Instead of showing a craft today, I thought I would give you a tour of my craft room. I love getting a peek into other people's craft spaces to see how they organize everything. If you would like to see more craft rooms, check out THIS slideshow on Martha Stewart's website. You can also check out Martha's craft room and swoon! There are some really great ideas!
I go into a bit of this in my video, but just in case my poor camera work keeps you from watching the whole thing - here's the story of my craft room: I have only been paper crafting since November of 2009. I saw an ad in the Michael's after-Thanksgiving sale for the Cricut and I started researching it. I have always loved crafting, so the Cricut seemed like a fun addition to my craft tools and the price was right. I headed over to Michael's after our Thanksgiving celebration thinking - "What crazy people would actually go to Michael's on Thanksgiving?" Well, there were a lot of crazy "Cricut-ers" waiting in line outside our local Michael's. I was completely overwhelmed when I got inside because I didn't know what cartridges to buy or if I would need other tools. Luckily, there were some VERY nice ladies there that took me under their wings and told me what cartridges would be good to start out with and what other items that I might want. Fast forward to Christmas and I had realized by that time that the little Cricut was great, but the Expression could do SOOO much more! I had convinced myself that I should keep using the little Cricut and maybe ask for the Expression for my birthday (in AUGUST). My dear devoted husband surprised me with the Expression for Christmas and it was waiting for me underneath my stocking along with a note that read: "Don't be mad at me. I got a really good deal." (Of course I couldn't be mad - I was too shocked!) Once I got the Expression, we decided that our poor office that had recently become a dumping ground for our daughter's outgrown baby items should become our "hobby room." We cleaned everything out and made room for my craft items and his guitar equipment. So...that might be a lot of information, but that is how I got my very own craft room. No more crafting at the dining room table. I am a VERY lucky lady and honestly, the craft room is now my favorite place to be in our house. It makes me happy to just be in it.
As promised in the video, here are a few stills:This is a close-up of my glitter drawer. You can see my Martha Glitter Glue Pens that I use in a lot of my projects. I have some Stickles too, but the Martha glitter is my favorite. I also have a lot of regular glitter, which I still like, but it's a little messy for small projects.