Before I put up pictures of the reorganized craft room, here's a snapshot of how things looked at the start of last weekend:
If you click on the image, I've got everything that was dumped on my craft table carefully labeled.
The biggest problem was that I had a lot of scrapbooking supplies and no place to put sewing supplies. I was also rapidly running out of room for knitting books.
And here is everything once we moved stuff around and reorganized a bit:
(Again, you can click on that to see labels of everything)
Here's what my crafting table looked like after working on a project yesterday.
The yellow table used to be the kitchen table of my Great Aunt Dorothy and Great Uncle Art. Dorothy was my grandmother's sister and she was a real firecracker. I have a pair of purple mittens that she knit, but by the time I was around, I think she had given up knitting due to arthritis. She had an amazing green thumb though - she could grow African Violets like nobody's business. Art was an interesting man - he got drafted for WWII when he was in his late 30's or early 40's at the same time as his son and he drove trucks for the army all across Europe after D-Day. I have good memories of stopping by their house on the south side of Milwaukee with my Dad and sitting at this table eating one of Dorothy's yummy cakes, listening to Art's stories. They were both crafty (although highly practical) people, I think they'd approve of my using their table this way.
It's really nice to finally have a permanent home for my sewing machine, instead of blocking the path to the back door. In theory, the sewing table & sewing machine were supposed to get put away when I was done using them - but that never happened in practice. The whole room feels a lot more usable now than it was before. Now, if only I could find a corner in the room to put a nice comfy chair to knit in...