This is a big, big day for me. For months now (since before leaving on maternity leave back in June), I’ve been working with the Creating Keepsakes magazine team on a near and dear project—Creative Spaces Vol. 2. Yes, after the success of the first version, we’re back with a second volume. And this one promises to be twice as nice. Isn’t the cover pretty? That incredible space belongs to Amy Yingling, a very talented friend of mine. Check out her crib springs inspiration board—oh baby, that’s a fun idea!
And the cover is just the beginning. There are so many wonderful craft spaces inside—everything from crafting closets to a craft houses (belonging to Mark Montano). (Yes, you read that right. It does say HOUSE.) No matter the amount of space you have available to you, you’re sure to find ideas to fit your needs.
This issue provides ideas for storing just about every crafting supply. Here’s an idea of just some of the solutions you’ll find in the issue.
These ideas are coming to you straight from those who are passionate about crafting. Friends of mine in the crafting industry who have kindly welcomed us into their homes for a special tour and look inside their creative worlds. And the fun doesn’t end there. Well known crafting companies have also opened their doors to us, providing even more inspiration! The following friends are part of Creative Spaces Vol. 2:
Here’s a look at just a few of the ideas you’ll find inside this issue.
Heather Bailey, a leading fabric designer, invites us into her brand new and beautiful studio. This is just a taste of what’s in store.
Melissa Phillips, known for her attractive, shabby-chic design style, keeps some of her supplies in a grandfather clock (cool!), including this cheerful basket of fun!
Linda Gardner, the creative mind behind behind the popular blog Craftaholics Anonymous, has several ideas for keeping her ribbon and fabric sorted, including this colorful ribbon wire.
Time to Win!
This is a celebration, which means we have a week’s worth of excitement in store, including blog blitzes, storage tips, and giveaways, giveaways, and more giveaways! The giveaway festivities start here and now. Leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, January 18 for a chance to win this combo pack of Creative Spaces Volumes 1 & 2.
Congratulations to our winner of the Creative Spaces combo pack!
Madelyn says: I am always reorganizing things in my studio – love new ideas.
I never know what I’ll find that I forgot about !
Watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.
If you don’t win, don’t worry. Both Creative Spaces and the brand new Creative Spaces Vol. 2 are currently available on our website. And volume 2 hits newsstands tomorrow! We’ll be back then with more ideas and more free stuff. See you then!
Megan Hoeppner, creative editor