I named the blog after my craft room – applejack studio. Like many others, I always dreamed of having my own space where I could leave projects laying out mid-completion, have tidy storage for all the things, and retreat to a sanctuary for quiet me time. Some women dream about shoes, diamonds, or big houses – I just wanted a place where I could easily find my washi, you know what I mean? (If you are reading my blog on purpose, I bet you understand more than the random people that found this accidentally.) I scoured Pinterest, blogs, and books looking for ideas. I saved my pennies and strategically bought pieces when I could afford them, and eventually I had enough to build a fabulous, functional room. I still move it around, add pieces, and discard pieces when needed, but the bones of the room have worked well for me for many years now.
So here it is – my magical and wondrous place!
The number one question I get when anyone sees the room is about the table and chair set up. The table is a simple, inexpensive dining room table from Target. I think it cost maybe a hundred bucks, and I simply never put together the chairs that came with it. The chair seems to be the show stopper, though. It’s a plain parsons chair (again from Target – I ❤ Target!) and a Pier 1 slip cover. That’s an OTTLite I picked up on clearance at one of the big box craft stores as the light source, and my Silhouette Cameo sits out on the edge. To answer the follow up question, no, the desk is not always that clean. 🙂 The next question I get most frequently has to do with the cubes along the wall. Most of the contents are paper crafting supplies – pages, protectors, mixed media, pens, stamps, adhesive, Sizzix and QuicKutz dies, ink pads…well, you get the picture. Unfortunately, the cubes are no longer available for purchase. The were part of the Maple Lane Studio line by EK Success, however they were discontinued at least ten years ago. You can recreate the same effect with any of the 12×12 cubes on the market today. And of course, it wouldn’t be a craft room borne of Pinterest if I didn’t have the requisite Expedit on one wall. The bookshelf holds pretty much everything else. Yarn, altered art supplies, scrapbooks, and reference material all makes an appearance. I try to keep it tidy with smaller containers since it is visible to visitors, but it’s a work in progress. The Expedit has since been discontinued by Ikea, but I understand the Kallax is almost identical. Sometimes my crafty time spills over into other areas of the house. This happens most frequently with knitting, as I like to knit on the couch where the sausages get to sit with me and I can watch Netflix or something. In those cases, the Raskog gets rolled out into another room. It serves as a mobile knitting station, mostly, but it gets pushed into the craft room when I am not using it, and therefore I consider it part of the set up. And really it’s my blog, so who is going to argue with me? 🙂I mentioned the sausages like to photobomb somewhere, right? That one is Chorizo von Bratwurst.