I had more free time than usual this summer and I spent a lot of it working on my house. I did quite a bit of organizing, rearranging and a little bit of decorating.
I really enjoy when other bloggers do home tours, my home does not look like a decorator has been here but I am going to try to do a home tour this week anyway. no professional photographer either
what you see in the craft room when you walk in the door......
decorators would not approve of our ceiling fans in every room but this is Oklahoma and it gets HOT here,
3 shelving units full of supplies- I used to like to have everything stored neatly away, covered and out of sight but now, I like things where I can find them easily, as long as they are still neat and organized.
the big desktop computer lives in the computer room too- but I am a bad photographer and can't get a good shot of the new slipcover I made for the office chair.
blinds closed above and blinds closed below- neither picture looks great though
Storage tubs- all full with patterns, plastic canvas and yarn, unfinished quilts and lots of fabric.
Yes, I know it is a lot, much was given to me by friends and the majority is from my mom.
I've thought about getting rid of a a lot of it, but my husband thought that was a bad idea. He said he has seen me make things with supplies on hand and he does not think I would be happy if I needed things after I got rid of them. So, for now, all this stuff is staying.
Paper craft table- the CriCut machine sits on top, papers are stored underneath. But right now, my rainbow quilt blocks are spread out on it, no paper crafting happening right now.
Rubber stamps on the wall.
My husband and father in law built those stamp frames for me.
Sewing table with the thread rack and more rubber stamps on the wall.
Sewing tools like cutters, scissors and markers are on a tray under the thread rack.
The black and white brocade vinyl is tablecloth material sold by the yard in the fabric department of Walmart.
Ironing board- most all sewing needs some ironing.
There is a closet in this room, a long closet, but it was hard to store and then take out sewing things when needed. So now the closet is used for holiday and baby things and my sewing things are out in the open, easy to use.
The black and white polka dot fabric on the chair and ironing board was bought at parking lot rummage sale, about 3 years ago. It was a very long and very wide piece of fabric and it just makes me smile when I look at those dots. Even when ironing :)
My sewing machine, a 4 year old Necchi- I like it a lot.
I used clear containers that 1 pound of salad greens are sold in at the grocer. They are not the sturdiest of boxes but they are perfect for lightweight sewing supplies. I learned this thrifty trick from Mary Ann.
This might be my favorite result of organizing. I put all adhesives into one storage bin- assorted tapes and glues- and it has already been so handy. When something needs made or fixed, we all know right where to go for the right adhesive.
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