When I posted THIS POST way back in March, with this photo,
the thought of participating in Where Bloggers Create hadn’t even crossed my mind.
But, almost 4 months later, I am happy, happy, happy that this formerly bleak little corner of my house has been transformed into my very own space for creating!
I love my colorful little work space because Joey was able to turn my ideas into reality.
My biggest goal in organizing this space was to be able to see all of my “stuff:” paper, pens, paint, fabric, floss, brushes, crayons, patterns, adhesives. I want to see my stuff so I will be inspired by it and use it. The only stuff I can’t see upon entering my room is my paints. I decided that the best place for them was in metal desk drawers.
I also want to be able to see my ideas. So often, I forget about good ideas because they are hidden in my ideas notebook. So, inspired by a project in Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, I made these fabric-covered bulletin boards from homasote.
Another goal I had in organizing my space was to make all of my stuff easily accessible. I love the shelving and racks that Joey made me for my paper, pens and brushes. I also have easy access to my floss.
I can access an additional supply shelf while seated at my workspace.
AND I have a nearby shelf for fabric scraps. (I left all of the big tubs of fabric in the craft room with the sewing machines and supplies since several people in the family use those items.) I’m also storing canvases on that shelf.
The bonus area of this new space is some shelving that I can use for storing on-going or finished-but-homeless projects–plus my light box.
I still can barely believe that I have my own space for creating. I can shut the door and I know that everything will be where I left it when I return! I can look up as I’m working and easily see what else I might add to my project.
I am so blessed to have such a supportive husband and kids. Thanks for taking me seriously, Joey! And for turning my ideas in reality.