I want...

This week, after looking through all the inventory, supplies and materials I accumulated for the craft fair, I've realized that I want a well-organized home/craft studio. I want to set it up nicely so it looks like there's some order to the madness and creativity that happens here. I was trolling the web for ideas and came across some gorgeous home studios.

This first one, Debee's studio, is my absolute favorite! I don't know her personally, but I have to tell you that her studio blew my mind. You can go to her blog post about her studio to get all the info as I unfortunately can't post her photos here.

I was looking for better yarn organization ideas and came across this picture from knitsnknots.tumblr.com when I Googled "yarn storage". I tell you, I would be in my studio all day everyday if my stash looked like this. :)

Then there's this lady, Yarnhog, who showed her recently organized/decorated craft room and it looks just beautiful. There are some great ideas in these posts right?

I want to keep my Ikea bookcases, so I was thinking I would get these X-Racks (or have similar ones made) to divide my yarns into sections so they are better organized.

Another crafter, Tara of "Easy Makes Me Happy", wrote a post about how her husband built her yarn storage that looks just like what you would find in a yarn shop. It's pretty stunning, and gives the same effect I want to achieve with the X-rack dividers. Her yarn stash looks so amazing organized this way (picture below).

Apart from organizing my yarn, I would like to have the studio set up properly, with extra shelves on the walls to hold books, magazines and my various notions. I would also like some cabinets, maybe like this Ikea Expedit bookcase turned on it's side, to hold my finished items. I would put some drawers and transparent boxes in there so I know what each box contains (and also just to see the pretty colors. )

So what do y'all think? Does this plan sound good? Any ideas on how I could make the craft studio even prettier? I have access to about 1/2 the room. :)

I'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions. See you next week!