Hey Elizabeth Kartchner here aka Dear Lizzy. Thrilled to be here on Workspace Wednesday to share some of my studio space. I am actually going to be changing things up here so it's fun to share what it looks like now before it changes.
There was once a beautiful time, full of rainbows and sunshine, when I had my own craft room. It was so bright and white and no one would take the time to go down to our basement and get into my stuff without me knowing or bother me. It was heaven.
I remember when I first started scrapbooking in grade school, I had an organization file my mom got me and it held everything I needed. It was pretty small but perfect for me. Over the years through high school and college I would take out my supplies, sit at the table and scrapbook my date dances, trips and holidays... maybe a few times a year. Then after I got married and we had our own place I had a desk in one of the condo bedrooms... but I found myself carrying my supplies and sit at the kitchen table to scrap while Collin was watching a movie.
Well, as much as I was loving my quiet space downstairs, where no one would bother me, I realized I never went down there either. Ever.
So one day we realized that we will needed that room for something else... so I moved my studio up into a family room we have. It's a rather big space but it's funny because as much as I don't like everyone getting into my stuff and I'm sure they don't like me yelling for my scissors every day. It works for us now.
And I guess either I am trying to make myself feel better for not having my own luxurious craft room right now, or I sincerly want to create where all the action is.
These hanging jars from Ikea are perfect to keep the stuff I use everyday off my desk but still in reach. Freeing up lots of space for my work area. Roller stamps in the first one, small tools, brushes and stapler and pencils and pens.
These wood boxes take up the space but hide not so cute things. You can't see them poking out the top because I use them for smaller items. In the big box has Mister Huey. Small jars on top are for sequins, wood veneer letters, and wood veneer shapes.
Here are some more jars for wood veneer shapes, stamps, and ribbons. These serve as decor and storage.
There are lots of washi tape thieves around these parts, so I have to keep them up high. I used this wood guy to hold them. He wasn't doing anything before that anyway.
On the other side of my desk are cubes, a sewing machine, and organization for supplies.
This bookcase needs some help, you guys. It has projects I am working on such as current scrapbooks so I can put the pages away as I finish them. Is that a neck pillow? See? Like I said, this place needs a little TLC.
I keep this metal basket right where I am working for things that I need to grab quickly and also to keep small items in the bowl that don't have packaging.
Thanks so much for letting me share a peek into my studio. I hope you make your space, no matter how big or small, work for you! Surround yourself with things that make you happy. Or no things - you don't need to be a clutter queen like me :) But make it your sanctuary to create in.