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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Craft Storage Most Popular | Alex - from IKEA - the most used craft storage unit?

When I recently had a look through my Pinterest Crafty Storage board to see what kept reappearing.

And the most popular item was the Alex drawer unit from IKEA. (Links for the UK IKEA site, search Alex on the main page of IKEA)

There is of course the tall thin version as well.

There are literally hundreds of units used by crafters and artists, and I cant feature them all but here there are some of my favourite photos of the Alex used to store crafts. ( Click on the photos for the link to their blog post for more photos and/or explanation!)

Anna's is one of my favourite as she has creatively remove the top two drawers to create an extra open tall drawer at the top.

Amy makes it a lovely sewing area desk unit.

I like how inside all these drawers there are extra organisers for smaller items, idea from Caprice.

Anita's used three of them to create a working island. Perfect for those die cutting machine as well as trimmer area.

Ikea Hackers has also a step by step tutorial on how to decoupage with old maps one of these popular units.

There is even a Flickr gallery (highly recommended) and a Hero Arts Flickr discuss groups on the Height and depth of them, Alex wide here and the tall and thin here

Or a Splitcoasters Thread on them which again I highly recommend to visit as it discusses the height of the drawers.

Kristina Werner has even done a video on hers:

Well, I have got one of those units and I have to say it lives up to the hype!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

Charmaine's beautification project

We all like a bit of pretty crafty storage, but sometimes we have to make it ourselfs. 

Charmaine shares on her blog here the process to turn her plain drawers into something more pretty.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Christine Emberson's craft room

This is what Christine says about her space limitations:
Unfortunately I do not have a window but I made up for it with bright wallpaper on one wall and keeping all furnishings nice and light.

So fear not, no matter how small or dark your space is you can always make it look better.

You can read more about Christine on her blog here and here.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Paper Scrap storage by Ellen Bornstein

Scraps of papers is the one single thing that no paper crafter can scape from.  

Ellen Bornstein sent me her idea the other day and I love it.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Melissa from Oh, Smudge Craft room

Melissa calls it her "new" rustic crafting space. I think it looks really good. I always like white furniture and bright colours.

As usual, you can see more photos a whole lot more explanation on her blog here.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Darcy Wilkinson: DIY Unmounted Stamp Storage

The talented Darcy Wilkinson has shared one DIY Unmounted Stamp Storage.

From this:

To this:

You can read and see all the step by step photos on the Paperartsy blog here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Haldi's DIY project

I love this submission by Haldi. I could see myself making one for my stickers, and thickers.

It is in Russian, but I think it is pretty self explanatory!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Carol Cel Scrap room tour

Carol's scrap room is a lovely space, full of craft stash and good ideas on how to store it all.

I love this media unit that opens up and all those Stampin Up goodies are there.

It fits a few avid crafters!

You can see a lot more photos on Carol's bloge, here.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

LeAnn's organisation ideas

I came across this blog post that I think shows a lot of good extensive organising.

I love this idea (not too different from mine for dies or punches), but in this case it is all neatly together on a ring binder.

Click here for a lot more on LeAnn's blog.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tammy Tutterow's studio

The amazingly talented Tammy Tutterow has a very well designed studio for proper work.

Look at all those dies! Tammy is part of the design team at

 And I absolutely love this spinner.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Nicole's DIY idea for distress ink pads

I posted earlier today a post on how Nupur had made a tutorial on how to make a DIY ink pad holder. Then i got a message from Nicole sharing her posts from three years ago. I am not implying that one copied the other, I know sometimes people come up with the exact same ideas without knowledge of each other, but since the dates are quite different I have reedited the post to include first Nicole's ideas.

Nicole made a tutorial 3 years ago on how to make the distress ink pad holder. Click here for the blog post.

Now Nicole has improved the idea and the Stampin Up ink pad shelves looks like above (made of grey card board). Click here for the blog post.

And this is Nupur's version.


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