I love looking at the craft spaces of other people, see the craft spaces category at right for more examples. Unfortunately, I don't have enough room in my home to dedicate a space only to crafts. What I do have is a very nice large dining room table that allows me to spread out. It's not my own personal space though and so it's a constant battle to keep things neat and presentable for guests, keep the table usable for things other than my crafts, and have enough space to work on my projects. I dream of the day when I can have a room totally devoted to crafts, but for now I have little patches of storage all over the apartment. Here are a few pics of my totally random storage, including some of my latest thrift store finds that I'm putting to use.
I have a few shelves on our make-shift credenza to store jewelry supplies. The green metal box at right was a thrift store find. It says Xerox on top and looks like it is intended to store photographic slides. I have no such slides, but for now it's good storage for beads.
These are a couple of great ceramic pieces I'm using to store markers and pliers. I like storing items like those vertically as it allows me to see everything with one quick glance. I'm a big fan of using thrift store finds for storage. It's cheap as heck for one thing. And secondly, the things you find are totally random and unexpected, which is all part of the fun. Who knew I'd be using a Xerox slide holder to store my beads?!
Finally, since I'm in a sharing mood, here are pics of one of my weekend projects. I used batik techniques to make these, waxing directly onto the cards, then painting in the outline and scraping off the wax once everything dried.
This is my favorite card:
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