Satisfying my creative need by brainstorming projects I'm going to do.
It's now February and if you live in the North East and aren't a total snow-bunny, you're probably suffering a certain degree of cabin fever. Who's got two thumbs and totally hates winter? This girl.
So, to satisfy my creative needs during these down months, I focus in and usually turn to my handmade crafts. My favorites are crochet and jewelry making, but I'm also looking to get into cross-stitch and sewing.
Only one problem with the crafty thing. All my craft stuff is still in boxes, buried in the catch-all room. Ruh-roh, Raggy.
See, when Tim and I moved in, we were pretty good about organizing and getting everything in it's proper place, but due to a lack of funds and time we haven't been able to get the office in line. So it ended up being (and I'm told this is totally normal for first time homeowners!) the catch all room for all the boxes we don't know what to do with yet.
On the bright side! We hope to have saved enough to completely re-do the "office" in the spring and I will finally have my own space (my own little space!) to put all my crafts together. We've already chosen which wall I shall have for my very own and brainstormed the layout of the rest of the room. So now it's up to me to plan out my itty-bitty craft haven.
I say itty-bitty because my design will have to be VERY space efficient. I only have room for a table, some creative shelving, and some storage in the adjacent closet. Luckily, not everything has to happen right at my craft table (i.e. I can use the dining room for cutting out large patterns, cross stitching on the couch, etc.), but certain things (like the sewing machine I'm saving for!) will need a permanent place to live.
I've posted the blank blueprints below and from now until we're ready to go in spring I'll be posting different possibilities as I come up with them. Click the pictures if you'd like a better look!
I'm always seeing all these Pinterest and Blog posts about space efficiency and I'd love to incorporate those types of ideas into my final layout.
Got any suggestions? Hit me up with a comment! I'd love to hear from you!