November 10, 2014

craft room tour

Oh, hello there! Want to take a tour?

Back when Heather & I were looking for a place to live, we decided we wanted an extra space for all our creative endeavors. We were lucky enough to find this place with a whole spare room! This space is where we make & shoot all the tutorials you see on the blog. This is where the magic happens! Unless the lighting is bad, then we move the whole mess to the other side of the house. But generally speaking, this room = magic. This space also doubles as a storage room, which is much less photogenic, so we'll just pretend I didn't mention that part. Okay, let's go!

Side note: This is the cleanest the space has ever been. Usually there's four or five projects happening at the same time, mostly strewn out all over the floor. I don't want to give you any ideas that I'm constantly working in tidy conditions, because that's just not the case. It's mostly chaos in this part of our home. That's the point of having a craft room, right? It's a space that can house the many stages of the creative process. In this shot you can see my "TO DO" board, which reminds me of stuff that needs to get done. For instance, I still need to make a second oven mitt (don't judge me). 

I love the craft room because it is generally the most organized room of the house. Maybe a little too organized. Sometimes I get crazy with the label-maker. I know I've mentioned how much I love tiny things, so obviously there's a whole shelf dedicated to that. 

There's a lot of weird stuff from my college years still hanging around this room. I kept some of my figures from the stop-motion clips I made  in the past as a reminder to keep making art. They all just kind of hang out on this shelf & silently judge me for not spending my time more artistically.  

Here's a few shots of my attempts at organization. There are so many odd & random supplies in this room that it's tough to keep up with it all, but I think I've finally got a system. 

My all-time favorite part of my crafting space is my Kenmore sewing machine. It used to belong to my grandmother. If memory serves correct, she only used it a handful of times. Like, maybe two. So it works pretty well now. I'm so spoiled with this machine - I don't know what I'll do when it finally bites the dust. 

I hope you've enjoyed the tour. If I get the sudden urge to clean, maybe I'll show you some other fun aspects of our home. Maybe.


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