Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Come on In! See Where it all Happens!

Welcome to the home & office of Start To Finish Supplies!

Voyeurs are welcome here!

If you are anything like me you are curious to know where your supplies come from, what it looks like on the other end of the internet, what organizational methods others use, ect. It is fun to see how others set up their offices and craft spaces. Well here is mine. It is nothing special but it works!

I live in a one bedroom apartment. Approximately 1/3 of my apartment is dedicated to my business. My sunroom is set up as an office. This is where I type up invoices, print shipping labels, house my files and store items such as shipping labels.

The majority of my time spent on the internet happens when I am on the couch watching TV. The couch doubles as my craft room. Since I live in a small apartment, there is not much space. Therefore, my couch multi-tasks allowing me to use it to lounge, craft and nap! In the living room I have two tall metal shelves. I purchased coordinating blue & tan bins which I use as storage.

Across from the couch is an antique cabinet which I use as my personal craft storage. The crafts in this area are for my personal use and are items that I am not selling. It has been very beneficial for me to maintain two separate storage areas so that I do not sell something that I want to craft with.

My biggest challenge is sharing my work and craft space with my cat! He may be small but he is mighty! I am constantly shooing him away from my crafts! He has taught me to never leave anything sitting out. Since he came to live with me three months ago he has turned me into a more organized person. If he finds that I have left something out of place and unattended he snatches it up and hides it. Sometimes it is weeks before I find the item again!

Well that is the complete tour of the home of Start To Finish Supplies. I hope you enjoyed it!


Snowberry & Lime said...

I always enjoy seeing other people's work area!
Oh and you are from the same place as my boyfriend's mum. :D


BululuStudio said...

I love the way you describe your craft room, and you have helper lol. Cool keep going!


It is fun seeing everyone's work spaces. Love your cute little helper!

Anonymous said...

You're amazing! I too have a small space, it takes a lot of organization and constant changing of "hats" to make it work. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Well your room sure looks better than mine! I'm going to have to post pictures of mine's so messy! Before and afters are always fun (:

sue said...

I like your room and the supervisor sure look tough. I have been in the process of organizing my room for some time now. Even sorted the yarns into color lots. But still waiting for the actual room.

Mark & Stefani McCune said...

You look very organized! Love your helper too!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

My cat loves to "inspect" whatever I am doing also. You seem to be making excellent use of your limited space. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Bagladee said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on my craftspace. Yours is very organised...and your kitty is very cute, is that him in your profile picture when he was a kitten, adorable! He's very inquisitive, very much like mine. x

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Hi! Welcome to the official blog for Start To Finish Supplies. My name is Katie. I am the face behind Start To Finish Supplies. I am a 20-something living in Raleigh, NC. I enjoy spending time crafting. When I am not crafting I am reading, kayaking or at the beach. I started out making jewelry in March, 2007 under the business name Katie Carolina Designs. I launched Start To Finish Supplies a year later in March 2008. Start To Finish Supplies has been a blast. I take pride in offering supplies to fellow crafters at reasonable prices. Why pay more money to buy from a large corporation? With Start To Finish Supplies I am always around to answer questions and to provide excellent customer service. I strive to make every transaction perfect!