Thursday, January 31, 2008

My craft table

I made room for my sewing machine on my craft table yesterday. When we moved into the house five and a half weeks ago, I claimed a corner desk that was about to get thrown out, and it's now my official craft table*. We set it up in our office next to the computer desk.

I have set some rules when it comes to my craft table and craft corner:

  • The table is mine. Mine. And therefore only my stuff will be on it (cats of course included as mine).
  • I can leave it as messy as I want to.
  • I can sit at my craft table whenever I want to (even when someone else wants to use the office desk).
  • When I sew (or do something else at my craft table) I get to use the comfortable office chair.

That's only fair, isn't it? :)

I have ideas for my craft corner. Shelves up on the walls so I can store my little stuff in boxes. So I can organize. A notice board up on one wall so I can pin sketches or notes up there to be seen. Spotlights on the shelves and in the ceiling so I can get proper light. Just to name some of the ideas...

Yesterday I started to sew the give away bag. If it turns out as nice as I imagine it to, I'll have a hard time parting from it when that time comes. I'll go into town after work today to get some more supplies. I thought I had everything I needed at home but when starting the actual sewing part yesterday I came up with some new ideas... Now I might need buttons. Or ribbon. Or both. And something for the handle/strap. Hmmm...

I'm enjoying this!


(* I feel a bit pretentious calling it craft table as all I ever do nowadays is sew or knit. And I don't knit at the table. I do that while sitting on the cough. Or at work. When Christmas comes around I usually make Christmas cards (not last year though as I was interrupted by a house...) but that's it. No other paper craft for me. I've given all my pearls away. I've given all my soap making stuff away. I don't dabble with paint anymore. And I'm no longer creative with my writing either. So, craft table might be too pretentious...)

8 comments:

Geek Knitter said...

You can cll it whatever you like, it's your table!

Matte said...

Kalla det ett "craft table", Anna. Det är ok att drömma och känna sig kreativ.

Call it a craft table, Anna. Itäs ok to dream and to feel crative.

Matte

Wendie said...

I think you should call your table whatever you want. I'm glad you're enjoying your space.

Shelley said...

Hey, don't underestimate yourself...sounds like the beginning of a fashion career: the craft of creating functional art...I can already see your handbags and knitted garments on the runways of Paris and Milan! :)

Anna said...

Everyone: :) Thank you! Craft table it is!

essjay said...

I agree that the craft table is a perfect name! How great that you are getting your own little corner of the house just for you - we all deserve a space like that!

Archiknist said...

I share my craft table with the computer, but I have some shelves that are all mine, with baskets and boxes. It's very inspiring to look at & rearrange the yarn--I can't wait to see what you set up!

JekasaRabbit said...

I think you should call your corner what ever the hell you want. Its yours!