Thursday, August 13, 2009

Craft Room Tour

Tomorrow a friend who heard a rumor that I have a pretty cool craft room is coming over for a tour. I figured since she's getting one, I'd give you all one, too. It is a pretty cool room, if I do say so myself - and it just happens to be the biggest room in the house (not because I am spoiled, but because I have the most stuff! The sad part is that half of my crafting stuff is up in the attic because I don't have enough room!) If you are interested, click on the pics to zoom in - it's fascinating, I know!

Let's start in my office alcove. This used to be a walk-in closet, but I thought that was a waste, so I took down the doors and made it my crafting office. I have had the desk since I was 10, but painted it orange just a few years ago. It was brown and that was all wrong!

Next we move to the back wall. I love these windows. I get so much light and air - see how my plants flourish! If the Home Depot guy who sold me these shelves saw them he would cringe, but I can't help it. If I see an empty space my soul aches until I fill it!

This is the other part of the back half of the room. It's space for my bead working and sometimes I sit in the polka dot chair and read for inspiration - that is if a cat hasn't already occupied the chair, sleeping furtively.
On the right wall, I house my bolts of batting, frames, glue, and other assorted sundries. I also package up any sold items here.
On the other side of the room, I do all my sewing. This ironing board and iron are primo! I asked for them for Christmas and reminded Michele constantly about them. The ironing board comes up super high so I can comfortably iron standing up without hunching over. And it goes really low so it can be level with my sewing table. I love it!!

This needs no introduction: my closet full of neatly ironed and organized fabric and neatly separated and crated scraps. Sometimes I just stand in here and breathe.

And last, but not least, my sewing area. I adore my sewing machine - another gift from Michele. Whenever I am near her, I am in bliss! After years of working on cast off tables, these work tables were heaven sent! They provide me with a massive amount of work space, but also fold up easily so that I can have a nice big clear space on the floor to work and really large quilts!
Well, that's about it for my room. It is my favorite room in the house and, not surprisingly, the only room I actually enjoy cleaning and clean regularly!
*Note: I would include today's Dictionary Word of the Day in this post, but doesn't refresh it's word of the day at midnight (as it should), so I will have to wait until it is officially today (according the before I will know what today's word is. You will note that I did use yesterday's above (I think it actually was yesterday when I wrote it, too!)


  1. *sigh* i wish i had as much space that i could dedicate to my crafting *smile*. and i looked to see if i could get a glimpse of duchess, but you've got her hidden! *smile*

  2. She's been out on the table and 1/2 the pics had her in them before I realized it, so I had to retake them!! She's on the ironing board, but under the swap quilt! LOL!!

  3. wow - awesome. And can I hire you for organizing and just *managing* space issues please? :)

    And hey - wanna go see Julie and Julia?

  4. LOL! I have to tell you my organizing secret: Michele!! She is the voice of reason behind everything in that room! And yes, I would love to go see J & J! I was gonna email you about a movie soon. This weekend or next?

  5. I love your craft room!! Lucky you!! Anne



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