A Room for Crafting and a Closet of Craziness

A few years ago, we changed a guest bedroom into my craft and sewing room.  I’ve really enjoyed being able to go in and create and then leave it until I’m finished.  No more putting the sewing machine away even if I were in the middle of a project.  I think one of my favorite things about this craft room is when our grand kiddos are here and they can go in and create all kinds of things.  I try to keep supplies on hand that they can just help themselves to.  I loved the time I got to teach our two granddaughters how to sew in this room.

When I was young girl, I had an aunt who was an amazing seamstress.  When we would go to her house to visit, she let me use her machine to make my latest project while she and my mom would visit.  I have many good memories of her and wanting to be like her in the sewing department.  I took homemaking in 7th-9th grade.  My dad bought me a black singer sewing machine when I first started my 7th grade homemaking class.  It was a heavy black metal machine.  It was probably vintage in the 70’s.  It only did one stitch.  I didn’t mind as I made many dresses, skirts and blouses.  I might have thrown away more than I actually wore due to my sewing disasters.

At that same time I discovered a crafting show on PBS on Saturday afternoons.   Many times I would call my mom and give her a list of items to bring home for me to make from whatever it was that I saw on the program.  My favorite craft was a candle made out of milk cartons.  I made many candles in jr. high.  As I think about it, I think my love for crafting was earlier than that.  When I was maybe in the 3rd grade, I checked out a book from the library that showed how to make little ghosts out of cotton balls and tissues.  I made tons of ghosts and then hung them on the clothes line.  I think I was pretending I was having a Halloween party for the neighborhood.

Okay, enough of all of that, let’s get on to the craft room decor.



Since I’ve shared the craft room, I might as well share the attached bathroom.

I will end this post with the craft closet.  I really struggle with how to organize it.  This is the best I can do for now.

If you know of any closet organizers, send them my way.  My solution is to use up everything in the closet and be left with an empty closet.  Then start fresh and only purchase items for a project that I’m actually working on.  I wonder if that will ever happen?

Trust me, I know I will never win an award for my photography, so thank you for being patient with me as I am always working on that.

Thank you for reading today and I’m going to leave you with a link from the Classic Sewing Magazine website.   This article is what inspired me to share my craft room today.  Click here to visit the site of an amazing craft room designed by Jane Makuch, a fabric designer.

Do you love to craft and sew?  If so, do you have a specific place that you create?  I would love to see your pictures.

“She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands.” Proverbs 31:13

This is a verse taken from the Proverbs 31 woman.  I realize not everyone can sew and not everyone has a desire to craft.  I do think that we all want to be productive and make a beautiful and safe home for our family.




  1. This is great! I have a room much like this at my husbands office, only not near as cute! But, it’s very functional. I have a wrapping station, a shipping station and I keep my gifts there. I have a cabinet of crafting for the Grans here at our house. Very enjoyable post!

  2. I love your craft room! So fun! I am very thankful for your talents as I have benefited from them thru the years and have loved them all!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your craft room with us Mrs. Dillow, You don’t know how much I have missed seeing your beautiful décor in your home. You are such an inspiration to me and I really enjoy reading everything you post. You are an amazing woman and I always enjoy reading and seeing everything you post.

  4. I love, love, loooove your space!!! So many sweet touches and it’s totally “you!” Thanks for the tour, I wish we could craft together!

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