Thursday, 10 May 2012

My little crafty hobbit hole

Well, it's done!  I've made myself a little crafty hobbit hole under the stairs.
It's a tiny little space, but it's all mine and it enables me to close the door on my clutter!

All of my crafty junk has been relocated to the cupboard and now my lounge looks so much more tidy.

Before,
after,
As crazy movie fans we still have a gazillion DVD's but I plan to tackle that problem some other time.
(are you afraid of my monkey lamp, don't worry I am too, in fact it was a wedding present and when I first opened the box I screamed!)

The crafty hobbit hole all started with this little table, just the perfect size for my sewing machine, I found this a couple of weeks ago at my local junk shop,

The tray cloth belonged to my husband's great grandmother.  

I should really start with a before photo, 
and after,
Come into my crafty cupboard (said the spider to the fly)...
My sewing space, this seat is crying out for a handmade seat pad,
 My treasures all to hand,
My most favourite craft books and magazines, my buttons and bits,
 Making use of every little bit of space,
Lots and lots of little boxes all filled with fabric, felt, wool, cottons and all things lovely,
 My favourite cottons close to hand,
 Quilting gloves and hoops,
My favourite aruifil cottons on a gorgeous little rack which was a gift from my friend Judith,
Did you spot my new door hook, he's adorable!  He is a Ben de Lisi creation, it was a toss up between him and a rhino!

I'm afraid I can't really give you a panoramic view of my little hobbit hole as it really is very small but it makes me happy.  In a busy terraced house with 4 boys I am happy to have this little place all for myself. The main benefit is that I no longer have to work around mealtimes whilst sewing at the kitchen table.

Now that my crap is all out of the way I have no excuse but to crack on with the decorating, but first I'll just give my sewing machine a little try out in it's new home ...

37 comments:

.Rosa Lily said...

I love what youve done to this space, it looks so good now. Not sure what to make of the monkey lamp, does it stare at you all the time?? xxxx

Bethany said...

Oh I love it!!! So nice to have a space of your own :) It makes me think of Harry Potter too :)

Michelle said...

Wow such a fab transformation. Great to have your own crafting space x

simplyvintage said...

Wow - I am impressed! Everything is so neat and tidy and yet you have managed to get so much in there. It puts me to shame! Since the last daughter left home I have had a whole room for my craft stuff, but it is so messy and hap hazard that I rarely manage to do anything in there - I think I might need to take a leaf from your book and get organised! Linda xxx

Lottie said...

What a fabulous space and what a stunning transformation!

Katie said...

Really love your little crafty space. You've really made it your own. Love Katie @ Booty-full things

Ali said...

Love it - all your little nik naks look very comy in their new home!! Hmm see what you mean about the monkey lamp :-) Enjoy your special space xx

LaaLaa said...

Wow! It's so so lovely! It's like the Tardis, you've managed to get so much in there. You're like Harry Potter, living in the cupboard. What a fab space you've made. Right, you just need to come and sort mine out now ;-) xxx

Louise said...

It looks so lovely! Nothing beats having your own space, no matter its size, to do your work.

Love from Poppy said...

Kandi it looks fabulous! Everything is so organised.
Dx

Tracy said...

What a wonderful space and such a transformation, I can't believe how tidy it is!!! Great work!

A Blessed Life said...

That is fantastic,it is amazing how we can fit o much in a small space and it looks wonderful ,I think I had best rethink my corner...lol very inspiring.

Wendy said...

Wow - I love how you've taken such a small space and made it so useful. Seriously inspirational!

cupcakejojo said...

Oooh its just perfect!!! I now have crafting cupboard envy!!!!! Love it much :)

Jo x x x

Lucy in the Clouds said...

Wow, Lisa! I'm so impressed ... and jealous! Really brilliant use of space and I love all your little crafty bits, esp that spool rack :) xx

jill said...

Lovely to have a little pretty space to yourself.I can just see ya sat there sewing away happy,happy,happy creating allsorts.Have fun Love Jill xx

VintageVicki said...

Wow - just to prove the best things come in the smallest packages :)

As for the monkey lamp - how have your never 'broken' it when dusting?????

Trouble said...

WOW what a crafty space you have made!!!!!

The monkey lamp is different!

Luv Jane XX

moonstruckcreations said...

How lovely! You must be so pleased to have a craft space all to yourself!

Helenxx

Dinki Dots said...

Brilliant use of your little cupboard!! It looks great. How I long for some sort of craft space - other than the living room floor!!! Such a good idea to transform your cupboard!
Maria x

daisy daydreams said...

OMG, I am loving the rabbit hook, i want one. We are bunny mad in this house. Loving your new craft space. You will feel so much better knowing where everything is. Loving the red White blue folders. Amanda......x

The Krafty Cupcake said...

Love what you have done with the place! It's amazing how much you have got in there and it looks great! I love your table find and also your Rabbit hook. Sue x

Crafty Helen said...

My 'pretty home' envy has morphed into 'crafty space' envy! It is simply delicious - a little cupboard of joy. I would be so, so tempted to go in, pull the door closed behind me and see how long it took for anyone to find me.....Just love it. XX

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Wow that is amazing! What a fantastic storage and crafting area x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Wow that is amazing! What a fantastic storage and crafting area x

Gem said...

Ohh I love it, it looks fab x x x x

qwiksave said...

Very inspiring! I'm another one with a great big craft room that's in unorganised chaos, seeing this is so motivational, thanks Kandi, its brill.

Twinkle Star said...

Amazing! Like Doctor Who's Tardis! I love how neat and tidy everything is and so close to hand. Have fun in your little nook xx

dosierosie said...

I feel so guilty, I also have a whole room (son's old room) and it is so unorganised.You have inspired me to buy boxes. It looks so good.
Gillx

luciethehappyquilter said...

I love you little hobbit hole. What a great job!

Barri-Jayne said...

Wow, your new crafty space is very impressive! Love the little boxes, very cute.

Barrina x

Manda said...

Fab transformation ...Your storage boxes are all so pretty,well done you :)
XX Manda XX

Sew,ray,me said...

OH! is *that* what sitting room shelves are 'supposed' to look like?! Mine too are chock a block with sewing/crafty books, basket of wool etc.... I can only hope I get a wee crafty nook of my own one day too :)

FeltByRae said...

I love your Hobbit Hole, such a creative use of a (usually wasted) tiny space

I'd love to meet the person who chose to buy you guys the monkey lamp as a present!

dizzytina said...

Love Love love your hobbit hole hun what a fab use of space. Its far tidier than my craft room and i'm wondering if i relocate to our under stairs then maybe i will keep it tidier!!!?. That monkey lamp seriously cracked me up! We got a rose bowl (unlike any rose bowl you have seen before!!) for our wedding and its under the bed in one of the spare bedrooms (i don't have the heart to get rid of it but can't bring myself to display it!!) xx

Tea at Weasel's said...

What a transformation!! Your little Hobbit hole looks so cute and cosy I could quite easily nestle myself in there and not be seen again for quite some time!! I am really loving your cotton reel holder! Where did u get that... I'd love one!
Thank you for the lovely comment on my cushion, I'm so glad you like it :-)

Have a super weekend xxx
Louise

Ali said...

Wow what a great space you've created. I love how you've been so clever and used every inch.
Have a great weekend.
Ali x