Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Craft Space: Where I Create


Hello! Hello! Today I'd like to welcome you into my home to see where I craft and create.

When we built our house, it was with the intention of using what was "supposed" to be the formal dining room as my craft room. Our former kitchen table and chairs became my craft table and it is centered in the middle of the room. The rest of the room contains storage cabinets and wall hung display space. There's also a butler's pantry right off of the craft room. I use this as my office area and it's where I print photos, journaling, and do computer work.

So come on in and take a look...

1. This is my work table. Sometimes Alexa joins me for a chat or we do crafts together. With four chairs, there's plenty of room for everyone to keep me company. I keep frequently used supplies, adhesives and embellishments right on the table.


Another view of the table.


2. This rolling cart sits right beside my chair. The top drawer holds adhesives, containers of brads, rulers, markers and my long-neglected Dymo labeler. The second drawer is full of various stickers and rub ons. The third drawer houses a binder of older alpha stickers and the bottom drawer holds cutting and sanding tools. The tackle box on top is full of buttons, separated by color. I keep my trimmer and a container of embroidery floss and twine handy as well. The photos I'm currently working on usually sit on top of the tackle box.


3. Two Pottery Barn wall displays are to the left of the table. 


The top left shelf has mini albums and current layouts on display. Just below that are some photos tucked behind a pin board. The pin board itself holds drawings and crafts Alexa has made, along with packages of newer product. 


Here's a closer look at the shelf:


The right hand display pinboard holds more of Alexa's creations. The shelf below that holds home decor projects (and a stray layout or two waiting to go into an album).


A closer look at the display shelf:


Attached to the very bottom of the display boards (thanks to my hubby), there are curtain rods for my current "go to" alpha stickers and packaged embellishments. Items are easily removed and brought over to my work space because they are clipped onto hooks that hang over the rings on the rod.


Here's a closer look:


4. This shelf display is to the right of my craft table. The shelves hold family photos and decor. 

 

Below the shelf display is a storage cabinet that holds my ribbon stash, sewing materials, inks, extra adhesives, etc. A storage caddy on top holds product for current design team and freelance work as well as new supplies that I'm not done playing with yet.


Sitting on the floor, beside this cabinet, is a metal mesh storage cube. This is where I keep all of my cardstock and seasonal collections. Each cardstock color is stored in its own 12x12 plastic envelope (as is each seasonal collection).


5. Behind my chair is a storage cabinet, similar to the one above, holding completed albums. 


Above this cabinet is a collage of family pictures flanked by the two albums I'm currently working on (I scrap chronologically so one album is typically January through June and the other July through December) displayed on metal plate stands. Once the year is over, I label them and add them to the cabinet.


Here's a look at what I keep on top of the cabinet. The smaller basket holds a hodge podge of embellishments that don't belong to any particular theme or current collection. The larger basket holds seasonal embellishments. I like to sift through these baskets looking for items that match the theme, season or color I'm working with. The black binder holds sketches I've printed out.


6. So, where do I keep my patterned papers? Right beside my chair in a pretty market basket, all within easy reach of where I sit.


So that's pretty much it. The space where I create. Thanks for coming for a visit! Next time bring your supplies so we can scrap together. :)

Note: This is a re-run of a post from February of this year. It has since been updated and is easily found via the "Scrap Space" tab on the home page of my blog.
 
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24 comments:

  1. Looks like a great space to create. Love the curtain rods...

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  2. love your space!! i really LOVE your sticker wrack. just perfect!!

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  3. Such a great space you've created, and the curtain rods are awesome for display/storage!

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  4. Your space ROCKS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your space and storage ideas. I love that you have a table in the center of the room to work and for others to visit. Also, having your current product at hand is a great idea!

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  6. I love your craft room! So tidy and organized! TFS

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  7. Thanks for sharing photos of your space. Your curtain rod storage is enviable! ;)

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  8. great tout !!! Lovely space to work your magic in!!!

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  9. What a great space! I love the rod with all the hanging alphabets. This gives me an idea of what I want to do.

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  10. Oh, so much to love!! I love love the Pottery Barn wall shelf and adore the hanging storage underneath! I love how you have the two albums hanging on the wall - that's brilliant! Alexa is so talented, just like her mom! Thanks for the tour :)

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  11. Great space Lisa!! Love the curtain rod for your Thickers/Stickers, and I keep my patterned paper right by my chair too!!

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  12. Your space is just so nice! I dream of having something like that!

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  13. oh I love it Lisa! you must love being in that room!

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  14. You have a beautiful space. Love the Pottery Barn shelf and how you used it and of course, I love the sticker rod storage. When I redo my room (some day!), I want to put my table in the middle of my room as well.

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  15. Such a great space. Love the pole for hanging items, I really could use one of those!

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  16. Wow, it looks so lovely! I love how you have your current albums displayed. And the curtain rod with your alphas hanging from it is an awesome idea! tfs

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  17. Such a great space!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. so cool seeing your space where you create Lisa, I like the way you have your thickers and other stickers hung up.

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  19. Love the peek into your space, Lisa! :)

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  20. What a great space! Thanks for the peek.

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  21. What a wonderful space! Love how you've hung your alpha's! and great that you have 4 chairs so your familiy can come and join you for a chat while you're crafting.

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  22. Love your space
    Wonderful use of space to organize your supplies , love the shelf and storage

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  23. Love your space. And everything has it's place. Nice and airy and open.

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  24. Beautiful craft area. Love the Pottery Barn decor and the way you organized your stickers and letters!

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