so, a while back, i mentioned rearranging and reorganizing... yea, as with everything else in life these days - that's not happenin'. why? I've, more or less, decided there's no point anymore. in a few months, i'm losing this space anyhow. in the meantime, is cleaning up really necessary? lol...
here are a few pics of the way my space has looked since... oh, i don't know... since i found out i was pregnant, maybe...
i don't generally post pics unless this space is immaculate, but this is another one of the many things i want to document during this pregnancy. this is going to be a huge change. i've been here and in this room for the last 7+ years. when dh asked me to move up here with him way back when - before we were married - the condition was that i got this space to use as a studio. i was incredibly adamant about it. needless to say, i wasn't taking no for an answer... and guess what i got?
i'm still not entirely sure where i'm going to end up... i'm really hoping dh manages to finish the enclosed porch before i need to start getting this room ready for the baby. if that's the case, i'll end up there. otherwise, it'll be "so long and farewell." i'll be moving into a corner of our bedroom, which means downsizing and a whole lot of this stuff getting packed away.
talk about bittersweet! so excited to become a mama, but so wish we had more space. lol...
if you're curious how i'm currently storing specific things, keep reading... i've included links and pictures where i could.
paper is stored in several places... i need a few more cropper hoppers - anyone willing to part with a few of the older style ones? lol... solid colored cardstock is sorted in cropper hopper minis in the closet. there's also a cropper hopper full of solid colored cardstock and a few packs of bazzill white on one of the shelves. patterned paper is in the 11 cropper hoppers on the bottom shelf of the black wire rack. there are also 2 cropper hoppers in the closet with all the newer patterned paper. 6x6 paper pads are on a shelf in the closet for now.
scraps are in the the iris case organizers. they're sorted by color. anything smaller than 12x12 is considered a scrap. for more on scraps, look here.
there is one photo box full of older 35mm photos on the top shelf in the closet. other than that, i print photos only as i need them.
ideas are mostly stored digitally via pinterest.
projects, unfinished pages, and kits
the studio calico boxes in the closet are unfinished projects. the iris cases are themes - valentines, halloween, christmas, etc. the baskets in front of the bookcases are full of kits and collections. christmas kits are on my desk and on my floor - somehow, i ended up with two this year.
embellishments are all over the place. the pink baskets lined up on the two black wire racks are all full of embellishments in their packaging. the white 3-section trays and muffin tins are full of loose embellishments. there are jars of buttons and other small odds 'n ends. the little wire 3-tier rack sitting on the floor is full of flair and enamel dots. i've been using one of those clear divided tackle-type boxes for wood veneers. for more on embellishments, look here, here, and here.
alphas are in the top tray of the raskog cart. thickers are in the bottom tray.
non-alpha stickers and rub-ons
non-alpha stickers are in the top tray of the raskog cart. rub-ons are on a jump ring, hanging on the closet door.
ribbon, fibers, and thread
ribbon and fibers are in jars on the infamous black bookcases. there is also some in the two pink canvas baskets - mostly colors i don't use very often. twine is in one of the pink baskets on the black wire racks. thread is in one of those clear divided tackle-type boxes.
stamps are in two of the black canvas baskets on the black wire racks - one for clear stamps and one for wood-mounted stamps. also, there are two little baskets on the infamous black bookcases that have all of my most-used art journaling stamps in them.
ink, ink pads, and embossing supplies
ink - distress inks are lined up on the iris case organizers. all other ink, ink pads, and embossing supplies are on the infamous black bookcases in baskets. mists are on a 2-tier serving tray.
paint, glitter, and stickles
paint - distress paints are lined up on the infamous black bookcases. all other paint, glitter, and stickles are on the infamous black bookcases in baskets.
punches are in one of the black canvas baskets on the black wire racks.
tools are all over the place - just like embellishments. there are tools in the clear acrylic cups on the shelves. there is a bucket of tools on the infamous black bookcases. the tools i use the most, though, are in the dish on my desk.
there are some small chipboard embellishments in the nm sl bowl on the black wire rack. there are some chipboard letters in a basket on the infamous black bookcases. there are chipboard sheets up on the top shelf in the closet.
die cuts are in the little iris cases in front of the infamous black bookcases as well as in the middle tray of the raskog cart. for more about die cuts, look here.
pens and pencils
these are scattered. some are in the clear acrylic cups on the shelves. some are in the dish on my desk. also, there are two little baskets on the infamous black bookcases that have all of my most-used art journaling pens and pencils in them.
dies for die cutting machines
i think i might have one - it would be in one of the two black canvas baskets in the closet.
just like my rub-ons, these are on a jump ring hanging on the closet door.
project life supplies
the newest project life kits i've bought are still in their original boxes. they're stacked on the black wire rack beside my project life tray. everything else i've bought for project life is organized in the tray.
ok, i think that's, more or less, everything... and to think, i've spent years trying to get this space just right. i'll definitely miss it. lol...
here's to hoping that dh kicks it into high gear because were' running out of time.
if i missed anything you're interested in, definitely let me know... have you upsized (i'm not even sure that's a word) or downsized? how did it work out for you? was it a blessing in disguise? was it a complete disaster? leave me a comment and tell me all about it - i'd love to know what i'm getting myself into.
and don't forget to follow me if you're interested in updates as everything comes to together - wherever i end up...
have a great week!