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craft room

January 8, 2012


Welcome to my craft room, my most loved room in our house and where I spend all of my “me time”. My craft room is also the guest room and my office when I work from home– I’m really pleased with how well used this room is in our house. Luckily I even make use of the bed to stage my next projects (vintage quilt is taking form on the bed right now).

Above my desk, my noticeboard has inspirational items and next projects as well as patterns for current projects. It also just represents “me”.

This ebay find is one of my most favorite items of furniture. It holds all of our linens but serves a more meaningful purpose as my cutting area. My cutting mat is the perfect size for the top (for larger projects I have a huge cutting mat stored under the bed). The workman’s tool rack is perfect for my needs with every item in its place and the tidiness it provides. I can even hang the jelly rolls I’m working on from it.
My scrap bin is the small trash can on the floor on the right. I have little fabric tins on top for trash and other tools.

These vintage spool holders are such a good find! The wooden one of the left even came with the threads (ebay of course). I love the easy access to all of my thread.
Now for the best part… my closet!

I could look at this all day. I really could. The right hand side is the most used half. The left has less frequent hobbies such as yarn, paints, glass, etc.


The right hand side is so well organized and labelled… I really do love it!! I have easy access to projects, jelly rolls, fat quarters, white material, silks… everything!

This makes such a difference to my productivity. I barely made anything in December and I realized it was because my craft room was chaotic! I had projects everywhere, material in stacks (I brought back the rest of Grandma’s collection in December and had a hard time storing them), unfinished bits in every inch of the room. It was awful. So in January, I took control again.

These small baskets are great to house my work-in-progresses (WIPs). I can quickly grab one and all of the project contents are inside along with the pattern– so simple!


Well, that’s the tour… back to creating…

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4 Comments

  • tusen January 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Mollie, your craft room is just perfect.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m sure you’ll have more projects finished by the end of 2012 than I had in 2011 🙂
    I wanted to reply to your comment by email but it seems that you are a no-reply blogger. If you’d like to change it but you are not sure how let me know and I’ll help.

  • Krista January 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Ugh! You’re making me jealous! Lol. I have a spare bedroom that is supposed to be my sewing room… But a year ago my best bud needed a place to crash until he found a place of his own and he hasn’t budged since. Eek! I sew in my dining room… Sadness! One day, one day I shall have an organized room all to myself!

  • Conners January 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    This is lovely, Moll – there’s something about the images and description that makes me feel very “Zen”, as if all is ordered and peaceful in the world.

    Paul

  • Norine January 10, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Nice work organizing the fabric 🙂

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