I'm actually cringing at the thought of showing off my crafty space. When I see some of yours, how big and beautiful they are, I'm a little embarrassed. I actually love decorating, and the top 2 floors of my home are pretty enough, but then the basement room (which measures maybe 10x15ft) has to work as a lounge area, an exercise area, a sewing area, a computer/work area and a crafty area. So, it's ugly and crowded! I'm just hoping some of you can relate....
The pictures were taken right around Christmastime of last year, but nothing much has changed (except that there aren't Christmas cards still lying around!)
I bunched 4 rolling bins from Walmart next to our red sofa, and use them to house my sewing tools and crafty stuff. I have ink in some of the top drawers, all of my embellishments in other drawers, and all the drawers on the right-hand side house my 8.5x11 inch cardstock.
Full disclosure: right now, my patterned paper is in a foot-high pile on the floor, next to the red sofa. sigh.
Above the desk area, I installed (read: I made my husband put up) some Ikea DVD racks so that I could have some sets nearby (the ones that are sold in either CD or DVD cases). To the right of the desk, I put up a few shelves (also from Ikea) so that I could have my favorite inks and tools readily available. I do all of my creating on this desk - it is never this neat looking :)
One thing has changed since I took these photos: the stamps racks are all filled up :)
Here's a close-up of my paper punches (which, I hardly ever use anymore, but can't bring myself to sell).
Did you notice the little espresso cup? It was part of our wedding favors, 10 years ago. We gave away a little set. Now, I keep buttons and tiny die-cuts in one of them. Also, that is all the washi tape I own in that little container. sad.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my crafty space! I am blessed to have it - I've seen even smaller ones! I am hoping to renovate the entire basement room within the next few years.... I will be itching to show off a brand new crafty area when we do *wink*