Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Blogger's Create Studio Tour 2012


Welcome to my Art Studio!!! Please come in and visit for awhile. This is my "HAPPY PLACE". This is were I spend quite a bit of my time :O) 


My studio has had several re-dos since we have moved to this state...but, I am a firm believer if your tools don't work...get new ones. Since, my space wasn't working.....I have rearranged until it works. Now I am very happy with the space and where all my supplies are :O)


The room measures 16x22 feet. It used to be the master bedroom...but my sweet Hubby suggested I take it over for my art room. It is the largest room in the house. (I have a great Hubby)


I will pan around the room first, then I will go in for closer shots and show you how I organize.




On this Ikea I keep all my quilt books. In the buckets are scraps, lace, and pre-cut strips. The clear boxes above are my UFO quilt projects.....and the cutting board is right here in front.


On this Ikea I keep my fabric on the top 2 rows , and my batting is up above everything. While my paper products for journals and book making are below. You can also see my rubber stamp collection. (hubby made the stand for me)


My newly painted art desk, and my new paper tape stand. I like to have all my stuff close at hand. It makes the creative process flow better... ..stopping to find things....can really rob the creative flow.


My desk turned out just yummy!!! I love it!! You can see all my paints and sprays on the side desk too.


On this side of the room you will find my biggest passion... FABRIC!!! and my sewing machines!! There is fabric behind the doors on the fabric stand too. You can also see my planning boards tucked away on the left..just waiting to be needed. I have a tutorial on how I made them here under my tutorial button.

I like to keep my ribbons and trims out so I can see them.

Oh...my girls!!! I can't go a day with out hearing them hum.....(I'm talking about my sewing machines:):) You can also see my new collection of baby sewing machines. I have been picking them up when I see them.

I really like my little things well organized..here you can see my buttons in sugar jars, and in the draws are my glues, more paints, tools, and my ironing board. I just lay it on my cutting table when I need it.

I have this double door into the room..and I wanted to make use of it. So, I put more planning boards on them to store blocks I'm working on and important info I need to see and not lose. The door can still open if I need it to. And behind the other door..I put command strip hooks to hold my rulers.

I have a closet that I decked out with supplies as well :):)

My most favorite re-do is my new art desk!! I store all my paper art supplies here. You can see my art journals on the bottom 2 shelves. I work on my computer and draw here.

I also decoupaged my ceiling fan too :O) :O)

I have sewing/art companions who are always in my room when ever I am.....


Bella, Zoey, and Daisy...they are always ready to help with anything that hits the floor :):)

Well, that is my HAPPY place...I hope you all enjoyed your visit!! I love to share my art and my process anytime. Come and see me again. Please let me know how you liked your visit. I always respond to every comment. They always make my day :O)

...here is one last photo...Me and my fur babies!!!


Until next time... many poodle kisses from us :O)










68 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow!

laurajane said...

Laura also said WOW..Sandie if I had your studio I would think I had died and gone to heaven.
Enjoy your happy place.
Laura xx

Love Bears All Things said...

You are so organized...I love how you have everything stored......a lovely place to create.
Mama Bear

Lesley said...

Sandie, your art studio is amazing! Love the way you organize and have so many places to create! I see lots of color and happiness in every thing you do! And you look so cute with your 4-footed friends! Love your shirt....looks right at home in your creative space! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

I love your studio and I'm very jealous!! I want it!! Seriously, it's beautiful and the perfect place to create all those wonderful projects!

Michaele said...

Color, color, and MORE color, how could you ~not~ be happy? I love the size of your room- so much storage and you're still able to move around. I imagine you can have several projects going on at once!

Thank you for sharing your inspirational space! I do hope you'll have time to drop by mine.

Michaele

http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/2012/07/where-bloggers-create-2012.html

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You really DO have a wonderful hubby because your studio is not just functional, it is beautiful and colorful. I like how you store your fabric. Mine is a bit of a hodge podge right now, so you have impressed me with your organization of it.

Breana said...

Wow!! Your organization is amazing! Thanks for sharing

Deborah O'Hare said...

Turning a definite shade of green over here in the U.K. :)

Chrislyn said...

Your studio looks fantastic, Sandie! I love all the storage you have added--it looks like a mini store! I wish I could organize as well as you do. Still LOVE that fan! Adorable picture of you and your fur babies!

Chrislyn

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What an amazing space! I love the use of color. The decoupaged ceiling fan is just plain adorable!

Linda Coleman said...

Oh Sandra
I am so envious, you have suck a wonderful working space, no wonder you make such wonderful things.

quiltmania said...

Your room looks delicious. I would be a little embarrassed to show how min looks right now. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful room to have fun in. It is so colorful! I love it!!

JoAnne said...

What an amazing space Sandie!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful space. So bright and cheerful. You have everything so organized, I have been working on that and I know how much it helps when I am working on a project.

Lovey said...

Wowie! Love it all!

Connie said...

Hello, and Wow!!! I can imagine that all your readers are drooling all over their keyboards looking at your studio. I have never seen one more beautiful. I am in awe. Thank you for visiting my blog and for following, but for some reason the follow button didn't take, you may want to try again. Sometimes that happens. I'm going to go back and click these photos of your studio and blow them up, so that I can take my time and view every little detail. Have a great weekend, Connie :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Amazing space!! Awesome ♥
*hugs*deb

Tamatha said...

What a fun room! You have so many great storage ideas. I love how you store ribbons, and I especially love what you did with the ceiling fan! Fabulous!

A China Cupcake said...

This is the most colorful studio I have seen so far.
Everything is so well designed and organized . I am inspired . Pat Beglin

Sandy said...

I have to say that this is one of the most fanciful, fun, funky spaces I have seen and I love it! I was drawn in by the fantastic fabric, awesome storage cubbies, and that ceiling fan, so much fun! I so admire the splashes of bold color, it is not me and I love to see artist who use bold color in their work. Your space rocks, thanks for sharing.

Linda K. said...

Love the ceiling fan! Your creative space is one of the most organized ever! Wow, and wow again!

Queen Of Dreamsz Art and Collections said...

Hi Sandie,

You are sooooo organized! Your room is full of color and I love color. It's just beautiful and has a lot of good energy. Just beautiful.♥

Thanks for visiting with me. I wanted to upload a new header and the quiltie came to mind.

Hugs,
Steph

Maggie said...

I LOVE THOSE DARLING DOGS!!! I want to hug them right now!
Your space is HaPpY HaPpy HapPY! Love all the color and your incredible organization. The Picasso quote in your header is one of my all-time favorites!
Thanks for visiting my space...wow, mine seems so DRAB now, after seeing your color explosion!

maggie
www.themagrag.com

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sandie,
What a bright and oh so cherry place to create. I can see why you love to come here..lucky you to be able to take over such a large room, too!
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments! Your poodle buds are adorable!
Be blessed,
Lorena

missy said...

WOW..I'm sure most of us would kill for that space..SO neat and organized...Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping in and your nice comment..

Mary Ellen said...

Wow what a great hubby to give you the Master bedroom all to yourself!! You have filled it will wonderful things to create with! Cute idea with the ceiling fan!

I have a new little creative space this year and am so happy though it isn't as big as a master bedroom- just a closet!

Maureen said...

Sandie:

I can see why this is your happy place... just viewing the photos makes me smile! Your furbabies are adorable, and I love all the beanie babies (and pairs with buddies!) on the top shelves (reminds me of my daughter's room!)

Your organization is fantastic, so well done and colourful! I love it all!

Linda said...

I am drooling over those built ins-ikeas. My kind of place and the desk is a winner for me. But what would a fabulous room be without the sewing/crafting partners-3 no less. Cutest things in the room.

Marlynne said...

Throughly enjoyed my visit to your Art Studio and doggy family pictures! So Fun!

lynn said...

you've created such an awesome studio, sandie! love the storage and your painted table! (when i first saw your 1st pic of the pups, i thought the one on the left, bella?, was stuffed!)so cute!

Diana Seal said...

Wow, great space and so organized!
Thanks for sharing!
Diana

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Sandie...it's so nice to meet you...and I'm also following your blog.

you look so adorable with your three little babies there on the floor....and I must say you have theeeeeee most organized space ever! everything is put away, it's neat and tidy...boy do I love that. I'm hate clutter and mess...and I'm a neat freak!

it really does interrupt the creative flow when you have to search and dig for something you know you have somewhere....it just makes it so much easier to know where everything is!

A++++++ I love your studio space.
And all the colours were fun to look at...you've done a great job of pulling it all together.
Hope you'll visit me too.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your colorful happy place. You are so organized. What a lovely place to create something in.

blessings,
Danielle

Perfectly Printed said...

Sandie, I'm not sure what my favorite part of your room is! But I do love your fan!! What a great idea!! And all your storage is just the best!!! Oops...I do know what my favorite thing in your room is...your darling pooches!!

chris

CATHY said...

Love your room but I think I love that husband more...giving up the the master bedroom - wow what a guy : ) and the shelves he made - you better hang onto him! What a fun room you have - lots of color and how creative that fan is. And the three babies - precious! My mom has two toy poodles..buttons and bows : )

Rita Barakat said...

What a fun and colorful space! Even your ceiling fan is fun!!!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Sandie,

Oh my goodness gracious - your space is magical - orgaized -fabulous and chaming. I love that you painted your desk and ceiling fan - too cute.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings, Erin
P.S. Your pups are adorable.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love all the great color in this room! I have 3 dogs as well!
Deb

Fiona Larsen said...

Fabulous! You are a great organizer. And what a thoughtful husband to offer you the biggest room in the house for your crafts! :)

Kay Ellen said...

Sandie your studio is amazing!! My dream closet you have their too!!
Puppies are adorable:)

Xo
Kay Ellen

Kay Ellen said...

Sandie your studio is amazing!! My dream closet you have their too!!
Puppies are adorable:)

Xo
Kay Ellen

La Doña said...

Wow I love all the color...It's like a skittle room - yummy! I can see how you are inspired especially by having your 3 fur babies with you all the time. Thanks for visiting - I started following your blog. Take care Sandie. Oh Yea, thanks for the well wishes.

Jenny

Kathy said...

Your room is gigantic and I am so jealous. You are one organized chick, Your work stations are wonderful. My space is so small. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

First, I have to tell you that I love your poodles, Sandie! They are my favorite breed and I have a soft spot for them having had a pocket poodle when I was a teen. Now, I LOVE your space! The size alone is just a dream, but then to see you have a section for your stamps and your fabric and to see how beautifully it looks on the shelves; that is heaven to me. Love the different areas you have set up. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!

Laura said...

Wow everything is just wonderful. Looks like everything has its place. Wonderful table I love it. That last picture of you and the dogs is great, wonderful smile!.

Bobbie said...

You lucky girl..what a husband..you have an amazing creative space. And wow..so organized. I love all the pops of color from the fabrics and storage containers. Thank you for sharing and visiting my blog earlier. Best Wishes to you and your precious fur babies...they are darling!!! Bobbie

QueenMarcy said...

So COLORFUL!!!

Donna Nowicki French said...

LOVE your space. So organized. I love the fan. I might do that to mine. ABSOLUTELY LOVE your fur babies. So CUTE!

Thanks for coming by my space.

Hugs, Donna

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

What a wonderful large space! Love that ceiling fan! Thanks for visiting my studio too!

Kathy said...

I loved seeing your room. Your desk top and your ceiling fan are inspired perfection! Thank you for sharing.

Sue said...

looks great Sandie, lovely picture of you and your pups!

My Little Corner said...

What a nice big room you have and you can see that it is a "Happy Place" just by looking at it. I love what you did with your table, how fun is that!!!! Thanks for sharing.

StasaLynn said...

Sandie- your space is so fun and happy! I love it and wish I could come and play in your room! You do have a great hubby! I will be back to visit soon.... I am a newbie to quilting and blogging!

Thanks for sharing your awesome space!

Take care,
Stacey

Magic Gypsy said...

This is a happy place! How could it not be - with all the pretty butterflies and poodle kisses! Thank you for sharing.

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Wow Sandie your space is incredible and blows me away! I love it and need you for a week to organize, mine, it just looks organized, too bad I can't take it all over, lol. Hugs sweetie and I will be doing the next quiltie swap and look forward to it. Amazing space. Hugs and love, Marilou

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What can I say? Your husband is amazing letting you have your master bedroom to play in! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Karen Valentine said...

Can you believe I'm finally getting over here???? Your pics are awesome my friend and I feel so lucky that I get to actually play with you in your studio!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!! Love ya!!!

Tracie Dean said...

Such a large and colorful place to work. Thank you for sharing with us.

bee'nme said...

Hello Sandie!! Oh girl, your happy, happy studio is making me smile all over!! I'm a color-lovin' fool, and your space is the epitome of colorful!! Your desk is precious, your stacks of fabric are awe-inspiring, and your organization skills are envy-inspiring LOL! So happy to have met you through WBC - what a treat!!

And your poodles, well, they are just the sweetest things - so glad they surround you with love!!

Thank you so very much for your kind words about my space and my art! I sincerely appreciate the encouragement so much! Happy creating!!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

Prairie Stitcher said...

Sandra: Oh thanks for the tour and the visit. I love my studio, too. It's not as big as yours but it makes me sooooooo happy. I love poodles, too, but I don't have any. Never have had. I have two cats and I asked them if they liked poodles and they said, yes, as long as they would let them sleep with them on cold winter nights. We'll have to see about that one. I loved what you did with your table. You are so brave. I hope you'll come by and visit at Prairie Cottage Corner and follow me, too. Bye for now. Kathie in Odessa, WA

Ольга Т. said...

Очень красочная студия! И собачки прекрасные. Позитив! А я любитель приглушенных цветов.

Fiesta said...

Love love it!

The Slow Quilter said...

Just starting following you and looking through your old post. All I can say is Whoo!!! Your work space is a crafters dream, and your work is wonderful. I want to be you when I grow up.

bobbie said...

Your space really makes me smile!!! Thank you for sharing it with us ~

Maureen Hayes said...

What a fantastic space. you truly do have a wonderful hubby to let you take over the largest room in the house!! You have turned it into a showplace. I love how you made over your art desk! I am jealous of all your supplies and fabrics!

Thank you for sharing your space with all of us. I got some great inspiration for organizing!

Gmama Jane said...

Sandie
I have died and gone to heaven just LOOKING at your Happy Place!!! I get *goosies* as J.Lo says on American Idol! Love Love Love it!
Gmama Jane

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