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« on: May 30, 2010 04:39:56 PM »

Okay, so we all have one or dream of one, so let's exchange some ideas about setting up and decorating craft rooms!

For me, I am merely counting down the months until a roommate moves out and I can have my own real craft room instead of the corner of the dungeon basement I currently use.

Here is my inspiration board that I very quickly put together using the very fancy amenities of Microsoft Paint:


I have the vintage drafting table, the dress form, and am looking for some of the other items, but would love to see what other people use!

What ideas do you all have out there? I am looking for organizational or aesthetic ideas!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 08:14:25 AM »

I think that Melissa from Yummy Goods has the most amazing studio.

My favorite part is the cantaloupe-colored walls and the shelves arranged by color.



You seriously need to click the link and look at all the pictures. It's so cool.

I'll hopefully come back with some more stuff later; this is just the first thing I could think of off the top of my head.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 09:26:40 AM »

That room is awesome! I love the cluttery, worked-in look!  Gorgeous....
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010 09:29:50 AM »

so jealous of the amount of space she has, I love it, love the idea of decorating by colour like that, *filing it away in the back of my head*
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010 09:36:24 AM »

fabric folding is the only way to go, I talked about it here in my craft room post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=294579.msg3351315#msg3351315 it has stayed neat like this for over a year now. it took me so long to get it done like this in the first place that I pretty much always get it back to this state when I can.

One thing I have added and use a lot is a magnetic knife holder strip, screwed to the edge of the shelf within arms reach of where I work, it holds all of the pliers and other small tools right where I can see them and can reach them.

Having rolls of tape on a dowel as in the above pic also works well as it means they are less likely to wander to other parts of the house.

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010 10:06:03 AM »

I wish I could be as organized. I am moving soon so perhaps my new place will look as good as hers Smiley but i will only have half a bedroom so it wont be as spacious :/ I have seen some really cool spaces on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/groups/mycraftingroom/
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010 11:31:02 AM »

I use a metal silverware/napkin caddy for scissors, rotary cutters, pens and pencils, small rulers, needle books and other small misc. hand tools needed for sewing.  I'll post a pic of mine later, but this is the idea:



I got mine at Joann in the summer clearance a few years ago.  Cheap, cheap.  I also have a roll of paper hanging on a curtain rod, similar to the tape on a dowel theory, it's always there and out of the way.  I just use my acrylic ruler to tear off a piece as needed.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010 11:45:36 AM »

What awesome ideas and inspiration!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010 12:17:46 PM »

I back with more stuff. Here's a quick inspiration board I threw together of things I'd love to have in a craft room:



The "craft room" tag is very helpful.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010 01:38:57 PM »

Oooo I just finished my craft room!  It took a few extra days because my sweet bf dumped a whole gallon of paint on the carpet (it's a rental too!!)  but we found something to get it out.  I will post pictures soon.  I didn't have much $$ and I can't work around a lot of clutter.  I went to the Dollar store and got some pretty bins to store things and I have plastic shoe storage boxes ($2 at walmart) for big stuff (I have one for knitting, one for needlework, one for paint...)  I also used my deep freezer as my cutting/ironing table!  For fabric I used bins too. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010 05:21:07 PM »

Thanks for including my chair in your craft room inspiration!  It looks like you have some great ideas.  If you want to see the whole post about my craft room it's here: www.livingindomesticity.blogspot.com
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2010 08:59:59 PM »

Thanks for including my chair in your craft room inspiration!  It looks like you have some great ideas.  If you want to see the whole post about my craft room it's here: www.livingindomesticity.blogspot.com

Well, I love your chair! That fabric is killer.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2010 05:13:04 AM »

Here's pics of my craft room: http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g82/lylacfey/

I use a lot of decorator boxes to keep organized.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010 02:41:32 PM »

Some more inspiration:

http://mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com/2009/04/craft-room-inspiration.html

http://jennalou.typepad.com/jenna_lou_loves_you/2009/10/craft-room-inspiration.html

http://www.tipjunkie.com/2009/07/craft-room-organization.html
This is one is particularly helpful with storage ideas

http://www.threadbanger.com/post/14729/weekly-diy-roundup-craft-space-organization-and-inspiration

http://www.modishblog.com/modish/2009/02/handmade-spaces-now-thats-what-i-call-storage.html

http://cheepideas.com/2010/02/craft-room-inspiration/

Some of these are reallllly drool-worthy!
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010 10:03:31 PM »

Hey, that's my photograph on the top left hand corner of your inspiration board. 
It is on my blog http://skitzoleezrastudio.blogspot.com/2007/09/what-i-did-on-my-summer-vacation.html
and flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/skitzoleezra/3962896355/.
Glad you included it but others might want credit for the their photos.
LOVE looking at craft rooms and organization ideas! 
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2010 01:22:47 PM »

It would be nice to give credit, if I could have found it! Most of these came from blogs that showcased others' craft rooms, and didn't give credit...

How funny that I included a craftster's room!! Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2010 06:33:52 PM »


A teaser pic for ya---
if you'd like to see my craft room, here are links:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187483.msg1965216#msg1965216
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=347
For larger images, check out my blog postings
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2010 02:02:43 PM »

I love all of these storage ideas, but it seems they are mostly for little things, bits and bobs. I would love some storage suggestions for the many thrifted wool sweaters that I have fulled and use as fabric. They are bulky, different sizes, hard to fold neatly, and wool (so they must be kept pest-free.) Right now, I have some in drawers and some stuffed on shelves. Neither of these solutions is working. I would like to be able to see them (to make color choices easier); keep them dust and pest-free, and uncrushed; and keep my cat from sleeping on them. All of my shelving is open and I don't have enough drawers to hold it all. At this point, all I can think of is those zippered, plastic bags like the ones comforters come in, sorted by color, and stuffed under my bed. Surely you imaginative craftsters can come up with something better than that! I can't wait to hear from you.
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2010 11:24:49 PM »

I love all of these storage ideas, but it seems they are mostly for little things, bits and bobs. I would love some storage suggestions for the many thrifted wool sweaters that I have fulled and use as fabric. They are bulky, different sizes, hard to fold neatly, and wool (so they must be kept pest-free.) Right now, I have some in drawers and some stuffed on shelves. Neither of these solutions is working. I would like to be able to see them (to make color choices easier); keep them dust and pest-free, and uncrushed; and keep my cat from sleeping on them. All of my shelving is open and I don't have enough drawers to hold it all. At this point, all I can think of is those zippered, plastic bags like the ones comforters come in, sorted by color, and stuffed under my bed. Surely you imaginative craftsters can come up with something better than that! I can't wait to hear from you.

Maybe hangers? My grandpa always asks at stores like Old Navy and JC Penny's and whatnot if he can have their pant hangers (the kind with the clips) and they give him boxes and boxes full. Picturing a closet or clothesrack full of rainbow wool bits gives me a warm fuzzy feeling... lol.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010 04:11:47 AM »

I love all of these storage ideas, but it seems they are mostly for little things, bits and bobs. I would love some storage suggestions for the many thrifted wool sweaters that I have fulled and use as fabric. They are bulky, different sizes, hard to fold neatly, and wool (so they must be kept pest-free.) Right now, I have some in drawers and some stuffed on shelves. Neither of these solutions is working. I would like to be able to see them (to make color choices easier); keep them dust and pest-free, and uncrushed; and keep my cat from sleeping on them. All of my shelving is open and I don't have enough drawers to hold it all. At this point, all I can think of is those zippered, plastic bags like the ones comforters come in, sorted by color, and stuffed under my bed. Surely you imaginative craftsters can come up with something better than that! I can't wait to hear from you.

Maybe hangers? My grandpa always asks at stores like Old Navy and JC Penny's and whatnot if he can have their pant hangers (the kind with the clips) and they give him boxes and boxes full. Picturing a closet or clothesrack full of rainbow wool bits gives me a warm fuzzy feeling... lol.

SkkyAngel I think that is a great idea! You could also use those hanging shoe organizer things, and roll up your wool. Hmm I will keep thinking!
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2010 02:38:32 PM »

Hanging seems like a good idea; and I think I could mount a hanging bar on the wall, but how about dust and pests? That might still be a problem. Maybe I should invest in a bunch of those large zip lock bags and hang them up with the clip-on hangers.  Hmmm. Thanks for the suggestions; ideas are flowing.
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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010 03:26:59 PM »

The same thing you do when they're sweaters I would think. Wink

How about these for the dust? http://www.amazon.com/VINYL-ANTI-DUST-CLOTHING-SHOULDER-COVERS/dp/B000L1KN2I
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2010 01:48:42 AM »

for bulky clothing for reconning or dismantling later for the fabric i tend to roll it then tie it with twine/ribbon/whatever is handy. for wool stuff i'll include a chunk of untreated cedar from a lumberyard in the center of the roll. sometimes you can pick up the scraps of it for free Smiley
i like the idea of using a shoe organizer but i think it would take up too much room for me Sad
once things are bundled tightly though alot of them will also fit into a bottle/wine rack..  or the preslotted cardboard boxes from liquor stores that you can cover with fabric/paper... on their side with the open top facing forward it makes nice easy to see storage but upright and you can stack them, yippie... those boxes also work pretty well for yarn....
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2010 12:23:09 PM »

Good ideas from everyone and thanks for spending your time thinking about my situation. Some of the smaller ones I can roll up. I like the cedar trick. I happen to have some cedar I saved from an old chest. For the bulky ones, I can make or buy the dust covers (why didn't I think of that). I have room above some bookcases for a wire hanging rack (takes advantage of unused space), which will give me great visibility. After all, out of sight, out of mind. I need to see my stuff to keep inspired. Thanks again, Craftsters, you always come through. I will post pics when I finish.
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2010 05:32:31 PM »

I will post pics when I finish.

Can't wait to see your pics!!

On a personal note, I picked up these at IKEA

and could not be more stoked about them! They were super cheap ($5 for the basket and hanging rod) and are just over a foot long. I think they give an awesome functional, industrial feel. LOVE!
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2010 06:50:35 AM »

I amaze myself at how quickly I can go  from presentable to total chaos in my sewing room!  Right now it is getting quite a bit of use, so is a disaster.  But after I get the Christmas crafting done, I have to figure out some way to be neater in here!  I have those plastic drawer things on rollers, but don't think I organize them efficiently.  There are just so many odds and ends that are hard to categorize but bulky, like lace and packages of trims.  But when you NEED them, it is good to be able to go to just where you have them stored, know what I mean?  I love having a big stash!  But it sure is hard to keep straight!  Maybe we can have a clean-up challenge or whatever after the first of the year?
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2010 11:20:03 AM »

Maybe we can have a clean-up challenge or whatever after the first of the year?

I'm in! I need a major overhaul/cleaning out. I've used some craft supplies that used to have a perfect spot for them that no longer need space... it's kind've become a vacuum that various bits and ends have fallen into. It's all very bleh.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2010 11:09:53 AM »

I love the idea of a January craft room cleanup. I am already planning some projects. And, I have a few tips to share as soon as I can get the photos taken. Too busy with Christmas crafting right now. I am looking forward to some cozy winter evenings crafting after the holidays.
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2010 03:31:39 PM »

I am just jealous that you all even HAVE craft rooms not to mention the amazing ideas for keeping them organized.  I dream of one day having a space for me and my crafts to call our own.  Until then, everything is (sorta) neatly piled in the corner of my living room....

I'm definitely taking notes from here if that day ever comes Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2011 06:44:37 PM »

Don't feel bad! I love my deep freeze to cut and iron on. In fact, you should see all the cut lines on the top from going off my rotary mat!
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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2011 08:36:35 AM »

that sounds like my coffee table.. There are little marks from my exacto knife all over it.
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2011 08:41:17 AM »

That's what I call resourceful!!!

If any one is up for a clean-a-long in July, I am getting an actual craft room when a roommate moves out and would be up for some motivation!!
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