I am very fortunate to have a small spare bedroom that we've turned into my office. It's crucial for me to have a dedicated space, because my craft supplies and the inventory for my Etsy shop were taking over the house! When we moved into this house a couple of years ago, I chose a lovely light green shade for the walls in here, and had all the trim painted cream. It's a soothing backdrop that goes well with all the other colors and laces that I have going on in here.
As I mentioned, this room is a mixture of my personal crafting stuff (which seems to be constantly growing -- I'm a bit of a hoarder!) along with my shop inventory of linens, laces, trims and vintage ephemera. This old armoire (also pictured above), which originally belonged to my parents, holds much of my shop inventory:
This basket really comes in handy -- whenever I need a little something for a project, I have these delightful little scraps all ready to go!
One of my favorite decorations in my office is the perfectly frivolous vintage pink gown that hangs on the closet door.
This little vintage wedding cake topper is the first in what I'm afraid will become another fast-growing collection:
My last pair of pointe shoes -- I keep hoping that I'll wear them again someday, but for now they get to hang next to the TV and class up the joint a bit:
So that's a little peek inside my studio/office. What do I do in here? Well, most days I spend the majority of my time on my Etsy shop. Between finding new fun things, getting them listed in the shop, and filling and shipping orders, there's very little time left to do anything before my girls get out of school for the day. But I do still try to make time to make things! :)
I'm a pretty avid scrapbooker, but lately I've become so distracted with embroidery and with papercrafts, I've fallen woefully behind on both of the girls' books. My summer goal is to get caught up!
Here's a peek at my current embroidery project -- Amy's Counting Our Blessings stitchalong:
I love this project! I've got a dedicated blog now, just for stitching, which you can visit here.
Papercrafting and collage has really caught my attention in the last year. I particularly love making journals:
Once I caught the needlepoint bug, I started combining papercrafting with needlework, in the form of these vintage dress tags:
Thanks so much for coming along on a tour with me! I hope you enjoyed it! I'm off now to blog hop -- I can't wait to see all of the other wonderful creative spaces!