Pretty Little Studio: In My Studio

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am sharing my studio.  I guess I should say the studio I left behind in Kansas, as we're in transition to our new home in Texas and will have to start the process of installing a new studio all over again.  All that aside, I'd love to share the loft where countless, precious pages and thoughtful cards were created for thirteen, creative years.
I share the space with my hubby who does digital design from that large screen at the far end of the desk.  His necessities are housed in the drawers at that end of the desk, so I won't even attempt to open and share them here.  We never did get that last window replaced, and those stools had to go.  They absolutely did NOT make it onto our moving truck, which I'm beyond thrilled about ;).
The space also overlooks our living room, over the railing, on the left side of this photo; and the quilt, on the right side of this photo, hides my hubby's closet.  You have to get creative in small spaces, and our bedroom had the smallest closet in our home.
This is my seat right under the skylight.
The plastic guttering is filled, from one end to the other, with spooled ribbon in rainbow order; and my buckets and bins, housing pencils, pens, utensils, and tools, came from IKEA.
Hooks hold my most-used pair of scissors, as well as embossing gun; and hanging trays hold mists...
acrylic paints, liquid glue, and Glossy Accents.
The drawers hold bigger tools, glitter, embossing powders, gemstones, stencils, all of my Pretty Little Studio products (Some of which are sorted by collection.)...
and inks.
The shelves (You can also get a peek of my sewing machine stashed under my desk here.) hold my paper trimmers, watercolors...
8-1/2" x 11" and 12" x 12" cardstock...
and pattered paper, all organized by color.  With the double-sided papers, I usually pick my favorite side; but I love when they have a strip of the opposite side showing at the bottom.  In that case, I just flip them upside down and am able to have both prints showing at once.  I use this exact same process for my paper scraps.
The shelf behind our desk (Keep that partial wall to the left in mind, as I'm going to come back to it.)...
houses stamps, Washi tape, my sewing basket...
sequins, buttons, flair, brads, eyelets, and just about every bit and bauble you can imagine.
A few of them are specified by manufacturer, including sequins...
and flair buttons from Pretty Little Studio.  I just trim the collection and product names right off the packaging and store them in each individual section.
That white basket is filled with little stamp sets from Citrus Twist and Paper Sweeties; and the purple, spotted container holds Poppystamps dies that have yet to be sorted.
The large, clear bin here holds scrapbook kits and paper from one of my favorite kit clubs, Citrus Twist; and the colorful basket contains opened and partially-used goodies from those same kits.  The binders hold letters and mementos precious to my hubby and I.  One is his, and one is mine; and the square basket is filled with twine and Paper Sweeties seam binding ribbon.
My Cameo...
as well as sorted dies, attached to filed magnet sheets, and my Big Shot, sits on the top of the dresser behind my desk.
The dresser itself holds office supplies, Big Shot sandwich plates, punches, my StapleBoard, thread...
felt sheets, embroidery hoops, clear stamps...
alphabet stickers, Thickers, wood veneer, tags, chipboard...
and everything else.
The cabinet to the right of my desk holds a few of our less frequently used homeschool materials.  Baker's Twine, a basket of trimmed ribbons and string, and our printer can be found on top.
Finally, behind that partial wall, that I mentioned above, is a curtain rod holding gift bags and tissue paper hung on pant hangers, as well as long lengths of un-spooled ribbon hung on a scarf hanger.  You'll also find sorted, once again by color (It just works for me.), fabric scraps; cutting mats; and a basket of my littlest's easy-access coloring supplies which moves all over the house.
That does it, folks.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  I hope that I've given you a few ideas for storage/organization in your own special space.  Thanks, as always, for visiting.  Be blessed!

3 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVE your space and how organized it is!!!! I can't wait to see your new space in TX!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Hope the move is going well Jinny! Looking forward to seeing your new crafty space!

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Jinny! Beautiful post I feel like I've been for a visit. I love the clever ideas for storage - the gutter is brilliant for ribbon - still clean and white and great for hanging things too. I might just steal that one from you - ribbon is always getting away from me! Thanks for the visit and ideas!
Good luck with the move!