Sunday, 18 January 2009

A peek into my haven...

Good afternoon bloggers!

Where has the time gone since my last post? Although I haven't been blogging I have been doing some crafting in between not feeling very well STILL!! The flu thing I have had seems that it is one that has come from Oz and is called the Boomerang flu as it keeps on coming back!! I am A LOT better than when I first had it over Christmas but it has really left me with no energy so I have to force myself to do things. Anyway, enough rambling about that as I am sure I am boring you to death!

Last Sunday (cor, I can't believe that was a week ago), I made a trip to Ikea as I really needed a better desk than my last one so looked online and found this one. Monday, was my birthday (didn't want to make a big deal of it as it is my last year of my 20's!! plus feeling rotten) so my Dad and I set to in building this thing, it actually took us till Tuesday to finish it as we had other things happening. Now it is in pride of place in my craft room. I just LOVE it!!
My mum has joined me up in my craft room and we made a little space for her and so she has a new desk as well! It is going to be fab that we can actually do some crafting together as she used to use the kitchen table.

So without further ado here is some pics of my new organised craft room. *You can click on the pictures to get a bigger look*!

These first two pictures are looking into the room from the door. The chest of drawers hold my cardstock, 6x6 8x8 paper pads, a drawer full of ribbons and another drawers filled with oddments which really needs a sort out.

This is my selection of 12x12 papers.

This is my mums desk, the pink storage baskets is where I keep my mounted stamps and the Ikea wooden box underneath has a selection of punches in one drawer and odds and ends in the other. The Ikea wooden storage box on the desk also has odds and ends. Both these boxes need a good sort out!

This is a tin I made for my Mum a couple of years ago, it was a pressie filled with smellies. She is using it now to store her ribbons.

The top of the bookcase is where I keep my display stands for my craft fairs and there are a few alterable items (which need altering!) also the same for the top shelf. Then the next shelf down is where I keep my dies, pencils and chalks.
The next shelf has a multitude of things, the altered tin on the right is where some of my ribbons are kept, storage boxes of buttons, a PG Tips box that I started altering for a Crafts by Carolyn challenge which Maddy set. Also a couple of packs of mounted rubber stamps.
The next shelf down contains my Tim Holtz binder for my unmounted stamps, my embellishment case, whisper pens, another embellishment case (yet to be filled), scrapbook album and the tins, the top one stores my blooms and the one underneath stores paints & glitters etc...
Underneath is my 2 12x12 Cropper Hopper paper holders, one holds scraps of patterned paper and the other holds my chipboard and sticker letters. I got the rack from the closing down sale at Craft Central and seemed a good idea at the time but not sure what I am going to do with it. The bottom shelf just holds bits and pieces, mainly a few empty storage boxes.

Here is the lookout from my window (lovely isn't it LOL! Also I use this area to do my die cutting.

My LOVELY new workstation!!

The view to the entrance of the craft room.

I got this over the door storage rack from Lakeland, the boxes consist of Cuttlebug dies & embossing folders, blending tools & brayers, Stampin' Up! bits and bobs, unmounted rubber stamps and craft CD's.

I got this Cake Stand in Argos which holds glues, acrylic paints, little ink pads which I use to distress the edges of my mattes and cards and the top tier holds my Stickles, Twinkling H2O's and Liquid Pearls.

This is where I keep my new sewing machine, the pink tins hold my Magnolia & Sugar Nellie stamps and the other holds my Distress Ink Pads and Alcohol Inks, the top shelf holds my Prima Flowers, BIA & my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite.

The 3 baskets from Ikea contain, alterable's & punches and the pink box is The Ultimate Scrapbook & Card Kit which I got from QVC a while ago.

And last but not at all least is my favourite thing in my craft room, the workstation comes with a magnetic board and I found this neat idea for holding Nestabilities. It is soo cool!!!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my craft room. I will be back later with a few cards I have made plus the lovely selection of cards that I received for my birthday from the Birthday Group on Crafts by Carolyn and some stash which I was got for a birthday present.


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, am so sorry you are still feeling poorly, sending you cyber hugs. Wish I knew it was your birthday, hope you did have a good day anyway. I love your new workstation, and all of your alterable items, must get on my ATC's, maybe we could swap some? I tidied my work room last week, am finding it much easier to work in. I don't have a lot of space as it is the conservatory and my girls use the floor alot in there to play on. Hurry up and get rid of this ozzie flu, have a good week. Thanks for sharing your photos, hugs & good germs lol, Heidi xxx

SueF said...

You lucky, lucky thing - my craft stash is tucked away under the stairs, in my wardrobe and under the bed, it takes half an hour just to get everything out!!
I'm thinking I should make the kids share a room so I can have a craft room....
Hope you're feeling better soon

Hazel said...

What a lovely, well organised craft room, with so many lovely goodies and tools to play with! Hope you're feeling really better soon. x

Net said...

Yipes how fab is that! And tidy too!

Rachel said...

Wish my craft room was as tidy as yours :-) Well done on getting so organised :-)

H said...

Looks fantastic :):)
Can you come and do mine ?
Hope you are better soon :) have a hug :)

natty said...

Oooh lovely craft space! Some great storage ideas there. :oD

I'm so sorry you've been hit by Boomerang flu, I was a fellow sufferer over Christmas - not nice!

Hope you're feeling better soon - it's lovely when you're finally feeling normal again! LOL

Jackie said...

Your room looks great Sarah. Hope you feel better soon.

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone, feel a lot better after a good nights sleep! Sue, I think you should chuck the kids out of their room, I mean they only sleep their don't they?? LOL! My room didn't stay tidy that long after making some cards....