What I’ve found that helps keep my creative mojo flowing is to have an organized space. Chaos doesn’t work for me – although my desk certainly gets to the chaos stage once I get crafting! LOL I also like to have all my supplies in their ‘spots’, making them not only easy to find but accessible too. If you can’t find something – or see something – it doesn’t get used. In my “Too Overwhelmed to Create” video I mentioned that my craft room was actually in the middle of being renovated. I had just ripped up the old shag carpet (hallelujah) and was in the process of painting the floors. I had already painted the dark 1970’s wood panelling a couple of years ago but hadn’t gotten to the floors yet. Here’s what my room looked like a couple of weeks ago:
I received so many emails and comments after my last video with questions on how I organized my supplies, where I got my shelves, etc. Everyone has their own style of organizing and of course, where we craft and how much space we have is different for everyone. In my new video, it’s my hope to show that you can have a fabulous organized craft room, using the furniture & the amount of space you’ve got. In other words, you don’t need to go to IKEA and spend a small fortune. A few shelves, some clear containers and tubs and you’ll have all that you need. It just takes a LOT of thought and consideration for where you want to store everything. Once you’ve taken the time to sort through your supplies and find happy homes for them I guarantee you won’t feel so overwhelmed. I also know you’ll come across stamps and other crafting items you may have forgotten you had and will feel a sense of renewed excitement to play with them! Create a place that is YOURS and where everything is easily accessible – remember to add some special touches too. A small vase of flowers, framed photos and plants all add a touch of cosiness that will make your crafting space your happy place.
Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!