We moved to a smaller house with a different layout and I had to give up my dedicated craft room (which I loved). I now share a space with my other half and son called the Annexe (office/den/craft room/guest space). This is basically a granny flat in what was once a garage. It has a small ensuite bedroom which is great for guests and a living/kitchen area which is used as LensGuy's office, my craft space and middle son's place to watch TV and films in peace away from us. We have still not really got to grips with this space and I tend to use the kitchen area to sew. I presently sew standing up following back surgery a few months ago and although I can no sit there is not really a space to do. Partly because the dining table is full of seedlings and plants waiting to be planted into the garden. Our son, aged 23, had moved out to go to Uni, but returned 20 months ago as he could not afford to live in rented accommodation. He is an outdoor education coach who teaches sailing and windsurfing in the summer and works part time in a further education college in their gym. He is one of many on a temporary part time contract and until he has a permanent full time contract he is stuck in the country with us when he would much rather be living in Glasgow.
I keep trying to find a way to create a space that works but struggle with it as it has to work in so many ways. To help make it look less messy I spent the last two days colour coding my scraps and cutting them into squares, triangles and strings. I placed these in colour coded freezer bags inside a wicker basket which sits behind a couch with my very old sewing box on top. I will be working on more storage plans over the next while and will keep you posted.
I was given my wooden sewing box as a 21st present which was a while ago, some might even call it vintage.
Anyway the bit people really want to know is who won the mini? I used random org and out of 102 comments it was comment 64 by Julie Glotova in Croatia. I loved hearing about what crafts everyone does and where people come from - all over the world I discovered. Julie I have sent you an email asking for your address and once I have that I will post your parcel.
Here is a last photo of Jaspar who is waiting to go for a walk and is a little fed up that I am still sitting here typing on my iPad.