There's a fun Link It Up party going on over at Craftin Desert Divas where you need to share pictures of your craft room. My craft room is actually in what used to be one bay of my two-car garage. Hubby built a wall between the the two, installed sheetrock, electrical, heat, built a closet and put down inexpensive carpet. It's not the prettiest room, but it works :)
I have to confess, these pictures make the room look more cluttered than it really is, I guess just because of the angle of the photos. Not saying that it's not cluttered, but there is quite a bit of room to move around and when the work surfaces are cleaned off, it's much more roomy. I had to give my hubby a little area of his own, so that desk in the background with the rockets (don't ask, LOL!) is his. That tall, white shelving thing with the Cricut Imagine on it, I just picked up for FREE....while at a doctor's appointment, I noticed a supermarket emptying out all kinds of stuff from the back of the store, and a couple of shelving units were by the dumpster. I checked with the store manager to be sure it was indeed trash and he said I could take anything I wanted. He even had one of the kids help me put it in my car. The shelves lift out easily so I can arrange them however i want. The shelves are heavy duty steel and all it needed was a light cleaning.
As you can see, I have lots more organizing to do. Problem is, I just have way too much stuff. The computer in the on the desk is where I do all of my Cricut Craft Room, Silhouette Studio, digi printing, blah, blah, blah....I'm slowly weaning myself off the PC and onto the Mac. You can see my Cricut Expression and E2. My Silhouette is hidden on a shelf because I'm trying to explain to the hubs that I need a Cameo and I don't want him to see the prehistoric Silhouette and start asking questions. He has no clue what either one of them are, but all he knows is I have way too many cutting machines. I'm sure you can all relate to this. LOL! If you look closely, just to the left of my Cricut E2 you can see one of the bow makers that my husband made for me. It's a little rustic, but it really gets the job done. He put lead inside the wood base to keep it from moving around and I added a rubber gripper mat to the bottom to really hold it in place. I didn't want it moving around while wrapping the ribbon around the pegs. He made it with 8 removable pegs, so my bow sizes are limitless. Oh, and look at the top center of the photo....see my Yudu? Yup....it's been sitting there for well over year now. Still haven't used it. Someone motivate me, please!
This next photo is taken from the back corner of the room. I usually do my coloring, gluing and card assembly at that desk. The tv is usually always on. The desk is very cluttered right now and for some reason looks very small in the photo, but I find it to be the perfect size. I also have my MacBook on it right now, which makes it look more cluttered.
The large wooden shelf holds most of my Cricut carts. My hubby built it for me and I'm very tempted to pack up the Cricut boxes and find a storage solution for the cartridges so I can use the shelf to store all of my sprays, glitter, embossing powders, etc.
The large table is where I do all of my paper trimming, embossing, metal die cutting, etc. Again, it's a bit messy at the moment.
Here you can see the Silhouette SD and below that you can get a peek at my Sizzix eClips and below that is the Zutter Dream Kuts and hidden behind that is the Zutter Kutter. LOL...think I have a bit of a gadget addiction?
These bins hold Nesties, glitter, embossing powder, sprays ribbon, small paper pads. They're a MESS!
So there ya have it. My cluttered chaos. There's a few areas that I haven't shown you, due to complete and utter embarrassment by the mess. :)