2020 has been a crazy year so far! We made a big move from North Carolina to Texas and everything took a whole lot longer than it should have because of Coronavirus! Thankfully I didn’t put either of my spinning wheels or my little Cricket rigid heddle loom on the moving truck. So when we our move was delayed and we were stuck like ducks in Florida I had plenty of fiber fun to keep me busy!
But we finally moved into our new house and I was so excited to get the rest of my things unpacked and set up my little studio. Which, of course, is also my bedroom. I thought I’d show you around because I just love it so much!
First of all, my room is a lot smaller than my room in North Carolina. I have a little alcove in the corner, so I decided to use that space for my bed and build it as a loft to combine clothes storage and my bed all in one little corner of the room. That left the rest of the room open for fiber goodies! We bought these dressers at IKEA and I assembled them all by myself! Really, 100%! Then my dad and I built a frame to attach to the dressers and popped my mattress on top. I have tons of storage… including a custom made bookshelf. It is just perfect! I call my bed the Bear Den because – as you can see – I have some pretty big bears for bunkmates! They are so cozy! Check out the video below and I’ll introduce you to each of them!
You may recognize my 2019 temperature blanket in that picture! I love how it looks on my new bed! If you’d like the full scoop on it…. Click here!
One of my other favorite parts of my room is the Fiber Kingdom Annex. Or, as some people may call it, the closet. I am using every square inch of space for roving, felting supplies, yarn, heddles, my drum carder, and more! It is all organized so I can find what I need anytime!
I set up corners in my room for both spinning and weaving. Petunia, my SpinOlution Echo, lives over by the window. I love this corner because the sunlight is so wonderful and I made these curtains with fabric I fell in love with at IKEA. The whole area is just so amazing.
In the opposite corner I have my 32” 8-shaft Ashford table loom. Her name is Mama Bear (I’ll explain why in the room tour video below) and I found the coziest chair to sit in when I weave on her.
I hope you love all my little personal touches. My new space is so awesome. I feel right at home. The lighting is great, the essential oils are flowing, and I am surrounded by fiber! What’s not to love?
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