First up, one side of my closet has a cozy little nook. I turned this into my office.
Above my desk I put up shelves to hold gifts from family and friends, and things my kids made when they were little. As you have seen from this blog. I love color. I like to surround myself with things that inspire me.
This is the other side of the closet. A lot of my paper craft stuff is in here. Paints, glues, papers, scrap booking tools, tissue papers, and batting.
I also keep my ribbons, laces, trims, and buttons all out in the open so I can see them, and be inspired.!! I love to just stand there some times and just play with ribbons. !! :)
Now lets take a walk around the room. I LOVE my Ikea cubby!! And you can see my rubber stamp holder my husband made me.!!
Can you tell I like to be organized?! I don't want to have to guess where something is. I want to know!!! This Ikea is filled with all my quilting books, patterns, sewing supplies, strips, and in the process projects.
a closer look
The brown table is my all purpose table. You can also see my cutting table. The widows open up to the front yard. I get great natural lighting.
The quilt on the right I made in Bonnie Hunter's Crumb quilt class. That little quilt is one of my most favorite quilts.!! If you get a chance to take a class from her DO!!!! She is fabulous!! ( love ya Bonnie)
This is the whole wall shot. You can just see my sewing machine.
I painted wooden letters and made flowers out of yo-yo's, buttons and silk flowers leaves. I cut butterflies out of pre-printed fabric and used spray starch to stick them to the wall.
My Sewing corner. I have two machines, DVD player, and my TV. I have three planning boards, that I made. They are not stuck to the wall so I can move them around. The square quilt over my machine is my 11 year old's first quilt. She is very proud of it. Next step is to help her quilt it.!!
Not long after I set this room up. My little fur babies made themselves at home. Can you see them.?? Hint-- look down.
When I pulled out the extension on my table it made a hole. So, I put a flat dog bed in there and presto!! They made it theirs. Zoey and Daisy don't like to be to far away from Mommy.. :):)
Of course they found the hole and told me that they wanted it.!! So what can ya do!! My happy place wouldn't be complete with out them.
This Ikea holds all of my art books, journals, yarns, ATC binders, and fabric.
I bought this piece at a used furniture store. I saw it and thought ..."All my fabric can go on this". The underside is stuffed full too!! The only problem is fabric is starting to bleed into both of the Ikea's too!! Yeah, Yeah, I know I have enough fabric!! (so says my husband)...... BUT I'm just not so sure!!!! A girl can NEVER have to much fabric, right??!! :)
My brown table also serves as my ironing board. That is NOT a bag of trash. It is my scrap bag. When I'm working on a quilt project and have little bits and pieces left they go in there. When I need just a little piece I go digging in there. :):) Up next, lets see what's in my drawers, shall we!!!! (giggle!!!)
Under my skirt, you will find all my carts and bags for lugging art stuff to all the fun places we artists like to go.!! :):)
In my Ikea drawers you will find cut strips, laces , trims, doilies, blocks, scraps, and all that other stuff you have to have.
As a mixed media artist, I have a collection of all those little teeny tiny bits that we tend to collect.
Some of my stuff I like to see. So, I come up with different ways to show them off.
As I said at the beginning, I like to surround myself with stuff that was made or given to me.
So, here are a few close up shots of my little treasures. :):)
Can you see why this is my HAPPY place?? It's not huge. But it's mine. And I LOVE it.
One last photo.
My daughter said, "Mom you need this lamp. It looks like it would go better in your space than mine." Isn't she just the sweetest!!!!! This lamp is perfect for my desk. :)
Well, that is the end of my HAPPY place tour. I hope you liked it. And found some idea's for storage and organizing. If you are an artist, you must make your self an art space. No matter how small, or big. You will be a happier person if you have a creative space. Even if you only have time once or twice a week to create. If you have a need in your heart to make something with your hands. Don't ignore it. Make it important. Trust me I've learned the hard way.!! Thanks again for your time. Leave me a comment or two. I would love to hear what you thought about my place.!! BLESSINGS to everyone who stopped by. :):)