as my little business has evolved
from crafting in my spare time
to running an after-bedtime-sweatshop,
my work space has also had to evolve.
i began on a tiny desk.
and i boycotted that desk and overtook the dining table.
this prompted sean to build me a desk system where i could have a work space
and a place to store all of my fabric withing view and reach.
then that wonderful desk suddenly started feeling smaller and smaller,
so once again, sean pulled through and built me more desks,
for sewing and homeschooling side-by-side,
and a beautiful cutting table.
i still needed more room!
(maybe it has something to do with my frequent trips to hawthorne?)
i am not so good at starting a project and continuing until completion.
and that may be a slight understatement.
i had all my works-in-progress flowing all over every surface in the playroom (aka my studio)
and that left no space to actually finish anything.
now some may suggest just having fewer projects in the works
or fewer plates to spin.
but not me!
i said, “let’s move vertical!”
so sean built me our newest addition to the room:
and they hold all my w.i.p.’s
plus so much more.
the cardboard boxes have been a great temporary solution for holding all the projects
(they’re orange boxes from costco!)
but i did just buy these beauties from land of nod a few days ago.
i can’t wait to add more color up there!
i have a whole shelf dedicated to notions:
ricrac, zippers, pompoms, buttons (big buttons, little buttons, fabric covered buttons)
and i even have the top shelf just for being pretty!
it is functional too, since most of the containers are filled with less often used things,
but really, i just like it for its looks.
the mini sewing machine was a gift to gracie,
but somehow it made its way onto my shelves.
and the vintage plaid ice bucket is my most favorite recent garage sale find
bellow the cutting desk are baskets full of inventory and supplies,
and also a little shipping station with envelopes, a scale and stamps.
i’m old school in my shipping methods.
next to the cutting table is where i spend most of my time.
i sit in the corner with windows in both directions, and a beautiful view.
it can be a little distracting.
i have this little basket that holds my pens and pencils,
crafty inspiration books, covered notebooks and journals.
this is where the magic happens.
ok, that was so lame, but funny nonetheless!
i need to use the clipboards more, but i’m starting to get used to it.
there’s one for each blogging, school, home and work.
and here’s the view to the left of my sewing machine.
the kids’ school/craft desks are all lined up.
we just got new chairs (not pictured)
and they are soo much better than the rickety-and-formerly-beautiful vintage chairs.
here’s my fabric stash – a little more depleted than it is now.
its one of my favorite things to look at.
i just love when things are orderly and organized by color.
and here’s gracie’s new work station, just below my fabric.
i think having a little corner of her own helps her to concentrate a little more.
ok, so that’s most of it!
and its never this clean.