My New Crafty Corner

CraftCab

I’m super excited to share my new craft cart with you!  Although I ordered it back in March with free shipping, the company insisted that offer didn’t apply to Alaska, so we had it shipped to my mother-in-law’s house in Washington, where it sat until we visited a few weeks ago.  It then made the long haul up the AlCan with my classic truck and took shape after several hours of assembly by the hubs.  But it was sooooooo worth it!

I’m still filling some of the drawers, but most are packed with my craft supplies.  I’ve been able to fit everything in this one cabinet, sans fabric – which will soon be organized and stored in a rarely used space, so watch for a post on that too.  The top two drawers have movable dividers which make organizing super easy.

CraftDrawer2

I scored some favor tins at the craft store with a coupon sale to organize the little things like beads and buttons.  The clear tops make it easy to find exactly what I’m looking for and I still have a few empty containers to grow into!

CraftDrawer

I hung my cutting board on the side with a few hooks, so it’s easy to pull out and trim things quickly.  I plan to add a roll of craft paper above the cutting board for gift wrapping and easy cover for messy projects.

CraftCabCutter

On the other side I put a hook for my craft bag, which holds my current craft project.  It’s the best way I’ve found to craft on the go. 🙂

CraftCabWide

I hung a few display boards above the cabinet and set my mannequin bust on one corner with a wire basket to hold prepped inventory.  The little ceramic pot acts as my trash can and a couple metal tubs hold recent projects that are awaiting prepping for their Etsy closeup.  A fellow crafter is making me an adorable owl tool holder, which I’ll be sure to show off when it’s ready.

Eventually, I’ll add some shelves above the display boards to hold some of my other display pieces and finished inventory, but for now it’s just great to have a dedicated space for creating.  Not having to first find the materials needed, then haul them out and set them all up, to craft for a few minutes and then have to gather it all back up to go back into storage again is HEAVEN!  I can be working on something and realize I need another material or tool, roll out a drawer, grab it and keep on crafting.  That alone inspires me to work on projects.

Even better is that we added wheels on the bottom so it can move!  I can pull it out into the middle of the room so I can work on a project from all sides or invite friends over for a craft session.  But the real reason for the wheels is so I can pull it out into the living room and watch TV with the hubs while crafting!  I did just that when I was organizing everything into it and it was perfect.  Now I just need the stool I want to go on sale, so I have a seat at the ready to serve as a crafting post or a photo prop!

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