Saturday, July 13, 2013

Where this woman creates...(15)

Welcome 

First let me tell everyone that I am first a mother of four wonderful children ages 8, 5,3,and 17 months. My DH and I moved into our home 20 months ago and my craft room is still in progress. I am currently working on several fixtures to paint for this room to do one last fluffing of the fixtures. 
I also need to apologize for the grainy photos since my phone is what I used since the fancy camera lens is getting repaired 
AGAIN.

My craft room is in the finished part of our basement to our house since I could not fit my fixtures into any other room ...It was very generous for DH to let me have the 20x20 space since the last room I had was 10x11. 
Here is my inspiration board when you come down the stairs. 

 I love to display the swaps I participate in. 

My very first banner...

 I have a small thing for vintage 

 This is how I organize my glimmer mist, paints and punches. This over the door organizer from the container store is fabulous.


 My plate wall that is still being added to I have about 6 plates on the flour waiting to be mounted by DH.
 My sewing station/ computer table . 


One corner for trims.Also Goldie has her current home here.

This hutch was a favorite find from MO. It stores my shipping supplies and vintage collections. I have a small problem and love vintage mercury glass strands.


My two favorite finds ...pink and aqua




These are some more trims that I currently have carded. I also have Pinkie my petite dress form here.



 I use two of my favorite jewelry boxes to permanently display some buttons.

I love vintage hankies so why not use them for a valance. 


My display shelf for my swaps and more vintage love.




Another shelf for flowers and buttons.

My favorite cabinet from Home Decorators with a vintage shelf on top.



 I use it to organize all sorts of goodies. 




The drawers are deep and perfect like a vintage printers cabinet but without the smell I found with the real thing. Very important if you suffer from Shop-a-holicism. 



 My favorite cart.

My daughters craft table and shelf. 


A three tier caddy I made from three serving trays and candle sticks. 



A cupcake caddy to organize my bits.












I want to thank Karen for setting up this event each year and pushing me to clean my room. Although I have a ways to go until it is just the way I need it.



40 comments:

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Tabitha
I adore your AMAZING creative space! I see you love the Ikea Expedit too! You have so many beautiful treasures - and my job dropped at your gorgeous rhinestone collection! SWOON! What a lovely place to create! Thanks for sharing with us!

Nancy
www.sugarlumpstudios.com

Lisa said...

Its beautiful, Wow!!! I want to stop in and look into every nook and crannie. I love love love the mercury glass beads. I love your space, and am envious. I know I will be cleaning up mine today.

love ya,

Beansieleigh said...

My goodness, you ARE blessed with a beautiful amount of space! And it all looks absolutely gorgeous!.. I have to tell you, I jumped right out of my chair to find an old folding shutter I had.. left over from its mate that was used for another project.. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your inspiration shutters and all I know is that my silly ol' calendar is coming down right away, and my shutter is going up in its place!!!! (0; So, I THANK YOU for the idea! I also really liked how you made use of old jewelry boxes! I buy them if ever, whenever I find them. I just LOVE them!.. Thank you for sharing your creative space! I really enjoyed my stop here today! ~tina

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hey Sweet Girl,
Your space is beautiful! Your vintage flowers and rhinestone blingy thingies are to die for. Can I come over to play? (I wish:0)
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

Tami Hacker said...

Beautiful studio space! Everything is so organized and wonderfully displayed. Inspirational!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Just had to laugh about Nancy's job dropping ;-)
But wow Tabitha your space is fabulous! The pink shutters are so cool! Can't believe all those drawers full of bling and all the millinery you gathered! I also love your dressform and I see that we both like Ikea for storage pieces. How great that you daughter has her own crafting table in your studio, she'll sure grow up a very creative and happy girl! Hugs Carola x

ImagiMeri said...

Love it all!!! I've got the same size place, plus a closed in patio.....I do love all the space, but by next year I have to downsize as we'll be moving to smaller quarters. Such is the life when you get older and can't care for so much stuff anymore! Beautiful space!

Hugs,
Meri

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great space you've created for yourself, Tabitha! I love everything that you have on display. I'd love to take some time and just go through your trims. Love the way you sorted your buttons. It looks like you spend some wonderful creative time in this space!

lynn said...

hi tabitha,
it's fabulous! love the wall of cubbies--expedit, maybe? and your plate wall--so much to love! your girls must have so much fun down there! tfs!

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG!! What an awesome creative play room!!...Full of the most fabulous goodies!! What a wonderful and inspiring place to create..LOVE it! :)

Karen Valentine said...

Ohhhh... I bet it's fun to play at your house!! You have so many wonderful goodies that I want to reach out and touch!! Thank you so much for showing them all off!! BTW.. I seriously covet your mannequin. :)
xo,
Karen

Maureen Hayes said...

Tabitha,

Can we be best friends. . . lol?! I have many of the same obsessions, especially the mercury beads, dress forms, vintage typewriters (even love the pink and aqua as well)and of course the prize ribbons!! I love every inch of your space.

Can you tell me more about that fabulous metal cart? Where did you get it?

Thanks so much for sharing your space, I had a blast drooling over every last bit.

Maureen

Carmen said...

Tabitha, you've got so many cushy things in your studio!!! I love the pink and your over the door storage and especially those typewriters! I don't know where you find the time to create with all those little ones... thank you for letting me explore your space. :-)

Bee Lady said...

WOW! Nice craft room and very organized. Good for you.

Cindy Bee

Cindy said...

Wowsers! Lovely bright space! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs! http://connell-crafts.blogspot.ca/

bobbie said...

What a charming space! comfortable, cozy, organized...
What's not to love!!
Happy creating ~

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Your space is amazing! Soooo many fun supplies! Hope that you and your little ones are having a wonderful summer!

CATHY said...

What a great creative space you have - so pretty. Love the green drawers Everything is displayed so beautifully.
I enjoyed peeking into your studio – Cheers from Singapore.

The Junque Seeker said...

WOW! Your space is so lovely and so nicely organized. I love everything about it, and am totally envious of your hat/millinery collection!

Diana Seal said...

Hi Tabitha, what a great creative space, love how you organized all your supplies. Impressive stash of trim!
Thanks for sharing your space!
Have a great week!
Diana

Heidi Meyer said...

Swoon! What a gorgeous and inspiring place to create! I love how you have organized everything in such a beautiful way. Can't wait to see you in October! xxoo

Melissa said...

Girl, I don't think I quite understand the severity of your obsessions..... Goodness gracious! You DEFINITELY need to open up your etsy store. And fast!

Maureen said...

Wow, what a large and organized place! I love that you even have a spot for your daughter; so sweet! Love all the vintage and that green set of drawers is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Blessed Serendipity said...

You have such a pretty space to work in. I could spend hours just looking at all your lovely treasures. WOW!

blessings,
Danielle

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

you are amazing girl. Love love loved the jewelry boxes full of button.

big hug
cindy@stitches

Mary Walden said...

Wow!! I adore your space and I love all of the goodies you have. I especially love the way you have sorted your buttons and how you store them! All of the drawers are overflowing with perfectly perfect treasures. You have so many wonderful pretties and a lovely place to create with them. Thanks for sharing this. Mary

Derrith said...

What a fabulous space! So many fascinating, colorful treasures, displayed so beautifully!

Donna said...

I love your fun and colorful space, Tabitha! The vintage jewelry boxes full of buttons is a great idea. And I am in love with your pretty green cabinet, looks like it holds a ton of supplies! I would love working in a room like yours:)

Kelly_Deal said...

Holy ........!!!! Your creative space is amazing Tabitha!!!!!! When the hubby and I decide to move and I have a bigger space, you're coming by me to help design it!!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Okay...I am totally amazed at this fantastic space!! So many treasures to behold!! Love all of your organizational ideas too!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Hugs,
Deb

Nook and Cranny said...

I love, just love how you have everything so organized, love the large space.
I love the pink typewriter and that lil doll collection.
I am so inspired by that over the door rack for you mists and such, I will have to consider this myself, what a great way to store things with using up little room.
I wanted to thank you for stopping by my creative space post, always great to have you stop by.
Hugs
Michele

Terry said...

Wow! What a fantastic space! Lucky you to have so much wonderful room.

Lori said...

I am loving your creating space. So much to see and touch! Love all your vintage touches. Your space is cozy and comfy. Thanks for sharing your wonderful space.

debi said...

Wow Tabitha!! Your studio is amazing....I would love to come by for a little shopping and playing!

Connie said...

I thought that I had no more room in my studio for storage, and then I saw the rack on the back of your room. Prefect!!! Thank you.
Your studio is fantastic and pretty, too :)
Your newest follower, Connie :)

Silvia said...

I love your space. It is organised yet messy...I love that.
Thank you for sharing your space

Creative Grammie said...

Beautiful creative space! You have so many treasures, I love it! I especially love your favorite cabinet.
I'm not participating this year, but I'm having fun checking out everyone's studio.
Thanks for the tour.

Sarah said...

Ooh I love your beautiful space. Can I come over to create please x x
Hugs Sarah x

Patty Antle said...

What a fabulous creative space, Tabitha! I love the inspiration board and the way you used the jewelry boxes. I saw someone use a tool chest for organization which I thought was a great idea too. Nice to meet you and I am so excited about the Sweethearts on the Home Front coming up. :)

Patty Antle said...

I came back to see your jewelry boxes and buttons. I'll probably be back again and again to get more inspiration from you. :)

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