized that I can only manage it so much and as long as it’s off the floor and I kind of know where the colors are, the baskets would do the trick!



How important is a well-organized yarn corner/office to your mental wellbeing?

Very important!! I go crazy when there is clutter and it’s hard for me to focus and create new ideas.


Where did you purchase everything shown in your photos?

Drawers from IKEA, baskets from Target/Ross, rack from Amazon.


Do you have any tips or advice you have for someone who is trying to reorganize their stash? I

Invest in organization. It is worth your peace of mind!


Are there any current projects or promotions you'd like to share?

Plant hangers are available now in multiple colors. I also have fruit hammocks some cute rainbow keychains! You can purchase on my website here


Photos courtesy of Monica Garcia.