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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Craft Room pics ~Part One

Ok, I finally got my C.R. (craft room) all cleaned up a couple of wks. ago so I could start the new yr. off in my craft room w/a clean table, so I thot I'd show ya what the room looks like. Most of the time it is way more messy than this and over the holidays it became our 'throw it in there' room, LOL. I'm gonna break it up into 2 or 3 posts so as not to 'overload' blogger again.

As some of you might remember, this room used to be our oldest son's b'room, but last spring it became my new c.r. and let me tell you, it is a very small room. However, I feel I'm much more productive(well, if I could stay off of the computer), in this room than I was out in my craft barn(due to no potty out there and all), which had a LOT more space. It's way more compact, but very conducive to sewing/crafting, at least most of the time. :))

As you walk in the door, this peg board holding most, but not all of my overdyed floss, is on the opposite wall.
Yes, I once owned a cross stitch shop several yrs. ago.........can you tell???
Even more thread hangs on the back of the door.....I wanted the closet to be 'open' so I could find things easily. Next to the closet on the left, sits my bins full of cross stitch material in all different sizes, colors and counts. I bought the 9 cubby bins at Target a few yrs. ago. The black baskets I found at the $$ store for a dollar each. I have several more bins that hold all my sewing fabric and wool, that you will see later on.

I try to tag or label everything so it saves me time when I'm looking for something in particular. I just pull out a basket or sometimes two or three at a time, lol.

That's it for today, but plenty more to share in the next post. Plus, I will be having a BIG sale soon for my older craft patterns/kits, so start saving up your pennies!!

Have a lovely day/night! Happy crafting!


Ali said...

WOW!!! can I come and play at your house - lol - hmmm might need to have a secret saving up stash ready for your sale - but dont tell my oh - :-) xxx

cucki said...

super wowwwwwwwwwwww
can i come too pleaseeeeeeee?
it is truly a lovely place with lots of yummy threads and material..
love and hugs cukci xx

Autumn said...

OH OH OH...excuse me for drooling over your craft room. I ditto the above comment. Can we come play? ;-)

Christine said...

Incredible organization! That is a wonderful array for a cross stitch lover! I could easily lose a day or more in there stitching!!
Best wishes

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your craft room! Don't you wish they would always stay tidy?

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Looks fabulous so far.
Can't wait to see more.

Sheila said...

I'm impressed my friend! I WILL NOT be showing any pics of my craft room for some time. It's difficult to stay tidy with all the supplies I have. I did make a pretty good dent in the last few weeks though ;->

Trace4J said...

Now that is one Awesome Craft Room!
Lucky you!
Hugs Trace


Faye said...

Tanya~~ I keep coming back to this post.....I admire your craft room so so much! Like you, I have a craft room...not the largest, but larger than some...I love the get away space and am always trying to tweek it to make it better...Great job,....I cannot wait to see more!


natalyK said...

Love it!! I want a craft room too!!! :(

Catherine said...

I have no words.....sigh.....it's fantabulous....there...that's the word!

Wendy said...

I'm another WOW! And I want to come and play too ;)
Love those threads and your baskets look far too neat and tidy ... I could help you mess them up a bit ... and then I'd help you tidy up again ..hehehee
I can't wait to see whats next :)
Hugs Wendy x x

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

I am in cross stitcher's aww at your CR! I did not know that you were a stitcher. How cool. :)

Prim blessings,

Carol said...

Will you adopt me, Tanya : ) What an amazing craft room--I can't even imagine how wonderful that would be... Can't wait to see the rest!

Angie Berry said...

Pssshhh! Is that all you have? LOL! Dang girl, you're like a store inside your home, haha! I would never get anything accomplished... I would just sit around and look at everything, lol! I use those cubby bins from Target also. Gonna put 4 together to make me a table for the middle of my room. They don't look like they would hold that much but I've been quite surprised at what all I can fit in them.

Looking good girl! Ready for the rest of the tour. =]

Anonymous said...

When I was little I used to get overexcited about Butlins. Now I get overexcited whenever I go into a cross-stitch shop and you have only to walk into that wonderful craftroom and it's all there so beautifully laid out and stored- fantastic I love it!

The Wooden Acorn said...

Tanya, your organized room is fabulous. Small spaces are perfect and you will always be able to find what you need instantly.

I especially like the primitive hang tags on your fabric baskets and also your "Stitching Girl" sign (hee, hee)

ENJOY the room....it looks cheerful and fun.

:-) Valerie