Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks Craft storage furnishings for the modern crafter!
It’s Sharon from Glitter Angel Designs here to share with you some ideas for craft desks.
This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as I’m getting close to the arrival of my new garden craft studio.
I know that I want to have both a desk area to sit at, and something at standing height.
I currently use a glass-topped desk, which is great for cleaning up, and looks nice, but when I stand at it to use my Big Shot, I get a backache after a few minutes so I know having something at counter height is a must for my new room.
Organizing Tips & Tricks – Paper Scraps Organizing and storage ideas, and solutions for storing, locating and using your scraps!
At the moment I am crafting in a temporary space and I don’t have room for all my usual furniture, which includes my little Bisley drawer unit where I keep my scraps.
I’m just using a storage box to keep them in, and since I am too lazy to rummage through it, it’s overflowing with scraps I should be using instead of cutting into new sheets!
So my tip for today is to get your scraps organised!
You’ll definitely find that if you organise your scraps by colour you will use them much more often.
This Bisley drawer unit is the one I use.
As you can see, for each colour I have both a plain, and a polka-dot labelled drawer.
I keep plain sheets in one drawer and patterned paper in the other – as a result I can really quickly find a piece of paper or cardstock for matting, die-cutting or stamping without cutting into a precious new sheet!
If you don’t have space for a drawer unit, there are other options for keeping your scraps organised.
Scraps Storage Options Here are some ideas (all photos courtesy of Pinterest)
As some of you might have seen, we recently announced that Craft Storage Ideas (CSI) was for sale.
Our goal was to find a new owner for CSI, someone we felt confident could not only carry on with delivering great organizing information and inspiration, but grow CSI to include even more craft storage information and inspiration…for YOU!
Of course, making the decision to let our “baby” go was not arrived at easily – we have really loved running CSI and getting to know so many of you, our amazing readers.
And of course, we’ve also really enjoyed working with our amazing contributors:
Stephanie Hackney (a.k.a. Steph), a former professional organizer, long-time craft industry trade columnist, crafting addict and fearless leader of PaperCrafter’sCorner is taking over!
Steph reached out to us when she heard CSI was for sale and, based on what we’ve seen her accomplish with PaperCrafter’s Corner since she took it over in 2013, we feel very comfortable handing over the care and feeding of CSI to her as we move onto new ventures.
We know she has lots of ideas to further enhance the CSI experience for you and to provide you with even more organizing information and inspiration.
Now don’t worry, Steph and her team are not planning on eliminating any of what you’ve grown to love about CSI – their goal is to give you even more of what you love!
It’s time for a new organizing and crafting addict to bring her energy, excitement, craft industry experience & business savvy to CSI!
Steph’s super excited to get to know all of you and to bring even more cool stuff to the CSI community.
Steph’s Thoughts on CSI
“I have long admired Craft Storage Ideas as a valuable resource for crafters, from the time of its founding by Susan Mintmire and Rebecca Boyer, to the present, under the leadership of Noelle McAdams and Shelley Walsh.
It has been fun to see CSI evolve as Noelle and Shelley took over – I know they and the CSI contributors have worked hard to ensure that visitors to the CSI site (and associated social media pages) always found valuable content, a positive experience, and a reason to return again and again.
My team and I intend to expand the CSI offering by making necessary behind-the-scenes changes and enhancements (some of which have already taken place), and adding both new functionality and new information based largely on what the CSI community tells us it wants (yes, this is YOUR chance to make your voice heard – let us know what YOU want to find at CSI!).
The CSI contributors (who I’m happy to report are staying on!) will work hard to provide you with even more information, more inspiration and, hopefully, even more fun than what you’ve already experienced as a fan of CSI!
It is our goal to build on what Susan, Rebecca, Noelle and Shelley have created for you and to make the CSI offering even better!”
As you can imagine, handing over something we’ve worked hard on has been a bit bittersweet.
But it was time, and we believe CSI is in good hands!
We look forward to seeing CSI grow and prosper and we wish you all well.
So, what will we be doing now?
“I will be keeping up with my hubby, our active lifestyle, my teaching and theater schedules, and my 3 busy boys! I sure have loved running this site, the fantastic contributors I’ve worked with over the years, and all the wonderful readers. I will miss you, CSI, and am so excited to see what comes next for you. My life is wonderfully full of other important things right now. I am closing my personal blog for the time being, but I will forever be a crafter. In fact, I am at a weekend scrapbook retreat as we speak!”
“I will be continuing work with my Etsy shop, There Be Unicorns, that I run with my best friend. We sell hand-painted housewares, original paintings, crocheted items and other fun things, and I look forward to putting more energy into it. 🙂 I will also, be continuing my work as a freelance graphic designer, and spending some much needed time with my husband. I’ve had so much fun working with CSI and can’t wait to see what comes next!!”
We know you’ll support Stephanie and CSI moving forward – Steph & the team are going to work hard for you and we’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the CSI of the future.