Tag Archives: craft room

My Craft Space

I shared some sneak peeks last year of my work space, but since then we have had a desk tragedy due to a shelf calamity, and I have changed it all around about a million times.

I share our back bedroom, which we call The Den, with Him Indoors. We sit back to back, so we can watch movies through the projector on the far blank wall whilst we work.

I’m only showing you my side…because well…his side is boring…and boylike…

I’ll warn you now…this isn’t a craft room off of Pinterest…this is a working, messy craft space that works for me…complete with pooch and clutter.

craft room organise store

You may notice that I have a RUBBISH foldy office chair, whilst P has a majestic swinging leather number…. It is on my list to upgrade and treat myself. I think it may be a while coming because I want the PERFECT one. I love my Ikea desk, because the lower table bit slides in and out, meaning that when not in use, I can put it away so I don’t load it up with crap. Under my desk is a wooden wine box that I use on my stalls as well as my sewing machine and my stuffing boxes full of toy stuffing and fabric scraps.

craft room organise store

This area is to the left of my desk. The suitcases store some of my stock and were free from Grandpa Pigeon’s Open All Hours and the wicker cat basket/paper holder was a street find. This little bookcase holds ALL my fabric and papercraft stuff. As you can see those baskets are slightly full!

craft room organise store

A close up of my desk. The little wicker basket was 50p from a charity shop and holds what I am immediately working on. That can then go with me all over the house, so I can work wherever we are.

I love the blue shopping baskets. I found them at a car boot for £1 for 3…I nearly ripped the guys arm off who was selling them! The bottom one holds all my felt, and the top one is all fabric scraps that could be used for small projects. I honestly don’t throw ANY fabric away…

craft room organise store

Two thirds of my cubby holes. the top one (out of shot) holds boxes full of stock like my keyrings and pincushions. The middle cubby is for my wool, out of doggy reach…and the bottom is for my day to day needs like tape measures, keyring loops, pencils, weighing scales, magnets etc…

The third basket is used as a dumping ground so mess doesn’t spread. Once a month I empty this out and file things that need filing and tidy stuff that needs tidying. Please excuse my Budweiser mouse mat…it was the only one him indoors has…does anyone know where I can get a nice mousepad from? I store the keyboard and mouse away down the side of the baskets when I am crafting and don’t need them.

So…it isn’t all that pretty…but it’s functional…and that is what I need!

I would love to see your workspaces! Please link any tours you have done in my comments! :D

wpid-signoff2013.png

I’m dreaming of the perfect craft room…

I have recently spent most of my evenings with a needle and thread in hand, scrunched up on the sofa watching TV. I honestly have to fight to pull my sewing machine out of its storage space to use it, so I wait to have a huge pile of machine sewing to do before I do it. What I really can’t wait for when we move is to have my own little craft space. I hope to be able to share P’s office, so we can spend more time together….me sewing and crafting, him playing computer games and watching Star Trek.

Sooooo till then…I have been drooling over a few of these beauties.

(Please click the pictures for where they were sourced)

A craft room in a cupboard? This would make my inner tidy fairy VERY happy! I could shut the door on my mess! It would also mean that I shut the door on my mess which would no doubt come flying out when I opened it.

This is gorgeous, look at the colours. I love the double bench idea. That would mean I could have my sewing machine on one, and then I could make cards and do other bits and bobs on the other. I really like pinboards. I think I’d have a HUGE one though (or a huge piece of sheet metal) and cover it in inspiration and pictures of those I love.

I know this is a kids craft area, but I love the teal back board. It’s a peg board, and I’m not sure if it is wood or not, but it would be PERFECT if it was metal. I have some gorgeous vintage buttons already glued onto magnets ready for my inspiration board! I do love that everything has its place in this little station.

I love the little squares in this shelving, so perfect for storage. And that lime yellow cabinet? Perfection.

I really can’t wait to get started on this craft space of mine. Only 6 more months of dreaming…..and scheming!