That is the space of my new craft closet in our sunroom. I am excited to get that up in working order – Pinterest has shown me so many wonderful possibilities! I don’t know if I’ll be able to pull off the look that I have pinned like this one from Craft Storage Ideas (how perfect is that little set up?!?) but I am going to try.
Essentially that is the space I have, but a lot of it is height. So I am going to have to find a way to arrange it in an inspiring and functional manner.
Besides my vast knitting stash and library, I’ve also acquired a sewing machine and table. I haven’t even dipped my toe in that pool yet, because the machine is still in it’s box and the table is buried under moving boxes in the garage. The challenge will be once I learn how to use it, is how to do I use it? For my knitting I know what yarns I want to use on my next projects and which are just perfectly preserved for petting and which are just left overs for a provisional cast on. I know what my tendencies are for that hobby, I don’t know how I will embrace sewing.
The next dilemma is the actual storage solutions. I found an old library card catalog and a small drawer cabinet at a yard sale a few weekends ago. I don’t know how I’ll use them, but I know they have a very specific purpose just waiting to be utilized in my future craft closet. I have the shoe organizer that when I set it up in Virginia made me feel like I had my own personal little LYS – I should put that back to use. I have the two bookcases that I used at our old apartment before moving here, which wasn’t very organized but it contained a lot of my supplies. I know I want to get a peg board, because that seems like it would be useful. I’m not sure about a chalk board, I feel like a cork board would be more practical for how I function. And I should get a bookshelf for all my books and magazines and loose patterns.
Holy crap, there is a lot to get excited and/or overwhelmed about with all the necessities and possibilities of this space. I am going to try and stay excited about this place, putting the rest of the house in order is overwhelming, but this is going to become my 105 Cubic Feet of Crafty Bliss.