I've had many people ask me about my craft room since Patty Bennett put some photos of my Scallop Square Rag Purses on her blog. So I finally got a chance to clean my room up and take some new photos. You can see my photos of the purse class here.
First some history; After our Son left home (for the last time) my husband took the wall out of two connecting bedrooms and made a huge craft room, with a mirrored closet at the end of the room. I put up some Decor Elements, flowers and the Create definition on the mirrors. I have a long counter where my Big Shot resides. I store my smaller dies, (Bigz, original, Impressions folders & Texturz plates) in our Forget-Me-Not Keepers (page 203 in the big catalog). These work out great and hold a lot of dies.
As we move down further, this is where I sit and make my cards and other projects.
My card stock is stored in a cabinet without the doors and extra shelves. I've got them all labeled. My punches are on ribbon racks from Gershelbros.com. along with all of my Stampin' Up! ribbon. I have slot wall on the walls and these racks go in great. They will also work with peg board. My husband thought the slot wall looked better. We bought the slot wall at Home Depot in Sacramento, CA. which is about 50 miles from where we live in Antioch. Not all HD carry the slot wall. You can get baskets, and different sized brackets to go with the slot wall at HD and Gershel Brothers. I've found that I use my punches much more with them right in front of them.
This is my Media Center. I have my computer and a couple of printers. You can't really see them as they are behind the sample board.
I also have a bar sink which comes in really handy, even though I have a full bathroom across the hall.
On this wall is where I do my wreaths. (where the shopping bag is). I also have my "other" ribbon in larger basket holders, and a small table (seats 2) under the ribbon.
Here is where my customers sit for my classes. My classes are small, but that suits me just fine.
I can fit 6 people at the two tables, plus 2 where I sit.
Now you've seen my whole room. I have to say that I spend as much time up here as I can. If I only had a maid to clean my house and someone to fix dinner........I love my craft room and am very blessed to have a room like this, thanks to my very talented husband, Dave. He is the "Jack of all trades" and a electrical contractor by trade which he doesn't do much any more. He now manages many of the courts in Northern California. After years of abusing his shoulders and going up and down ladders his body just can't take that kind of abuse any more.