Over at Crafts Unleashed last week, I published a post giving a sneak peek into my craft studio. Really it was a peek I wasn't that comfortable with. I worked right up until Christmas Eve on craft projects for several clients. Christmas really is the busiest time for most crafters, myself included, and I was feeling disheveled and my studio was absolutely a mess. I decided to work on my craft space all this week and add a few more pictures here on my blog.
My "numero uno" problem is that I have a ton of craft supplies and a tiny little studio. My studio is off in the corner of our basement. Why? One, because our house is too small to put it anywhere else and two, I am the ultimate martyr and I would hate to inconvenience my family with piles of my craft goodies throughout our home. So instead I designed my studio with inexpensive plastic storage shelves floor to ceiling using every inch of floor space available. I then filled the plastic storage shelves with plastic storage containers. My plastic consumption is probably responsible for global warming. But I can't help it, plastic is cheap and the easiest way for me to get the most use out of my little crafting space.
I do have a few favorite pieces that are not plastic. I keep all my office supplies (pens, pencils, stapler, etc) in a wooden decorative box that I bought at Home Goods. Love that thing! I also have a circular style hat box that my husband gave me awhile back that I keep more office supplies in. And my newest purchases are really large gift boxes that I bought at Wal-Mart on Christmas Clearance for $2.50, for the set. I really like the bright colors, they add a little cheer among the gray plastic!