Sewing/Craft Room Bookcase (fabric organization)

The new sewing/craft room is tiny.  It’s only 6′ x 7′.  In order for me to get everything into this room, it had to be organized.  I’d originally had all of my fabric in plastic drawers.  There were 11 drawers stuffed full of fabric.  In fact, this is what started the whole room ‘re-do’.  It got to the point where I couldn’t get the drawers opened.  Any time I wanted to make something new, I’d have to fight with the drawers to get out the fabric I needed.

I’m a very visual person.  So the drawers were good for that.  They were clear plastic, so I could see what I had.  But the frustration that I would feel when I had to get to the fabric, made me not want to sew.  And my sewing machine is never put away.  I love to create, and I get new ideas all the time.   But when it’s too frustrating to get to the supplies that you need, it becomes a chore.  Not the pleasure that I usually feel when I’m making or decorating something new. Continue reading

The Sewing/Craft Room Window

My sewing/craft room is very small.  It’s only 6′ x 7′.  Everything in the room is small, including the window.  But it’s one of the first things that I see when I walk into the room.  The walls are white, but because of that little window, when the sun shines in, I have a lilac glow through the whole room.  And on a sunny day, I have rainbows dancing on the walls.  I thought I’d invite you in to my little sanctuary to see part of my little piece of Heaven.

Welcome to Creatively Sam’s:

This is the tiny window in my sewing/craft room.

I wanted to add some privacy, but I needed the sun to shine in.  I chose to make a lace curtain with an open pattern.  I only used one panel because I didn’t want folds to block the sunlight.

Then I made curtains and a valance from Lilac Satin.

I added Curtain Tie Backs to keep the curtains open so the sun can shine through.  (I’ll be doing a tutorial on how I made them)

So that I could have the rainbows dancing in the room, I added a white tension bar. (I painted the brass that was on it with acrylic paint)  From the tension bar, I strung crystals from fishing line.  They seem to hang in mid-air.

I been fascinated by the rainbows that come from crystals since I was a kid & saw the Disney movie Pollyanna. (that movie had a great impact on me)  They put me in a creative mood & bring me such an inner peace.

Hope you enjoyed the first glimpse into my new Sewing/Craft Room.