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Craft Room Tour: Elsie Robinson

Hey Pink Paislee fans, Elsie here! I’m really excited to share some of my favourite spots in my craft room with you all today.

2Currently, I’m lucky enough to have a space practically all to myself, it doubles up as a TV room and my craft space. I don’t know how long I will have this room, so I try keep my stash relatively small, organised and most importantly inspiring. Let me talk you through how I’ve done this.

831I’m a total day-dreamer, so I love to surround myself with some pretty things that can spark creative inspiration when I’m lost in a thought. I love that Elsie de Wolfe quote: ‘I want to make everything around me beautiful and that will be my life’… I really try to live by that philosophy!

24One way I try to keep everything organised is to use wall space, this unclutters my desk which gives me more desk space to create. I have a rail with pots full of my pens, pencils and tools, And another one which holds my mists and has some really handy hooks underneath for storing my washi and double-sided tape. I keep everything in easy reach, otherwise I wouldn’t think to use it.

2026I have a notice board by my desk which is is basically a moodboard of some favourite and inspiring photos and embellishments, I have a video on how I made this here. I love it so much, that I really haven’t changed it since I made it.

15My newest addition to my space is this Kallax unit from IKEA, a firm favourite amongst us scrappers! It sits underneath the TV and houses some albums, scrappy supplies and books, and I love it. I’ve decorated the top of the unit with a few meaningful knick-knacks.

67What’s a scrap room without a nail polish station, eh?! I absolutely love these wooden beach hut units that house my nail polishes and some other odds and ends. I love anything that reminds me of the ocean, and I got the beach huts for £2 in a sale – bargain! You really don’t have to have expensive pieces in your room to make it feel inspiring.

Everything follows a similar colour scheme and I try to keep the decor fresh and light but meaningful, that way I feel comfortable and enjoy the space I work in.

11Nothing surrounds me that doesn’t have some sort of sentimental meaning, so I’ve got a couple of notebooks and some copies of Emma and Northanger Abbey, that are a fond reminder of a trip to a favourite bookstore a few years back.

Oh, and there’s always a cup of coffee/several mugs lurking around somewhere in my space… the gnome mug is a firm favourite!

161722I’ve decorated the labels of the boxes I store supplies in with some of my favourite papers from Oh My Heart, they’re a super functional, affordable and pretty way to keep your stash organised.

19I have a bit of an interchangeable gallery wall going on. I use washi tape and binder clips because they’re a really simple and quick way to switch things up whenever I fancy a change.

I’ve also got some of my favourite papers from Take Me Away into frames… I honestly didn’t want to cut into the specialty sheet from the collection because it was too pretty, so I put it in a frame and based the colours of the rest of my gallery wall on that paper… and you guessed it: pastel pinks, mint, yellows and purple!

10The owl decoration was leftover from this layout I shared a couple of weeks ago, it ended up being too big for my project, but a perfect size to pop onto this canvas and the colours matched perfectly!

And yes, there is a lone blank canvas on my wall… I don’t know what to put there yet, so it’s blank for the moment!

21I keep my papers stored by collection. I love these open shelves as it’s so easy to find the papers I’m looking for, and to have a quick flip-through to formulate project ideas.

9Another recent purchase is this thread organiser. How I haven’t had one of these before I do not know… it’s a game-changer and beats the horrid tangled mess I had before!

It took some time to organise, but as someone who loves stitching as much as me, it’s become a pretty essential piece of kit. I love how it’s organised in a rainbow order, but honestly what other kind of other order is there?!

12 14Talking of stitching this is where I end up doing most of my stitching. I keep the sofa comfy with lots of cushions and throws in some of my favourite patterns. It’s a super comfy spot to snuggle up on Winter evenings with a film or an episode (or ten) of something on Netflix! And there’s always a stitching project nearby for me to get stuck into.

34I hope you enjoyed a peek into some of my favourite spots in my craft space! I’d love to hear any tips and tricks you have to keep your space inspiring.

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7 Responses to "Craft Room Tour: Elsie Robinson"

  • Susan
    March 3, 2017 - 9:08 am

    Love your craft room! Can you tell us where you got those paper dividers for your Ikea unit? I checked the Ikea website and couldn’t find them. Thanks!

  • Melissa
    March 3, 2017 - 10:36 am

    Your craft room is so bright and colorful on a background of bright white. It is gorgeous! I love that you hang your own projects on your wall. And I need to try the all white frames too.
    Where did you buy your open shelves? Thanks for your inspiration!

    • Elsie Robinson
      March 3, 2017 - 2:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Melissa :) I’m glad you like it! The white units are the Kallax units from IKEA. And then the shelves which I put my paper on are called Kvissle, also from IKEA. Hope that helps!

  • Melissa
    March 3, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    Elsie, thank you for sharing!

  • Rosnah
    March 4, 2017 - 9:57 am

    I am in love with your room. Inspire me a lot. I wish i can have one like this.

  • Claudia Fuentes
    March 5, 2017 - 6:58 am

    Precioso lugar Elise amo tu espacio me encanta gracias por mostrarnos tu lugar de trabajo saludos desde Chile

    Ese lugar donde guardas los papeles es fantástico y tus libros de Jane Austin los amé !!

    Claudia