Welcome! Today I'm sharing pictures of my work space in conjunction with the MFT Five Days to An Organized Crafty Stash week. Have I mentioned yet that MFT has been running specials this whole week? I hope that you saw that when you visited the MFT Blog to get links to everyone else participating in this week's organizational festivities!
First, I am blessed to have a dedicated space in which to work. I know that many of you have double-duty spaces that don't allow you the luxury of leaving your tools and supplies out, and that your crafting time may also have to be used to get things out and put them away neatly. We had unfinished basement space meant for a bedroom that we've never needed. So a few years ago, my husband agreed to create a work space for me--have I mentioned a time or two that he's VERY handy, and total "keeper?" It's not super fancy, but it's utilitarian and a great space for me.
The picture above is taken from the doorway of my walk-in closet that is about five feet deep and the width of the room (and hides a multitude of sins, ummm, I mean cabinets and shelves. . . ;-) I use the counter on the left to work on projects, and the counter on the right to do my computer work, sew, and take photos of my work for blogging.
This picture is taken from the window area, looking back toward the closet. Obviously the work space is reversed then--computer/photography on the left and crafting space on the right.
Here's where I sit most often to work--right in front of my Copic markers and my ink pads--my happy place! That's a light table on my desk surface. I don't use it super-often, but it certainly comes in handy when I do need a light table. I have a tempered glass mat sitting on top of it to protect the light table surface. I have two paper cutters on my countertop--a Genesis cutter that is just outside of this picture to the right of the desk area, and Tonic that you see in this picture. (If you look at the TOP picture again, you can see the Genesis cutter right by the window.) I have a third paper cutter stored in the closet, a Carl rotary cutter. I use the Carl Cutter when I need to cut a thicker material, like chipboard, or a whole stack of cardstock.
Back to the business side: I have both an inkjet and a small laser printer on the very end, one for color printing and the other for economical black and white printing. Next comes my computer (with cardstock stored in the kneehole beneath the computer), clear stamps and ribbon, sewing machine, and to the right of the sewing machine just outside of this picture, my light tent and photo lights. If I were to pick one main thing to change, it would be to clear off more of the countertop and find places to put some of the STUFF that's on my countertops. I am more productive when my room is tidy, and I really like visual "quiet space." But that means that I need to pare down my stash in order to make more space to put things away. Hmmmm. . .
In the closet I have three 6' x 2-1/2' utility cabinets, as well as three paper/cardstock racks, and a wire grid shelving unit with labeled cloth drawer bins. The closet is pretty full, but I can generally find what I need in it, and it keeps my room looking better than it would otherwise! If you have questions from what I've shared this week, please feel free to ask in the comments section, and I'll try to answer them if I can.
I hope you've enjoyed this storage and organization week! Be sure to visit the MFT Blog to see who else is participating in the craft room tour today. And check for specials while you're at it, okay? ;-)
Thank you for visiting,