So today I’m participating in something awesome. I teamed up with some other great bloggers and we’re all showing you what it’s like behind the scenes. Where do we work? How do we take photos? How do we get it all done? And the cool part is everyone fits blogging into their life (literally and metaphorically) differently.
I, for one, prefer to not hole myself away in an office because I feel like I’m missing everything. And on the weekdays when O’s not in school, I just CAN’T be in an office because I have to be watching him. And anyway, my office doesn’t have windows so I get kind of sad in there anyway. So I work primarily at the kitchen island and dining room table. Want to see? Don’t be scared because when I’m mid project, it can be kind of a complete disaster. (Actually this isn’t so terrible, it gets much worse sometimes…)
I actually really love working on granite because it’s so easy to clean. And the pendant lights over the island make for great task lighting. Obviously it’s not super convenient when it gets to be dinner or lunch time though and 90% of the time I have to completely clean everything up at the end of the day even if I’m not done with a project otherwise the kitchen is tough to use. It’s working for now though.
Our apartment is a loft which means the kitchen, dining and living room are all one space so I keep a lot of my most used craft supplies right across from this island in a wall of cabinets we installed ourselves.
This is probably about 1/4 of my craft stuff. The rest is in the cabinet to the left and in a large locked closet adjacent to O’s room. If you ignore the knitting section it’s actually pretty organized. That’s my sewing machine on the bottom shelf there. I was so excited that it fit and having it easy to access made me use it a lot more.
One of the hardest parts about living in our condo is the light. We have one big wall of windows in this room and we face west. So it can get pretty dark in here except for in the afternoon when it becomes blindingly bright. Anyway, the best photo setup I’ve found thus far (I’m still working on it, my photos have a looooong way to go) is to set up some white foam boards on the couch. I try to do most of my work on the two mornings a week when O is in school. But when he’s home and awake, I often have a curious helper.
The best part of this setup that you’re not seeing (I don’t know why I didn’t get it in the shot) is that that board on the right is being help upright on the other side by a pile of clean laundry, lol! Let’s keep it real, right?!
Like I said before, we do have a small office but I like working in the main part of our house and if I hid myself away, I would miss out on adorableness like this:
Don’t forget to take a moment to stop over at the other participating blogs linked up below to see what’s it like behind the scenes for these other awesome bloggers!