Monday, April 24, 2017

New Craft Space

Hello Everyone,

I know it’s been awhile since my last post on marketing techniques that inspire me.  I have been working towards my MBA over the last couple years and am happy to say, I am almost done.

I will finish and graduate - with honors on June 2, 2017.  The that I receive from the marketing committee has always been something that I have cherished.  And now that inspiration is taking me on another journey.

During my time away from my marketing blog, I truly missed the creative outlet this afforded me and feel I need to explore other options for creativity.  My passion for paper crafts has exploded.  I have always enjoyed making cards and scrapbooks and now that I have little more time on my hands, I’m going to take all the marketing knowledge I have and start selling my creations.

Before I jump into this too fast, I need a work space.  I have spent the last few months researching and designing a new craft space and think I have the perfect one!  This is my journey of getting the space I have always dreamed of. Here's my inspiration:




Planning

Planning is the most important step.  Since this could add up to be a sizeable investment (that means over $1,000 to me), having a space that allows to easily do what I want is very important. Here are some steps to consider:
  1. Measure the space you will be using.  Measure all of it including doorways and wall height.  If you are like me, I want to use every inch of space that I have.          
  2. Make of two lists – must haves and nice to haves.  This way you know what could be given up if needed.                                                                            
  3. Get some graph paper or use a computer program and start mapping out your space starting with the must haves.  I recommend drafting a few different layouts.  Spend the time doing this because once you start on a particular layout, it will be very hard and costly to redesign and start over.                                                                            
  4. Once you decide on a layout, look at images of other craft rooms using Google and Pinterest to get ideas and inspiration.  Start collecting storage ideas that fits your space and needs – like to save pictures so I know what it should like.                            
  5. You are now ready – start with your nice to haves list and either build or buy or both.  Don’t get inpatient – getting what you want sometimes takes time. 


I’ll keep you posted on my progress.  I will share will you my final room layout when I finally decide on which one works for me.

Happy Crafting!

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