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Good Morning!

I thought today I’d share with you my ‘re-vamped’ craft nook which is where I create and work and do my blog posts 😉

Its not a new area but I do have a very new Ink Pad Storage unit that my lovely Brother In Law made for me!  I’ve seen these online for a few years and have often wished I had one and now I do!

Here is the unit empty & sitting on my sofa waiting for me to clear the space on my desk to fit it in.

How cool is it?? It will hold 60 ink pads, ink refills and Stampin Write Markers. So now I have all my colours in the one place!

Mind you getting this wonderful new unit it meant I had to remove the shelf I already had there and rearrange where I kept things. Now if you are a crafter you will know just what havoc all this rearranging does to ones ‘neatness’  and if you know me at all you’ll know I dont have that gene – my sister got my share (and some) of that!

Now here is my lovely unit all filled – well except for one spot and after transferring all my goodies over I’ve realised two things ….

  1. I dont really need 3 Chocolate Chip reinkers!
  2. I need reinkers for all my ink pads!

It looks pretty sweet hey??  If you would like to purchase one of these units then please email me for price and postage details – Australia only (sorry) Dimensions are 805mm W, 125mm D and 330mm H.

Hubby did suggest it needs to be painted and when I suggested he was welcome to do that any time he then decided the ink pad shelves wouldnt then slide in and out easily! Typical!!

Now as for my work area I have a corner (nook) of the living room and have an L shaped desk with a hutch. So this is my area to the right…

You can see here that my computer is there and I have my Ribbons,  Designer Series Papers and cardstock on the shelf above.

They are stored in the Cropper Hopper Vertical Storage. I do have those lying on their sides though so its easy to just stretch and grab whatever cardstock I need and it also comes in handy when I am ordering so I know at a glance what cardstock I’m low on.

I also have my drawers to the right of my computer which house all my scraps and off cuts. I have a drawer for each colour family and then if I need a smaller piece its easy to find.  When I get to a stage when the drawers are so full they wont close I just make up ‘collage’ bags and give them to customers with their orders and they love it!

Now here’s the view on the left of my table featuring my new storage unit 🙂

I now have all my inks and markers right in front of me and I love it!

My desk sure does look good when its this tidy!!

I am thinkin its time to do some more creating 🙂

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8 Comments

  • Reply Philippa Petty

    Love the new stoage sysetm. I love looking at how other people store their craft idea’s. It then gives me idea’s on how to store my craft stuff. It just get’s so messy so quickly.

    18 April, 2010 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Alison

    Hi Leonie, I love the new storage system. it must feel great. I love things when they are organised. Now if only i could get them organised. LOL. Looks great!!!! Alison

    16 April, 2010 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Charmaine Black

    Oh my what a wonderful inky holder, it looks fab and I might just have to get my hubby to make me one now. I loved having a peak at your space, it’s great to see where all your wonderful projects are created. Thanks for sharing this with us, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine xxx

    14 April, 2010 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Donna Zammit

    Leonie, I’m with Lynda about being v v v jealous! Looooove the new stamp pad storage unit!! Cheers Donna Zammit

    13 April, 2010 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Jeannette Siciliani

    Wow, where you create is amazing! I missed a lot on vacation… LOL! Love it!!

    13 April, 2010 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Dotty

    Wow, looooove the stamp pad unit!!!

    13 April, 2010 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Lynda

    OMG Leonie…I am so v v jealous of ur magnificent space. it’s so nice to see another crafter (ur BIL) show us his talents too!!! I dare to dream of a creative space like this one day, but until then I shall live vicariously through the space of others…LOL!!! Can’t wait to see what comes out next. ooxx

    13 April, 2010 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Stacy A

    Leonie, this is awesome! I love seeing your set-up, and the ink rack is gorgeous. I have my inks and re-inkers in the plastic SU rotating rack, and it’s okay, but not nearly as handy, and there’s no place for markers, so those have to be kept separate. Sure wish he would ship to the States … but then I’m not even paper crafting right now anyway (doing digi for now).

    Thanks for showing off your space!

    13 April, 2010 at 10:57 am
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