Tuesday, 21 August 2007

My crafting space.



I thought I ought to show part of what I was doing last week, so you can see I really was busy! This used to be my dining room, a small but pretty room with an Italian Rennaissance theme going on, and not too much furniture (and a beautiful rug!) No more! My craft stuff used to be in the living room, which is now the baby's play area. So now we have a craft room/dining room, and I love it! It's still quite cluttered, as I haven't really finished yet, but every drawer is sorted and categorised so that I can instantly find anything I need!
On the right is my collection of unmounted stamps in their CD cases (all of the CD cases on the left contain- Cd's! We have far too many!). They are organised into manufacturer, plate, and theme, but I still have to label the cases. The tall unit next to that holds all of my card and embellishments. One of those drawers is full of ribbon, sorted by colour. I love to just look through it sometimes! The plastic drawer unit holds my paints, inks, and glues. I can just about fit my ink collection in one drawer at the moment, but only because they are neatly stacked. My mounted stamps are in the top drawer, again, they only fit because they are tidy. The drawer is pretty full! My patterned paper is in the plastic case, and my drawing pads are above that. It doesn't look like too much paper when you see it like this, but it is five years worth of stash!
The second picture is my precious button tin. It was given to me when I was young when an elderly relative died, and the buttons in it are pretty old. Occasionally I will use one, but mostly I like to look at the colours and shapes for inspiration. I strung them by type and colour onto lengths of wool when I was in my teens, I have always been obsessed with categorising things!
The last picture is a portfolio which is full of items I have kept or bought to alter. I had better get busy, as there are about twenty things in there! There are a few metal tins, some mini-books, canvasses, a clip frame, some baskets, and a Camembert box! Enough to keep me going for quite a while!
Last night I was *still* sorting, but it is now finished enough that I can do a project. I just have to decide what! After a week off, I don't know where to begin...

5 comments:

Paula said...

Oh, your button box brought back childhood memories for me. I used to play with the one my grandmother had. I wish I had asked her for it before she passed.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hazel
you have a wonderful space. I wish mine was so neat and tidy! :)
wanna fly over! :)

Sue McGettigan said...

It looks great - I have to wade in and sort out my studio, I've been putting it off for too long ... maybe when the weather cools off.

Julie said...

You look super organzied! I love seeing everyone's space.

stamp and scrape said...

Hazel, when you've finished, can you come and sort me out? My craft stuff is all mingled with drum kits and boxes of music. How long will your space stay tidy....
Ros