7/12/14

Studio Tour

I've joined in on this years "Where Bloggers Create"  hosted by: Karen over at "My Desert Cottage"
I always have BIG plans of redoing my studio every year for this event... what can I say, I have visions of grandeur ... but in the end, I'm just happy my studio is clean enough to photograph!

I have a six foot long work space that I use in my studio. I have it set right in the middle of the room with rolling bins underneath it. On the backside of the rolling bins by the door is a huge posturepedic dog bed for my dog Buddy. Just keeping things real~
At the far end of the table, I have a vintage bookcase sitting on top of the table. This bookcase holds five spinning carousels of daily essentials... Scissors, razors, pens/pencils, paint brushes and odd and ends of tools I like to use.
I was needing a display piece to house some of the pretties I absolutely L.O.V.E. in my studio.... Like my collection of mother of pearl buttons~
 Vintage Christmas ornaments, bronzed baby shoes, tiaras...
Sooooo... I hauled this vintage cabinet into my studio. It is fabulous! It has a profile of only 11 1/2 inches! Having this in my studio meant I had to pull out the wall to wall, ceiling to floor bookcases that I had along this wall. Which meant, I had to get rid of a LOT of stuff....
The bottom portion of this cabinet holds 21 shoe boxes perfectly underneath.

I put some of the displaced bookcases in the studio closet. I didn't get rid of that much stuff... *wink* It is nice having floor to ceiling bookcases in the closet fully loaded. It is wonderful having such a large hoard stash to pull from.

 I am still needing to go through all of my books and magazines. Thats a daunting task as I'm sure your all aware... This is just a catch all area until I get another floor to ceiling piece in there to house some of this.

 Here is my "sitting craft area" This is facing the all important to any studio accessory....
The T.V! I hauled this vintage *wink* three piece entertainment unit into my studio and packed it full. I had to cut the center unit in half and bring in half at a time to get it into the room! The bottom part of this unit holds fabric, felt, paper, and various big items like my sewing machine etc...
Thanks for taking the tour of my studio space where I am forever creating something or another. Here is a video of some of the things I've created in the past:

Thanks again for taking the time to visit :-)

big hugs,

27 comments:

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Another fun space with lots of tools and crafty bins... and eye candy. You must love, love, love being in there!

Lululiz said...

Wonderful space, I could get quite carried away in there. All those boxes to hunt through...

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: your work room is awesome. I like your pots with buttons. great organization. To create a very comfortable space. Keep in touch

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! What a treasure trove of supplies to work with - great space!
One of these days I plan to have a creative space that does not have to be moved when have company at meal time. LOL

Olive Grove Primitives said...

You are very organized you have a beautiful work space. I have really enjoyed visiting your studio. Thanks for sharing it. Lisa

Bohemian said...

I loved how you kept it Real... I can Relate on so many levels! Had it not been for the fact I only recently reclaimed my Studio Space after a lengthy displacement and did a complete blank canvas makeover, it could never have been Photo Op worthy or with any illusion of order! *winks* Loving your Storage Organization... I am chronically Disorganized and so my major Goal in my new and improved Studio Space was to Organize it like a normal person... okay, so maybe that is a lofty goal for moi, but if you're gonna Dream, I always say Dream Big! Thank you for giving me the Grand Tour of your Personal Sanctuary where you follow your Bliss. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

vivian said...

so much stuff, so neatly organized! and so much neat stuff comes out of that room! thanks for sharing.
my little craft room is tiny and crowded. I keep saying that I want to move it upstairs.... someday!
have a great day
xoxo
vivian

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Cheryl! I think you studio is awesome just as it! I loved the jars of buttons and I really liked seeing the slideshow of your creations!! Thank you so much for joining the party and letting us all enjoy it!
xo,
Karen

Kathy said...

What a wonderful place to create, filled to the brim with inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Grantham Lynn said...

Very creative space. I love how organized you are! I enjoyed visiting.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Loved seeing where your create! You made great use of your space!
warmly,
deb

Judys Fabrications said...

New Follower.Oh Cheryl, I've had a lot of fun visiting your studio. Hope you visit me too.I have a Giveaway too.
Judy xx

Judys Fabrications said...

New Follower.Oh Cheryl, I've had a lot of fun visiting your studio. Hope you visit me too.I have a Giveaway too.
Judy xx

Judys Fabrications said...

New Follower.Oh Cheryl, I've had a lot of fun visiting your studio. Hope you visit me too.I have a Giveaway too.
Judy xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Floor to ceiling bookcases in a creative space is just perfect, Cheryl! How I would love to do that. I would love to come over and craft with you ~ maybe something for our granddaughters. : )

Maureen Hayes said...

Love your studio space and completely jealous of your incredible stash! I couldn't get your video/slides how to show, maybe because I am viewing on an iPad? I will try to look again tomorrow from my laptop because I would love to see what you create. Thanks for the tour!

Rhissanna said...

I passed through here on my way to your tea party and I've decided. Your studio is so inspirational I'm coming to your house to sew.

HMax said...

I love your display of shiny-sparklies in the glass containers! What a great space to create in!
Heather

Tammy...ClothandPatina said...

What a fun and wonderful space! I'm drooling over your vintage button collection ♥ Thanks so much for sharing.

Tammy

Denise said...

Amazing and so much fun.

Art and Sand said...

It is amazing how much more creative we can be when we can find what we need/want.

I love your organization.

Janet Greer said...

What a wonderful creative space. You are certainly well organized. I will have to borrow some of your ideas. Love your creations too! I am Janet from Graceful Rose. Hope you will visit me.

Nook and Cranny said...

Great space, looks like you have everything well organized.
I have floor to ceiling shelving and it sure does hold a lot of STuff! I sometimes think I want to get rid of some of it (shelving), but where the heck would I put all the STuff!!!!
Love, love the vintage silver spoon rings!
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Teresa Young said...

I would love to prowl around and look at all your goodies in your creative space. How inspiring. I also have a passion for buttons. Thanks for sharing.
Teresa
www.foxhollowstudio.com

fairyrocks said...

Your space is delightful. Just full of treasures to be perused. I think we would have much in common in real time. Of course you may have to search me if you left me on the loose in your space for long. Terrific organizing. Keep smiling and creating

Maureen said...

Such a nice room to create in... love your MOP buttons, all the storage solutions (love the spinning containers) and you are so lucky to have a TV in there too! I fear I would never leave... ;)

Jennifer LaVite said...

Wow! I absolutely love your storage and organization. You have super awesome stuff! Thanks for sharing.