Friday, May 16, 2008

Where We Create: Behind the Scenes of NC Triangle Etsiers

Behind the scenes of Etsy Shop: Katie Carolina Designs and Start to Finish

Describe the space in which you create. What is your favorite thing about your space?
I live in a small one bedroom apartment in North Raleigh. My craft room is approximately 4'x6' and closely resembles my couch!

What is your favorite thing about your space? It is very comfy!

How do you keep your space organized
Due to my confined area, organization is a must for me. After the disorganization took over and made me crazy, I called in a reinforcement: my mother!

I have two wire shelving units left over from the days of living in a dorm. At Lowe's I found some great color coordinated fabric baskets that fit perfectly into the shelving units. Now I use the units for storing the supplies for my "Start to Finish" business (covered buttons, fabric, etc.). I moved a piece of furniture from the dining nook and use that to store jewelry supplies. Everything that is related to my "Katie Carolina Designs" business is stored here. I have two five hook coat hangers on the wall and that is where I hang all my finished necklaces

Do you have inspiration pieces in your space? If so, what are they?
Hmm, the TV is an inspiration piece. Every time I see something on TV and think I can do that, an inspiration hits!

My cat is also an inspiration, he inspires me to create faster and to not leave supplies sitting around! If I do, he snatches them up and a week later I will find them in his latest "hidey-hole"!

Is there something else you'd like to share about your space? Lack of space is definitely my least favorite. I spend a lot of time taking supplies out and getting set up to craft and then cleaning up and putting my supplies away. I often think about how much more crafting I could get done if I had a room where I could leave items out. One day maybe!

Check out Katie's Shop:
For more info and behind the scenes, check out Katie's blog and her two shops, Start to Finish and Katie Carolina Designs.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that no one left a note yet telling Katie how much they enjoyed seeing where all her crafting action happens!
    I'll be the first to admit that I wouldn't be able to keep my things that neat... not to mention put away so that others could visit and sit on the couch too.