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Shoreline, CT, United States
I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SETTING UP

    I spent the afternoon setting up this area for my junk journaling (JJ)....

I use a LOT of STUFF!!  This JJ station is right behind my sewing machine
and off to the right from diamond painting area...

[I can roll my office chair around on the hardwood floor 
to the three different work stations...]

Thank heavens for my IKEA cart--its upper  two 2 shelves 
hold most of the items I use for JJ (lotsa "stuff"); 
and the bottom one holds diamond painting items...
and framing needs...

            Here is the "L-shaped" set up for JJ'ing and DP-ing...

Behind, in this pix, is my cutting table --
a rescued item from when Thom taught Middle School 
that they were going to heave out during a remodel...

It didn't have any top so, 
Thom attached an old door which he sealed for the top...
We like to re-use and re-purpose here....;))))

Those drawers hold all my dies and the 3rd drawer is my "drawer
of shame"--items that never worked out...(gulp!!);000
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I had stored all my JJ stuff in boxes and had to haul it all out today--
but I have found most of what I intend to use for now...needless to
say I am pretty knackered...but have a dedicated spot for JJ-ing.
so that makes me happy...

I am SO lucky to have a dedicated craft room for myself...
I used to have to pull everything out and work on our dining 
room table and then
put it all away each time...yikes!!

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I hope you are enjoying this spate of gorgeous weather...

We have a big storm coming in tomorrow and we are going
to a friend's 80th (yes 80th!!) birthday party about one hour's
drive away--so wish us luck with that drive..

hugs, Julierose La Blageuse (multi-crafting-euse)

12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness what a fantastic set up - I love it. I want that IKEA item for myself. I need shelves. You have everything there don't you? sandie

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  2. I want that table Thom fixed for you. Wonderful.

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  3. Great space for your very diverse projects. I too used to work on the dining table, and since it's open plan w the living room and kitchen and deck, it looked like such a mess...but then: Ocean View! And good light. A few years ago I redid a small office area for my sewing room. No redo budget so it's not attractive, but it functions. I love walking away and just leaving everything as is..

    I hope the storm isn't too bad for us! I bungeed everything to protect from the wind.

    lizzy

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  4. Nice set up. Makes it easier to be creative.

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  5. perfect creative station -
    I agree I love having my own room!

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  6. I love my cart too--I think I need to get a second one! I like your crafty corner set-up--so much more fun to have everything at your fingertips!

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  7. So much easier to have everything at hand. Way to go.
    Good luck on your trip.
    Hugs

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  8. I love your creative craft station! You've got everything you need so close. Great use of space!

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  9. I love my IKEA cart too. It follows me back and forth when I quilt at the frames. It has thimbles, scissors, pins, all my quilting threads, stencils, spray bottle, and extra notions etc. in it. It makes everything so convenient.

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  10. Hi Julierose, I had to go back and read your posts on junk journaling. I have repurposed an old book into a journal once and it was so much fun to work on. I'd forgotten about that. Love your set up there with your stations and handy reach between the three.

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  11. Oh my I would be wearing out the floor rolling from spot to spot. Great use of space and that Thom is a keeper. Love that drawer storage

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  12. That looks like a great setup. I have a dedicated room but I use it for storage and still do my sewing and art on the main floor on the dining room table.

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