Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II Blog Party

Welcome to my studio! I wanted to clean up a bit before the party, but I've been really busy with Etsy orders. So, for better for worse, here it is.

My studio is in what would be the family room in our New Port Richey, Florida hom. It started with a work table and a desk and has grown to encompass the entire room with 5 work surfaces, which are usually covered with atlases, maps, dictionaries and sheet music.



my work table, with the best piece of furniture I ever bought - the map drawers. However, all my maps are in a different location and I have sheet music and misc. papers in there.



the computer, my son's guitar (for concerts while I work), and raw materials.




the newest area - an additional work table and shipping area.



night shots:



33 comments:

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

It looks pretty neat to me...my home space is ummm, well let's just say that space might be featured in "Trashed and Condemned". so I took photos of my Cottage space :))
Your space looks like a great place to create!

zandra said...

It looks like a great creative space and inspiring, too. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It's amazing how our art and craft supplies multiply late at night when we aren't looking. Your acquired studio looks like a great place to create. Being busy getting orders ready to ship sounds like a pretty good way to be busy! Connie

Karen Valentine said...

I think working in a family room would be great! I just keep think of all that space! I love your table. I've seen that once before and I loved it then too. Thank you so much for playing along with us! I enjoyed the tour!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have an adorable space. So much natural light and lots of storage spaces. Thanks for sharing your delightful studio (and son's guitar).

kluless said...

Five work surfaces - I can only dream! Thank you for sharing.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

From one carolina girl to another- looks like you are busy creating in your space. Very nice. Thanks for sharing, tammy

stefanie said...

what a nice large space you have and sooooo organized!

Penny said...

What a Luxury 5 work surfaces - I have to keep moving things around to the chair or the floor.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Penny

craftyles said...

You have a great studio and lots of room to create in. Thanks for the tour!

Claudia said...

You have a great space in which to create. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Connie said...

Delightful and inspiring, chickee! I'm happy to meet you and view your creative spaces.
xoxo,
Connie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Halle said...

Wow...how much space you have! Wonderful...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice! You have a space for everything! ♥

Terri said...

A clear table...is always a goal of mine... what great creative space you have!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is so clean and beautiful. I love the wood floor and your white furniture. The lighting in the room looks beautiful! And five work spaces...OMG! I need to go back and look at your store. It looked like you were making glasses and things our of your atlases and other pieces of ephemera.

If you wish, come and visit our blog. My daughter and I are only three months old (blog-wise) but have been making jewelry for fifteen years.Our blog is about our jewelry but also our lives and interests...i adore paper crafts, she loves vintage fashion, we both love rummage and estate sales!

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Suz

Debby said...

You have a fun and beautiful space to work in. How great to have all those tables to work off of. Thanks so much for sharing.
Debby

Janet Bernasconi said...

Great place you have there! I like it. So happy to meet you and hope to visit you again.
Have a great day,
xo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Linda Robinson said...

What a nice Creative space you have! I love your wood floors, and the color on your walls. Looks like somewhere I could create...
Thank for letting us take a peek! Its been fun visiting.
~Linda

Karen said...

Hi there. Love the night shot. I have the same table! Ya gotta love IKEA when it comes to their work tables.
Thanks for sharing!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Miss Sandy said...

What a nice large light space you have to create in. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Angela Weimer said...

What a great space, it looks very neat and organized! Love the work table. thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day! Angela

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your work space and the map drawers. I had to laugh when you said there are no maps in there {even though you work with maps}! Great idea to set up a shipping area right in the room with you. I would think that makes getting orders out so much simpler.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh I love it...totally functional..does everything you want it to...good for you on keeping busy with your Etsy orders..that's always delightful to hear since I'm getting ready to start my business.

Your studio is wonderful..thanks so much for sharing with me.

I'd love for you to come stroll through my studio..it's been a long process but it's all finally finished!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

luluslovlies said...

Nice use of space, its wonderful you are so busy with orders. I enjoyed my visit, thanks for sharing! XOXO

Sylvia Drown said...

Wow! Love all the space...and so nice and light and bright. Thanks for sharing. Come visit Baxter's Mom and you may see something familiar on my work table!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Space is Wonderful, isn't it amazing that are spaces seem to grow & grow..... Thanks for Sharing

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Melanie:
Great, light-filled space. Thanks for sharing! I'm in North Port, FL (s. of Sarasota). We're almost neighbors!
xoxo
Donna

Creative Grammie said...

Wow, you have a great space to create in. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it.

Tins and Treasures said...

I love all your work surfaces...so clean and tidy. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us.

Have a terrific Tuesday. ~Natalie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You look pretty organized to me! Love the Toy Story pieces on the shelf. Thanks for the invitation to visit.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

5 work areas sounds like a dream to me. That is one thing that my craft space lacks is counter space to create. I would like to work in different areas for painting, gluing, cutting and maybe a cricut area would be great. Someday... I am new to the blogging world (2 wks!) and loving it. Hopefully I can participate next year. Thanks for sharing~ Sherry F.