Welcome everyone! I’m also on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine blog and I’m going to share with you my crafty corner which is actually my kitchen. When we originally moved into our house in 2010, I took over the master bedroom as my craft space. My son was born later that year and was diagnosed with Autism in 2012. He needs (and still does need) constant supervision which made it very difficult for me to craft. So after much experimenting throughout the house, I landed in the corner of my kitchen. This is the central spot for me in my house where it allows me to craft and still be available for the family.
Here’s a look at my space. One of the important things that landing in a small area has taught me is downsizing. Remember, I was in a master bedroom and of course I’m always adding to my collection. I keep all of my essential items in my space. That includes my go-to supplies, coloring mediums and products for design team work. Every month, I go through my stash and take out items that I don’t use as often or products that have retired.
Off on the side of me, is a window that looks out to our backyard which is important so I can keep an eye on the kids. I keep the smaller items like tools and a paper cutter there so as not to block my view. Plus, I love sunlight. On a pegboard to the left, I keep gels, liquid watercolors and reinkers.
To the right, I have a shelf unit that is stocked with ink pads. I separate my ink pads by company which is helpful for me when doing design team work. I also keep all of my embossing and black inks in this unit as those are the ones I reach for the most.
Here’s a look at my ever-growing shelf of ink pads. You can never have enough, right? This shelf lines my back wall on top of a Brimnes drawer unit. Inside the drawers I keep my stencils, watercolor pan sets, colored pencils and just a ton of other miscellaneous supplies. These beautiful ink pad storage units come from Organize More.
My table top that I work on is held up by two Alex drawer units. I take advantage of these drawers as much as possible. I keep my adhesive, embossing powders, blending tools and more ink pads in these drawers.
Another thing that is helpful to me is everything needs to have a home. Since I have just one table to actually work on, I have to be cleaning up my area constantly. When everything has it’s own special place, it makes clean up a breeze!
My large Kallax unit holds all of my card stock, dies, and stamp sets. Another thing that has helped me immensely is the rolling cart. I keep my copic markers and upcoming releases in there. I also have some hanging cups on the side for watercolor markers. I will be getting a bigger cart soon bu this works for now.
I have to honestly say even though there are times when I wish I could run away to a craft room (that has door!), I enjoy where I’m at. Yes, I’m cramped in space. Yes, it’s chaotic. Yes, I get irritated. But this corner also keeps me connected to my family where I’m still involved with them and they can pull up a chair and chat with me.
My area is not glamorous and I admit, I hid a big pile of stuff that is usually stacked on that back table just to take a decent picture. I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my crafty space and it inspires you in some way.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I would love to know, where do you craft? Do you have a private room? Or did you take over a corner of your house like me? Take care and be creative!
I’ll link up a couple of the major storage pieces from my area.
Thank you Mindy for sharing your wonderful, organized space with us! Set-up for great function! I read & viewed on the SCT site. Had an off the topic question…in viewing your space where did you get your awesome giraffe decal or ? that is on outside of your computer? Love it!!
lol! It’s a cover off of amazon. I was actually looking for a rainbow colored keypad overlay and the giraffe came with it 🙂
Thanks so much! Puts a little fun look to an otherwise basic tech machine:)
Thanks again for sharing your space!
Wow, Mindy, you should sell tickets to enter your craft space. Where the MAGIC happens! 😀 I would pay to watch you work. haha After being injured, I am forced to live with my mother like a teenager so my stuff is in two different places. I mostly craft at our dinning room table and the corner behind where I sit.. If you saw it, you would think we’re just hoarders, but it’s my stuff half -packed and half-out for when I move out. haha I also have stuff stored away in my bedroom closet. There is order to this chaos, but it is my happy space. When I get back on my feet and move out, I hope to have a craft room. Question: do you ever find stuff and are like, “Hey! I forgot about this!” Okay, maybe I am a hoarder. haha
Thank you for sharing your space. Just curious about your mini ink pad storage? Wondering where you found the divided trays?
lol jewelry section at our local store. or beading section… somewhere in there. my daughter was using the for her rubber bands