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Monday, December 27, 2010

Ink pad storage

I don't know about you, but I've always struggled with Ink pad storage, and I've always wanted something specific, but couldn't obtain one from the UK that would fit my Stampin Up ink pads. Santa (disguised as my husband, or is that the other way around) left one he'd made himself hung on one of the walls of my craft room on Christmas eve.

What do you think?

One day, I will have my craft room finished and I will show you pictures of the whole room ...

BTW If you'd like something similar I know that Craftracks in the UK sell storage racks but sorry the SU pads are too big for the multiracks.

Edited to say that after many requests I've updated my original post on my blog with design details :O) Merry Christmas

Posted by AuroraDawn

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A great studio

Sometimes the greatest ideas come in the smallest packages. And this is one of them. We often forget that having a great space to create is not about size it is about creativity and what inspires us to create. Some are lucky and have amazing rooms, others have just amazing spaces in their cupboard.

Check more photos including the before and after here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bear with us

This is just a quick message to explain why there hasn't been many posts lately. Well, as you can imagine the road to Christmas is as busy time for us at the Crafty Storage team as is for anyone, so we have all been busy with work, family and other commitments.  
Hopefully, once we pass Christmas we can resume the posting more often as before.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rose's Metal Die Storage

Metal dies are all the rage (as you can tell by all the ideas lately to store them!)

Here's another idea from Rose, over at Something You Occasions. She uses stamp binders and magnetic sheets to securely hold all her dies!

(photo courtesy of Rose at Something You Occasions)
What I love about this solution is that when the binder is closed, all the dies are contained within it - no worries about one slipping out! Hop over to Rose's blog to find out more.

Posted by Jessica

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Amber's Homemade Ribbon Rack

Here's a great way to store ribbon! Amber over at All Fresh and Clean! bought this old spice rack (for only TWO dollars!)
(photo courtesy of Amber at All Fresh and Clean!)
and made it over into a super cute ribbon rack!
(photo courtesy of Amber at All Fresh and Clean!)
Head over to her blog for more details. Make sure you tell her Crafty Storage sent you!

Posted by Jessica

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Die Storage

Chris Simon has taken Dawn McVey's Metal die storage idea and altered it slightly.

Each uses just a quarter sheet of cardstock and the pouches are made from plain clear envelopes (no sewing!)

In Chris' words ....... Quick, easy, and cheap!

To see the full post on Chris' blog, Colorful Om, click here

Friday, December 03, 2010

Cardstock Storage

I love this clever cardstock Organization, never gets old. This one comes from Rachel.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Alissa's Craft Room

Alissa of 33 Shades of Green is not only an Interior designer, but also a crafter, she has sewing projects decorating projects and a fabulous space to do it all in.
I love the old table that beam on the bottom with the sewing machine on it seems so practical.

She uses lots of nice jars to store her supplies, always visible and neat.

Lots of inspirational touches sprinkled around.

For more visit her blog 33 Shades of Green, you might want to tour the rest of her house its worth a trip.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Carol's multi space studio

Carol's studio has sections or spaces for scrap booking, card making, sewing & quilting, plus general crafts & a computer station. 

Click here for more photos.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Agitte's craftroom and her storage idea's blog

Next month Agitte will celebrate her 25th aniversary in the craft business. She enjoyed: making dollhouses, embroidery, painting, scrapbooking, stamping, papercrafting, etc. She also loves organising. Through the years she found many great storage idea's. So a couple of months ago she started a blog with her great idea's, but you can also find storage idea's from other crafters.
Agitte's blog: Creagitjes storageblog.
Agitte's craft blog: The Life of a Stamp and Copic Addict

Agitte's craftroom:

Some of Agitte's great storage idea's:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harriet's idea: Copic (or any pen) storage

Love this idea from Harriet Hensley. A silverware holder, as seen in a cafeteria or restaurant. An additional advantage is the plastic holder can be removed and taken to your work table.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christie's studio

So well organized.

So many different things to look at!

Love her ink pad solution

As well as her Glitter glues.

Click here for her blog. Is full of photos and explanations.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cheri's craft room transformation

A multi-talented crafter, Cheri at I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar! transformed her craft room from blah to WOW!

Here's a photo of the "before:"

You can also see her in progress posts here and here.

And here's Cheri (and her boys) to give you a tour of her updated room:

She has some super fun ideas, including an amazing peek-a-boo door to her sons' playroom next door!

You can also see the post about her room on her blog. Be sure to leave her a comment, and let her know that Crafty Storage sent you!

Posted by Jessica

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Its Baack!!!

The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker (it has great ideas for other crafts too) is back in print and available in a paperback format trough this fabulous book went out of print about 3 years ago and has been selling for upwards of $40 on ebay! It is full of ideas and teaches you what style of storage works best for you trough diferent excersises.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ron's fab stickles idea

As soon as I saw this idea I was in love with it. Such as neat one, and on a budget too. Perfect example of crafty storage.

Check the exact details on how Ron did it on his blog here.

And here for the post on the Adirondack acrylic dabbers stand.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moy's Studio

Moy's studio is full of stuff. Full of ideas. Check her blog here and her post about her studio here.

Here there is one of her ideas.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Amy's fabric and clothes storage

The day before yesterday Amy showed us how she stores her patterns, today a bit more on how she stores other stuff.

Amy's cleverly used Ikea's shelves to store fabrics clothes and more. Click here for her post in her blog with more photos.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lucie's stamp storage

I received a few weeks ago this submission by Lucie. I love it, it is crafty in more ways than one as it recycles a craft product. This is what Lucie has to say:
I try to give a second life to stuff that would usually go to the recycle bin.  In this case, I used the 12x12 packaging from Fancy Pants (the one you buy felt or stamps in) and put my stamps in it.  I punched 3 holes and placed them in a 12 x 12 3-ring binder.  I love this storage because I don't loose any stamps. 
Check here her blog post

Friday, October 29, 2010

A tour of Jennifer Ellefson's Creative Space

Jennifer Ellefson has posted a tour around her beautiful craft space

I love the all the white - isn't it peaceful, just perfect to be creative in.

Jenn's main desk area - and in her own words "I like having things within reach, so there are lots of neat little storage options. It all appears to go together, but in reality, it doesn't! ;) I just keep my eyes peeled for good storage pieces, preferably those that go vertical with a small footprint so as not to take up too much space on the surface. If it isn't the right color, I usually just paint it!"

And a second work surface holds her sewing machine, die cut machine and copics

And a closer pic of her copic storage

To see more photos of Jenn's craft space click here, or here for the main page of her blog.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Michelle's craft room

Take a look at Michelle's craft room

I love the clean and simple look and all that hidden storage.

For more pictures and ideas please stop by her blog The Card Grotto and scroll down the right hand side to find the link to her craft room pictures.


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