Monday, February 10, 2014

My Crafty Room

WARNING!!!!! Picture Heavy!!!
This week at Bitten By The Bug 2 we are not doing a challenge. We have decided to share our Crafty Space with ya'll. And we are asking you to share your space with us. I love seeing other spaces so I can get ideas on how to organize my over abundance, hoard, stash of supplies. We will tell you a little about ourselves and how we got started in this great hobby, passion, love of all things crafty.
I started scrapbooking before there was a Cricut or any type of dye cut or embossing machine. I purchased all of my stuff from Walmart. Most of it was papers, stickers and chipboard cutouts. I had everything in a few boxes that I would pull out, set up on the kitchen table and then pack back up when I was through. I started because I wanted our children to have something made by me to remember their childhood. Then our DD, SIL and grands moved in with us while they built their home, so my scrapbooking supplies were packed away. I didn't get back into any crafting for some years. During this time, the Cricut came out. I really wanted one. Bugged hubby forever it seemed like before he broke down and got me the Baby Bug. This was just before the Expression came out. If I had of known they were putting out a new one, I would have waited!!! Took a bit over a year to get one of those!! I decided to turn the front bedroom into my Crafty Room. It has evolved over the years to how it is today. Hopefully this summer I can start on the back bedroom. It will be turned into my Crafty Room. I have some big plans for it. Already running ideas by Hubby.

On this table is where my Expression, Expression 2, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Copic Markers live. The top shelf has tins and a bin that have my embossing folders and die cuts for the Cuttlebug in them. The box/basket on the right has bling in it.

This is craft central. This is just a long folding table. My Silhouette Cameo and Laptop live on one end. I have supplies that I use all the time real handy. Scissors, glitter pens and things like that are right at hands length in mugs. The wire rack under the shelf on the right has my ATG Gun on it. On shelf just above is my glue, glimmer mist, and various other things. The top shelf has my Imagine cartridges, ink pads and various other items.

To the right of my table are bins I bought at Walmart. They are stacked and hold my papers and cardstock. Well, not all of it. But a whole lot. You can only stack just so many of those things since they are plastic.

 I have a few stamps. Okay, a lot of stamps. The display shelves are what Hubby has picked up at yard sales over the past few years. The containers with the green tabs on the front house my Cricut cartridges, overlays and booklets. Takes up a lost less room than keeping them in the boxes. Each one holds 16. I have 10. I like 4 spaces having them all full. You can see my Baby Bug in the bottom left hand corner of the picture. Yeah, I still have her!

This is the closet door. Love using a shoe bag to hold my punches. I have my mats for both the Cricut and Cameo on these pegs that end up being behind the bedroom door when it is opened. Easiest way for me to store them and they don't take up shelf space.
This is my Crafty Room. I love it but  am looking forward to designing my new Crafty Room. I will post pictures when that happens.
Head on over to Bitten By The Bug 2 and check out the crafty spaces of my DT Sister's. Visit their blogs to check out all of the details. Then we would so love for you to link up a picture of your crafty space.
Hope I have given you some ideas on how to organize and I know I will get some good ideas from my DT Sister's and all of you!!!! :)


Melanie Brown said...

You have a great space. I love your rubber stamp storage!

Brenda said...

Wow Sharon, you have such a fabulous crafty space!! So organized! Are you moving into a larger crafty space? How fun to have a new space, but this space sure is working well! Hugs!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I love your craft room ! You have organized it in such a perfect way ! I think it's a wonderful room to craft in ! Hope you have a wonderful week !


Donna Davis said...

Fantastic Room!

Jayne said...

Sharon, I loved seeing your crafty space. How exciting planning a new craft room too.

Jaren said...

Love how you use a shoe bag for your punches! You've got some goodies in that room. I could have fun in there!

Mollie said...

Sharon, I LOVE all the stuff you have - so much fun! What a great creative area you have! Thanks for all the pics!

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Caroline said...

I love your crafty room! I love the idea for the punches. That sure works well! What a great job organizing your room.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your space is awesome!! Love how your stamps are like wall decor! Carri~Abusybee

Tanya/Nonna said...

Wow - look at all that fun crafty stuff! You seem to have everything you need at arm's reach - all organized and everything! That sure is alot of stuff to move to another! I'm in the middle of moving all of things around as I try to paint my room without totally emptying it out - what a mess! The things we! Thanks for sharing your great crafty room with us!

Pam MacKay said...

Oh my goodness you could open a craft store!! I would love to come over and play in your room! How awesome is your happy place!!

Sherrie K. said...

What a GREAT space Sharon! Love the display shelves for your stamps and the shoe bag for punches...great idea's!
Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

Scrapper69 said...

Oh how I LOVE to see my crafty friends craft rooms! Yours is very, very cool Sharon! How exciting to add another craft room! I actually have 2 craft rooms in my house! But right now my oldest boy is sleeping in one of them! But by June I'll have that craft room back... and I can enjoy my 2 craft rooms in peace! :o)

Rae Ann said...

I am so jealous! Your space is great.
Rae Ann

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sharon, your space was so fun to visit! I love the cozy feel of it. You have not wasted any available space! And I really loved all those sweet wall boxes, especially that your supportive hubby got you some of them! I am happy for you that you get a new space to design and move into and can't wait to see it!!

Thank you so much for visiting my Playhouse and leaving me some love!! Hugs, Darnell

Elaine said...

Your craft room looks great, love it!