In January of 2012 I was part of a Show Me Your Craft Room Blog Hop. Since it took a long time to get ready and posting all this information was so time consuming, I decided to make a page just for the craft room. You will find ideas that I hope you can use in your own space, if it is like mine, it is always changing. For now though I am pretty satisfied with the way it is arranged. It works well for me. The only think I would love is twice the space. Then again who wouldn’t. Hope you enjoy looking.
Welcome, so glad you could stop by. I hope you enjoy what you see and can take some ideas back to your own craft space. If you came here from Claire’s blog then you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning the please go to our hostess Lluvia at http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com/
First let me say that while my space is not the smallest space by any means. I have seen craft spaces from those who have tiny spaces, crafts stored under a bed and who have to work on the floor and I really feel for them. While my space is larger than that is it still challenging to make things fit in a way that I will use them. Out of sight out of mind is my theory. I need to be able to see most of my stuff and yet I hate clutter. So this is what I have come up with and I hope you can use some of my ideas.
Please let me a comment and let me know what you think. I love comments.
Here we go:
The door to my space: Redone in 2014
Once you open the door this is what you see.
Next few photos are around the room
Below is a close up of the marker storage the cubes are
supposed to be inside the main cube but I put them on top for
more space in the cube for paper pads. Marker cube
can be brought over to the work table.
Below is my work space where I sell my craft supplies
everything is organized in baskets or boxes
Above is the end of around the room.
Coper and supplies on a circuit cart
Below are my work table. two bar tables
that are tied together, works well for now
at some point I may opt for a square table
Ok so now that you have seen my space I want to show you how I organize some of the items, especially my embellishment.
I have changed the way I store my items over the years to what works best for me.
Below is the section by the closet when you first come in the room
I love the new cubes with dividers that can be taken out if needed
Here are the cubes open with all of my flowers sorted by color
Love those flowers all organized and labeled
The bottom drawers in the photo above are called
Letter Press Cubes. Two thin drawers and one a bit thicker.
Great for embellishments
Below is my embossing and cutting station. Black boxes
are from Ikea. I store all my dies and embossing folders
In Avery Ell Storage Pockets that are clear plastic
Sorte by theme or manufacture. Love being able to find
Below the machine I store the machine plates and tools
catalogues for reference and other supplies related
Above Photo is how I store all my clear and cling stamps
as well as my stencils. In Avery Elle Plastic Storage Pockets.
by theme or manufacture. I can find almost anything quickly
Just below those clear stamp I store my wood stamps
in photo below. These are more letter press drawers made
by recollection. I love that they are thin and there is only
one layer so i can see everything at a glance
Below is how i store some of my ribbon
This is cut to 3/4 inches long and secured
with a medium binder clip. The clip just
rests on a thin curtain rod. This is the ribbon I put
in small bags with a business card label for each order
I sell as a thank you. Keeps the ribbon nice and straight
until I am ready to make more packages.
This is an old photo my dies are now in the Ikea boxes
with Avery Elle Storage Pockets but I do store my large
dies in this binder still
Just below the flower cube storage are Jet Max Drawers. This is how I store my embellishments and ribbons.
This is what i use for solid colored card. I just take it to my work space and I love it . I have each color in a plastic sheet protector so I can just take it out. This works best for me. They cost about $10 at Staples without a top, there are 21 compartments.
I now have two larger sections snapped together for the books. I also took out all the pages that were not in English that I did not need. This cuts down on space also.