Heya! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted…because, well, let’s be honest- I was starting to feel like there wasn’t anyone reading.
I post videos on YouTube and see immediate responses- comments, likes, and views. With the blog, it’s slowed waaaaaaay down.
I mean, who has time to read blogs anymore?
Well, at least a few of you….. because I got a couple of emails wondering if I was okay, or if we’ve moved again (god forbid!)…. so I decided to try posting again a couple of times per week just to test the waters.
So..to catch you up a bit, I started a small craft-guild style group in my new community to meet some folks, and offered to have the first meet-up here at my place. It didn’t dawn on me until the night before that perhaps folks would WANT TO SEE MY CRAFT ROOM.
((Insert horror face here))
So I spent 2 full days tidying and cleaning and reorganizing just to make it presentable enough to have 10 folks come and walk through it. It’s not perfect- what craft room is? But it’s at least tidy enough to work in and I like the “flow” of the rearranged tables. Of course, we’ll have to see how it works out over the next 3-4 months and whether or not it will stay in this configuration.
I spent a few minutes making this video of my craft room and I share some of my organization tips and tricks. Take a look! (oh, and there are affiliate links after the jump on specific products I use.)
I still love my Honey Do cart for my Cricut Maker, my umbrella lights, my LED table lights, and the arm I use for making videos is fantastic. (And about $50, too!) If you need any of these products for YOUR studio, check these links:
Honey Do Cart (amazon): https://amzn.to/2NsljMf
Fiskars Pro Cision rotary trimmer: https://amzn.to/2NZCu7j
Creative Options Project Boxes: https://amzn.to/2pokk1d
Manfrotto Articulated arm with bracket: https://amzn.to/2xqjsxB
Umbrella light kit: https://amzn.to/2QLYJMD
Nail Polish Display (for paint): https://amzn.to/2QPFEt9
LED daylight dimmable table lamp: https://amzn.to/2ODSTLH
Mostly, though, I want to remind you all that you DON’T need a huge studio…. just a well-organized one.
My best tips are…..
- keep the items that you use most close at hand
- if you SEE them, you’ll use them
- open storage forces tidiness
- reevaluate your crafting habits every season and move products into our out of arm’s reach accordingly
- you don’t have to clean up every day if that’s not your flow, but set aside some time weekly for a good tidy up. For example, I craft all week and then re-file my stamps and dies on the week-end.
What are your best craft room/organization tips? I’d love to hear from you!
Also… since blogging has been kinda lonely lately, I’d love to hear almost ANY comment, just so I know you’re out there. Craft on, friends!
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