Saturday, January 22, 2011

From Your Heart to Ours ..... My Craftroom

Ok. I do apologize. my craft room is not the neatest. I have been organizing since my niece came to live with us and it has been slow going. Plus I am always adjusting things it seems. But I am still able to craft so thats a good thing.

Heart 2 Heart wants to see where you create this week. I have some pics, but some things were just too messy so I will describe them. My desk is actaully a door from my house back in MI. I love it because its has so much work space. It has two inset sections that I quite haven't finished with my idea. I was gonna put plexiglass in those sections so its completely flat. I wanted to make one into a giant light box. But until I do, I have my drafting board in one so I can stamp and just threw a plastic tablecloth so its easier to clean. (trying to get embossing powder out of the crevices suck). My first purchase on my own was a bakers rack. Its wood and 'iron' and i love it. I use it for storaging my mags and papers and its still changing what its stores right now. I use it as a very sturdy bookcase. Ok now for pics. I have been playing around with my paper storage. For non-ctmh I have accordian binders. CtmH I keep in the plastic for B&T and have the cardstock seperate. I got this cute basket on clearance for like $3 after xmas.
This is actually a holder for tea we had at B&N when I was working in the cafe. I took home alot of stuff that was garbage bound. The rolls of ribbon fit in perfectly. I still have to figure out what I'm gonna do with my loose ribbon. Right now they are in chinese take out boxes but those don't quite fit on the top shelf of this holder.

My ink storage. This is an old cassette storage cubby. I used it for my paint bottles before, but those are in a plastic tote. I made dividers out of cardboard so I can pull out just one stamp pad. And much cheaper then the storage cubbies i have seen online. I don't have all the colors yet, so when i do it will be filled at lot more. The other side is in transition right now. I have a couple of punches i want to put on the wall.

This is my great crafty idea section. I love when I get those. I got this on sale, but was never clear on how I was gonna use it (don't let my hubby know this). It is a wine glass holder that attaches under a shelf. I have my sponges on binder clips and just slid them in. Now the can air dry and I can read the lable easily. No more digging thru a pile to find the brown sponge. I have a couple of daubbers just hangin in the back. I bent a paper clip to hold the up. For my reinkers, I just put an o-ring on the cap and the just slide right in. If I don't want to remove them all, I just remove the cap and it comes right down.

Here's the wine rack again. Below it I made my own clip it up. The metal is actually from a lamp I found on the side of the road. I have 3 more pieces of it. I like being able to see my items at a glance. Now if I could only find my black mini medley that I lost before being able to use. :(

I know its not the most glamourous room, I mean it is in my laundry room. But it works. And it keeps my hubby happy that I'm not all over the place (sorta). But I also know with army life, I might not be here long.


  1. Nikka - I love the creative storage ideas that you've come up with for your wall! Not only are they functional, but they look great, too. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

  2. Great space!! I find the way you have your reinker set up really clever.

  3. Wow! What great ideas! I just love that wine rack! What a creative way to store your sponges, daubers, and re-inkers. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H this week! *Ü*

  4. Aren't you just the clever one? Awesome ideas to repurpose those storage racks! Thanks for sharing them with us at H2H!

  5. Wow! Nikka,
    I love how you think out of the box! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!!!