Happy New Year!

I know, New Year’s is like, so 7 days ago. But since my kids just went back to school today, it feels like New Year’s Day is today!

I hope you had a fabulous holiday. We mostly hung around here, staying in bed relatively late and letting the kids play more Skylanders Giants than really anyone should. This morning was a little rough getting back into the swing, but now we’re up and at ‘em and ready to rock n’ roll and any other cliche-with-an-apostrophe that fits here.

I spent a good deal of the break reorganizing my craft area. I am one of the unfortunates who doesn’t have enough rooms to have a dedicated craft room, but since our master bedroom has a kind of sitting area attached to it, I’ve claimed that as my “office” and craft cave. Like a man cave, but with more glitter and crochet hooks.

We moved a chair out of the area to open it up, and I went and concocted a kind of sewing/cutting table with some storage to boot. I did this by going to Ikea and piecing together what I could for the space that I had. I wanted a) a bit more storage; b) a table I could stand at for cutting or other crafty endeavors; c) a permanent place for my sewing machine, which had been moving from the floor to my desk and off again. Here’s what I came up with:

craft desk

You can see it’s sitting right next to my bedside table, which is not ideal, but it’ll have to do. Here’s what I used:

craft desk pieces

Yes, yes, it’s embarrassing but this set-up just barely didn’t work: the adjustable legs on the right were just a tad too short for the extension legs I bought for the drawer unit. That’s why I bought a wood block at Michaels, sawed it in half very poorly, and shoved it under those legs. Ugh, so unsightly. It’s temporary, people, til I find a better solution.

What I like about this set up is that if I move the cat tree (doh!) on the left, I can stand at the end of the table and cut things; I’ve put my biggest self-healing mat on the table there precisely for that use. And the sewing machine doesn’t have to come and go. Luckily, this new machine I have has buttons to make it go on the front, so I haven’t been using the foot pedal. If I get back into using the pedal, I suppose I’ll have to stand or move the machine back to the desk area. GAH.

I’ll show you what I’ve done in the drawers tomorrow. I’ll bet you can’t wait!



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  • January 7, 2013, 1:30 pm becky

    In fact I can’t wait!

    I wish you would come and help me bring some semblance of order to my office/craft area/potential sewing area/hub of operations. You do fly-out consults, right?

  • January 7, 2013, 9:48 pm Beth

    For you, of course, Becky!