For even more storage, consider hanging shelves up high that run the length of the room. You won't loose any floor real estate at all, and you'll gain a lot of storage space. Design Dozen: 12 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms
Humming Needles: Stem Stitch Rose with Knotted Center - Tutorial -- lots of stitch tutes I tried this stitch for the first time, and it's trickier than it looks! But also very fun - worth practicing to get it right.