Thursday 10 December 2015

Project 279: The craft room gets a makeover

One of the joys in my life is having a dedicated craft space in my tiny southwest London apartment. For years, I just kept my craft stuff in a closet and when it was time to craft, I would spend about 10-15 minutes getting everything out and then working from my kitchen table, repacking things up at the end. When we moved 2 years ago one of my mandates was a place for my stuff to live permanently so I could come and craft as I pleased. 

My space is, unfortunately, shared as the guest room in the smallest room of the house. So small that  we have to rearrange all of the furniture to get the pull out bed to fit in the room with my craft space. Which means if someone is only coming for a night or two we don't put them in here, we put them in the lounge with the pull-out couch! 

We have a friend visiting over the new year break for a few days with her husband and I decided it was time to make the situation inhabitable for them. Therefore, today's headline shot is of my desk a bit unusable as I move everything around! 

I've also discovered that a few of my storage solutions aren't really that great or fit for purpose as my kit has grown (the crafter's dilemma: how to keep storage scaling with your stash) so I want to investigate some new solutions. 

I'll still be crafting over the next few weeks but wanted to let you know that it may be a bit patchy. 

Also - I want to celebrate with everyone as I've posted over 100 times this year! My new year's resolution for 2015 was to hit 100 and I'm delighted to have made it. Thanks for sharing the journey with me. x


  1. Ohh I know that feeling all too well that storage stuff doesn't grow as the stash does!!! Hope you have fun doing the sort out!!! I love when I tidy mine as find stuff I had forgotten I had! Love Hazelx

  2. Oh I hope your craft room revamp goes well Jessie… I know exactly how it feels not having much space.. my room is my bedroom, living room, dining room and craft room all rolled into one! …. I had SO much stuff… so I'm having a HUGE clearout at the moment.
    I'm determined to get some better storage units for my crafting stash in 2016! :-))
    Hope all goes well for you and Big Congrats on the 100 posts! that's really fab!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx


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