One thing I LOVE is seeing my blogging friends’ sewing and crafting spaces. Some have whole rooms dedicated to their art, some have one bookshelf or a few pretty boxes, and many (most???) of us spill over onto the dining room table for big projects. When I recently finished a weeks-long high-priority project for work, I couldn’t wait to get reacquainted with the “crafty corner” of my small home office (which also includes jewelry, scarves, and belts, a Mary Azarian print my mom loved, and some of my grandma’s vintage hats) . . . but first I decided to reorganize it so I’ll be ready for all the fun ideas I’ve been collecting. Then, when I snapped a photo of my finished work, I was amazed at how many projects I already saw in this tiny space! So here’s the photo, here’s the list, and now . . . to start playing! ♥
- Click here for pretty tape dispensers.
- Click here for a ribbon dispenser.
- Click here for neat bobbins.
- Click here for “spool kabob” thread storage.
- Click here for penny pattern weights.
- Click here for bin labels and a pattern weight jar.
- Click here for a pink fabric basket.
- Click here for a scissors pocket necklace and shirt-sleeve fabric bins.
- Click here for embroidery floss clothespins, jewelry frames, and notion jars.
- Click here for a zebra-print origami lotus bag
- Click here for a sewing machine cover.
- Click here for a fabric flower storage display.
- Click here for a reversible lace belt.
- Click here for a dinosaur bracelet holder.
- Click here for beautiful ceramic wall hooks.
- Click here for mini-pillow Christmas ornaments (in progress!).
Awesome! I really need to have a dedicated craft space… It’s hard when you live in an apartment! My craft projects take place in the guest room, master bedroom, kitchen table, dining table, etc… pretty much anywhere I have free space!
I know what you mean! Right now I have some things spread out on the kitchen island . . . and sometimes we can’t use the dining table for days at a time . . . but I AM lucky to at least have a “home base” where I can keep supplies. 🙂
The organization looks great!!! Just the ticket to get started with some new projects! Now for you to have some fun!! 🙂
Thank you, Kenley! I keep flitting from project to project so one of these days I’m going to have to finish one of them! 🙂
Oh my goodness, what a pretty space. And so neat and tidy. Lucky you for having such a large and wonderful space. That explains all your lovely creativity.
Thank you! I do really like it. This is the first time I’ve rolled my fabric remnants and I love that I can see them all at the same time, so that idea is a keeper! 🙂
Great space and thanks for all the great projects 🙂
Thank you, Jayne . . . and you’re very welcome! 🙂
Great space; I love all the color and tidiness, makes me want to clean up my space, but I am in the middle of one major project and several small ones and I am thinking, I still need to start making my Christmas cards! Maybe sometime before Christmas I may get to cleaning it . . . just maybe!
I just thought of Christmas cards yesterday! I’ve never made my own, and even though I want to try, it stressed me out to think about squeezing it into the next few weeks. SO . . . it’s on my list for NEXT year . . . starting in the spring! 🙂 Good luck with all your projects, Julie! 🙂
That’s always my goal, to start them in the summer but that never happens. Who knows, maybe someday I will plan better. 🙂
Lovely space! must be nice having a work space like this! my projects usually end up getting done in our dining table 🙂
Truthfully . . . mine, too! (Which is why I made the scissors pocket necklace, because my scissors were always in the wrong room!) 🙂 But it’s sure nice to have a spot to store everything. 🙂
🙂 good idea to have your scissors pocket necklace, last time I found my scissors next to my spoons (not kidding!) 🙂
Hi Katherine, I wanted to let you know that after I read this post, I kept looking at the picture and loved it so much, I convinced my hubby to prepare one in our house! we have a 3rd bedroom used as a small playroom for my one year old but we never use it because he likes the basement with all his toys and TV, so we spend all our family time down there! Because of your post, you have inspired me to have one to do all my little DIY’s, I started putting it together this past week-end but I am not close of being done! I just wanted to say thank you again for posting this and let you know I really like browsing your blog! 🙂
WOW! That just MADE my day! I can’t wait to see your new room when you’re done! You’ll absolutely love it. Right now mine is half office/half craft storage, but I just call it my creative room since I get to be creative in my “real” job, too. 🙂 And thank you for the lovely compliment about my blog, too! You’re the best! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 I hope you won’t mind if I mention you, ? 🙂
Hi Katherine, thanks for the comment in my blog but mostly thank you so much for the inspiration, can’t wait to complete this project 🙂
Great organised space. Love your cotton reel storage sticks! & your scissors necklace. I wear an apron when I am sewing to keep all my ‘tools’ where I can find them quickly & easily, otherwise I walk miles around my little room looking for them!
What a great idea!!! That gives me a new project to put on my list! 🙂
How wonderfully organized you are! Your little corner looks so well thought out. And I’m so impressed you’re able to do all that sewing on such a small table. I’m spoiled with a large table, but really need to get my butt in gear organizing everything. Great job!
Thank you! I can sew small things here, but if it’s a big project I carry my machine into the dining room and claim the table (sometimes for days!). So my little corner is mostly for storage, but it’s nice to have it! 🙂
I so want a rumage in all that stash 🙂
My fabric crafting is quite recent and I need some organisation. 🙂
It feels SO good to have everything in order! Now, to keep it that way while I play with it all! 🙂
Wow! I wish my work area was this organized! I especially love the bright colored storage cubes. Very energetic!
Thank you! I got the cubes at Target several years ago. They used to just have my office supplies in them, but now they’re mostly full of crafty items! 🙂
What a gorgeous crafty area!!! I love everything you’ve done!!! Thanks for all the great links too…
You’re very welcome, Ruthie! And thank you for the lovely compliment! 🙂
My craft supplies are currently in the top of my daughter’s closet. There’s a complete Organizational Fail post coming up about me really needing to fix it. These are divine and I need to go click on a million great links!
Believe me, my room doesn’t always look like this! 🙂 Your post sounds fun . . . can’t wait to read it, Alex! 🙂
Oh I could have so much fun in that room, I’d never want to leave it.
Thank you, Lois! Luckily my back is to this corner while I’m working at my desk so I don’t get TOO distracted . . . 🙂
I can imagine. My mind would be active thinking of all the things I could do. Btw, did I miss the items you made from that gorgeous jacket?
No, I haven’t written that post yet! Laura is on a long vacation so I’m waiting until she gets back. I’m almost done with all her treasures, though! 🙂
Good I thought I missed it!
I LOVE this! I’m so jealous of the crafty corner! As much as I try to organize, stuff inevitably ends up everywhere (it sounds like a common theme from the rest of the comments!). It looks great and so cozy!
Thank you, Erin! Now to keep it that way . . . umm . . . I already have a few project piles on top the ironing board . . . and one on the kitchen island . . . 🙂
I love your space!
Thank you, Heidi! I’m so lucky to have a room of my own for both work and fun! 🙂
look at all that fabric! I’m drooling 😀 such a lovely and well organise space. perfect for those frequent outbursts of creativity xXX
Thank you, Hannah! I’ve always stacked my fabric, but I tried rolling it and I LOVE it this way! I can see ALL the remnants at the same time and it makes it so much easier to mix and match. 🙂
I’m with you – I love to see other blogger’s work space…. It gives an insight into their creative lives. Thanks for liking my origami Christmas flowers by the way 🙂
I LOVE your flowers . . . thank you for the tutorial, too! 🙂
I had to chuckle when you said your craft things ‘spill out into the dining room…’ My craft room is in the basement, but it definitely spills into the adjoining rooms! Yours looks so nice and tidy, something I will have to attend to soon so I can finish making all my Christmas cards! 🙂
I’ve yet to make my own Christmas cards . . . but next year is the year! 🙂 I know yours will all be lovely. 🙂
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Very pretty room. I love anything organizing. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! You’re a sweetie! 🙂
I don’t even know where to begin, Iy took my breath away !! seriously. Will you come to my house? I have 2 large areas I work in, and I have stuff everywhere in those 2 areas. It is all labelled and sorted, but still. Did I say please, come to my house 🙂
Of course!!! 🙂
Your space is wonderful. Mine looks like baboons live in it.
That made me laugh out loud! 🙂
I love it! So colourful. And doesn’t it just feel great when it’s all nice and orderly again. Definitely makes you want to dive in and create something 🙂
Thank you, Bec! Now I have four or five project going at the same time! MUST FINISH something! 🙂
I have a craft space but most of the time everything is all over the dining room table! Yours looks great!
My favorite spot is the dining room table, too! 🙂
Just like I imagined Katherine, it really reflects your cheery personality. Love that you include keepsakes from your grandma.
Thank you, Boomdee! I still remember my grandmother wearing hats to church when I was really little. I’m so lucky to have them. Plus, she’s the very patient lady who taught me to sew and embroider! 🙂
This picture makes me embarassed to share a picture of my space….. It is a total mess! Perhaps I should do a before and after, then it would inspire me to tidy it up!
Great idea! I’d love to see it! 🙂 (And . . . you notice I didn’t post a *before* . . .) 🙂
This is true….. Perhaps it looks much like mine does currently!
I can’t wait until we move into a bigger place so I can do this! Our small bedsit doesn’t really allow for my own crafting area 😦 *fingers crossed* next year we can move somewhere a bit bigger!
I REALLY love the closet craft rooms I’ve seen! I always bookmark or cut out pictures of them. They’re so compact and organized and clever. Maybe that will work for you someday soon! 🙂
Yeah hopefully! I like the idea of those too. I do have a wardrobe now for all my sewing things which is perfect for now. 🙂
I call it my sewing vomit 😉
One second you look, clean dining room then Bam!
Sewing vomit everywhere! I can’t wait for my own space!
🙂 But I LOVE all the sewing room ideas you’ve collected!!!
Oooo, so many fun things to explore. 🙂
That’s a problem sometimes! No matter how much I tell myself I’ll work on ONE project until it’s done, that never happens! 🙂
I LOVe seeing peoples spaces, too.. Your blog is GREAT!!! kimi
Thank you, Kimi! I love yours, too! 🙂
What a nice recap of all your projects! Love your colorful space…when will I have one! Sigh!
Thank you! This is the first time I’ve had more than a few closet shelves. It will come for you, too! 🙂
I absolutely absolutely love your space to be creative in! I know we can be creative anywhere but seeing so many beautiful thing organised with thought just makes my heart sing!! 🙂 Have pinned the picture on my “A New Living Space” Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/nasyitah/a-new-living-space/ if you don’t mind. Right now I work from my bedroom. Far from ideal but it’ll have to do for now 🙂
I also just want to really thank you for the encouragement you have given me and inspiring me with your tireless creating and blogging and making connections with other bloggers. Here’s a big cyber hug!
You’re such a sweetie! Thank you for the lovely compliment! 🙂
Love what you have done with such a tiny space.. I’m still hoping that IKEA will have a solution for crafters who live in tiny apartments and have LARGE stashes of crafty stuff! 🙂
Thank you, Kem! And I’m sure IKEA will come to the rescue soon . . . they’re amazing! 🙂 P.S. Love your projects on your blog!!!
Oh wow that looks so beautifully organised. I’m jealous and feeling like I need to step up. I stared to sort my fabric scraps into types recently but was sidetracked. Maybe this week…enjoy your space.
Thank you! And good luck with your organizing project! 🙂 P.S. Has your package arrived yet?
wow, your space looks gorgeous and so well organized.. sigh.. i think i still need to go and clean mine… again… 😉 love everything in yous! your spool kebabs, pretty red boxes, hats on the wall! and your fabric sushis lol!
Thank you! It was fun to get it all cleaned up . . . but it doesn’t like *quite* like this today! 🙂
I love looking at others studio spaces too! Yours is adorable, bright, colourful and so organized. The total opposite of mine at the moment. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 Mine has a few . . . um . . . piles nearby . . . since I seem to insist on jumping around among three or four projects at a time! 🙂
I think multiple projects on the go at once is good for your creativity!!
I like that idea! I keep resolving to finish one before starting another, but my resolutions don’t last long! 🙂
ohhhh so well organized !!!! is nice!!!
Thank you!!! 🙂
What a great Crafty Corner… It look great!
Thank you! It’s not . . . quite . . . this . . . organized . . . at the moment! 🙂
I love seeing peoples craft spaces….. and then I feel bad about mine! Its such a mess! That’s because I’m too busy crafting I tell myself lol!
That’s a good point! 🙂 And now that I have umpteen projects going, I have piles of fun stuff everywhere again. 🙂
Beautiful craft space. I love that you included things for their decorative and sentimental value, not just supplies and storage. After years of crafting on our dining table I love the craft desk that I have now.
Thank you, Dianne! I’m hoping for a craft desk someday, since I tend to drag my projects in to the dining room table, too! But at least I have room to store all the “stuff” . . . so I’m happy about that! 🙂
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I love your craft room organisation! I am inspired to post about my l;ovely room now! I
have taken some pics of mine but will have to review how untidy it is before posting!
I can’t wait to see it! And I LOVE your work! You have a new follower! 🙂
You are very organized. I like the red bins
Thank you! They’re from Target. But now I’ve been reading on how to make my own, so I may have to try that! 🙂
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