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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

100 Reasons to Get Rid of It

Fantastic article at Martha Stewart site for all of us hoarders of all sorts of bits and bobs.


Jennifer Mcguire (one of my favorite stamping designers) has a post here with storage questions and answers in her blog from her readers. Worth a look!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jenn's studio

Jenn has lovely and simple storage ideas and you can see loads of photos here (Flickr)
I love how Jenn has decorated her drawer set to sort die cut alphabets shapes, here, and the rail system allows her to have at hand paints and tools, here.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just because...

... I have received some emails and comments on other websites, I need to make some changes and made things clear in this blog.

The intention of this blog is to share ideas on how to store craft items (scrapbooking, sewing, stamping...) from crafters. The intention was to post ONLY photos and text sent in by the authors or a friend with the authorization from the author. As it happened, more than once that didn't happen. I posted things thinking I had the permission from the author without having the written consent and therefore got into a little bit of trouble.
When I knew I did not have the permission I said so in the blog and commented that if the author had any problems with the link and photos being posted here, they should say so as there wasn't a way to contact them. I also would like to make clear that I never Hot-linked as I always download the photo onto my computer.

However, if someone posts something in Youtube they have to assume it can be imbedded in any blog, website that allows Youtube posting. It is not stealing ideas or anything. It is not a thing that is possible with Youtube, it is something that Youtube facilitates, actually I would go further and say that Youtube encourages embeding videos in other websites. Therefore, I assume that if something is in Youtube it is ok to posts as long as I don't receive an email saying the opposite.

So, for the future, I will only post entries that are one of the following:
- have been sent by the author of the idea.
- videos from Youtube (unless I receie an email requesting me NOT to do so!)
- and for all the others ideas just plain old links.

Of course that will mean much less entries, less pictures and so on. But I can not spend my time looking for pictures, then asking for permission, witing for it, and if they care to reply then post it. It takes too much time.

So, please send your ideas or just pictures of studios. They don't need to be pretty, nor amazing nor huge, just real life crafty storage.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Thanks to Renske and Debby for the award. I know it has rules in which I have to link to five more blogs. So just just have fun and go to any five blogs listed here!

Shimelle Laine's studio

And it yummy! Click here to see more photos, and here to go the blog of this super talented scrapbooker and cupcake baker.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Betty's Stamp Room

I think is worth to note that it is an small room (for US standards) but it is pack with products and lovely ideas on how to make the most of the space and store all the essentials.

PS: I found the video in Youtube, so I have no link to the blog/website of the owner of this studio. Since it had the option of embedding the video I assume it is fine to post it here, but if you are Betty and are not happy about being featured here let me know!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jennifer Mcguire's studio

You HAVE to check it up here. Jennifer has even done a video tour of it!
For the main page of her blog, click here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Amber's studio

Lovely cream studio click here more pictures and explanation. For the main page of the blog, click here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kelli Crowe's studio

This was posted in Two Peas in a Bucket, but since is Youtube I assume it's ok to post it here.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Studio links

Over at Two Peas in a bucket blog, Cindy posted here loads of photos of her studio. It is worth a visit for all sorts of ideas, as well as Robyn Werlich here.
Also, check out this entry at Scrapscene with loads of links here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Maja Kaučič stamp storage process

This is the way how Maja stores her unmounted rubber stamps.

You can read and see Maja's work here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Susan K.Weckesser' Studio

In Susan's words:

This studios came about because of my love of crafting and art and my concern of how the world is changing around us. I teach classes to all ages bot in my studios and online. I also travel a bit in order to kit. I like to emphasize the power that the scrapbooker really has. We see some many things through are camera that many other people don't see. As it says in my website we have the opportunity to do good with are work. This is what my studio and I are challenging all scrapbookers! We can do it!

You can read more about Susan here.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Crafts By Chris

Attention Bead lovers: Chris from Crafts by Chris has posted images from her studio. Click here to go directly to the studio entry and here for the main page of her blog, really worth a look, her creations are beautiful.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Full Circle

Funny how things go around. Through Google I found Valerie's blog and found this post.

I am very happy that someone has bought the ribbon holder from Jeff and more importantly is really happy with it. To go to Jeff's blog click here.

So please, Jeff and other inventors or storage manufacturers, email me with your websites. After all, we crafters not only enjoy IKEAs crafty storage but also the fabulous made for purpose storage.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lori Mancini's studio

Lori Mancini studio is really inspiring, loads of little good ideas.
Click here for photos and explanation of things. Here to go directly to the main page of Tara's blog.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Michelle Wooderson' studio

Michelle Wooderson has uploaded images and explanation of her studio. As I can\t find a way to contact her to ask for permission to post pictures here, I can't show them to you here. But, if you click here you will find her post.
I specially like the pegboard used to store ribbon and the magnetic tins store upside down to maximize storage room.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kirsty Wiseman's studio

Click here to see more photos and her explanation -she is a funny lady, so it's always a good read. For the main page of her blog, click here.
I love the use of an old type drawer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Becca's foam blening idea

From this:
To this:

So if you would like to know how Becca has done it step by step click here. And for the main page of her blog, click here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Patti Beham's ink blending foam storage idea

Long time ago, Patti Beham sent me the link to her blog entry on how to make this lovely little set of foam storage drawers, and of course, somehow I have only now manage to post it.

What I like about the project is the crafty aspect of it. It is 50% papercraft project, 50% storage project. If you would like to see how it is done, click here -there is even a video.

Dawn McVey's studio

Love this studio, a true stampers one, with everything very nicely organized. It belongs to Dawn McVey, you can go to her blog so check her great projects here. and if you fancy more pictures of her studio, click here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Violet Skiles's studio

When it comes to beautiful studios, well this is pretty much up there with the best. I particularly the island in the middle that is high for scrapping but with Violet has a two stools as well.

Also I loved the Closet. I think it is perfect to take note of how to take advantage of small and weirdly shaped areas.

And of course this wood unit ... makes me want one!

For more photos and proper explanation by Violet, click here.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Dina's Nestabilities storage idea and studio

Dina uses a rail to store punches and the Nestabilities. For the latter ones, Dina got some S hooks from Ikea (the rails are from there too) and then made little tags so she could know what they are.

Also I would like to ad this photo of her studio:

You can see more photos and explanation here.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Luisa ribbon storage idea

A clever idea using straws to hold small amounts of ribbon.

You can see more photos and more ideas here.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Emma's studio and storage ideas

This is a picture of the whole space. It doesn't look much but you should have seen the amount of space i used to work in. This is like crafting in Paradise compared to

To store the unmounted stamps Emma uses clear 12x12 boxes which are 1" wide allowing her to use top and bottom to stick my stamps on. Wooden stamps are kept in the thinner satchels top right hand side of the desk.
to see more pictures of Emma's studio click here. For the main page of Emma's blog, click here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Marlene Ashby's studio

Marlene says that she is really spoilt as she has a lovely craftroom all to herself. The room is just oposite to the lounge so Marlene can just nip in and out when watching the kids, the telly or being on the laptop doing her blogging. You can read more about it here. For the main page of Marlene's blog click here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I have just discovered this site,, which is has a very similar concept as craftystorage. It is fantastic, so I truly recommend to spend some time looking around organizedscrapbooks. Check the planner section here. The only thing is that is not updated very often.
Scrapjazz has an E-Book on organizing the scrap space. It is quite well written and informative for those who are planning a new craft room.
Also, i loved this feature at country living, which has nine photos and some tips, and then this other article is quite interesting as gives ideas on where you can make your mini/super craft room.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rita Weiss

The super talented Rita Weiss has an entry about her studio in her blog. Click here to read about it and here for the main page of her blog.

Monday, July 21, 2008

CHA - 1

Although I didn't go to CHA, I have research the net for the new crafty storage that different companies have launch. Lets start with Making Memories.

This drawers that fit into the Embellishment centre (bellow). For more info click here.

Also, Making Memories have launched the Slice and with it the storage little unit and the cartrige holder bag (the black bags on the right had side). For more info, click here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stamps to help us being organized

Technique Tuesday has designed the top set of acrylic stamps that has all the names of the stash, perfect to make coordinating labels for the front of drawers, holders...
You can check Technique Tuesday blog here, and their main website here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

An award

Thanks Louise Edwards who gave this blog the award.
Ok, I know that this award has some rules and that I need to pass it on. However as this is not a personal blog, i think it wouldn't be fair to select seven personal blogs.
I just invite you to visit all the links that you can see on the right hand side column!

Yvette O'Dowd Studio

Yvette's studio is one that offers her flexibility which she loves as she can change it when needed it.
For more photos click here, to see Yvette's work click here.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Robson & Mason Haberdashery's ideas

Laura runs Robson & Mason Haberdashery and she is passionate about everything creative but she believes that she must keep it tidy.

She stores buttons in great tubes which you can sew your favorite button on the end.
Jam Jars with different things stored inside.
Ribbons stacked onto of one another.

Mixed Beads stored in glass bowls, for when your hands feel like they need to be dipped in beads.
Bead Boxes are great for storing one type of bead.
Test Tube stands are great for storing tubes of beads.
Bobbin boxes keep bobbins neat and untangled.
To find more info on Robson & Mason Haberdashery, click here.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Kristin Gate's studio

Kristin Gate doesn't have a large space, just a corner of her bedroom, but she has used every square inch out of it while still maintaining the style that she likes.
You can read more about her studio here and check her blog here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Nacy Riley's studio ideas

In her own words:

My pegboard is probably one of my FAVORITE storage solutions! I love having frequently used tools within reach without digging through drawers and cabinets! It's inexpensive too!
My pegboard organization looks a little different since the last photos. That's one thing about any craft, especially papercrafting ... organizaiton is a huge part of it, especially when new products are purchased.

You can access Nancy's blog here. For more store ideas by Nancy, click here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Debby de Wilde's ribbon storage idea

In Debby own words:
A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning out my linen closet (When you buy new clothes you need to get rid of some too) and I found the two little hangers that were used in stores to hang mens ties on. And my brain got working and I had my ribbon storage.
here are comparable systems on the market, but this one is FREE!

You can see her work and more photos here.

Patter Cross's idea

Patter uses Quickutz magnetic folders, simple idea but it works great!
To see her work and bit of her life here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jacqui Heffner's Studio

This is the craft area as seen from Jacqui's kitchen: the craft area is in one corner, the TV is in the opposite corner of the room. As Jacqui has limited space in her home, her goal was to create a craft area out of existing shared space.
Jacqui already had the sewing cabinet so now she uses for stamping, just had to purchase some shelves and plastic storage drawers.

I love this idea, close up of the wall behind where Jacqui seats there is this silver holder which is actually a tray for the kitchen table. Jacqui has there the background stamps that she uses the most here, as well as a few favorite stamps.

You can see more of Jacqui's Studio area here and if you would like to see her blog, click here.

Melissa Gunter Studio

You can see Melissa's work here.


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