Saturday, 25 July 2009

Craftroom - a peek before I make it bigger!

Good morning bloggers!

I've been meaning to post piccies of the place where I play for a long time now. That has been mostly due to me being a tad untidy and it not being fit for photographing! How is it sooo easy to create havic within about 5 mins of crafting eh!

Anyways it is fairly tidy at the mo so took the plunge and did some photographing. Here we go.

Here is a view of my room from the doorway, it measures about 6' x 8'. The tables are from Ikea's office range. My PC is at one end and on the right you can just see the area where I craft. My Quickutz Revolution is always out and there is Making Memories paper trimmer under the crap in the middle.

I got this pink shoe organiser from Tchibo and it is perfect for all my tools and large punches.

Those pretty pink cake stands came from Homebase a few years ago. Pink floral boxes from Tchibo. The pink and brown craft tote was a xmas pressie from my sister.

This is a walk in cupboard at one end of the room opposite my desk. I put up the laundry shelving system from Ikea and the rails on the door are from their kitchen range, great for hanging things from with their hooks.

Am sure all you Cath Kidston fans will recognise the book bag! The little quilted red one was from Ikea kids section, you can just see my ATG tape gun poking out which I use a lot!

12x12 paper and card stored in Cropper Hopper folders, really love these and not too expensive.

More 12 x 12 paper!

Cute little red polka dot lunch case in the corner was from Tesco. Store all my A5 and smaller bits of paper in these CD boxes from Ikea, they do come with lids but don't use them.

Boxes and boxes full of diecuts, ribbons on pegs and jars filled with buttons.

My growing collection of cuddlies! You'll recognise Ella from my earlier post. The other 3 were won by my OH at fun fairs in Spain ;o) The folder organiser on the left is by Anna Griffin, I keep all my plastic large templates in here.

Ikea's Benno CD Towers are brilliant for storing all my alphabets on. I sorted them all out into plastic boxes from Tesco, they are dirt cheap and the perfect size for the shelves. Took ages but worth it I think as so easy to get to them.

And finally the bookcase I got from 'freecycle' and have already stuffed it full of my fabric stash. It's a bit of mess at the moment but once I move into the bigger room it will all be beautifully organised.... yeah right ;o)

So there you have it, a grand tour of my crafting space as it is at the mo. However all is about to change! As I am getting more and more into my sewing I need more room. So the back bedroom which has up until now been a dumping ground is in the process of being transformed to make one huge craft space! Yep my family think I am a bit nuts although secretly they can't wait to come and play in it! I'll end up with a room 9' x 14' with a dedicated sewing area. It'll be sooo much fun ;o) Just need to make my mind up on wallpaper for the wall behind my desks.

Well I think I've kept you all long enough now! Thanks for popping by and have a lovely day xx



  2. Wow, what a fab room. Good luck with sorting your new one.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Hi!

    Thanks so much for putting up a link to my giveaway on your blog and for your lovely comment :)

    I am soooo jealous of your craft room, looks like heaven to me!

    Mel xxx

  4. WOW you have some craft supplies stored in that room!

    I can't wait to see the new craft space though, I cannot wait till I move out of my parents and finally get my craft room.

    Victoria xx


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