Tessie Fay

Hello!

I'm Tessie. I'm an artist and surface pattern designer living in Minnesota.

Family Craft Studio

Family Craft Studio

I am so excited to be showing you our family craft studio today! When I realized that we were going to have the opportunity to build our house my main request was having a large craft room with plenty of natural light. This "bonus room" over the garage was the perfect spot for my vision to come true.  It is my absolute favorite room in the house. It is a place where we can hang out, be messy and create projects together. And the best part is that almost everything is thrifted or "crafted" by me.

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking or just hanging out and reading.

The main wall is covered with lots of pretty pastels but also acts as a storage space for useful tools. It holds my bulletin boards for inspiration, my wrapping station, ironing board, and all my thread. It also has some things that just make me happy like my collection of vintage handkerchiefs and my "create" sign.

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking, wrapping presents or just reading a book.

Here's a closer look...

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking, wrapping presents or just reading a book.

DIY "create" sign made with paint and scrapbook paper...

DIY letters for the family craft room. Painted each letter a different color and covered some with scrapbook paper.
DIY letters painted and covered in scrapbook paper.

Vintage handkerchief and hand embroidery...

Simple decorating idea. Hang vintage handkerchiefs on a string with mini clothes pins.

My most recent find- this vintage retro chair from Hunt and Gather in Minneapolis.

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking, wrapping presents or just reading a book.

My Phaff sewing machine...

Pfaff sewing machine in Tessie Fay's family craft studio.

And my pegboard wrapping station. I am a bit obsessed with wrapping presents and I love having lots of pretty paper on hand at all times. (Read more about how I made the pegboard wrapping station here.)

Tessie Fay's family craft room. Pegboard wrapping station, fabric covered bulletin boards and vintage handkerchiefs. So pretty!

In the middle of the craft room sits the kids' craft table.

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking, wrapping presents or just reading a book.

It's a thrifted table covered in oilcloth with two retro schoolhouse chairs. It is the perfect place for the kids to create to their heart's content.

Kid's craft table covered in oilcloth with vintage school house chairs.

All the kids crafts are kept in the craft armoire I made a few years ago (read about that here).

Craft cabinet for all the kids craft supplies.

Next to the kids crafts is this fabulous little pink cart I found at HomeGoods. I still am not quite sure what I am going to use it for but it was so dang cute I just couldn't resist.

Adorable pink rolling cart in this family craft room.
Notebook, succulents and blue glass mason jar on a pink rolling cart.

My personal craft supplies are kept separate from the kids crafts and are loaded up on the Expedit shelves from Ikea.

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking, wrapping presents or just reading a book.
Craft room storage idea.
Fabric storage for craft room in Tessie Fay's family craft studio.

Next to the craft supplies is our cutting table- an old thrifted workbench that I painted white and covered with oilcloth (I do LOVE me some oilcloth!) 

Oilcloth covered cutting table for craft room.

The cutting table is counter height so it's a great place to cut out patterns, wrap presents or lay out projects while standing. Under the table sits two rolling carts that hold all my wrapping supplies and other various cutting tools.

Aqua rolling carts from Ikea. Perfect place to organize supplies for the craft room.

And last but not least.... the "Sunroom Couch". This sofa has been in my family since I was a little girl (25+ years). It sat in our sun room growing up and it was a most coveted spot for naps and reading. I begged my mom to let me have it and I was thrilled when she agreed :) It needs to be recovered desperately but I am just not sure if I can bring myself to do it. So many memories are hidden within those faded flowers. 

The most comfortable sofa in the world. In the family craft room.

And that's a wrap! I feel so happy to finally have a dedicated space for creativity. I would love to hear your thoughts about it or hear about your own craft room. Just leave a comment below or connect with me on social media!

Family Craft Studio. Love how everyone in the family can share this creative space. A perfect craft room for sewing, scrapbooking, wrapping presents or just reading a book.

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