Now I will tell you....I have a big room for my crafting, but it isn't one of those Ikea-Showcase-Pretty-Colors-On-the-Wall-All-White-Cabinets-Afraid-to-Use-It kind of space. I am a very practical and functional type person...I try in a way to make use of the stuff I have so I have a None-Showcase-Mixed-Up-"Decor" sort of gal. But I'm fine with that.... I can usually find things pretty easily (I am a great one for the labeler!) when my room is cleaned up. I moved some of my wire racks and carts around too give me more space for my mounting paper collection. So now I have a clean room and that makes me not want to play in it! I'm too afraid of messing it up! LOL!!! I wish I could clean up as I go or clean up as I finish....but I just do most creativity with a huge mess around me! (You should see me when I cook!)
So without further ado...here is a picture of my work area (this is probably the only glimpse you'll get...you'll never see it this straightened up again!):
My shelves on the left look messy but really they are neat and I have my bling, rubons, some stamps, some tools, paper, etc there at my fingertips. I had my wire racks against the wall and was thinking about selling them...but what I did was pull them out...tie them together (I have two) and put my loose cardstock and printed papers by color in them. They are jutting out from my cutting/scoring table so I can easily get to the papers.
On the other side of the room I have MORE STUFF! I have my Cricut area, my sewing machine, my Cuttlebug and an extra trimmer. I'm using an old microwave cart for my Cuttlebug area (see? I make do with what I have!):
I also moved my paper scraps to another box I had (which I used to keep my clear stamps in before until I grew out of that box!)....this box is better than the one I had because it will keep 12 inch scraps in it. I keep my scraps near my Cricut because there are so many times you just need something small (like a scrap of brown to cut eyes out) so keeping it there is quite handy for me.
Here is a look inside the box:
I have one of the Clip it Up Ribbon Organizers where I keep a good bit of my ribbon and trims...I do have more stashed here and there but this is my go to ribbon:
Good price at Amazon for that right now....I should get another one! :)
And lastly...remember when I was looking for my pencils the other day to use with the Gamsol? Well, guess what I found right on my work table yesterday???
Happy Crafting and Happy Independence Day Weekend!