Friday, 25 April 2008

My craft room

At long last I've taken photos of my craft room. We had the room fitted out way back at the end of June (gosh, ten months ago!) and I've often thought about taking pictures. To be fair, it took a while to get the room as it is now - we didn't actually have it decorated until towards the end of the year, so we didn't have these curtains till after then.

So, because I wanted to include a photo in the new CJ for the group of Bumbleberries, I decided this morning to have a tidy up and a photo session. Straight after that I had to get on with the CJ, so the worktop began to look quite different!

The large cupboard on the left goes almost up to the ceiling, so houses quite a bit of stuff. (To the left of that is an old built-in cupboard that was already here, where we keep our coats - and it does have quite a big shelf at the top for extra boxes, but they're not that accessible - and not worthy of a photo!)

The cupboard to the left of the drawers goes into the corner underneath the bookcase - it houses a big craft hold-all on wheels (Christmas stuff in there atm) and also my 12 x 12 scrapbooks etc.

Inside the tall cupboard I have quite a few (!) really useful boxes and also quite a few of the clear plastic type. The black cabinet of drawers on the left used to be freestanding in the room before we had the fitments done, so I especially asked for a built in bit to house this - so handy to be able to shut the big doors on it all.

The worktop is nice and deep (about 30") so there's plenty of space to put things at the back and work at the front - and it stretches all the way from the bookcase that's built in to the right of the tall cupboard to the window the other end.

To the left of where I sit there are four drawers.

To the right of where I sit, there are two shelves that slide out when the cupboard door is open. My printer/scanner is on the top shelf and my craft robo is on the bottom one. And when I'm not using them I can shut the door and they're neatly stowed away.

And then there's my lovely drawers that were a bargain from Poundland. Each drawer houses at least 19 of those 'take away' type boxes that they sell 10 for a £1 in Poundland.

There is a door that opens out on to the garden (lovely in the summer - and we have an awning that comes out to shade the room) - and in the corner is our cental heating boiler - don't really mind that, because it's cosy in here in the winter.

Underneath the Laura Ashley throws that match the curtains are two 'put-you-up' beds that only get occasional use, but have to be kept somewhere - and they give me another surface to pile up if and when necessary.

Back to the worktop:

There is a keyboard shelf (I was going to use a separate keyboard with my laptop, but, although I've got one, I hardly ever use it - I prefer to use the shelf to tuck things away - WIP!

And there's even room service! This was my morning coffee delivery:

You may have wondered (although probably not, because I can't imagine that anyone is still looking this far!) where my actual finished cards are - it's simple, they are on shelves at the top of one of my bedroom wardrobes:


  1. Hazel this is fab and my ohhh so tidy - I wonder if I can achieve the same in the new house - off to bed with the ikea catty tonight!!!

    Love the tea delivery too!!! Fantastic!! John is looking well though!


  2. Wow Hazel, love your craft room and so organised as well! John is looking good, mind if I can borrow his services? LOL!

  3. Hazel your room looks fantastic! I especially love your pull out shelves for your printer and robo!

  4. what a lovely room Hazel! so well organized to!!!

  5. wow you are organised and all matching think you should my POSH BIRD title

  6. What do you mean you think we wouldn't still be reading. Are you kidding? What a fantastic set up Hazel. You must be a really tidy person to put all that stuff back in the boxes. It is nice to know where you sit and craft. I can picture you there now.

  7. Wow - how much stash?! The room looks fabulous Hazel, so nice to have a place for everything and probably much easier to work, too!

  8. What an amazing room Hazel, you are so lucky! X

  9. Wow Hazel, your so organized. Your craft room has everything, including room service! You're more than welcome to come over and get my craft area in order :)

  10. I feel we should be photographing 7 deadly sins still, this is definitely one for envy, I'm green!

  11. What a great craft room! So organised and tidy. I love looking at everyone's craft space. It's quite reassuring to see that we all seem to have masses of equipment and stash...

  12. Great work(play) area. I love looking at everyones's crafting spaces!! Thanks for sharing yours! It is so inviting and looks like a wonderful space to create!!!!

  13. Wow Hazel! What a fab room - I couldn't wait to see the next photo let alone you worrying about no-one reading to the bottom.

    And room service too...... you are a lucky ducky xx

  14. Wow Hazel it looks fantastic....lucky you :-)

  15. ok, that is obscenely tidy!!!

    lovely, organised space, and with room service too!

    if I had a room like that I would never leave it

  16. Wow Hazel you have such a fabulous craft room and it's soooo organised. Looks like you have many gadgets there, a girl after my own heart. x


Your comments are very much appreciated