Friday, February 25, 2011


My crafting cottage is a mere 10' x 12' but it is packed full. Awhile back I changed the predominate colors from yellow/purple to white/pink/green. I still like that-it is a calming change from the color filled house...

As I am currently a bit obsessed with the art journaling and canvas painting I decided things needed to be organized a bit differently. Make things more accessible and move the items I'm using more for convenience.
This photo shows the shelves on the north wall that I use to house some favorite things-items that just make me smile. Did you notice the "shadow box" that Amy made for me a few years back with our wedding photo?
This is the top of my messy storage shelving. The white boxes from IKEA hold a mish mash of items. The notes suitcase is where I put cards and letters that mean a lot to me. The canvas assemblage Amy made for one of my birthdays.
This is directly in front of me as I sit at my desk. I put together the birthday angel canvas using a copy of my 4th grade school photo.
I found this wreath as is in a thrift store. I like the white on the white wall. The two pink cards were made my Gabriele/Nick and Amy and the other is a Curly Girl one.
My counter in art journal mode- I use my old license as a paint spreader!
This all sits right next to my chair. I like having my sewing machine where it is easy to get to.
Found the unfinished shelf at Goodwill and filled it with my paints.
Glitter, colored pencils and brushes all easy to get to. All these white shelves are thrift store buys except for the bigger base one.
Buttons in cute canning jars and pens, etc in misc. vases. Most are again thrift store purchases.
Instead of having separate drawers for 81/2 x 11 and 12x12 paper I put them all in the 12x12 file after sorting out the solids.
Inspiration shelves-I love having photos of the kids around. Amy thought the gosling needed a crown.
my really expensive pen holders...
So much easier to see what I have with the ribbons in jars.
More cute inspiration stuff.
and my new old cute!

My set up allows for two people to work so if you are wanting to create a gift or make a card or two let me know...


MeriAnne said...

What a fun room Karin. I stumbled across your blog awhile back and have enjoyed reading it. I have a room in my house that I someday hope to have as a craft room. Right now it is packed with all my things that didn't have a place to go when I got married and moved down here. Sadly my craft items have gotten buried by all the other things that had no where to go. BUT!!! I am going to reclaim that room one of these days and hopefully get inspired to start crafting again. I would love to have a room as cute as yours.

karin said...

Thanks MeriAnne-it is so much easier when everything is in plain sight.

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