Why name a blog "Kloset Kreations", you ask? Because that is what it is. A closet. Take the doors off the closet in the spare room, add a counter and some storage, fill it with paper, buttons, ribbon and other crafty things and there you have it. My "Kloset", if you will. This is where I lasso my inner creativity and escape to a place where time just doesn't seem to exist. This is where my passion shows and I can use my creations as a means of self-expression. Welcome to the "Kloset".
So, here you have it, just like I said; Your ordinary closet, with a little bit of enhancement. Some basic shelving up top, with store bought paper holders and plastic drawer sets go a long way. Along with an extra shelf added below to host a place for some of the smaller essentials, you have an efficient, easily accessible work station.
Here's a close up of the smaller shelving area that is just above the main counter space. It's perfect for storing all of my PTI stamp sets in an organized way that is easy to see, and easy to get to. You know, I have to be efficient. So much to create, and so little time. It also makes for a great place to put those things that you don't really know what do with. I keep my PTI felt rolls up here, along with my twine spools and other string. My ribbon is stacked by color (sometimes I tend to let them get out of order), next to my spools and felt rolls.
The shelf extends to the left side of the closet to give me some extra room to store my buttons. Some of them sit on top of the shelf, while some also sit below it, on top of a plastic drawer storage set. I got the idea to keep my buttons in canning jars from the oh so wonderful Dawn McVey, and I must say, that it works great! You can see the color so easily, and they are not hard to get to at all, not to mention how cute it looks. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick solution to searching through drawers for just the right button.
Under my shelf I have cork boards that hold photos of my family and some of my adhesives. My Tonic cutter sits to the left of my station for easy access because I use it so much. I use plastic storage drawers all over the place, they are reasonably priced and hold those little knick knacks that add a small but needed touch to the best cards. I store my PTI inks in the larger drawers and also keep my Cuttlebug dies in one of the medium sized drawers.
To the right of my station I have a set of pull out drawers. The upper drawer holds my cricket perfectly while the two lower drawers hold some of my bigger punches and other tools that I don't use as much as the tools I keep up top. As awful as it sounds, I have to admit that my cricket seems to be gathering dust. I am telling you, my brain can only remember to use so many different tools.
On top of the pull out drawers it just enough room for me to keep a couple of baskets that I purchased at a craft store in a town about thirty minutes away. They fit my cards perfectly, and give a cute way to present my cards to the girls at work, giving them an easy way to flip from one card to the next.
Of course I couldn't forget these! On top of my counter I keep two coffee cups that I stole from the kitchen filled with my Copic Markers. To keep the sets of colors separate, I tie them together in their groups of three with small rubber bands that I also stole from my daughters bathroom drawer. It keeps the colors separate so that I make a quick grab and get straight to coloring!
Thanks for taking a peek into my "Kloset" I hope you like what you see! Feel free to take any ideas you wish. I would love to hear how you keep your crafty space looking cute but workable, too. Happy Kreations, friends!