The Basement Project: Series 6 – Crafting

So since we have finished renovating our basement, we’ve now been spending the last couple of months organizing it!  So today I just wanted to share a little part of my “crafting side of the basement” with you today.  Yes, the other side of the basement is my husband’s “bachelor pad full of all of the electronics you can name side”, with a Wii, Xbox, huge TV, speakers, games, DVDs, etc.

Top: A homemade bunting banner which I wrote a tutorial for here.

Bottom Left: This pink organizer (painted by my Dad) was my nightstand before I moved in with my husband.  Now I’ve turned it into a ribbon, fabric scrap, cards, packaging, and pattern shelf.

Bottom Right: This ClosetMaid shoe organizer was purchased from Lowes.  It’s perfect for storing rolls and rolls of fabric.  On top of it is a thread organizer and a picture of me and my hubs!  😀  And here’s a closer look at my fabrics…

There’s certainly room for even more fabrics, don’t ya think?!  😉  I’ll share pictures of the rest of my “crafting side of the basement” once it’s a little bit more neat!  And I’ve finally started USING my fabrics to make some new passport covers w/ bows for my etsy shop, here’s a peek at the first three I’ve made, which I will be listing this week!


  1. October 5, 2010 / 1:16 am

    Aww, it’s fantastic! I’m so happy you have this space now – you’re going to be crafting up a storm! Love, love the passport covers. Wishing you a beautiful week. 🙂 xo – g

  2. October 5, 2010 / 1:29 am

    looks GREAT! can’t wait to get my hands on one of those passport covers!

  3. October 5, 2010 / 1:30 am

    Dearest sweet sandy!! So happy that your basement is done and you ahev wonderful space for all your goodies!! I really LOVE your storage space and the way you store your fabrics is just lovely! I am loving your new work in progress items for your shop….i am a huge fan of bow!! have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  4. Nichola
    October 5, 2010 / 2:31 am

    Looks great and plenty room for lots more fabric! Now being a bit of a tech head/gamer myself this room as a whole is pretty much heaven to me 🙂

  5. October 5, 2010 / 4:45 am

    Your fabric rolls look so delicious! I prefer to see all the pretty colors and patterns rather than hide them away in drawers or bins. You must be having so much fun creating your own little space!

  6. October 5, 2010 / 5:13 am

    So super cute!! Love all that fabric, and those passport covers are the cutest.

  7. October 5, 2010 / 6:45 am

    your new space looks great and so organized. you’ll be having a good time there!!

  8. October 5, 2010 / 8:00 am

    girl, it all looks so organized and pretty!!! and of course, im loving those passport covers. love it!!!

    hope you are having a good trip – stay safe and have fun!!!!

  9. October 5, 2010 / 8:40 am

    Sandy, your passport covers are so cute! And I LOVE your basement crafting space — it’s so well organized and nothing makes me more giddy than a really well organized area. You even arranged the fabric beautifully!

  10. October 5, 2010 / 8:54 am

    I love your fabric organizer ~ such a great idea!!!!! Plus it’s pretty to look at :]

  11. ChantaleP
    October 5, 2010 / 9:08 am

    What a fantastic crafting corner! So cute and so well organized! I wish mine were looking like this.. And your products are looking fantastic Sandy!! I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your support for my tiny little secret project. : ) You don’t even know what it’s about and I feel your support for it. Thank you! xo

  12. October 5, 2010 / 9:11 am

    LOVE THIS! I so need that shoe organizer. I love how you turned it into storage for your pretty fabrics! <333

  13. October 5, 2010 / 9:34 am

    What a beautiful space for crafting!!!
    I love those passports!! You are so creative!!!
    Hope you are having fun traveling to new and interesting places!! 🙂 Much love,

  14. October 5, 2010 / 10:41 am

    Wow, super organized! And cute!

  15. October 5, 2010 / 11:47 am

    Your crafting area looks awesome. Love the bunting! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  16. October 5, 2010 / 11:55 am

    LOVE that shoe organizer for your fabric! That is what I need. It keeps it organized and looks super cute!

  17. October 5, 2010 / 12:02 pm

    SANDY!! How stinking CUTE are you!? Looks so awesome! Congrats!! I can’t wait to purchase a few of your items <3 You are so creative!!

  18. October 5, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    Love it Sandy. I’m drooling over all that fabric!!

  19. October 5, 2010 / 1:23 pm

    Ooo! I love this! I would love to have a little crafting corner (or room!) all to myself. What a great idea to store your fabrics in, I just love fabrics – look at all those pretty colours and patterns. *swoon*

  20. October 5, 2010 / 2:00 pm

    Oooh, good work Sandy! I’m very impressed. Such a sweet little crafting space.

    P.S. I’m giving away my music today for my blog birthday! xo

  21. October 5, 2010 / 3:55 pm

    Your little crafting corner is so cute!! I would love to come and check out all your fabrics….they look delicious!!

  22. October 5, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    Eek, I LOVE peeks into people’s homes, especially when it involves a basement nook as cute as this 🙂 And I’m so head over heels for this new blog look, so fresh & sweet!

  23. October 5, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    What a cute space! I LOVE all the different colours that come through in your fabrics…something crafty all on it’s own!

  24. October 5, 2010 / 5:31 pm

    this is way so cute!!!!!!

    love the passport covers!

  25. October 5, 2010 / 6:33 pm

    How awesome is that! One day I’ll have my own “side” of crafts too. I never imagined you actually have that much fabric!

  26. October 5, 2010 / 6:55 pm

    I love love love bunting. I wish I didn’t have to buy mine. HA!

  27. October 5, 2010 / 6:57 pm

    so cute sanday! i LOVE it!

  28. October 5, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    aww i love the bunting and wow, what an incredible selection of fabric!! i love the idea of passport covers and those are so, so, so cute!! i love the little bow!!

  29. October 5, 2010 / 7:25 pm

    lovely organization and i love the fabric bunting! i wish i had your crafty sewing skills.

  30. October 5, 2010 / 7:36 pm

    I’ve been experimenting with buntings, will have to check your tutorial!

    Hope you’re having an amazing week 🙂

  31. October 5, 2010 / 7:53 pm

    How pretty and inspiring! I also store my fabric on shelves – I love being able to see all of it.

    Your passport covers are absolutely perfect! The bows are fabulous.

  32. Theresa
    October 5, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    Love the passport covers…I want the yellow one! Congrats on getting organized, Sandy =)

  33. October 5, 2010 / 9:33 pm

    oh wow, lovely fabric storage 🙂 can’t wait to see more sewing FO

  34. October 6, 2010 / 1:00 am

    I love the bunting and the set up, it looks so inspiring.

  35. October 6, 2010 / 1:16 am

    Those passport covers are soo adorable! Great job on those! And I love the bunting 🙂

  36. October 6, 2010 / 7:33 am

    LOVE! All that fabric makes me happy, even though it’s not mine. 🙂

    I also wanted to say thanks for all your comments and your sweet words about Petunia Blooms. {{hugs}} to you!

  37. October 6, 2010 / 9:39 am

    Oh – I am SOO jealous of your cute organized fabric! I have sweet dreams of the day I finally get my craft room back. We are amidst a makeover ourselves & when it is done I will hope it will be cute & orderly….

  38. October 6, 2010 / 11:33 am

    LOL, I have the same “night stand”! I also used it as a night stand until I got married, and now it holds my craft stuff too! Only my dad didn’t paint it pink… he wallpapered each level with a flowery print :]

    LOVE the banner!

  39. October 6, 2010 / 12:18 pm

    That’s a brilliant way to store your fabrics! Looks like you’re really enjoying your new space and are being inspired by it.

  40. October 6, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Lovely! Love what you’ve done with the place. 😉

    xx Kirby

  41. October 7, 2010 / 2:54 am

    Great use of the shoe organizer! And your bunting banner adds the perfect touch!

  42. October 7, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    your organization is great, with such pretty fabrics.

  43. October 7, 2010 / 7:18 pm

    I love your sewing area! Absolutely love it! What a great idea to store the fabric in a shoe organizer! That would be PERFECT for yarn too! And oh man, do I ever need to organize my yarn! Hahaha. Thanks for the inspiration! And I love your new passport covers. I wish I was going away on a trip and needed one! 🙂 Hopefully I will sometime next year. I’ll keep my eye on them.

  44. October 8, 2010 / 1:48 am

    Well done, dear!
    Pretty fabrics in a nice organizer: always lovely to see!

  45. October 9, 2010 / 10:33 pm

    love the space! and of course i love the passport covers! 🙂

  46. tintin
    October 13, 2010 / 8:26 am

    i love that look sandy!! such a perfect place to get crafty and get ideas! p.s. love those cute passport holders! who better to help us travel in style =)

  47. October 18, 2010 / 7:37 am

    love your organizational set up! i need you to come get me organized and teach me how to sew! 🙂

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