Our final peek into scrap rooms will be Leah Farquharson's space!
How is your scrap space organized? I organize most things by type of product, then manufacturer of the product. My inks and paints are kept on the wall shelves, papers in paper organizers on the shelf, punches in a basket, and embellishments in boxes. I also keep a special basket on the floor that I consider my "in queue" basket - I have regular assignments to complete and the current products that I need to use for those get separated by project and plopped into the basket. When they're done, the leftovers get broken down by type of product and manufacturer.
What products must you have within arm's reach? My sewing machine. Inks. Paints. Buttons. Watercolors. I also keep essential tools in a basket made to hold silverware and napkins at a picnic - it holds my ruler, paper piecer, adhesive runner, paint brushes, and acrylic blocks for stamps.
What do you love most about your scrap space? That it's me. I keep bits of things that inspire me on the walls - my favorite latest layout on a rack, a photo of my grandmother, random bits of favorite projects like quilt sample pieces, embroidery projects, a snapshot of my husband and our boys from our last trip to the beach, etc.
How often would we find you scrapping? I would say at least a couple of times a week.
What makes your scrap space unique? I think the biggest thing that makes my space unique is that it doubles as a workspace for my handmade business. My computer, wall schedule for the week, monthly calendar on my desk, reminder notes taped up everywhere with washi tape, sewing machine, and fabric everywhere are all reminders of that it's never completely clean.
Any other tips or things you want to tell us about your scrap space? Don't be afraid to let go of things you're not using. I used to have a thing about not wanting to let go of stuff. My space ended up cluttered and I couldn't work well in it! It's totally not worth hanging on to those papers or stamps that you may never use. Give them to a great cause instead - like a new scrapbooker, a local kid's art museum - anything to clear your space and get you creating. More isn't always better!
Thanks for the look into your creative space Leah!