I moved into my craft room just before Christmas last year. Although my craft room it is also used as a spare room and a space to store our vast collection of DVD's and CD's. I do have most of the space and I have been able to try the desk in a few different positions. I have finally settled on having it against the back wall, this way I get plenty of light from the window but not so much as to blind me when the sun comes around each evening. I'm the kind of crafter that likes everything within arms length. I can't stand having to get up to reach something, so because of that I tend to have things I use often either out in sight or in the storage cubbys closest to my desk.
Left hand side of my desk;
My trimmer is a permanent fixture here along with my ideas book, my tool bag, my journals and 6 small RUB's (Really Useful Boxes) that hold; ribbons, mixed butons, little pieces, chipboard pieces and SU stamps.
On the middle and the right hand side of my desk;My IKEA desk organiser, currant nail polish, ink pot, computer and Ipod dock, colouring pencils, my paper scraps box and my desk bin ( I can't even bear to have to stretch out for the bin so I have a mini bin on my desk).
The shelves above my desk hold my cricuit carts, more RUB's all clearly labelled, Buttons sorted by colour into mason jars, Maya Road tins that hold journaling blocks and chipboard pieces, my MOJO fairy and some of my collection of ladybirds, some family photos, my sidekick and my BIA. I also hand loads of minibooks, tags and pretty bits from the hooks underneath the shelf unit. I have hung some ribbon spools on a painted wooden spoon at the side of the unit.
To the right of my desk on a 8 pod Expedit unit I have mini chest of draws that I found at a craft fair last year. My punches are in the tiered fruit basket. My A4 cardstock and printer paper, my printer and my cricut (under the red spotty cover).
Behind my desk is another 4 pod Expedit unit on this stands two A4 paper stores that hold all my card bases and envelopes, my photo printer (under another red spotty cover), some more ladybirds and an easel where i always display my latest LO In the pods of these Expedit units I have all my scrapbooking albums, boxes that hold a selection of projects to start, spare glues and tape spools, BIA wires and other bits and bobs. Two larger RUB's that hold my BigShot dyes, crafting and wicca books, more as yet unstarted mini albums and folders, both my sewing machines, project boxes that hold works in progress and my beloved ATG gun. Moving back around to beside my desk, I have my MS scoreboard next to my sewing machines I store most used items in the box right next to my chair, a tray above this box holds more punches, my sprays and ranger paint dabbers. Underneath my desk I keep a dog ;) she makes a nice warm foot rest ;) My 12x12 cardstock and paper is all stored her in RUB's and paper carriers. Red baskets hold ATG refils, string paint and tons of other bits and pieces that us crafters use on a daily basis.
So that's my craft room which by the way I didn't tidy before taking these pictures. Those who know me know I like to scrap tidy and clear away between layouts. My craft room is my place of peace and creativity, my hide-away from a busy lifestyle and a always on and sometimes rather loud TV!!