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.
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,
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 ...