Paint holder: two wire shelves from one of those wire shelving units and zip tied empty thread spools in all four corners and the middle to keep them together, yet spaced apart enough to hold craft paints (kind of wine rack style).
Perfect for sewing machine storage and work space. Ikea Hemnes secretary desk with hutch and two hemnes bookshelves for the sides. For a built-in look carefully remove molding and place it in the front.
Gridding the fabric for cross stitch. Spending a few minutes preparing fabric for cross stitch can save you from ripping out whole rows of your project or the constant annoyance of frayed edges. Here's how to avoid most mis-steps.