Friday, April 24, 2009

Dreaming and Scheming

This weeks Etsy Bloggers Carnival had two choices:

1. Now that spring has sprung, it's planting time. If you're into gardening, what would your dream garden look like? What flowers/bulbs/herbs would you plant? What about garden doodads or statues?
2. Your Own Space: describe your dream studio (or if you already have one, give details!). Decorating, supplies you wish you had, size, etc.

Let me just say I do NOT have a green thumb. It's more like a black thumb! Ok, I did manage to keep the plants alive at the last two places I house sat, but the fact remains that I'm not really a plant person! Besides, I've been dreaming for a long time about my crafty space. 

Now some of my awesome bloggy pals found pictures to go with their descriptions. I thought about that, but I'm not feeling well today, so you'll just have to make your own mental pictures. Deal? Good. 

I have two separate dreams for craft rooms. One is more practical and obtainable, and one is truly dreaming! You see, right now, just about anything would be better than what I have! Because my hubby is a full time student, and I have limited resources because of my health problems (not to mention the bills the health problems cause), we have to live as frugally as we can right now. So we live in a one bedroom apartment.  

We manage the space by taking the living room (which is relatively big) and splitting it in two. We have a futon that my evil twin loaned us and that splits the space giving us a small living room space, and the other half is computers and my crafty stuff. 

Because of this my very first dream is simply to move to a bigger apartment! I would love to have a two bedroom apartment with our bed and stuff in the smaller bedroom, and all our computers and crafty stuff in the master bedroom! I'd keep the computers in with the crafty stuff because my hubby spends a lot of time on the computer and this means we'd still sort of spend time together, which is pretty much what we do now in our small space! 

Now for my ultimate dream. Well, I've been dreaming of my dream house for a long time.  The one feature that is KEY is having a full library room! Can't have my dream house without that. If you know me, you know I love books! 

Now I'm thinking that the entire second floor of my dream house would need to be a studio. Oh we could have our computers in there, and a tv would be could because I like to watch things while I craft, but the majority of the space would be for crafty stuff! I'd have a big work desk that would be in a V shape in one corner. This would allow me to easily rotate between the computer and my current project. One side of the desk would extend far enough to give my hubby his own computer space so he'd still be up there with me! 

There would be a full set of shelves (or two!) for beads. I already have 21 different organizational boxes piled up on my table - give me time and I can't even begin to imagine how many I'll have in a few years! Then of course I'd have to have some storage space for the finished products and display items for when I go to craft fairs :)

Now I'm not just a beady woman, I like other crafts and have many things I want to learn! So there would a table for a sewing machine, shelves for fabric, shelves for yarn, and shelves for whatever else I want! Plus of course a book case (yes I know I have a library, shhhh!), for books and magazines to use for resources! 

No I'm not obsessed with creating things and books! What ever made you say that?


BeadedTail said...

Your dream house sounds wonderful! And it's nice of you to give your husband a little space so you can spend time together! My husband used to share my office until he figured out his laptop works just as well downstairs in the sports room watching the big screen TV!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I'm with you on the library room! May you have just that someday.
keep dreaming...

uniquecommodities said...

I hope you realize your dream space soon! As hard as you are working, I dont see why not!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

You have an evil twin? Sounds like a good rivalry to me! My work space is just like your first dream space. My husband's computer is right next to me in a small room...I guess it was considered a bedroom back in the day. We get to spend tons of time together even if we aren't talking. Now...a whole second floor for a library study. That's a GOOD dream! I'm there for sure!

TiLT said...

mmmmm....library - that'd be nice.
I can relate to the small space thing...when we first got married it was me, hubby, 5 year old & big shepherd lab mix in 800 sq ft...we filled the space well :) Makes our 1200 sq ft seem big! until I start creating anyway...or when company comes over :P

Marlaine said...

Of course we need BOOKS in our craft rooms! Half of my shelves in my "studio" are filled with books...well...okay, maybe it's 1/3. LOL!

storybeader said...

And I would come and visit, and we could bead together, and read in the library! It's a date!