So...when did it become November? This year feels as if it has been flying by! The scariest part is that I haven't even started my holiday knitting yet!! Hopefully I will get to it, if not, then I'll have to just be ok with store bought gifts!
In other news, I'm super excited to say that I now have a craft room! No longer is my yarn in my bedroom/closet, sewing machine in the dining room, and other craft stuff all over! It now has a room of its very own! Just over 3 weeks ago I "upgraded" my space and went through the glorious process of moving. After a few trips to Ikea and unpacking multiple boxes, we are finally settling in, which is such a wonderful feeling. The craft room is almost done--it still needs some straightening up and some artwork, but most things are put away :).
I went through so many ideas of what I wanted the room to look like. Pinterest is a glorious thing :). I ended up getting two more 9-cube cubicals from Closet Maid, a 5x5 expedit bookcase from Ikea, and two tables (one tall one and one with sides that you can put up and down). I had planned everything out on graph paper--even cut out little versions of the furniture! However, when we got home from Ikea and built the Expedit and tables, it did not seem as if the arrangement was going to work! Thankfully after much rearranging we found something that made me happy and optimized the space in the room!
Here's my "wall of yarn"--I highly recommend these Closet Maid "cubicals" for yarn storage. They are reasonably priced, sturdy, and simple to put together! I love the bins that you can get for them too. Almost all of my yarn is stored here...almost.
On the other side of the room is the Expedit bookcase. I love this thing, but it definitely takes some muscle to get it together! I originally wanted to fill this with yarn, but my books started taking over. In fact, I had to move all of my school books, well most of them, to bookcases in the living room and dining room! I still want to get some drawers for this unit, but I haven't found the ones I want.
I love the talk, skinny table that you see here. It's a good height to cut fabric and work on while standing (the legs are adjustable yay!) and it works perfectly with the stools that I already had! I guess that's the "computer station."
This portion is still a work in progress and definitely messy. That table is where the sewing machine is going to live. I have a nice bright light that will be perfect as I'm working on projects! I also got a 2x2 expedit bookcase that's holding my ginormous printer!
So far I'm LOVING this room! I can't wait until it is finished! Unfortunately, it wasn't one of the "priority" areas to unpack, which is why it still isn't done 3 weeks later. Soon it will be! (and then I'll post some "ta da!" photos!)
Until then! Happy crafting!