Craft Room aka Sofie's Bedroom
I've often considered having space in my home for crafting a bit of a luxury. With four children we have always filled the house and it's been years since I had a 'spare' room. I haven't even got a spare cupboard. I spend a lot of time moving things from A to B and thinking of ways to organised better and every now and then have a big cull of the clutter to clear space.
Little Poppet is still very much in the toy era. She has the smallest bedroom but the most stuff so the vivid pink Barbie house and the vast collection of play doh paraphernalia as well as the entire Beales toy department is downstairs in the conservatory (which is not used for anything other than a dumping ground as it's old and in need of replacing so therefore freezing at this time of year and too hot in the summer)
However with my small business finally showing a small profit; a much needed addition to my council salary, having a work area is becoming essential.
Trouble is I still don't have a spare room so I 'share' with my eldest daughter. Whilst she is away at uni (and at the moment is studying in the US so doesn't pop home for weekends) her bedroom is my craft room. I'd cleared out all my things for her return at Christmas, and when she flew back a few weeks ago I took the opportunity to give the walls a lick of paint and move the furniture to better suit my needs. Her bed still remains of course, but otherwise it's a work area. She doesn't mind by the way, I have made sure she knows it's a practical arrangement and not me trying to shove her out :o) !!!
Come the summer though, when she's at home for 3 - 4 months I will have to think of an alternative work area. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it but in the meantime enjoy the luxury of my craft space with the clean, fresh white walls and cubby holes and baskets of yarn to play with.
Thanks for popping by,