Sunday, September 11, 2011

For Cammie.... my comeback post and new craft room

Hi everyone!!

I know it has been quite some time since I have posted anything.  These last few months have been an adventure to say the least with our move to TN from NC, summer vacation (we drove to CO), illnesses (you know that has to happen!), and beginning a new school year at a new school for the boys!!  Prior to our move, I had been creating here and there before the packers came to pack up all my things.  I will be posting those items to share.  We literally had the packers come the day after school let out and we were on the road to our new home a week later.

So, for my comeback post, I am dedicating this for Cammie. LOL!! She threatened me to post soon or she would have to come and force me to use my new craft room.  I wish I could have stopped putting together my room in an evil plot to make her come here, but I just couldn't.  :D I really wanted to get it finished.  I had to methodically think this new room since it is really the first time I have had an entire room to my hobby and I wanted to purge, clean, and set it up to what best works for me!!  I have some empty spaces, but I'm sure it won't be long before I use that up too.  For a start, this is a great set up for me since I really like to have everything at my fingertips. So, without further ado, I would like to share with you some pictures of my new space that I am excited to use!!

As you walk into my room

My island workspace/cutting table. Lots of empty space, but I will figure it out!

Cubby of alterable items

No space of the closet was wasted that I re-used some Ikea rails I had and some Ikea curtain clips to hang up my CB folders and the baskets to be used for other odds and ends. 

Inside the closet where I house my reference file of clear stamps and what little SU! stamps I still own.  Inside, I house large backgrounds stamps, acrylic paints, extra envies, etc. The other side of the closet houses my other hobby of jewelry making items.

Here I place my cs in Ikea Magazine holders and the ribbon rack I made. (apparently, I have way too much ribbon and would have been better off with a larger unit!! LOL! I have more ribbon in another drawer!)

I couldn't figure out where to place my 8x8 and 6x6 pads where I could see them and have them available, so used an office sorter which works out perfectly!

I created my 'L' shaped area with the help of my awesome hubby.  Everything is from Ikea.  On the left, I use that as my sewing and CB area.  I re-used more rails I had to hold my colored pencils and items I use often.  I still have all my SU! inks that I never use and just don't know what to do with. And for my liquid items and such, I used a spice lazy susan to hold it all. My Scor-Pal is easily accesible next to that.  The drawers holds my puches, glitter/embossing powders, binding items, envelopes, acrylic blocks, etc.

These shelves are re-used as well that uses to hold my kids Legos and I decided it was perfect to hold more ribbon and embellishments.  The ribbon jars are 1/2 gallon jars from Wal-Mart and the spice jars are from Ikea.  The large container holds all my yummy MFT bakers twine.  For an inexpensive Clip it up type thing, I used a curtain wire from Ikea that my husband drilled into the sides of my shelf brackets and it holds other small embellishments. Love it!

This is a DVD hanging file box that holds all my dies.  I love the simplicity of it.

Here is what it looks like on the inside.  Just like a hanging file system, but instead I used magnet sheets cut to size to hold my dies in place.  I have yet to place some dividers, but I know at least where my circles start and such! : )

Here is a close up of how I use the files.  (ignore my camera strap! lol!)

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my room and hopefully getting some easy ideas to organize items you have!!  Thank you for stopping by and for those of you who have been patient with me, thank YOU!!!

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  1. Welcome back! You have a wonderful room you lucky girl! I love the DVD hanging file box, I have never seen them before, it's just perfect. I have my dies on magnet sheets in clear sleeves from a cd zip around binder, I cut the sleeves out and they stand in a shoebox. Same concept, but you have the hanging folders and it looks sooooo much nicer. I have to find one, I love the way it looks. :D

  2. Welcome back, girlfriend! I've missed you!!! Your new craft room looks AMAZING! I think you need to come to OK and help me with mine. It's in shambles, to put it mildly. Can't wait to see what you create in your wonderful new space. XO!

  3. Wahooooooo! Looks fabulous!!! But, I might have to plan a site inspection just to verify ;)
    Soooo excited to see what you create in that beautiful room.

  4. Welcome back!! Love your new room! One of my daughters just move out and I am in the process of setting up the room as my office/studio. So I know how excited you to have your space!

  5. Deb this is awesome. What a great room, I am so hapy for you. Love love the ribbon rack. Seriously need to tell me how to make, buy and put together the SB storage. I NEED that! Glad your back... FINALLY! lol


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