Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Craft Room

 We moved to our new home nearly two years ago, and despite my best intentions, I have not taken pictures and posted.  I am sharing it now, trouble spots and all!
 (left wall: card table for sewing machine and Cricut Imagine on the floor; back wall dresser full of crafty supplies...left side has cross-stitch supplies and the right side is all Cricut cartridges!  My desk.)
 (back wall continued:  re-painted bulletin board to hold cards from blog friends; *note the stuff on the floor in the back corner...trouble spot!*  Right wall are my cubes from Michaels.  On top are my Cricut Expression and my light box.)
 Far left corner on left wall before the window; opposite wall from the cubes:  My 8 1/2x11 card stock towers and two lower shelf units for my Bazzill card stock, BasicGrey 12x12 and LOs in progress.  The basket holds half of my 6x6 pads....the others are in a different container in the cubes shown above.)
Yes, I have a lot of stuff that I can't seem to part with, no matter how old.  And this does not include the coat closet that I commandeered which is directly across from my craft room. The coat closet holds my Xyron machines, Stampin' Up products, my punches, inks, etc.

And then there is all of my wood mounted stamps in four carts in the basement and really old scrapbooking stash...I won't post those pictures today. (You're welcome.)


  I like routine.  I have lots of energy and I am happiest when I am at maintenance level in all areas of my life...running our household  like a well-oiled machine and keeping up with crafty blog friends. Crafting feeds my soul and keeps me sane...okay, maybe not completely sane.  A little crazy can be a good thing.  The past few months I feel like I am not able to keep up.  And I am not feeling crafty.  I need a plan...

Today I think I will start by working on that trouble spot corner.  Some of it are recent Artful Delight kits, new Hazel and Ruby 12x12 collections, and new Doodlebug 12x12.  I am going to try to find a home for most of that stash.  Who knows?  Maybe it will even inspire me to create too.

Happy Tuesday!

14 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

What a great space to craft June! Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Oh my, June - absolutely gorgeous crafting space; far from the corner of the kitchen counter than I use (dreaming, dreaming of a 'real' craft space sometime down the road). I'm so glad you shared these photos! I hear you about not being able to 'keep up.' Just breathe in...and out...and know we're all here for you!!
c

Kard Queen said...

This is a lovely setting to create and make. So organized and the arrangement is obviously well thought out. Happy crafting!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome craft area June! It so organized and you have so many fun thing I see! I have a hard time parting with things to...but this year I am doing a better job of gathering things I don't use any longer and giving it to the school for the kids craft days.

There are times I feel the same way regarding trying to keep up, but there is one thing I try and stay true to and that is...family is first and if you have to step back, so be it. We all understand and will be here when you find time to craft and post!
Big hugs!
Sherrie K

Davi said...

what a nice craft space you have! Looks like its organized to me, but I know sometimes things just dont work or you need some changes to give you a jump start. Im sure you will find an answer.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your crafty space!! Your paper holder/shelves is AWESOME!!!!!!!!

TheIrishScrapper said...

Thanks for sharing your space! I love that 8.5 x 11 card stock rack. I would love to know where you found that. I think we all struggle with the balance. I have such a passion and urge to craft but right now it just doesn't fit in my life they way I would like. Right now family has to be my focus and so I hope one day I will be able to craft all I want ;)

Missy said...

I love your craft space,and I'll tell ya....I'm not feeling crafty lately either!!! I've got some projects in mind for this weekend, so I'm hoping that will snap me out of it...I've been feeling this way for about a month now...maybe it's spring fever striking early?!?!?!

Rose said...

you have a fantastic craft area!! so honored to see i made it to your "card board" ;)
where did you get the awesome 8.5 x 11 paper holders?????

Leslie Hanna said...

I love the tour. I've always liked your room.

I sure hope you find your mojo soon!

~amy~ said...

I want to come play!

Candy said...

Your room is beautiful, June!!! Everything looks so tidy and organized -- troubled spots and all!! Mine is what I call a work in progress--- one of these days * sigh*
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your next project!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Looks like you have room for me, when can I move in?! :)

lauren bergold said...

i feel a *LITTLE* better that you were almost to your 2nd housiversary before you got to the BIG RE-DO... on the other hand, you started out a lot more organized than me. (actually my stuff is ORGANIZED, it's just not very pretty. yours is BOTH which is somewhat envy-making to me at the moment, lol!) (hopefully it'll spur me on to WORK on the space!!!) :)