I knew the problem: Everything didn't have a place. Everything needs a place so you know where to put it back. Like things need to be organized together.
I also knew I needed more table space because for the most part, we would just grab what supplies we needed and take it down to the dining room table. It's pointless to have a craft room if you don't/can't use it.
So I took a trip to Ikea and bought a second table. But first I took everything out of the room, and made little piles in the hallway to group stuff together. I bought one of those Better Homes & Gardens special publication magazines on organizing, and it said that one of the most common mistakes people make when organizing a room is to go out and buy stuff first before taking stock of what you have and what needs to be organized.
So I bought a table, and also a couple of pegboards.
So now I have a sewing table and a crafting table.
Pretty little Ikea glasses hold tools grouped by type: coloured pencils, calligraphy pens, markers, pens, pencils, and paintbrushes & painting tools.
I am so happy that I finally checked this off my To Do List! And thanks to my sister Selby for helping me do it all. It was a big job and she was awesome!