Friday, June 18, 2010

Where I Create

I'd like to share with you my space that I create in.
I'm joing the "Where I create II Party" @ My Desert Cottage.

I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, and craft projects for my home and gifts.

I've always wanted a special place or room to do this other than my kitchen table. This past year, after two of our daughters got married, a bedroom was available for this use. It's a small room of 10' x 10', but it works great for me.

Using vinyl lettering, I added words to the wall
...Create, Scrap and Inspire...

all things I do in this room.

I enjoy working at my new desk; and
I've also created accessories to accent the room...
~a note board
~ tassels for a lamp
~ a framed scrapbook page of me and my sisters

~tape case made into ink pad holder
~ CD case that holds unmounted stamps in cd cases

Photos of our 6 children @ age 1 were framed and added to the wall art.
My scrapbook supplies are in these cabinets

with magazines stored on the top for easy access.

I refinished Grandma's sewing cabinet which houses my
sewing machine with the sewing machine cover that I made a few months ago.

I would love to have new crisp white wood work and new doors in this room...but
remember I live in a parsonage and have limitations on what I can do.
Have a great weekend!


  1. It looks lovely, a soothing color, and a great place to create. I like what you have created. I have an extra room,now, so I am doing the same. Lezlee

  2. What a great place to go and create! I love it!! I have a similar room but not so neat and organized like yours. I have a high table to scrap at, I seem to prefer standing up when I'm scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Thanks for sharing! Your room is ver serene and I see why you love yoru new desk. Really brings everything together.

  4. I love the blue and white that you have in your work room - it looks very calm and soothing. You have really maximized the space well. I really need to do something like that, as I can never find my craft things the way I have them "stored" in the basement.

  5. Hi Joy! Your blog name intrigued me right away! Your name is Joy, married to a Pastor and live in a parsonage. My name is Joyce, I'm married to a Pastor but fortunately, we live in our own home (of course, the church holds the mortgage). I liked seeing your space. The blue walls are dreamy and your things are so organized. I will be reading some of your other posts to get to know you better. This blog party is fun...hope you can stop by for a visit.

  6. This is a great room. I love your idea of using the cassette tape storage for your ink pads! I LOVE your desk! What a wonderful place to spend uninterrupted creative time! :)


  7. Wonderful place to create, love the desk and sewing machine cabinet, especially the sewing machine cabinet cover...wonderful space and ideas!


  8. Hi Joy!
    Such a beautiful place to create! I loooooooove blue and white and clean! Thanks so much for a lovely tour!

  9. Very lovely space! Another childs bedroom becomes a craft space. I think it is the way the good Lord helped with the Empty Nest Syndrome.....LOL Thank you for visiting my site! Kit

  10. I so enjoyed the tour of your creative space. It's very lovely and I could only hope mine would be as tidy someday. What a blessing to have a room to be creative in.

  11. Hi Joy-
    I think you have done a great job with your limitations. Do you use the closets for you supplies or are they still filled with your children's stuff? I am a new empty nester and am currently dealing with what to do with all the stuff they left. Your new desk is divine, I like the two work surfaces it has. I am a blue lover - so the color you painted the walls looks perfect to me. Thanks for the tour.
    My best - Diane

  12. What a wonderful craft space! Your craft projects look awesome!
    Queen Bee Studio

  13. What a neat and spacious creative space. So, well organized. So, enjoyed my visit with you. have a great week.

  14. What a wonderful creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

  15. I enjoyed seeing your creative space AND the bedroom makeover in your next post. Thank you for inviting us!

  16. The way you repurposed the cassette tape and CD storage is inspired. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing.

  17. Thanks for the tour of your very pretty space! Looks like you have a wonderful knack for making your space work for you.

  18. Even with some limitations on what you can do in your space, I think you did a fantastic job with it. Its a lovely space, the colours are soft and there is natural light. Very nice.

  19. I'm likeing the color palate you have chosen for your home. That beachy blue is so have done a terrific job through out and in your art room.

  20. Your new desk is lovely. I can see why you like to use it. The room feels very calm and serene. Thank you so much for joining th eparty and sharing it with us.
    My Desert Cottage

  21. your area is lovely. I love all your storage pieces.

  22. What a sweet space! You've found a lovely way to personalize a room without making major strutural changes--quite a challenge there.

    Love your collage of projects made in your studio - cute & clever way to highlight them!



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