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Friday, July 24, 2009

Hooked on Crafting: Where I Create

I’m joining Karen at My Desert Cottage for her first ever blog party showing off everyone’s creative spaces.  I’ve gotten more and more hooked on crafting (especially making personalized frames and tins) over the last year, so it’s great that I have a dedicated space to use.  I do most of my crafting in our office.  So here are some photos of the room all nice and neat:

Office after2The desktop computer isn’t there anymore, so I have more desk space for my painting and crafting.  The large TV is also gone and now replaced with this desk:

IMG_2142 Now I have a great space for my sewing projects and I don’t have to mess up the dining room!  Okay, here’s what it normally looks like when I’m in the middle of a project (or two):

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I use most of the space in the closet for my craft supply storage.

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Here’s a more detailed view.  Yes, I went slightly OCD with the arrows:

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craftstorage2craftstorage3I also store some supplies (like glitter, glue, scissors, carbon paper & stamps)  in the desk drawers:

IMG_2284 Well, that’s it! I feel lucky that I can just make a mess in here and then just walk away from it or shut the door without the whole house looking messy.  I’ve got some great work surfaces, but I could always use more space! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s crafty spaces!

I’m also linking up with Hooked on Houses for Hooked on Friday!

P,S.  If you liked my craft paint organizer (in the closet), stay tuned for a chance to win one of your very own personalized just the way you want, I’ll be doing a giveaway soon!

36 comments:

  1. love your post & love your craft room. A great space! I didn't even think to open up drawers and cupboards to show my supplies.

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  2. Great use of space. Makes me wish I had done a before and after, or during! While creating my room is in total chaos. Love the closet cabinet!

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  3. I love your space - and the photo of it in the midst of a creative storm! You were braver than I - I talked about my storage closet, but didn't show it! Thanks for sharing your space with us.

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  4. Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

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  5. wonderful space! great way of letting everyone know what is in places by labeling the pics!! big hugs
    toodles-
    sarah

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  6. You must be a very crafty lady. I'm not especially, I love to decorate mostly. But you do have a great space to work in and don't worry about the mess, that is called NORMAL. Hugs ~cindy s~

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  7. Can I move into your craft room? I love it! I want one but first need a house but before that need to sell the house that is now 1000+ miles away. Got a lot to do.

    I am visiting from Julia's Hooked on Party. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your storage ideas and inspiration. What a great room! Hope you can stop by and visit me, too!
    Hugs from Blogland,
    Donna

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  9. Your creative space is great with the shelves on either side, I have always liked that kind of set-up! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings~LillySue

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  10. What a super space. It looks like you utilized your storage space really really well. A fun place to play! Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!

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  11. Well hello my Louisiana neighbor! I'm from down south in Cajun Country...go LSU! I'm popping in for the party and making my rounds and I just KNEW you had some LA blood the minute I spotted the purple and gold!
    Your space is awesome and I enjoyed my visit! So nice to meet you!!!!!
    everything vintage

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  12. I'm loving it that you know EXACTLY where everything is! Amazing!

    You go Girl! Oh.....talented one!

    xoRebecca

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  13. Thank you so much for playing with us all today! I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay. BTW... I liked all the arrows!!! LOL!!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  14. I love this! Your space is super organized and beautiful, a serence place to kick back and create!
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. It looks so familiar to see what happens to a creative space when it is used :-). I love the explanation arrows, it makes peeping in your storage so much more fun, thanks! Have a lovely day and a great weekend!

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  16. Isn't it so nice to have a space in which to create? I used the dining room table before I had my studio. Now I can just close the door and leave the "current project" out.
    I didn't get my studio photographed for today's event, but I will be hosting a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), if you'd like to stop by!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  17. Love how you have arrows showing all your creations ,look really organized
    Tfs
    Lynn-trashtotreasureart

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  18. I love that wall of built-in storage. Looks like a fun room to work in.

    Shannon

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  19. Mmmm... Did my eye spy a fleur de lys in your photos? How marvelous!!! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

    Enjoy the party!

    Warm Wishes,

    Natasha
    www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

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  20. I enjoyed seeing your studio in both the before and after stages. Either way it looks great!! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great space! Thanks for sharing with all of us...
    Dancingly, Denise
    www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

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  22. Your creative space sparkles! Love the clever use of space.

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  23. My stuff is spread out throughout the house. Yours is very nice and probably better for the rest of the fam too.

    I like your floor:)

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  24. Hello,

    How nice your studio is...well spread out..looks like a nice sized room..a place for everything....and I love the OCD with the arrows..LOL Funny how that cursor just decides what needs to happen next!

    Please drop by for a visit to see my "studio in progress"..I've just recently moved into my home and have been and still am remodeling after two months..it's getting there though. ;0)

    Stephanie

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  25. Thanks for sharing! I think it was really great to show your closet and label everything. I read each and every arrow! Now when I come over to play I can find everything!
    This has been fun to see everyone and their space. I still have many more to see!
    Kim

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  26. I like how closets can hold everthing and still look great. The window is a great focal point. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I think messing up the dining room is a requirement on the road to being a true crafter. You my dear have a delightful craft office. So nice and tidy. It's my dream to keep my new craft room clean. We'll see how long that lasts.
    Thank you so much for the tour. Loved meeting you.

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  28. wonderful! and I'm glad you used all of the arrows. we could all use more creative space, don't you think? please stop by to visit me when you have a chance!
    :) Missy

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  29. Thanks for having me over to view your studio. It was so nice meeting you and I enjoyed it very much
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  30. Great ideas for storage! Love the roomy craft room! Looks like a great place for having creative fun!

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  31. Those cabinets are divine...and you are Miss Organized. Come over and help me clean up the clutter under my curtans!

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  32. Love your built-ins and all of you work surfaces - thanks for sharing!

    :-) Molly

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  33. What a great space! I know you have all kinds of fun in there! Thanks for the tour!
    bunny hugs,
    shell

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  34. I'm finally here, sugar!!! It's taking me a while to get around to "where bloggers create" but I'm a determined chick and will do this if hubs has to pick me up off the floor to go to bed. Darling space. Just wish I had a big room to create in. Nice meeting you and love your use of the "arrows" - very ingenious, chick........
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  35. Thanks for sharing your space. I'm new to blogging...just started in June right after I started trying to do mixed media do-it-yourself style. You've given me a lot of ideas. The down side is I need a bulldozer to clear out my space and one wouldn't fit in my small, small room.

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