Thursday, January 20, 2011

Crafting space - Izabela Motyl

We're invited to see where Izabela Motyl creates her beautiful items. Iza runs Isamocrochet on ETSY which offers unique handmade fashion accessories and jewelry, writes a blog, twitts and that's all in between being a mum of 3!

PolETSY: What kinds of crafts do you do?
Iza: I design and make unique crochet accessories, jewellery and clothes.

Where do you craft?
I work from home, most of the time from my desk (workstation :) ) situated in the lounge, so I can watch television, too. Sometimes I take my wool basket to my bedroom, or sit comfortably on the sofa.

What in your craft space (if anything) inspires you?
I love fashion, I love photos from catwalks, they inspire me, but the most inspiring for me is antique lace and old fashion, I buy old patterns and collect them and have them handy all the time. My bookcase is just right by my desk so I can just grab a booklet, have a look and get dreaming my own designs.

What kind of materials, tools you use most often? How do you store them?
Materials - wool, wool and more wool. Stored in my bedroom in very useful plastic chests of drawers and cardboard boxes. Most of the little tiny balls of cotton used to make my jewellery is stored in small shoe boxes that are perfect for that sorting all different kinds of cotton... And my hooks, oh I love them so much, best for keeping them tidy on my workstation is a very wide glass jar and for big needles and hooks I have a little rattan desk organizer.

How do you organize your workspace?
I am trying to be organized but it is not always so easy, I always try to put my hooks back to the jar, keep my scissors there as well, then my desk (bought from IKEA) has got very useful pockets where I keep my paper work before archiving it to the file.

Do you have any organization tip/tool/tricks that can help others improve their workspace?
I am not really good with organizing things, but when I move to the bedroom with my working or going in some place I want to do some crochet I put all the hooks and scissors in the little make-up case...

What is your one favourite thing in your craft room?
There is really a lot of space there now and the book case is my favorite.

If you could change one thing in your craft room what would it be?
I would love to have my own craft room :)
 Thank you for having us Iza!


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