Welcome into my studio!
I'm so excited to take part in My Desert Cottage's party.
There are over 450 studios you can visit.
I hope you can stay and visit here for awhile.
Get comfy, I'm going to give you a tour of my space.
Those who stay longer can always pull out the sofa and spend the night!
I'm a paper artist....
and love creating mixed media sketches,
and many other things!
I love fluffy textiles too with a vintage flair....
With 4 kids, I've learned I need to be pretty organized.
When I slip into creative mode, I have to be really organized.
Here's my studio closet.
I have a mixed of found boxes, Ikea storage, and baking tins.
I love to bake, and these tins are perfect in here!
Ball jars are perfect for organizing ribbon and extra goodies.
I've found organizing by color works best for me.
I often craft with my kids and their friends.
Their supplies are tucked away under my counter, easy to grab.
Not pretty, but it's functional...
It's old, peely, loved, and roomy.
Found curbside in May.
My neighbor's front door makes an appearance...repurposed of course!
Each of the panels has a piece of cork covered in burlap, and attached with liquid nails.
A little bleach, and this curtain works.
Everything is better with a chandelier!
Found this sweet chair curbside, perfect for my 3 little girls....
Everything I keep in this room is special to me and has a story.
I found this linen on a family trip with my sister.
Was so excited to find my initials!
This has been my mantra this school year, when my babies entered kindergarten.
I've entered a new stage...and this room has been perfect for helping me soar again.
An old window with some chalkboard paint, burlap and lace...
My babies when they were a little bit smaller...
An old wringer bucket...perfect for inspiration found in magazines and catalogs...
given to me by a sweet soul...
My grandma's antique toy sewing machine....reminds me to keep things simple....
Kent's toolbox...Kent was a dear family friend who died last Fall.
I use it to hold the things I grab most often...paper cutter, scissors, inks, and pencils.
Hydrangeas from my good friend and neighbor.
Everyone has an angel or two they've lost over the years.
Some have chipped wings...makes life more interesting.
I have at least three watching over me...
Old photos to sort and my sewing needs are under the counter too.
The oldest photos are housed in this wonderful suitcase found curbside at my neigbor's.
The drawers of my counter are "prime real estate."
Go to items are stored inside, and I often switch them around....
Thanks for visiting!
Hope you'll come by again to see what I've been working on!
Remember that the most important thing to do in a studio is to take the time to play again!