June 19, 2010

My creative space

I am linking up to a wonderful party Where Bloggers Create This is hosted by 
My Desert Cottage.  100's of bloggers have linked up to show their creative spaces.  

This is mine!
When I left pharmaceutical Sales a year ago the first thing I did was turn my 10 X 12 guest room into a sewing/craft room.  I was sick of pulling boxes out of every room in the house to do a project.  I now have it all in one place.

Now, if you go to Where Bloggers Create you will see the most magnificent, fluffy, dreamy, rooms, mine is a little more utilitarian.  


This is my sewing table with cabinet's on each side and ton's of storage  junk hidden underneath. 




This is a Slatwall commonly used in retail stores.  Look at those baskets and bins all filled with luscious flowers, laces, paints, and ton's of ribbon's.  The Slatwall is great because this is a small room and the Slatwall uses minimal space.  I painted the Slatwall the same color as the room so it would blend in.

The table tucked under the Slatwall is on wheels and opens up to a generous
 4 X 6 crafting table


This is the desk area, hidden under the table is file cabinets and more junk!




Me and Billie the cat my crafting companion

You should see the room tonight it looks like it got hit by a wind storm!!  This was the one time it was all tidy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

73 comments:

sewingseeds4U said...

What a pretty space you have to work in...I have to laugh, my craft room got a good cleaning this week, too!

Karen said...

ooooo this is sooo girly!!! I see so many pics of craft rooms its a delight to see a sewing room :D What a brilliant idea for your cotton reels Carol and I love your Slatwall XXX

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh Carol, you can get a lot done there! I have wanted one of those tables but keep forgetting to go find one (have to travel to the big city :) )
My space(s) are almost always chaos. It's nice to see one well organized and still pretty.

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Hi Carol! Your room looks really pretty as well as functional. Love all your bins with "a place for everything"..almost, LOL....we all have too much "everything" don't we?
There's stuff stored under every bed in the house over here, LOL!!

Connie said...

Aaaaaaah, how sweet and cute...just like you, sugar! I really like it. Just so pink and froufrou. Darling.
xoxo,
Connie

Mari said...

LOVE YOUR CRAFT ROOM!!! ITS GIRLY GIRL SOOO BEAUTIFUL :)

Michelle May said...

Hi Carol!
Thanks for the tour of your creative space! You are a gal afer my own heart with your organization!
Hugs!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's awesome and I enjoyed seeing it.
I rent space at an antique store and than do the monthly occassional sale as they are called here which is just open 4 days a month and we change out our rooms each month. "Buying treasures" is the best part and the paychecks :)
Deb :)

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh so very pretty!


m ^..^

Linda said...

Carol~ your room is wonderful! I would love to be able to see my supplies all around me, but have such a nice workspace, too!! Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

This is a great room! Any place that is super organized and all your stuff is handy is awesome. I love the pink and yellow! :)

~Liz

Mari said...

HELLO CAROL,
I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG, AND YOUR SOOO NEEDED PRAYERS FOR MY SWEET BABY PEBBLES....I ALSO HAVE A HANDSOME CAT BY THE NAME OF BOOTS!!! I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG :)IM HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

SherryRoseBella said...

So organized and so pretty! I love the wall of baskets and bins filled with such gorgeous supplies!

Queen Bee said...

Love your room! I especially love the slat wall...it sure gives you lots of wall space! Now I am going to look at those fabulous door knobs I saw a few minutes ago! Thanks for following me! I am looking very forward to following you also! This is so much fun running around looking a beautiful blogs and creative spaces and making new friends!
Queen Bee Studio

Deborah said...

I think everybody cleaned up this week. All the rooms are now what they won't be again until next year this time. Love the picture of you there with your fur baby.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Very pretty and very organized!!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Carol!

Your comment made me smile this morning!

Now I have to disagree your craft room is NOT boring! It's PINK and I LOVE it!! And it's around the same size as mine so I know how small it is but yours seems a lot larger.

But if you want to add some punch, how about some wall art that you can easily remove if you don't like it or add some pieces that are black.

I wish I could visit your booth! I see so many things I LOVE in there!!! But the next best thing is your online store and I'm now a follower!!!

xxoo

Rustique Gal said...

Hello Carol, Thanks for stopping by and for following me! It's so nice to make new friends!
Your studio is lovely-I envy the slatwall-what a great way to organize your things. Everything is coordinated or hidden away. I hope to get a curtain around my worktables to hide the mess underneath. I love the idea! Have a great weekend. Let's visit again soon...Sherry

Rena said...

ahhhh, such a bright and cheery place! and ORGANIZED! wow! really beautiful!! I bet your kitty loves it too, lots of fun things to play with !! Thank you for sharing!

A Fanciful Life said...

I like "utilitarian"...it neat, organized and calming. Very nice! I also have a crafting companion who is featured in my post as well. It wouldn't be the same without her!
Sharon and Miss Gracie :-)

Karen said...

Hi! I am so glad you came by! LOVE your space. Jorja and Harley were enthralled with Billie! I'm not sure they have ever seen a cat! ;)

My studio is not huge either, it just has a lot of "stuff" in it!
Isn't this a fun party? We get to snoop through people's homes and I LOVE doing that!
Have a great Sunday!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

sweetpea said...

Hi Carol! Love your studio! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting on my blog post. I published it but for some reason the comment went somewhere into the blogosphere. Maybe blogger is overloaded with all us party~goers!

Hugs,
Shelley

sweetpea said...

Okay Carol, I see the reason I can't find your comment. You commented on a post about my friend instead of the WBC post. LOL.

Hugs,

Shelley

Ginger said...

Beautiful, just beautiful and so well organized.

Ginger

Our Back Porch said...

What a GrEAt workspace you have! Thank you for inviting us in to your special area!

Creative Blessings,
Rebecca

zandra said...

What a lovely creative space. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Have a great week.
Hugz,
Zandra

debbie said...

HELLO CAROL AND BILLIE,
BILLIE, YOUR CRAFTING ASSISTANT IS SURE PRETTY. I HAVE A CRAFTING ASSISTANT NAMED WALKER TALKER.HE LOVES RIBBONS.
IT IS SO NICE TO MEET YOU AND SEE THE ROOM WHERE YOU CREATE. I LOVE THAT SLAT WALL BECAUSE I COULD LOOK READILY AT EVERYTHING I NEEDED AND JUST PULL IT DOWN...I USE TO BE A NURSE AND IT REMINDED ME IN A WAY OF OUR STOCK ROOM WHERE EVERYTHING WAS EASILY ACCESSED...AND I THINK THE ROOM IS VERY PRETTY.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG NAME...I LOVE POLK-A-DOTS
THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Glenda said...

wow what a great space you have to do your beautiful work in. So jealous.love glenda

Glenda said...

wow what a great space you have to do your beautiful work in. So jealous.love glenda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

okay...so where do you get those slatwall things? I desperately need something to stash all the stuff stuffed in the baskets and closet that I can't see. Then I forgot I have the things and go buy more...ack! I like the picture of you and kitty! :) xoxo

red.neck chic said...

Oh. my. gosh!!! You are so organized and it's so fresh and pretty and GORGEOUS!!!

I'm not bored crazy girl (who lives in Orlando and I'm ready to move back there!!!)I'm going to check out the rest of your blog... but only after I go back up and drool over your creative space!!!

LOVE IT!!!
:-D robelyn

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

Wow, that slatwall is terrific! Great idea, great space!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

luluslovlies said...

I love the way you put up your curtains and you are sew soo organized, enjoy the party! Hope you can drop by sometime. Lovely look and I enjoyed my visit!

Diane said...

I think it is great! What a beautiful little space to create...very girly!
diane
xoxo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

luluslovlies said...

Hi Carol, It's me again and thanks for the visit, I live in CA. where it is also hot and I do have air conditioning but not in the long sewing room as it is 1/2 converted garage so all it has is a ceiling fan, I'm going to invest in a floor or table fan also and when it is too unbearable I go to my 1/2 room where the scrap booking and paper crafts take place as it IS air conditioned like the rest of the house, I would have sent this via email except I didn't see a spot to connect to. Again thanks for the visit and I love your space! XOXO Will return also!

Debbie said...

How sweet to have your very own room to sew and create...and oh so girly too! I can see where all the magic begins for you Carol. Thanks for the tips on the facial hair LOL!!~ I will be sure to grow it out now and meet you and lay a big one on ya:):) You will still like me, whiskers and all. Have a great night!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Carol you sure have some great space. And sooooo organized! Boy I am jealous, ha!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Chris said...

Such a sweet and romantic space!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a fantastic space to create in! I just wanted to thank you for the precious comment you left the other day! It just absolutely made MY Day!!

Blessings,
Sasha

Something Special said...

Yes that slat wall is the greatest. I used to work in a retail scrapbook store and we had that slat wall all over the place. I have some pegboard with paper racks, but I wish I had some of that slat wall up. Cute space.

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh I wouldn't call it utilitarian at all - it looks like you're very well organized and it's pretty too! Love it. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and nice to meet you.

Sherry said...

You are so organized and I love the colors you used. I know that you create beautiful things in this room of yours because I have a lovely tray you made. Thanks for sharing your space, I love the slatwall.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your slatwall is wonderful, and such a pretty way to organize and yet have things where you can see them. Thank you so much for the tour!

Diane said...

OK I am still picking myself up off the floor when I saw your GORGEOUS mannequin over at your shop.....drool drool. Now that I have wiped my chin off your studio is fabulous and so organized. Come pay me a visit. I am having a give away!
xoxo
Diane

The Tin Rabbit said...

Love the slatwall! What a great idea! Your studio is so organized!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I Love your craft room Carol ~ The color Pink is Perfect & the Wall of Supplies can't be beat.... Have a wonderful week, stop by if you get a chance, I Finally got a new camera cord & was able to upload My Photos....

Marianne@Songbird said...

That slatwall is a great find! I love all those little baskets filled with goodies, out to see and grab.
And craft rooms never look as good as they do in pictures, mine sure doesn't, and I wouldn't want it any other way, it is a room meant to be used.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful space! I love that you went to work on it as soon as your career changed - nothing like going for what you are passionate about right away!
It is so feminine and I too love the slat wall / storage.
The grey swirls on my pink walls are actually a stencil. It is rather large (maybe 3 feet) and can be found on an internet search for home decor stencils. I do not remember the name of the place exactly, but if you want that exact one, let me know and I will look for it. I know you can buy it online and that they are out of Orange County, CA.
Kristin xo

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hi Carol,

The slatwall is such a great use of space...with the added bonus of always having things organized and in plain view. CLEVER! Your space has all the essentials...the color pink, a furry friend, and beautiful supplies.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Claudia said...

What a smart idea to use a slatwall! Love your space - it may be 'utilitarian' but it has great style!

Kiki said...

Hi Carol, it is so lovely to meet you..what a fabulous charming space you have..full of beauty and gorgeous colors and treasures. I love the wall with all the supllies..must be super handy..awesome and inspiring! And i am smitten with your Kitty..how lucky to have a companion while you create! yay!
Thankyou for the lovely tour..and thankyou for visiitng mine!
Kiki~, Heart of a Wizardess

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Love your organization!!!Love your style! xoxo Laura

violette said...

Oh what a gorgeous Space you have....i love the table skirt and the Wall of organization you created to house your numerous supplies. This must be your happy room?
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and checking out my studio!

Love, Violette xo

The writings on the Wallflowers said...

Hi Carol, thanks for the comment! I just had to say I'm so impressed with how you organized your studio. Someday mine will be just as organized. Okay probably not, but I can dream! I first read about your sewing room in the last issue of the Shabby Lane Shops magazine. Love it!

TinyBear said...

What a pretty space your have and so organised.
Thank you so much for visiting over at my place too.
~ Tina

Rebecca said...

Fabulous Carol! I am LOVING your beautiful, beautiful space!

Again...so glad you found your way to me so I could find my way to you!

You are organized and I JUST LOVE THAT!

xoRebecca

sandy said...

You have a GREAT space to do your crafting! So neat and organized, unlike mine at the moment! Just saw your comment on my blog and saw that you're from Minnesota! Woo Hoo! But we spend all our vacations in Florida!

And,yes, I march to the beat of a different drummer and I don't have PINK in my creative space! I love it when I see it but don't want to always LIVE with it. I actually haven't done much "crafting" or art for years so my CREATIVITY right now is expressed in collecting my vintage treasures and "repurposing" or "refreshing" them and then transferring that into my home also. For myself, I like bright, happy colors. But I LOVE IT ALL so much I'm having a hard time finding what style and color to stick with!!! Every time I find something I love, i want to CHANGE! Guess I'm still trying to find my own little niche. Have a great week! sandy : )

imaginationlane said...

What a gorgeous space you have, and so organized! I love the slat board, and the picture of you and Billie is just charming.

Thank you for showing us around, and thanks so much for stopping by my place. It's very nice to meet you...

Lynette

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love your space! So organized. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lisa said...

What a sweet room! You're so organized and all your things are displayed so well. I know you get a lot accomplished in here.
PS cute helper.:)

Julie Marie said...

Hello Carol, I think your special place to create is absolutely beautiful! I love your slatwall, and how very organized everything is... I also love your helper Billie the kitty... kitty kisses Billie! xoxo Julie Marie

Melly said...

Hi Carol, thank you so much for visiting with me and for your super sweet comment. Your Studio is so beautiful and pink-a-liscious..hehe...pink is such a gorgeous color isn't it? I will be back to visit with you more ofter at you lovely blog, it has been so wonderful to meet you and I hope you have a super sweet week!
Melly:)

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Carol, Thanks for dropping by my blog today....your space is just too cool. I love the delicate colors. I am admiring your "skirts" on your tables. I would like to make some kind of skirt for my sewing area table. When you get a moment, how do you actually attach the skirt to the table? Do you use velcro? I love that idea, and feel confident in making the skirt, but a little nervous about how to make it stay. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care, Nancy

IsabellasCloset said...

This is a great craft room, so well organized and neat. I love it! The Slatwall is wonderful, how handy it must be...
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carol!

Lovely space! I can see that you are very organized and have great taste. I am now your newest follower. Also thanks for the sweet comments and your kind visit to my blog. Please come back soon. Have a fun week.
xo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Terri said...

Such a pretty space to create anything your heart desires..thanks for sharing it all with us!

kluless said...

Your art space is so pretty - love all the pink! Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog, too.

Jillayne said...

I like your room - it may be utilitarian but it's still pretty! I really like that great wall of storage, it must be so nice to be able all your things like that!

Miss Sandy said...

I love the idea of using a slat wall for storage, handy, space saving, and you see your supplies, great idea. I think you have just the right mix of pretty and practical. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Karen Valentine said...

I think your room is great! I love those slat walls. They are perfect for great storage solutions! Thank you so much for joining the party and letting us have a peak!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

marnie said...

Very sweet & pretty! Love your clever solution for the wall of storage - might just have to steal that idea! ;)

Kameron said...

I just got some slatwall to use in my craft room and I was wondering what kind of rack you are using for your ribbon? I am trying to find the best way to hang it up. Thanks!