It is once again time for the annual "Where Bloggers Create" blog hop. My craft space accomodates beads and card making supplies since I create both cards and jewelry. I have one wall of craft storage dedicated to each craft. My family has a bead and jewelry store in Joplin, Missouri, so I am fortunate to be able to create lots of jewelry whenever inspiration strikes me. My blog is card based and I make cards for friends and family and I sell a few of them in our store. I have an entire room for my crafting space which has a table in the center where my children can sit with me. This room used to be the living room, but since we have a den I decided to take over. I have never regretted getting rid of the second television. I hope you enjoy the pictures of my creative space.
This is the corner where my two crafts meet. The bookshelves contain card making supplies and the other wall holds all of my beads and findings. Since last year's blog hop, I have added a few new things and re-organized several drawers, but my basic layout is the same.
I am addicted to anything Tim Holtz, so I keep my Distress Paints and Stains where I can see them. The labeled drawers contain tags, Stickles and more. I have a couple of nails in the edges of the bookcases so that I can display my most recent tags. I love having pretty things around for inspiration. This was a tag that I made while visiting my sister last month.
I still have two containers for my flower embellishments and the black, skinny drawer organizer is my absolute favorite organization tool. I now have two of them, stacked on top of each other. I love the way embellishments don't get lost on the bottoms of the drawers because every drawer is shallow.
One of the changes I have made since last year's hop is that I made a space for my ATG and paper cutter under the table which is within reach when I am sitting at the table. I found it frustrating to have to get up every time I wanted to cut or adhere something. This simple rearragning has made my card making time more enjoyable.
I used to keep my paper puches stored in a box so I rarely used them. Now they have a shelf at eye level so that I can find them easily. I find that I use them much more often now that they are out. The large tower of drawers on the right is a new addition. I found that I needed more storage for my ever growing collection of vintage lace and seam binding ribbon.
These are my bead and finding drawers. Even though there are a zillion little drawers, it is very easy to find anything because every drawer is labeled. Having my drawers organized and labeled makes all the difference. I never liked to waste valuable craft time searching for items.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my craft space. I am very lucky to have such a great place to work. Be sure to visit the other "Where Bloggers Create" participants for lots of inspiration.