For the last couple of weeks the CASology design team gals have been sharing their craft spaces and today I present to you my Craft Cave!
When I first took over this room the walls were a rich clay colour so it was distinctly more cave-like back then. As you can see it's much brighter now. The photo above is the view when you look in the door. I confess that I have a ton of stuff in this room. When I started out crafting I bought anything and everything that was mentioned in the crafting magazines I read. I've since gotten more of a handle on my style and could do with a major culling of unused supplies at some point. While we were away Luis asked why I wanted to go to a craft store when I already had enough stuff to open one of my own. Touche...
I'm going to start to the right of the door for my tour.
This area is pretty neglected. It holds all my ribbon and twine for the most part. The bottom shelf has extra adhesive supplies and lightbulbs.
The plastic drawers on the bottom hold felt, punches, flowers, Stickles, mists and Cuttlebug supplies.
I finally broke down earlier this year and bought some of these awesome ink storage shelves from Stamp-n-Storage. A friend of mine was moving back to the island from the US and since he owed me a favor he said I could put a few things into his shipping container. I never would have gotten these if I'd had to pay for shipping on top of the price of them so I jumped at the opportunity.
Luis built this little unit for my washi tapes. The shelves are tilted slightly so the tapes won't roll off of them. I love it and the rainbow of washi tape makes me so happy!
Here you can see my paper trimmer, Cuttlebug, and stamps on the desk. The wooden drawer holds gems, sequins, glitters, etc. There are Copics and more stamps plus my heat tool on the lower shelf.
I love my desk! It's a wooden table came from my old job - it was going to be chucked when they renovated. My most used stamps are lined up (alphabetically) in bins. The drawers hold acrylic blocks, adhesive, embossing supplies, markers and other odds and ends.
I hang all the cards I've received from amazing blogging buddies above my desk to provide inspiration. The plastic jars are full of flowers and feathers.
The little shelf above my desk has fun little bits and bobs on it. I want Luis to attach another small shelf below it so I can set my iPad in there. I generally listen to BBC Radio 1 or podcasts while I'm working on cards and I often end up putting the iPad on top of the stamps. Not the best spot...
The CD rack holds my older Papertrey Ink stamps. The little cart holds some cardstock and patterned paper, more sequins and glitter, Christmas stamps and Stampin' Up stamps. Two of the binders hold Stampin' Up paper scraps and the other holds dies.
From top to bottom we have Stampin' Up cardstock, 6x6 paper pads, 12x12 paper pads, other cardstock and magazines.
The tiny storage drawers at the top hold buttons, seed beads, confetti, eyelets and brads. The white paper trays on the left hold miscellaneous 12x12 patterned papers The white drawers hold wooden stamps, spare cardstock, specialty cardstock (cork, vellum, etc), paint chip samples, tissue paper, etc. On the wooden shelf: extra Stampin' Up cardstock, misc cardstock and card blanks, coloring supplies (coloured pencils, watercolors, markers, etc), extra blades and cutting tools, Christmas odds and ends and lots of binders of Unity stamps.
That's it from me! Hope you had fun checking out the Craft Cave. Be sure to stop by the CASology blog tomorrow to check out Hannelie's work space!