Come behind the scenes at Melmaria Designs and tour Melody's cosy studio in New Hampshire.
My room, where my studio is, is actually an add-on space to our original house, and I love that it has wood floors and a slanted roof. The floors are easy to clean, and the roof makes it cozy.
Tell us about your space
My craft space takes up about half my bedroom - half my room is my bed, dresser, etc., and the other half is a big table, a comfortable chair, and storage components. I do all my crafting, assembling, computer work, and some of my photography here as well.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I have a big green succulent on my table with red and pink blooms. I also like to throw vintage doilies here and there for lacy appeal. I have a bulletin board above my table with various handlettered quotes, a little calendar, and a few other colorful inspiration bits.
How do you keep organized?
Lots of notebooks! Seriously, though - I use a notebook for product ideas, DIY ideas, blog posts, etc. I keep all my ready-made products in one spot, my packaging in one spot, and so forth.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Labels! Labels are wonderful. Also keeping like items in one spot is wise. For example, I have a three-drawer cubicle thing with sewing/embroidery items in the top drawer, drawing/painting tools in the middle drawer, and trimmings/lace in the bottom drawer. This way, if I'm looking for a tool/component that has to do with a specific craft, I know where to look.
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I love my bright orange chair! It was a $10 find at Goodwill, and it's perfect for relaxing in to read a good book or work on a project. I've hung a few pieces of artwork here and there, and I try to change out my art displays every few months.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
Notebooks! And Pinterest. I love writing down ideas and inspiration, and I've been using the Microsoft OneNote app to keep track of ideas, too. Pinterest has been a wonderful resource too - I make boards of inspiration, colors and textures.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I love looking for vintage patterns and photos, and sometimes I try to utilize old crochet patterns to integrate into my new designs.
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
I would get a table that doesn't rock, add another window for more light, and buy a brand-new laptop.
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