I belong to this Etsy Team called Finnish Handcrafters Team, FHT. I met some of these talented girls (gosh, did I talk about this here already? Having two blogs does not make your life easy!) couple weeks ago and ever since I’ve been really active with all things Etsy and networking and all that. (Sometimes I feel it’s all out there just to keep you occupied, to give you some sort of [false?] hope, like the stuff they do at the unemployed office – all these classes and courses and meetings. And then again I love the energy it gives me. I do get the feeling that “I can do it!”. And I like that feeling 😀 )
As one of my dreams is to be the fly on the wall, just to see other peoples homes, the way they live and most of all to see where they do their magic. So I asked my group members to share their craft rooms with me and well, you 🙂 Here we go!
Dimitra, from LooneyDimitraCrafts. This is what she says about her craft space:
Living in a small apartment in Helsinki may create problems in keeping up a small crafting business, but good storage solutions help.
My yarns are stored in bags in the closet, other supplies are kept in drawers and boxes and the coffe table is covered with colorful creations every evening.
I am using the coffee table as my work space while Iraklis (our black cat) is taking naps or observes me carefully.
Here’s Alba, from MadeOfSundays! Alba makes very cute wall decals and stickers.
“I combine Made of Sundays work with my projects as a graphic design freelancer.
Here’s Yini, from Kotona. This is where she creates her handmade bath acessories and home decor.
Last is the make shift photo area. It is a small kitchen caddy which I pull closer to the window when I need to take pictures. This window is southwest facing so it doesn’t get hit by direct sun in the day time.
Lucky my husband doesn’t mind my mess, but it becomes a problem sometimes.
Sasha makes very beautiful notebooks and other paper goods.
“I work from a room in a tiny student apartment I share with my husband and our cat.
The extra room we have is a combination of a guest room, a storage room for our small record label and my craft space.
I also use a vintage table-type Singer sewing machine I got from my mother-in-law (not shown in the pictures unfortunately).
It’s not a big space, but I’m really happy to have it as it inspires me to create.
“Here is my studio! I paint my scarves on one high table in the kitchen 🙂 And that`s it.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour on some of my most favorite crafters’ magical places!!