Jun 18, 2010

my creative space...



I've been looking forward to sharing my creative space with you...

It was kind of a discovery process editing these photos...

I hope I don't frighten you away...I definitely have alot of stuff.


This is the view from the doorway.  This L shape works for me.  My sewing machine and stock paper are along the wall, which leaves this long table for cutting fabric, making cards or whatever other craft I might be working on.

I love these cubes I bought at Michael's...They house my card stock plus a few other odds and ends...The container holding my favorite glues and 6 x 6 papers is actually a dish drainer that we used for my grandsons bottles...it's just the right size.



Can you tell I love buttons?



I've used a plate rack to hold my quilting rulers.  
You'll notice I put chicken wire in several frames around the room to use as inspiration boards.  I just use clothespins to attach whatever catches my fancy...

I don't know about you but I have trouble parting with little pieces of ribbon, lace and flowers.  I try to gather them into these small glass dishes so that I remember to use them as just the right finishing touch...

This is my wall of plastic bins...not my favorite but they are practical.  I am on the lookout for an old dresser and maybe a few shelves to replace them with...but for now, they get the job done...



A couple of finished quilt tops that need quilting...


Just keeping it real...I keep tissue paper, batting and gift wrapping paper stuffed, I mean tucked in under this table and you'll find stacks of fabric anywhere I find space...


I inherited this beautiful built in bookcase with the room.  I promise it started out as quite an organized library but little by little it is being swallowed up by supplies and knick knacks...
The plastic containers on the bottom hold beads, stamp pads, my paper punches and some of my stamps...

If your brave enough to enter, I have a comfy chair for you to sit a spell...more often than not you'll have to move the dog or let him sit in your lap. 


He somehow got the idea that it's his chair...go figure...


more storage...


this is patterned paper and small portion of my ribbon collection, plus my copic markers...


And finally where I visit with all of you...My mom and dad gifted me with the flat screen TV and my hubby gave me the silhouette cutting machine a couple of birthdays ago and you can see the top of my quilt design board in the background...



My view out the window...


I know it must seem overwhelming for some of you...I'm definitely one who draws inspiration from seeing my beautiful crafting supplies all around me.

This space suits me perfectly and believe me, I feel extremely blessed to have it.  No matter what's going on in my life, when I come in here and pull out some pretty paper or colorful fabric...I take a deep breath, count my blessings and smile. 

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the creative world.  Thank you Karen from My Desert Cottage for working so hard to bring this all together.  I going to pour me a big cup of coffee and get to browsing all the other beautiful spaces out there.

Blessings,
Patty

44 comments:

aimee said...

what a special place just for you! created by you just for you its perfect!
blessings,
aimee

Loren said...

What a wonderful place you have created....I can see why you have such inspiration~ it is heavenly!!!

marie said...

I love all the color in your room and I love all your "do-able" storage ideas. One of my favorites is the chicken wire in the frames. I'm going to borrow that one!

Hmmm...coffee sounds like a good idea!

Tennis Girl said...

I love your space. So colorful and cheery! I love the old quilts you have. I can just picture there there blogging away :)
xo
Robin

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Patty, I love your space. It is so cheerful and full of energy! I would want to create something the minute I walked through the door. I love having my supplies around me also.....oh, it gets the creative juices flowing,doesn't it?

Love your sweet space.

Barb ♥

My Cottage Charm said...

Patty, I love every square inch of your creative space! Where did you get the little red white and blue buckets? I am doin Carson's room in a patriotic/military theme (he's a HUGE history buff) and I'm looking for some stuff like the little buckets for his craft stuff etc.
What is a sillouette machine...I've never heard of that before? I know, I'm full of questions! lol :)
I ADORE your little jardin box with the clothes pins...you're very creative to use them for holding the ribbon etc. :) I have to tell you I'm a bit jealous that you have a whole room for crafts, but you deserve it....I think you're so so sweet. :) (I have a closet for my craft stuff..I would love to do a craft and not have to put it away before I'm finished and then drag it back out later) I guess one day when my boys are all out of the house I can do that, but I'd rather have my boys. :)
Hope you have a blessed weekend
Love ya girlie
Missy

Linda Robinson said...

What a fabulous Place to create, I would love to have that view from my Window. There are so many Great elements of your room.. One of my favorites that I might steel from you is your chicken wire frame, I have a big frame that had a mirror in it but broke now its just a empty frame waiting for me to do something with!!
I had a fun little vistit, You should hope over and see my little space.

Hugs, Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thank You for stopping by, We just can never seem to have enough room, I feel so much better seeing your room. I can't get rid of little hunks of ribbon either and I love the plate rack for your rulers.

Carol

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Good to see you here at the party Patty! Thanks for sharing your crafting space! Very lovely! How tidy you are keeping it, you haven't look at my closet, where I hide all my junk and pretend to be neat (my husband is a neat freak! LOL), wait till he see my craft room 12 months from now! LOL!
Have a blessed weekend!

Jo said...

Patty, I love your room. You have such a beautiful place to work with everything close at hand and a wonderful view out the window. I think I will also borrow the idea of chicken wire on a frame, so cute. Hope you have a blessed day.
Jo

Leslie said...

It's so pretty and chock full of fun creative stuff. I want to dig in to those jars and containers. I love it!!!!

I chicken wired a few of my kitchen cabinets a long time ago... love them.

Becca said...

Hi Patty, I'm Becca! Very nice to meet you, you have a very nice space and lots and lots of goodies! It looks like you make some beautiful quilts too! I must say I might borrow the plate rack idea for my quilting rulers. I don't have that many now because I'm only a beginner with quilts, but I love the idea anyway! It looks like you live in a beautiful, green place! I hope you'll stop over for a bit and say hi.

Linda said...

Hi Patty~ I just LOVE your space! It's beautiful and your are surrounded by inspiration~ everything at hand and a great open work space! OH I would love to have this room! My own space is dismantled right now as we temporarily need a bedroom for a family member~ your room inspires me! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I've really enjoyed my visit to yours and am looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Patty, you sound like such a wonderful person, I would love to sit in your chair and hang out with you. Love the red picture frame and the button bottles.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Debbie said...

Hi Patty....what a fun room to have...it would just allow me to create like mad....all those fun colors...and yes you have a thing for buttons:) I love the red picture frame...although I have to stay away from red.

Abby's Garden said...

Beautiful studio...love the abundance of buttons, especially the ones sitting inside the teacups!

Deborah said...

I love it that you share the bad with the good. I think most of us have a lot of not-so-pretty stuff tucked away. You just decided to share yours. I enjoyed every bit of it especially the comfy dog chair.

Angela said...

Oh I just love your create space. It's so funny that I should come here this morning and see those white storage bins of yours. I was thinking to myself about a half hour ago while dreaming about making my create space..'what will I do with fixing up those white shelf bins to make them pretty'...than I come here. I LOVE what you did. Oh, I'm so happy!! Now I know exactly what I will be doing. Your place is just so cheery and makes me heart happy!

Liz said...

I love how crowded it is. Who could not be inspired in in a room like this! Amazing!

~Liz

Kristin said...

Yes, I agree with the others - your studio is simply stunning! I love all the bright, bold color and special touches. And I WANT that red frame on the floor - swoon - yours is just such a special place. Thank you for sharing, Kristin xo

Queen Bee said...

What a fabulous space! So many goodies! Love the "Jardin" container you have your ribbon in.
Queen Bee Studio

zandra said...

Fabulous creative space. You can NEVER have enough stuff. ;o) Love all the nooks and crannies filled with such treasures. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the party.
hugz,
Zandra

kimberly shaw said...

Your room is "over-the-top" charming with tons of beautiful treasures to create with. Your blog is equally as charming and inviting, loved your tea party post, it looked like everyone had a fantastic time. Blessings, Kim

Creative Grammie said...

You have such a creative space that's so full of goodies! I love the colors you used, so cheerful and fun. I see you have a Janome, I have one too.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful space, loved the visit.

Karen said...

Patty!
Came over here to tell you you are IN the Sorority and found a beautiful studio instead! Love it! The way you store your treasures and the vessels you use to do so remind me so much of me! Between, jars, Michael's cubes and teacups we are so much alike. And then when you said you are a So Cal girl :) me too!
Anyhow, I can't wait to get to know you over the coming months and to see what everyone creates for the party on Friday!
Have a good day!!!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Chris said...

Love your work space it is just adorable! Especially love the buttons in the tea cups. How sweet and original!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I just love it! What a wonderful space you have! Your ribbon collection is so cute! Are they wound around wooden clothespins? I love that little lampshade with the red rick rack!! So cute. You have so much cute stuff to look at!

Manuela

Michelle May said...

Hi Patty!
So wonderful to meet you! Thanks for the tour of your very fun and inspiring place! I would be most delighted to visit and let your dog sit on my lap!!! hee,hee,hee.
I'm following your blog now, so I can keep in touch.
Hugs to you!

Diane said...

So fun to see your space!! I am late "attending" as we have been without power for 3 days...have lots to catch up on.....my space is always a work in progress.....wish I had all those Copics....loved seeing it, a very nice creative room!!!

Thespa said...

What a lovely space, thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my word girl! That is a lot of stuff. I don't think you will need to go shopping anytime soon. :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great idea to use a plate rack for a ruler holder! Also love your book/curio shelves - a gal can never have too many books in my opinion. Thank you for letting us peek into your creative world.

debi said...

I love your cozy, colorful studio! So many wonderful things to inspire.

Claudia said...

I love your space - full of wonderful fabrics, colors and lots of wonderful things to look at. I particularly love your storage solution for your Omnigrid rulers!

bee'nme said...

Hi Patty!!

Can I come over and play?? I LOVE your creative space...every square inch of it!! I could spend DAYS looking through all your wonderful treasures!! Your bookshelves are priceless....LOVE all the goodies there! I'm also very much so inspired by having lots of supplies visible... Love how you repurposed the plate rack...genius! It's a wonderful, magical, blessed place!

Have a glorious weekend!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

kluless said...

Love your room and all your little pretties and oh! that view! Thank you for sharing.

Terri said...

Fantastic creative space...excellent storage too got some great ideas for my own space now..thanks for sharing!

donnaj said...

great space, great view thanks for sharing-love that red frame too~

Karen Valentine said...

Patty I love your room! It's full of color with out being overwhelming! You have so many fun things to play with. I love the teacups used to hold buttons. Very sweet. Thank you so much for joining the party!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Miss Sandy said...

I love the happy colors of your room! What a fun space to create in. I love the way you have added either paper or fabric to the plastic drawer fronts, wonderful idea to dress them up. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Halle said...

What a wonderful space! Such unique and cool storage ideas! Love the cheery colors as well.

Renee said...

Your space is wonderful. You have so many great ideas for storage. I like seeing my things, too, or I forget about them.

marnie said...

You have some really clever storage tricks, like the plate rack for the rulers and the ribbons wound around the old clothes pins. Love all your great color & gorgeous view! :D