Sunday, December 06, 2015

My Craft Studio

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend during this busy season.

I love it when other bloggers share photos of their craft rooms/space, it's so much fun to see where you get creative.  Finally I'm ready to share pictures of my space.   When we downsized and moved here over a year ago, my craft room was pink as previously it was a two year old girl's bedroom. 

This spring my dear husband painted it in two grey tones as it had wainscoting that couldn't be removed.  He finished the painting while I was away in the Netherlands visiting family and hanging out at the Art Specially Event.   Recently he finished building all the shelves I requested that hold a display of cards along with inks and other mediums that you can see in the photos below.

I took photos as I entered the room and turned around.  I didn't open up all the drawers or you would fall asleep looking at everything.  I like to be organized so I can find my stash and use it.  Some of the drawers are for non crafting things and I also do embroidery so there are drawers and space reserved for that hobby as well :)

Opening the door to my space

As I walk into the room.  I have empty spots on the walls waiting for artwork :)
I use a dresser that is a great height for die cutting and stamping.  The drawers and cupboards provide extra storage.
I keep more inks, stamping paper, my stash of bling, ribbon, etc in the plastic drawers.   You can see the shelf next to my craft desk that is handy to keep my spray inks and other mediums close.  My bin of stencils are close by as well.
My craft desk with Distress Inks close at hand.  The antique desk drawer is very deep which holds tools, pens etc. 
I  have an 'office' desk that is used as a craft space when I have a crafting buddy over :)  The blue bowl has water for our cat who likes to jump up to see what I'm doing and have a drink :)
Next to the desk is a closet, no longer used for clothing :)
The closet when closed
The closet open on LH side....lots of stamps are stored in these drawers along with other tools.   I keep embroidery stash in the middle section.
Closet open on RH side, more drawers with lots of sheets of Chocolate Baroque stamps :) 
Like all of us I make a mess when working, and this isn't as messy as it can be.  I store 12 x 12 card stock in the RH dresser cupboard.  My small dies are stored in magnetic folders in the LH shelf below the die cutting machine.  The larger die sets are in containers on the dresser shelf.   I keep more paints, markers, mixed media papers etc in the drawers.
And of course my craft desk gets messy when working


Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour of my craft studio which is one of my 'happy places'.   I would love to see where you create !

Have a great week,
Shirley

31 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great craftroom you have Shirley...You must feel so happy in there surrounding by your craft materials...Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Alie xx

Zoe said...

What a great creative space, very bright and well organised xx Zoe xx

sheila 77 said...

How mega fascinating, Shirley. That was a proper tour. I love the neatness.
Love to see the supplies, the Distress Inks, the sprays..............
Your husband is a treasure.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely room, with everything to hand, lucky you. I craft in a corner of my kitchen, so it's mostly not quite as organized.... Hugs, Valerie

Beth Norman said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful space. You're so well organized.

Pat said...

What a wonderful space in which to create Shirley and your husband has done a great job with the painting and shelves and fantastic organisation with a place for everything. Thank you for showing us. x

Shirley Chillman said...

Love your crafty den Shirley. It's great that I can see now where you make your beautiful creations. Soooo tidy and neat ... my type of space.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Sandy said...

Beautiful craft room Shirley!!!!
Sandy xx

Anneke said...

You've got a lovely place.
Everything is wel organazied.
Great place to be and get inspired.
Thanks for showing.

Darnell J Knauss said...

That was wonderful, Shirley! Now I can picture you when I see your brilliant works of art and I love that you have an art shelf to display some of them! Everything is well-organized and efficient and, of course, I love that! Thank you for sharing your awesome happy place!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

Janny said...

What a nice and cheerful room. Everything is so organized. Nice to see. Greetings Janny

Donna Ellis said...

Enjoyed your tour very much, Shirley! Such a bright, functional spot with lots of natural light! I can just visualize your happy little fingers performing their magic in this delightful place! Thank you for sharing! Hope your week is extra happy! Hugs, de

aussie aNNie said...

A fabulous studio my friend and we all need space like this to enjoy our craft and 'get a way' time.xxx

Maria Vanderform said...

What a wonderful craft room. Mine is being redone right now and everything is in boxes. I can't do cards right now anyway because I just had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand. But your craft room is to die for. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous and organised space Shirley..I love to be organised too, not that I am at the moment, need to have a tidy up..

luv CHRISSYxx

kaybee said...

Don't you just love a newly decorated craft room. Love the amount of space you have to work with - and 2 desks! My craft room was re-done earlier this year, and, amazingly, it is still looking like new (well, when I've tidied up that is!) :D

Crafting Queen said...

I love your tidy crafting space. Sending purrs to Archie. :)

brenda said...

Thank you for the tour Shirley, it's always nice to see fellow crafters creative spaces. It looks a perfect retreat to lose yourself in inks and colour.

B x

chrissie said...

What a wonderful space to do your crafting Shirley with everything so neat and tidy

Love Chrissie xx

Gerrina said...

Thid looks so well organized! What a big space to work in (looks that way to me, because I have a really small craftroom :) ) It is indeed fun to see where everybody create! Have a good week, hugs, Gerrina

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A lovely tour around your craft room Shirley, how I wish that mine looked so tidy. I love the fact that you have windows in front of your desks.

Sue xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful craftroom, so big, so light, so clean, a really great place to sit in and to make your wonderful creations, I have only a very small room ,and when I make two cards it is really like a wind that came trough!!

Greetings
Maria

Miranda said...

Wow, you must be so happy with this craft room Shirley, so well organized and tidy! Great to see where you work! Won't show you my craft place(in the living-room) because it's a mess! And it's one of the good intentions I did make for 2016, to empty one room upstairs and get all my crafting supplies stored there.........hugs Mirandaxx

Karin said...

Wow what a great craft room and so tidy,
mine is a big mess, haha
Groetjes Karin x

maz said...

A wonderful space in which to create the beautiful art craft you that you do. Thanks for sharing x

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Wow ... you are lucky in having such a beautiful craft room!

Greta said...

Beautiful artistic space, Shirley! I'd love to be at your buddy desk!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, neat to see your new craft room all set up. Looks like a great space to create in. Organized and uncluttered :)

Enny said...

Oh my God, what a beautiful craftroom ! (deep sigh) Must be a real pleasure, to craft there, and you have so much well organized hobby-stuff, wow ! I'm afraid I can't show my craft space, as I have only a small corner in the bedroom, and lots of boxes standing around :) xx Enny

Elaine said...

It is lovely to see your new craft room. So glad you have it all organised now, it looks great. As you say it is always such fun to see where others create and get ideas for organising and storing supplies. I am enjoying seeing all your different Christmas card designs as well. Sorry I am not always able to make time to comment, but I do look at each post. Elaine xxx

weim house said...

Beautiful! It is great to have a space and lots of surfaces to be creative! Thanks for sharing !