Craftroom Tour 2018

Welcome to my craftroom. I recently got back from a crop and after I put everything away, I thought I’d make a quick video. I love to rearrange so that the room works for my current needs. And I love to see what it looked like over time!  Here’s a link to 2017.

Here’s what is looks like lately! Hope it gives you lots of storage ideas.

Craftroom Organizing

Overwhelmed

Are you feeling overwhelmed when you enter your craft area? Here’s some tips to help think about the problem, and realize your goals.

Many folks want to jump straight into the decorating, but I suggest otherwise. Let’s put a plan together so we avoid re-work and unnecessary expenses.

Getting Started

What is the current layout of your area? The crafts that you like to do should dictate the sections to focus on. Make a list of those categories — sewing, stamping, scrapbooking, photography, etc.

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Benjamin Button

Recently re-watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This movie really messes with your mind. Have you seen it? He’s born an old man and ages backwards. He loves his family and then a girl. They travel thru time, at a different pace, and it really makes you think about the things that we need in our life!

I challenge you to really think about the things you need. What makes you happy? Time with family and friends? A certain hobby? Helping others? Find ways to incorporate those items into your life. Let go of items that don’t bring you joy.

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Scrapbooking – Getting Started

WHERE DO I START?!?

I get asked this question a lot! Scrapbooking can seem a bit overwhelming. You see so many ideas on Pinterest and other idea websites. Here’s my simple steps to get started …

Pull your photos together!

Mine were all over the house, in boxes, albums, and desk drawers. Nowadays you have them on your phone, facebook, instagram!

I decided to do 12×12 albums for each child. I started with their school photos, since those were dated! Next I added birthdays, trips, and fun layouts like new haircut, glasses, fun with friends, favorite toys.

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Printing Photos for Layouts

Just got back from a trip to Canada and I had over 600 photos from my camera and phone. It was a week long trip, Toronto and Niagara Falls, and I snapped pictures at all the events! Which is what you want to do! But then you come back and pull all the photos together and it can be so overwhelming. Hopefully this article helps you sort it all out!

So I have two goals with my photos … think about your goals.

  1. Capture the memories
  2. Create scrapbook layouts

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