Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Knitting And Crochet Blog Week 2011 Day 3 (2KCBWDAY3)

Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches.
How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you are organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry.

Well, I hope today is NOT the day that Bry chooses to check in on the blog.  I fear that he will be overwhelmed by how much yarn is hidden in our apartment.... Since we are still living in an apartment with no options to renovate or paint, I have been left to daydream about what my future craft room will be like.  Here are some of my top picks:
Alicia Paulson's Craft Room is to die for.  She has many blog posts about the renovations that led to the creation of this space which are very interesting to read.  I am in love with her design aesthetic and style.

Rebeka Lambert's Artsy-Crafty Room was also just re-done.  Drool.  She has inspired me to dabble into sewing more - although I have yet to try her embroidery projects.  Embroidery is yet another thing-that-my-mom-did-so-I-avoid-it, although her designs and projects are almost enough to make me pick it up.

Until we buy a house that will have both a Man Cave and a Craft Room - we are stuck with finding clever ways to display/organize my craft supplies.  Before this knitting craze set in I was a pretty die-hard scrapbooker.  And I still enjoy scrap book weekends - in fact I really NEED one to finish my wedding album (only 10 pages left!!).  So I have both a scrapbooking cabinet and now a new yarn/craft/sewing bookshelf.  This is a new purchase from IKEA, specifically for this post.

As I have other hobbies in addition - scrapbooking, dabbling in sewing - this space makes room for these as well.  Our household was also in great need of a desk so this has been arranged.  One thing that I do like is that all of my craft things are in the main living area - I can spend time with my husband and watch tv while doing whatever.  It makes it so that my hobbies don't detract from the little time Bry and I get together.

Happy crafting!

Leave the name of your blog in your comment so I can be sure to check it out - it's overwhelming how many people are participating in this Blog Week!  I am having so much fun visiting new sites and checking out new blogs to follow.  Feel free to FOLLOW me too!


  1. I must say that your new addition the cubby bookshelf from Ikea is a great space saver! It makes you look so organized. I am loving your yummy buttons in those cute jars! It's funny you mentioned that you hope Bry doesn't check in on your blog, because I sort of mention the same for today's blog post!
    Thanks for the comments on my blog, I didn't even notice them till Monday! Thanks for noticing the header too! I am very proud of it! I will totally help you with yours, we really need to get together!! Let's do a Stitch n' Bitch!

  2. I actually was surprised there weren't more hiding places. We're going to need a bigger house than I thought when we get to that point if I get a man-cave too.

  3. I'm in love with the little jars you have on top of your shelf. And the whole thing looks great! I've been trying to figure out what to do to convert space in my own apartment, and think that you've given me some lovely ideas. Thanks!