Friday, 4 January 2013

New Year, New Beginnings......

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year to you all! I hope that you have had a relaxing holiday season, and have gone out and met this New Year with a smile! Got my fingers crossed that this year is going to be a good one!  I am entering this post  for Deep Ocean Challenge - Share your Craft Space! So please read on!
Totally gratuitous festive photo! Covent Garden, Christmas 2012 - just love the sparkle!!
Well, as you may have noticed my blogging and creative efforts last year were minimal at best (28 posts in one year. Bad, bad Kerry!!). My mojo had totally gone - upped and left without telling me where it had gone! It was so bad that I wondered if it would ever return to be honest! I would walk into my craft space, switch the light on, turn around and walk out again! So, as lots of things are changing for me at the minute I have decided that I need more creative time. To do this I have had to dig out, sort and be ruthless with my craft space! Even though I had no mojo to make anything, I had plenty of interest in continuing to buy craft goodies!! Lol! Blinking typical!
So, I have met the New Year with a bit of a shake up. I have gone through all of my crafting stock, being ruthless with what I have kept - you know when you start a craft and you don't know what is you and your style? I hoarded so much! Lol! But now it is GONE! That feels soooo good!
So, let me show you the new, revamped - but not painted yet craft room! Happy space :-) Apologies to all - there are quite a few pictures here.....but thought you might like to see!
This is the view as you come through the door. My Uniko Studio stamps are on the wire shelves, with inks and bits on the small shelves above. Love the units - thank you IKEA Alex!


The brown folders are all my clear stamps. These are sorted by manufacturer and there is a seperate folder for Christmas. The baskets hold my washi and fabric tape, and my day to day sparkles! You can see my 12 x 12 racks, and below that is the drawer set that contains all of my colouring media, apart from my Copics! You can also see my *slight* addiction to 6x6 mini pads too.....


This is the close up of the top with the folders, baskets and ribbon storage. You can see that my clear out has left spaces which can be filled again! Lol!


Here is my main work area. My laptop is out as I was determined to blog today!! You can see my copics, my hanging shelf with sticky bits and scissors on it, and all my embellishments that sit on the window sill in baskets and mini cabinets.


This is the wall to the right of my work area. These are all Stampin Up! ink pads and buttons in the mini jars. There are also baskets below with tattered angels coordinating mists. I use the top shelves for Stampin Up! stamps. I also have a couple of tealight holders there as I love having candles lit - even though I still need the lights on for colouring in!!!


This is my 'die cutting station'! I have a Vagabond, and a Grand Calibur. You can see my main nestie collection of frames hung to the right of the picture. All my other dies that cannot be hung are sat in the white basket. The other white basket are more *ahem* 6x6 pads.....


This is my die basket. I have catalogued most of my dies, and popped them in clear pockets with a sticker on, so I know what it is and who made it. You can see at the back that there are a few I need to do.....you can see I still went out shopping! Lol!

Sparkle drawer *silly grin*!!


This is how I store my Magnolia / LOTV stamps. The Magnolias are stored by collection (catalogued), and will be labelled this evening! In these drawers you can get 11 of the A6 clear store boxes - and they look so neat and tidy! Happy!!


 Finally, this is my favourite view. *Sigh*. So, after all of this, fingers crossed I get my act in gear! I am going to enter this in Deep Ocean Challenges this month as it is to show your craft space!

Thanks for hanging around and looking!! See you soon! Kxx

12 comments:

  1. Wow if I had a craft room like your's I would think I'd died and gone to heaven - its just fabulous.

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    1. Thanks TAM! That is really kind of you! :-)

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  2. Happy new year Kerry,Your craft room is to die for.hope you soon get your COPIC mojo back
    Susan xx

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  3. FAB! It looks like a lovely place to craft in & well organised. Nice to see Uniko Studio stamps on display!

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  4. Can you adopt me please? I want to come and live in your craft room ;) Promise I won't bring Betty LOL!

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  5. Please can you adopt me? I want to come and live in your craft room ;) I promise not to bring Betty!

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  6. Wow Kerry! Reading this and seeing your fantastic craft room has given me the inspiration to go and have a major tidy up and sort out in my room. It will never look as good as yours though! So has your mojo returned yet? If so, lets see some of your work please! Jill xxx

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  7. omg jakbym miała taki pokój to bym chyba z niego nie wychodziła ;) cudnie tam jest

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  8. Wow such a beautiful organised craft room! I don't think I would get much done if I had a craft room like yours!
    Laura xx

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  9. Hello Kerry!
    OH WOW!! I sure wouldnt mind moving into your house, but I want the craft room then!! It looks a bit like a store ;) He, he,he! Amazing, Im so jealous!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your space with us at DOC :) Enjoyed the tour!
    Big hugs, Louise

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