Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pinch Me!

I mentioned to Dash how I wished I had more room for my quilting. 

The next thing I knew we were moving the home office into a small desk in the guest bedroom and the entire room was all mine. 

The room is only 10 foot by 10 foot with an extra cubby area that used to be the closet.


First up was the light. I asked Dash to get a florescent one with four bulbs. Dash said he picked out this one because it looked like quilt blocks. I love that man. No, you can't...he is mine.


On the door-way wall I built a design wall. It is six by six foot. I followed this tutorial to build the wall, click here. For my friends that don't quilt, a design wall is a place to hang blocks to see how they look, it's made with flannel so the cotton blocks kind of "stick" to it or can be pinned in place.


In front of the design wall is my pressing station. It is indescribable how awesome this thing is. The top is 62 by 24 inches. See all that storage? It rolls very easily, even on the carpet. I can't take any credit for the genius of this idea...click here to see how it's made.


I learned how to make elastic casing sewing the ironing board cover. I nearly made it too tight to put on! This is the tutorial I followed, click here.


This view shows how much of my design wall is still usable when the ironing station is in front of it. My cutting mat, rulers and a four foot folding table are leaning against the wall at the end of the unit. I haven't decided if I want to put up a pegboard to hang stuff on or what so there it sits until then.


To the left is the doorway.


I learned to sew lined curtains to match the pressing station. Curtains are surprisingly easy to create! I used this tutorial, click here. The fabric is a Kansas Troubles print called Clara's Garden.


I added a second bookcase for more storage. I'm sure things will change over and over until I work out the most convenient place for everything. 


You've seen my computer cubby before. The sewing desk is right behind so I just turn the chair around for each task. Lots of storage above the desk too. 

Every time I look in my craft room I think I'm dreaming. I think I'm way too excited about having it! It seemed to take forever to get everything together, made and put in place and now that it's done I don't know what to do. What to create next? I bet it doesn't take too long to come up with something! 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

22 comments:

Ruth said...

Well aren't you the lucky duck! I'm terribly jealous. May you have many happy hours of crafting joy in there.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful room you have! My room is only very slightly bigger (like 10x11) and it's amazing how much function can fit in that sized space. LOVE your light. Your husband made a great decision there as well as making sure you have your own sewing space. Score! :)

Robin in Virginia said...

Your room looks terrific! I wish you many hours of quilting/sewing bliss. Enjoy your new space! Thanks for sharing the links!

Bea said...

Wow! What a fantastic space. Have fun in there.

Kerryp77 said...

Wow amazing, lucky you

pandy said...

That is AMAZING! Wonderful space. :D

CalamityJr said...

Wow! You've accessorized perfectly; I'm sure you'll be very creative in your special space.

Elizabeth said...

Wow what a great space - it looks like are totally organized in your new space. I can't wait to see the quilts you are going to make in your new room.

Elizabeth

gracie said...

What a terrific place to play. It most likely will continue to evolve until you find the best way to organize it, then you will change it again. Have fun

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What a terrific space! You'll enjoy it so much and I can't wait to see what you start creating next!

KimM said...

Lovely, lovely creative space....
xxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your enthusiasm for your new space made me smile. We crafters are all about space and a working area and yours looks perfect. I hope you enjoy it and produce many lovely things as a result - quilting can be all consuming but the results are so rewarding.

TexWisGirl said...

truly awesome. what a sweet man.

moosecraft said...

Absolutely amazing! Love it! From the light, right down to the fresh made curtains and sewing station... love it, love it, love it! :-)

Angela said...

I love your new craft room. The curtains are lovely :)

Sweet Sue said...

wowie wow wow! terrific use of space, and you are soooo deserving! enjoy your happy space ~ happy dancing with you:) xo

Cathy said...

So, so, so cool! It looks so well-thought-out and organized. Inviting too. You should consider taking part in the Where Bloggers Create party from the blog, My Desert Cottage.
http://www.mydesertcottage.com/2016/06/where-bloggers-create-2016-will-be-in.html

Cathy
CraftyCat

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a fantastic room! Purpose built for your hobby. I might get a room one day if either of my boys leaves home!

Khristine Doiron said...

Lucky you!! It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see what you create next :)

Brenda said...

Wow! Absolutely WONDERFUL to have a whole room to create in!! Trust me ....I appreciate having mine all the time!

Carol said...

How wonderful to have your very own quilting/craft room! I have the room, just haven't had the energy to organize my own :) Maybe some day!

Enjoy that creative space, Sharon!

Julie said...

FABULOUS!