We've been talking for a long time about redoing the downstairs, turning my sewing room into a bedroom for one of the kids and creating some new work spaces downstairs. As I am working full-time again, it's not really worth having a room just dedicated to my crafting... We finally bit the bullet and started the work back in March. It's beginning to get to a useful stage, though not quite done yet - another week or so!
So, I've begun the (not inconsiderable) task of moving all my craft stuff to the new storage areas. Not all of the task can be done yet, as it involves putting book cases back in the rooms and either putting things on bookcases, or moving things back onto bookcases which are in places where I intend store craft stuff, but things which are going to go in the new cupboards in the computer room, can begin to do so. Here's one set of stoage stuff -not quite filled yet, but getting there. The intention in time is to decoupage all the old wooden drawers you can see covered in tatty labels. But not straight away. This cupboard is a mix of stuff - mostly not fabric except for my scrap squares drawers (the purple boxes - it's a side-on view) and the basket, which holds my sets of blocks waiting to be put into tops. Below is what it looked like before...
Under the left-hand desk (which is the desk my sewing machine will sit on, eventually) is where fabric yardage is going to live. There's space for other things in here as well - I think project boxes for ongoing things. These will probably be shoeboxes to start with! The yardage doesn't actually take up that much space (top shelf is 2+ metres, second shelf is 1m pieces on the left two stacks and 1/2m pieces (approx) on the right hand two stacks).
These are the cupboards and drawers on the right-hand side of the chimney breast, and will mostly feature fabric, in boxes by colour:
Again, there is a little more space for things, though not much. I'm sure I'll fill it. The drawers are quite shallow, so will hold a lot of small things, like my collection of small boxes of little bits of stuff for art cards.
The drawers and shelves (not pictured) under the right-hand desk/worksurface (which is probably where a laptop will go, most of the time) will mostly have office-type supplies in them, rather than sewing and crafting stuff.
Most of the rest of the sewing/crafting stuff will go in the living room, much of it in these boxes and baskets. Some of it will go in some baskets in a different unit in the living room - these are currently full of displaced things from the other room, so can't be filled with quilt tops, etc. And some of the stuff I don't use much, e.g. non-quilting fabrics will either be got rid of, or be stored in the top of my bedroom cupboard or under a bed or something. There's not a lot of that type of stuff, these days. There will also be a bookcase for all my quilt/craft books. I think it will work. There's a lot of stuff to put in the computer room, but with all the shelves behind cupboard doors, it shouldn't make it look too cluttered.