I just posted some pics to FB of my room "before" I cleaned it. (You can click HERE if curiosity is killing you!) Let me tell you, it was NOT a pretty sight! It took me almost 4 straight days of not eating, not showering, not taking care of my kids, and neglecting most household responsibilities. (Okay, I might be exaggerating a teeny weeny bit), but it took A LOT of time to purge, organize, and clean!
When you craft like a tornado like me, messes are inevitable. The problem is, I never, ever, seem to clean up! I think I was heading towards an episode of hoarders! ;)
This is my main desk. The items I use frequently are left out so I can grab them quickly. I like being able to see everything. (Which could be part of my problem!)
I took the time to organize my drawers. This is my sewing drawer, all neat and pretty. And now there aren't any stale Doritos or a random Swedish Fish in there. (Don't ask)
I have lots and lots of glitter. (I have lots and lots of EVERYTHING) But I use glitter ALL the time, so I leave it out for easy access right above my desk. Plus it looks pretty sitting there in all of its sparkly glory.
Moving down a bit is my little TV, my sewing machine, and my die cut machines. All of my drawers are filled with buttons, stickers, vintage papers, brads, and many other misc. items.
As you walk to the left you will see where I store my card stock. I also have organizers above my couch with ribbon, embossing powders, sprays, paints, and yes.....MORE glitter!
And speaking of the couch....I really want to get rid of it for more cabinets, but the hubby has no idea how we will get it out of the room. I personally wouldn't mind just taking a sledgehammer and taking it out in pieces, but he thought that was crazy.
But this girl needs more storage.
If you are standing where the die cut table is, this would be your view. I have a closet that is filled with MORE crafty supplies. And no, I didn't take a picture. But I should have, because I cleaned that too. It contains lots and lots of ribbon, 12 x 12 paper, and other paraphernalia.
I also have my manual die cut machines and dies there.
My craft room is upstairs next to my master bedroom. When I am sitting at my desk, it overlooks my hallway that leads to the downstairs.
Remember I said that I have ribbon in the closet? I have two very large drawers that have Ziploc bags of ribbon. I separated them by color. It's not a fancy system, but it works for me. :)
I have a pink chandelier. Need I say more?
When I saw this pink button in the tray of cream buttons, it made me smile.
I am the pink button in a world of cream colored buttons.
Or something like that.
Well, now you know where I spend most of my evenings.
It isn't a huge craft space.
It isn't very fancy.
It isn't magazine worthy, but it is my happy place.
It is where my mind can take a breather from the craziness of life,
and It is all mine.
And before I bagged, boxed, and threw away the extra craft supplies, I rolled around in it like they were hundred dollar bills. (Because when I think about the money I've spent.......)
Okay I didn't.
But I thought about it.
Have a wonderful day my friends!