Friday, January 23, 2009

Love Fridays....

It's time once again to Love Fridays.... and for very good reason.
Exciting newsflash - my old house has been sold and this is going to be my new house!

These photos are from Realestate.com.au and this is obviously not my furniture, but from the 11th March, this is my new home.

I have very exciting plans to turn the above room into the kitchen / dining / living area and then.....

....this dining area becomes my craft space.
Here's my sketchy vision. The back wall will have overhead cupboards, and a bench all along the wall, with drawer units underneath.
The side wall will have tables for the sewing machine and overlocker, and the big wooden bench which is currently in my kitchen, becomes the cutting bench for the craft room.

Of course, I haven't actually taken any measurements to work out whether everything will fit, but this is how it looks in my head at the moment.

This area is completely open to the living room, so I'm also thinking about either having a gorgeous curtain that I can pull across, or some sort of sliding or folding screen. I'm not sure about keeping the carpet yet, but I might just see how it works out.

The most exciting thing about the house is that there is an entire wall of storage cupboard space in the laundry. It's bigger than the built in wardrobes in my current bedroom and will be absolutely perfect for housing the fabric stash. Just think, I can bring things home from the oppy, wash them, dry them, and put them directly into the cupboard..... joy! Oh how I adore good storage solutions.

Now that I have somewhere to move to, this weekend is dedicated to sorting and packing and deciding what I actually want to take with me. There might just be a lot of Freecycling going on.

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50 comments:

angelique said...

How very exciting for you. Good luck with the sorting and packing it is one job that I hate, hate, hate.

Michelle said...

Fantastic news! Good luck with the move.

Sophie Appleby said...

How wonderful! I just love that you are already planning your craft space! Delightful! Good luck with packing and sorting.
Sophie x

Drewzel said...

Cam! Super exciting!!!! Hooray!!!

bubbachenille said...

This space looks awesome, only yesterday I said to my husband "I need that whole wall made into permant shelving and that would be half my problems solved!" I dont know how to solve the other half of the problems, but if I have good storage I'd be happy!!

Michelle said...

Wow! I'm going to have to come and visit sometime - your new place looks amazing! I think your ideas for the studio are fantastic too. Love the idea of a central cutting area with stools!

(check out IKEAhacker for ideas on craft tables - there is one on there that was just amazing!)

PS. Still really happy for you. I've been so looking forward to this post!

our shabby cottage said...

Woo Hoo - how exciting. Isn't it fun planning!

Tinniegirl said...

Can't wait for the craft warming in your new space. Your plans look fantastic.

Bek said...

Congratulations! Looks like a lovely place to build a home. (Nice crafting space!)

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Wow Cam, such a bright happy space! Congratulations on it all coming through. I'm so pleased for you.
And great ideas for the studio. Looking forward to in-progress pics.

Sandi said...

Congrats on the new house. Exciting news! I envy your 'wall of storage', lucky duck. Your new sewing space will be fantastic.

Kate said...

Congratulations! Its great that there is so much "crafty space" :-)

Katy said...

How exciting, i can't wait to see how it looks!

Kirsty said...

Fabulous news Cam!

Sarah said...

Fantastic! The overhad cupboards are a good idea. I would love to have a crafty space like this.

Cathy said...

Lucky you with all that storage - good luck with the move.

SadieandLance said...

Hip hip hooray Cam, that's great news. The place looks lovely, light, bright and breezey with crafting space and excellent storage - what more could a girl need?! Well done.

Sarah said...

What a relief Cam. Your own space to call home.

I hope packing is theraputic and unpacking a joy!

Cass said...

Cam congratulations on the sale of your house and the new place looks fantastic. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Kat said...

Oh lucky you getting a craft space. My mum and I are going to turn my sisters old room into a sewing room soon. She is waiting till we go to Fiji and then she is going to move all the furniture around.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Congratulations - it looks wonderful. What a nice place. And great plans for the craft-space makeover. You'll be looking forward to moving in!

Linda said...

such great news Cam! I feel so excited for you, a new start and also the best craft space you could wish for!! how cool

potty mouth mama said...

Oh wow - how fantastic and how EXCITING!!! Your new home looks gorgeous (but heck, so did your old home!). I am so excited for you - go the craft room!

Jenaveve said...

Congratulations!! Shame they're not leaving those fabulous red couches... oh I love those...

Great plans too. It'd be cool if you could get your hands on an oriental screen as a divider/wall.

Anonymous said...

Yippee !!
I was waiting and waiting for you to share. It is going to be a beautiful home. Modern, light and very you. I knew you would buy it as soon as I walked in!

Now for a real plan and measurements so Mr T can get the cupboards ready for a quick start on the most important room :-).
Big Sister

Lisa said...

Thats a very good reason to love today! Congrats

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done!! Your new living area looks nice and bright - perfect for creating!! How exciting - here's to new beginnings!!

Vanessa said...

Lovely new house - love open plan kitchen and am loving your future craft space !

Missie Krissie said...

Go Cam! Fabulous place! Very happy for you- I'm sure you will be like a pig in mud in that new craft room! :)

Kitty said...

Awesome news Cam! The new place sounds perfect. see you soon

sewfunky said...

Great news Cam! :) So pleased for you, and what a neat craft space - now the dreams and plans can begin!!!

I just love the word verifications on blogger - this one is jubie and I can't help but think of jubilee... I think this year is gonna be a great one!! :D

Leni and Rose said...

Fantastic. This is absolutely fantastic! A room to yourself - no more kitchen table! And I love your sketched plans - what a perfect space you'll have. Hurry up March! How very exciting!

hokey said...

OMG!!! congratulations! Let me know if you need some help with moving, I have a boy who is very good with a truck and can hire them very cheeply with his work xx

mellimoomoo said...

Congratulations Cam! Your new pad looks fab.
It's such an exciting time planning what goes where in a new house. What a crafting storm you will be sewing up soon! Go for it!

cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Here's to the start of a whole new exicting Curly Pops chapter. May it be full of happiness and smiles!

Melanie said...

Congratulations and how exciting!!! I cannot wait to see your new creative space evolve.

Elizabeth said...

oh! look at all the light pouring in! i can't wait to see what you do with the space - it looks lovely!

Lindsay Bear said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous space! I can't wait to see pictures of everything fabulous you do to make it yours.

Jenny said...

It looks just right! Congratulations on your new house and hooray for new beginnings-your plans look exciting-good luck with all the packing!

Selina said...

Ooh nice! Can't wait to see the updated pics.

Ida Clare said...

I am so thrilled for you about your new space. I took the carpet up in my art room and I love it that I can let it rip without worry. What a new adventure!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is really exciting news!! I love your plans for your craft space too.. and oooohh... so much fabric storing space as well! Fabulous!

Marlya said...

Congratulations! Your excitement and enthusiasm is just leaping out from this post-- your plan is fantastic. It will be so much fun setting this up!

A said...

Congratulations! How excited I am for you. Can't wait to see what you do with your space.

Dees said...

ohhh huge congrats from me tooooo!

Bec said...

This looks wonderful - congratulations!!!
Oh, the idea of a dedicated sewing room and ample storage space makes my head swim.....:D

Corrie said...

oh congrats! that is just great news! well done!

Corrie:)

Serena said...

Hey Ms Curly Pops.. happy to hear everything is OK with the house moving...

flossy-p said...

Fantastic! It looks gorgeous. How exciting!!!!!!

Here's to a fresh new start!

Hip Hip Hooray!

muralimanohar said...

Wow! That is going to be an amazing sewing space! Makes my pending loss of one just that much more painful! :wah: lol