Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create 2010

The party has begun!

My craft space is in our attic which has a dormer on the right side where you come up the stairs.

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You’re greeted by this friendly one-armed sock monkey that I  found one day in my local thrift store. I didn’t even notice that she (yes, she’s a girl and her name is Penny) only had one arm when I rescued her from the store.  The hanging  is a project I had to abandon - when I rug hook, I get tendonitis.


When you get to the top of the steps, and turn to the left, you’ll see one of my bulletin boards – and yes, it is on the floor, partly to cover up the side of the little chest of drawers and partly because there’s no wall to hang it up on.

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You can see that my biggest challenge in this space is the extreme slope of the ceiling. I can’t have any tall bookshelves or storage units.


And the view of my work table.Below are some close-ups of things on the table and views of button and fabric bits in jars.




I like to use glass so I can see what I have or else I forget
what I’ve got and I go buy more!


Here is kitty cat  my assistant,  wondering when I’m going to stop taking pictures and pay some attention to him.


He’s hoping I’ll come over and pat his tummy.
He never gives up.

Some books and magazines:



Below is the room looking from the right when you come up the stairs.


Below – my little Paris corner -





I hope you enjoyed your little tour of my space and my stashes of stuff!  I’ve had fun showing and telling! Thank  you for visiting!


Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely well organized space. Great inspiration for me to go clean mine up!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

T's Daily Treasures said...

Even with sloping ceilings, you are so fortunate to have a space to create. Lots of room to craft. Lots of places to store all your bits and bobs. Mine is here, there and everywhere and I can never find a thing. I think you need a little Spanish corner now that you've been to Spain . :) Best wishes for a wonderful weekend, Tammy

Lynn Sinclair said...

Thanks for letting me peek into your lovely space. The glass jars are a great idea -- not just so you'll remember them, but because you can enjoy them.

Queen Bee said...

Love your stashes! Thanks for sharing your creative space!
Queen Bee Studio

zandra said...

As long as we have a place to call our own it makes us smile. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Malisa said...

Give that poor sock monkey another arm! :) By the way, I love your studio and your "assistant"! Thanks for giving us a peek into your work space and your life! When you have time, come visit my blog!


Tobi Britton* said...

Great space! Love your kitty and lace and glass jars- I always buy what I already have but cant find!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Claudia said...

Your space is charming! Thanks for sharing it with us. I was hooking a rug exactly like yours that I had to abandon, too. My wrist was always hurting!

kluless said...

What a unique space! You have done a great job with it. Love the little Paris corner and that wonderful lace. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Thank you so much for joining the party!!! I really enjoyed my visit! I hope you have fun soaking up all the inspiration!

My Desert cottage

Terri said...

Love the fur baby..and it is so nice to have a space like yours dedicated to creating anything your heart desire. TFS.

donnaj said...

thanks for sharing your space~love seeing others stuff!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I can't have glass jars in my studio because my resident studio cat loves the sound of smashing glass (or at least I *think* he does, because all the damage happens at night). Your studio space looks so bright and cheery - thank you for sharing.

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :) I love that your art space is in your attic. I love your shoe card holder, your dress form and old books!


Halle said...

Wonderful space...thanks for sharing it with us!

Miss Sandy said...

What a fun tucked away space to withdraw to create in. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You do have a challenge with those ceilings. It looks like such a cozy place to create and you have an adorable assistant. Thanks for sharing. Connie

Artzy Heart said...

Thanks for sharing your space. I really enjoyed my visit. I especially love your Paris corner, and now I'm wondering if I created a "shrine" to Italy would I actually find a way to go there.

Anonymous said...

You have such a fun and quirky space! I love the angled ceiling and the light from the dormer window. Keeping your little treasures in glass is a great idea, and it adds personality and color to your work area. Your furry assistant is adorable! :D


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