Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's not Hoarding.

Is it? But it undoubtedly can be classified as an obsession. Yarn! Fibers! Textiles!

Over the last couple of weeks I've been getting all my crafting supplies out of my bedroom closet and turning my unused front room into - get this! - a STUDIO!

Well, not really a studio yet. Right now it's more like a workroom. It needs some additional storage solutions, some cheerful curtains, some really fun art on the walls and a good, comfortable work chair before I can officially call it a studio. But it's getting there.

I remember so vividly that when we moved into our home 15 years ago I vowed I would have nice furniture in my front room within 10 years. It seems dumb now but hey, it's how I got through the days. Of course it didn't happen - 10 years after we moved in I had been teaching seminary for a couple of years and my front room was a classroom. It stayed that way for a couple more years after that. And ever since I stopped teaching seminary the front room has been kind of a blank space where the boys play their video games. The uselessness of the room bothered me but I wasn't really sure what to do in there. Nice, new furniture seems kind of silly at this point - we never sit in there. Because after 15 years we are firmly entrenched in the family room. And it's not like we ever have the Governor over or anything like that where we'd feel uncomfortable making him sit on our holey family room couch.

So I've claimed the space as my own. It's a little weird, yes, having it all out in the open right by the front door. But it's my house and I'm a crafter. If you're offended by the sight of craft supplies you can stay on the front porch.

I'd like to state for the record that most of this yarn I inherited from my grandmother. Tomorrow I'll show you the sewing area.

1 comment:

  1. Honey, the only difference between a "workroom" and a "studio" is nomenclature. You have a studio! I have a "work corner"--but in fairness, I could have my own studio if I were willing to move upstairs into one of my "hotel" bedrooms. So, I stay in my corner. I think your plan is wonderful, and I can't wait to see the rest of your room.