Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A look into my nest...

Let me just start off by saying... Martha Stewart is a Goddess... what can she NOT do... not to mention perfectly. I'm watching Martha Stewart Crafts on HSN's 24hour craft day event... I want everything and everything is ingenious! Ah, love her!!

Ok... onwards... we have started the hunt for houses. I have fallen in love with this quaint 1920's townhome that is almost perfect- except it only has 1.5 bathrooms- and the full bath is tight. However, I have been losing sleep... literally... over the way I will decorate my craft space. Big surprise I know. I have a wishlist treasury on etsy for some items I would like to include in my craft nook. It's a great list for any shabby chic lover... check out the link above.

I thought with this new space on the horizon, it might be fun to share my current workspace. So I took some time yesterday snapping a few pictures of the areas that I utilize to their fullest on a regular basis. First and most importantly, the sewing area...

This small space serves as my sewing area. It really is the desk in our living room, but rarely gets used as such because my sewing machine is usually imposing on it's territory. I wish the surface area was a little larger, but it serves the purpose. I must give a shout out to my brother CS6000i... great little machine.

I truly do live in a multi-purpose apartment and one requirement for our new house is a large surface area in the kitchen. My current "island"(above) is used for rolling out pie dough, being the collection spot for groceries when we walk in the door and cutting and pinning fabric. It is my favorite feature of our apartment. Notice my ironing board in the upper right hand corner... that's our small hallway where my ironing board often stands ground.

My most favorite spot in the apartment on this crafting-space tour is the corner of our bedroom where all of my fabric lives...

I hoard fabric like I hoard scrapbooking paper... I just LOVE it. It's so pretty. My "candy store" is Burkholder Fabrics in Denver, Pa. I could spend houuuurs in there. They have the best selection of fabrics a girly could ask for- and reasonably priced. This craft area quickly outgrew itself- as you can see by the mess growing between our armoire and the closetmaid cubby system we set up.

As functional as my space is now... oh how I dream of that perfect craft nook to nestle all of my Martha Stewart craft items ;)


  1. Hey Chrissy! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging - I saw your link on Facebook :) I've been blogging for awhile now, pretty much to keep family at home updated on our lives here and our adoption process.

    Your stuff is SO cute, I had no idea you liked to sew! Keep up the good work!


    P.S. Here's our blog: www.lifewiththehildebrands.blogspot.com

  2. Hi Charity (and family)!
    I hope you all are doing well- your little ones are just too cute! It's so good to hear from you- I think last time we talked you guys were in turkey- I think? Are you still there? Where will you be adopting from- Keep in touch! And I'm glad you love my stuff, I do too :)