For several years, until opening Starfish Studio, I used the smaller room as an office. As we don't have a garden, the larger room was used for drying washing, general storage and accomodating overnight guests on a futon.
Like most crafters, I've always been constantly frustrated at having to clear everything off the kitchen table mid-project just because pesky mealtimes get in the way. To have a permanent sewing space would be perfect.
We toyed with the idea of flooring the enormous attic space above Ewan's shop, but access to it is very difficult - in fact, without expensive modifications, it would involve virtually crawling!! Instead we decided to reorganise the space we already have.
So, overnight guests and the washing are now in the smaller room, a lot of clutter has gone to charity shops/ the bin, and I have a fabulous sewing/ crafting room!
Embellisher and sewing machine are both now permanently out and ready to use.
The embellisher is in the favoured 'in front of the window spot' as it's my favourite machine :)
I do have to share the space with Kirsty sometimes!
I had fun making labels for the drawers - using watercolour and stamps.
The only 'problem' with this room is the view, which can be somewhat distracting! (Not that I'm complaining!)