Hi! My name is Ellen and I am a craft-a-holic. Lucky for me, I have an entire room in our house dedicated to my obsession. Even though it doesn't always look like it, I try very hard to keep my tools and supplies organized so they are easy to access when the creative bug bites.
For the most part, I'm able to keep my supplies organized by craft type (i.e. sewing, drawing, beading, etc.). But sometimes it can be hard to contain all of the little bits and pieces I have collected over the years. My secret? I use small lidded organizers to compartmentalize all my notions.
Most beaders are probably already acquainted with using this type of container for storing their supplies. I have three of these Darice organizers for my beads so I can keep all my gems and findings sorted by type.
I also like to use ArtBin Storage Containers. My small clay cutters and tools fit neatly into a single box instead of rattling around in the bottom of my clay cubbie, just waiting to jump out and slice my finger. My polymer clay is separated by color and brand into multiple boxes. (Oh yeah, there are four more boxes of clay that didn't get invited to the photo shoot!)
For sewing, I wrangled all of my snaps, rivets, buckles and clasps into a single bin making it so much easier to see all of my sewing closures in one spot without having to open a bunch of little baggies and packages.
How do you store and organize your craft supplies?