Craft Office Progress!


So, I made some progress on the office late in the week.

It’s still very, VERY rough (don’t judge) seeing as I’m still pulling all my stuff out of the random hiding places around the house.  Oh, and out of boxes from the move, almost a year ago.  (Again, don’t judge.  I already am.)

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Some small progress once I really started digging through my jewelry making stuff.  It’s just a starting point, though.  The desk itself needs some work to look a little less haggard, but it’ll get the job done for the time being.  The desk will largely be used for beading, jewelry and whatnot to start off, because I can crochet pretty much anywhere.  😀

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As you can see, my bookshelf has been taken over.  This as well is just a starting point.  Though, I have to admit I like being able to actually SEE all (ok, you got me, some…maybe most) of my yarn without digging.  I still have a couple stashes I have yet to dig out.  And who knows, I might even have more in the boxes of craft stuff that have barely been broken in to.

What isn’t pictured is the metal shelving and clear plastic bins that James had gotten for me for the spare room’s closet in our last house.  That’s in the closet in the office.  That also needs to be sorted through.  I’m definitely just tossing little tidbits from years ago that I probably shouldn’t have held onto in the first place.  And old projects.  I need to not have the weight of those hanging around.  Starting with an actual office, a craft space, I want to feel less weighed down by the things I was doing years ago, and all the unfinished projects.  What gets tossed, gets tossed.  Other things will either be handed down to Zoe for crafting (appropriately, of course), or donated.

That closet is a pretty decent standard size, so at least there is plenty of room.  The shelving takes up probably a little over half the width, and with the two blue bins emptied of yarn, there is quite a bit of space now.  Those bins will probably go toward my other love, Halloween.  😀  There is also a shelf running the entire width above my head which now houses a random collection of pillow bases, fiber fill, currently unused purses, costumes and halloween decor.  I really do need to getting those pillows used.

Looking forward to some ideas on how to better utilize the space, but…one thing at a time.

I’m still lacking an office chair, which we’ve not needed since the last time we were in South Carolina.  But, seeing as it’s going to be a shared office, I’m thinking one chair most of the time will be perfectly fine.  A rolly one, of course.  For the time being I have confiscated one of the dining room chairs.  Not like we need the 4th chair most of the time, there are only three of us.  Which reminds me, those 4 chairs are from the small dining table.  Now that we’ve got a proper sized dining room, we’ve dug up the full sized table, which can tightly fit 10 people, comfortably fit 8, and spaciously fit 6.  But alas, we only have 4 chairs.  That’s a project for another day.

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Mary

Wife, student, new first time mother. Crafter and creator. Animal enthusiast. I had a miscarriage in March 2011. But we tried again. March, 2012 was the birth of my first child. Off and on I have been dabbling with small business, trying to get it off the ground since, every so often changing direction.

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