I spent this afternoon tidying up and putting a few new stash purchases away. It's so much easier to keep organised when there is a space for everything and a huge storage cupboard to chuck everything else in! My studio has a fully shelved locking cupboard the full length of the room and hides albums and boxes full of 'stuff'. Kate had her vacuum cleaner there so I had a really good clean up and even dusted!
I took the SLR with me so that I could use the wide angle lens to take some decent photos, unfortunately the lighting was awful but at least I can get more in the shot and they show the whole room. This was taken from the doorway, the door on the right leads to the storage cupboard.
The left wall. The shelves are 'Ribba' picture rails from Ikea, I use them for my art supplies, inks, embossing powders etc. The spice jars hold buttons, brads and small embellishments sorted by colour. The coloured shelves are used for current projects.
This is the end of the left wall near the window. The bookshelf holds my nick nacks, speakers for my ipod and baskets for notebooks, blank journals and perfect pearls. The green filing drawers are Ikea, they were a real bargain on a one day only offer reduced from £37 to £19 each. They hold stickers, rub ons and chipboard. The little radiator is to keep me warm when the shop is closed and there's no heating.
I love my plan chest. I bought it on Ebay and drove up to Worcester to collect it. It holds patterned papers, wood mounted stamps and trays of embellishments. My Cath Kidston house sewing box was a Christmas gift from my out-laws.
I have my old iMac in my studio now, I run SCAL for my Cricut so they are next to each other. The three coloured folders hold my clear stamps.
This shows the right side looking up from the window towards the door, you can see that under my worktops are Ikea 'Expedit' units on their sides. I was going to hang fabric underneath but I know I would get annoyed if I had to keep pulling it aside to get anything out. My rubbish bin is huge, it's an Ikea garden waste bag.
This is where I work, tools, adhesives, pens etc are stored in an assortment of containers. The paper roll is from the children's section in Ikea and I use it as a base for messy projects. The lazy susan tray was a great bargain at £2.49 from Lakeland, it is meant for a patio table to hold snacks and dips. My frog prince bird house is waiting for me to drill the ceiling so that I can hang it up.
This is where Helen sits when she comes to play, there's plenty of workspace for both of us on the double counter top.