Sunday, May 30, 2010

This way for the tour...

I shared some pictures of my craft closet makeover last week so I figured I'd post some pictures of the rest of my craft room.

Here is my crafting table:

Many of the things in my craft room originated in Sweden (Ikea). I keep all of my punches on metal bars I got at Ikea (this idea came from Mary over at Stampin' Pretty). They are within easy reach and facing out for quick choosing. Other often-used tools are either on hooks hanging from the bar or in a pencil cup mounted to the wall to the right of the bars. I also keep some items on the table in a napkin holder a friend bought me in Paris (Thanks again A!). My Stampin' Up stamp sets are all in the black and white storage boxes under the desk.

I have black fabric-covered storage boxes for my collection of felt and Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies. The dresser in the corner serves a storage role as well as being a perch for my TV and DVD player and my Cuttlebug. This particular dresser was obtained and refinished by Mom G when she was in college.
The metal rack next to the window is actually meant for a bathroom, but I stole it for my craft room since there was really no place for it in our bathroom once we moved. It holds my ginormous jar of spools of thread and my collection of buttons (my grandmother was a great seamstress and had a huge collection of thread and buttons in these jars). The rack also holds a couple of my many plants. There's a law in our household that states there must be plants in every room. In fact, we even have a room in our house that we refer to as "the plant room" since it contains mostly plants with the exception of a couple pieces of furniture. But I digress.

My Singer sewing machine sits on top of this old sewing machine table I got on Craigslist for a whopping $10. I fancied it up by spray-painting the handles. The bulletin board is covered in a Project Runway button print, and the frame is also spray-painted to match. The file box down below hold all of my magazine pages that I tear out for gardening and crafting ideas.

This little box sits to the right of my sewing machine. It is my favorite thing from my grandmother's house. It still holds her sewing scissors, her tomato pincushion (full of needles), and all sorts of sewing odds and ends. I just love the look of it and its tiny gnome, flower thimble holder, and mushroom pincushion. It was made in Japan. I think it originally had some kind of handle because there is a hole on each side in the middle.

Just for good measure, here is a picture of the craft closet again. I have added something since I posted last week. See if you can figure out what it is...
The tour ends here. Thanks for joining me :)

Leaf out.