November 16, 2012

8 Ways To Improve Your Craft Room

Planning a craft corner or studio space? Leanne Garrity, from Chichidee Handmade, offers her advice

• Be organised and logical about what goes where.
Stackable, clear plastic boxes are a really useful and inexpensive storage solution.

• Have the things you use most frequently close to hand to maximise your productivity.

• Fill your space with things that make you happy and inspire you.

• Put your tools and supplies on display – a vintage sewing machine, jam jars full of ribbons and buttons or even a French knitting dolly all make fun props to add character to your space.

• Make the area as comfortable as possible so that the space is really inviting to really spend time in. A cushion and a foot rug can really cosy things up.

• If you’re using a sewing machine, consider the noise and how this may affect the people around you. If you’re an early riser but your partner’s a night owl then a studio space in the bedroom might not work best.

• Think about lighting: sewing in the dark is no fun. Natural light is best, but a few inexpensive lamps positioned at different angles do the trick too.

• And, finally: don’t forget to include good music. It’ll help to create a nice atmosphere while you work.

Let's try it today..while you still have the energy..:)

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh... I'm drooling for a craft room...
    Still lives in a boarding house and my room's full of stuff!!