Space is at a premium in our house.
My family & I live in a 100 year old cottage. It’s been renovated many times – badly, in my opinion, as none of the original settler charm has been kept.
But it is a warm & cosy house. And through necessity (ie, limited space) we keep everything in its place.
So, where do I bead?
At the breakfast bar – which also serves as the dining table, homework desk & food preparation area!
Where do I keep my supplies?
On a 3 tier trolley that, when not in use, is hidden in the alcove of the un-used door.
How do I manage with such limited space?
I have to be very organised with my supplies.
Beads are in see-through screw top containers, & tackle-style boxes. I also keep my larger beads in a gorgeous wooden box that my husband gave me as a gift, early in my beading career.
My tools are in pencil holders, so that I can grab them quickly & easily.
My larger power tools & hammers are kept on the bottom shelf.
Where do I store my paperwork?
In the door alcove.
We have four (yes, 4!) doors leading in to our house, so we decided to block one up with a large shelf, which is where all of my beading & scrapbooking supplies are stored.
Is it a nuisance having to unpack & pack up again every time I work?
Absolutely! In our old house I had a dedicated table where my supplies were always out. Messy, but out ready for when inspiration struck.
Where do you bead? Do you have a whole room? Or just a small space like me?