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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

..........The Craft Closet.

Photo #1 - 3 new shelves to hold some of my stamps. Martha Stewart scoring tool hanging on wall

Photo #2 - My desk area as seen from the "hallway" of my closet. The cross hanging on the wall belonged to my grandmother. The "Evil Eye" charm is from Turkey. Cutter Bee and Fiskars paper cutters hanging on walls. Blue Anduze pot from France (on shelf above bulletin board) holds rolls of adhesive dots and lines.

Photo #3 -  Over door shoe holder holds various punches and tools. This door leads to the "Man Cave."

Photo #4 - DH built this corner cupboard that holds my Sizzix and dies, glue gun, 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and blank cards and envelopes. It is hard to see but on the top shelf is a small wooden dresser that belonged to my grandmother when she was a child.

Photo #5 - Ribbon, glue, glitter, & embossing powder storage along with some other embellishments. My Cricut mats hang on the wall. The apron hanging on the wall hook was made by my great grandmother. This is the wall behind me as I sit at my desk.

Photo #6 - Photo & card storage on top shelf, Middle shelf holds my Xyron adhesive machines in various sizes. The bottom shelf holds my small collection of Cricut cartridges, my Sizzix Embossing Boutique & embossing folders.  My Cricut Expression sits on the bookcase. It gets moved to the small table on the back wall for use. The bookcase holds books, magazines, smaller papers are also stored here.

This is a tiny space but I'm always happy in here.



  1. It might be a tiny space, but it hold a ton of stuff!!! You are sooo organized.

  2. Bonnie, Just wanted to tell you I LOVE your ARTHaven.....looks wonderful and SO very inviting...would LOVE to know where you got your trash/drink holder....I want one of those!!!! Hope you have a very blessed day!!!

  3. Super awesome! I love it all! You did a fabulous job on creating a functional workspace in such a small area. It doesn't look short on space at all with the way you have it set up!

  4. Thanks for the link. I don't know why I wasn't following it already...!?! Brain freeze. How's the room working out? Getting lots done? (Hint hint, time to post, lol.)

  5. You utilized your space so well! Congrats! Cozy and Comfy :)

  6. I love the over the door hanger idea, I might have to try that

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space in the Bella B Designs Inspire Me With YOUR Creative Space Link Party/Blog Hop! It has been such a great inspiration to have all the ideas!

    I have another hop starting today at http://bellabdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/share-more-monday-show-me-your-favorite.html. It is on repurposed items! Hope you will join in!