One of the rooms that's changed over the years since I've owned this house is the craft room. It used to be the library until I made a very important decision to go through my 6,000+ books and keep only 2,000. It only made sense. I am not a re-reader, and books are meant to be read. Besides, I had other things that were demanding more elbow room.
What follows is a series of photographs of my craft room, from what it looked like in 2012 to what it looks like now. During this latest reorganization, I took photos each day, but I'm not going to bore you with all of them. (Who knows? I may still be boring you with too many!)
Let's get started...
|Here it is in 2012 when it only took six sections to house my needlepoint tools.|
|Here it is in 2015 when knitting had definitely started to take over. Some grumbled because they couldn't see the yarn anymore.|
|2020: the table is a dumping ground. I seldom sit in here anymore. I'd let a ribbon trail to the floor, and the Roomba sucked it up and tried to demolish my ribbon organizer. A hot mess!|
|The other side. (Gotta give you the whole picture, right?)|
|Denis installed a new light (Let there be Light!) and moved the table a few feet away into the next room.|
|Things are moving over here, too.|
|All pattern books were moved to the office which is where I sit and choose my next projects.|
|That off-white round hamper contains leftover bits and bobs of yarn.|
|I bought that four-tiered wheeled cart for all the tools of my trades. If I need to do something at the craft table, it's easily moved there.|
|All non-knitting paraphernalia is at this end of the room. Looks finished, doesn't it? Hehehe...|
|NOW it's finished!|
|It almost looks as though I have my own craft store.|
|A closeup for the yarn lovers amongst us. The two-plus bins of lavender yarn are greatly reduced now that I've almost finished knitting an afghan. These are bulky, super bulky, or worsted weight yarns.|
|These are finer weight yarns or yarns with bling.|
|The yarn to the left is worsted weight. The yarn on the right is all cotton, some on big cones.|
This is definitely a room that has adapted itself to my changing needs, and I'm very lucky that I have such a place; many people do not.
I wonder what it will look like five years from now?