Sunday, June 14, 2009

my craft nook

I'm very proud of my recent addition to our home. We have a strange little inset in our dining room that we weren't quite sure what to do with. For months it's sat there with no purpose but to collect stuff that hasn't found a home yet.

Over the last few weeks I've slowly moved all of those orphaned things into another room to be dealt with later, and have built shelving, put together Ikea boxes, and transformed this lowly corner into the most delightful Craft Nook I could ever have imagined.

Have you ever known what it was to have organized creativity at your fingertips? Nor I! This is a whole new world for me. And it's proved rather effective. Do you know what you can make when your sewing machine is out and ready for you at a moment's notice? Or what cards can be whipped up when your stamps, ink and paper aren't piled under other boxes?

I think I'd still like to spiff it up a bit - maybe some fabric or paper along the back wall so it's not so white. I may actually label all of those boxes so I remember what's in them. That lovely paper bag that's acting as a trash can may turn into something as attractive as it is utilitarian. And I have one of those accordion room dividers coming so that I can hide it all away when it's not in use.

And it's location is perfect. Because it's adjacent to the dining room, there's a large table that I can sprawl all of my materials on and craft away. I love to pass by it during the day, and imagine what's waiting for me as it beckons from it's corner of new life. I may never do housework again!

12 comments:

mrsbuckett said...

what a wonderful little space! I long to have a place like that some day too.

Cindy said...

What a fabulous space! I think its wonderful that you can have a place that you are storing all you stuff in a central location and easily accessable. It looks fantastic!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

That is awesome! You did a great job. It's fun and functional. And the fact that it is easily accessible is key, plus the fact that it is in the dining room means you can't just leave it a mess all the time.. built in accountability.. a must for me!

Keep up the crafty work girlie!

Happy said...

I love your nook! It's perfect and oh so organized! I definteley think you should label those boxes, though. I always forget what I put in boxes unless I label.

I'm very inspired by this nook of yours to create a place of my very own somewhere! Hmmmnnn...

Mom ~~ /) ~~ said...

Stella I am so happy for you.
Love

Momma B. said...

To say I am a little jealous of your nook would be understatement. But....since I profess to be a Christ follower, I am repenting of my covetousness and praying for a genuine happiness for you in your blessing. I think it's great! Hope you enjoy all your hours of craftiness!

Megan said...

I love your craft nook Karen - it's perfect! It's the kind of space I could imagine but never pull off. How fun!

Susie said...

I love it! You are so creative - HGTV would be envious, for sure. So organized, but very handy, and ready to create. Great job!

Christie said...

once again you've inspired me to get more organized in my own little quilterhood crafter-room...will you help me? :-)

Keeping Up with The Joneses said...

You go girl!! It looks awesome! Great job!!

Angela said...

Hey Karen - Love your space! So I'm not crafty or organized, but I do have a "brother" label maker and LOVE it!

Jen said...

Love your crafting nook!! So cute and functional too!! I am just learning to be more crafty and I believe I would have more success if I had a place like this in my house!! Maybe one day!!!