Happy Saturday! I'm back, and as promised, I have a little post today about my craft space. It's nothing special I'm afraid. Just a little corner on the second bedroom of our apartment which shares the space with our home office. But I've tried to make good use of what little space I have. This post is heavy with photos...if you're not up for it turn back now! lol. So here we go...
This is how simple things are. No elaborate color scheme. No matching baskets or drawers. Just stuff from Ikea and Target that will hold and organize my craft supplies.
Oh and that hot mess under the table...cords!!! For my sewing machine, Cameo, and extension cord to charge my phone and tablet/laptop. I'm usually Skyping with my sisters while working on my projects so my tablet is always on my desk. I also use it to go through Pinterest and look for inspiration.
My desk usually looks like this. I don't like to work with clutter on the work surface because I find that I can't think creatively. So when I work on more than 1 project, I usually clean up before I start on the next project. I like my most used items right in front of me. So my PTI cardstocks and pattered papers are right here for easy each. I use Ikea magazine holders to keep them organized. I always reach for my Cuttlebug so it's right there too. That stack of patterned papers are all My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads. I only have a small collection of Copic markers. I picked out the common colors that I use and that's it!
This is how I store my PTI stamps. These shoe drawers from Walmart are amazing! They fit the cd cases perfectly. And since they're see through, I can easily find what I'm looking for on the side where the labels show through. Oh and that little color chart beside it...I had to make that when I first bought my Hero Arts Shadow Inks. I wasn't familiar with the colors yet and needed a reference to look at while I worked.
To my left is another shorter stack of the shoe drawers from Walmart. On the lower one I have my Spellbinder dies in cd cases, my stack of buttons, adhesives and baker's twine. Right beside the shoe drawers is a stack of Sterilite drawers and above them I have my little sewing machine and all my acrylic blocks arranged in a tray. They are placed in such a way that I can find grab the size that I need quickly without digging through a basket/box.
Those 3 ring binders hold my dies. They're attached with magnetic tape onto thick comic book cardboard.
For now, my other PTI stamp sets are held in a basket from the container store. How do you guys store these? Do you still put them in CD cases?
To my left, is the stack of Sterilite drawers that contain embellishments, 12 x 12 patterned papers, and punches. The book case holds more Sterilite drawers containing embellishments, magazines as well as cardstock that I have no space for on my desk.
This drawer under my desk to the right is from Ikea. It holds my other brands of stamp set. They're also within reach because I grab them so often. So far I have two drawers for each brand. They're almost full so I have to make another trip to Ikea to get another one. They store a LOT of stamp sets though. I love it!
To my right is another item from Ikea. Above it I have my inks, Cameo, light box to name a few. That filing system is how I keep my scraps organized. They are arranged according to color. And each hanging folder holds two more folders within it, one for patterned paper and the other for solid colors. That little box with the CD envelopes in it...that's where I keep extra die cuts that I made previously. They're really great and saves me a lot of die cutting time. And if you're wondering why I have a cutting board there...lol...I use it for my pictures. The white boards as well.
Here's a peak inside that small Ikea Cabinet. Other things that I can't store in my drawers are stuffed in here. lol. :) And now to answer the request that some of you have recently asked me...how do I take my photos?
This is it. No big set up going on. Just a wood plank, white boards and props. Most of my props are stuff I found around the apartment. The rest are cheap bits and bobs from Michael's. I just move the white boards around depending on the light. And I have three extra bright white lights that I use at the same time as the natural light from my window.
I hope you found this post useful and if you have any questions about my photo set up just leave me a comment and I will make sure to get back to you. Thanks for stopping by today! :)