26/06/2014

My workspace


Hello there! I was going through some old posts lately and noticed that my work space post was somewhat outdated. Well, I've done it more than a year ago, so I guess it's natural it's outdated! 

What hasn't changed is the space itself. Nor my style to craft while standing. I still craft in our living room and quite frankly have been invading more space from there. I usually make my pages on that black Expedit shelf but when I'm recording a video I then move to the living room table as it has more space for the camera. I very seldom sit down when working on a page and like in the previous post, I tend to lay flat on my belly on the floor to do the journaling. I have no idea why. I just usually end up there for the writing part. 

So back to my space. The big element that has changed is the Malm drawer into the Expedit shelf. We actually did a swap between those two - the drawer went to the bedroom and shelf to living room. Now my husband has some place to put all his guitar pieces and other music related stuff and I have more storage for the scrapbooking stuff. The difference is also of course that now my hobby is much more visible in our apartment. While most of the stuff in the shelf is in boxes or other storage, it's still quite visible. But on the other hand, why should it been in hiding as the people coming to our home probably now about my passion and hobby. 

Starting from the left the shelves hold the dies and stencils and underneath those letter stickers and embellishments like flowers and metal trinkets. Next duo holds DT stuff in boxes and underneath 2012 Project Life album, art journals and a few minis. Next one is totally visible in the photo above - on top there's all my scrapbooking papers in trays and underneath albums and finished pages waiting to be put in the albums. The last two have A4 sized drawers. On top, two stacked on top of each other, hold my small paper scraps organized by color. The one on the bottom holds my stamps, other than those of 3rd Eye. On top of that drawer there's some printing paper and other items like that.

On the counter top there's always my Big Shot, two little plastic drawers with small embellishments like buttons and a bowl full of washi tapes. I also keep a small easel style thing with a recent project on it and the Phoenix on there. Otherwise the latter would have found its way to recycling already, but it's so perfect for taking photos as the bird can hold a 12x12" sheet up! 

 

The white writing desk has remained the same throughout the years. It's a gift from my late grandpa, made by him, so it's very dear to me. It used to be just plain wood color with lacquer, but I painted it white to fit in better with the rest of the furniture. On top of that desk there's still some supplies in small containers and also the Moppe drawer I did in one Inspired by challenge (link). The drawer holds some of my embellishments divided by color and on top of that there's a few Sodalicious stamps, my business cards and Project Life date stamp. Next to Moppe is a big bowl full of embossing powders, most of them from Wow! Embossing Powders. Next to that is a container full of Gelatos and near the edge a box with Prima chalkedgers and also a glass with rolls of twine. 

The writing desk opens up and inside has been quite little change since last year. I still store my scissors, inks and double sided tape there as well as paperclips. Please check the previous post for the open up image (link). The Copics are still in the same stop, then the Archivals but underneath them are nowadays the scissors, double sided tapes and pencils. On the other side all of the top slots are full of Distress Inks and underneath are just foam squares. The flair buttons, paperclips and Prima wire sit on the desk at the moment. 

There's also three drawers underneath the fold down table - two little ones and one big one. The little one on the right holds my punches - I don't have many of those. The one on the left has PanPastels, oil pastels and silicone molds. The bottom drawer has my "junk" for the mixed media projects. I mean lamps, puzzle pieces and that sort of thing.

Partly because of the flip between the drawer and the shelf I needed to get the mists away from our bedroom where they previously were. So now all of the mists, alcohol inks and watercolors are in the Råskog trolley. The top layer is reserved for the mists and the two levels below hold mix of different paint media. The acrylics and gessos still occupy our bathroom. It's also home to my brushes, gel medium and heat gun. I do most of the messy stuff there as I don't want paint marks on our living room furniture. 

There's a lot of text here so thank you if you managed all the way through! I hope you enjoyed the little tour! If you have anything to ask, please leave me a comment or mail me! Thank you!

 

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful space, no wonder you create so beautifully!

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  2. Näyttää hyvältä! Mulla on juuri meneillään askartelutilan siivous, ja ennenkaikkea tavaroiden rankka karsinta...Musta tuntuu että mitä enemmän tavaraa, sitä vähemmän saan aikaiseksi:(
    Kivan taustan värikkäille tarvikkeille antaa tuo musta hylly, jotenkin se jopa rauhoittaa kokonaiskuvaa! Samoin tekee tuo musta verho!

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    1. Kiitokset Niinu!
      Itsellä olen huomannut mieltymyksen tiettyihin välineisiin - vaikka jotain uutta hommaisinkin niin silti jotkut tietyt tulee aina napattua kun alkaa luoda :D

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  3. The black of the shelves and the white of the desk make a lovely contrast. I love that metal bin for your mists! NOw all I have to do it get more mists :P

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    1. Thank you :) I started with three bottles and now have ...uhm... a bit more :D

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  4. Fun to see your updated space! I love that you still have the phoenix! I need to clean out my space (again)... Promise to show you when I'm done!

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    1. Thank you Marsha! Sounds like a plan! I'll keep an eye for your post ;)

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  5. Fab space! When mine is tidy(!!!) I'll share too. IKEA rocks - that trolley is on my list!

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    1. Thank you Katy! Can't wait to see yours!

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  6. voi miten ihana työtila <3 ja tavaraa kuin pienessä kaupassa :)

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    1. Kiitokset :) Joo, tavaraa on tosiaan hippasen kertynyt. Kaikki toki erittäin tarpeellista :D

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  7. wonderful space Riikka! How I wish my space was half as organized as yours!

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    1. Thank you Jelissa :) As the space is just a corner in living room, it needs to be quite tidy :D

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  8. so neat and tidy! Wonderful space!

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  9. Just like me your stuff is spreading around the house! I have a room but it is basically the size of your space too! Thanks for the share!!

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    1. Thank you Helen, for the visit! I love the migratory effect XD

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