We all have places we create. It may be at the table in room, a space in the basement, a closet space, or a dedicated craft room. Regardless of where we create, organization keeps us creating. I believe that no matter where you create, it should have bits and pieces of your personal style reflected in the organization and display.
It has taken time to collect all the bits & pieces to my craftroom. And I am still trying out new ideas. I am one of those gal's who likes her stuff out in the open. While I do have some drawers, most of my stuff sits on open shelves. I also uses these same shelves to display some pieces; my pictures, old cameras, my mini albums, and some wooden words.
I have stuff like ribbon, flowers, felt, and other goodies in clear jars on my shelf. I purchased mine from a local discount superstore. I found them in the housewares section. I also have my buttons all in one big jar that sits on my desk. Love seeing these little beauties every day.
Other things that don't quite fit neatly on shelves, I use totes to store the items. Some a big, some small. I also want to see right away what is actually in my totes, so I used scraps of paper & other items to create hanging tags to label everything. I like that they all look different and totally love that I used up my scraps. Inside these totes are things like acrylic stamps, rub-ons, acrylic pieces, chipboard, masks & stencils, punches, etc.
My wooden stamps & other bottled items sit out on the shelves as well. I use a shelf expander to hold them, like this one: Expand-a-shelf. It has 3 different "steps" that help me see each level better. I like having my stuff in RAINBOW order. Having everything in reach allows me to scrap a little faster.
My little message center sits right above my computer and keeps me on task. I write little notes on my dry erase board and pin up pieces of inspiration on my bulletin board. Above that hangs a clothes line of fabric pieces. I got this little idea from Better Homes & Garden. Totally love it hanging up there, again in RAINBOW order. It is like functional art. I used some picture hanging hooks and picture frame wiring to make the clothes line. The fabric hangs from clothes pins but you could use Binder clips as well.
So my encouragement to you is to make your space functional but artistic as well. A place that stamps your personality on it and makes you feel creative.
Love Always, Ronda