My Craft Space

 I moved my craft supplies to the basement.

Tools that I use most are close at hand.

I love the table down the middle, where I can spread out the layouts that I’m working on. I cover them with glass sheets (microwave oven glass plates, second hand from thrift-stores) to protect them when I’m not working from “you know who“. The green toolbox underneath is from Bass Pro. I use it when we go camping. Nikon D70 ©

I don’t have a room with a view anymore, but hubby hung shop-lights from the ceiling for me, which works well. Although I don’t have large windows, it did give me more space to put up my Magnetic boards. Nikon D70 ©

Around the room from left to right. The book-case is from Ikea, most of the craft books and magazines were bought second-hand from thrift-stores, my Memory Box is on the top shelf. Nikon D70 ©.

I tear out the magazine articles that I like and keep them in  alphabetical files.

These wooden shelves hold my radio, music,  notebooks, files, craft magazines, books, Zipper Binders, etc. The window-sill has jars filled with buttons, embellishments, etc. On the wall is a printer’s tray with rubber-stamps. On top of the blue 12 x 12 Cropper Hopper Photo Supply Cases is a basket with my large wooden rubber stamps. The 12 x 12 boxes hold ribbons, alphabets and lesser used supplies. Nikon D70 ©

On the wall is another printer’s tray filled with wooden rubber-stamps and one of my Magnetic boards. The butcher’s block is from Ikea.  The wooden boxes were a Thrift-store find, but they are available from Ikea, filled with embellishments, punches, beads, foam stamps, clear stamps, etc. In the drawers are tools, stamp pads, embossing powders,  paint, etc. Nikon D70 ©

The table in the corner is from Ikea, with my paper trimmers, a box filled with adhesives, photo mounting squares, photo corners, etc. Nikon D70 ©

The table where I work is also from Ikea. My Lazy Susan with most used supplies. (I got this idea from Heidi Swapp.) There is another Magnetic board on the wall. Nikon D70

An adjustable metal shelf with totes filled with Card-stock, patterned paper, stencils, flowers, lace, fibers, kit, etc. Nikon D70 ©

Another adjustable metal shelf with  paint, paint brushes, photo albums, scrapbooks, etc. Nikon D70 ©

A chest of drawers with my My Light-Box on top is for fabric, wool, etc. Nikon D70

A few things that motivated me:

  • Imagine someone else working in the room.  Will they know where to find anything?
  • Have labeling supplies ready.
  • Label as much as possible.
  • Keep supplies together that belong together e.g. rubber-stamps.
  • Place most used supplies closest to where you work.
  • Try to use matching containers.
  • Think decorating.
  • Put away supplies that you don’t use.
  • Try great ideas from Pinterest.
  • Taking photos and posting them.
  • Start at one end and just do it!
  • Imagine what it will look like.
  • I will save time by not searching for supplies.
  • Reward yourself.

Hopefully it will stay like this for a while.
What does your work-space look like, what motivates you, I would love to hear from you?

My Craftroom

I love Tim Holt’z studio.

My craft-room board on Pinterest.

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My pens, pencils, scissors are stored in a Pampered Chef Tool Turn-About.
7Gypsies® White Artist Printers Tray from Michaels.
Photo trays are available from 7gypsies or Kaisercraft.
How to Make Printer Tray Decor from a Drawer Organizer: MacGyver Style.

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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17 Responses to My Craft Space

  1. nrhatch says:

    Wow! That is some work space . . . or should I say “play space”? Enjoy! 😀


  2. colonialist says:

    *jealous as anything* You are SO organised!
    Mine is total, unadulterated, complete and utter chaos. Even the piano is almost buried, and I have to risk life and limb to get at the violin.


  3. Tandy says:

    Thanks for sharing your space with us. Love the header 🙂


  4. Tokeloshe says:

    My pleasure, we could sure cook up a storm in there 🙂
    I’m glad you like it, I made it a few years back and recycled it.


  5. pinkpolkad0tfood says:

    Wow, it is absolutely beautiful and so well organised!! A merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!


  6. Oh my word, Tok – your space is amazing! I see you are a “career-crafter” – what a pleasure to have time to spend on crafting…I am quite jealous 🙂 Hugs!!!!!


    • Tokeloshe says:

      It’s wonderful to hear from you!
      With minus 20 degrees plus windchill weather, a gal’s gotta do something not to get cabin fever;-)
      Best wishes for the New Year!


  7. Tammy says:

    Wow. That is terrific work space Toke. I know I’m not supposed to feel jealous but…


  8. pinkpolkad0tfood says:

    A happy and blessed 2013 to you and your loved ones!


  9. Sartenada says:

    My wife would love Your working place.


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