Hi and Happy Monday everyone! It's Tara here and I just wanted to share my "studio space".
Unfortunately I don't have a room dedicated to crafting. When we first moved to the UK I did have a room in mind, but it's currently used as the catch-all room housing half of my craft supplies, photos that are needing to be hung, a few boxes still needing to be unpacked, and soon will be turned into another space.
I have a little nook in our living room as my creative space which is also a multi-purpose space for my family. The main intention for this space was for a little coffee and tea nook. I love watching the sheep in the pasture across from my home right out the french doors each morning!
I usually have the table out completely as you can see here with my lovely craft supplies. Usually it's more of a mess but I'm working on keeping it tidy and organized. The natural lighting makes this a perfect spot to craft and create. I also love that I can still be a part of what everyone else is doing - keeping an eye on Bella, the boys or sneaking away some moments while cooking in the kitchen.
I try to find a happy medium between our living room and my creative area since since it's a common area that we all share. I hide some uncut photos behind a picture frame next to my Canon Selphy.
On the shelf I have my Hobonichi Techo planner, Tomoe River notebook, and my 2015 Project Life album, Brighton Pier from Studio Calico. I also made my own enamel dots from perler beads! They are cute on layouts and as a pretty decoration too.
Across the room is a shelf where I use different boxes and containers to keep my things out of sight and organized. As you can see I also love planners and traveler's notebooks as a few are homed here.
Most of my storage solutions are from Ikea. My red cart houses stamps, ink pads, watercolors, tools and much more. I have two tackle boxes full of washi and samples and a black storage box filled with more embellishments, yarn, and random items. The green storage container houses my stamps which was a great buy for the move. I hope to put them in nicer baskets in the future but for now it's a great solution.
Right on top of my red cart is where I keep my extra protectors as well as some I am working on. The Target Dollar Spot container also holds a few bits and bobs - things I like to keep on hand and easy to reach. I also have extra pens and some water color brushes in the lovely white doily container.
Here is a closer look at what I keep on my table. I'm re-using a Cracker Barrel box to hold my June Project Life Kit. The white doily container holds all my tools I need on a daily basis. The green ceramic basket holds my Sprinkles Kit contents in one place, minus the gold alphas. I always have a roller date stamp here too since they are a must have for me. Peppermint oil also has a home here since I have been having more headaches lately. It's been a lifesaver!
I'm working on a few more projects using the June Splish Splash add on kit. It's by far one of my favorites! I re-use past Freckled Fawn zipper pouches to hold the extra embellishments and kit contents so I don't lose them. I usually leave my current project or Project Life layouts on the table so I can go back to them whenever I have some free time.
I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today and checking out my studio space. I never knew a tiny nook would bring me such joy, creativity, laughs, sunshine, fun, and relaxation.
Have a wonderful week!