Friday, January 14, 2011

Fixing up my studio - fun with power tools


So we all know I like to make things with hand tools. More recently, I have challenged myself to use some bigger and scarier things - like my dear husband's new table saw.

Since we moved in, I have VERY slowly been turning my upstairs studio space into something usable. Paint went on the walls quickly but it took me a long time to get through the mountains of junk and general detritus from past lives. More recently, with my uber-purge skills still fresh, I tackled my studio.

  I've daydreamed about putting built-in cubbys into one of the unused walls under the eaves. And that may still happen someday.

I was so excited when I saw these vegetable bins, because I knew that I could make them myself!

Of course, I didn't actually follow the recipe, ehem, I mean plans, and added my own touches.

My yarn stash is now happily tucked under my newly revamped desk, instead of hidden away out of sight in boxes and bags.

I'm so proud of my first major building project and other than a table-saw lesson, built entirely by yours truly.

 Above my desk my dear husband put up a beautiful shelf.

I've had these small apple crates for years. While sorting and organizing (and downsizing) my craft supplies, these boxes were a life saver. Rope handles, fabric lining, and photo corners with new labels make these bins a joy to use.



  1. Nice yarn bins!

    I love the triangle piece with the tilted-up front of the shelf.

    If I was a muffin, I would want to sleep in one of those bins.

  2. I love muffins. Muffins make people happy.

    The original i found only had the triangles on the outside, but even in her photo of it, the toys were sneaking into a neighboring compartment and I had to put a stop to that nonsense :D


  3. Myrrh,
    Will sleep better tonight knowing your yarn isn't mixing itself up without your permission. And that if the unit were filled with muffins they would also keep to their cozy selves.