Friday, March 13, 2009

My craft room

I have a "craft room". Really a bunch of rooms, or a bunch of crafts, all rolled into one. I'd like to think that this room is a haven all to my own where I can go and be one with my crafty pursuits. Unfortunately, it's the room affectionately known by everyone else as Grandma's room. And it's really just piled with my clutter and projects that I don't have the time (ok, energy) to finish. Except when Grandma is here, then the piles find a hiding place. I really go there to escape the hollers and screams (joy or pain, it doesn't matter) from my darling hubster and two wonderful kidsters (2-1/2 & almost 5). Let's face it. Boys need to be boys. Mom is not one of the boys. Not only don't I want to be, but I am just not physically capable of "roughing it" the way they do. It's boys against Mom, and they win out.

So let's escape to the craft room! I thought you might like a little tour, since it's in pretty decent shape these days. Let's see what we have. In the far corner over there is the plant that my cats can't stay away from. This thing has been chewed to within an inch of it's life and bounced back at least twice. Now it lives in here where the cats are forbidden from entering. Next to that is my sewing area. Rather plush, don't you think? Behind you is the bureau that holds everything from a hot glue gun to window clings. My mother has been relegated to one empty drawer to stuff all her things into. And it's the top drawer. You know, the skinny one.

There are some projects going on. The favorite bulldozer PJ's with the blown out knee. I think I'll make them PJ shorts for the summertime. Realistically, I might not finish in time for the older kidster, but hopefully the younger one will get them. They are perched on top of some plastic canvas. It's probably going to be the base reinforcement for the magenta fuzz bag, but still brewing that one.

In front of that is a random purse lining. I made it before I made the purse. I was making the lining for the blue camo bag (below) and had just enough material left over. I whipped it out while I was in the mood, since usually the sewing part is the part I never seem to get to. Still haven't made the purse for it yet. Go figure.

The blue camo bag is done except for adding the magnetic buttons and attaching the lining to the purse. Should take about half hour, right? Ha. It's been this way for about a year now. Yes, that is a newly abandoned high chair invading my space. At least it has a usable flat surface!

On the cutting board is the fabric I just cut for the pockets to add to the lining of the magenta one affectionately known as the fuzz bag. Which is over here on the ironing board.

Thanks for taking this little tour with me. I have completely forgotten about all the screaming. But is has reminded me that I need to get some things finished around here. So if you have unfinished projects too, don't feel so bad. If you don't, well, to heck with ya!
No, really, how about some encouragement?


c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

I totally get not being one of the boys. There are three 2,4,and 15 and then dh. Our place is too small for me to have a room. Geez I envy you...=)

tanya904 said...

I always have some unfinished projects, lol
But I am not quite as organized as you are, I don't have a craft room, So there a a few WIP's in the closet , one on my desk , A couple stashed away in my laundry room ;) So i have to go searching Hmm where did I put that..??

VictoriaG said...

Looks like a nice tranquil area...pretty much "boy-free" right now :-) Love to see that you have a few WIP's...that's the only way I can get anything done is to have multiple projects...I'm just not always in the mood for one craft over another!

VictoriaG said...

Ooops, forgot to say, I'm NonaofSav on Ravelry!

Alexandra said...

You're so lucky to have a craft room! I have my knitting things all over the house and I'm always looking for them - can't remember where I put them. The magenta bag looks beautiful and the fabric is very pretty!

smariek said...

So nice to have your own craft room. I wish I had one too.

Leeanne said...

I wish I had a space for my craft stuff. Yours looks so neat and tidy. Found you through Rav