No more crafting in a corner! I finally followed through on my most tweeted threat: I turned the dining room into my new craft studio. And by new, I mean using all the cool stuff I saved from the trash. It's spacious, it's bright (overhead lighting!), it's airy (includes a view of the sky!), it's perfect. I'm just waiting for someone to toss out a table that I can use as a sewing workbench in the middle of the room.
I'm fortunate that my family didn't freak over this being done to our apartment. And there is still plenty of square footage to have fun with — 'cause I'd like it to be more cozy (Quilts! Cushions! Fireplace!), but it's comfortable and I'm content to be creative in there now.