Stickles or Distress Paint Storage Idea

I hope I don't sound obsessed here, storage in a small craft space like mine is a constant challenge so I'm often on the lookout for good ideas - is it bad I saw these in a catalogue and instantly thought 'oooooh I'll have to go and look at these and see if my Stickles or Distress Paints will fit?" Sigh - always supplies on the brain... Wall Mounted Nail Polish Organiser Stepped Nail Polish Holder Perhaps we should all... Read more →

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Custom Stationary Holder

Wow - I love Col's work - I mentioned him and his online business 'ColCraft' before when I had my wall mounted spray storage created and here I am again with another ColCraft creation. Now this one isn't entirely finished as I'm still mulling over it all - but couldn't wait to show you how it looks and what I'm doing with it. I've learned a great deal from this Craft Room Cleanse and one of the most important things... Read more →

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12 x 12 Paper holder

Sorry to have been so quiet recently - my poor computer died (5 motherboard replacements and still not working right!) and so for the last 4 weeks I've been waiting for my replacement machine to arrive - thank goodness for 3 yr warranties. In the mean time, I really have been busy and have continued with my Craft Room Cleanup. I have made, painted, decorated everything so that I can move it in the future, so even things which may... Read more →

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Day 28: Storing Metal Dies

Wow don't metal dies multiply when you're not looking! I was suprised to find I owned 20 when I bought this cute little purple Spellbinder Wizard Die Carrying Case case! Then I discovered it wouldn't fit the large Spellbinder labels dies I wanted to store in it - so I moved to these great magnetic binders. I don't remember where I first saw them in use, but I know Jerri Kay also uses them - the only thing I know... Read more →

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Day 23: Storing Adirondack Paint Dabbers

Paint dabbers - I have almost all of these little beauties produced by Ranger and they are making the drawer which I have them stored in rather heavy and difficult to open. I have them all upside down in an effort to make them easier to use (and for some reason I thought it would help to keep them from drying out). I am also now collecting the Jenni Bowlin colours - so the drawer won't be getting any lighter... Read more →

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Day 22: Storing Paper Punches

Now this should be easy for me as I have hardly any punches compared to some others I've seen - wow some people love punches! Me I have a very weak wrist, the kind where too much use causes it to kind of go numb and I have trouble holding things - very annoying - so I much prefer my Vagabond, but even I have around 20 punches of varying styles and sizes (of course very few are the same... Read more →

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Day 20: Ink Pad Storage

I can't be the only person out there with almost 100 ink pads to organise - yes I know that's a lot of ink pads, I also KNOW I am not alone (go on count yours, they add up faster than you expect!). It is now the time to figure out how I'm going to store these little guys as presently they are all over the place, draws, shelves, stacked etc. So I've done a little browsing and here are... Read more →

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Day 17: Storing Stationary

Sooooo I have rather a lot of pens, pencils, markers, inks etc - not as much as some (EG: the lovely Jane Davenport) but perhaps more than the average crafter - I tend to hoard and I rather like my markers, pens, pencils, crayons, pastels, neo colors, you get the general idea! Some of these items can be stored standing up (eg: Pencils or crayons) others need to lay flat (eg: gel pens). So what to do with my space,... Read more →

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Day 16: Storage items bought so far

Hi to all of the lovely people following this blog as I try and make my little space more useful, more organised and more 'me'. I have to say a HUGE thank you for all of the amazing ideas you are all sharing via the blog post comments and via email - I've had so many wonderfully generous people take time out to send me photos and suggestions, I'm totally overwhelmed by it (this means I've had a few tears... Read more →

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Day 15: Storing Paper Scraps

We all have them - but what to do with them? I'm hopeless with my paper scraps - they begin life as a pile on my desk (since the single draw I allocated for them is now full), end up in piles on the floor, I give them away, put them on top of shelves, store them in drawers, rarely remember to use them and gain more with every project! So I've been looking for a few good ideas about... Read more →

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Day 12: Storing Paper & Card

One of the things I identified as a nuisance was my paper/card storage. Basically it's too far away to easily access, there is no organisation or system - the colours are all over the place, the folders are crammed with so much I can barely lift them and this also means that the pages are half hanging out of the folders. Because they are heavy and jammed in together I am less likely to go to the effort of putting... Read more →

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Day 9: The Copic Tower of Terror must go!

This is the 'Tower of Terror' - identified as a potential danger in my craft room - for me this first thing that has to go! I have 8 Copic Block stands organised on a lazy susan base (I love these but just don't have the room to keep them), on top are 4 containers holding my most used paint brushes, specialty pens, most used ink pads, double sided tape, foam tape, small camera, colour charts (on large rings), roller... Read more →

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Day 5: Tempting Craft Storage Ideas

Gee whiz there are a lot of HUGE craft rooms online to look at - I can only dream. The storage ideas in some of them are phenomenal, but I don't know yet how to incorporate some of these into my little room. The following are ideas I'm currently finding tempting, but am not sure if they will be of any use to me... The newly released (April 2012) Revolving Storage Spinner 18" high and 12" diameter - if I... Read more →

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Day 3: Where is everything?

Next step - where is everything currently stored, I need to have a good look at my space and I have to be honest here - what's working for me and what isn't. This will be long and for those of you following you might not want/need to do this - feel free to skip. I found that this helped me really look at where everything is and if it would be better somewhere else (this comes into play in... Read more →

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