We went down to the new place in Sunnyvale to measure the rooms this afternoon. This house is HUGE!! According to the official records, it’s just over 1000 square feet…plus a garage…plus a front and back yard…with a shed in the yard. Inside, there’s a big living room, a biggish kitchen, a dining room, two large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom. What luxury!! Mike and I are currently sharing a not-overly-large 1-bedroom apartment, and we’re dreadfully cramped for space. My loom and my “office” (computer + monitor) are living on the dining room table, which is also where I do all my sewing. So the prospect of THREE bedrooms, plus a living room, plus a separate dining room/kitchen, is a bit overwhelming.
We’ve agreed that Mike will take the small bedroom as an office/workout room, and that I will take one of the large bedrooms to be my weaving/crafts studio. It’s a fairly large room, 11.75′ x 10.75′, with an alcove full of shelves in one corner. This will be first time I have ever had a craft room of my own, and I’m really excited. I spent about an hour diagramming it out in Photoshop (in retrospect, Visio would have been better, but it didn’t occur to me at the time). Here it is:
This way I can have natural light over my shoulder as I’m threading or weaving. The alcove will be the perfect place to put weaving tools, and the computer desk will give me a place for the laptop that drives my loom. (It will also serve double duty as my “home office”.) The table in the bottom right corner will be my sewing table, the bookshelf will hold my craft/weaving books, and the ironing board will be conveniently situated (folded up when not in use).
I’m satisfied with this plan and will give it a try once we get everything in. The only thing we’ll need to buy is a small computer desk.
Back to packing! We got a lot accomplished yesterday and today, so I’m not feeling too bad about sneaking some time to blog.