September 19, 2013

Screen Craft Organizer

Did you hear about my new sewing machine? She's gorgeous! I decided to name her Raven. I'm starting to get the hang of working with her. Thanks to the advice from a reader, I started getting a feel for things with a piece of paper and no thread. Then next thing ya know I made a headband which is a great project for beginners.

Raven inspired me to put together a new space to create. I guess I've never really had a space just for creating. We've rented before living here so it always felt like we couldn't do whatever we wanted and space was generally more limited. I always managed though since I can't go very long with out making something. Now I didn't go crazy buying new stuff like shelves, baskets and other fun things to organize all the crafty goodness, although that would have been really fun. I pretty much went shopping in our yard, basement and attic then pieced together a space that would work for me.

There has been this screen thing in our yard since we moved in. It was leaning up against the garage near one of the garden beds. I have no idea what it was used for. Although my husband thought maybe it was what the chickens stood on. I cleaned it off real good.

I always wanted to do something with it. I've often envisioned a flowering plant growing up it. One day it's purpose just came to me. It belonged inside!

I decided to leave it in it's rustic glory since I was going to hang all sorts of colorful items from it. If you ever see something like this at a junk shop you should pick it up.  Just add a couple S-hooks and you've got a great way to organize your stuff. It would also be easy to make one yourself with just a few items.

I LOVE being able to see what supplies I have to use. I can't tell you how many times I've bought another spool of ribbon because I thought I didn't have any.

That hutch/desk piece of furniture that I took apart, I turned into something really handy. So be sure to come back and check it out.

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