As is painfully obvious, I am new to blogging! I have been looking online for inspiration on craft rooms and how to organise craft supplies and this is how I stumbled into the wonderful world of blogging. I have been cutting pictures of beautiful rooms and houses out of magazines, then filing them into boxes according to room types, for at least 20 years. Most of my friends think I'm nuts for doing this but I just can't part with my pictures. It's fantastic to see that I am not alone and there are so many of you other home loving nuts out there! I am also an avid crafter - wish I wasn't as I can never seem to switch off. I am sure that most of you crafters, like me, amass so much stuff that I either forget what I've got or can't find what I'm looking for as it's behind or under a pile of other stuff. I make a lot of Christmas Decorations and used to sell them in my shop (which due to the recession I closed this year but I'm not sad as you have to move with the times and this is just a step in another direction). Before I had my shop I used to sell my decorations in other shops or at parties in customer's houses so am going back to that to cut my overheads. Anyway, this time of year I really need to get myself organised and find this so stressful and huge a task that I usually spend most of my time just opening my cupboard doors and just staring at the contents hoping they will organise themselves. I have found so many gorgeous craft room and work room pictures online that I am now really inspired and ready to tackly my supplies and get them labeled and organised.
I love these storage baskets being repurposed to hold craft supplies. I had a pink wire cake stand which I used to use in my shop to hold bits and pieces and I am going to spray it either grey, black or white (completely undecided cos I love all of these photos) to put on my work table when I have one! I currently use my desk or my dining table!
Now onto cabinets and storage units
I love that all the supplies in these units are on display yet still look really neat and tidy. I find that if I put things behind closed doors I never really get to use them so love the idea of things being visible yet organised.
This board is fantastic and I may try the idea out in my daughter's bedroom as she gets older - incorporate a few different fabrics and include photo's of her and her friends and souvenirs she picks up along the way.
The bottom two pictures are from a lady whose craft room is the most organised thing I have ever seen in my life. Absolutely stunning. Sorry I can't remember who you are as I have been googling and saving craft room images for a few weeks now but I do love your room! These are simply spice racks holding small craft supplies. I also store small bits in little glass jars from Habitat but they don't look as good as this.
Gorgeous Craft Rooms
This room is my absolute favourite and I love everything about it. I would love to sit in front of that window and day dream all day. I love the colour on the walls and the nick nacks on the walls too. It's so homely and so organised. I wouldn't say no to any of the rooms below either...
This room belongs to the lady who has organised some of her stuff in the spice jars shown earlier. I will try and find her blog/website and post a link cos there were tons of photos and very inspirational. I forgot to save a photo of where she had stencilled a ruler to the side edge of her work table to make it easier to cut fabric to size - such a good idea!
I absolutely love the rooms above and below. They are both so light and fresh - it would be a real pleasure to work in either of these rooms. Also if I had a room like either of these the rest of my house would be immaculate as I would never use any other room. On second thoughts the rest of my house would be a bomb site if my husband, son and daughter had free reign!
In Wales we use the word cwtch (even those of us who don't speak Welsh) and it means a loving cuddle or hug and both of the pictures above make me feel really cwtchy. I would love to snuggle up in either of these chairs and sew to my hearts content.
I hope when I get round to creating my own craft room it manages to look a tiny bit like one of these rooms.
I'm not sure if I have to state where I got the pictures from and also don't know how to actually do this so if I have pinched one of your photo's please accept my apologies and know that I did it because they were so inspirational!