Welcome! Grab a cup of tea, and enjoy browsing some of the photos and stories. As the 'teawife,' it is my duty to watch and listen and be a supportive friend, and a loving mum and wife. I should post more often, but sticking my nose into everyone's business keeps me busy! Kathy the teawife

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Craft Storage

Well, I'm still working on organizing my craft and office space! However, I wanted to share some of the ways I've stored my unmounted stamps. As my craft space is on one side of the living room, I've tried to make the stored craft supplies as pleasing to the eye as possible. I use both built-in bookshelves and also our large wooden display and book shelves to hold my crafting goodies.

The first photo above shows our large Arabic bookshelves, which we use to split the long living room into two. One area of the room is for watching television and lounging. Behind the bookshelves is my craft/study.

I use the built-in shelves on one side of the room to store some of my (mostly) Stampin' Up! sets. Before we moved from Abu Dhabi, I took all my SU stamps off their wooden mounts, stripped off the old adhesive cushion, and attached EZ Mount Cushion. I now use the stamps as unmounted with my acrylic handles. The stamps take up a fraction of the space.

These are other sets of stamps from other makers, and I have found different hard plastic containers that I like for displaying them. I have these sets in our huge wooden display and book shelves.

As you can see with all my containers, I have used my label maker to create white labels with easy-to-read titles and descriptions. I can quickly find the stamps I need when working on a project.

I have other storage containers for my embellishments, including these wonderful ribbon keepers that are made of leather. I love wicker baskets and I use them for a lot of my bits and pieces.

I would show you more of my craft area, but it's currently in a terrible state! I hope to eventually take photos WHEN THE ROOM IS TIDY! Don't hold your breath! Hah