I thought I'd show you my small space, in a DIY version of 'Where Bloggers Create'. It's just the spare room in our 'compact and bijou' flat - and it's not actually spare, because we don't have a regular lounge. Himself was here long before I joined him and had commandeered the lounge/biggest/ nicest room as his study/computer mecca/happy place, with lots of IT stuff everywhere. We're not particularly conventional, though, and as there's just the 2 of us, and intermittently Oskie the time share cat, (who'll sleep anywhere) -
|Can't a cat get some rest around here?|
When I moved in, himself insisted I have the spare room for my own, as it was just being used to store
Our 1950's flat is not very big but does have a cupboard built into each room - very useful! This is where I store all my supplies. Threads, fabrics, paints and mediums, clays, art supplies, notions, yarn, roving, craft products, tools and equipment, beads, stuffing, papers and sketchbooks etc..... it all goes in this small space! I'm always looking for useful storage ideas and ways to keep things tidy and accessible. I have to re-organise regularly. Last time I couldn't find the hot glue gun after I moved it to a 'much better place.....'!
Horn sewing cabinet for my last big birthday. It's fantastic for small spaces, as it folds down to a neat little unit, but when open, gives me a great sewing space and storage. My Bernina is usually stored inside, but I'm using my beloved old Singer at the moment as I'm making a new character. There's an embroidery frame stand and a basket of yarn just out of shot too, I notice.....
BBC 6 Music every day!
My brushes are all kept in favourite old pottery. The pink vase is pre-1940's and was my mum's. The basket holds all my 'everyday items' like masking tape and glues.
There's a bookcase full of text books and that's about it - if the ironing board is up in the room as well, then you pretty much need to send for a search and rescue team to get you out! It's all mine though and I'm so grateful to have it. There is talk of new shelves coming soon........
So, where do you create? Do you have any useful tips or ideas for storage? I'd love to know. x