In the 11 years we lived in our last house my craft room moved four times. It started off on the second floor, moved to the basement, then back to the first floor and finally got squished into a corner of yet another room when I took a job that let me work from home.
When we moved to our current home two years ago I figured I was safe from future migrations. This home is considerably smaller than the last one and there really only seemed to be one location that made sense…or so I thought. Nope, still migrating. I started off in the basement, moved to the three-seasons room on the first floor and most recently to a second floor bedroom.
This last move has been a little harder to adjust to. I LOVED the view and the natural light in the three-seasons room. But when the spa the Hubs has worked at for the last few years shut down with just two weeks’ notice, we decided it was finally time for him to launch his own massage practice and that room was perfect: first floor, separate entrance, handicapped accessible and quiet, with that lovely view of the garden. So, I moved. Or, more accurately, we re-arranged the whole darn house. Bedrooms were shuffled, rooms were repurposed, our nearly-teenage boy got his own little man cave, and a few new pieces of furniture were added to the mix.
It’s taken me a while to settle. For two solid weeks, my old and new work spaces both looked like this:
There were boxes, piles and STUFF everywhere – not exactly conducive to creativity. This weekend I spent the better part of two solid days finding homes for everything, and I’m finally getting excited about working in the new space.
I still work from home three days a week so one side of the room is my home office and computer space.
There’s plenty of room for my sewing machine and work tables, and it’s nice to have a closet for storing fabric and bigger supplies. There’s even room for an ironing board, which will save me from running to the basement a dozen times when I’m working on projects.
I have projects lined up, I’m figuring out how to work with less natural light, and I hope to be posting some new tutorials soon. Stay tuned!