Friday, June 24, 2011

My Crafty Space

Hello Friends!  My dear friend Julie at A Little Bit of Bling just did some work to her craft room!  It looks fantastic!  I wish I had that much space!  She asked to see everyone's craft space by linking it up.  I thought since I've had a migraine every day this week and haven't been that crafty, I would show you some of my storage solutions in my space!   

Most people who come to craft with me are amazed to see how much stuff I can fit into my small space.  It is all about organization!  Hopefully someone, somewhere will find a storage solution for something in their space!

This is my cartridge storage and ribbon racks.  My ribbon hangs on curtain rods that are held up by the shelf mounts.  They are nice because when there are empty rolls, I can pull from either end or being a curtain rod, it comes apart in the center!  I hang My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon from the curtain clips.

I keep my most used tools in a Pampered Chef Tool Turnabout on my table.  All my adhesives (beside my ATG) are stored in the drawer that is right in front of where I sit (I did not take a pic but I'm sure you can imagine an adhesive junky's drawer full of goodies)! 
All my 12 x 12 paper pads are stored under my table.  I label them so when I am looking for something, I can grab it quickly.

Most of my clear stamps sit on my desk in this accordion folder.

I actually took this pic several months ago when I first started my blog.  There are a few more that I have added since then but they all do still fit and this gives you an idea of how it looks!  I have dreamed about a Clip It Up, but have since decided that this is more practical considering I can toss it easily off my desk if I need the space!

Glitter and Embossing Powder storage.  If you didn't see my post last week, this is a great way to store your glitter, because you can glitter in/over these containers and contain the mess!  No need to try to get your glitter back into your tube from a tray!

Another old picture.  This rack was from Sam's Club ($19.99).   I store my solid 12 x 12 cardstock and my open stock paper lines in here (my favorite buys at the LSS and they are the hardest to cut in to because I just love to look at them)!!  Again, I had dreamed of paper racks but I have found my paper corners stay nicer on these plus they have more coverage from the lights and anything that flies through the air in a house full of kiddos!
 
I hope you find some sort of storage solution that you can use in your space!  This is just a small glimpse of the obnoxious amount of my crafty treasures!  I am a little ashamed to admit that I used to have a bit of a shopping problem, but this blog has helped me confess to my addiction (See HERE) and has curtailed my spending habits!  I am proud to say that I have been using a lot more of my stuff now that I have people who want to see it and understand my obssession with it! Click on Julie's button and link up your craft area so everyone can check it out!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Little Bit of Bling

19 comments:

Kate said...

Love it. Wish I had a craft room.

Hugs
Kate

Dena said...

I wish I was this organized! Fantastic job! :)

Sonya said...

What a great creative space! Thanks for giving us a peek into your world!! :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

AMber this is lovely. I store my stuff pretty well but the moment I get involved in something I need to have everything out so most of the time my crafting space is a utter mess!

JulieK said...

I love your craft space!! I never thought to label the binding of the paper stacks! (I keep them in a particular order and then get a little cranky when my girls move them around!)
Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your world :)
Hope you feel better soon- migraines are the worst!

DIANA L. said...

Nice love your craft room very organized. Julie's really looks good.

Angie said...

I love it! I love the organizing and collecting of my paper as much as I love crafting I think!

Monica said...

oooooooooo, I love it! I wish I had a crafty space. I use the kitchen table! TFS!http://monicalott.blogspot.com/

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Oh wow, we store our cartridges and ribbon the same way. Great mind think alike. TFS! ~Shen

Rachel said...

It's always fun to see how people organize their things! I have to agree with you about the clip it up thing too. I was thinking that it'd be an easy way to see everything, but then reality hit when I thought about the fact that I have NO desk space. I think it'd actually make my little corner more cluttered actually. I have them stacked on their sides in a photo box. I have 2 photo boxes with the lids on the bottom (so they're open) on my bookshelf so they're like drawers (I bought an extra shelf for my IKEA bookshelf, so it's really small, perfect for photo boxes!). I have a few pics taken of my craft space, so I'll eventually do a post on that too!

Rachel W K said...

I love hearing somebody praise the wonders of staying organized! I have a very small craft space, but it packs a punch and I think it's all in the organizing! I can't believe you found a 12x12 file for all your lose papers, I have been searching for this for months now... nothing usually fits 12x12! Thank you!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Cely said...

Nice organization skillz! :) And yay for Sanrio storage!!!

Jessica said...

OK, for the most part, we store things pretty much the same. I don't own a paper drawer, so I do think I will be using your technique of labeling the paper packs in my piles. that will eliminate a lot of my anxiety when I can't find what I need quickly. Thanks so much for sharing your personal crafty space!
:O)
Jessica

The Crafty Girl's Corner said...

wow really organized, I am like that too love to have everything handy but organized. thank you for the awards, sorry i didn't responded sooner but my Internet was down until today.

I hope you feel better I suffer from migraines too, It helps to take naps.I know its hard when you have young children but it helps a little.

Dee Burns said...

Clever storage solutions. I have the Cart with drawers too. I use the top drawer for Flowers, Crystal(bling) and other misc things. I use the top for my embossing station, it works great. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

CraftyJAR said...

I should actually share some pictures with everyone too AFTER it is cleaned! Your look great and I love the curtain rod idea for ribbons! I have an award for you on my blog.
Judy
http://craftyjar.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your space!

rockpapercricut said...

You've given me some great ideas on organizing my small space. Thanks for sharing!

Ally

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

You go girl! I am great at getting organized, but I am terrible at keeping organized- especially when my little ones come to 'play' with me in my space LOL - Your space looks amazingly stacked, but not junky. It must be another one of your many talents :)
Happy 4th *hugs* Paper Panther