make your work space work
from top left: here's looking at me kid's crafting room, how to make a craft closet from country living,
an inspiring small space from decor8, how to make a big basket from pickles
now that we know what tools we need to become more confident crafters,
we need somewhere to put them and somewhere to use them!
let's talk about how we can make our work space work for us.
crafty work spaces come in all shapes and sizes
and the goal is to find an organized system that works with the space you already have
instead of dreaming about that "someday craft room"
here are some ideas to better optimize your space, no matter how big or small.
- you will never use your space if you can't sit down to a clean desk!
find some place to store your works in progress
so you can completely clean your desk after every craft session,
even if you're not done yet.
- have designated work spaces and storage spaces.
this may mean storing the bulk of your materials in another part of your house
so you can keep your work space for working.
- keep your most used tools most accessible.
these are the tools you want to keep close to your work space.
- make sure the rest of your supplies are easily visible, even when put away.
i always forget things exist if i can't see them,
so i use clear plastic bins or open shelves to store fabric and supplies in my closet.
- projects go a lot quicker when you can find what you're looking for the first time!
this is the hardest thing for me, but once you have yourself organized, stick to it!
always put things back where they belong.
- find a space with good lighting.
crafting is impossible if you can't see what you're doing.
either set up camp next to a window, or invest in some quality lighting.
- if you don't have room for a designated space, learn how to be mobile!
sometimes your crafting space limited to a corner on the couch.
have a small basket or bucket you can use to store your project and necessary tools
so you can easily put it away and take it back out again as needed.
- and most importantly - make sure your space is inspiring!
have inspiring photos, favorite trinkets, refreshing colors,
whatever you need to get excited about sitting in your space and doing what you love!
those are the things i've learned about making a craft space work for me,
what are some things you need to make your work space work?
see you back here tomorrow for our first confident crafter homework assignment! woo!
by michael ann