Hi creative friends,
Let’s talk craft rooms… it’s a topic we all seem to love.
I’ve been a bit slow in sharing the changes I made when I took the Christmas decorations down in January… and then I decided last week to add in some more storage and swap a few things around.
I’ve had a huge clean up too…. because something very, VERY special is being delivered for the craft room this weekend and I can’t wait to show you what it is.
So please, come on in….
If you are new here, let me show you around. This room has it’s own entrance at the front of our home and is actually one half of my craft room and studio space. Prior to us moving in here 2 years ago, this section of our house was a beauty salon with two large rooms measuring 10 meters x 4 metres (33 feet x 13 feet), plus it has a kitchenette and bathroom attached.
I won’t lie…. it was a big factor in us buying this particular house. I did humour my hubby and looked at a few other homes, but I always knew we were going to buy this one!
I have two work stations in this room; the large table for crafting and the smaller sewing table in the corner.
Having a separate sewing table has certainly meant that I sew more than I used to and that’s a good thing.
All the storage in my craft room is from IKEA and these KALLOX units are definitely the best craft storage I’ve had in the 30 years of having studio spaces.
The unit on this wall has all of my crafting and sewing supplies…. every box is labelled and everything is easy to find.
I love that the top area of the units offers a large area to display and store all of my pretties.
Are you inspired when you are surrounded by your handmade pretties?
I certainly am… it makes this my happy place and a pleasure to work in.
I’m currently working on a spring themed kit for the Handmade Club, so I’ve filled my room with flowers and my favourite…. bunnies!
I have storage tubs under my work bench for storing out of season items…. and I always smile when I bring the bunnies back out to play.
The storage unit on this wall houses all of my art supplies, but I needed more space to store paper crafts, so have added another 4 basket storage cube.
It sits nicely in front of the bi-fold doors that lead into the studio space. We use another door to access the studio, so this space is always a bit of a nothing area.
I brought my flowers out of storage and put them on display on top of the art unit…. now it feels like a flower market in spring.
In fact, I’ve added flowers around the entire room.
Summer has officially finished here this week, but in our sub-tropical climate it will remain hot for some time yet.
Fresh flowers don’t do well here because of the humidity… so with the air-con on and being surrounded by all these pretty and bright blooms, it really does feel like spring is blooming in the Shabby Art Boutique craft room.
Last month I created this new piece of art for the craft room…. you may have seen it in my Instagram stories.
It’s on the wall right opposite where I sit at the craft table and is a gentle reminder of why I do what I do.
I know that I may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those that do love what I do, it fills my heart with joy to share creativity and inspiration with you.
I’m so super EXCITED to share my special craft room
delivery with you next week….. [squeal].
So, until then, happy crafting my friends!
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