She seeks wool and flax, and works willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Craft Room

Welcome! My name is Janet and I love to knit, quilt and craft. Hence the name of this blog.

Since this is a new blog, and since I recently redid my sewing/craft room, I'll start with a photo of it. I love my left-handed table! After years of working with a righty desk, this makes working so much easier. The color of the walls is a really pretty soft sage green that doesn't show up too well in this photo. The boxes on the shelves hold buttons, notions, beads and other crafty paraphernalia. The shelves, desk and organization boxes all came from Ikea.  The wine bottle holders on the top shelf hold knitting needles and crochet hooks. I still need to create a quilt to hang on this wall. A very simple shawl I knitted is on the back of my chair. When I'm not using it, it often falls onto the floor where one of my dogs likes to commandeer it.

 I am in the middle of working on two quilts. I'm hand-quilting the one in my header, and I am three-quarters through piecing the one which is the mess that's all over my table. The quilt on my table is one of those that's pieced and quilted a block at a time, then put together with raw edges exposed, so that they fray. I believe it's called a rag quilt. I started this one a few years back, but our guinea pigs took over my craft room, so it didn't get finished. Now that they are all gone and I have my room back, I am finally getting it done. I plan to use it for a picnic blanket. Since it will have frayed edges, no one will be afraid to use it outside. The large section of this quilt that is already put together is on a chair in this room, so no more pictures of this room till the quilt is finished ;-)

I blog about vegetarian whole foods at my other blog  Meatless Mama, where I share recipes and info. on healthy living. While I believe that some form of creative outlet is essential for good health, my crafty pursuits aren't really appropriate for that blog. So I decided to start this one. My posts here will be a little less frequent than on my main blog. I run a household of six, and there aren't always enough hours in the day.

 Crafty people are so much fun and share tips and info. so generously. So please feel free to comment, leave helpful hints, or ask questions.


  1. Congratulations on the new blog. I love the craft room. So glad you posted a picture of it.

    talk to you later,

  2. Alicia, thanks! It took a while before I got used to the animals no longer being here, but I am really enjoying the room now.

  3. Looking forward to seeing photos of your quilts. I love quilts and some day will learn to make them...

  4. Thanks Kateri! You have a lot on your plate, but I hope you have time to quilt someday, it is lots of fun:)

  5. Your work space is so well organized! I love the idea of using wine bottle holders for knitting needles and crochet hooks.

  6. Thanks Allison! I do not like to clean, but I have to admit that organizing all my stuff was half the fun!

  7. Hello Janet. Thanks for adding your name to my list of followers.
    I do like the look of your workspace. It looks far better organised than mine!
    I do like the bright colours of the quilt shown behind your blog title.

  8. Thanks Mandy, I am finding it is much easier for me to work when I stay organized. I enjoy reading your blog.