sewing room update

Friday, October 8, 2010

As soon as we were back from vacation, I started fall cleaning the house. (anything to conquer jet lag, right?)

It feels so good to clean each room from top to bottom and get rid of clutter. And, I finally paid someone to clean our wooden blinds for us (best *investment* ever!).
in progress
I also got around to cleaning out my craft room (see the original post about this room here). It was fun to go through my old treasures and find some long forgotten purchases. It was also a great reminder that I don't need to buy more craft supplies any time soon!

organizing & cleaning my space
I rearranged my bookshelf to fit more fabric and more yarn and hung up the two doll quilts from DQS7 and DQS9.

craft room update
Here is my room again going counterclockwise around from the door.

craft room update
I added these pegs a few years ago and they have been great for organizing my bags of projects. I couldn't find a long board, so I bought two and painted them white (from Michaels). I like having the bins of yarn out in the open now so I have a visible reminder not to buy more yarn! The quilt hanging on the door was made by Jessica for DQS7 - I love the bright, citrusy colors she used! I love having something not made by me hanging in here for inspiration.

craft room update
I painted this dresser green to add some color to the room. If I had to do it over again, I would probably go with teal instead, but it's too late now. I store office supplies, computer supplies and random cables and chargers in here.

craft room update
I rearranged the cubes in my expedit shelf and got rid of the wooden storage boxes on top leftover from my scrapbooking ephemera days. Now I've dedicated a few more cubes in the shelf to yarn and fabric. Above the bookshelf is my new doll quilt from Emma. It matches my room perfectly and I just love it. You can read more about her process here.

craft room update
Here's my sewing/computer desk area. If I had more space in here, I would have added a taller cutting table for rotary cutting, but there's just no room for another table so I will have to make due by hunching over while I rotary cut. The mini bookshelf came from our kitchen after we added the pantry shelf and stores my stationery collection, pen collection and more books.

craft room update
On the final wall I hung a set of pictures from Iceland and an Icelandic sheep poster above my weaving loom. Jon thought I was crazy for wanting to hang a picture of sheep butts on my wall, but the sheep butts crack me up, so they're on the wall to stay!

36 comments

  1. Looks great, just the right place to get inspired and creative!

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  2. love it!
    what a wonderful workspace.

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  3. It's really great. I want to hang out in there and play.

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  4. What a great room! I love the wall color and also all the shelving that allows you to see your materials but is so organized. It's wonderful, also, to see that you have some of your Iceland pictures up!

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  5. Wow, it looks great. If my craft room looked like that i'd spend every waking minute in there. I love the green dresser you painted. I love that in your first post you had like one small bin of yarn/needles. I was the first way when I first got into crochet/knitting. Now, it seems to have taken over.

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  6. Thanks for the craft room tour! It looks great - and I love the color.

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  7. Gorgeous space! We collect Rs as well!

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  8. My oh my!!! I'm jealous! :-) Looks AWESOME!

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  9. What a great space! All of that natural light is fantastic.

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  10. You are so organized! Your space is just delightful, what a cheery place - I'd never want to leave it. I love your pic of sheep butts, lol....it's perfect there!

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  11. love your sewing space!!! you are very organized! i have a room in the house picked out as my sewing room (the guest room is doubling as the sewing room right now) but i need to get furniture for it! right now i'm just using the floor as my design "wall", it's literally covered in quilt blocks!

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  12. *swoon* when can you come over and help me dig through mine?
    i'm inspired by your decision to get rid of the drawers from your scrapbooking days. did they still have scrapbook supplies in them? i still have tons of jewelry making supplies taking over one of the tables in my craft room and it's been awhile since i made any jewelry. i have a pack-rat problem.
    i'm also realizing that i need to USE some of my fabric before I buy more. What's up with this weird mindset I've grown up with that fabric needs to be saved for some (non-existent) special, perfect project? What will I enjoy more--seeing the fabric on a regular basis in an item that I"m actually using or petting it on the shelf once a year when I get around to re-folding my stash? :)

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  13. What a fabulous space!! Thanks for the tour ;o)

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  14. What a lovely room to create in! I love the wall color - my sewing room desperately needs painting.

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  15. What a beautiful room Rebekah! It is very inspiring indeed :) The sheep butts?hysterical.

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  16. Love how you hung those photos from Iceland!

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  17. oh my goodness- this is absolutely every crafter's dream come true! your room is completely spectacular! i can only imagine the magic you are bound to make in there! love it!

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  18. Another lovely crafting / work room that I'm jealous off - someday hopefully ;0)

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  19. Brilliant....This is a wonderful space. It must make you happy every time you walk into this room. Hurray for the sheep's butts.

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  20. Looks wonderful, and reminds me how badly I need to do this!

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  21. I love your space!!!!! I wish I had a whole room to my self, maybe one day. The mini quilts look great on the wall.

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  22. Wow, it's so neat and tidy! If only I had a dedicated craft space. I especially love your shelves and clever use of the Expedit bookcase.

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  23. Omg, I love love love your craft room! It is beautifully organized. I wish I had my own space to retreat to. Maybe someday soon.

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  24. I love your craft room. I guess this is a nudge that I need to do this myself too. I like the peg board idea. I might "borrow" that one. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I'm drooling all over my little corner of the 'livudio' here.

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  26. Wow, you are like... my hero! Great job! I wish I had half your neatness and organizing skills!

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  27. that room is so great! you are so organized!

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  28. Love this space! I am am so jealous of your organization! That is something I keep struggling with, so I love drooling over your space!

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  29. Love this space!! You've done one awesome job organizing it to fit your needs and tastes! I hope you've found some time to enjoy all your hard work.

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  30. Brilliant. What an awesome makeover.

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  31. your room is amazingly organized! have you always been that organized? i strive to do better, but i don't gain much ground, i'm afraid. i'm thankful for the tour and the details that you shared. it's inspriring!
    love that the sheep butts make you laugh. good for you for adding them to your wall!

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  32. Wow! I need you to come to my new place when I get situated! Your craft room is so inspiring!

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  33. your reorg looks great. you have a really great crafting space. i like that you hung your mini quilts too- it's a nice touch.

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  34. I'm so jealous, the room is just beautiful!

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  35. So. Stinkin. Jealous.
    What a fabulous room. Love your sheep butts.
    I read about your hunching over to rotary cut. I found that rotary cutting on the kitchen counter is a dream. If you have a long enough counter space. It's nice and high and sturdy. Just a suggestion--you may like it too!

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