Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Before and After

Hello!  I told you I would be back today with a post on my craft space.  Well it is much smaller than it was before I moved.  Before when we lived in Iowa I had half the basement.  Well, in Alabama basements are almost unheard of.  So I have 1/4 of the space I use to have. 
Before:
I got these cubes at Target and Michaels.  I had enough room for 4 people to sit and create before along with 2 bookshelves and a wall mounted case my sweet hubby made for me.  Well, there is only room for 1 now.  I think I counted that I had 30 off these cubes all put together in a really cool layout.  I only have 8 of them here.  The rest are in storage along with the rest of my stuff.
Stuff everywhere!
I am so embarrassed.  hehe  But
I am sure there are a lot of you who's area looks very similar right now...am I correct?

After:
Notice the tail hanging out from my chair?  She loves to sit there and look out the window.  Then I sit there and have cat hair all over my bottom.   I love sitting in front of the window, I get a lot of natural light.   I even hung pretty light and airy curtains.  That is a vintage chair.  That was one of my first vintage purchases 10 years ago.  Y'all know how much I like Shabby/Vintage stuff!
All my glitter lined up by the colors of the rainbow.
My Mother In Law quilts and these are her beautiful creations.  I try and get some every time I go visit.  She is the most amazing quilter.  I am totally jealous. 
I have a scrap drawer but it is so full I had to have a scrap basket.  I also just pull up my chair to the sewing machine and it works perfectly.  Not my ideal space but this is what I have to work with for now.
And this is the sweet face to the tail in the picture above.  She lays on the floor when I am crafting.  She is such a sweetheart.  Her name is Callie and she is a very skinny Mane Coon.  She has always been that way.  I have always left her bowl out for her to eat whenever she likes.  I guess she has a fast metabolism

Thanks so much for stopping by

Heather

22 comments:

Robin Thomas said...

Beautiful space! Oh how nice to sit right in front of that window and work. It must be your happy place.

Leah said...

Gorgeous space! I am a super neat crafter, love your area and that chair! And your sweet kitty...hugs

JeanFB said...

Your space is wonderful, Heather! It's so great that you have the big window for natural light. My space is probably about the same size as yours, and yes, usually stuff is overflowing as in the "before" pic, LOL! I especially love your little scrapping buddy, too.... what a sweetheart!! My little tortie girl used to sit behind me as I crafted, until she passed away. Now my two new little kittens are more interested in *eating* my crafty supplies than in keeping me company! Anyway, thanks for the peek!

Sandy said...

Oh your room is so nice. I just love light coming from the window....that's a dreamy spot. Love that vintage chair! And kitty sure is sweet. I bet she likes to investigate your things.

Lindsay said...

Lovely space Heather! It is so light and cheery! Thanks for sharing!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Lovely space Heather... I love the quilt too... just adds up...all... and the lighting too... it's nice and cosy... to sit and think for the next project isnt it... lovely ...Callie is so sweet too curl up... really nice and cosy space ....xx

~amy~ said...

Oh I love it when peeps share their crafting spaces...love yours heather...that chair ROCKS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I want to come play/craft with you! Your room looks so bright and fun! I love all the natural lighting! Beautiful:)

Irena said...

You have wonderful space, Heather.
I like the natural lighting in your craft room.
I wish you wonderful day!

Cindy Lee said...

I LOVE your space!!! It's so bright and so organized!! Of course I love your vintage chair! Thanks for sharing!

Ros said...

Love your room ... so inviting .. and your cat is just gorgeous!! TFS xxx

gladyschia2010 said...

Beautiful! love it too facing the windows!

lynn said...

such a pretty, bright space, heather! love the light and that chair looks so comfy! callie is adorable and seems to enjoy her new spot:)

lynn said...

oh, forgot to tell you, that i love your blog changes!

Liszha said...

I envy you for your scraproom! It is so organised.
My Macho is totally in love with Callie and I had to make sure you gave her his greetings!

Carly said...

Oh my such a lovely space! I'm lovin' all the natural light and that chair is perfectly pretty indeed! Oh but your cat takes the cake; so fabulous fluffy and gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

OH I am in LOVE with Callie! What a sweet face!! I have three chairs in my work space, one for me and one for each of my cats! They always try and sit in my chair when I get up to get something but I have to shoo them away to their chairs! I'm always afreaid I am going to send a card with cat hait stuck to something! LOVE what you've done with your space and the quilts and the curtains by the window are FAB!

Pat said...

You have organized (I am jealous) your craft room very well. I love the cubes and the big window for natural light is wonderful!

Lori said...

You clean up real nice! What a lovely space with that window and pretty chair. And what a cute crafting companion. Who cares about the hair! Want to come clean up my space?

sewingseeds4U said...

Your space is so organized. I wish you could come over this weekend and help me purge and organize my area. I love your glitter rainbow and all that wonderful storage. Bloom where your planted, girl!
Have a wonderful weekend, Patty

Adela said...

Hey girlie! I'm jealous! I wish I had a craft room. Right now I'm in a very tight corner in my DH's little office. I sometimes have to work on the dining table just so I can spread out when needed. Even though your new space is smaller than the older one, it's still great having a well-organized space. Hope you're doing well. Hugs.

Nancy said...

Lovely space - wonderful soft natural light. Awesome cubies. It may not be Iowa - but home is where the glitter rainbow is...right?

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