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Monday, 6 June 2016

Ta-da!!!! My new craft room

I'd better warn you now this is a really long post with lots of pictures, but I cannot tell you how happy I am with my lovely new crafting space!  A place for everything and everything in it's place.  This is as you come in from our boot room, with my main work desk just at the forefront of the picture.
This view is from the opposite corner and is of the main shelving unit that was already in the room when it was used previously as a store/work/shed room!  I was waiting for the floral cubes which arrived today and they fit the shelves perfectly! 
This is a close up of my fabric and felting storage. together with some vintage sewing bits and pieces and a couple of vintage dollies, including the baby which was a birthday present from my MIL - it's a Rosebud and I have a collection of these so I was very happy to receive this little cutie. 
We inherited the piano when we moved here, also from my MIL, and hubby bought me a Piano book for beginners for my birthday, so intend to have a go, once it's been retuned!  Maybe something for winter months.

 This is my usual working desk next to the door to the garden - the bottom panel of wood in the door is being replaced by glass to let more light in (and to keep the local cats out!). 
This unit houses mainly all my embellishments - flowers, charms, pearls, buttons, lace, ribbon etc.  I may prettify the folders along the bottom which hold mainly my cling stamps - I shall enjoy looking for new pretty storage boxes/folders. 
Moving on to the corner next to my embellishment unit is the corner with all my 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 design papers. Behind the ribbon storage,(which I also want to change) are all my Stampin up Stamp Sets and the small wooden chest to the left holds mostly wooden backed stamps.  Also lots of paper and card storage here.  Oh and the metal card drawers hold all my  dies - and they're all now in alphabetical order!!   
The top glass cabinet was being got rid of by my SIL, so I nabbed it as I thought it would look fab on top of this old plan chest which belonged to my late FIL.
The cabinet houses my vintage card collection for now, a couple more dolls and some old ink bottles.  The flowers here were from my son for my birthday, and can you spot a wedding pic of me and hubby 32 years ago!!
The first three drawers of the plan chest hold all my punches - I pinched this idea from best matey, Lesley, who has her punches in large drawers like this (although purpose built for the task).  The ones above are mostly my Stamping Up and shape punches - it's so nice to be able to see them all easily.
My Martha Stewart punches
Finally, all the others, and my punch boards which I hope to make more use of now that I can put my hands on them so readily.
This next corner, has been designated messy/ mixed media corner!  The cabinet behind houses all my inks and paints and general stuff to help alter other stuff!  A few years ago, hubby bought me a melt pot which I can now use without having to clear the decks on my desk.   
The Thornton pic is an old advertising board that one of my daughters obtained which is rather in keeping with my love of  chocolate! This is really to show you my new Big Shot Plus machine which hubby got for my birthday - the little Revolution  machine was my first die cutting machine and it's rather handy now to keep out for those small, fiddly dies.  I am also thinking about giving craft lessons or craft parties for children so the table will be perfect for that (I already tried it out with Nick's cousin's girls who were here last week and they loved it!  They made two fab cards, I was very impressed!
Finally, my little relaxing area where I may just sit and read or look out on the garden.
This unit contains all my 12 x 12 papers, and I recently bought the card display stand for when I start doing craft fairs!!!!! 
You may be able to spot a new card which I will be uploading to my blog in the next couple of days. 
 And to finish off a close up off my seating corner - I love this chair!!

Well I hope you enjoyed the tour of my new space, I've just got to start using it now - however, we have my Aunt and Uncle and my Dad arriving to stay for a few days tomorrow, so I may have to wait a little while yet!!
Let me know if you want to come and play - Crafty retreats can be arranged - our holiday let is directly above!!
Hugs, Juliexx


Grenouille Greetings said...

JEALOUS! But very much looking forward to coming up to sit with you in your new lovely, lovely space! Hugs, Lesley

Marie Ingholt said...

Wow it really is big. Looking lovely. hope you have many hours of fun there. Best of luck and have fun! @):-

Chrissy said...

What an amazing space Julie..I am always so intrigued with everyones stuff..I have my 6x6 pads in one basket and my punch drawer has 11 punches in look at all your goodies and would have field day playing in there..I live far too far away of course, but I can dream..
gorgeous room and I'm sure you will have wonderful times in there..


Erin said...

Ohhh my world this is the most perfect craft area in the world so pretty .. I hope you have many hours of fun in there Julie

OK said...

Ого! Вау! Большая комната, много запасов!

Jane said...

Wow Julie.... 'space envy' big time!!! Xx

Christine Thomas said...

Wow julie looks fantastic, health to enjoy x

Ella's Design said...

What a fab creative space, Julie! I have to say, I thought I had a lot of stuff, but I can't quite believe you managed to fill that whole space...though I'm only jealous! It's so nice to have a specific room that you can just shut the door on at the end of the day and leave works in progress and I think the idea of workshops is definitely one you should investigate - we have 16 ladies on our books now and it's so much fun (but a lot of hard work and brain scratching to come up with ideas too!) Wishing you a very happy, crafty time in your new creative space and look forward to seeing what you come up with! Hugs, Lisa x

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Julie, I'm very jealous right now! Having said that, you deserve it sweetie as your projects are always so inspirational.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow it's Huge! What a gorgeous room, so lovely to have room for everything and have everything at hand and still plenty of space to get in between too. You will have such fun in there that I suspect you won't want to leave it. I wish you many happy hours crafting.

Kathleen said...

All you need now is a kettle and a mini fridge!
Looks great.
Can't wait to see it in real day!
Kathleen Mc xx

Crafty KJ said...

Oh my word, you lucky thing! I'm turning green with envy. I love everything in your new crafty space, the storage boxes and baskets are gorgeous too and everything looks so organised! Have fun in your fabulous new room! Hugs, Karen xx

Kim Costello said...

Wow gorgeous gorgeous creative space, have major craft room envy, look at all your clear table tops, mine are never like that, lol. Love that you've used unique furniture for your supplies, I do that same, I use a standing dvd unit for my 6x6 papers and a shoe cabinet is perfect for my dies!
All good thanks for sharing!

XxJULESxX said...

WOW amazing craft room Julie!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is huge, looks fab

Grenouille Greetings said...

I know I was the first to comment on this post but having seen it again I just thought I would tell you that I'm still drooling! Hugs, Lesley