How did we get to Friday again? It must be a sign I’m getting older, because it flew by!
This week Alison Krogsgaard is kind enough to let us into her busy space. I think it must be heartbeat of her home as it multi tasks as an office, scrap room & craft room for her twins! Alison has used her space very well to accommodate the needs of each “hat” this room wears! Enjoy the tour!
I’ve recently been organizing and purging my craft haven. As a result; I’ve made enough space along one wall to put a small table and chairs for my girls to color and create at the same time as their mama. My scrap room does triple duty as my scrap room, the girls’ craft room and it is also our home office. Everything is stored accordingly.
I regularly hang their artwork up on the bulletin board in the office. The angel you see next to it is one of my most favorite Christmas decorations. I bought it at a Craft sale last December. The wooden decorative birdhouse in front of the angel is something my mother in law made.
This storage unit holds various scrapbooking embellishments; alphas & numbers, rub-ons, stickers & sentiments, seasonal & special occasion stickers and ribbon. The bottom drawer holds my girl’s crafty stuff. I’ve labelled most everything in my room.
This photo is an old sewing desk that my mother-in-law gave me. The shelf with all the paper stored on it pulls out actually. I have odds and ends stored here; magazines under the left portion of the desk, doilies, bubble wrap for use with stamping and albums that I plan on putting together for the grandparents (one day). I also store my Cricut here. The little caddy stores my most often used stuff- adhesives, straight edge ruler, paper trimmer, Cuttlebug, etc.
This is where all the magic happens. This table was adopted into our household when we bought our first house. The previous owner had left it there, and it worked perfectly as a work table for my scrapbooking! This picture also sports my second daughter.
Here’s the office desk, which obviously houses the computer, my Stampin’ Up ink and other miscellaneous items. The little chair underneath the desk belongs with the girls craft table, but is unsafe to sit at. It was my husband’s when he was a little gaffer. You can see that I store my scrap papers on the far left side of the desk. They are separated by colour and pattern.
This is another piece of furniture that my mother in law gave to us. It stores everything office related- staplers, computer paper, tape, photo paper, and my most current scrapbook album that I’m working on. On the top of the shelving unit, you’ll see a dish rack. I use that to organize all our bills and other important documents. The magazine holder next to it holds an open pack of computer paper, photo paper and lined paper.
Into the closet we go – the top shelf isn’t too pretty; it stores gift bags and tissue paper. The storage units I have in there (two stacked on top of each other), store all my stamps and the bottom drawers store things like rhinestones, decorative borders, chipboard and other miscellaneous craft items (sea shells, nylons for decorating my pumpkins with, cards that I’ve made, etc.) Next to my storage units a large paper pad hangs; that’s what the girls do their painting on. They got an easel for Christmas, and I attach a piece of paper from that and let them loose. Eventually I’d like to bring their easel into our craft room.
Here’s another special item to me. The angel behind the photo is from a very dear friend of mine. You’ll see her on the far right in the picture; both girls in that picture are good friends from high school. The flower and butterfly in the foreground are from a bouquet of flowers my sister bought me when the twins were born. I never got a picture of the flowers, but I kept the embellishments that came along with it!
Orchids are my favorite flowers; these are from my husband. I learned that they like south facing windows the best. This is the only south facing window in the house, and it’s perfect because now I get to look at them every day! That little message in the centre is something I made.
Lastly, here’s a picture of my second daughter’s “first haircut”. She spent the first two weeks of her life (along with her sister) in the NICU, and her head needed to be shaved so that an IV could be inserted. They kept the hair that they shaved. I’ve also got my ultrasound pics and all our hospital bracelets in the office with me as well.
There you have it. My little piece of heaven on earth! Alison Krogsgaard