Friday, June 15, 2012

Frosted Designs Space Blog Hop...

Hello Everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the Frosted Designs Crafting Space Blog Hop so far.  Isn't it fun to see where other's create?  I don't know about you but it always inspires me to rearrange something, make something more functional or just get out my stuff and create!

Now if you've joined us from Sarah's blog then you are on the right track.  If you are just joining us, hop on back to Frosted Designs to start from the beginning.

We recently moved houses and moving for me means cleaning out.  My boys and my best friend's kids benefitted from this move as I did a big clean out of my scrap space and gave them plenty of crafting supplies.  It doesn't hurt that I'm currently in the States stocking up on scrappy goodies and needed the space.  :)  Shhhh.....

I love my new scrap space.  I was going to have the biggest room in the house and in the end I took the smallest bedroom.  And I love it!!  It feels nice and cozy and when the sun is shining in, its really warm too, an essential for NZ and scrappy fingers.


My dad made these book shelves for me on his visit last year to New Zealand.  He made me 5 large ones and a half size one.  This room is so tiny that I only have two of the big ones and the small one.  They are my constant source of rearranging.  I love to find ways to better suit my needs, better places for things, and ways to make it appealing to the eye.


I love containers.  Boxes, bins, baskets.....any and all.  But I also like to be able to see what I have. First tip I have for you....I really believe that seeing what you have is essential for using what you have.  My favourite "go to" items are stored in these glass jars.  Lace, baker's twine, and my white and teal flowers.  These items are used on most all of my layouts.  I've collected more twine and spools on my trip, so I'm thinking another jar will be in order when I get home.  I love the way these jars can be functional and beautiful at the same time.


My glimmer mists are another of my favourites and something I use on every page. I remember when my best friend Kim first bought a couple mists.  I looked at them and thought "I'll never use those".  Well......now I can't get enough of them.  These are my most often used mists and I have more in a box just waiting for me to make a home for them.  I found this crate while junk shopping with my best friend Lynne and was hoping it was perfect for my mists.  And it was!  Now we are going to find some old pallets and make our own boxes.  I'm thinking I need at least two more.  And my collection is only growing more.  Love my mists!  Second tip I have for you.....Put what you use the most at your finger tips.  This box sits right on my table right where I can grab the colour I need with no searching or digging around.


This small shelf (between the fire place chimney and the window) is an evolving one.  I have had a few different things on it and I'm sure its not done yet.  The white file drawer (right hand side of picture) is a school fair find.  It was grey before I spray painted it white.  It holds my doilies, photos, wee alphabets, wee word sticker sheets, and glue dots.  I love having it at my finger tips.  Once again, right where I can grab what I need.



My table is usually fairly neat.  Yes, it does become a bit more cluttered when I'm in the middle of a project.  I do clean up after each project though, even if I might use some of the same stuff for the next one.  A clean table not only gives me plenty of space, it helps keep my mind clutter free.  I find that helps me be more creative.


This is my blue glass collection.  The mason jars are functional as well holding my buttons and game piece letters.  Just another part of my room that makes me smile.


My space may be small but I've always got room for one more.  :)



Now, here is the rest of the blog line up.  Have fun hopping!!


Hope you've enjoyed the tour and feel inspired to scrap or reorganize.  :)  Next stop on your craft space tour is Sassy's blog.  Head on over there and enjoy the tour!  Don't forget to play along with the fabulous challenges on the Frosted Designs.  Make sure you link up your projects for the chance to win great prizes too.

Happy Crafting!!  :)

50 comments:

  1. Such a bright, sunny space! Those glass jars are just beautiful!

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  2. Wonderful craft space. Like the items stored in glass so you can see them. I have my stuff mostly in Ziploc bags and need to always go thru alot to find what I need. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. What a bright fun space. I love the glass jars..

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  4. Ive seen the pics you have shared on Instagram they are wonderful. Looks like you are having a wonderful time in the US. Thanks for sharing your awesome creative space.

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  5. What a bright a cheery room - and your tips about seeing your supplies and cleaning up your space to keep a creative mind is so true- I follow this rule everytime. Happy Scrappin!

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  6. Lydia, I totally agree with you about using your supplies more if you can see them. I love the idea of keeping your mists in the crate and having them out where you'll use them more.

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  7. What a great way to maximize a small space!! Love your jars and the shelves your dad built!! I totally agree that if you can see it, you will use it!

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  8. what a very pretty space, I love your wall color :) lots of goodies in there!

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  9. Love your space small but beautiful love the glass jars

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  10. What a great bright and cheery room to create! I love it!

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  11. Good Day Ms Lydia! Thanks for sharing some of your space idea...Love the Jar and The Box for your mist...All the best!


    God BLess!
    Catt

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  12. Lydia.. I hope you are enjoying your time in the states. I love the bookshelves your father made.. they are beautiful! And all your glass containers.. LOVE glass containers like that! wow.. that old crate looks like an old milk crate.. it is so perfect! I would love to find something like that! I love your room.. it is so great!

    Enjoy your trip :)

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  13. Thank you so much Lydia for sharing your "Special Place"

    Blessing.

    Hoppily,
    Karen

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  14. Awesome to have a room all to yourself, Lydia!! I love those shelves your Dad made. I keep trying to talk hubby into looking for a tall shelf to store my albums, but no such luck yet!! :)

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  15. Love your new craft place. It's so light and bright, good choice of rooms. Hmmm... keeping your table clean, I'll have to try that. :)

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  16. I have to agree with a clutter free space it's just so much easier to work
    TFS

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  17. Great room, nice to have enough space for a visitors chair : ) Love your glass jars, very beautiful.

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  18. Who needs the biggest space when you are able to rock the smallest space as well as you do! I love that you have the sun and windows infront of the desk, it must give you some great views. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. You have such a bright and lovely space ! Thanks for sharing !

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  20. I see your mist collection has grown rapidly from those first few bottles! Thanks for sharing your room.

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  21. I so agree if you don't see it it doesn't get used.. Love your craft room,

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  22. Your room is so happy and a beautiful yellow color! I really love it!

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  23. Love that big table to spread out on. And your room looks far from small - it's positively huge compared to the box room I was in.

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  24. Wow how lucky are you to have shelves made for you by your Dad. TFS your space.
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

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  25. For being a small crafting space, it has an awesome light and airy feel about it, not cramped at all! I love storage of all kinds too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  26. Love all the jar's you are using for all your goodies. I love the vintage look they pull off. I can't wait to get me my own room to have great self space like you have. Wonderful work area! Thanks for sharing! Christina

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  27. Your room is so bright and sunny, it definitely doesn't look too small. Those file drawers were a great find. Cheers Linda

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  28. Great use of a small space, but I love all that natural light you get. TFS

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  29. Love your space! Just my size, the color is great!

    lori.bourg@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks for sharing your lovely room!
    Sandra

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  31. Lydia, i love your big window in front of your craft table...

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  32. What a sweet space- I love the blue accents! Xx

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  33. oooooo, Lydia, I love your space - that big window right at your desk is awesome! I love the color of the room and your crate of mists is to die for! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I would love to try mists, seeing yours makes me super curious!!

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  35. Lydia I love your scrap room! The blue glass jars are awesome, and I'm totally with you on the mist mania! I looove it too! I've just discovered Dylusions sprays and they're my new fav! They mix with water and they're not shiny...that was always one of my peevs about glimmer mist...so these ones are my new bff! lol I hope you're having a great time in the US!!

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  36. Your scrap room is very beautiful and bright!

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  37. great use of a small space!

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  38. Oooooh, yeah, love this space, especially the shelves your dad made you - beautiful!!! Hugs, Roxy.

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  39. NICE SPACE!! I LOVE YOUR COLLECTION OF GLIMMER MIST. NO MATTER HOW MUCH SPACE WE HAVE IT IS NEVER ENOUGH!

    LINDAV
    THETULIPCOLLECTOR

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  40. Love your space and all of the wonderful natural light from the windows. Also, love the neat wooden cases for your mist!

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  41. I clean up between projects, too! I think it really clears my mind and lets me just get super creative (and, of course, make another mess). Your space is great, and the natural lighting is wonderful!

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  42. My room is also small like yours, but yours is so much more organized then mine. Love that you have the large window to let in all of the natural light!

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  43. What a wonderful warm and cozy space you have to craft in, Lydia! I love glass jars and use them in my craft room to store supplies...they not only look great but are so functional too! Thanks for sharing your space with us! :)

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  44. Very nice space! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  45. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
    kisses kisses

    Antonia P. Italy

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  46. Size is DEF not the main goal, I believe just having your "own" space is truly golden. Love the shelves and school metal file box. Many happy crafting years in there!

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  47. What a nice bright space you have lydia! I love the way you store your mists!!

    Barb :)

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  48. Hi Lydia.. thanks for a further glimpse into your crafty space. looks fabulous.
    Looking forward to what you do with all your memory making photos when you get back to your space. =)

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