Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A WOYWW Tour

Eeeeeaaaakkk! It's Wednesday already and that means that Ms. Julia Dunnit is hosting another WOYWW. 

Can I just say that looking at crafting areas is almost as addicting as crafting itself?!  It took me a few days, but I managed to look at all the links last week.  I love seeing what others are working on, and their crafting spaces too!  I won't guarantee that I will make everyone's desk each week, but I'll give it my best!

I have gotten into the (?) good habit of trying to clean up the aftermath of the disasters that are created after  finishing up my projects before I move onto the next one.  Believe it or not, I even completed some more of the "mass production" school staff birthday cards after my last post on Monday, that are needed for this month.  And I cleaned up my area so that is it fairly presentable.  So I thought that I would share some pics of what my space looks like since I don't have anything in progress today.

My crafting area is in the spare bedroom.  It was to be the Toad's "man cave".  But somehow, I, uhhh, kind of took over (I have offered to clear out a space by the window for him to put a table so that he can work on his models while I create.  So far, all I've gotten is glares and mutterings about "this was MY space" as he leaves the room.)  It is not TOTALLY my space as it does have some "junk" that I/we have just not dealt with since moving in (uhhh....about 10 years ago!), but for the most part, yeah.  It's my area! LOL!



The first picture is from the angle of me standing in the doorway, looking to my right, which is where my desk is.  The wooden unit was a gift from the Toad several years ago (shhhhh.....don't tell anyone, but he really does spoil me by buying "stuff" that makes my space easier to create in!  He likes to complain, but in reality, he is my biggest fan! ).  The unit houses most of my SU inks and markers from days gone by.  I really should move my Distress inks to this as I use them more, but I'm just too lazy! Different pens, pencils, my tape dispenser, rulers and such are kept in the Pampered Chef tool caddy. My copics are kept on my desk with my color chart.

 The far left pile of paper is a mix of recipes I've printed off and the list of staff members birthdays.   The other pile is the "Here Mom" pile.  Which covers my Bamboo tablet. 



Next is looking straight forward from the door.  The shelves hold family books and alterable items.  The b/w folders hold my unmounted stamps.  The chest above it holds various embellishments.  The shelf below has some metal pails that hold different glues, paint brushes, large sponges and such. 

The little rocking chair belonged to the Toad as a child.
And of course, there is the "junk pile".  Stuff that needs to be dealt with that I just stack neatly and try to ignore.


Next is the wall behind my desk.  I store my ribbons and more embellishments in the clear containers.  The black storage containers hold my Sizzix dies and embossing folders. My Big Shot and Cuttlebug are also kept here. The metal containers hold small sponge daubers, my alcohol inks, some crackle paints and glue dots/dimensionals. The baskets hold envies, electronic cords, tools that are not used as much as well as miscellaneous embellishment and alterable items.  The big green storage unit holds scrapbooking supplies from days gone by! You can see a peek of the wrapping paper container (and not seen~ rolls of wrapping paper) that is kept behind the door. I store SU In Colors and my Distress Inks in these ink cubbies. Obviously, my punches are stored here too.  Projects that I haven't given away yet are displayed on the top. Peeking behind them is another embellshment holder that keeps buttons, brads, and eyelets organized.




The sliding door closet is to the right of my desk. Obviously, this is only half of it! LOL! This is where I store all my SU sets as well as my papers (kept in Cropper Hopper paper storage units).  The containers on the floor would be all my photos and memorabilia.  Storing them this way, makes them easy to grab and load in the truck during fire season!  And of course there is the "junk"  that again, I try to ignore!

The paper shredder (with my Three Faces of Suzi that still needs to be hung up!) sits on top of clear storage drawers that hold my small tubes of acrylic paints.


This last shot is under my desk.  The black storage container holds all my SU paper scraps in vanilla folders, sorted by color.  The Cropper Hopper paper holder is filled with papers that I'm using for works in progress.  Behind that is another file storage unit that holds paper scraps from various companies, sorted by color.  The black bag holds frequently used tools, such as my stampamajig, my acrylic blocks and cropadile. 
The house file and printer is also kept there.  

So! That is my space! Not as lavish as some, but it works for me!  Someday I'll get motivated and give the walls some color, but that chore is not high on the "improvement" list! LOL!

Thanks for dropping by again today!  I'll try to have a more "exciting" desk next week!
'Till then...................

31 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Hi Starla! Thanks so much for sharing your space today. I loved seeing where you create....pretty spiffy space! I love each and every piece of metal art you do...I must be one of your faithful followers. Hehehe

Chelle said...

What a great room. There is plenty of room to add Toad..just tell him to go deal with the pile of stuff that you don't want to deal with. At least this way it is a "craft" room..even though men don't like to admit that their models are craft time. 103

Andria said...

Happy WOYWW, didn't have time to join in myself this week, but couldn't resist a good nosey around anyway. Great creative workspace.

Andria said...

Happy WOYWW, didn't have time to join in myself this week, but couldn't resist a good nosey around anyway. Great creative workspace.

Dorcas said...

Wow, what an awesome workspace! I love it!
Hugs,
Dorcas #99

Darcy said...

oooooo NICE space, large and bright and airy, I have the spare bedroom too, only it is crowded and dark lol and ther is only me in it.

Hope you join our new art blog, there is no pressure just a fun prompt each month. x

Shaz in Oz. said...

Wow, Starla your spot is totally organised beautiful to behold... thanks so mcuh for sharing,
Shaz in oz.xx

Lionelsa said...

I like your place. Looks like it's very comfortable.

SDCrafts said...

Can you get hold of Really Useful Boxes? The containers that go inside, turned on their side - that's my cubby holes Starla! Your desk is lovely an the Pampered Chef tool caddy - inspired! Shirley #52

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Happy WOWW! love your space! hee hee my bf want to move in my space and told him nope find your own. he has been complaining that he doesn't get to spend time with me. i say nope this is my time away from you. lol he didn't like that just smile bc he knows the truth I would hurt him with all my crafting. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my blog.

Scrapcollectr said...

Oh, I'd say it's pretty lavish! hee hee. It looks very inviting. Kinda motivates me to use my space more effienciently (my real space that is, I mostly share my "satellite studio" on WOYWW...) Thanks for visiting and do check out the bow making tutorial I posted about. It will change how you look at bow making! Lol
Have a nice day!
#14

Nicky said...

Wow love your craft space - so much room and so much stuff - oh to dream of a room for crafting ~ Nicky no.9

Carola Bartz said...

You have a lovely craft space! Like it a lot. Hope your sniffles don't turn into a cold.

Twiglet said...

Great work space Starla and I really love the metalwork pic below. It reminded me of my humingbird needle felted picture that I made last year - if you are interested...
http://twiglet5.blogspot.com/2010/05/to-thrill-hummingbird.html

karen said...

You have a great organized space! I am still trying to completely push my dh out of my craft room but he keeps hanging in there, lol!
I checked out your Three Faces of Suzi piece and WOW that is incredible! I love Suzi Blu and you have really made that stamp into a great art piece!
Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo Karen

Neet said...

Nice space and I love the wooden tower that Toad bought you several years ago.
I r=eally enjoyed the tour. Thanks.

okienurse said...

very nice crafting area! Thanks for sharing!
Vickie

butlersabroad said...

You have an amazing and beautifully organized space Starla, love it. No wonder you want to keep it for yourself!!

Hugs
Brenda 89

MaggieC said...

Such a beautifully tidy and well laid out craft room, with a great view. I cannot imagine how I would be able to rescue my treasures in the event of an emergency. We seem to have so many photos and videos of family. Hope you don't have too many reasons to grab yours in a hurry. Thanks for popping in to visit my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Sam said...

Wow!! When can I move in? Love your space! Be patient with your machine. They are like men. You need to have a little outburst with them to redraw the line. I am having similar problems with my laptop but I do think it is jealous that I had a new main computer and spend most of my time on it - like now!! Have a good week! Sam aka Hettie #125

Poppit said...

Wow - great space. I love that wooden unit the 'toad' bought you (and am ever so curious as you why you call him that!!!)

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful craft space! Love the wooden storage thingy! Thanks for visiting.
Susan xxox #24
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Leonie said...

thanks so much for sharing- wonderful space
happy belated WOYWW!
xx fairy leonie #21

Theresa said...

Hi Starla - congrats on making it to everyone's workdesk! Really enjoyed seeing your space and am marveling at your organization skills:) Happy WOYWW!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Thanks for the tour of your space, we are all so nosey, and it is so interesting to see where everyone else works! Judith xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's a wonderful room...now I see the full size of it I kinda get why the Toad feels put out - man there's room for four of us in there! How gorgeous of him though, and I love the wooden unit he bought you - may need a close up of that please!

Kathy said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful craft space you have. I'm hoping that in a few weeks time, mine will be as ordered and organised as this.....

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful workspace! I am truly envious of your spinning bit with all the goodies. So organized. Don't you love Ott Lights? TFS :D #101

lisa said...

What a wonderful room you have for creating in and all so beautifully organised. I love the little ink holder thingy you have on your desk, everything lloks to be too hand very easily and the little rocking chair is so sweet. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting me.
Hugs Lisa (127)

Holly #128 said...

What a great space you have.. I love the windows!Looks like you can get pretty creative in that space!

kaiandkristi said...

Wow! I would love to have a craft room!! Ahhhh...someday maybe. Looks really well organized too!