Thursday, September 17, 2009

Studio Peek

Etsy Bloggers are sharing photos of their studios this month.

With bits and pieces of my various projects migrating to almost every room, my whole house seems to be my studio. I mainly work at my kitchen table, not terribly glamorous but it has great light and a wonderful view of my backyard.

I have a variety of storage containers.

I'm particularly fond of these.

I like the orderly little compartments and the fact that I can see what's inside without opening the lid.

This case is very efficient at storing a number of larger items. The multi-level tiers give me a lot of storage in a small space which is really great when I go to workshops.

I'm pretty low tech too and have been 'green' well before it was the 'in' thing to be.
I re-use all sorts of containers from plastic bags to cardboard boxes.

This has been my long time favorite way to keep my supplies semi-organized. The emphasis on semi, because while I'd love to be super organized I never quite seem to get there.

How do do like to organize your supplies/workspace. I'd love to hear your tips and tricks.


Bridget said...

thanks for sharing pics of your workspace & storage ideas...I recycle packaging all the time...especially little jars & bottles.

Splendid Little Stars said...

My workspace can also be all over the house, depending on what I'm working on. I have the compartmentalized containers for my beads also. When I'm working on jewelry a lot, I will have so many on my work table. At some point I'll have to clean it all up. Since I use a guest bedroom, when guests arrive, that's when I have to clean it up.
My bead store owner/friend said that we should all take photos of our work spaces, and she that is the messiest should win!

BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed seeing your studio and love your view! I use a tackle box to store most of my beads in so I can carry them around the house since I don't have a studio either. I also put the tag from the bead string in like you do so I always know what it is and the cost of each bead.

Judy Nolan said...

Mary, I work all over my house, too--not necessarily in one room--so I enjoyed seeing how you store things. I like the box & bag approach!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great post :) Thanks for participating in my carnival :)

I have an entire room for all of my stuff...and I still need more space!!! You have your supplies very neatly organized :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

This make s me wonder how many of us actually work all over the house. It feels good not to be alone!

Vanessa said...

I love seeing other peoples workspaces!

storybeader said...

like the tassel and bead bags! Pretty! {:-Deb

Anitra Cameron said...

Organized? I'm supposed to be organized, too! Oh, heck.

I do use trays a lot. That way, my current project can be portable, easy to carry from place to place, or put away. When I run out of trays, I clean up!