I'm really excited to share with you guys my updated craft/sewing room today! as you may have read already, I had quite a clean out in here a couple of weekends ago; there was mess and then chaos and then more mess and then thankfully it came together rather nicely, if I do say so myself!So I decided to replace my Ikea trestle desk legs in favour of the Antonius drawer units. They're made of steel so I figured they would be a great support for my desk top, and heavy machine. I've been using it for about a week now and I'm so glad I got them! Not only are they full of storage space, they are slightly lower which makes sewing much easier!! I got one unit with four wire baskets to hold my paper-crafting things and some of my sewing bits and bobs and my neutral solid scraps that I always use.
For the other unit I purchased the Antonius frame only, and four of the small matching drawers. In here I hold all of my scraps by colour; pinks/purple, red, blue/green, yellow/white/brown/grey.
ahh I just love it, the layout of £48 for both has been completely worth it just to have all my scraps nicely organised! It's made tidying up after a project a breeze now.
These Antonius basket inserts are great for organising little things. I found that you can fit two of these inserts per basket, (not the Antonius drawers though) and because they're clear you can see exactly what's in them.
At only £1.70 each I thought they were a great buy so I bought a bunch of them to store on my regular shelves too! This one holds all my hexies!
Above my desk I now have a rail system in place to hold all my sewing necessity items like rotary cutters and scissors close by. These are the Ikea Fintorp rails with matching buckets and hooks. I love having my craft things out on display and easy to grab - there's nothing worse than digging through boxes and baskets finding a stitch ripper is there? so this works great for me.
On the left wall as you come into the room I have two Ikea Bekvam spice racks, which I painted white to blend into the wall. These display my vintage sewing patterns, and jars for buttons, pins and hair grips I use for binding. I also got handy with the hammer and put in a couple of nails on the side of my big shelving unit to keep my rulers in place, they have never seemed to have a good place to be put away before, so this has made me really happy! Did I mention that I love wall storage!? ;)
On the other side of the room, I have culled alot of my stuff and cleared out a whole Expedit unit! I was beginning to feel quite cramped in here and I really needed more floor space when laying out quilts etc so it was time for a change. It was mainly books I stored, so Robin built us some shelves in our living room to house them, free'ing up a lot of much needed space! I now just have this old ikea ladder shelf, to store some books, sewing patterns etc as well as my paper storage unit.
I'm planning to change this area just as soon as I find myself a nice high-backed rocking chair (just missed out on one on ebay, deep breaths...) to fit nicely in the corner. I think it would be a great little snug place to do some english paper piecing, next to my fire :) I also want to hang a design wall up at some point as I have a lot of wall space now.
So there you have it, my new and improved sewing space! I hope you enjoyed it, and perhaps picked up some organising ideas of your own :)