When I was actively doing charcoal and pastel paintings, i had my own art case for my pencils and pastels. It was a nice way to keep all my supplies neatly organized and out of the way until I needed them. This idea also works for embroidery threads/needles and crochet hook items, if you love that type of craft.
How do you store your arts and craft supplies? Do you have a specialized crafting container to hold everything?