I spent much of the weekend reorganizing my favorite room, my craft studio! And now that I've finished, I wanted to take a few moments to share. The photos aren't great- one of the rooms best features are the huge windows & sliding doors, which are great for crafting, but horrible lighting for photos!
This is the main wall- my sewing machine & cutting table.
A couple of spare chickens, a poppet "Lilith" and my mason jars of buttons... all color-coordinated.
My Janome Sew-Precise... since she's pretty much the most important thing in the room, I figure she deserve's her own photo!
You can see here that I have a huge "Inspiration Board" behind my machine, just a bunch of printed photos of projects I've seen and loved... some of my own, but mostly things I found online.
The room was originally an office/library- so there is no shortage of floor to ceiling bookshelves. This one is home to my craft books, patterns & magazines. I also have some ikea shelves, decoupaged with Amy Butler scrapbook paper.
A couple close-up shots of my craft library...
This is my attempt at some serious organization- separate plastic tubs for my bias tapes, notions, ribbons, elastics, scissors, clay, beads, stick-ball thingies, foam ball thingies, glues, magnets, beads, embroidery floss, doll parts, soap-making supplies, yarns, stamps, popsicle sticks... you get the idea.
And the second most important thing in my craft room- my stash!! (Or at least a large portion of it). I recently found out that cardboard comic book boards make excellent "mini-bolts" so I can keep my fabric folded and displayed neatly!
This is a recent addition- I went through my THREE huge laundry baskets of "scrap fabric" and sorted it out. I ironed the larger pieces and put them in plastic tubs by color... the smaller scraps went into ziplock baggies, also by color. It took forever, but I think it might actually encourage me to USE some of this great fabric for smaller or patchwork projects.