Once again Bleubeard and I are joining Karen Valentine at My Dessert Cottage
button tutorial. All those signs show where she or I might be found working or playing at any given time of the day.
Since there was no time to get lots of photos of her craft room, Elizabeth decided to concentrate on her basement studio. She was anxious to try out her new camera she got from a fellow blogger. So I'm going back to napping, and you can join Elizabeth in the basement. The only time I'm allowed there is when there is a severe storm warning.
The second shelf holds all my polymer clay and supplies, including my pasta machine and dedicated toaster oven.
The third shelf has changed a bit, in that I have moved my CitraSolv, and replaced it with my mini-vise. It still holds all my soldering supplies, though, as well as my nippers for cutting tiles.
You can barely see the third shelf in the top photo, where I keep my beeswax, encaustics, and crayons. That's also where I keep my tools for making these, including my dedicated crock pot and my two melting pots. I also keep my UTEE, which I use in one of the melting pots, while the other is dedicated to wax. I keep the stainless steel pot there, too, but only because it's where it fits. I use it for dyeing fabric I don't dye in my microwave, or cooking plants to make handmade paper.
This is the one area that has no plastic. Instead, I've used wood and bricks for the shelving, and metal file cabinets for the base.
On the corner cabinet you'll find a collection of rocking horses, including the clock. Under that is my collection of old car keys, tiles, and a pair of shoes I found in my neighbor's dumpster that I intend to alter. Below that are my two rock tumblers I use to tumble glass, as well as a jar of glass, and my vinegar I use for rusting my fabric and paper.
The bottom shelf holds paint and supplies for making soap I didn't have room for on the shelves I have yet to show.
So what, you ask, is different this year? Other than the color of the photos, my roll-around table, for one.
is a nice cushion of natural felt. It all sits on top of a cute little ironing board I bought on clearance.
And although the camera didn't capture it, the bottom and top shelves hold my flower arranging and flower drying supplies.