To celebrate being in my Studio for just over a year now I thought I would show you the before and after of my work space.
Can you believe this used to be how I worked. I live in a small 3 bedroom house and this insane mess was my Kitchen after about 3 or 4 years of crafting. My poor family didn't eat dinner at the table for over 2 years My hubby would come home from work and sit down at the little space at the table to have a cup of tea and relax after work. Dear lord how did we survive it all. To think I started this hobby with a few bits of paper, cards and some embellishments given to me by my friend Alma!!!! Before you look at the photos just try to imagine this as your home and you will understand what drove us to come up with an alternative area to craft in!
So this is how I Craft now :)
I have taken some photos to show you around the room. What I didn't photograph are all the boxes underneath my counter space as there are so many its just scares me!!!!! These 20 million boxes hold my extra embellishments, toppers, glitter glues, cards I have make, extra tools, workshop kits, kids workshop boxes, Christmas extras ohhhhhhhh and the list goes on!!!!!
Next is the section that holds my most used punches, my boxes with card ideas to remember or use and another area to work on. Sometimes I will have embossing set up in one area and decoupage set up in another and then in my main area I work on what ever has caught my imagination at that moment!
This is the view from my chair looking down the studio and onto the back of my house. Tucked behind the card spinner is my ribbon reel holder which was made for my by my friend Colm. and I adore it (you'll see a picture of it in the old photos shown earlier)
Well that's it. I have to admit that every time I walk in the door of the Studio I take a huge breath and just smile. It really is my place of peace but I have to admit as much as I adore it there is a better feeling and that is just walking into my kitchen and being able to breath, sit down and realx :)