Thursday, September 12, 2013

Guest and craft room

I am in the process of redoing a guest bedroom into a craft / guest bedroom.  This room is very messy right now because I don't have much storage.  The room has a nice size closet, but it is not organized and my husband keeps his clothes in there along with boxes of who knows what.

There are bags, boxes and containers full of fabrics, ribbons and stuff sitting in the corners on the floor.  I would love to work on crafts but I get discourage when I search for items through the stacks.  Here are some pictures of the messy room.

A few weeks ago I went on a hunt  for a cabinet like the pretty ones you see online in the craft room images.  In searching Craigslist I seen some very nice armoire for sale by owners, but I do not have a truck and some were at a distance from me.  So I spent a day with my hubby going around town form thrift stores to thrift stores and antique shops.  I was shock by the price range in the antique shops.  Finally after running around all day on our last stop of the day around closing time I found it!  We purchased the computer cabinet at a furniture consignment shop.  I was very pleased.  Now, to squeeze into the room without moving out any furniture.  Here is a pic of the cabinet.  More pictures to come as I organize room.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bobbin Holder

This bobbin holder is easy to make and it keeps my threads from tangling.  It is an easy way to search out the colors I need for my next sewing project.

I started with a plain photo frame, pretty printed felt, and those rubber toe separators that are used when polishing toe nails.  Cut felt to the size of interior frame. Hot glue felt to inside frame.  Hot glue the rubber toe separators to the felt.  I added to small nails to each side of frame and attached a gold chain to hang on a nail.

I placed it inside of my craft cabinet but I may move it out to the wall next to my sewing machine where it is in easy each.