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Reorganising My Craft Room | How To Organise Craft Supplies

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A rare sight in my unusually tidy workspace!

Some mornings I step into my office and have no idea where all the stuff has come from. I have craft supplies flowing out of draws, boxes of fabric and units full of paint. Every now and again, I like to pull everything out and start again. It feels so good to make my space in a good order again and also I feel like it re-inspires me. Nothing gets you motivated to start some new projects like finding supplies you completely forgot you even had!

Whilst rummaging through my treasured supplies, I found gorgeous fabrics that had fallen to the bottom of the pile that I really want to make use of. It definitely gave me ideas for some new DIY's!

I also rediscovered a huge amount of scrap book supplies. I love scrapbooking but I never seem to put enough time aside for it. I'm definitely going to get going with it again and will do a post on here once it's updated.

So I worked through, section by section, pulling out all my draws and making piles of things that are getting binned, going back in or that were in the wrong place. 

I definitely still feel like I'm no pro with craft organisation, but here are a few tips that have helped me no end...

Tips for Organising Craft Supplies

• Look for cheap table top draw units. I bought a set from WH Smith's a little while ago when they were buy one get one free, I stack them on top of each other and use them to store small fiddly bits such as washi tape, beads and ribbons. 

• Use zip lock plastic wallets to separate your papers and patterns. These are so great for any patterns you have made and are worried you will lose! I also find these very useful for scrapbooking supplies such as sticker sheets and craft paper.

• If you can't put up shelves- buy a cheap bookcase. This has been a lifesaver for me. We are currently renting so as much as I would like to fill the walls with shelves, it's not something I would be able to do. I bought a cheap bookcase from Ikea, it's small enough to not get in the way, but instantly adds so much storage space. I use it to store sketchbooks, canvases, craft supplies and baskets of finished projects. 

• If all else fails, pop your bits in a basket. I have baskets of all sizes in my office. They are great when you are working on something and want to keep all the bits together, for example if you are sewing and have pulled out the right colour threads, have loose pattern pieces and pin cushions galore. It's helps you feel tidier than you actually are! 

Have you got any tips for organising craft supplies? I'm always looking for new storage solutions so let me know if you do!

Katie x


Bullet Journal Set Up | June 2017 & Time lapse Video

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It's June already, can you believe it?! June is set to be an exciting month, it not only is the official start of summer but I'm also going away for one of my girl gang's hen do's! How exciting! I'm hoping it will also be filled with lots of creative productivity, lots of painting and crafting and a few new tutorials to be made as well. And if all goes to plan, this blog will have completed its makeover and be ready for its next chapter.

There is something so positive about the start of a new month, having a bullet journal is such a nice way to celebrate it. I love sitting with my monthly spread in front of me, ready to fill the little squares with plans and schedules, nothing feels better than a good old bit of organisation.

Goal setting is also a really important thing for me to establish at the beginning of a month. I like to set in place objectives to work towards and even if I don't get them all completed, it is very satisfying to look back and know what you are working towards.

This month, I used acrylic to paint my opening June page and painted strawberries, to celebrate the ones that have started growing again in the garden. You know you're getting old when you get excited that your strawberry plant has grown tiny fruits again but alas, this is me! Now the sun has been shining our whole garden has come alive, flowers have shot up from our succulents (who knew that would happen?!) and all our plants are looking greener than ever. Fabulous!

I used my new Tombow brush pen to write my June title, I don't think I've quite got the hang of it yet as I thought it looked too thick and I inevitably painted over it and started again. I have been practising in my sketchbook though, so hopefully it will become a welcome addition to my journalling stationery. This month, I also reintroduced stickers to my journal to add a nice bit of sparkle to my monthly spread. I really love seeing journals that have a scrapbook feel to them, so maybe this is something I will incorporate more in the future.

I write in my journal with a Staedtler fine liner, for colour I use Crayola Supertips and the washi tape I used this month was part of a set from Primark.

What are your favourite pens to use for your journal? 

Watch my time-lapse video below to see my set up for June:

Katie x
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