Friday, July 10, 2015

Where Bloggers Create

Hi Everyone!

My Desert Cottage

Today I'm thrill to be participating in Karen's annual "Where Bloggers Create" party. You don't know how much and for how long I've been wanting to participate but sadly I really didn't  have a space to share, not until now anyway, Yay!!! So lets us begin.


Please, won't you come in? 
Welcome to my sewing/craft room.
For a while the kitchen and dining room had served as my "creative" work spaces but a few months back we decided to do a bit of redecorating and reorganizing our home and out of it came out my very own creative space. 
As you enter the room you'll find my pretty french style bench. I like to sit here with a cup of coffee and wait for inspiration to hit. Well, sometimes I have my iPad with me and draw inspiration Pinterst and Blog surfing.
Next to it is my corner armoire where I keep my computer, printer/scanner and other electronics. All nice and neat in one area.
This space is quite petite. It's an awkward little room off the stair's landing so it has to look presentable all the time since our lower level has our family room and one has to walk through this room to get there. So pretty vignettes are a must.
Because it is such a small space I had to get creative. There is very little room to walk around much less to put in a cutting table or ironing board so, a piece of wood big enough to go on top of the stairs with an ironing pad did just the trick. When I am done using it, it tucks away neatly behind the door.
To the left of  the stairs I have a bookcase that I repurposed as... 
Storage, lots and lots of storage for all my sewing and crafting supplies. Love that it is all hidden behind a curtain, all nice and neat.
As we keep turning left we come to my actual sewing space. This is my vintage singer sewing machine table. It was handed down to me by my grandmother and it still works wonderfully. I love that I can store the machine away and easily access it when needed. The chair is also vintage. It was a recent thrift store find, It was the perfect addition...Love it!
Every bit of storage helps in this tiny space and I like when it looks pretty too like this vintage sewing basket. It was a gift from my sister-in-law and her mom. 
And in our last little corner I have a side table that holds more crafting goods and a repurposed CD tower turned  cubby storage...There's that lovely word again...Hee, Hee, hee. 
 Here's a closer look at the tower's cubbies
They can hold all sorts of goodies.
And just in case anyone forgets who's room this is *wink, wink*...
So there it is, my sewing/craft room tour. I do hope you enjoyed it.

 I do appreciate you stopping by.
Hope you take a minute to go visit others who are also participating.
Wishing you all a wonderfully creative day.

A great big Thank You to Karen for being such a gracious hostess.



Hugs and Kisses,

46 comments:

Consider It All Joy said...

It's fun (and challenging) to put together a wonderful creative space when 'space' is an issue, but you have done a great job. Happy creating, Cindy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You have a lovely creative space ~ FlowerLady

Michellee said...

Your space is simply beautiful... Loved EVERY inch of it... Your very talented in so many ways... Thanks for sharing your AWESOMENESS...

Shelia said...

You have such a pretty space to be creative! You have set it up so beautifully and I really like all of your organization! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a great job with this space, Ana! Even more so with it being a walk through room. My Mom had a sewing machine table like yours. She had it in our dining room when I was growing up in Brooklyn and when she wasn't using it, it closed up like yours and just looked like another piece of furniture. Love how you got so much storage space out of that bookcase and the curtain to hide everything is a great idea. I love the slip you made for the chair, too.

So glad you got to share your space this year! : )

Dee said...

Thank you for such a wonderful tour of your space. I was drawn in, from the time the door opened and I was able to get a peek inside. The room is so lovely and very well organized. You've found so many creative ways to add additional storage, too.

Have a wonderful weekend... :)

Sandra Kaye said...

What an awesome space!!! Love it all. Thanks for sharing:) hugs

Leanne said...

Wow -- I love the tricks you've come up with to keep the space usable and neat! Especially that ironing board trick. Hopefully folks think to look first before they head up! LOL!

Diana Seal said...

Hi Ana, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment!
Your crafts room is adorable and the pretty french style bench looks so inviting!
You done a beautiful job decorating your room!
Thanks for sharing your space!

Kristi Schurr said...

So glad you were able to carve out a space of your own.I love the beautiful country feel you've added to it! Thank you for sharing it with us♥

Halle said...

I love your creative space and your super creative solution for the ironing board!
Halle #58

Maureen Hayes said...

So happy for you that you finally got a space of your own to create in!! I know the feeling so I can really appreciate how wonderful it is to have a dedicated space, no matter the size, to call your own. I love how you made it functional, but still so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us and have fun creating!

Marie-Anne said...

Dear Ana, your sewing/craft room is so adorable!!!! It may be small, but it is very well organized and everything in it is so cute!!!!! I wish you many many hours of pleasant creativity in your own sweet corner.
Thank you also for your visit and your kind words!
Many hugs!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

All of you are SO ORGANIZED! This is inspiring for me as I would love to participate next year, but I am a writer, not a crafter or artist.....my writing space is dumpy and full of books!

This is fun. On to the next participant! Have fun, Ana! Anita

Becky Craig said...

Congratulations on your new creative space! It's lovely and so special that you have your grandmother's sewing table. I liked seeing your clever storage ideas. Thanks for the tour. :)

Grantham Lynn said...

Lovely space. I love your bench. I'm glad you got a new space. I love your storage ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

My hat is off to you and how creatively you have utilized this tiny space! It is truly wonderful, and I hope you have many, many happy, creative hours here. Thank you for sharing your creative space.

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Ana, I love all of the imagination you put into having your own little space. You are a genius and that cutting/ironing board table over the stair rails proves my point. You amaze me:)

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful photos, really lovely. Greetings!

bobbie said...

You have an adorable little space; very well thought out ~ thank you for letting us share with you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great room and lovely tips. I really LIKE your ironing solution. That is very clever! I also like your "side table." Mine was handed down to me when my Grandmother died. The top drawer has holders for thread spools and the bottom one holds anything flat. You have a really lovely space. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Deborah Weber said...

What a lovely space and what creative solutions you've come up with. Genius!

Karen Garrard said...

This is such a beautiful crafty space Ana. Some beautiful materials and vintage pieces too. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

Stephanie said...

Simply charming, sweet Ana. Your sweet touches of beauty shine through and I'm sure it's quite easy to spend hours in your lovely space :)

Thank you so much for showing us your craft room. Hugs!

Sandy said...

I love your space, so elegant, organized, and inspiring. Congrats on carving out a little space of your own to let your creative dreams take flight. Love the charm of your space, thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Love your small, very well organized space. It's very cozy and charming.

Wilma said...

Your creative space is so lovely and beautiful, Ana !! What a great idea for the ironing !
....and it's so well organized.
I'm sure you love to be here !
Thank you for sharing it.

Have a great WBC Party,
Wilma, Shabby Royale.

Rhonda said...

Oh, you have made the best out of your petite space, and beautifully so. Love love love. Your bench is so pretty.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How special that you use your grandmother's sewing things in your own lovely space!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Ana you did such a wonderful job of taking a tiny space and making it so beautiful and functional! I am so happy you were able to create a wonderful little place for yourself and that you are now joining the party! I hope you will join us again next year too!!
xo,
Karen

KayC. said...

What a cute space! Thanks for sharing it.

Gina said...

So that's where all your amazing creativity happens! It's beautiful, my friend!

Alessandra said...

Ohhh...your creative space is such awesome! I fell in love with the french bench, it' s so shabby and romantic. Everything is very organized. The solution for the ironing board is amazing.
Hugs
Alessandra

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

You have used every scrap of space in that area...and you've done it beautifully. Congratulations!!!

pamelahuntington said...

Oh.. I love your sweet creative space.. it is so charming!
Pamela

HeathersSewingRoom said...

You have been very clever creating your creative space and your vintage theme really sets it off. I am really pleased you be a part of Where Bloggers Create this year.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's all so lovely, Ana. No wonder you create such beautiful things!

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

You really have worked around the tricky areas and made everything work, the idea of the table top over the stairs is brilliant. Cute space and I can tell you're happy to finally have a space of your own to create in.

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

What a great place it is so sweet
Laura

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Ana, what a beautiful and peaceful creative space you have designed here. I love all the organization and the soft color. You really used your space well and made it so inviting and cozy. I could spend lots of time here. Love your displays and those jars of buttons are a special touch.
Happy Creating.
Hugs, cm

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a darling room to be creative in! Your special creative touches are just perfect for your small space, and I love your cabinet that hides the electronic equipment, but of course, my favorite place might just be your little French style bench! Your creative storage options I will be taking a closer look at, as we are downsizing, and my little craft/work room is going to be much smaller than the one I have now. I just love your ironing board idea, it is so ingenious! Love it all! Enjoyed the tour very much!

maggiegracecreates said...

lovely - all those little button jars - my favorite detail

Cathy said...

You have a very inspiring place to work. And beautifully organized too! Thanks for letting me visit!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Mystical Gypsy said...

The cd tower is great idea!! Now I'm gonna be on the lookout for one. Thanks for sharing your creative world with us.

Lynnae said...

You have made quite a pretty space. That antique bench is charming. And the cutting table over the stairs is absolutely brilliant!

Louise Oakes said...

Your space may be very small but you've certainly managed to fit in a lot of stuff. You must also have to be so disciplined to keep it looking like this. I'm grateful mine is at the top of the house as sometimes it's certainly not fit to be seen by anyone! I like your clever use of the stairs and a piece of wood, ingenious. I love the colour of your corner computer cupboard and you've made a beautiful cover for your sewing machine chair. Thank for the look around.