Good morning to all my fellow craft storage enthusiasts. Once again, it’s Hazel all the way from Sunny South Africa with you today. This is my first post for 2014 and I would like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. We are already in Week 2 ………………… if you haven’t started on your New Year’s resolutions, now is the time!!
Talking about resolutions, if you haven’t fixed up your craft space, join me in a tour all the way to Germany to see Carola’s Boxwood Cottage Studio. Just the motivation you need to get going. And if that weren’t enough – we’ve got a giveaway at the end of this post that can help you get organized!! Seatbelts fastened? Here we go.
Carola has been blogging since 2005 and it started out to be mostly about her garden and home interior. Since then she has discovered Mixed Media, Altered Art and the art of soldering. She has a rooftop studio and this is the view from the last step of the stairs:
And this is her white table. She has 3 more tables in her creative space and this one is used when she has friends over. Hop over to her blog where she tells all about it.
Not only 3 tables but 3 HUGE double attic windows as well:
Like me, Carola is a collector of all things beautiful and “vintagey”. I love how she used the suitcases for extra studio storage.
And why not use your chandelier to show off another collection?
I have to confess, I used pictures from two of Carola’s posts. I just loved the detail SO much. Here is the link to her 2011 post and here you can find the 2013 one. There is a health warning on these posts: the pictures are SERIOUSLY beautiful and addictive and I counted more than 50 of them!! Get a cup of tea, sit back and ENJOY!!
Before I go, I want to thank Carola for sharing her Boxwood Cottage studio with us. Hop over to her blog and leave a comment to tell her that Craft Storage Ideas sent you. While there, remember to check her Christmas décor posts as well ………………. it’s beautiful!
That’s it from me. I’m off to my Craft Closet to do some serious vintage storage. Thanks for visiting the Craft Storage Ideas blog today and please leave me a comment – I love to hear and see what you think and do. And OH, before I forget …………………………….. let me know how many collections you spied in Carola’s Boxwood Cottage Studio – we will have a guessing game and then ask her for an answer afterwards. Come on, join in the fun!
Need a little help organizing your craft space? We are excited to giveaway one (1) seat to the Big Picture Scrapbooking Workshop called “Organizing Fundamentals”.
6 weeks to a fun & functional scrapbook space
Do you spend more time collecting than crafting? More energy searching through supplies than actually scrapbooking? Then it’s high time you cleared out that clutter, streamlined your stash, and put a tried-and-true organization process to work in your workspace!
Whether you have a closet or a craft room, Organizing FUNdamentals will help you take control of your stuff and transform your space into an organized haven where you know what you have and can actually use it.
In six stash-busting weeks, instructors Wendy Smedley and Aly Dosdall will walk you through their proven organizing process step-by-step, sharing helpful handouts, printable questionnaires, case studies, video chats, and more. Apply this process to your creative space or any other cluttered, confusing, and stress-inducing area in your home.
Bonus: If you’ll stay engaged and motivated through all six weeks of class, you’ll be rewarded not only with a fun and functional creative space, but also with a top-secret incentive that your instructors have lined up for you and will reveal on the first day of class. Organization awaits!
Want a chance to win? Just comment on this post with what part of organizing your craft space is the most fun! We will announce the winner on Wednesday!