For my third instalment of the rooms in my house I give you...THE CRAFT ROOM.
Ok so this is slightly embarassing but this is what my craft room looked like.
I know I know its horrid! Intense shame is mine.
BUT I finally attacked it and beat it back to submision.
My sewing area. The printer now lives by the sewing machine since the desk is the only place I get good internet signal. And yes that is a tub JUST for my swaps.
This poor ancint thing. It was mine and my brothers toy chest when we were kids. My dad put a solid top on it and it is now my cutting table. It was in the house fire so now the doors dont work and had to be removed and the top has some really funky smoke patterns. you can see some of the boxes are crispy but the stuff inside is still good.
This is stuffed full of my notions and patterns and such. It used to have a nice splatter paint job but the fire made the paint bubble and now I obsessively pick at it with a razor blade when bored. I made the little shelf in high school. The fire gave it an interesting look.
This is my insperation wall. It has some of my swap goodies on it. That angel in the center was my very first nightlight from when i was a baby. My grandmother gave me the shelf sitters, they are all sewing themed and so cute, if a bit crispy. I found that old piece of quilt inside a blanket I used to use all the time. It riped one day and whoever made it had used old quilts instead of batting. Its all handstitched and hand quilted. I couldnt let it stay hidden.
my anitque machine that was restored by my dad. He took it completly apart, sanded the soot off it and repainted the metal parts. He dose such good refinishing work.
Once again my awsome dad comes into play. He made me the shelf and then refinished it after the fire. You can tell I have a compusion to collect things. He just added that second section this week and its already full!
I found some random old shelves in my garage and made my closet a bit more functional. Its an abnormally long but rather narrow closet.
Some left over deck screws were perfect to hang up my hoops by size.
And of course my hoopla wall. Its small but it will grow. My grandmother did the lady in the flower dress. It was a set of pillowcases that were too damaged to be used. All the embroidery pieces are slavaged from things Ive done in the past but were to damaged by the fire.
And thats my craft room. I still have a few things to be put away, have got to figure out a better system for my fabrics, but I rather like how it turned out.
C&C always welcome