Hi everyone! Els here, to show you a bit of my workspace. I don’t usually share a lot of pictures of my studio, because it is tiny and crammed. But I’m very happy to have my own space, and be able to leave my stuff out when I’m in the middle of a project. My craft space leaves room for a small craft table, a storage unit, and a chair. And that’s pretty much it.
Since I don’t have a lot of space, my room is pretty organized. And I try to tidy up after every project before I start to make a new mess. One of the biggest advantages of a small room, is that I have pretty much everything on hand all the time. The wall I’m facing has a couple of shelves with mostly smaller items, like these jars filled with buttons, wood veneer pieces, chipboard elements, and other small embellishments.
I love storing my supplies in cute bowls and jars, some of them even have a sentimental value. They pretty much hold my favorite items.
There’s this medium high storage unit when I turn around on my chair. In there are baskets and boxes with stamps, sticker sheets, and all other types of embellishments and tools.
This is one of my favorite items in my room. This storage unit once belonged to my grandfather, who made shoes. In his days this was filled with different kinds of small nails. I’m pretty proud to be having this in my room and being able to store my stuff in it.
In a big bowl on top of the closet, I store all my wood mounted rubber stamps. I just love having these kind of things on display.
There are two more important items in my workspace. One of them is this trolley I bought at Ikea. For me, with my small space, it has been kind of a life-saver. It can hold so much stuff. In the bowls and cups on the top of this trolley are some of the BasicGrey embellishments of the collections that I’m currently working with. It’s great to have them out like this, so I can effortless see what embellishments I have.
And last but not least, I have a shoe closet next to my door (also from Ikea), which holds all of my 12”x12” sized papers. Each of the drawers has a category of papers in them, one for all the cardstock, one for different brands of patterned papers, one for older collection packs, and of course one for the newer BasicGrey collections.
Ever since I’ve been in this room, I’ve learned my share about messes and storage ideas. And my system needs tweaking every now and then. But overall I’m really happy with what I have. I hope I was able to inspire you a bit with my workspace.
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