Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where I Create

Actually, I create in many different places--in the car, at the doctor's office, outside while watching the kids....well, you get the picture.  However, there are some of my creations that I need to actually spread out to do.  It used to be on the kitchen counter.  My husband knew it was time to move me and my "stuff" when I sort of took over that counter...and then some.  So, he built a room downstairs.  That room became the project room/den/library/craft room/office/catch-all room.  I affectionately call it "my studio" even though my area is officially only a corner of it.  It isn't fancy.  It isn't organized.  It isn't glamorous....BUT it is "my place", and I'm thankful for a spot to putter and work and design and think. (I can also leave it, not pick it up, and just close the door when company comes.)
This is my table on which are several projects in various stages of being done.  It takes me a while to think through and plan my items.  It also takes time for glue to dry.  This long white table is where all of that work is done.

The walls are a soft green color on the top with wainscoting on the bottom pained a creamy ivory.  My vintage jewelry bits are organized in the containers on the right.  The chair is old and comfortable and just the right height thanks to my husband shearing the legs a little.

My "studio" has a window that lets in the bright morning sun, so all morning long I can sit and work.  I do much of my color matching and fine work in the morning with this good light and while my children are doing their homeschooling not far away outside the door.  I'm right there to answer their questions and help them when needed which is convenient for us all.  This wreath is a project in the process of being completed.  I keep vintage pearls and beads in old sewing machine drawers.  The drawers are a pretty way to help keep them organized and on hand when needed.

This clock was a gift from my grandmother.  The colors match my studio perfectly and tell me when it is time to take a break from my work and have a cup of tea! 

I'm hoping to join the "Where Bloggers Create 2012" blog party.  So be sure to go to the link to check out where others create as well.  Thank you, Karen, for hostessing this!

28 comments:

rosechicfriends said...

So glad that you have a bright and happy spot in your home to create! For us creative type it is so huge! Thanks formsharing!
Lorena

JoAnne said...

It's a great space Michele! I'm showing my "studio" today also.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love the morning light too to create! It's awesome to have our own spot! I enjoyed visiting your studio! Right after I took photos of my room...I put my stuff back on the tables! LOL!! I like to have my stuff on the tables so I can see what I have.
Warmly,
deb

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome creative Space ♥
*hugs*deb

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Look at all that bling! how sparkly and beautiful it all is....even though you only have small corner of that room, it is still a comfy place to call your own. Creating is so important to artistic types...so I wouldn't trade a small setting for NO setting!

stop by and see how I organize my creative life in with my living space...it's so much fun!

thanks for sharing.

ciao bella
creative carmelina
your newest follower

Elizabeth Johnson said...

You have successfully made your "corner" a wonderful place to be. I love that you use the sewing cabinet drawers to gather things. Thank you for visiting my studio today.
Elizabeth

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear Michelle,

Your space is so lovely..
You have so much fine decorations...
so romantic and nice...

Thanks for sharing...

Love from Marijke

Maggie said...

Thanks for sharing your creative space with all of us! LOve your bejeweled creations!

Glad you stopped by my studio, too!

Maggie
www.themagrag.com

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Love your cozy creative corner, and I think it's great to set it up where there is natural lighting. I too have a bright window (actually sliding doors) that let in the morning sun. It's heavenly. Retired home school mama here. ;) Actually, we never stop home schooling, but mine are now in college (still living at home) and we home schooled for over 10 years.
Thank you for stopping by the shop.
Much love,
Marcia

missy said...

It's so nice to have your own little corner of the world..all yours..love your creative space..Thanks for stopping in and commenting..Enjoy your day...

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

How nice to have natural light in your crafting space! Love the little teapot clock!

Maureen said...

Just having a dedicated space to call your own is so special. And needed, obviously, if your creations require time to dry! I can't imagine trying to do this on a kitchen counter! Thanks for sharing with us!

PlainJane said...

What a nice bright studio to create in. I always love touring people's homes and seeing where they create. We have several multi-purpose rooms. If I could, I'd add on a craft room ♥.

Fiona Larsen said...

You have created a lovely space for yourself. And love the old teapot you just brought home too!

The Greeley Girls said...

Thanks for visiting ~The Greeley Girls~...we love all the roses...it is truly a girlie spot!

Kathy said...

How delightful to have all that light. Thank you for sharing!

Tamatha said...

You have a lovely room, and the things you make are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

I just LOVE your space! Your area looks bright and cheery. It is so much better to have an area to call your own...I'm working on the dining room table, but hey, it's MY table, LOL.

I like your big worktable - it's great to get to spread out.

Thanks for sharing!

Rita Barakat said...

Yay for you! And WTG hubby for building that room! When we bought this house(last year) hubby knew I needed a space so we looked for a house that had enough rooms for the kids + a craft room! I love my space!
That table full of possibilities makes me smile!

lynn said...

your creative space is just charming, michele:) isn't it wonderful to have a special spot, and nothing needs picked up when company comes?

Wendy Chamberlain said...

A beautiful light filled place to work. Love all the vintage jewellery. Thank you for your visit and leaving a comment. Wendy

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

I think it looks great! I spread my stuff all over the house because I really don't have a space large enough for all of it! I have to have a bright place to work too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment! Have fun creating!
Faye

katep25 said...

Love your space, I'd love natural light in mine! Corner of a room or a whole basement - all that matters is that it makes you feel creative, bravo for achieving this in just a corner. Thanks so much for sharing it :)

Sandy said...

I love that you have carved a place where you can follow your creative bliss. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Michelle, I would love to have all that wonderful natural light that you have!! I saw some really wonderful goodies on that table of yours!! Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with all of us!!!!

StasaLynn said...

Great space! I am too still hopping - lots and lots to see! I will be back to see more of your creations!

Take care and keep creating!
Staceu

Shabbyfufu said...

Beautiful space Michele...and of course you have it filled with lovely things!
xo
Janet

Judythe said...

How lovely to have the morning sun coming through the window where you create. Thank you for sharing your cheerful space with us.
Judythe