Saturday, June 21, 2014

SEWjo Saturday - Craft Room

Well, this weekend hasn't been as full of sewing as I had hoped.  I spent my entire Friday night and Saturday cleaning and re-organizing my "Craft Cave."  I went to Wally World and picked up some 2.5 gallon zipper bags, along with a plastic 3-drawer storage chest to house my newly acquired quilting treasures.  Here was my room before....

The picture is from a couple of months ago,  but has relatively remained unchanged since.  I had three machines with no homes, piles of fabric on the floor, and no room to move.  Since my room is home to two of my "major" crafts... sewing/quilting & scrapbooking, there is a LOT of stuff in a small space.

I worked all night last night and finally got my stuff organized and manageable. 

Wow!  How awesome is the panoramic mode on the iPhone!!  Lol  Here it is, all neat and tidy.  It's going to be so nice not to have to be tripping on everything all the time and to be able to do something without moving 10 things first.

Here's a quick tour...

The sign on the door to my "Craft Cave."  The Batman symbol is an inside joke between me and Hubby.  I always tell him I'm going to "the cave" and one day he asked me if that made me Batman.  Since then, he calls me that all the time, especially when I'm in a crafty mood.

 View from walking in the door

 My sewing station.  It's an old cubicle counter resting on top of two filing cabinets.  Multi-colored storage tower on right is full of scrapbooking paper scraps.

 My TV, wide-format printer and cart full of scrapbooking stuff in the dormer, and my computer desk

 My desk and my main working area.  White JetMax cubes are full of scrapbooking stuff and home to my two die cutting machines, but my embroidery machine and serger are now housed in the upper left hand shelf of the unit

Work station, ironing board, bookshelf (full of scrapbooks, books, and magazines), and my two overly-stuff closets.  Left one is scrapbooking mobile storage and my overflow sewing stuff, right one is FULL of scrapbooking stuff


My simple work station.  4' table with a cutting mat on top, white storage chest houses my notions, scissors, templates, rulers, extra thread, an the bottom drawer is full of my sewing machine supplies (power cords, foot petals, embroidery unit, embroidery hoops, etc.).  Two small containers in the middle are full of thread with my June Mystery Quilt kit resting on top.  The two tubs on the right - top one is my "project kits" ready to go, and the bottom one has what little "stash" fabric I have.

Sewing closet contains all my mobile scrapbooking stuff, along with a tub of pre-packaged batting, tub of yarn, tub containing finished projects, an a small tub of fabric scraps.  The two hanging ZipLoc bags contain all my muslin for backings as well as all my batting scraps.

Linking up with SEWjo Saturday at My Go-Go Life and Show Off Saturday at SewCanShe


  1. Wow! I am so impressed. Great job organizing. I quilt and scrapbook as well, so I know how hard it is to balance them in one room.

  2. It is a challenge to fit our stuff in one room. Once my dh asked if I might confine my stuff to the one room, I looked around and said, doubt it. LeeAnna at not afraid of color