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My Crafty Space

Hello! Just thought that I would share some pics of my little Crafty Space.  My "craft room" is based in what is presently a cloakroom which is approached through an archway.  I am renting just now so I have to make the most of the space that I can get.  I have claimed this area as mine!  I have my own private handbasin for washing my stamps and stencils etc.  My family know that if the curtain is down over the entrance then it is a case of "I do not want to be distrubed" and they leave me alone.  I also have a very large alcove just outside my crafty space for my very large computer table...I need it as I have two printers, a Cricut and a laminator based there.
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Pic 1 shows my work desk.  This is where I make cards, gift bags and boxes.  I will also sit here and try out new ideas for pictures, drawing them out on my sketch book before putting them to canvas.
I also do my shrink plastic and heat embossing here (I have an old baking tray hidden in a box underneath my desk...the box is my makeshift spraybooth for my glitter sprays etc).  I have 6 drawer unit which takes loads of A4 paper and card and the black boxes hold my A4 Vellum and Parchment also peel-offs and tissue paper.  And of course every crafter needs an odd box for odds and ends...mine is the bottom of a cake box from an old stash of mine ( I used to make and decorate cakes for a living back in the day)


I have space for two bookshelves in which I would be hard pressed to get any more on.  I do store quite a lot on them.
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Pic 3, I use A5 Binders to store my dies, embossing folders, letterpress plates and part of my collection of clear and cling stamps.  Pic 2, I use the larger Binders to hold my stencils, my Unmounted Clarity Stamps, my Clarity New Design Club newsletters.  I also use binders to store the paper and card that I use for lessons.  I am glad that the shelving is deep enough to hold my 12x12 boxes of paper, card and vellum.

As you can see I have reclaimed an old cabinet to use for storing my ribbons and my sprays.  I have also found those grey open kitchen baskets very useful.  I use a bamboo stick to hold some of my ribbons in place. One of the first things I made with the cricut was circles to make rolls for my ribbon.








I do like my plastic drawers.  They hold my Clarity Mounted Stamps, my wooden and metallic stamps, my ink pads, inks, pens, embossing powders, pergamano inks and chalks, acryllics, flower soft etc.  I couldn't do without them especially as the deeper drawers can hold up to 32 ink pads Adirondack / Archival.











I have made use of an old CD storage unit to house the stamps that come in those little CD cases along with foam tape and pads, my post-it notes, note books and my stock of ATC card etc.

I put in 3 nails up the side of it so that I could hang up my rulers.  I put a cup hook on the little wooden storage item that holds some of my pencils and brushes (I keep the majority of my brushes and pencils with my easel which I have to keep in my dining room) and this I have hung a couple of my smaller scissors too.    




I use a clip-it strip to hold some of my trial pieces and my splodge mats etc.  I use mini bulldog clips to hold things in place.

p.s.  the gold Happy Easter piece isn't mine...it's Barbara Gray's.






I do have to say that I am quite pleased with my space but I will be happier when I can get all my things in one room and I don't have to use my dining room for anything but dining in!