Hello Dear Friends!
Some of you may have noticed the link on my sidebar for "Where Bloggers Create". If you clicked on it, you would have read that today, several hundred bloggers are sharing their creative spaces. I know many of you have already seen mine, but I wanted to participate in this fun event so I'm showing it again. Like any living thing (and I do think my craft studio is living), it changes constantly. For those of you that have visited before, perhaps you'll see something new. For those of you that haven't been here before ~ Welcome!
Come in, won't you?
Hmmmm.... maybe I should have left a light on for you!
Yes! That's better. The room, although in a basement, is bright and fun! The walls on three sides are a watermelon pink, the floor is a cranberry checkerboard and most of the accessories are an antique white. I love this space. It's the place I get to be surrounded by the colors and things I love. I hope you'll enjoy your visit.
This is my stitching chair and I love it! The old garden chair was in pretty bad shape until I painted it an antique white and had some pretty cushions made for it. It's comfortable and provides a great place to stitch or read. I have a matching one that I can bring into the room if a friend comes to visit. The space is filled with things I've made, received as gifts or found at flea markets or garage sales. Nothing is expensive but everything is priceless to me! The old pink bucket is my new waste basket and the table beside my chair was an ugly old piece that I painted and distressed.
I found carpeting to be just too big of a mess and decided to paint the floor. I used several coats of white and cranberry to create the checkerboard pattern and love how it turned out. Way easier to keep clean!
Did I mention that this is a small space? It's about 9 or 10 feet wide and deep. I've managed to pack a lot in this small space however.
This is the desk I use the most (There are two desk areas in the "L" shaped configuration of the room). It has a wonderful little cabinet on top that stores some of my collections and many of my treasures are displayed on top of it. My reference books are all close at hand on either side of the cabinet.
My little t.v. corner:
This is a little cabinet I got in the bath department of a major discount retailer. It fits in my small space and holds my collection of wooden cigar boxes which hold all kinds of crafty items, my tins and a big part of my button collection.
This is a Pottery Barn wrap station that originally held rolls of wrapping paper. I have since found an antique paper dispenser and have started using white paper to wrap all presents. So, this got a little makeover and is now a quilt rack for a favorite quilt made by a dear friend, and is now home to my tomato pin cushion collection and other goodies.
These heart pin cushions hang just above a favorite picture of my husband taken on a cruise we took a couple of years ago. Sweet!
This little niche has changed a couple of times but I think I finally have it right. It's a narrow space, too small for books but perfect for storing ribbon, buttons and other things.
spools of ribbon
A stitchers favorite accessory; a flower frog reinvented as a scissor frog - the perfect place to store all those essential embroidery scissors!
Jars of vintage buttons and a few more pin cushions!
This ribbon station was a gift from my mom and I just love it to store curling ribbon and rafia ribbon. Just under the ribbon is a set of wrough iron, swinging arm hooks that hold embroidery floss. I have a collection of DMC floss that is kept on the desk in the tall bins you may have noticed. The rolling cart, though not pretty, houses a lot of my stitching tools and pattern kits. Sitting on top are two vintage cases that hold fabric.
This is one of my favorite things:
I found this paper holder/cutter at an antique mall and just loved the color and had to have it. It has now been filled with white paper and is what I will use until it runs out! No more buying wrapping paper for me! I love to tie packages with twine and raffia so I took a couple of small funnells, attached them to the top with twine and have paper and twine readily at hand.
Thank you for stopping by! If you've been here before, I hope you weren't too bored. If you've never been here before, I'm so glad you came. Be sure to check out all the blogger participating in this fun event. You're sure to be inspired and will undoubtedly find an idea or two to borrow for your own space.