I didn't have a craft/work room in our old house. If you speak to the husband, he'll be quick to tell you that's because the entire house was my craft room. I had projects everywhere. There was evidence of yarny activity from the front door all the way through to the back door. Which was kinda cool, but also totally annoying. Many days I had dreams of my own space. A space where no-one touches or moves my stuff. A space where I can just leave projects lying around. A space where I can be creative, undisturbed.
When we moved here, I quickly appropriated one of the bedrooms as my own, personal space. (Make no mistake... there are still yarniness throughout the house, but these are projects with a purpose. Like the blanket I'm making only when I'm making dinner).
So, do you want to see my space? Come on inside!
My desk can only be described as messy. But everything has a purpose and a reason. The wip's on the left is the new designs for Saprotex.
It's the smallest bedroom in the house, but it's perfect for me. The dresser was my very first antique piece of furniture. I don't think I'll ever be able to part with it. I'm ridiculously proud of the curtains and the blind. Anyone that knows me will tell you I'm sewing impaired, but these came out rather nicely, don't you think?
Hubby recently put up two shelves, but I think I would like some more. Or maybe some of those box shelving units.
This chair has traveled with me for so long. It's slightly battered, but very comfy. I should probably have it recovered, but it's too full of reminders. Many, many craft projects started in this chair. This is where I fed the girls, where I day dream, where I make plans.
The new addition to the family spends his days with me in the room.
This is my view, where I watch the seasons change. It's a comforting view. It may not be the mountain from Paarl, but that doesn't matter as much as it used to. Things change and we with it.
My wip's are stored in plastic containers, and the larger ones on the floor. Another reason I love this room. It's in no-one's way and I can just leave it there undisturbed.
And no craft room is complete without a substantial stash. I have mine in a box and containers on my desk (and there's some in the cupboard).
The room is far from finished yet, but it's evolving with me as my needs change. I still want to replace the light with a Chinese lantern and a crochet cover. The doors on the cupboard needs replacing and I want shelving put in where the hanging space is. (for stash of course!)
I absolutely adore my room. It's my favourite place in the house. It's my sanctuary.