7/14/11

My Studio 2011

Well its that time of the year again when we all swing open the doors and share our studio spaces. My studio is packed from the floor- to literally the ceiling, come on in and have a poke around. There are two slideshows at the end of this post that show every angle of my studio :-0.... eek, probably showing off some dust too!!!
Here is my table/workspace in the foreground of this picture. It is never this clean-- in fact, I totally took everything off of it for this photo. Its a long-long table that sits in the center of the room, this temporary workspace I've now been using for about 3 years. I have a vintage bookcase on top of my worktable which has several spinning caddies of tools that I use everyday. Scissors, paintbrushes, pens etc.. There is a closet behind those curtains.
I have one comfy chair in my studio that I sit at to jot down ideas and work on small projects while watching t.v.Here is a bookcase which holds very old books ranging from the late 1700's thur the 1920's. Most of these books ranged in price from .25cents to $1. The jars on top are full of my mother of pearl buttons that I collect ;-)
Here are two slideshows showing my studio space in its entirety.... you can stop the slideshow and view each one as a snapshot if you'd like.
Artsy Fartsy Studio 2011 Part 1

Artsy Fartsy Studio 2011 Part 2

Next year I am hoping to have my workspace updated along with addressing the wall where my t.v. is now. I would love-LOVE a wall-to-wall unit over there too! If you'd like to see more spaces of where bloggers create, please visit Karen at "My Desert Cottage" Thanks for stopping by :-)

50 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice studio!!! Love all your storage containers. Lots of ideas for me when I get my own studio!
Warmly,
deb

Cindy said...

Wow! Great studio. I love all the neat stuff you have. I feel one can never have too many crafting supplies, don't you?

vivian said...

well no wonder you create such awesome stuff! LOVE your studio! so much neat stuff.. I want to come play there!
xoxo
vivian

Tamatha said...

I love all the containers you have filled with goodies! What a great studio!

marie said...

Wow - you're so organized!
Your books are amazing ~ aren't the colors of old books beautiful.

Loved all your jars of buttons ~ such a colorful display.

You have a wonderful studio!

Holly Loves Art said...

Wow Cheryl! I am coming right over to play! What a fun studio you have. Your collections are amazing and I gasped when I saw your button collection. I never seem to have enough to choose from. ha! Thanks so much for sharing. Loved every bit.
Cheers,
Holly

Donna said...

Great studio!!! I love all your buttons, that is some collection!!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow Cheryl!! I am amazed!! What a wonderful place to create!! No wonder I have such a hard time finding treasures at estate sales. You must beat me to all the good ones!!

Something Special said...

So absolutely organized. I am sure you have no problem creating in that room for sure. So glad I could visit it. Very nice!

earthypawscreatures said...

You have such a beautiful studio! I love all of it! Especially the little comfy seat, and the way that you label all of your treasures :) Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Joyce's Journey said...

What a great studio!!! I bet you can still always find more things that you just have to have. Anyone would love to play in your space! Very nice job!!

Rebecca said...

Cheryl...it's fabulous my friend. Love the fact you have so much storage and you can SEE what you have!

Awesome things you create!

Blessings~

Rebecca

Jan E O said...

Wow, you look totally organized. Would love to see that table messy. Great use of space and love your art.

Junk Fairy said...

I love your creative space! Filled with goodies & pretties!!You are very organized. I'm jealous!!!
XO
Eloise

Cheryl De Beer said...

Your Pearl button collection is amazing and you have sch and organised space - well done it is lovely.

Nook & Cranny said...

I would love to come over and poke around in all of your goodies.
Whow, great place.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Cheryl!! It is an amazing place!! I adore all the storage where everything is so easy to get to!! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! I'm sure there will be lot's of inspired women!
xo,
Karen

Gloria said...

It's exciting, love it! A lot of creative stuff going on in there. Thanks for sharing.

bertie said...

Hi Cheryl! My goodness, you have a ton of treasures!!! I love the way you have them displayed in mason jars, etc..what a fun place to create. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you in my studio!
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

Pretty Things said...

I am so incredibly envious (in a good way~!)of your antique and vintage books! LOVE that. I rescue them when I can.


I hope you'll have time to visit my creative spaces!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Cheryl,
Your studio is awesome. Everything is so organized and well placed to be handy.
So enjoyed your 2 part video.
Happy Creating.
XO Celestina Marie

Debra said...

Holy Kracatoa! Wow! What a fab collection. LOVE it!

Terri said...

Oh wow...that is one organized space!
I thought my friend had a...lot of buttons...but you take the "button" cake! what a delightful room.

stephanie said...

I am so enjoying visiting all the wonderfully creative spaces like yours! Just inspiring...

And, I practically drooled when I got to the photo of all your fabulous vintage books!!!

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

oh my gosh your place is lovely. I want to come and visit! Come stop by my place.
~Dawn @
www.alteredartists.blogspot.com

kluless said...

Oh my gosh, this is just amazing, you lucky girl!

Maggie said...

oooh, all those mother of pearl buttons!!! LOVE!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Creative Grammie said...

What an amazing studio you have! Wow! That's a lot of mother-of-pearl buttons you have; love how you store them. Everything is so organized.
Thanks for letting us visit.

Sara said...

all those buttons. What a greast studio. Hugs Sara

Claudia said...

You have a wonderful space. And I am a wee bit envious of your mother of pearl buttons - I only have a few, but a I treasure them.

Thanks for sharing your space with us.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! It's so organized! I'm jealous! You have a lovely space!

Lindsey

Lavender Cottage said...

There must be a fortune in storage containers in your space but of course necessary to keep everything organized.

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

Oh my word...I love your creative space!So full of beautiful stuff and so organized! I hope you'll have a chance to come visit my humble space.
Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Craine said...

I am blown away! I have seen some studios before but you get the blue ribbon! You have been collecting for a looooooong time. You have outdone yourself! Awesome, beautiful, gorgeous, did I say awesome already? Come visit me when you get a chance at Lilly's Lace, xo-cindy

Geralyn Gray said...

I am loving how organized you are and your displays are perfect!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, so much stuff, so much fun!!!
Love what you've done with your space, very cheerful!!
Thanks for sharing
Debbie
mybrowneyedgirldesigns
xoxo

slowlaneblog said...

How many containers???!!! Great Space and use there off:)

WindandHoney said...

Wow! You are one very organized person. I'm impressed.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Simply amazing..... Better than a STORE... can I come shop?

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Diannia said...

LOVE your studio! PLEASE come to our quilting session tomorrow nite!

Diannia

Terry said...

Wow! You are really organized! I love the cabinet with the jars in it. That really caught my eye. Did you line the shelves yourself with the sheet music?

Renee said...

Great space. I love all the shelves and jars for sotrage.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

And I thought I had a lot of stuff! Wow you are so organized with yours, I'm impressed.

Miss Sandy said...

Oh can I please, pretty please be your new BFF and come over and play in your supplies? Wow, what a wonderful studio! Love it! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Debbie Burkey said...

Wonderful studio! So well organized! Love that giant tape measure on your wall, so cute! That's a lot of buttons! I collect them, too. But, you are an extreme collector!! Thanks for the great tour pictures and video.

Debbie

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Cheryl,

You are soooo organized. Your studio looks wonderful. The bookcase full of vintage books and the top covered with Mother of Pearl is my favorite. I've have a weakness for vintage mother of pearl. I'm losing track of who's visited me or not! If you haven't visited I'd love for you too.

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Diana said...

What a great studio. Love your storage. I have one of those pampered chef container too. I keep changing the cover on it.
TFS your wonderful spot.

Jo said...

Wow! You are so well organised! Thanks for the tour.

Rita Barakat said...

Wow - and did I mention WOW! So many creative ideas for storage - love the tiaras!

Cassie said...

what a terrific space! What did you use to create your wall of shelves? And in the first slideshow - there is a photo of stacked clear dishes with tiaras --- do you have a photo that can be pinned to my board on pinterest?