A little reminder of how it looked the last time I shared a tour.
To see that tour, just go HERE.
A couple of months ago, I did a major purge and reconfiguration of the room. For about a week, it looked like this
I truly thought I might go insane while I figured this all out! But I finally got my
The space is so much roomier without the island. If you want to see what I did with my "Old Faithful" island, go HERE.
I am still loving my back-to-back IKEA desks for either large scrapbook projects or sewing.
I really like the Michael's Recollections (or Jet Max) cubes and have reconfigured those several times to get the best usage. My sewing side of the desk is set up perfectly to meet my needs. I have plenty of drawer space for sewing supplies, great light from the window, and easy access to other needs hanging on the wall just behind my chair.
I like making cute stuff work for storage, too!
Great place for my paints!
I still like my computer in this location, but added some wall-mounted lamps from IKEA for
additional lighting. My wireless printer sits on Jet Max cubes that contain my printer & photo paper, ink cartridges, etc. My Nikon sits right in that little open area, and the basket contains
my camera extras.
I have a cup warmer, my binder, journal and some other reading materials close at hand.
I recently added these little drawer units that I have had forever. They are holding the pens I like to use in my binder, sticky notes, Washi tape, & a few other supplies that I use often.
I got the idea for the banner from Jaime@RaisingUpRubies. I made my own jar pattern & have used it in other places in my room. SIMPLIFY is my 2014 word.
I've been learning to crochet via YouTube, and have kinda-sorta learned how to
crochet a heart!
I try to clean off my Memo Board fairly often so that it doesn't get too cluttered.
These framed 12x12 pages of my kiddos and my "Grand" kiddos always make me smile.
I did some tweaking inside the closet, too.
The plastic drawer units are holding sewing/quilting projects. The large IKEA boxes hold yarn, fringe & cording, patterns, and some clothing that I want to alter. The bins on top hold seasonal fabrics & pieces of lace & scrap fabric.
Why not use some of that wall space inside the closet to hang a few wreaths & embroidery hoops? The ceilings are 10' high in the closet, too, so there is lots of available wall space!
There is a weird little angle in this closet, but I have maximized the space by using two short shower curtain tension rods to hang my larger pieces of fabric. Below, I have a couple of bins that hold stuffing and quilt batting.
Most of the right side of the closet is for crafting/floral supplies, but there is a bit of overlap. Those white dishpans up there on the right are from the Dollar Tree and are perfect as project bins -- whether sewing, crafting or scrapbooking. I use them a lot when I have several things going on at
the same time.
It is working out so well to have this small Expedit inside the closet (I had it just sitting in front of
the closet doors for awhile) where it's the perfect station for my roll of butcher paper, label maker, bins holding general crafting items and some most-often used tools.
This little beauty is the whole reason behind reconfiguring and major purging in this room. It is
the Raskog cart from IKEA. I absolutely fell in love with this the very first time I saw it in the store, but kept saying "NO" because I had no room for it. Once I figured out a way to make it work, I bought it for my birthday!
I absolutely adore this little cart!
Did I mention how much I love this cart, and the color......swoon!
I use it mainly for my Project Life supplies and basic scrapbooking needs. I love that I can roll it right up to my desk and have everything within easy reach.
The top section holds all kinds of things that I use when scrapbooking. The container of colored chalk, well, that's just.....colorful!
I bought some plastic bins at IKEA, too, that are sectioned off and can hold a lot of my random PL
4x6 & 3x4 cards. I made labels to make it easier to find the things I want.
I have 2 PL kits that I have opened and stacked on the bottom shelf of the Raskog. I can simply grab the one I want & place it right on my table.
Were y'all wondering what happened to my herb spinner when I made THESE CHANGES in the kitchen a while back? I love having it here in my craft room, holding all kinds of little things.
I bought this Washi Tape and dispenser a while back at Costco. It was a great deal, but I'm thinking about using something else for the tape, because I have accumulated a lot more than this will hold.
Right behind my scrapbooking desk, I have eight of these 3-drawer units (from Walmart years ago).
The top two hold my Sizzix dies. The rest of the drawers are labeled both seasonally and monthly & hold stickers & lots of extras for my albums or cards.
The Man cut a shelf to fit across the top of the drawer units to make a stable place for my paper cutter and my Sizzix.
I don't use these scissors too much, but they are kept handy hanging from command hooks on the end of my large Expedit.
Easy access to some stickers, Thickers and most often-used patterns and templates just to the left of
my scrapping area. You can see I have my glue guns hanging there, too. My heat gun is also close by, but I didn't get a pic of it.
I change up this Expedit quite often. Two of the cubbies have small drawer units that hold scrap paper, divided and labeled by color. Those containers on the top right hold ribbon and the colored circles on each one signifies the color, but they are labeled, too.
I've been bringing more books into my decor throughout my home, and decided I wanted to do the same here in my little space. Most of my books were up in the closet, but I really enjoy seeing them and have already referenced them more often. My photo albums and Smash books are in
the far left cubbies.
Well, my little partner in crime wanted to say "Hi."
This is her spot if I'm not able to have her on my lap!
I do hope you managed to stick around for this entire "boat-load" of pics. I am nothing if not consistent about always having photo overload. I would just love to have you all come over so I could give you a personal tour of my space. It really is a fun room, and I truly love creating here! Please know you are always welcome in my home any time. Take care and have
a wonderful week!
I may be partying with some of these fine bloggers this week:
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons for One Project at a Time
Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons for One Project at a Time
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday