I was so sad I couldn’t participate in the our workspace challenge recently…for some reason I just couldn’t get it to mesh with the whole packing-to-move situation. So, today, I’m showing my work-in-progress!
Here you can see my lovely bead chaise, next to the window for as much natural light as I can get! I love this chair so much. It’s the perfect scale for me, and wide enough that the cat can sit next to me if she feels like it. Sometimes I work on a lap tray with legs and sometimes I pull a small folding table up over my legs if I have a several projects going on at the same time.
Underneath the window I have a couple of shelves that I’ve filled with all of my bead/sewing/craft books, and other frequently used items. Currently the biggest thing that is in limbo is shelving for the beads. Obviously, towers of stacked boxes is not ideal for creativity. I think I’m leaning towards a heavy duty commercial shelf because all those boxes of glass and stones get HEAVY…I’ve already destroyed a couple of different household shelves. The trick is to find something kind of long and low. I have a tendency to sit on the floor in front of the shelf to pull out boxes and find pieces for a project…that just doesn’t work if I have to keep standing to reach things off higher shelves!
Wrapping around the rest of the wall that the chaise is against, I have a rack where I keep wires, cords, and other supplies, next to my doll cupboard/creativity altar. Above the chaise on hooks, I keep my handcut leather cords and sari silk ribbons (and usually a few other things) within easy reach. Next to the chaise on a skinny wire rack is my ott-lite, toolboxes and coloring utensils. The two open bins are for sorting project leftovers into – so I don’t have to drag out all the boxes to put things away after every single project.
I worked so hard to get this room set up to show you all…that I haven’t even pulled out a beading project yet! We zipped over to Knoxville for the holiday weekend, to be with our adopted TN family, and bring back a new (to us) washer and dryer. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to bead some…or maybe get my Etsy shop reopened!
I hope you all had a happy and safe 4th of July!