Monday, September 14, 2009

Its close enough!

In all the years I've been crafting, I've never had my own crafting space. I stuffed yarn in random closets, drawers, bags, and plastic totes. In the last year, add fabric and sewing notions to that and its been a hell of a mess.

In order to use my sewing machine, I had to pull it out of a closet and set it up on the dining room table. It was a pain in the ass and I didn't sew unless I knew I could keep the machine out for awhile.

But now, I have my very own space! I'd tell you to pinch me, but I've already done that to myself a bunch of times, haha. Its not quite a room, but its close enough!



Our new place has very little closet space, which made for a lot of craft boxes and bags left in the corner unpacked. What our bedroom lacked in closet space is made up with a little alcove in the corner of the room. We weren't quite sure what to do with it, then hubby had the bright idea to get me a portable table for my crafting supplies and sewing machine.

That wicker chest on the right and the dollar store bag on the left holds yarn. The drawers are actually deep enough to keep all of my sewing supplies, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and ribbon. I still have my fabric folded in the closet, but that's easy to pull out.

I'm beyond stupid excited to have my own little space dedicated to the hobbies I love.

Now, I need to get curtains, make a sewing machine cover and decorate a little. Its bland for sure and needs sprucing up. Maybe a cork board for the wall for ideas and current patterns I'm working on. Any ideas to make the space a little warmer?

I can't wait until I've got an evening with some free time to use my new space!

10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

How great to finally have a space!

Mimi said...

That's so nice for you Christina! Smart hubby ;)
I think any space would look much better with a decorative plant...

Bezzie said...

I'm jealous of the table!!

Andrea Moberly said...

AWESOME! We recently did a very similar thing by turning our office into a crafting/music room (my hubby got half the office for his hobby too :)

I love the cork board idea - i've been doing that for a few weeks and its so helpful. Try putting up a little shelf and putting clear jars for buttons, pins, etc. Its decorative and functional at the same time - its next on my list!

T. Joi said...

Loving it!!! I vision lots of great things happening there. I do like the idea of having a cork board there in the corner.

Snap said...

I'm excited for you! Your own little studio! Go for it!

Karen said...

YAY! A space just for you!

My desk has a white board built onto it, which I find helpful, even if I'm not crossing off stuff. :) Cork board is fun...I bought a couple self stick ones at CVS. Shelves are also handy...get some magazine holders and store your books/mags on them.

Katrina said...

It's not even my 'space' and I'm getting excited!!! lol I can't wait to get my own space so I can leave my stuff up and out, ironing board up and can just close the door to the madness!!! Have fun creating in your new space! I like the cork board idea too. That's what I want when I get a space. Do some floating shelves from the wall maybe.

Caroline said...

I soooo can relate to you being excied about having your own crafting space. It looks like lil slice of paradice to me!!!! Enjoy!

Kado! said...

So jealous...I SO want a craft room....I had one until the 2nd little munchkin arrived...that was 4 years ago...wonder how long I'll have to wait for another one... ;)