the other day, tara asked me how i organize my craft space. she was looking for ideas for her dining area, which ends up being the spot where her kids gather for creating things. it’s the same in my home and i sent her this quick photo of the kids’ craft storage next to the dining table.
it’s simple and it works for us for now. it’s just a wooden shelf with small bins. i got it from ikea (corey, stop rolling your eyes :-)). it sits on top of a hutch next to the dining table.
you might remember the printable labels i made and shared here before. (you can click the image below to view those labels for printing).
the labels were for the little bins you see in the photo. i like the bins, because they hide the visual clutter, make for quick clean up when mama (that’s me) hollers (i really do) “dinner!”…and since the labels are pictures rather than words, the youngest little crafter can help put things away. that’s the theory, anyways ;-)
the little green tray to the left usually holds scrap paper. there’s also a sliding door beneath the hutch which holds things like bottles of paint, extra paper and some arts and crafts books. the top of the unit, without fail, accumulates odds and ends and i try not to let it make my eye twitch.
i’m in the process of reorganizing where i keep my own supplies. i have a small studio in the basement with my sewing, knitting, paper and painting supplies. yes, it’s a studio. i do very important work there, usually with a shawl draped dramatically over my shoulder and a little black beret perched upon my head. don’t you?
no? neither do i. basically, i try to ignore the washing machine and furnace that encroaches on le studio and hope that the laundry pile does not engulf me when my back is turned. one day, i might share that space here. but i was hoping for this week’s archive dive, we could share posts about creative places and crafty organization. where do you create? is it at a computer? at the table? in a spare room? in a notebook? on the go?
share your links below. if you don’t have a post to share, feel free to comment below about what works for you. i know both tara and i (and maybe a few of you out there) would love to hear your ideas.
have fun, and have a great weekend.
i shared this post with sarah and her readers at thrifty decor chick. great blog full of ideas!