June 19, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II...my Craft Room!

I am so excited to be a part of... Where Bloggers Create II

Please come in and browse through my crafting space that I have just completed.
in the townhome that we just recently downsized to.  
It was a challenge, but one that I was up for...
If you follow back on my other posts you can tour all the other rooms too!

Have Fun!
    Here we go...



My baskets are filled with my fabric labeled and 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 years 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 I am off to visit your "wonderful spaces" too! 

62 comments:

Debby said...

I probably commented on this room before. So organized and so much stuff, good stuff.

Abby's Garden said...

Your creative space is heavenly! Thanks so much for sharing a glimpse of your studio:)

Karen Valentine said...

H Carrie! What an awesome space!!! I swear, when I see rooms like yours I think... :I need more stuff"! Thanks so much for letting us have a peek!
Enjoy the party!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Elyse said...

hi carrie,

your craft room is awesome and really spacious! i do the spools-on-tension rods, too. love that idea! and of course, i'm with you on the jars, too.

so fun to see where you create. looks like you're all settled in.

xo
elyse

Anna Matthews said...

What a great space. Those baskets are such a great way to keep your fabric organized, and the pot rack is genius. Love your Dolly Dressmaker, what a treasure. Thanks for sharing!

Lori E said...

And I thought I had a lot of craft stuff. Wowzer girl. You have enough stuff to open your own store.
You must have so much fun in there. Your ideas are really smart. Tension rods...brilliant.

Lori said...

Carrie, what a wonderful space you have! I love your Dolly Dressmaker! Your room is cozy and you and I share a few of the same storage ideas. I also use jars for alot of storage. Thanks for sharing.

BECKY said...

Hi Carrie! Your creative space is just awesome! I know you love it!!
Having everything right there in one place at your fingertips...a dream of mine!! For now my space in my bedroom will have to suffice! :o)

Thanks for sharing!
HUGS,
Becky

stefanie said...

love it all...so many treasures!!

debi said...

What a wonderful place to create! I love all your picnic basket storage!

Chris said...

You are so organized and I just love all your many baskets! It makes for a fantastic space!
Best wishes,
Chris
www.curbyscloset.com/blog

Penny said...

Awesome creative space. I really like your collection of picnic baskets - used for storage.
I only have one basket and use it to store my collection of plastic storage containers for my craft room.

Hugs,
Penny

craftyles said...

You are a girl after my own heart. Love the picnic baskets. I collect them too. Your little sewing buddie is adorable. I really love your space!I'll be back after the party to check out more of your blog.

Lisa said...

WOW!! I love all your space! It is so organized! I bet you can get so much done! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Lisa

Susan said...

very very nice...thanks for sharing... Susan

Chow and Chatter said...

just gave you a shout out on my blog, wow love this room and so tidy

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.

Deborah said...

Oh Yippee YAY! You did it! Next year I just might have to join in. I'm under construction right now...I recently broke up with my office.
**kisses** Deb

The Altered Muse said...

Such a cozy creative space. I know there is some creating going on there...and soooo organized too! Love it! Pam

SherryRoseBella said...

I am amazed at how organized your studio is!! It is gorgeous! I love all the picnic baskets..how clever!

Florence and Mary said...

I'm just ooooh sooooo jealous of your fabulous room!

Victoria xx

Robin said...

Wow! Organized I guess! Love all the picnic baskets. Aren't jars wonderful. Love your space. ~Robin~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's beautiful! I love your new home and the way you've used your space! I'm taking part this year, too! Hope you'll stop by! ♥

donnaj said...

wonderful space and so organized (something i'm working on-again) and those cookies in the post below look incredible! i'll have to try cooling on paper bags too!

Terri said...

Get out of town...you have such a great space to create anything you wish and all the supplies to do it with..wow!

Tanya said...

Oh wow! Your room is amazing. Although I know I wouldn't be able to be this organized, I think it would be awesome to get to work in here!

grammy said...

Love love love this room
I can imagine how you love it
and what great things you create in it (o:

debbie said...

I love the picnic baskets that you use for fabric storage. Great stuff!

Geralyn Gray said...

what a great space.....I love all the baskets!!!!

Jillayne said...

Love those baskets - what a great idea! Your room is lovely and so well organized - I bet it makes creating a breeze! Thanks for the tour and see you again!

Sandra said...

I love how you have used all the picnic baskets...and what an organized room. I can imagine the creative things that you make locked up in there.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is the ultimate in cool. I love everything and use many of the same storage solutions as you. However, I have never seen shoe racks with pockets that large. They are awesome and I bet they are handy for larger items. Thanks for sharing your well organized and beautifully appointed studio. It was really fun to meet you.

Susan said...

If I had known you lived in Portland, I would have been over for coffee and I would have been using your creative space. Love your blog, you are on my favorite list!.Portland was awesome....then drove 4 hours south to Bend where my sister lives. Our first trip to Oregon, it was lovely. Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. Have a great day. Susan

Katsui Jewelry said...

Carrie,
What a great space. I love your vintage picnic baskets and your basket pothanger! They really lend a lot of warmth. You have everything super-organized, yet out in the open. You have just done a super job! Looks like home to me!

If you wish, come and visit our blog. My thirty-year-old daughter and I have been making jewelry together for fifteen years. She just gave the blog to me three months ago as a gift. I was thrilled! We are loving it! We are recovering from a show and were too messy to be in the Party...

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Thanks for letting me take a peek...it's a very nice and clever space!

Suz

Julie Marie said...

Hello Carrie... what a beautiful place to create! I love your little sewing doll from your grandpa! And how imaginative to use your old pot rack to hang things from full of craft supplies! Thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

Debby said...

Hi Carrie, what a fun and beautiful creative space you have. I love all your baskets and jars, you are so organized. I think my fav is your doll, she is awesome. Thanks for sharing!
Debby

Romeo said...

Love the use of all the old picnic baskets for storage!!!! And the little sewing girl from your Grandfather....how incredibly special that you still have it!! Enjoyed our tour - thanks so much!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

NanaNay said...

Great space. Love the baskets and the sewing buddy, so cute.

Janet Bernasconi said...

I am so enjoying taking a peek at everyone's work space. Your space is fantastic! So nice to meet you.
xoxo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your baskets look so nice lining the shelves and I imagine make great storage. You have everything so nicely organized. I enjoyed visiting your studio today. Thanks so much for sharing! Connie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Carrie! I love those picnic baskets and Dolly Dressmaker! You have wonderful organization. I envy you. Thank you for the tour! Have a nice week! Twyla

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Love all those picnic baskets you have as storage! Too neat! Thanks for sharing.

BLISS angels said...

First love the colour, sorry hi I am Wendy and I love your space , thank you for letting me come.
and thanks for sharing this with me. if you get time pop over to see me... Thanks ~Wendy @ Blissangels

The Strawberry Mallard said...

I am totally in awe...and I thought that I finally had my creative area organized! ROTFL!!!
I love what you have done!Dolly Dressmaker had to be your inzpiration!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my..how organized you are. I am loving how you stored your fabric in all the vintage baskets. I one like them with the metal handles. I just painted it creamy white. Thanks so much for sharing your space 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 ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Carrie! Love your creative space! You are so organized and I love how you organized your fabric by color in the baskets. We may be down-sizing to a townhouse {or something similar in size} in the next couple of years, so I'm glad to hear that there can be room for a creative space!

Halle said...

The first thing I said to myself was...wow look at those those picnic baskets! What a cool storage idea! Such and organized space...great job!

luluslovlies said...

Love your space and all your baskets, and aren't shoe holders the best? Jars to be sure they are great to store lots of this and that, I love my shoe holders the best! Enjoyed my visit in your creative space and your Dolly Dressmaker from your Grandpa, how very special! Thanks for sharing! XOXO

Angela Weimer said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. I love your picnic baskets and pot rack idea. Your Dolly dressmaker is so adorable what a lovely keepsake from your Grandpa. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

Miss Sandy said...

I adore your picnic basket storage! The pot rack is a great idea too! Thank your sharing your creative haven.

June said...

Carrie your space is just wonderful. I could definitely get some serious creating done there. You have everything a girl could want.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am coveting your room!! I love every square inch of it!!!

xo
becky

Lisa said...

Found your blog by the blog-hopping I've been doing the last few minutes. WOW! I love your 'creating space', it's absolutely wonderful and soooooo organized. I didn't find the Where Women Create party until it was too late, but there's always next year. Will visit again soon!

Creative Grammie said...

I adore your space! I haven't seen as much picnic baskets in one place except in a store, I love it! I love baskets in general. Thanks for a lovely tour, it was an awesome one.

Lydia said...

Fabulous organizational inspiration! xo

Tins and Treasures said...

Oh, my goodness...I love your baskets. What a wonderful idea for storing your fabrics.

Yes, I am still visiting the 'Where Bloggers Create' participants and having a great time. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've never seen a Dolly Dressmaker before - how cute!! I really like your turntables and now I'm going to haunt the thrift stores to see if I can find one (or three). Thanks for the idea and for the tour!

Gail said...

Carrie. I love your use of the baskets for storage, I have a couple and I have plans on using them as well. Also very creative use of the pot rack. Your room is nice and I can see how comfortable it is, everything has a place. Thank you for letting use have a peek inside.
Hugs
Gail - Big Horn Mountain Creations

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

OOOOHH! Impressive organization. What a great work space. Thanks for the "tension rod ribbon" idea. I'm going to try it.

Warmly, Michelle

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow! Youo are organized and it looks great!

scrappingwithsherry1 said...

What a ingenius way to store your material! I have never seen anyone do this until now. Wonderful idea! Did you make the ribbon storage cabinet? Thank you for sharing~ Sherry F.

FarmGirl67 said...

that green color on your screen is me Jealous..adorable room

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