Monday, January 30, 2012

Some Welcome New Additions to My Craft Room


My husband built this for me this past weekend.  I wanted storage for all my stamps - stored in DVD cases.  I wanted shelves that were the right size and not way deeper or taller than they needed to be.  These shelves are the PERFECT size for the dvd cases without wasting space.  I have plenty of additional space on the shelves so I won't have to change them as my collection grows.  For now that extra space works to store a few other odds and ends and display some cards.  I notice when I put my cards in boxes I forget I have them and don't send them to anyone.  I'm hoping maybe displaying them will help with that problem.


The desk you see a little of in the photo was also built by my husband.  He was using it in his office and let me have it for sewing.  The photo is pointing towards my new organizer from The Container Store.  It's one of their Elfa storage pieces, which I LOVE.  Nice and sturdy.  I just have to put the labels on the drawers and they'll be done.  I have a thread organizer on top.  The drawers hold all my sewing essentials, scissors, bobbins, patterns, pins, sewing manual, etc.  I love that they are RIGHT there so I don't have to get up every time I need to get something out or put something away.  The desk has plenty of space for cutting too, so I put my rotary cutting mat above these shelves.


We just found these adorable storage containers at Target.  Purple is my favorite color so I was pretty excited.  They hold things for embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, and jewelry making.  I didn't like too many random things loose on the shelves so I think this looks better, and it's also practical since I can carry an organizer over to a work space if I want.


The reason for the new additions is that I have been dabbling a lot more with my sewing, knitting, and other types of crafting lately.  I really needed to re-arrange my craft space to better accommodate the sewing in particular.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I know, I stink.  I haven't been posting many projects and I keep falling behind on visiting all my friends to see your beautiful work and leave you nice comments.  I promise I still love ya'll.  I'm just going through a phase of getting into new habits and haven't adjusted yet. I could go on and on about all the fun things my kids and I are doing,but I'll just say it's been AWESOME and worth it.  I just need to find some balance when it comes to getting my time in my craft room too :)


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

your new storage solutions look great. love the purple storage bins. I miss your crafty post, but so glad you are enjoying your children. they grow up so fast.
Pat

Jovan said...

Everything looks amazing! I really love the bins too!

Jayne said...

Wow Amber your craft space looks amazing.Hope you get time to show us some of your sewing and knitting projects.
Jayne x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lucky you.. so neatly arranged!!

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Missy said...

Your shelf looks great and so do the purple organizers Amber!!! It's great having a handy hubby, isn't it?? Enjoy your little ones while you can, they grow up SO fast it seems!! And, post pics of ALL your projects, we'd love to see your sewing/knitting ones as well!!!! ;)

Tracy-CraftJunkieToo said...

Looks fabulous Amber -- I know you will enjoy your new space and organization -- it looks so fun!
Hugs!
Tracy

Tina said...

What a fabulous space!!!
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Love the new additions to your craft space - particularly the 'purple'.

cricutalltime said...

you have a great hubby.love your organized shlefs.love the damask bins so pretty.

Pat N. said...

Great storage shelf, Amber. That's so great that your hubby can make it just the size you want. Everything looks good. Love those purple bins!--Pat N.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are great! Looks like they hold lots of great things!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,OMG your craft room looks AWESOME!I LOVE the new additions,Have a great day my friend!:)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Amber:) OMG!! your craft room looks amazing and so loving the shelf you hubby built you!! Great hubby you got. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Norma

Angi Barrs said...

Target has the cutest things. I'm always in there. Love your new craft room goodies. :)

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi ! It has been a while. I am catching up with my blog followers & friends. I am finally here.
I completely understand what you mean about not posting as much. That is part of life. You are living it & we understand. It is nice to see the progress & successes you have been experiencing. Your shelf is great, you are a lucky girl. Your hubby did a wonderful job.
I really like the bins from Target too. It is nice to stop by & see your wonderful crafty creations. I have always enjoyed all you share with us.
Hope you are well.
Take care,
Sonia

Live Love and Scrap said...

CONGRATS on all your new things for your room!!! I LOVE how you displayed cards on your stamp case. I have a book case like that in my room that I pretty much dont use anything on it...I am totally going to re-organize it and display cards on it!!! Dont you just love having a handy hubby!!! Mine is working on shelves for my craft closet and I am LOVING how it is turning out!!!

hugs,
Sarah

scrappinC said...

Love your additions. I will have to check out Target, looks like they have some great things.
Cindy Lou

Georgiana said...

Great craft area. Your husband was super supportive.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations