Monday, November 18, 2013

I'M BACK..........

Part 1

I haven't posted in a long time.  I recently moved and acquired a new craft space.  I've been busy trying to unpack, organize and label everything.  It has been quite a chore and I don't have NEAR the "stuff" most of you do!  lol  This is a long post, so I will divided it up into two parts.   I was able to sneak in a little crafting here and there.  I will post finished projects at the end of each post.

This is my new space:
 This view is what you see from the doorway. It's nothing fancy but it's very functional.

This is my desk/workspace.  I will be using the hanging curtain to make a skirt for underneath the computer/TV.  I don't like looking at the 'clutter'!  lol  Then I will purchase a new curtain (I don't like this one on the window) and make a banner-type valence for it.

Here's one of my storage cabinets:
Again, nothing fancy, but it works for me and holds a lot of 'stuff'!

 Top shelf holds decorative boxes with supplies and some pretties on top. The pic on the left was made and given to me by my BFF, +LaDenna Lawrence .  The one on the right I made in a challenge with her.

 These two shelves hold my flowers, buttons and lace.
I'm one that if I don't see it out, I forget to use it!

The bottom shelves hold more storage boxes, my Cinch, postage scales and Texture Boutique.  The picture is my Mother and in a frame I made in a challenge with LaDenna.  The "Create" pic is one LaDenna make me in the same challenge.

This is an old  cabinet I had in the garage.
I thought it would be perfect for my Cricut station.

This is the inside.
I plan on putting up more tiny shelves to hold stamps that I use frequently.

This is how I'm storing my wooden stamps since I don't have room for all of them:

I will see how it works for me.  If it doesn't, I will come up with something else!

To store my Cricut carts I used another idea I found on Pinterest:
After I got these done, my friend sent me a new Pin.  And I do think it will work better for me.  I could see the cartridge names without taking them all out to find the right one.  So back to my TO DO list!


This is the third cabinet.  I'm using it for my paper storage and binders of bling, clear stamps, etc..  I wasn't please with the paper.  Every time I pulled something out, it all fell over-very frustrating.  

So I used an idea I had seen on Pinterest:
 I took 12x12" boxes and duct-taped them together. (Duct tape IS a fix to everything!  lol )  Then I covered them with wrapping paper.


 MUCH better!  I divided all my paper packs into themes.  Now I can pull one out and it stays organized!  The standing paper packs are seasonal and are not used all the time.

I love it!  I made 2 of them and they were free!  I would love to get pizza boxes and do my solids like this.  One more thing on my "TO DO" list!  lol

I will post more in a couple of days.  I did get everything labeled so I know where everything is!

Here are a couple of projects I managed to complete while moving:
 Cards I made for my grandsons.

 The two above cards were made for my granddaughters.

Glass magnets that will be listed in my Etsy and Zibbet shops soon.

Sorry for such a long post but I appreciate your time in reading it!  

Do you have any suggestions or tips for better organization for my new space?  I would love to hear them!

Have a lovely week!


  1. I love your room!!!! I need someone to organize me so I can have a nice space to play in....

    1. Thank you Emma! It took some doing; but I managed to get all my 'stuff' in one room/closet! lol

  2. Now that is one great space! It's perfectly organized. I love it.
    Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House

  3. Super Cute! Iove your style! I would love it if you shared on my blog link party "check ME Out Saturdays" Its live right now :)

    1. Thank you Bobbie! I linked up at your party!

  4. So much cute! You've been busy and you've got a lot of great features here, and you organize well!! :) Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

    1. You're welcome and thank you for your kind words!

  5. I love your craft room! Our house is tiny so I just craft on the kitchen table. And that card for your grandson looks really cool! It's amazing how you managed to do some crafting while unpacking.

  6. I started out on my living room floor in a tiny one bedroom apartment! So I know it can be done in small spaces! : )

  7. Love your crafty space and your organization!

  8. Great share, I just love seeing how other people organize it gives me Ideas! Thanks for sharing your blog on the Tuesday Blog event with the Friendly Crafters on FB... Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  9. One of these days I'll get organized...... LOL!!!! Not even if I had a nice area like you have It would still be in total disarray!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful new space with us. Hugs, Donalda

    1. Mine isn't always this clean! lol Thank you for stopping by!


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