Crafty Space: Heather from Straight Stitches

 check out this *awesome* craft room from Heather! enjoy!

Hey Craftoholics readers! How ya been? Doing good? I hope so, cause I’m am STOKED to be here at Craftaholics today. I can’t tell you how many of Linda’s posts are bookmarked in my to-do list. So anyways you’re not here to hear me gush about Linda, you’re hear to read about craft spaces, and I’m super-excited to be sharing mine today with you guys! Oh wait! You have no idea who I am. Well I’m Heather from Straight Stitches, and I have a hand in really everything but my favorite thing to do is sew, whether it be clothing, crafts or decor – I will enjoy it. :) I don’t enjoy the cutting out of things, but me and the sewing machine are definitely seeing eye to eye.

So lets get to my craft room – Here’s the original post from June 2010 –

Well she’s done. FIN.ALL.Y!

It was lots of work, but I want to thank Stephen for helping me out with the room and with watching the kids. I am so happy that I have the space cleaned up, personalized and organized. I can now start sewing up all those pillow slipcovers I keep talking about selling. I’ve gotten 2 done….I think I need more than that. ;-)

The stripes on the wall are from Oooops paint from Lowe’s and the shelves are not the sturdiest, but they’ll do for now, or until I add clamps to them and secure them to the wall. All in all I think I spent about $150, mostly storage bins and the like for this room.

So without further ado – On to the show!

So this was the original plan. Things changed slightly. I do still want a new sewing table, but I was working with what I had mostly.

View from the door
The old setup.
View from the door. We attached an over-the-door ironing board to the wall to save on floor space. Steve cut out notches on some left over 2×4 and mounted it on the wall, twice. After I painted it, I put it back up and then it fell. He fixed it.

The sewing table will be getting replace with a sawhorse desk. I found luaun doors at Lowe’s that are 24″ x 84″ for $21. Can’t wait to get started on that, but I need to finish some other things first. :)
My pretty-fied computer area. Hopefully I’ll be replacing that original wishblade with a new silhouette soon.
6 of those bins are patterns. I need to get more bins, because some of them are full. Luckily these were on clearance at Lowe’s for $2.41 a piece. Score!
I got the idea for the bin labels from a pretty cool life. I love the bit of whimsy it adds.
I also thought this quote was appropriate over my work desk.
I like this saying. It might be one of my new favorite quotes. Don’t mind the grocery receipt in the corner. :)

Hopefully now I will be more productive and not as antsy feeling in my craft room. I really was getting bugged by the mess. :)

So let me update you guys on some things – the chem class inspired tags on my fabric bins have moved to inside the bins because they didn’t like to stay on, and I ‘m currently contemplating buying a metal shelf to hold the patterns because that plastic shelf is not holding up as well as I hoped, but the room gets used and abused.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this little tour of my sewing/craft room. Thank you so much to Linda for having me here!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Bonita Rose

    those bins are fabulous.. I am just learning to sew but already I can tell I'll be acccumulating tons of fabric… ohhh the fun of it.. those bins are great… and cheap wow.. i will hv to be on the lookout for those! What is the best way to store fabrics??
    out of the sun and in bins is what most ppl use, yes??

  2. 2
    Serial Mommy

    I love the craft space!!! I am working on mine. We moved our twins (19 months old) upstairs to their own room and took the crib out of my office/craft room. So now I'm working on the revamp. Originally I thought I might put a papa san in the empty space, but now I'm leaning more toward some kind of craft table.

  3. 3

    Love this space…its so cute…loving the craft bin labels…how creative and "smart"