Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Crafting Space

If you read or follow craft blogs you might have noticed the trend to post about your awesome craft room and show how neat and tidy you keep it all the time. If that is the kind of inspiration you are looking for, I suggest you stop reading the rest of this post. If you are looking for ways to store all your craft/yarn/fabric stuff without your house being taken over by storage totes then you should continue to read.

While I didn't have the guts foresight to take a before picture, you will just have to take my word that it wasn't pretty.

So without further ado... my craft space.

Now I know what you might be thinking - "Wow, that looks just like a dining room!" And I would say, "Correct!" I do all my sewing and general crafting at my dining room table.  See my sewing machine against the wall in its hard case? So glad I got the case.

So that brings us to the storage part. Like I mentioned before, imagine a small walk-in closet filled with storage totes (and some clothes). I could never find anything and if I did find what I was looking for, getting it out was hard physical labor.

Enter the storage piece...
Isn't she beautiful? I picked her up for $30 at my neighbor's garage sale and decided I was tired of all the white, brown and green that makes up my home's decor. This is Behr's Starless Night in semi-gloss. I love it, my husband is not sold on the blue.

The top two drawers are for knitting, crochet and sewing notions. The first two large drawers are for yarn (good yarn in one and not so great yarn in the other) and the next to drawers are for fabric scraps and uncut yards.

I still have some random supplies around, like patterns, random craft tools I picked up for Cocktails and Crafts and stuff I have no idea what to do with but feels like a waste to throw it away. Right now that is all under my bed.

I am learning more and more that in a small space organization in key to keeping your sanity. While I do love my new blue beauty I can still dream about my ideal craft room (and third bedroom, playroom and basement).
                                                                                     Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

                                                                                  Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

                                                                                                        Source: None via Sarah on Pinterest

                                                                                                Source: via Sarah on Pinterest


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