Thursday, 14 November 2013

Day 14: Workspace

I'm very lucky to have a wonderful workspace for crafting at home.  At the end of the upstairs hallway, just before the bathroom, is a small area that's half-corridor, half-room.  It's the perfect space in which to store all my sewing and craft supplies, and a nice little hideaway from the rest of the house when I want to concentrate on making.
It's furnished, like the rest of my house, in part-Ikea basics, part-vintage pieces, part-family heirlooms.  The wonderful pine bureau was a steal on eBay a few years ago, and the chair was a £5 charity shop find that I upcycled this summer.  I also love the slimline Billy bookcase, which is perfect for my fabric stash and collection of craft books.  My craft room is not a tidy workspace, though, and as you can see from these pictures I usually have half-finished projects scattered around the place.
I have a small collection of glass jars, which are perfect for storing ribbon, trim and buttons.  I'm still on the look-out for an old printer's tray to hang on the wall and display colourful cotton reels, which at present are also stuffed into a jar.
The final touch to this room was putting together the picture wall recently.  I used patterned washi tape to affix a random collection of postcards, prints, photographs and notes to the large blank wall next to my desk; I like the fact that I can add to and change this display easily.


  1. Oh we have matching letter mugs! :) i want my own house so i can decorate it like this! x

    1. I noticed that on your post yesterday - snap!

  2. What a great little - sort of - room! I'd love to have something like that, especially loving the poster pieces on the wall.

  3. Oh I am so envious, I want my own craft room. Its nice to see a scratch map too, mine keeps falling of the wall!