June 12, 2010

Our Tour Continues...to a very special room!

It is a room we all love...
A room so near and dear to us...
It is "Craft Room" Day...
Come & See what I have done...



My baskets are filled with my fabric sorted by colors!

I didn't have room for my "Pot Rack" in this smaller kitchen so I used it in here...
...it holds the baskets that I use for my gifts and crafts!

I've gotta have my ribbons close at hand...
... all it takes is an empty cabinet and some tension rods!

Jars make for excellent storage!
You don't even have to buy them...just use up your empty mayonaise and pickle jars!
Goo-gone or Goof- off help take off the labels...after a hot water soak!

I get extra storage by using this over-the-door shoe holder!
All of my tulle is handy to grab here...

My "Dolly Dressmaker" has been my sewing assistant since I was about 7 or 8 yearts old.
She was a gift from my Grandpa.
She used to light up and the little pictures would shift on the fabric as she stitched away.

Turntables are always a fun way to organize your pens, pencils, cutting blades, etc.
Look for them at the Thrift Store!

And of course I had to use every spare inch of the closet too!

Well there you have it...
I am so lucky to have a my lovely new townhome with room for a CRAFT ROOM still!
I am even more lucky to have such sweet blogging friends like you and my dear friend  Deborah from Midlife Poet!
Deborah honored me today with the Mental Ninja Award!
Isn't that just awesome?

 How did I get so lucky?
Thanks so much, Deborah!  You are a "Mental Ninja" too!!

Remnember: All of your names are going to be put in my "jar"...
for a special giveaway drawing at the end of our tour together!
See you tomorrow!


 


47 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, Carrie, must be so soooo much fun just sitting in that gorgeous room! The ribbons, the jars, the baskets... sigh.... love to be surrounded by all those lovelies.
Have a happy day, sweet Carrie. xxx

Aly said...

Oh my goodness you have sooo many supplies! You must stay quite busy!!

Karen said...

WOW! How nice to be so organized and make your crafts look so attracive. Love, love, love the baskets.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Debby said...

OMGosh girl you have alot of stuff. I envy your organizational skills. This should be in a magazine for sure. Loving the tour. Happy Week-end.

Deborah said...

This is exactly why you are a mental ninja! You get a smaller home AND a craft room!!! Love how you have it organized. OOOooooo, join in on the blog party, Where Women Blog. I'll get you the link. **kisskiss** Deb

Marie said...

Carrie, I just love your craft room! I wish you could come over here and help me organize mine! I need help desperately! xxoo

Just a little something from Judy said...

No wonder we have not heard from you for such a long time. Your craft room is a natural wonder. The organization and the neatness is so impressive. What fun this tour is for me.

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

HI Carrie
Your craft room is fabulous too!!!...you might call it "downsizing"...but oh my...it looks like you have enough space for all your interests and you are so organized.
I am feeling inspired by you to go redo my craft area...lol...I too "downsized " a few years back...but didn't have to give up a craft room either...we need these spaces...good for our souls:)
Cheers:)
Debbie

Into Vintage said...

You are so organized - does it stay that way when you're working on things? And I have to say -- that pot rack is *genius*! I have one that doesn't work in my current kitchen so...I'm thinking it's going into the Doily Factory prontito. Thanks for that great idea - have (warm!) wonderful weekend. -amy

BECKY said...

Oh Carrie! It just really delights me that with all that you have dealt with...God's blessings are all over you!!

You new home is really great, and I love seeing all of your special touches throughout!! It is all so lovely, and that craft room...simply amazing! I want to live in there!! :o)

LOVE all of your jars! My craft room is in the bay window in my bedroom, with stuff stashed in and under stuff! I think I am going to put up a curtain rod and make some drop cloth panels so I can just cover it up. It doesn't look bad, but I have been trying to make our bedroom into a lovely his and her sanctuary...but the craft area is a must, and there is nowhere else to put it! Maybe one day I'll actually post some pics!!

Have a wonderful weekend, gal! So glad you are doing so well!
Blessings and hugs,
Becky

Valerie said...

You had me at the front door of your cute little home ... but the CRAFT ROOM! That put me over the edge! What a great place to create! I want one!!!

Just Breathe said...

You are way to good at this. That room is perfect and I love the picnic baskets for storage.
You rule!

Silke said...

Oh, wow! I just found you from Deb's blog and I am just awed! Can I come play in your craft room?! It's so organized... Love your blog! I'll be back! :) Silke

sandra said...

Carrie, that is soooo fabulous. More stuff than our local craft shop. I would love to have one just like it!

vivian said...

wow Carrie! YOu have enough supplies to open your own store I think! lol! So whatcha gonna make in there first??
I love your new home. its perfectly you!
hugs
vivian

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is just awesome...WOW!!! You have just done a wonderful job on your new home. Enjoy!!!!
Blessings in this new journey...and may crafting days ahead,
Janette

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

OH MY...what an amazing craft room! When can I come over and play???

Thanks for so many wonderful ideas...and tips.

Have a GREAT weekend my friend.

Deborah said...

Carrie, did you get my email with the link for the Where Bloggera Create???? You SO should join them.
**kisskiss** Deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! How amazing! Your craft room is a dream...perfect to be creative and enjoy your crafting! I love all of your storage ideas and the pot rack! Very nice....I am amazed! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carrie,
AWESOME craft room :) Would you like to come and help me with mine...after I get some electric and sheetrock up??!! LOL Great idea with the ribbon..I see those little bookcase and now I'll buy one and use it for all my ribbon. Baskets and jars are great too.
You sure did a lot so soon after you moved. One busy gal.
Happy Sunday!
Warmly,
Deb :)

grammy said...

Wow
I love the craft room...so organized
oh my goodness
must feel great to be in there and create

Country Dreaming said...

Now that yours is complete will you come organize my MESS of a sewing room?
It becomes the dumping area during
the school year---I have been avoiding this room like the plague for the past few days.
Again, you have done a super job
with this room too!

Have a super Sunday.

Melinda

RosieP said...

Carrie what an amazing craft room, it's fantastic. Your certainly don't waste any time getting organised do you, If I ever move i'm getting you over to help.

Have a great weekend

Hugs RosieP x

Amy said...

what a busy bee you've been!! Your craft room is superb and so organized. An inspiration to me. I'm glad you got it all set up. I know my heart feels at peace in my work space. Have a lovely weekend. ~amy

sweetiepie said...

I love your craft room!!!! What a beautiful, well organized room. It looks like a fun place to craft.

I thought I had a lot of craft supplies.....lol.

I love your collection of picnic baskets.

Take care.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Your marvelous neatness, is inspiring!!!

She Writes said...

When Debbie say "Go!" I do :). Nice space.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You are soooo organized and crafty..not only in your wonderful crafts themselves, but your using all your jars, baskets and turntables - you and yoru great ATTITUDE is an inspiration for us all!
Thank you!

Sewn With Grace said...

That is quite an impressive craft room. I think you need to come and help me get organized, maybe then I wouldn't buy the same thing twice! :)

Florence and Mary said...

WOW that is one well organised craft room!

Victoria xx

Leslie said...

Carrie.. are you kidding me!!!! People actually have awesome craft rooms like that!!
Is there a spare room in this new house, cause I'm coming to visit........ or stay!!
Very nice, I'm so happy for you. I know that leaving your old house was hard.
congrats on the ninja ~ tough girl!

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Lori said...

Carrie, your craft room is wonderful!!! everything looks so organized and pretty...you sure have a lot of fun things to play with there!!!

Jenny said...

I am so jealous!!!

I absolutely LOVE it - the buttons and ribbons and well all of it!!!!!

Great job!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! So much organization. Love all the picnic baskets filled with fabrics. Gorgeous! Your new home is so lovely. How lucky you are to still have the space for such a wonderful creative environment. Enjoy the process of change. A wonderful renewal. Best wishes, Tammy

Elena said...

I snuck over to check on how you were doing w/ drinking more water and found myself in an awesome tour of your beautiful "cottage". The craft room just makes you want to start making something. Great memory from Grandpa. Love the artwork above your sink and great idea on the bakers cupboard. Beautiful place! Now go drink more water!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a great work space!

pollydove said...

WOW!!! I have to concur with everyone else ... YOU are an organizational inspiration! This room looks AMAZING! I am sooooo impressed- what FUN you must have! :)

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

What a great room, if it were mine I don't think I would ever want to come out!

Pam said...

This is the craftroom of my dreams!!!! I love everything about it. I've starred it, bookmarked it, and plan on looking at it daily, until my room looks just as good!

Catherine said...

just wonderful!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

When I was young and into crafts, I would have died for a room like this!!!

Arlette said...

Carrie, your work space is so beautiful and so organized. It must be a pleasure to work in there.

Gmama said...

I'm new to your blog but what a treat to virtually "smell" your cookies (I didn't know the paper bag tip!) to the FABULOUS Craft room!!! Mine is about that size so you have inspired me to go use some of your organizing tricks. I don't know why you downsized but looks like it turned into a "good thing" as Martha Stewart always says. I'll be coming back. May I invite everyone over to my blog www.grandmamasstories.blogspot.com for some family fun, tips for entertaining children/grandchildren, baking, and a little wisdom from a retired teacher now stay at home grandmother of 5. I also share some of my mother's sage advice which can be very colorful and funny because she was a very quirky individual who loved her family fiercely! Come join me and tell others about me. I'm from Alabama so come on down for some southern hospitality.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

ok, my friend.......

i am speechless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check YOU out, girl!!!!!!!
how wonderful to have all of that amazing storage -and those baskets......swoooooon.......

amazing, simply amazing. looks as though this is just meant to be.

xo

GardenofDaisies said...

What a great craft studio you have!! I love your idea for storing ribbon with the tension rods!

Thoughts for the day said...

WOW I LOVE this craft room. You are very creative in what you used for storage. So organized and awesome. thanks for sharing it.

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