Hi everyone, I thought today I would show you a little something different then usual: the place where I design and create my projects, work on my blog and write my design team blog posts.
Now, before telling you a bit more about my craft room, let me say that I didn’t started out this way: I crafted many years in the attic, between the storage boxes, the laundry and the washing machine.
When we bought the house we live in now, about three years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to dedicate a room to my hobby.
That being said, I repurposed many furniture pieces from my old house (like the plastic drawer carts, all the closets, the desk and the table my Big Shot is on (these are all 5 to 15 years old).
Most of the things that I added are from Ikea, I love their storage solutions! As you can see I like things stored away, when there is too much stuff laying around or on the walls I find it harder to focus.
I also purge twice a year to let go of the supplies that I don’t use/decided I don’t like/planned on using in the past half year (after having them far too long) and didn’t use, and so on (look up “Marie Kondo” if you would like to know how to purge). This way I know exactly where everything is and what I have!
My most recent purchase is the cart for my Lindy’s products.
I love that my work table is in front of the window, with a pretty view outside, and that bright red wall gives me a lot of energy every day!
One thing I couldn’t live without is my daylight desk lamp and my glass work surface.
All my supplies: colouring mediums (like coloured pencils, markers or inks), stamps, dies, stencils have a visible image in my catalogue. This way I know what I have, I don't buy duplicates and when I look for a suitable image or sentiment I can find it easily.
To make this is a lot of work, but once you have it, you can add stuff that you buy or remove images from supplies that you purge really easily. I love working this way because it saves me a lot of time when I'm creating a project!
I store all my stamps in Ikea boxes. Some are divided in categories like Sentiments or Christmas, and some are divided by Brand.
Nesting Die Storage:
Standing next to my Big Shot die cutting machine I have this small wooden box (originally designed for letters) and in this I store magnetic sheets with my nesting dies on them, in envelopes. Since these nesting dies are my most used dies this way I can grab them easily.
I store my coloured pencils in fabric pencil rolls and my Copic markers in flower pots (Ikea), sorted by colour family in an Ikea box.
All of my cards or other projects that I created are marked on the back with my personalised stamp (these can have your blog name, your own name, or whatever you please). These are available on Etsy.
I guess these are the items I figured people might have questions about.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask!