In our sofa…Welcome to Maja’s place

Posted by Maja Nowak

12 April, 2014 -

Hello, Maja Fans, welcome to Maja Design blog today, and Maja’s place as well πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy visiting our creative spaces and like to sit in our sofa πŸ™‚ So far you have seen Jenny’s gorgeous room and Elena’s bright and cozy place – today I’d like you to invite to my small scrapheaven πŸ™‚

Maja-NowakMy room is so tiny it’s quite difficult to take photos inside – it has only about 2 x 3 m – but I’m still so happy I can have it for my own! It used to be my kids’ playing room, but after the grand overhaul of our flat I got the chance to take it πŸ™‚ To save as much space as possible, we don’t have doors in most of the rooms, and so I have to struggle to keep my space rather clean-ish, in case somebody drops in to visit πŸ˜‰ Here’s the view you get at the doorstep:

mdroom0When you enter (which is about half a step forward LOL), you see a wall full of furniture to your left – there’s really not enough room to swing a cat πŸ˜‰ mdroom1Now I know what it looks like – plenty of stuff! But I like to store my embellies by colour, stamps by theme or category, papers by manufacturers, etc. – and that requires a lot of space and means plenty of boxes πŸ™‚ Here, for example, I store my stamps, stickers and some of the dies, and the boxes hold flowers:

mdroom2Here’s the cabinet with paper embellishments, chipboards, Prima flower tubes and bling and ribbons in the small boxes:

mdroom3Here’s my tool and paper corner…well. I’m a paper freak and just can’t turn a blind eye to a beautiful pattern!

mdroom4And if you add to that the fact I design for several shops and manufacturers, who send you that many papers:

mdroom5…then no wonder I need so many shelves and boxes πŸ™‚

Now turn around and you have the working space. The drawers contain more embellies of every kind, but remember, I love detailed segregation, so there’s still a lot of space for more stuff πŸ˜‰

mdroom6mdroom7Above the desk, on the shelves, you will find my buttons, Stickles glitter box, small stamps sets in the black file binders and on the top shelf – my season houses I’ve shared recently and handmade gifts from my scrapfriends from around the world πŸ™‚

mdroom8Then you have metal and cardboard containers with various small embellies – for example, the reindeer boxes contain Christmas stuff πŸ™‚ And can you see those two vintage cars? They are…candy boxes, now filled with flair buttons and album metal corners πŸ™‚

mdroom10The right half of the desk with drawers beneath is my media centre πŸ˜‰ I keep my inks, mists, paints, mixed media and embossing powders here. Here’s also the place for all “dirty” work, hence the craft sheets. The mini drawers are where I keep brads (again, by colour and kind, like crystal or pearls πŸ˜‰ )

mdroom9Finally, under the desk I keep scraps of papers – is it only me or is it normal not to throw away a bit of paper until it’s possible to punch a tiny circle out of it? πŸ˜€

mdroom11And so, here’s where I create and spend most of my time (as it’s also my business office πŸ˜‰ ), often with my kids:

mdroom12Thank you for getting here with me πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed the visit – drop by any time!




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  • Wendy says:

    What a great space , hard to believe it is small as it seems so full of light and …space

  • kath White says:

    First off, you are incredibly organized!! I could use your skills in my work space. lol!! I love the room it is light and airy despite it being small. The floors are to die for! Thank you for sharing. Now, I must get busy and and clean up my space. Arrrrrrg!

  • Debbie L Gregory says:

    Your space is amazing, but your organization is AWESOME!! I love the chandelier in your room also. Beautiful space and you have so much in there thanks to your organizing skills. So this is where all the beautiful papers and all are born!! πŸ™‚

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    You have a wonderful space Maja, everything is very organized. love it!

  • Such a wonderful tour! I am amazed at your organizational skills! You should teach classes on this as well as your beautiful work!!! Thank you for letting us into your world!

  • pcake62 says:

    Thank for showing us your creative area, love your designs.

  • wow what gorgeous peaceful energy you have created in your space … love the entire room and it looks so airy, light and inviting , you are wonderful sharing with us Maja . love and hugz to you x

  • Thank you so much, dear ladies πŸ™‚ It warms my heart to read all those nice comments, and know you liked my tiny room πŸ™‚ If you are around, do drop in for a coffee, chat and some scrapping together!

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just love your space! And. An Anonymous Paperaddict sister! I didn’t even shot photos of my papers because they are so embarrassing many, but let’s say you are outnumbered! πŸ˜€ Maybe we should meet up some day just to pat some papers together. Ha ha!