We all love having a separate room or she-shed for our quilting and crafts but sometimes that isn’t possible and you should still try and create a space for yourself.
Working at the dining room table means putting things away after each use but that is better than never being able to sew or quilt at all. I have been guilty of complaining and whining about not having a big enough quilt studio and I know that I am very fortunate to have the space that I do have.
River quilt studio
I really do miss my river house quilt studio with my sliding design wall and all the awesome lighting that Builder Bob added. I hope to have one at my new house.
My large cutting table has been in storage for over a year, every time we go to the storage unit I look at it and just sigh…..waiting to set it up again! I have several posts that show my quilt studio that I had at the river.
https://conniekresin.com/quilt-studio-organizing/I even share photos of my setup and all of my AccuQuilt dies.
Maquoketa quilt room
When we moved here a year ago this is what my quilt studio looked like or at least one room. Lots of stuff! It was easy to get rid of furniture and Builder Bob’s stuff when we moved but my quilting/crafts goodies….most of them went with us.
Basement craft area
About a month ago I decided to clean up the clutter in my quilt rooms (yes, I have two) so I hauled all of the craft supplies for painting, stamping, and scrapbooking that I don’t use that often to the basement.
Our basement is old but dry. I love using shelving units and some I have had for years. The white ones below are from my days of doing craft shows. Anything that could be broken down and moved easily was a plus then. Gosh, that was 22 years ago that I quit doing craft show!
I covered one section of the wall with flannel as the walls are over 100 years old and flake.
I am so tickled to live close to the granddaughters and have them over to paint and work on crafts. I set up a folding table and covered it with a plastic tablecloth from the Dollar Store.
The previous owner left this old metal cabinet and we were going to get rid of it until I realized my paints fit perfectly on the doors.
The room isn’t pretty but it functions perfectly for our crafts. Do you have a spot like this you could use? At one time I had my sewing machine set up in a basement like this while we were remodeling.
We are still a month away from our move to our new house. I am very, very happy that we just bought a house with a room that is over 530 square feet and can’t wait to fill it up! I have started to pack things up and am realizing that I really, really have a lot of stuff!
I shared photos of the new house in my Moving to the Country post. The family room just off of my quilt studio had all of these beautiful bookcases! At first, I thought it would be a great place to store my quilts but the shelves aren’t very deep. I still love to read and have a stack of favorites that I’ll put on these shelves. I can also see fat quarter bundles and jelly rolls housed here!
Blogging and quilting are my business and what I do every day so I can share quilt tutorials and patterns with you. I really enjoy what I do but it seems to take over our entire house all the time which actually makes me very happy. LOL If you have a small space you can still enjoy quilting or crafting!
I am so excited that I’ll be able to share our experience of moving once again! Hopefully this is the last move for a very long time.
I spent a couple of hours packing yesterday after I took Mr. Mickey for his morning walk. The colors are still beautiful but the leaves are really starting to fall.
Doesn’t he look cute in the leaves!
Look at the beautiful colors in these vines!
We always enjoy walking by this beautiful tree. A neighbor told me it is one of the oldest trees in Maquoketa.
Most of the summer flowers are gone but there is one house that has these beautiful flowers along her driveway, What vibrant colors!
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