Happy Friday, our first of the summer! Hope your week has been wonderful! I also hope by now you’ve had a chance to check out our new updated website! We are THRILLED with the look. It’s fresh, fun and so easy to find your way around. If you haven’t had the chance to take the tour, I highly recommend it! You won’t be disappointed!

Today we get to visit Tanja’s gorgeous space. Lots of attention to detail here, so be sure to take it all in.

 

My happy place (a.k.a. oasis / mental spa / escape pod) is a spare bedroom. Lucky me! Just mine and everyone else is barred without approval. I know precisely when there has been an unauthorized visitor to “borrow” a stapler, scissors or pen; as they leave evidence behind.  Bless their souls, but they always seem to take the fine tip precious scissors to cut hard, plastic packaging with!

IMG_2066-001_blog
This is such a HAPPY place!

It is the smallest room in the house, but big enough. I have moved through the house a few times; from the large rec room in the basement to a guest room (darker) and then to this room. It feels better and a bit cosier. Everything is a few steps away. It is next to the rec room (so near the kids playing) and a short jog from the laundry for washing stencils and brushes, far from the kitchen and all sorts of temptation. 

IMG_2015-001_blog
Everything in it’s place!

The simple Ikea shelves hold a ton of product; easily disguised in baskets, boxes, or just open. Sort by sort! Stamps, inks, paints, books, paper, embellishments all have their own departments on different shelves. All categories together, if it is not there, I don’t own it yet. I stash stickers, rub ons, alphabet stickers, and flat embellishments in plastic sleeve type files. Letters by colour!   A touch of OCD here, but so much easier to find! Paper by colour! Small thingies (brads, pins….) in plastic clear fish tackle type containers, stacked. You’ve guessed it, type by type! Colour by colour!

IMG_1976-001_blog
I need Tanja to come organize MY space!

 The best part is the island. It is the perfect standing height with incredible storage. One side has an overhang for sitting with a drafter’s chair. I can move the island around where ever I want.

IMG_1961_blog
LOVE all the pictures and keepsakes…and that light fixture..WOW!!!!

 The cupboard also has storage above and hanging clips from above for special projects. The folding doors hide all sins.

The decor is everything I love…photos of best friends, children, hubby and godchildren, recipe book holders for displaying my most recent efforts, beautiful art, a dress form, old baby shoes, angels and the most gorgeous chandelier. 

Happy place indeed.

We want to see where you scrapbook or craft! It is so easy! Snap a few photos of your space and tell us a bit about it. Email your photos (as attachments to a SINGLE email, please) to Kim at kim[at]canadianscrapbooker[dot]ca. Each Friday, Kim will pick a scrap space to highlight on our blog. We are so excited to see where you have been creating!
We want to see where you scrapbook or craft! It is so easy! Snap a few photos of your space and tell us a bit about it. Email your photos (as attachments to a SINGLE email, please) to Kim at kim[at]canadianscrapbooker[dot]ca. Each Friday, Kim will pick a scrap space to highlight on our blog.
We are so excited to see where you have been creating!
 

 

 



Author

Comments

  1. Love the natural light coming in thru the window and the rest of the room, do you take appointments for spa escape days,lol.

  2. I have been blessed to have been in this crafty space. Like Tanja said it is small, but it is most definitely effective!! The space is inspiring, warm and inviting!! Congrats Tanja 🙂

Write A Comment