Thursday, September 30, 2010

A peek inside my new sewing room.

We recently moved, and that meant packing and unpacking all the stuff from my old sewing room. It was a pretty big job. It was also a little challenging because I had the entire finished basement in our old house to claim as my workspace, but I was downsizing. We've moved into a small apartment for a year. It's a temporary home, and thus, a temporary workspace. Without further ado:

My sewing desk. It's the desk from our old office, the Madison trestle desk from Target. I love this desk. it's solid and sturdy and the finish doesn't scratch. It gives me plenty of space to spread out, and I kind of regret not claiming it as my sewing desk much sooner!

The black shelves are from Ikea, and again, they were from our former home office. They now hold all my various sewing notions, thread rack, and some of my thinner ribbons.

I used a simple piece of grosgrain ribbon below the shelves to clip up fabric samples and other various bits and pieces.

These Closetmaid cubicals house all of my finished products. I like being able to see at a glance what I have in stock. The bins below hold projects I am working on.

The best part of the entire space: the walk-in closet! My beloved cutting table didn't make the cut (har har har) when we moved, so I needed an alternative place to store my fabrics. The racks on the wall are Closetmaid pantry racks, and they are the perfect size to hold my spools of ribbon.

And lastly, the shipping center. I repurposed the cabinets from my cutting table, and I use them to hold paper crafting supplies and other various random items. I used a cheap curtain rod to hold the ream of tissue wrap on the wall to keep it neat and wrinkle free. Letter trays organize my mailers and shipping labels quite nicely.

By the way, before you even ask- No, it does not look this tidy all of the time ;)

Question of the day: What is your favorite product for organizing your craft supplies?

Welcome to the new Mada's Place blog!

I'll slowly be transitioning my former blog to a more personal blog. This will be the new place to see what I'm working on, what craft shows I'll be attending, special offers, and general fabric yumminess :) I'll also be sharing some of my favorite Etsy and craft show tips.

I hope you enjoy the new blog!