Crafty Tuesday

I have been spending all of my free time in my craft room for the past two weeks.

Not that I have any crafts to show today…but I ask you to behold the awesome-ness that is my new and improved scrap/craft area. Clean, organized, ready and waiting.

Everything in a place

It is a Type A’s dream, let me tell you.

A few months ago, we bought a more practical and useful desk, so my scrap cubes got condensed over into the corner and they have been languishing over there, ever so unhappily with my infrequent visits. Then I went in search of some ribbon to make a collar for a stuffed animal and realized – the amount of ribbon I have is…riDICuLOUS!

So, I broke down and bought the clip-it-up ribbon organizer. I figured there was no way I was going to get the time, supplies and gumption together all at the same time in order to fashion some sort of ribbon holder, so I spent the money, and just look at it there on the wall!

Ribbon! Ribbon! Ribbon!

And once I had organized all the ribbon, it started a snowball effect. Now I had an empty drawer and an empty box, so I started organizing the other drawers and pretty soon…every brad, every piece of paper, every embellishment had a new home.

And I started finding little trays, jars, and cans and re-purposing them. The tall can here is from my mocha powder, and the shorter, fatter one used to have Zingerman’s macaroons in it. (Mmmm…Zingerman’s. Macaroons.) I just covered them with some pretty paper and now I have some cool new storage tins.

New holders

I am on a roll. If I were a closet or a drawer in my house, I would be a little scared right now – or maybe excited, I’m not sure which! One thing is for sure, it makes me so anxious to get in there and create something. Now!

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17 Responses to “Crafty Tuesday”


  1. 1 carey February 17, 2009 at 4:52 am

    it looks great!!

    if you are looking for things to organize you could fly out here- i could use the help/motivation! ha! 🙂

  2. 2 MGF February 17, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Wow… You know you are making all of us jEaLoUs.

    Seriously looks great.

  3. 4 thelandofka February 17, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Wonderful job! I am insanely jealous of how organized it all looks. That looks like a space someone could actually get things done…and find the things they want to get it done.

    I spent a good part of the weekend at my dining room table scrapping up part of 2008. Of course, no pictures yet. It was a terrible mess and I lost half of my stuff in it LOL. I NEED a craft room. So bad! I made a few skirts, too (had yesterday off for PD), but only have one up. It was my prototype for the skort I wanted to make and it fit so I got one more done after the kids went to bed. Sorry, the swimsuits didn’t make it on the agenda this weekend. Hopefully this week.

  4. 5 Elisa February 17, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Can you share a little of your Type A with me so I can get my craft area organized??? I want to craft so badly – and yet – the thought of entering that messy area just turns me off. I just don’t know where to start!!!!

  5. 6 Kate W. February 17, 2009 at 7:13 am

    I am green with envy!!! I love ribbons too!

    * Thanks for the well wishes- I had a great time scrapping all weekend!!

  6. 7 Jen February 17, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Your craft area looks wonderful. You did a great job. Can I hire you to come to my house? My craft area (which happens to be in the garage-ICK) is SO disorganized. I would like to say you inspired me, but really you just made me jealous. I like to use the excuse that I don’t have enough room (which is true), but really I am just messy.

    I posted some of my latest creations today.

  7. 8 MelodyA. February 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    That is awesomeness! Seriously. Man, I need to get my craft room done. How many times have I said that? I would be in there allllllllll the time.

  8. 9 Christina February 17, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. It is amazing, Carrie! Every woman’s dream – even non-scrappers like me! Wow.

  9. 10 susiej February 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    That’s my dream too!

  10. 11 Dawn February 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Wow! That looks awesome! I love a freshly organized place~

  11. 12 MommyBrain February 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, that’s amazing!

  12. 13 armywifeforlife February 19, 2009 at 1:06 am

    That’s awesome! You’re SO invited to our house when we move to get everything organized in it’s place. My scrapbook supplies was strewn over six rubbermaids before we moved (and I cringe seeing how it all makes it there).

  13. 14 Maggie February 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Wow! I am totally jealous of your gorgeous organization! And of your craft corner in general! I need to take a page from your book and get organized!

  14. 15 msscatter February 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I’m hanging a new kitchen cabinet tomorrow (we suddenly need more storage). Wanna come over???

  15. 16 golightly February 25, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I’m on my way over to your craft room!! Love it.

  16. 17 golightly February 25, 2009 at 12:22 am

    seriously, if I came over, I’d probably stand there and drool.


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