Come behind the scenes at As The Bunny Hops and see Amy's craft closet in North Carolina.
In the rest of my house I like to pretend that I'm an adult. My craft closet is the one place where that doesn't apply. It's full of toys and color and all of my favorite things. It's completely impossible for me to walk in without finding something that will make me smile.
Tell us about your space
When my house was first built, there was a large closet off of the living room. It became something of a catch-all area for things that had no other space. When I decided to work from home and blog full time, I knew I'd need a work space and a place to store all of my craft supplies. The craft closet was born. It's only 8'x7', so creative use of space and vertical storage was mandatory.
What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
When working with such a small space, cozy was the only option I had. Instead of going minimal, I filled it up. Any wall space became part of my gallery wall. I picked storage bins and buckets in any color I could find.
One of my favorite parts of the room is my lighting collection. From my novelty lamps to my over-the-top gypsy chandelier, I love them all!
How do you keep organized?
I worked vertically to create the storage I needed for all of my supplies. Starting with two shelves filled with colorful bins, I then worked up, installing overhead shelves filled with even more bins and baskets. Keeping things organized will always be a work in progress, since I'm constantly adding to my craft stash.
Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I'm completely obsessed with labeling everything. I think at last count I had three label makers. Using labels is the only way I can remember where everything is located. Beyond the labels, it's all about the bins. I love using bins inside of bins-it's meta organization!
Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I love the random and crazy collection of toys that are on display in my craft closet. My toy collection gets added to almost as frequently as my craft supplies. I give away many of the things I make, but there are a few favorites on display. Take a peek and you can see a bunny mask, pieces of a custom magnetic poetry set and more from my blog hiding throughout the room.
How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I'm well known for being a tech and gadget hoarder, yet I'm surprisingly old school when it comes to keeping up with ideas for future projects. They all go into a journal. The one I'm currently using was a gift from a friend, and on the cover it says "Amazing Ideas Manifesto". I don't know what percentage of my ideas qualify as "amazing", but it's always the goal.
Where do you look for inspiration?
My favorite place to go for inspiration is my local craft shop. I love seeing what's new and trying to think of a way to incorporate it into a project. I don't let myself buy anything without a specific project in mind. (Although I confess to buying things far too often with a specific project in mind that never actually happens...)
If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
Even though I love my cozy craft closet, if there was a way to make it larger I'd go for it. I'd also love to have windows in the space for some natural light. If we're dreaming really big, though, my dream craft room would actually be a Wendy House in the backyard. I've always wanted a little fairy tale cottage where I could play!
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