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Craft Room Organization: The Sink Area

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

The sink area is sort of a workhorse/jack-of-all-trades. Partly flat space, partly storage, partly sink, partly mess. This is what makes me different from some other crafters -- I make messes, and sometimes don't know where to put stuff. If you didn't have an inkling of that before, this post will show you that little secret. This is a view of the overall sink area. Stuff, sink, storage, storage, and stuff. More after the cut, and there are also notes on most, if not all, of the flickr photos. This is looking to the right over the sink. You can...

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Craft Room Organization: Soap Fragrances

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Part Two of Craft Room Organization: If you can’t FIND the inspiration, BE the inspiration (AKA “Arne’s Mr. Rogers Factory Tour Dreams Come True”). For part two, I want to talk about the shelves where I keep the majority of my soap fragrances. As with everything else (and no, sorry, but you can't borrow my husband), That Poor Man built me these shelves. Long time readers of my personal blog will remember when I got my new kiln. It came on a crate, and Tim cut down the wood from the crate and built these to house my glass bottles. Above is...

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Craft Room Organization: Dyes and Fragrances

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

This is part of a series of posts I was writing on my personal blog about a year ago. I never finished them, and am using the excuse of finishing and revisiting to post them here. I started these because I have a great love of being snoopy and looking at pictures of other people's crafting areas, and one thing that voyeurism has taught me is that either those people don't really use their rooms for crafting, or I am the messiest craftsperson in the world. So I set about to do a series of blog posts that will show the areas...

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Shelving crisis averted... for now.

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

Lately I've been itching to reorganize. Reorganize my work schedule; reorganize my glazes; reorganize my bisque; reorganize my finished ceramics. I'm trying not to schedule any work for Thursday and Friday. Oh, sure, we all know me -- I'm still going to DO work -- but it's catching up here and there, straightening and cleaning things I haven't had time to during the week... that sort of thing. Last week I ordered some small pantry shelves that I could use in my office to store my most often used glazes. Since I do glaze in there, and it's inconvenient to be carrying (or trying...

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