Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome To My Workspace


Welcome to each and everyone.
  I am new to blogging, but not to creating.  I was raised with a Mother and both Grandmothers who sewed, painted, gardened, knitted, crocheted, embroidered....the list is long and varied.  So, I guess creating is in my blood.

I have a favorite quote:
"When I am no longer able to create something, I'll be done for."

Co Co Chanel
I have a 95 year old Grandmother (today is her birthday) and she is still creating. So, maybe this quote applies to her as well.
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As I have said in previous posts, I create all over the house.  So, you will see a few different rooms on this tour.
First, is where I write my blog and do needlework such as knitting or embellishing crazy quilts.  Located in my sun room just off the kitchen, I can see most of what's happening throughout the house.
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Now for my sewing room.
  My daughter recently graduated college and has moved to an apartment, so I took over her old room.  Previously, my sewing and other crafting was done in the basement.  I always felt out of the loop down there, so I am glad to be upstairs.    This is a small bedroom and I have lots in it.  There is still a twin bed in here, as no one should lose their room at home.
I have corner chair for my younger daughter to come and keep me updated on her day, or for a small repair that requires hand sewing.
My inspiration board with notes and ideas for future projects.
This is the closet where I keep yarn, fabric, doll clothes to be altered, lace,  ribbons
 and all sorts of fun things.
My recent yard sale find, a thimble holder, I painted and decorated.  My daughter's old printer tray that  no longer fits her decor, now is used for stamps, doll parts and thread.

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Now for the room that is not as neat as it should be, but a lot of messy work goes on here.
  My laundry/ stained glass, painting, hot gluing, wire working, encaustic wax, china breaking room.  If it's messy I try to do it in this room.  On the other side of this room is my washer/dryer and a laundry sink.
Lots of stuff and I try to be semi-organized with it all.  There is some method to my madness.
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Out of the chaos and into the light, this is in my kitchen.
  I do my paperwork, stamping and journal making here.  This is where I price and wrap things that are going out to new homes.
That's about it, not a fancy workroom where everything matches, but all functional spaces.
 A space where I can let my mind wander and create to my heart's content.  I hope you will leave a comment, so I'll know you have visited. 
Come back soon.
Thank you Karen for hosting this fun event!

Debbie

50 comments:

Susan said...

Oh my!!! I am grabbing my glue and coming right over....lovely craft space. Thanks for taking the time to look at mine. Susan

Rebecca said...

What a fabulous crafty space my friend! LOVE IT! It all looks fabulous and organized to me!

Thanks for sharing my friend...

Love to you~Rebecca

Rebecca said...

Hello
What a wonderful creative studio and it looks to me like you have plenty of stuff... I may have too much!
Many blessings
Rebecca

Jane said...

I really enjoyed the tour. You sound like a very creative individual with a lot of different talents. I loved the creative space you had going in the laundry room. Everyone needs a space for all of the messy stuff!
Jane

soggybottomflats said...

Wow, I sure wish my sewing room was as inspirational as yours! What a gorgeous spot you have. Thank you so much for sharing with us, Elaine

Theresa said...

Just LOVE your inspiration board! Thanks for sharing your beautiful space!

Fun With This and That said...

You look very orginized.I like the window at least you can see outside. Laura Q

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My great aunt was over 100 and still creating too. I'm with you, I want to still be working way into the future!

Dorthe said...

Dear Debbie,this is a great tour, -You have wonderfull creative places all over, and I love your sewing room ,looks very organised,and full of all wonderfull materials,-and your closet looks so cosy.
And then you are lucky to have this special messy room,-to do all the "heawy stuff".
A wonderfull creative house, you have, sweet.
Hugs, Dorthe

Malisa said...

Happy Birthday, Grandmother! Love your home! That inspiration board is really something special! So glad your shared your space and peeks into your life! I enjoyed! Come visit me!

Malisa

Isabel said...

Thanx for sharing,Great studio:O)

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Debbie! I love that you have the different workspaces around your home ~ each one has it's own purpose and that's so wonderful....and you're right about the messy stuff, it's great that you can keep that contained in a space designated JUST for that! Thanks so much for sharing them all...have a wonderful weekend ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Home and Heart said...

OOoooo! Lots of yummy stuff to play with!

The Tin Rabbit said...

I LOVE your quote! I feel the same way! I love your studio as well...you are so organized!

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

wow you have all the goods and very organized.

Whimsey Creations said...

Thanks so much for sharing your space with us. My first art room was in a bedroom too when my son moved out. I had shelves all along one wall and so much 'stuff' that I had to do all of my work on an ironing board LOLOLOL It looks like you have a wonderful blog and I'll be back to visit.

Amber Leilani said...

debbie, i think it's fantastice that you have so many work areas - each devoted to a different creative pursuit. thanks for a lovely tour and also for reminding me of a great coco chanel quote!

Karen Burns said...

You have a charming, cozy, and very well organized space!! Lots of goodies to play with. And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice note. This is crazy fun!

zandra said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Gram! I know what you mean feeling out of the loop! It is so nice to be near family when your creating.
;o) So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

sweetpea said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my studio. Yours looks like a haven of creativity. Happy belated b~day to your grandmother. May she keep creating for many more.

Hugs,
Shelley

Queen Bee said...

What a great space! Love the Coco quote! Looks like a lot of cool stuff comes from your creative space.
Queen Bee Studio

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you so much for showing us the places where you create your wonderful treasures. I love all of them. I come to my living room in a comfy chair to do my hand work too. I love all your spaces, wish I had that much room in my laundry room.
Hugs, Pat

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Debbie...I wish I could be like you and create all over the house. Hubs would kill me. Instead, like a mouse, I have everything crammed into one room. Well, you saw it but not in it's "real" light! haha (thank goodness for sepia!)
I love each and every room, they each have their own personalities...love it!!!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GRANDMA!!!!
95...wow!!!!
:)

Chris said...

A very full and fun creative space! Love it!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Tania said...

You look very organized, although you craft all over the house.I like the printers tray for the stamps - nice idea! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.

oldgreymare said...

How wonderful that you can stretch out over several areas and meet all your crafting needs.

Like me, your interests are varied so we need room to spread out. Being organized keeps us from going crazy right?

Thank you for stopping by my house.

Suzan

Cindy said...

Debbie, your creative spaces are wonderful! You can just see how devoted you are to creating with all of the wonderful supplies here and there....at the ready to be turned in to something wonderful! Happy belated birthday to your Grandmother...she sounds wonderful. My Grandmother was the same...I think that's where I got my creative genes, and boy do I miss her a lot. I love the details and how you've made every bit functional - like the printer tray (just love those) and the inspiration board. Wow...I am just amazed and wish I could come right over.

Courtney Price ~ Vintage Ginger Peaches said...

I love your pretty jars!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Wow what great stuff you have and all those work spaces!
Lucky!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Charlene said...

Debbie, I am so glad to have found you through the Where Bloggers Create Party!!! I love the fact that you are like me & have a number of places to create. I have my studio which I shared in the party but, I also have a small desk & some shelf space in the den so I can sit in there & create at night while hubby & I watch TV. Like you I do many different things & they do take different spaces & tools. I LOVED all the areas you shared. You look very organized. WELCOME to blogging!!! You say you are new. It is amazing the loving, supportive, creative women you will meet. I see a number of my friends & favorites already listed on your sidebar. So glad to meet you & hope to see you again soon! Charlene

Linda Robinson said...

Well Hello Debbie, It is so nice to meet you, I must say I also love the name of your Blog..
And how cool it must be to get to create in different areas of your house.. I have so enjoyed your little tour here and I will be back to see your creations...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Till next time,

Linda

Oxana said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful space!!!! Very inspirational!!!

Claudia said...

I tend to create all over my house, too. Sometimes it is just easier that way. You have a wonderful space(s). Thanks for sharing them with us.

Liz said...

A great space to Create! It is very organized and I bet you make beautiful things there! :)

~Liz

Stephani said...

What a wonderful and comfortable workroom, looks very cozy and homey! :)

Ike said...

You have been a busy bee...love what you've done in your "method to my madness" areas...do you hire out? Keep on keeping on!! Love you!

kluless said...

It looks like you have created perfect spaces for each of your activities. I, for one, would love to "dig in" in the messy room! Thank you for sharing.

La Doña Jenny said...

Thank you for stopping by Debbie. Just visited your space - lovely and so airy.


Jenny

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Isn't it fun when the kids move out and you can expropriate their space? Thanks so much for inviting us to visit.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Debbie! I'm so happy you decided to join the party! Your room looks like it have everything one would need to create beautiful things! I really enjoyed my visit!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Terri said...

Great work space to do what ever your heart desires thank you so much for sharing it all with us!

donnaj said...

great spaces you've created for yourself-thanks for sharing!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are truly a gal after my own heart. I craft everywhere, too. And, like you, I don't have fancy pieces that are all matchy-matchy. However, I would say those storage containers in your wet room are pretty matched! You have some very creative storage solutions. I love how you have placed a few spools of thread in the printer tray. Great use of a piece that was no longer wanted.

Sorry it has taken me so long to get here. I really am glad I made it (finally). It's been so much fun seeing all the places you and your crafts have taken over.

Halle said...

Love that you use multiple spaces too. I have my main area in the basement but also have a desk with computer in the family room and my sewing machine on another desk...also in the family room. I plan on taking over one of my kids rooms as soon as they are out as well. Unfortunately they are still in grade school. I'll be living in the basement for quite some time.

Miss Sandy said...

Awesome spaces you have to create in. I love that quote and a belated happy birthday to your grandmother! Thank you for sharing.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

With a multitude of areas to work in I'm sure it never gets boring. I tend to move around between my house and studio as well. Enjoyed the tour. Connie

Artzy Heart said...

Your space is so charming...and so creative! That's it! I'm turning off my blogging buttons and grabbing a project to work on. Your creativity is infectious...thanks for the inspiration!

marnie said...

Fun to have the whole house as your work area! Love your quote from Chanel - isn't that true for so many of us?

The desk in your kitchen is in such a pretty place with a view of the yard. Looks like a great spot to dream a little bit in. :D

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