I've been looking forward to this party. Karen Valentine, from **My Desert Cottage**, hosts this blog party every year. I love to see how everyone stores their supplies and makes room in their homes for crafting & blogging.
You may want to check out my craft "room" last year. Not much room in my "room". But since then I've moved into my now-married daughter's old bedroom. She just left last week after a month long visit so it hasn't quite been restored yet.
|Right side, jewelry desk. Left side, sewing/paper crafts desk. Bulletin|
board holds old necklaces that I'm going to repurpose. Glenn put the
peg board up when this was his music room but it's great for storage.
So, decision time... do I clean my room and show you how it should be? or do I let you see the real deal?
I decided to be real with you. This is my craft room without any changes to it. Sorry about the dark photos. The room is pretty dark & I wasn't using my daughter's good camera for these. :-(
These are the two "partner desks" I mentioned in an earlier post. The one on the left is a basic IKEA desk. I try to keep it semi-clean so I can sew or lay out projects on it. The right one was bought at a garage sale but has drawers. It's my jewelry desk.
This is what my jewelry desk looks like. This is pretty normal. I don't ever clean it. People ask me how I find time to be creative or where I get my ideas. This is my secret. I just buy stuff that I like and leave it out on my desk. Sometimes I'll see things laying next to each other that I never would have thought about putting together. It's also easy to go work on something when I just have a few minutes. I am very thankful that my hubby let's me use this space!
My Dremel stays out on my desk, too. One of my favorite Christmas presents from last year!
And since my hubby is now a blogger I'll show you where he is creative, too. Here's his blog. He's a musician so he has a different kind of mess than I do. He was using the extra bedroom upstairs but decided that I needed it more. And he likes to work downstairs with us. So we fit him into the awkward area under the stairs. He likes maps & globes so I've been collecting them to decorate his space. I made the map collage on the right. BTW, there are two desks here, too, facing each other. You can see the back of our family iMac on the right. The shelf unit is the same one from IKEA that I have in my room. Just a different color. There's usually either a ukelele or a keyboard sitting on the top of it. Don't know where it was that day.
Hope you enjoyed seeing how my creative space changed since last year. I expect it to be much different next year, too. I already have some ideas and plan to be at the "Where Bloggers Create 2012." Come back then to see how the room has evolved through the year. But don't wait until next year to come back for a visit. Follow my blog through Google or email, follow me on Pinterest, "like" me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter. Take some time and visit all the other blogs in the party, too. Thanks for reading!!!