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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Craft Room

I'm very lucky to have a little space in our house that has been labelled my craft room. When our son grew up and left home, our daughter moved from her tiny bedroom to his old room and I staked my claim on the box room. It's a very tiny room, more like a large cupboard than a bedroom! I used to do a lot of paper crafting, making cards and spent many a happy hour scrapbooking, being in the craft room kept the mess/creative process in one place making it a bit easier.

We had our own business, a shop until a few years ago. When we decided to close the shop it meant there was a lot of old stock to house... yes, you know where I'm going with this, my poor little room became a dumping ground for all sorts, it became a junk room.

I have reclaimed my room, we've been emptying it gradually over time, selling things, donating lots to charity and throwing things away.There's still stuff in the loft that needs to be dealt with, but I think we're on the winning side at last.

I've been spending time over the last few months, sorting out drawers and making the room more useable.




The drawers are full of card, stamps, embellishments and other paraphernalia.



So many papers for scrapbooking.




My wonderful husband made me a workspace from a piece of conti board. It goes from wall to wall so make good use of the available space. Here's picture of the desk looking a bit messy (though far better than it has), in front of the window so I have lots of light. In the middle is my little oven that I use for baking fimo/modelling clay.




I haven't really done any paper crafting for a long time, preferring to crochet the last few years as well as using fabric and felt. I made a couple of cards towards my Christmas stash so I could feel I'd been a little creative as well as all the tidying.





To end with, here's a quote from a man who must be one of the greatest children storytellers of all time, Roald Dahl. How very true I find this...





Take care
xxx



36 comments:

  1. How wonderful to have your own space. Beautifully organised!! Enjoy it all.

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  2. Love it...I have a few cupboards with my craft supplies in...and I do call it my craft room... but I have to share the space with Hubby as it's really his office but one day I will move him out haha x

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    1. Gradually edge him out as you take over more.. heheh xx

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  3. Wow that is some craft room and so neat and tidy xx

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    1. Thank you, under the desk is not quite as tidy xx

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  4. Hello Cheryl, that's a lovely little craft room you have there. To be honest, I love a smaller room as it feels quite cosy when you're working in it, especially in Winter. How very true and apt the quote by Roald Dhal is - kindness is surely what makes the world go around, isn't it?
    Have a lovely weekend - hope you are well,
    Lynda.

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    1. It certainly is cosy, but it's nice to have my own little room xx

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  5. Its great to have your own space. I love the cards a real delight and a great quote.

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    1. Thank you, yes I think kindness is so important xx

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  6. Hello Cheryl,

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!
    I love your well organized craft room and the quote from R. Dahl is perfect!

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  7. How wonderful to have one room to create in and a bonus to have a window! You have done a marvelous job of sorting and organizing. The Christmas cards are very sweet. It is a joy to see where you create! Mildred

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    1. Thank you, having the natural Ishtar makes such a difference xx

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  8. What a lovely craft room! Great to have a place to call your own. Your Christmas cards look very pretty too.
    Have a great weekend!

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  9. How lovely you have your own little room in which to create. You certainly have it organised. Love the Roald Dahl quote. I think today with the way the world is, we could all be a little kinder to each other and treat each other with respect; what a different world it would be.

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  10. I'm so happy for you that you can have a place to go to and create such beautiful things. The Christmas cards you made are adorable! Have a wonderful day. Pat xx

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  11. Wow all those papers! Your cards are beautiful and that quote is one of my all time favourites x

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  12. Beautiful craft room and space. I once met Roald Dahl as a child, he came across as a lovely genuine person.

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  13. Wonderful cards!

    Love your crafty space. I finally got my own when my daughter moved out. It's great to have your own space to craft in and not have to clear everything away all the time. I love it! I do miss my daughter though.

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  14. How lovely to have your own little space. I tend to use the dining table but it's such a nuisance to have to clear everything away each evening before we eat. I like how you've got everything organised.

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  15. How wonderful to have your own room dedicated to your crafting. And so neat and tidy too. Your Christmas cards are delightful. X

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  16. Great to have a space to call your own. It's amazing how much craft stuff we all accumulate. Love the snowmen.

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  17. Your craft room looks beautifully organised! And I love your pretty new cards. Such a great quote.....I totally agree with it. Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  18. It's nice to have a dedicated space for your crafts. With both my boys now away at college, we finally gave away their bunk beds but I've yet to organize and transform their bedroom into a guest/craft room. Just need to motivate myself to get started. I've got a month before they come home for winter break, so eventually I'll have to get going on it, sooner than later in fact. I used to do lots of scrapbooking, too, but now crochet has taken over. So much easier to throw in a bag and carry wherever I go. Have a good week.

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  19. Such a lovely work space ♥

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  20. How nice to have an organized place for your hobby. Roald Dahl was one of my favourite children's authors. His books are definitely classics!

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  21. Your craft room is a dream! I'm lucky if I can sort a craft corner out for myself before it gets overrun.:) You're so wonderfully organized!

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  22. Hello Cheryl, I have just seen your comment on Karen's blog (Life is Good) and thought I must hop over to see you ...

    So nice to have a room like this, your space.

    I love the Cards you've made too.

    To finish with that Roald Dahl quote ... fantastic, I love the words.

    Hope to visit you again soon!

    All the best Jan

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  23. Your craft room is so very well organized, everything in it's place, and easy to find, perfect.
    I'm seeing lots of craft items just waiting for their turn of creativeness.
    ~Jo

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  24. How lovely to have a dedicated space to be able to pop into when you feel the crafty urge! I love your jaunty looking snowmen.
    Lisa x

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