Okay, I can NOT believe I am showing these pictures, but it’s a bit of therapy for me for others who really want to be organized but are in the same boat I am. Little time & do with what you have for now.
This is my corner in the basement. You will see boxes under my table, (exercise stuff, winter coats, um letters, well junk). We moved a 18 months ago, still haven’t gone through everything. Sigh. I am to the left of the furnace. Not quite inspiring, but it’s my space. Someday it’ll have walls, ceiling, non-cement floor. But that’ll be a while off. So in the mean time, I am in the midst of organizing my studio by the furnace. Baby steps. Can’t believe I’m posting this mess …
Here are some towel racks from IKEA, sweedish for cheap. I have seen many other crafters use this & liked the idea. I don’t pull out the serger or sewing machine this time of year all that much. I’m more an autumn/winter sewer.
The stamps, I keep by “group” in these wire baskets from Loblaws. They were $5 each. It adds up. I find it works well for me as when I want to make a card I just grab for the sentiments basket or the flowers basket or whatever. (Shapes, Christmas, Animals, Christian, Kids …. you get the idea) This works well for me especially when the kids are involved “what do you want to do ‘sports card or flower card’, just hall down the basket”
Under one of my tables, I keep this roll of paper for messes. Works for me. Also great at making home stamped wrapping paper. (IKEA)
Stampin Up has the Ink pad caddy & the tool caddy I raided from my kitchen (pampered chef).
This little Card Stock Swatch was a gift years ago from Marlayne. LOVE IT & I just add to it when new IN Colours come out.
In the White Ikea Drawers I keep embellishments & tools, whatever. This old Coffee sampler box fit things nice & it fit inside the IKEA Drawer.
Here are those FAB IKEA Drawers again, shallow, but deep. The kinda’ look like medical drawers, but I like ’em.
These are those Towel racks from IKEA. They were in the Kitchen dept, but fit Punches wonderfully.
More IKEA kitchen stuff. Spice Rack & it’s magnetized to the Knife Rack holder, I believe.
These file folders started the whole organization kick for me. Found ’em at Staples. They’re great because you can save your bitty bits of paper too.
My little workspace, actually that looks pretty tidy.
Keep the Sharp stuff Tucked away. Little fingers about ya know.
Made my J.O.Y. cross stitch frame a few months ago. Jesus first, others second, yourself last. Tough at times to teach to my kids & I need daily reminders too.
Okay, inks, refillers kept high (did I mention my kids & their friends like to craft too?). Kept in a potting container for gardening.
Hi, honey! He doesn’t even question when I walk around with my camera in hand anymore.
Some of those spice containers (magnetic) from IKEA, holds quite a bit actually.
I put this curtain up because I couldn’t stand looking at the mess. Not the best idea, but was faster to sew and was inexpensive, beside it matches the pink insulation. (did I mention walls would be nice?)
Behind the right curtain …. eeeeeee scary.
Behind the left curtain:
(left curtain) there is ribbon, chipboard, embossing, and some machines.
Often used Embossing powders. Yes, they are in Pizza containers. Dollar Store, inexpensive.
Attempt at organization:
That’s it. This is where I hang out in my spare time in the house, have fun on my own or with the kids. Until the time when we can take a weekend or two & go though the rec in the rec room it’ll probably stay as is. It may be messy, but it’s my little mess that the kids & I can have fun paper crafting, sewing and creating.
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