Hi OA fans! It's Amy here today with a little tour of my ever-evolving basement craft space.
My room is quite small, only about 9'x12'. It's a half-room in our basement that adjoins with a small living space. It's recently undergone yet another re-organization and therefore isn't quite complete, I need to tidy a few things up, still but this gives you a pretty good idea of where I work. This is my main work space. I scrap just to the left of my computer. To the right of my computer is my sewing machine and my Cameo, it's pretty crowded - I have to move my sewing maching each time I want to use my Cameo! LOL. Oh, well, it works! I don't have a counter-height desk, but I still stand most of the time while I scrap. It's taken quite a bit of time to get my space workable, especially since it's a very long and narrow space, there's been a lot of trial and error in how I've stored things. Now I think I've gotten it where all of my most used items are easily accessible and within reach, so I'm really happy about that I think they will stay like this for a while, finally! :)
To the left of my desk, I keep my albums, my printer, some more supplies and my most recent projects.
At the back of my room I keep all my cards, and in this little set of drawers I keep all of my punches. The best $20 spent at a yard sale, ever! :D
Just to the right of me when I'm sitting at the computer, is my Expedit storage unit. I have baskets in it where I keep miscellaneous embellishments, tools, mini albums, etc. One of my most recent changes is how I now store my paper that is older than the past year. I now have everything separated by my favorite side, then by color. These used to be stored in vertical files and I never saw all the paper I had - now it's all visible and easy to access, so I am thrilled with this new system. It's going to work great for me! My more recent papers are stored by collection in vertical files - and that works great for me.Now, I thought I'd share a few ideas on how I store some of my October Afternoon products. Like my Mini Markets and Sticky Keys stickers. I have them nicely stacked together, and easily within reach on one of my shelves in front of my work space.
For all my Sprinklers, I have a 3-tiered storage unit with all of my most used items. My Sprinklers proudly sit at the top along with my sample tags that I created to coordinate with each, both in splatters and in mist, so that I can easily see how each will look when trying to decide which to use while creating a project.
I have windows with deep ledges on either side of my computer. That is where I store all of my most used products, like my October Afternoon products! All of my OA embellishments are stored in this cute little basket by collection, the most recent at the front. This is where my buttons, Wrap Packs, Miscellany, Rub-Ons, Tin Pins, Wrap Packs and all of the other embellishment related goodies from October Afternoon live waiting to get used with much love!
Right next to this little basket I have two additional boxes on my window sill just above my workspace dedicated to my OA products. One for embellishments I'm hoarding that just can't part with like rubber charms, Wild Cards, buttons and tin pins from collections past. And the other for unfinished mini books and OA stamps. This system has been very successful, and works very well with how I create my projects for OA!
Well, that's going to do it for me today! I hope you enjoyed taking a little peak into my Craft Room. It was fun sharing it with you! Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!