Wednesday 6 April 2016

WOYWW #357

Can't wait to play with these!
Wow! Two weeks in a row that I've managed to participate in with the WOYWW challenge over on Julia's Stamping Ground.  I haven't managed a massive amount of crafting since I last joined in; my husband decided to take three days off work over the holidays including today, I have to get back into work mode as I will be working an extra day over the next term (temporarily) and of course last Friday I spent the day with my friend at Hochanda (see HERE for the report)!  However my latest goodies from Clarity arrived this morning and I thought I'd also take the opportunity to share the whole of my crafting area - after all the blog is named after it!

My work area with comfy chair and computer for work and blogging!
I have had my shed to work in for over five years now; my crafty stash was slowly taking over the house so my husband and sons built me my own crafting shed starting with digging out the base for a concrete plinth.  It is 16' x 10' so I have had plenty of room to grow.  It was a family affair as my Dad did all the electrical work; it is insulated, has power, carpet, blinds and curtains at the door to keep out the draughts.  Most importantly it has a large enough work space with seating for up to six, so that if my crafting friends want to join in there is room!

I have added the storage units over time - a mix of IKEA Billy bookcases, storage cubes and drawers and former kitchen wall units scrounged from my parents.  One of my best buys was a kitchen trolley with shelves and a drawer, which holds my e-bosser and all the plates as well as various other craft supplies.
My drinks area with storage below.

I finally organised my really useful boxes - also the grey drawers hold all my card sorted by colour.

Every inch is used and labelled so that I can find things!

My ribbon and inks drawers and my moveable trolley.

Believe it or not I can usually find things relatively quickly!

I must admit I haven't done much cross stitching recently - but I can't bear to get rid of my silks.
More ribbon and my ink pad storage.
One of my favourites is the bag that my eldest son made for me with his enterprise group many years ago when he was in Y10.  It sums up how I feel about crafting.

Above the door - it is what I see when I look up from my desk.

I hope you've enjoyed your look around Sarah's Craft Shed.  Hopefully I'll have something more artistic to share with you soon.

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