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. Since we're not "formal" people, this worked out perfectly. LOL! 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 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 and embellishments on the table. There are stored in plastic jars, metal baskets, and an ice cube tray (and even handmade cardboard storage Alexa made for my adhesives and tools).
2. Another view of the table. Here you can see some of the odds and ends mentioned above.
3. This rolling cart is right beside my chair. The top drawer holds adhesives, containers of brads and markers and my long-neglected Dymo labeler. The second drawer is full of various stickers and rub ons. The third drawer holds two binders worth of alpha stickers and the bottom drawer holds cutting and sanding tools. The tackle box on top is full of buttons, separated by color and I keep my trimmer and a container of embroidery floss and twine there as well. The photos I'm currently working on are usually sitting on top of the tackle box.
4. Two Pottery Barn wall displays hang on the wall to the left of where I sit. The top left shelf holds a couple of mini albums and current layouts propped against the album they will eventually call home. Just below that are some photos are tucked behind a pin board. The pin board itself holds drawings and crafts Alexa has made me, along with packages of newer alpha stickers. Attached to the very bottom of the display board (and thanks to my hubby), there's a curtain rod for my current "go to" alpha stickers (see below). They are easily removed and brought over to the table because they are clipped onto hooks that hang over the rings on the rod.
The right hand display holds more Alexa creations (with the exception of the pastel drawing of my childhood cat done by my great aunt). Below that is a shelf that holds home decor projects I keep on display.
Curtain rod sticker storage detail:
5. This gallery wall is to the right of where I sit. The shelves hold family photos and decor. Below it a storage cabinet 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 quite done playing with yet. :)
6. Behind me is a storage cabinet, similar to the one I described above, holding completed 12x12 albums and a portfolio of my published work. Various baskets and bins sit on top. The wicker basket holds journaling cards. Next to it is a small sheer container filled with pearls and rhinestones. The largest sheer container holds four plastic jars filled with holiday/season-specific embellishments. The other basket (behind the mini album) holds a hodge podge of embellishments that don't belong to any particular theme or current collection. I like to sift through this basket every time I do a layout, looking for things that match the theme or color I'm working with. The pink binder holds sketches.
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.
Here's a view from the other side.
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. :)