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Title: where is your craft space?
Post by: jenleahlynn on February 03, 2016 05:44:42 AM
we're undergoing a major remodel after a kitchen fire. i have a big desk in our computer room, and we've talked about adding shelves for storage. i never seem to work there. it's good to have a door to hide the mess, but i usually work on projects in the living room where my family, and the tv is .if it's something messy i work in the kitchen.  i'm debating if i need to improve the craftroom,or move to a corner of the living room....


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: Onyxnox on February 26, 2016 10:28:52 AM
I still spread out - depending on the project.  I sometime use the kitchen table if I need to spread out.  If it is a portable thing like knitting or crochet, or beading, I will do it on the sofa while watching TV with Jim.

But a few years ago we did a second story addition and we turned our old master bedroom into my craft room - and it is a great place to go and work on a project that takes a lot of time, makes mess, or I need to concentrate on.  The door <in theory> hides the mess, and I don't have to put things away until I want to.  It also has great light and lots of <in theory> storage.  It's also a great place to hide items from others if they are meant to be a surprise!

I am a huge advocate of having your own dedicated space - improve the craft room, but keep the other options open!

The <in theory> is because I am a horrible craft hoarder/slob....


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: monkeyee on April 10, 2016 07:21:57 PM
I usually do craft work at the living room, because my kitchen room is too small to do that...if the weather is great and I'll do it in my garden.


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: Haylie on April 10, 2016 09:38:24 PM
I like to be with the people too! I used to have a craft room (now a nursery :) ) but I never seemed to use it for anything other than storage. Mostly it just collected things until I had to clear it out.


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on April 11, 2016 05:45:14 AM
My craft space is in the landing/foyer in front of the two bedrooms upstairs.  It is painted in a color I love, decorated with things I love, and is my oasis!

Before I had this space, all I had was a big Tupperware tub that I stored in my closet!  :P


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: maisoncraft on August 01, 2016 10:13:57 AM
My craft space is actually all over the place since most of my products need to collaborate with the other. I feel more passionate when I am working with other and sharing the knowledge. My craft has never been done by one person.
One product has never been completed by neither one process nor one place. I could say that my craft space is all over the country. Where I can find the good craftsmanship, it is where I start collaborating to create new product. It always motivates and inspires me when I am in new environment.



Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: JulesMadden on March 19, 2017 02:21:39 AM
The whole house Lol!
I actually do have a studio but decided it was too small so moved my sewing machines to the guest room. I still do most of my painting and crafty stuff in there but I also have paintings I'm working on in the lunge room , plus craft projects covering the couch so I can do them whilst watching tv :)


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 19, 2017 07:54:09 AM
I was ogling a beautiful loom the other day and thinking about that empty space by the living room window... It's pretty, it would look nice as a piece of interesting furniture, right?
I'd love to move my sewing machines and fabric to the 3rd floor guest room but the cat lives up there with the teenager and it's been turned into a stop motion photography studio for that boy. Oh well, just have to stay organized in the studio. Besides, I use fabric for lots of non-sewing crafts too.


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: Onyxnox on March 20, 2017 02:05:45 PM
I love the look of vintage looms and spinning wheels - but they are so large!


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 29, 2017 06:25:40 AM
I have a craft room.  I find it works really well for storage (https://www.storagewest.com/locations/arizona/mesa/) and it helps me stay organized.  Most if my crafting is done in there but there are times when I need more space or am feeling more social so I move out to the kitchen.
The link in your post doesn't seem to be working.

Onyx, the loom I looked at was not that large, very pretty too. The mister's ears perked up when I mentioned it and he asked me about it again a couple days later. He is so funny, not crafty at all but he loves that I am.


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: Onyxnox on March 29, 2017 07:42:46 PM
You are so lucky that he appreciates some of the same things you do - Jim goes along with it, but sometimes I don't think he understands what I like.  I love the look of old looms and old spinning wheels, etc.  That's probably what I would love to have - a vintage spinning wheel.


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 29, 2017 08:18:29 PM
He & his pa don't see eye to eye but he fixed looms, industrial. They had a big one in the basement. I guess it was fascinating to a child & made an impression.
My sweetie & I are a great match but not about every little thing. He likes that band Phish. Like a lot. Awful :P.


Title: Re: where is your craft space?
Post by: Onyxnox on March 30, 2017 05:42:15 AM
ooooooh - that does add a wee bit of tarnish to his shine.... mine has a love for Mudmen and bagpipes in general... and occasionally makes me listen to William Shatner singing/speaking Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

He makes up for it by building me shelves...