I love how we scrap girls inspire each other!
I was watching RetroHipMama do a tour of her gorgeous craft space last night and it so inspired me! Between her and clips of Marie Kondo (oh, to have Netflix!) I was inspired to give my little corner a little tidy up.
I’m still down here at the end of the kitchen.
I find I create more frequently if I’m not taking myself off to another room… it helps me feel less guilty (we all do, don’t we?) about making time for myself if I’m still a little bit available for chats.
I also like being in this room as it’s so bright.
I don’t know if I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, but I have my lightbox there to pop on whenever I’m working. Just so I know that when I get low – and I do fairly frequently – that it’s not due to lack of light.
I have to keep re-painting my desk as I’m a terror for getting coffee rings on it that don’t wipe off!
I’m not sure why, but that striped coaster doesn’t seem to stay there for long and when I’m in the mood to create, coffee rings are the last thing on my mind.
My little tray is full of February’s kit at the moment.
I’m not sure what to supplement it with though… last month, I tore through Let’s Go as well as Crafty Girl.
I think I may need to design a page filled just with pretty pattered tags that I can use to boost each mini kit. Or print doubles of a couple of the papers…
Here’s where all my supplies and tools live.
That washi ring idea was just a genius move, if I do say so myself.
I won’t mention that I only ended up with that giant ring because I ordered completely the wrong size on eBay…
On my wall are inspiring, pretty things.
Will you think I’m completely bonkers when I admit that I don’t want to use either the Felicity Jane items or the Heidi Swapp puffy stickers and intend to just keep them in their packets as decorations?
Well, they’re just so pretty and make me happy each time I look at them!
I forget where I got this pretty basket… possibly Hema? It’s very yummy, isn’t it?
And finally – my favourite layout ever is framed on the wall next to my desk.
I just like this one so much: I was happy making it and feel happy now when I look at it.
And I honestly can’t say that about all my layouts, as a lot of them were trying-very-hard ‘look at me now!’ projects where I wasn’t in such a healthy mental space.
But hey, you live and learn: it’s all about giving ourselves grace and finding our own paths.