Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Craft Room

I've been working on organizing my craft room for a while now and thought I would share some pictures, which after taking them I realize are NOT good quality. However, it is unlikely this room will EVER be this clean again so here we go.

Come on in...

This is the entrance to my craft room. It's in the flex room at the front of our house, right off of the entrance. It's a great sized room with lots of light with a west facing window. 

This is the NE corner of the room, where my cutting station, Cricut station, and large Ikea Expedit shelving unit are.

This is my "cutting" station, which is a small Expedit unit from Ikea. I put it on casters in case I need to move it around. I usually move my Cricut onto it when using that as it has more clearance at the back. I also use my Cuttlebug here. The green storage squares beneath hold my Cricut and Cuttlebug dies and folders, my nesties, Yourstory folders, etc.

You can see everything is close at hand, including the cartridges on the shelves above. The photo boxes on the bottom shelves hold finished cards, extra adhesive, envelopes, and other odds and ends.

Moving along to the east wall/ SE corner. I used to have this entire shelving unit designated to craft storage and display but my Pyrex collection started to take over. :)

My precious Pyrex collection {sigh}

This corner is pretty congested. I have 12x12 patterned paper in the clear containers and Papertrey card stock under the TV. The two grey drawer carts under the printer hold most of my embellishments, punches, chipboard, spare parts, etc.

Here's a shot of the music stand I use to hold "newer" paper. I bought this to display scrapbook pages but I am yet to make a single page. Some day!

Another shot of that corner as we move along the south wall. The ledges above are also from Ikea and are perfect for displaying cards.

And here's my work area (and my sleepy pooch). We actually have two dogs who are usually my constant companions when I'm in here.

Another shot.

This is looking to the west. Our front porch is on the other side of the window. My sewing station is on the right.

My happy "corner." I recently moved my Copics (in the white and clear stackables on the left), all my stamps and inks to this corner to have everything within reach when I am making cards.

And here's my sewing station. The grey drawer cart beside holds all my felt, threads, needles, fabric, etc. The shelf above holds my Papertrey ribbon and buttons {love}.

Here we are back at the entrance. I have another picture ledge above the doors to display cards.

Finally, what the room looks like when I am in it, with the doors closed while I craft away in my favourite room in the house.

So that's it. Pretty much everything is from Ikea. It's been a work in progress over the last couple of years from when I first moved in there. Prior to, we used it as an office. When our kids are older and have flown the nest I may take over one of their bedrooms up stairs, but for now I really enjoy being in this space on the main floor. As well, those french doors motivate me to keep it (relatively) tidy. I feel so blessed to have this space for myself to create in. I only wish I had more time to spend in it!!

Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW I am so jealous of your crafting room!!
    It looks amazing and I wish I had that much space and such organisation!!!!!

  2. Shut up girl! It is amazing and I love it! So beautiful! I love the music stand to hold newer paper! Too often I buy it, file it and forget about! Brilliant!

  3. shut uuup...I'll be there in a flash!

  4. Wow, that looks so great! Must be inspiring to have such a beautiful space to work in. Loving your Pyrex of course - are those Delphite fridgies I see?

  5. Wow, so pretty! Saw your collection on Pyrex Collective, and spotted your paper peeking out. My scrap studio is mostly Ikea too, but never that neat and tidy for more than a day :)

  6. Wow! Are you a professional organizer???
    Love your space (and your Pyrex - do you use it for any craft projects?) :-)

  7. What you haven't mentioned Steph is that the craft room is even more amazing in person! It's such a vibrant, warm and inviting place to be!! I cannot take my eyes off all that amazing Pyrex!!

  8. omg!! amazing!! can't believe how organized it all the "stations"...looks like your sister might have to come do a raid!!!

  9. OH MY!!!!Your room is amazing....Can I come over and play???

  10. Your craft room makes me want to move.....I don't have any natural sun. I might need to kick Joely out of her room and down to the basement.

  11. Came over from the Collective. You're craft room is gorgeous! & of course... love the Pyrex!