These pictures are HORRIBLE. But I was so excited how clean & organized my creative space was after a recent purging & crafty cleansing, that I wanted to show you. Plus, I always think it's fun to see other people's artsy spaces. And maybe you'll have fun lookin' at mine? After looking at these pictures I realize that it might NOT look so organized, but it really is. Most everything has a place now. It might be too much chaos for someone else. It might drive fellow creative-types CRAZY, but it works for me.
I was finally able to get this ribbon explosion under control!
I've rolled each random piece of ribbon & packaged each in a small ziploc baggie. Seriously, this massive mess of ribbons was transformed into a tiny pile of neatness with those little baggies!!
A handful of my favorites have been pinned onto a wee bulletin board. But I'm looking for a cheapo LARGE bulletin board to keep my whole stash displayed on. I love the "at-a-glance" availability of my sweet ribbons!
I decided to keep all my doo-dads & bits & baubles in clear jars. I've used anything from thrifted jars to washed out pickle jars from my own fridge.
I keep my mags in either vintage vinyl record storage racks (on the left) or recycled cereal boxes turned into magazine holders (on the right). Family Fun (August 2009) magazine shows the how-to.
And you might remember my fabric strips hanging in the window to organize my spools of ribbons & scissors.