Sunday, January 07, 2007
In my studio, I have 5 different table tops that are used primarily for my Stampin' Up! classes (or spreading out when I'm alone) but the majority of my actual crafting occurs on my desk. It's actually a 6' wooden table that I've built up with shelves, plastic drawers and bins from Canadian Tire. As an aside, I'm a fiend for buying "bins" and it's a serious ongoing joke with my hubby, guaranteed to have his rolling his eyes in no time flat. He's convinced he'll come home one day and I'll have a Brent-sized bin to store him in. Men.
As you can see, most everything is labelled for easy finding, although I can say that's for the benefit of my customers (right? ha! you don't believe me either).
I keep my various families of ink pads separate, as well as drawers for keeping any multitude of items within handy dandy grabbing distance. The bottom shelving is open, with baskets for things that are used the most (SNAIL, bone folder, cutters, etc) and for larger scale items like corrugators, brayers, and the like.
One of my favorite tricks has been using a small 4x6 index card box for keeping my 1/4 sheets organized. I have one that is dedicate to my 48 colours, and a second for neutrals, specialty cardstocks and the latest "In Color" ones. When I'm creating a card, it's so handy to just flip through and take pieces out to compare colours with, to see what works. Couldn't live without it!
Tomorrow, more on organizing & storage solutions!