Friday, November 6, 2009

Since I have yet to show you my workspace... (and I've got some good news)

I just finished decorating my crafty little corner with a few new things, so I thought it might be a good time to show my lovely readers what I'm workin' with.



My space may be small, but I'll give you a tour of it all the same. :-)
(1) This is the corner of my fiance's computer desk. While I work at my desk, he sits next to me. That's my favorite thing about my craft space. ♥
(2) You may recognize this vintage shelf from my Indie Emporium post, but it's serving a different purpose now. I use it to display some of my favorite knick-knacks and to store supplies. Those fancy little doors actually open to reveal extra space inside!
(3) I recently laminated all of the newspapers and magazines I've been featured in and hung them on my wall, because it helps to have a little bit of encouragement when I'm feeling creatively challenged.
(4) This cheap gooseneck lamp comes in very handy not only for lighting, but also for storage. It has spaces to hold my pencils, paintbrushes, and pliers. And if you look closely, you'll see a little koala hanging on.
(5) Atmosphere is important when I'm getting into the crafty mood, which is why I keep a few scented candles on my desk. One of them is from Cottage Garden Therapies and the other was made by my friend Christine.
(6) I'm like a little kid when it comes to stickers. If I could, I'd stick them all OVER the place. But in an attempt to make our apartment loook at least a little bit sophisticated, I have limited myself to my craft desk. It's tacky, yes, but it makes me happy to have a little spot where I can stick things.



I really enjoy the fact that my little craft corner is right next to a window. I get lots of natural light, as well as a beautiful view of the treetops.

This little space, however, may not be my crafting spot for much longer. My love and I are currently living in a one bedroom apartment, which is why I am limited to such a small area. But we've been working with banks and realtors, and it appears that we'll be buying our first home soon!!! It will be so nice to have an actual house with a yard for me to plant my flowers in. I might even end up having my very own ROOM to use as a craft space! I'm the type of girl who doesn't want for much. I'm always grateful for what I have, and I try not to compare myself to people who may have more than me. But I've got to admit, it will be SO wonderful to have a little bit more breathing room. I feel very blessed that this is all working out for us.

For the rest of this beautiful Sunday afternoon, I plan on heading up to the gym to get my blood pumping just a bit and then get ready for a Tulsa Craft Mafia meeting later on. We'll be discussing the details of a show we're doing next weekend. It's going to be a fun little event where we'll cozy up in a local coffee shop and fill it with our goodies. If you're in or around Oklahoma, I'd love for you to drop by and hang out with us!



So now that I've shared my good news, I want to hear what kind of fabulous things are going on in your life. Tell me something good, bloggers!

21 comments:

Brian Burke said...

Love the space -- wall of fame kicks ass! Excited hearing about your house plans, keep us updated!

Good this week -- out of the blue I contacted with a woman who worked for MGM a long time, directs, produces -- and she's dedicated to getting my movie script produced! Yippee!

MelMel said...

I love your work space...lovely shelf!x

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Oh - Can I come Can I come!! That looks like it will be a lot of fun! However it would be a 2.5 day drive. Maybe next year.

You are so lucky to be by a window! I do have a whole room to mess up with my crafting, but it only has a small window.

alexkeller said...

Congrats on the house!

Christie Cottage said...

Great space and you have a window right next to you! YAY!

Pili said...

Such a cute working space!

Big congrats on the house plans!

Robin Thomas said...

Wish I was hanging up with you guys! Love your craft space.

lollywood said...

woo hoo! thats so exciting about getting a house! i'm sure you will find a cute little place to make all your own! i can't wait to have my own house!

me and ross are going to be in tulsa next weekend to celebrate our 2 year anniversary (which is on wednesday) so if we are around the area, we may stop in to see all the craft goodies!

JUST ME said...

what an ADORABLE craft space. I love crafts. Mostly watching other people DO crafts...

paperlotus said...

congrats on the house! will you be an official STICKS-ian???
fresh blend - woot!

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing your little space with us Holly, I love stickers too, I have lots but dont use them, i get them out every once in a while to look at lol :)
Yay for buying a house! I hope it works out and you get your own room, that would be so much fun decorating a room with your craftiness. I cant wait to buy my own place too, my bf and I hope to start looking for a place end of next year.
I hope you enjoy your time at the coffee shop :) sounds like fun!

Rose

Raven said...

I love your little craft corner! It says you all over it. :) I also like the stickers. Just so you know, I don't think they are tacky, there fun!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

Yay! How exciting about the possibility of buying a home soon! :)

I love your space, especially how you have it decorated. I think it always makes it more fun when your workspace has some style. :)

Heather said...

aw, you're too sweet holly! thanks for you comments ;)
Oh, you're gonna looooove having a new home! I remember having one little desk in a corner of our livingroom when we had a 1 bedroom apt. Then we moved into a 3 room house and thought we could never ever fill it up....lol, well, we did! and its so nice to have my own art room, hope you get one too!

cabin + cub said...

Cute space indeed... oh and how exciting that you will be house hunting soon... lucky you!... a quest for you perfect craft room! :)

Margaret said...

Wow that is exciting news. Congrats.

I like your craft space.

My good news - I only have 5 weeks of pregnancy left!!!

babalisme said...

still loving the vintage rack, and the fact that your space is near a window is just dreamy...

Lemon Shortbread said...

oh gosh I love how personalised it is! And those little knick knacks =) thanks for sharing, the shelf is lovely and can always do with more stickers!

Rheea said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a 'proper' work space eh? Right now I can only work and sleep in the same room. Your work area looks kind of cosy, especially when you have such a cute 'neighbour' working beside you. ;) What I really envy was the beautiful scernary outside your window! All I can see is cars, tall buildings and not much skies here.

Good luck on finding your perfect apartment, Holly!

une petite said...

thanks for sharing ! i like to know that kind of worspace details !!!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh my gosh Holly, I'm SO excited for you! A house! Yay!!!!!

Once you find something perfect, DO post pictures, I can't wait to hear more!

*hugs*

Janell