I do most of my making in the living room sitting on the sofa, partly because there isn't really anywhere to sit in our bedroom and partly because in the winter it's too cold to be anywhere but in the living room. I keep everything I need for my current project in a basket so I have a kind of portable workspace!
My shelves of yarn are often the place I go to for inspiration when I am going to make a new character. I don't start with a picture in my mind of what I am going to make but I pick a colour combination that I like and start crocheting. The personality of the character then comes out as I make it.