Sunday, August 28, 2011

Welcome to a really messy craft room!

Since I can't show you any of the projects that I am currently working on, I thought I would show you my little piece of very messy heaven. When I decided to take these pictures, I at first thought that I should spend some time straightening up before I took them, but I thought that would take wayyyyy too long -LOL. So here goes a partial tour of my craft room. First, I guess you need to know that this is the "bonus room" over the garage and therefore has mostly dormered walls. The wall closest to the house is the full 10' tall wall, but the others are about 4' tall before they start slanting in.



This first picture shows just how messy I can get. This is normally my work bench desk, but right now it is so covered with "stuff", I really couldn't do much on it. This afternoon I was cutting some styrofoam for finishing one of my Autumn projects for MB, and I had to move a number of stacks before I had room to work. Bad girl.



These are two file cabinets which sit next to the work bench. In the small white drawers, I keep my GAST and WDW and Anchor and Six Strands Sweet floss. The blue box contains patterns for plastic canvas and crochet. The purple basket holds my overdyed fabric and the two file cabinets hold my charts by topic.

This is my old computer, and I have an inventory system of my charts on it, and hopefully after the holiday season, I can do some culling of all the junk I have. The little set of drawers underneath contain my tools - floss bags, needles, rulers, etc.




This is the bottom half of a bookcase and this is all of my DMC floss. I try to keep a complete inventory of all the colors, but I currently have a list of about 20 I need to replenish.



This is the top half of that bookcase where I keep my ribbons and several random brands of floss. This has been a great way to keep track of things.



These next two pictures are the large bookcases that stand at the full heigth walls. They contain my Cross Stitch books and magazines. The white binders are filled with my magazines each in vinyl page protectors. It is obvious that I don't need another thing when it comes to my stash, so why is it I can't stop buying???



I have been doing some stitching - I have finished my larger Autumn project, and am working on my "Stitched Piece" project. When I finish that, I will start on the Christmas ornaments, and will stitch on them until time to go - I don't know how many I will get done - we will see. I am taking pictures of them all, so after I get back, I will show them all to you.



I have been thinking about all my east coast Pals, and have hopes that they all suffered little or no damage from Irene. Or for that manner, the earthquake. World is acting a little crazy isn't it?



Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I really do appreciate those comments. Until next time, have a happy healthy, stitchy time!

11 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

Wow, Beth! Your craft room and stash looks like heaven to me! No wonder you need a computer to keep track of your magazines and patterns. I have all my kits and charts and fabric in one plastic storage box, and just recently put my DMC in a separate box. I feel like such a newbie!

Karen said...

Well Beth....compared to mine it looks pretty neat! My stitching this month has really been lacking and I really need to get busy on the exchange pieces for Pals if I'm going to participate! Can't wait to see what goodies you have stitched up.....

happy stitching...

butterfly said...

Love your craft room. i started off with a tidy one now its every where I need a full day to tidy mine

Sally said...

I love your craft room. We could do to move to a bigger house so that I could have one! No room in this one for one and it's my dream to move so that I can have one and also have some peace from neighbours!!!

Karen said...

looks great Beth! our craft rooms aren't suppose to be neat/tidy anyways. LOl but yours is! especially compared to mine right now. LOL can't wait to see you in Oct in MB!

Fiona said...

What a great craft room, if it was neat and tidy you probably wouldn't be able to find anything LOL.

Carol said...

How nice to have a dedicated craft room, Beth--my stuff is spread out all over my house! I'll bet you love the time you get to spend in there :)

Lynn said...

Your craft room looks great Beth! Mine started out nice and neat but it wasn't long before it fell apart, lol! Stuff is now scattered all over the room.
You have an incredible amount of charts there. It makes sense to use the computer to sort them.

Siobhan said...

You call that messy?? I need to take a picture of my son's room and send it to you. LOL I think your craft room looks like a little slice of heaven!! :)

Shelleen said...

That's not messy. That is organized!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I LOVE your craft room. You're really very organized. I would love to have a craft room but no room in my house ;)