During the Spring and Summer of 2011 Mr. H built me an entire, huge craft room which is anything but a "shack." For some reason, I still call it the Craft Shack. While I have posted construction photos (one of the few times the content has matched the name of this blog) I never posted "done" photos. This was mostly because the shack was completed about the time my maternity leave ended so I was back to work with a teeny baby and I was crafting up a storm. I moved in boxes and bags and pretty much just kept piling on and for two years never really cleaned the place. Embarrassing but true.
A few weeks ago I went on a little scrapbooking rampage (for some reason the tub of scrapbooking supplies felt like the root of my mental block about clearing and cleaning). An afternoon of scrapbooking turned into a weekend of sorting, purging, organizing and stuffing onto shelves. And, lo and behold, I do have a floor. And a gorgeous shack! Want a tour?
The sign that graced the original craft shack. A much smaller version of this at our first house. I was sad to sell that awesome little shed/shack but this place is so. much. bigger. And nicer. So it all works.
The view straight in. I could use something on the right half of that wall. The gorgeous rug is from my mother in law. Definitely too nice for a craft shack but hey, I'll take it!. The tall, skinny cabinet is one part of a three part set I made after college. The bookself is in Oscar's room and the big cabinet is on the right hand wall in the shack.
The embroidered wood things are mine. From back when I was into embroidering wood. I really liked them but they never sold. I also embroidered a little drawing Biscuit made.
This is (obviously) looking in the door to the right. The table is one Mr. H made for himself for college. It's very sturdy. The cabinet was mentioned above. The sewing machine is still in the shop and possibly unfixable :(. The top of the cabinet is where a lot of the stuff from the floor got stacked. Messy but hey, it's off the floor. And when you have a lot of fabric it has to go somewhere...
Anyone been around the crafty bits of the internet long enough to know what inspired this wall of mini quilts? Props to anyone who can name the blog... :) Anyway, a bunch of mini quilts and mini quilt tops I've made.
I love that old tool box and finally used it. It's filled with pens and pins.
This is the wall to the left as you walk in. The plan is to make a fold down ironing area attached to the wall but for now I balance my ironing board on top of the old sewing table. It works.
Lots of storage on the high shelf. I love the sheets covering the bottom of the shelf.
Craft book and thread storage. Mr. H made me that awesome thread rack. The bookshelf is one I bought off Craigslist. I was at the guy's house to buy the dresser he advertised (Oscar's dresser) and ended up buying the bookshelf as well.
Yes, the storage areas are stuffed to the brim but this place is SO functional and amazing now that I took the time to clean. With an ironing board (and a working machine that has more than one stitch) it'll be even more amazing.