Creative Colour Charts

Looking for ways the creat cool color charts? Then have a look at this idea using supplies from Lulu Art of course! Colour charts - I love to make them but often seem to fall into the trap of having them be purely for 'utility reasons' - I can be a little too practical on occasion. So I've been looking at ways to make them more exciting and interesting while still retaining their original purpose - which is show off... Read more →

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Tart-up those boring folders

OK - so hands up if you have one (or a bunch) of those boring folders at home - you know the sort you store plastic pockets inside, use as stamp binders, keep ephemera and ideas in ....... They might look a bit like this, they might have a plastic cover, they have 3 or 4 rings .... this sort of thing. So you saw these in my craft room a while ago - I have masses of them, big... Read more →

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Hutch Style Storage for Craft Room

OK I have this amazing space and gorgeous looking desk - I was determined to create something equally useful and gorgeous to go with it. I had been speaking in a previous post about buying a hutch - I looked high and low and couldn't find anything 'just right' for me, what I did find was too small, too big, too expensive, cost too much to ship and most of it would not make very good use of the space... Read more →

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Craft Room Clean Up - Step 1

Here is my first update for my Craft Cleanse / Craft Room clean up - Oh my what a mess! So before I could do much of anything I needed to move my craft desk. This meant moving everything off the desk so the desk itself could be moved. You don't realise exactly how much stuff you can fit onto a desk until it's sitting on your bedroom floor - my craft room/bedroom currently looks like this. I'm continuing to... Read more →

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Organising your Craft Room

I have spent the last 30 days scouring the internet, searching for storage ideas and inspiration, making decisions, sourcing items and scavenging supplies (yep me scavenging! Mrs I-Must-Have-It-Now) and I (and hopefully some of you) am now ready to put some of my plans into action. As I found out relatively quickly this task was never going to be quick or painless. Re-organising is messy, difficult, time consuming and often frustrating as you come across things that cannot be changed,... Read more →

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Day 19: There's No Way in just 30 Days!

LOL - it seems I was underestimating how long this may take - I didn't give enough thought to the fact that I first have to find the right storage solutions, then track them down, buy or make the solutions, then put them in place and then transfer my stuff into them! 30 days will not be long enough so I am extnding my Craft Room Clean Up/Cleanse until the end of May - giving me (and YOU) 60 days... Read more →

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Day 18: Excavating a Craft Room Pile

Do you make PILES in your craft room - I admit it, I make piles, not just one or 2 but many many piles, and when the piles threaten my life or limb (or the cats) only THEN do I put them away - hanging head in shame :O( So I decided to excavate one of my craft room piles - not quite what I expect my Archaeology Professor expected I'd be doing with that skill - but hey -... Read more →

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Day 11: Ten Tips for Lazy Crafters

Today I'm going to provide some tips for lazy crafters - based on observations of myself (a self-confessed lazy crafter) which I hope may be helpful for others. Tracy from Get Organised Blog mentions the following in Disorganised or Lazy? The site isn't about crafting or art organisation, but I felt that this, in particular might resonate with others, as it did for me..... “Clutter accumulates where energy stagnates & energy stagnates where clutter accumulates” Karon Kingston No wonder then... Read more →

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Day 10: Are you a Lazy Arty/Crafty Type?

Today I'm going to help you figure out if you are a lazy arty/crafty personality type - based on observations of myself (a self confessed lazy crafter). Now while not as scientific as the Myers Briggs personality test, it is based on careful observation - but seriously it's just for fun. Simply answer the following questions - each time you answer 'no' it's worth 1 point (a Yes is worth 0), if you score more than 5 out of 10... Read more →

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Day 7: The Craft Hutch

I have decided I NEED a hutch for my desk, or at least storage with the look and functionality of a hutch! Wikipedia defines the hutch as Hutch (furniture) Now usually used to describe a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and either drawers or cabinets. Hutches are often seen in the form of desks, dining room or kitchen furniture. Frequently referred to by furniture aficionados as a hutch dresser. Typically... Read more →

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Day 1: Craft Room Cleanse

Right - Day 1 of becoming better organised and creating my ideal crafting space, where to begin..... What do I want? I'd love something with some natural light - I hate creating under fluro lights :O( I'd like a room to myself, something with space for 2 tables so I can leave my paper trimmer and Vagabond out permanently I'd like a feature wall - something in calming green or maybe lilac or even black!!! I'd really like a tonne... Read more →

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30 Day Craft Room Cleanse - it begins April 01 2012

I'm going public, for the months of April and May 2012 I will complete a 60 Day Craft Room Cleanse. What does that mean? Well some of you may have seen the post about my ahem slightly overcrowded craft room (you can find it here if you missed it) it's time to do something drastic! I signed up for Rhomany's Whimsical Workspaces last year on Willowing and she totally went at her craft room like a whirlwind, in fact this... Read more →

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Small Confession about my Workspace

OK I have a small confession, I joined the art group Whimsical Workspaces over on Willowing as the gorgeous Rhomany promised assistance with tidying, organising and culling your art supplies - making your art room/table etc over into a better space to work and something more useable. Well I linked a video that I took over a year ago (you can see it here) which shows my art room and sooooo many people emailed saying 'gosh it's so neat', I... Read more →

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