Wednesday 19 May 2010

This past week has been quite busy, baking, cleaning and bag making… I thought I would show you my nice tidy craft room, won’t stay like this for long lol

Wall 1. Here are 6 large drawers filled with stuff, on top you can see printer, big shot, TV, virgin TV box and dish drainer….rescued from the kitchen and now filled with jars of ribbons and buttons. The box on the left contains card blanks and the tin on the right is Banana Frog stamps. Up above are two shelves, one storage and the top one is display. Some of the bits on the top shelf were made by my friend Effie, and she was throwing them out!! lol so I rescued them and gave them a home.

On the left of the drawers are some Perspex shelves on the wall, they hold my sizzix dies, on the floor is my sewing machine and my recycle box.

On the right of the drawers is another wall mounted board with hooks in it for templates and cricut cutting mats.

Wall 2. Here is my table, and another display shelf. On either side of the table is a single wardrobe.

The left wardrobe contains paper and cardstock; it also has 2 green Ikea boxes on the top.

The right wardrobe is full of boxes of fabric, stuffing, Vilene, threads, bubble wrap, wrapping paper and punches. It also has 2 green Ikea boxes up top.

Under the table are 2 sets of drawers, they roll out on wheels they are all full of wood mounted stamps.

This week I have sorted most of my unmounted stamps out, they used to be in 3 huge boxes, now most of them are in cd cases, I just need a couple of Ikea cd racks to keep them in.

Wall 3. Here is the single bed for my son when he is home, it’s also where I sit while I type this and watch TV. Under the bed are 2 enormous Ikea under bed boxes, they are both full of wool, knitting accessories, yarns and seed beads.

Above the curtain rail is a nylon cord on which I have hung tags that I have received in swaps.

To the left of the window are some more Perspex shelves with sizzix alphas on them, guarded by a menagerie of small toy animals lol

Wall 4. Here is the bookcase, it has 12 cubed sections, the bottom 4 are hidden by the bed, but I can assure you they are just as full as the ones you can see. There are approx 280 art/craft related books in there. Next to this is my cd rack, with real music cds not stamps lol

Finally what used to be the airing cupboard and water tank cupboard, we now have a small boiler in the attic so the tanks were taken out and I quickly filled up the cupboard lol. The top section is full of bedding; the main section is full of Ikea boxes. One of the boxes is still full of unmounted stamps, the rest have magazine clippings for journaling, and stickers,rub ons,chipboard etc.

In front of the cupboard is a rolling set of drawers, on top sits my cricut and ipod dock. ..and so back to the beginning, you can see there is no door….We took the bedroom doors off when we started to renovate, about 4 years ago and it would see they are going to be the last things to go back on. The black flowers you can see are giant stickers from Ikea on my bedroom wall.

So, all nice and tidy, took me 2 whole days to get it looking like this hahahaha but I did have time to spend a day at my friend’s house making bags. We both made this super cute bow bag…for a change I am actually keeping this one.

Yesterday I made this bag, for my niece for her birthday. If I can find a zipper I will make a little coin purse to match it.

So what is actually on my desk??? Well it’s a dragon, not a really real dragon, that would be silly, and no doubt expensive to feed… this is a wooden dragon model, belonging to my son. It has kicked around for years, gradually having more and more appendages broken off. I had the foresight to save most of them, so now he is glued back together. I am painting him white then I will decorate him with patterned paper.

Have a great day, thanks for looking.


  1. Ooh my, your room is incredibly organised. And lovely, I'd like to come and rummage. Love the handbags. Love your skill at switching from textile to resistant, a real mutli media babe.

  2. Wow Darcy, you have a LOT of stuff - I'm very jealous! One day, I hope to take over a whole room for my bits and bobs, I have a long time to wait tho...
    Loving the bags too.

  3. Sooooooo much stuff ..... I think you need a bigger room LOL. Love those bags! Claire x

  4. Hi Darcy

    wow you have so much to share with us! I love the sizzix dies on the shelves the way they are you have loads! lol, gorgeous to decorate using your art around the top of the room.

  5. You have a wonderful craft area. The bags are fabulous!
    Clare x

  6. Fab workspace, love your idea for storage and hanging your art.. as for the sofa, I would be on that all day ROFL

  7. Lots of storage :) The hooks for hanging things are a good idea. Ooh love the bags.
    Anne x

  8. What a great room, lucky you - I will be round to play later, lol!!

  9. Great crafting space, and a place for everything and you have used every inch of space beautifully. Really enjoyed my snoop. Tracy Evans x

  10. Wow you have a fab and very organised space!! Cannot wait for my clan to tart moving out so i can have their rooms for crafting! Ilove the bow bag you made it is really super:)

  11. Thanks for the fabulous tour Darcy, you've got loads of wonderful storage and organisation, I think I'd fit right in!

    Nicki, xx

  12. Wow, what a great room, and how organised you are. I love the bags.

    Toodles and Binks

  13. good god woman - thanks for the tour of the room - jeez you have some stuff!!!

    Love those bags you made - you are very clever and talended...

    Lovely peaceful room to spend time in too.

    Paula x x x

  14. You have some pretty impressive storage there.
    A x

  15. WOW HAVE been busy. Loved the snoop. It's always interesting to see what and how other peeps store their stash. Mind how you go now and don't overdo it. I LOVE those bags. You are so talented. TFS. ~Glen~

  16. Very organised room,love that you hung up the tags you have received. Love, love, love the red and black bag you have made your niece. Hugs Pam x

  17. AWESOME room!!! I love all of it!

  18. Wow what a great stash you have and how organised you are! Very impressive!! ikki x

  19. Amazing craft space!!!! totally amazing!!!! thanks for visiting my blog

  20. wowowowoo sooo much stuff and such a great crafty space!

  21. I need a lie down on that bed after the grand tour of all your lovely stash. So organised and lots of scrummy goodies.
    Your bags are fab!


  22. Wow! What a lot to look at! I especially enjoyed the tags hanging atop the window and the art pieces on the chalkboard. Patsy from

  23. I adore the seating you have in your room! Thanks for sharing so many pics; it was great to see what the whole room looks like!
    P.S. Please come check out my new challenge blog! The first challenge starts Sunday, May 23rd. I hope to see you there! xo Kelli

  24. What an amazing craft room - so organised!
    I absolutely LOVE your bag!

  25. can I come to stay in your craft room, it looks fab. Your bag is beautiful, I neeeed one. I've been reading back over your art journal posts & you've given me some great inspiration for where to start with mine, i've almost finished putting Gesso on the pages & am raring to go.

  26. To be honest your post was the best one I have seen today! You have amazing stuff - I love how you use Ikea! I am a fan! Your bags are gorgeous! I just love the bow bag - my kinda bag! Really amazing post - thank you for sharing it was a great snoop!

  27. Hi Darcy,
    Thanks for the guided tour, this was definitely a super snoop!
    What an amazing array of stuff and things!
    I love the bow bag... you could go into business selling those!
    I'll be back an other day for more!

  28. Hi Darcy, wow, wow, wow, what a craft room, ooh and it's tidy (for now)! love your bags they are great, can't beleive you have actually made room for bedding??? I'm sure that will change later, thanks for the grand tour! Happy Crafting, Sue xx

  29. oh I am green eyed with envy...what wonderful craft storage...a lovely room!

  30. WOW! That's all I can say! WOW! Thanks for letting us have a look around. Ooh you have a Clanger! FAB!
    I love how you have displayed your tags. :)
    Sorry I'm soooo late calling. It's been one of those weeks.xx