Saturday, February 26, 2011

Creative Space

When we still lived in a small, one bedroom apartment, I showed you the little corner of my bedroom that I used for a crafting space. Now that we've moved into a house, I have upgraded my creative area and I thought I might show it off a little.

Daylight Workspace

I've still got my beloved vintage metal shelf and my trusty craft desk, but I've also got the whole wall for my computer setup as well as a little purple cart that holds all my shipping supplies. I've been collecting vintage frames and painting them bright, funky colors for all the lovely artwork I like to have in my space, serving as a reminder to stay happy, colorful, and inspired. I've still got more prints to frame and hang on the adjacent wall, but I'm liking the way it looks so far. There is also quite a bit of daylight that enters this room from a window facing our backyard, so I can often hear the birds singing while I craft.



My desk opens up to provide a bit of storage for my most frequently-used supplies, as well as a nice flat surface. I like to keep lists of ideas attached to my metal shelf with magnets so that they'll be within plain sight when I'm in craft mode.

Where the Magic Happens

My metal shelf holds some of my favorite knick-knacks, including a vintage Avon mushroom candle holder and an adorable snail pincushion that I got in a trade with Holly, my crafty friend from Sweetheartville. It's a vintage ceramic planter that she made into a pincushion. Isn't she clever?

Craft Room Shelf

I added some jeweled pins from Sugar Pink Boutique for a cute way to keep my pins at close range when I'm crafting.

Pincushion

For my evening craft sessions, I like to burn candles. It makes the space feel so cozy, and it seems like my imagination flows more freely with warm, earthy scents drifting through the air.

Evening Workspace

While my craft desk houses many of my supplies, I've also got a few more stashed away in the other room. I found these bins at Target, and I love them way more than anybody should really love a storage bin. But with that adorable rainbow heart pattern, what am I supposed to do but love them?

Craft Supply Storage

I recently gutted my craft desk, did away with a bunch of clutter, and reorganized my supplies. Now I've been spending much more time with this space because it's nice and clean. Sometimes a good cleansing is the most inspiring thing in the world. What's your current inspiration?

25 comments:

Michele Littlefield said...

I love it. You have such an icredible sense of style that you combine with pure cuteness. Thank you for sharing your crafty corner of the world.

Michele Littlefield said...

Okay lets try that again....incredible not icredible.

Pili said...

I love your crafting space, it's so you and perfect to keep you inspired and crafty!

And I have to say, I love those storage containers too, the heart pattern is so cute!

Christie Cottage said...

It looks great! Having a clean crafting area makes a difference. I remember. LOL

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DancingMooney ♥ said...

Cleaning my craft table is high on my priority list right now... I have some new jewelry ideas in mind, but it's so much more fun to work in a fresh space. Love your little secretary! ;)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

oh, and I love all the colored frames on the wall too, such a fun display you have! :D

Margaret said...

I love the pin cushion and the heart storage containers. I love when my workspace is nice an clean too.

The Creative Muslimah said...

See, I love having a nice and clean workspace, but dont enjoy the process it takes to get there :O Is that bad?? :P

I'm loving the snail!!! So cute!

-The Creative Muslimah

Holly Hall said...

It looks so organized and pretty. I'm glad the snail found such a cute home!

ellecupcake said...

wow you are so organized! It looks really pretty and such a nice place to be creative in.

ArtistGirl said...

What a wonderful Creative Space!! I like all the newspaper clippings and art on the wall, too. I also noticed the cute turtle on your knick-knack shelf.

apparentlyjessy said...

I love your neat crafty corner, and how you have made do with little space. I think I should give burning candles a try next time I'm creating, see if it helps me too.
I have to admit, I love my hot pink storage bins more than anybody should as well!

Robin Thomas said...

Oh how lucky the things in your house are to get to spend their time with Holly!

JUST ME said...

If you were a flavor, you would be sugared bubblegum with a hint of lavender.

Your craftiness is adorable. As is my sparkly pot leaf necklace. Which I wear everywhere...except work. ;)

Renee said...

The the crafting space upgrade! Organized and inspiring- what more could you ask for!

Kristin said...

Pretty jealous of your creative area. I would love a dedicated space for blogging. Le sigh.

Claire said...

I love your space.
It's so good to have a good clean, really makes you want to create!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

OMG. I love it! I especially love all your little accessories! And I totally want your heart storage containers!

liz said...

You make it chic and still so neat (as you usual) :)
I always have lots of problems in ordering crafting thing :)

Liz Secret Rendezvous

JennTRC said...

Love it!

I probably would never be able to work around candles, I'd knock them down since I'm such a klutz! ;)

babalisme said...

I love your "craft-mess", LOL, that's what my husband says on mine. I love the little green kitchen upon your desk.

Aik said...

Now that is one A-ma-zing Creative Space!

Jennyboo said...

I am so jealous of your beautiful crafting space. I wish I had more room for all of my crafting goodies. Beautifully organized! xoxo

Cindy said...

I totally LOVE the snail pin cushion!

Sarah Knight said...

Looks beautiful : )