Welcome to a little tour of the space I use for crafting.
I am so very thankful for this room because in the past all of my creative pursuits were done at the kitchen table or counters, which wasn’t too convenient with homeschooling and general household chores thrown in the mix.
If your handmade items are smallish (like jewelry), you can probably get away with crafting in your living spaces and not making too much of a mess.
But if you can swing it, I would highly recommend carving out a corner of a spare bedroom, a place in the basement, a counter in the garage, or a shed in the yard for your crafting hobby. My productivity level greatly increased by having a dedicated space for my hobby-turned-business.
No worries if you don’t have a craft room! Like I said, I ran my etsy shop for several years from a small home office space and just made do with my situation.
The room is a great size with laminate flooring, which makes it easy to sweep up.
My hubby built me this awesome work table that measures 8 feet by 4 feet and 3 feet tall.
He covered the top with leftover laminate flooring which has been a great work surface.
The sides have great sturdy storage for supplies.
This room is not “beautiful” but rather very practical! The beauty lies in the fact that I can create at my leisure and close the door to my mess. This room is not connected to my house, so the creative mess and piles that might exist out here don’t have to bring a cluttered feel into my home.
My sewing machine is at a desk in front of the windows. Storage of all my raw crafting materials and stock waiting to be up cycled is around the perimeter of the room.
I would love for this room to be beautiful, but it’s too much of a work horse right now.
So there you have it. This is my happy place, where my introverted self loves to recharge from being with my little people all day.
Where do you craft?