Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My temporary crafting space

Tara at Craftin Desert Divas is having a "Show your Craft Space" linky party.  We all know how crafters love to be inspired by each other's spaces, so I thought this was a genius idea!  Even though I'm in my temporary craft space and have to share it with our "home office" as well, I thought I'd show you all where I'll be creating for the summer.  Once we're moved into our future home, I will probably do a series on the craft room since I'll have it all to myself (and since one of our criteria in houses is a big crafting space, I know I'll have some fun organizing it).

This is the view of the room from the doorway.  I've left out the office furniture on the other side of the room.  You'll see I have a glass top table- I love it because when it gets adhesive all over it I can just Windex it clean- which was actually my dining room table when I was living the single life.  The other two chairs are hidden away in a closet because of my lack of space.  :)

This is the main wall of my crafting space.  I have a 9 cube organizer with Martha Stewart bins from Home Depot.  They store punches, adhesive, tools, stamps, embossing folders, twine- just about everything!  On top of the 9 drawer organizer is my baby wipes container for cleaning stamps and a coaster- I need my Coke Zero when I craft, but I can't risk it getting on whatever I'm creating!! Hanging above it is where I keep my ribbon in jars from the Dollar Tree.  Next to that are some old sterilite drawer units that I use for more storage and then next to that is a shelf where I keep my Cricuts.  The bottom shelf holds some binders and my 12x12 paper storage.  On top of the shelving unit are two ribbon carousels that I use to store my Washi tape in.  I also have a cork board and the dry erase board that I made here.

This is the back corner.  For now, that brown shelf is just storing things but it's usually used for Cricut cartridges, like here.  Because I knew I was going to be tight on space, I put the Cricut boxes in our storage unit for now and am just keeping the cartridges, handbooks, and overlays in some small bins.  I have a memo board where I keep some odds and ends, a spinning organizer I got from Michaels, a spice rack with brads and buttons, and an old microwave stand that's also a carryover from my single days.  There's my Cameo in a place of honor, and in the cupboard I keep my paper stacks.  Next to that is a brand new rolling organizer that I just bought, and I LOVE it.  I keep projects that are long term- like my "favorite things" Smash book- in those drawers so I can just pull them out when I want to work on them.

Last but not least, is Sophie's corner of the craft room.  I bought this bed so that she would have a comfy place to sleep while I craft, and it took her awhile to get used to it but now it's her favorite bed in the house (she has three).  The blanket was a Christmas present from her aunt (my sister). 
"did you seriously wake me up from my nap just to flash that bright light in my eyes, mom?"

So there you have it.  My apartment craft room.  Compact, but functional.  :)

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  1. Becky you rock for sharing. I love it!! I can't wait to see your new space. I really like all your jars and containers!! We have a dog that looks just like yours.


  2. Your space is great! Wow you are going to have fun designing your new space! Love the glass table top! Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party Guest Designer Carri~Abusybee

  3. What a gorgeous crafty space!! I love all of your storage options!! And your little crafty helper is absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Great space, nicely organized. I wouldn't think the glass top table would be easy to keep clean. Glad to know it is. I may now have to consider getting a piece of glass to put on top of my table.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. love your space! Really like you little baby :). Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  6. Super cute little dog, and great room, too I like the blue organizers!!