Last week I finally put my foot down, and had the following conversation with myself:
Me: What good is a craft room if you aren't using it? Why not just make it a guest bedroom after all?
Me: What??? I'll clean it, geez.
Me: I think it needs more than just organization. It needs fun. Why did you buy those candy-colored crochet hooks anyway?
Me: ...You're absolutely right.
As with most things, the room is a work in progress. But at least I can use it now, and with glee!
The major change was bringing up a shelf from the basement to hold my knitting supplies, and moving the dresser to an adjacent wall. This instantly made the room feel more full and orderly, and allowed for me to add an extra lamp.
A closer look:
In the bottom basket on the shelf, I'm storing my fabric. The pumpkin pattern will most likely be sewn into an apron; the next two to the right--turquoise and plum patterns--will hopefully become skirts. The other two are undecided.
And these pieces came from the remnant bin at JoAnns...love that blue toile.
This dresser was where the knitting shelf now stands. This now holds extra stamps and stamping supplies, as well as a candy stash, heehee.
I found those three plastic baskets last week at Walmart for $3.97/3 pack. They even have matching green detail. Perfect!
I'm feeling a little more inspired. Sometimes a little change is all you need.