Diandra and I definitely have crafty houses. I remember my first visit to Di's place, I was so inspired by all the crafted stuff she has everywhere I went thrifting afterwards and spent a wack of cash on crafting stuff. Then after arriving home, I realized that my place is the same; there is crafted stuff everywhere! We both make stuff nearly everyday and since we live with roommates, family, etc. we have to share our crafting spaces. I've got a somewhat small house with no extra office/craft room so I need to be vigilant in tidying up crafting/work messes before moving onto something else, namely: Dinner. The two main spaces that are shared in my house are the dining room which is the craft/sewing room and the living room which is also my office. So that means a sharing space and having creative storage to make sure that the the rooms are totally multi-funtional. There are lots of ways to do this! One of the big storage solutions for me is probably using dressers for supply storage. I keep my yarn stash in a large dresser in the living room and craft supplies in another dresser in the dining room. Using clever disguises like a cozies and baskets to hide crafting supplies keeps your gear is close at hand, but also stashed in a way that becomes decoration. What if you covered a living room side table with a table cloth or cozy so that you can use the hidden shelves for a messy basket of yarn WIPs? Or what about the idea inspired by Jenn (whose living room doubles as a craft room): have a sideboard to store craft supplies topped with an ironing board!
Here are some of my favourite storage ideas for crafty people who need to share space.
On my wandering I also found a crafter using a bread box being for storing craft supplies too, now that's smart! I think that I would put buttons, clips, threads and other small things (that get lost in drawers) in bowls inside a bread box. I'll be on the lookout for one to add to my space this thrifting season. What is your favourite craft storage trick?