My Craft Room / Studio

Well, I think the majority of my craft stuff is put where I want it to be for now. I have a few piles left to sort through, like a bunch of fabric and notions in plastic bags, but I’ll get to that eventually. For now, here are some photos of my creative space:

My Craft Room/Studio - DeskMy Craft Room/Studio - Stationery Collection & Desk
My Craft Room/Studio - Desk Close-up

My Craft Room/Studio - Plush Toys & Miscellaneous My Craft Room/Studio - New Bookcase

I’m still in the process of sorting through and weeding things out, but I’ll get through that in due time. I feel almost embarrassed to have as much stuff as I do though, especially for how little I’ve created since accumulating it all. When I was working full-time though, I just didn’t have the energy or motivation to do anything even removely creative, especially towards the end of my time at my last company. I’ve been taking time off since last February (2005, that is), and since then I’ve been able to really play around a bit, though still not as much as I’d like do. I’m starting to look for a new job though, but hopefully I can find one that won’t kill my creativity again. I know a lot of it comes down to making time and pushing yourself to do things even when you don’t entirely feel like it, but it takes practice to get good at this.

Anyway, for the time being, I’ll still keep playing around as much as I can. Even if it’s simple things like these wrapped postcards, my Work In Progress Friday project.

New Wrapped Postcards - WIP
I’m going to stamp and emboss some images on the front, but I’m saving them for tonight’s South Bay Stampers meeting. I have to have something to work on when I go! ;)

Oh, and I almost forgot! This morning, I was looking through the sites that people have come here from, and I discovered that my Hello Kitty pillow was featured on MAKE magazine’s blog today, along with a few other Sanrio-inspired projects. Two days in a row of some crafty notoriety! It’s a good thing I have some new content planned for the site, and maybe there’ll be even more linking to Being Crafty. ;)