Saturday, July 11, 2009

The shelves are in!

My husband finally got around to installing shelves in my craft room, which means *I* finally got around to getting the place organized. Phew! I have more stuff that I thought! Anyway, I'm proud of my little slice of basement crafting heaven, so here are a few shots of the room. The wall colour is a lovely butter yellow -- not nearly as harsh as it looks in the photos.

This is the tool board behind the door.

View from rear of room

View looking inward

Hubby built the room for me pretty much single handedly, unless you count "help" from our oldest toddler. It took a while from when the room was done to when the shelves were installed, but I really love the extra storage. Hubby used some inexpensive pieces of plywood and some metal adjustable shelf tracks so I can customize how the shelves are arranged. The solid bit at centre bottom hides a bathroom plumbing rough-in. We have a powder room mid level between the basement and main level, so we didn't feel we needed another washroom. More crafty space for me!

I celebrated moving into my shelves by having some friends over to make more child-sized chef hats. We're all trying to get a jump on our homemade Christmas gifts, and now that I have a nice work space, I'm happy to share it.

In other news, I finished Grama's robe, aside from attaching the buttons. I thought I might not have time to take a photo after doing that, so you get the un-buttoned version here. It looks a little wonky because it's hanging off the edge of a round table, but you get the drift. I truly hated this synthetic monster of a fabric (it came as part of a larger bag I purchased second hand), but Grama thought it is soft and would make a great robe. Perfect solution, because I didn't want it.

I've started taking in mending and alterations work to bring in a little extra money, and it's been busy! A few people have also commissioned me to make garments and other things, including a flowergirl dress, slipcovers for chairs, and a slipcover for a walker. The dress is first on my list, so better get to it!



  1. The robe looks lovely, I know she appreciates it. LOVE your craft/sewing area, great job. Good luck on your commissioned pieces, I detest sewing for people but I hope you have a better experience.

  2. STOP IT RIGHT NOW! I am in love! I am coming over tonight to get started on my Christmas gifts. Your space is FANTASTIC!

  3. I love your craft room. I am so jealous. It looks great!

  4. Hi! This looks great! Your friends are lucky to share the space with you! :)


  5. This is a super cute space! The yellow is so happy and fun--thanks for sharing!