I purged and sorted and repurposed and organized, and no matter how I looked at it there just wasn’t room. No more furniture could fit in my space. No more yarn could fit on my shelves. It looked like I would get stuck with yarn all over my floor forever and always.
About a year ago my grandparents bestowed their beautiful hardwood armoire on me. With no room in the bedroom, we had the movers put it in our living space downstairs until that magical day when I would make over the bedroom (dear reader, that day is so far out it isn’t even on the calendar yet).
Somewhere in between the organizing and purging I had the most brilliant idea. What if I made the armoire into my knitting station? My yarn wouldn’t be in my craft room, but it would be organized and easy to access in my living room, which is where I knit most among the time anyway.
By moving everything knitting in (books, patterns, tools, and fiber), this non-traditional craft cupboard is turning out to be the perfect solution to my yarn storage problems!
On a similar note, I moved all of my watercolor and calligraphy supplies into the desk in my bedroom where I have light from a North-facing window (I read that was good somewhere…) And my letter supplies into a small vanity table in our living room.
So my challenge to you this week is this: are there spaces in your home that you could use as non-traditional crafting zones? Don’t think that not having a craft room keeps you from getting spaces to create!