My Happy Place

I thought I would show you my craft corner where all the magic happens. Are you curious?
When we last year moved to a slightly bigger apartment I was very happy because finally I was able to store all my sewing and craft supply in one place. Previously I had a huge bag in the bedroom, a couple of boxes in the kids’ room etc. But now I have a whole corner in the living room! I know it is still not a studio, not even a separate “office” or “craft room” but I am very pleased and it is truly my happy place! Come and have a look!

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This is all: a sewing table, a shelf and an other shelf which used to be the kitchen island in our previous kitchen. Now it functions as my fabric storage. I hand sewed the curtains when my sewing machine was broken. I think they are absolutely necessary because this craft corner is in the living room, so it has to stay organized and the curtains help me hide the mess I make…

DSC_3140I also have small boxes and drawers for buttons, zippers, velcro, needles etc. I love them, they are always at hand and I  can reach them from the sewing table.

DSC_3141I have a small garbage can on the right end of the table, little more hanging storage (originally planters but I found them more useful if I keep ribbons and other small sewing supplies in them). The info-board has two purposes: one is to hold all the important phone numbers visible at all times (like doctors, babysitter etc.), the other is to keep my ideas, lists, calendar.

I also have a ironing board stored behind our book case that I can set up any time I need it, there is enough space for it next to the couch.

DSC_3142A cutting board, the iron and a tray have their place on the “island”. I always store the fabrics and other little pieces, notes of the running project on the tray. But when the project is huge, it takes over the whole shelf and sometimes even the couch next to it…

DSC_3146I find the wall lamp absolutely necessary above the sewing desk because the windows are behind me when I am sewing but I love the fact that this lamp looks actually awesome. Great design!

 

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The little painting is a reproduction of a grandiose work of art in the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA): The Nut Gatherers (1882) by William Adolphe Bouguereau. I used to go to that museum every week when we lived in Detroit and this was my all time favorite painting there. I can’t say why but I just love it. Maybe because it is so peaceful. Anyway, it makes my happy place just complete and perfect.

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Please, show me how your creative space looks like!

My corner

Who has ever been in our apartment knows, that it is very small, especially the living room. But somehow it works for us and we use it as an office, a play room, a guest room and now as craft room, as well. And the whole room is just about 16qm! Can you believe it? Take a look at my corner: this is where I create. IMGP7159I like this corner because it’s close to the window and it’s bright. The desk was previously a smaller one (about the half size of this one) but with my husband we decided to update and I love this new desk. It works well so far and it smells really good because it’s real wood. And while we were shopping for a desk, I saw this small organizer above on the shelf with the drawers on sale! I was lucky to find it because now all the threads and other small stuff are organized and I can  keep these things away from my son. Practical and safe at the same time!

The lamp in the corner was a full-length standing lamp until my son ruined it as he started to crawl. Then I cut the bottom part off, put a lace on it and now it helps my work beside the desk when it gets darker.

And finally there is the green cutting mat and rolling cutter on the left side of the desk. I got those just yesterday but I already tried them out: they are very useful and looking forward to work with them. And of course there is a picture of my husband and son on my board. They inspire me the most… 🙂