Friday, 21 November 2014

Craft Room Pictures

Hi Crafters,
As I mentioned recently my hubby has been fitting out the small bedroom as my craft room and I am so pleased with the results. I had an insulated room in the back of our garage for the last four years and although this was quite adequate at the time, I had outgrown it. It is surprising how much we crafters can accumulate over a few years :/
It has taken me two solid days to carry everything in to my new room and arrange it where it will hopefully be accessible and to hand. It was great to start with a blank room and decide what storage was best for me and not have a hotch-potch of different storage gathered over the years as I had in my old room. I am a really lucky lady and I do appreciate it so much. I have a lot more work space than before and I can spread my things out when creating which will be great. I still have the odd couple of items to get, like a new door handle and some curtain tie backs but these are minor items. A few people have asked to see it when it was finished, so here are a few pics:

Looking in from the hall

Paper/card storage and die cutting workspace

Punches and Inks

Where I will sit and do all my card making. I closed the blind as there was a glare on the camera towards the window plus it only looks onto a wooden fence across the driveway, lol. I put Lizzie's (one of our two cats) bed under my desk in the vain attempt to stop her from pestering me on the desk top but it hasn't worked as yet :/

 A separate computer space. Hopefully this will help me to keep focused on one thing at a time. I had the tendency in my old room to get distracted from what I was making by looking at the computer all the time, now I will have to move my chair over to see the screen, I'll let you know how that goes, :)

Finally a space for my Silhouette Cameo so it has room both back and front for the cutting mat to move freely. Also on the shelf I have a small display area for some of my favourite makes and some crafty gifts from friends.

My Ikea units, something I've wanted for a long time. The storage boxes on top are full of my cards for my craft stall.    ...and if you are still with me this far, my last picture is of the back of the door where most of my ribbon reels are now housed.

.. and that's it!
Hope you liked my little craft room tour -  crafty posts will be resumed shortly -  starting tomorrow with my Guest Design spot for Sugar Nellie.
See you there,

Lorraine

13 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

WOW you're a lucky lady, it's wonderful Lorraine, what a lot of work gone into it. Storge look faantastic and it looks like you've got plenty of space to work. Love the rods keeping your punches and ribbons, great ideas, enjoy it, hugs Kate x

dutchess said...

amazing to be able to start from scratch and get it all as you want it!....my room has evolved over the years and to be honest I forget what I have till I have a massive clear up....you are going to have everything to hand....xxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh looks lovely, so well prganised, isn't it great when you sort out where everything is going. Most of my ribbon is pieces rather than rolls but your ribbon storage looks great. Inlove having all my punches out too, so quick to use. Only trouble is when you come to dust it all, but unlike the rest of the house doesn't happen every week, lose too much crafty time x

Carol said...

What a wonderful space Lorraine and great storage...enjoy. Carol x

Jacee said...

Fantastic Lorraine! everything looks very organaised and I see you have ton's of stash! your hubby has done a great job, and you have too in getting it all just perfect, I see you even have a bed in there for your furry friend! enjoy you new room Lorraine.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Rita said...

Beautiful craft room Lorainne. So neat and organized too. Mine is being done in January and I need to box everything up to put in a laminate floor. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol S. said...

Great space but I wonder how long it will be that tidy!Lol! It nice starting from scratch and deciding where you want everything. I had loads of space but now covered with Christmas stuff at the mo!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S,xx

Carol S. said...

Great space but I wonder how long it will be that tidy!Lol! It nice starting from scratch and deciding where you want everything. I had loads of space but now covered with Christmas stuff at the mo!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S,xx

Carol S. said...

Great space but I wonder how long it will be that tidy!Lol! It nice starting from scratch and deciding where you want everything. I had loads of space but now covered with Christmas stuff at the mo!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S,xx

rachel said...

wow wow wow Lorraine - you really are a lucky lady - this space is amazing! And it looks so clean and tidy - I can't put pictures of my craft space on the computer - its too embarrassing xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is like looking at crafters heaven Lorraine, so organised and well laid out, gosh all that craft stuff, it is surprising what we crafters have in our 'stash' lol, awesome craft room, thanks for sharing
hugs
lorraine x

coops said...

wow lorraine.it looks fabulous, so much space and storage :D

xx coops xx

Gina Knott said...

Oh wow this looks great!! I was lucky enough to move into mine earlier this year and I love my craft room and couldn't do without it now. I hope you have many happy creative hours in it.
Hugs
Gina x