Standing in the dining room, looking into the office.
The yarn area. Ummm...I might have a tiny bit of an addiction.
Yes, the compulsive neat freak in me color coordinates everything. EVERYTHING! But doesn't it look oh so pretty that way?
More yarn. And also our hair accessory area...headbands, hair clips, and buttons.
See what I mean about everything having it's own little place? I have individual containers for every single color and style of headband that Two Seaside Babes' makes. It takes up a lot of space, but it's much easier to see what I'm low on for re-ordering and to grab what I need when I have an order to fill.
The shipping area. Ideally, in the future, I'm going to paint the armoire white.
USPS must love me. Or hate me. I'm not really sure which one. I order boxes in quantities of 25...usually 2 bundles per size. Come fall and winter, they can't deliver them to me fast enough!
Hundreds of envelopes. Yes, that giant box has even more in it.
The bottom of the shipping armoire. I do other crafts besides crochet, you might know. I paint. And sew. OK...I TRY to sew.
My shipping table. Shipping is the least favorite part of my job. So I put my favorite, beach-inspired photos in front of me to calm me down during this tedious phase.
One of my very first purchases on Etsy. "Lonely Spire 2" by lafrenchie.
"Mist on the Columbia" by lucybirdphotos.
There's a short story about this one...when we came up with our shop name Two Seaside Babes in May of 2008, we used an image of Haystack Rock as a part of our logo. I had literally been searching Etsy for 3+ years trying to find the most perfect photo of Haystack Rock. No seagulls. No people walking on the beach. So I find it a ironic that my good friend Beth of bethjt was the one that I finally ended up buying that photo from. I love, Love, LOVE it!
I'm one of those people that can't sleep at night because I have a thousand creative thoughts running through my head. I always need to write things down...thoughts, ideas, projects, products. So I have an entire basket filled with notepads, notebooks, and sticky pads.
My desk. Yes, that's us on the desktop. And yes, that's 2 notepads you see there next to the keyboard.
Under the table covers...my scrap yarns. I totally use those to make other things! Also, add compulsive pack rat to the list. I never throw anything out. I can make something out of everything. I'm JUST like my mom!
My cotton yarn area. Cones on top and skeins in the baskets.
Ribbons for making hair bows and head bands.
The yarn for our mini flowers. I love how there is a little cubby for each color and/or shade of yarn. Looking at that colorful deliciousness just makes me want to be creative!
One of my most favorite possessions...a hand-knotted rug that I got while deployed to Afghanistan. The colors don't really "work" amazingly well and doesn't seem to go with the "feel" of the office. But I love it. So there is stays.
That's is in a nutshell. One crazy organized, neat freak, everything-now-has-a-home, nutshell.