My tiny little slice of the world. My little studio.
Some people love being organized with everything put out of sight. Hidden and organized. Not me! I find my inspiration comes when I live with (kinda) organized chaos.
A world where this weeks vignette may become bits and pieces of next weeks project.
Pretties saved from my past. Or sometimes other peoples past.
I organize in boxes, jars, and vintage tins.
Because you see…..this tiny studio of mine, also doubles as a guest room.
One of my most precious possessions is my tree bed. Made for me by a beautiful friend. At first, I didn’t like the idea of sharing my little space as a guest room. But I actually find myself in this room quite a bit. It’s such an inspiring space for me. Sometimes to just relax and dream of my next project, or recover from a previous project! :) And many times to blog about what is going on in my life. In fact, I’m writing this post right now from my studio. It just seemed “right”
Vintage pillow cases and pillows. I love them. And it’s the one, okay the only, thing that I still iron. Every time I launder my pillow cases, I starch them before I put them back on the bed. My muse likes them that way! :)
My quilt has seen some changes over the past year, but in the end. I’m staying with white. It’s so calm and relaxing in an otherwise busy busy room.
My work table is an old long fold out table that I found in the garage. I simply glued the fabric and trim on and decided to leave the top as is. Easier to clean that way! A skirted table is a perfect way for me to hide more of my supplies.
My corner cabinet has turned out to be just perfect. I have my little t.v. inside and storage underneath. And my fabulous and oh so talented daughter just finished painting it for me. It adds the perfect amount of whimsy. Don’t you think? You can see more of Heather’s work HERE. Her business is called Lucky Peach Designs. She paints for many designers and individuals and stays WAY busy! Thanks Heather for taking time to paint my corner cabinet! But that IS one of the perks of being “Mom!”
A closer look. I love my little flower knobs that I found at Hobby Lobby.
And so do all of my little friends! This is a room where every day is a Holiday! The glittered skeleton is an all time favorite. Heather found them after Halloween last year for $2.50 each!!! I loved him so much, I just couldn’t put him away. So he’s been joined with a few of my other favs.
The same with this little girl who sits next to the tree bed.
Trying to keep that fabric organized.
This cabinet is a life saver in that department. It helps keep my fabric and lots of other goodies in order.
Other random goodies in vintage suitcases, hat boxes, and storage boxes on top.
Ribbons, buttons, and assorted trims in an old suitcase.
Vintage linens. I love them and decorate with them around the house, switching them out frequently.
Purchased this tiny skirt because……it looks cute hanging up? I do silly things like that occasionally.
A favorite digital project.
A lamp that I repainted and made a slipcover for the shade. To better match my little studio room. Of course!
When I couldn’t afford one of the new ruffled slips that I was seeing, I made myself one. I’ve been sewing A LOT lately. My daughter was recently married and I made her dress.
I actually altered the pattern to include the beaded and sequined train. It was a scary project. But with determination, and a LOT of encouragement from all of my blog friends, I did it! And in the end, it looked beautiful on Heather.
We also made her bouquet. Every fabric flower in it was handmade by us. We then incorporated the vintage jewelry.
So……my little studio and sewing machine have gotten quite a workout lately.
Which means that in a space that small, lots of work has to overflow into other parts of the house. Namely my oh sooooo useful 7 foot farm table. I never could have cut all of that fabric without it!
And that nearly indestructible pine top. Just scratch it up, then wax afterwards. Good as new.
More views from my studio…….
Digital art, paper dolls, handmade flowers, sewing, just creating and being creative. These are the things that I love! In the end it’s all about having………
I hope you enjoyed my studio tour! Have fun touring. I’m off myself to blogland to see some of the beautiful studios out there!
Thank you so much for stopping by!