Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Creating Space


Back in July of 2008 I shared "the room".

Son #1 had gotten married and moved out.
So... I took over his bedroom and turned it into my office/craft room/sewing room/studio.

My Dream Room
This is what it looked like then. I hadn't even used the space yet. Hubby had just installed the cabinet's he'd built specifically for this room, and I had just started to fill it with all my boxes of crafting goodness.
"the room"
For whatever reason, I decided to try a new color palette. Something outside of my "norm". Pink and Browns. Pink and Browns aren't really me. It wasn't long after (maybe a few months) that things started to evolve and I changed out the curtains and cushions and went back to "me".

Now it definitely looks more lived in, more "me" and I totally love being in here. { For more detailed descriptions you can visit my flickr set "My Creating Space".}

Here is what it looks like now;
This is where I sew;
DSC_0784
The cutting table (1/2 cutting mat / 1/2 ironing board) ;
Cutting Table
Some of my treasures;
Shelf above Cutting Table

I save all my empty spools;
More Spools

Love my SIMPLIFY sign, but had to laugh when i saw this photo. It's loaded with stuff! Far from being simple! LOL. It hangs above my Office space;
My Office area

My super fabulous iron I bought at a garage sale for $2 on my super fabulous ironing "board";
The Ironing Board
My wall of fame and Inspiration Board #1;
Wall of Fame
Love my cute blue stool. I sew sitting on this mostly.
My Cute Blue Stool
Inspiration Board #2 and my handy organizer for the stuff I use everyday.
Inspiration Board #2
My Button and Trinket Collection from days gone by;
Button Collection
The Quilt Rack the hubby made for me, and my mom's coat that my great grandma made her;
Quilt Rack
The shelf hubby made for my rulers and Square It Ups!;
Rulers
And my favorite sign and NEW ADORABLE Bunting from A Pretty Cool Life!
Procrastinate Now!
So there ya are. Your 3 minute tour. Hope you enjoyed. And now ya all know where I spend 1/2 my life! LOL.

{p.s. you can click on each photo to go to my flickr page and see detailed info.}


And you can also find a few more details about my Creating Space HERE.

51 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Incredible! What a wonderful space!!! Great colors and the photos you took are so good. Your room is going to be picked up for a feature in a magazine...it's that good! What an inspiring and enjoyable post. Thanks for showing it to us.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, to have such a clean sewing space -- it's beautiful! I spy a Wonky!!!

Jan said...

I love your space! We must share the love for many items, as my sewing room contains some similar items and features -- although, in a very different color combo. I especially adore the FP barn! That was a favorite toy of my son, and one that I made sure was kept! So sweet.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fun tour Jodi! You have a wonderful space to work in!

fiberdoodles said...

I LOVE it! What a fun space to spend so much time in creating ;0)

Jess said...

I loooooove it!! And I love that you have that heirloom coat hung up and displayed in your room!!

Lee said...

you lucky girl! the room is my dream! love the fisher price barn, my brother had the same one!! I know they are collectors items now! you are so creative and the space is wonderful

Nedra said...

How fun to have a tour of your sewing room. And I was thinking the "before" was pretty nice! You have such a talent for display. Such a creative room!

Kathleen Grace said...

This room is fabulous! I called my hubby in to see it, (and point out a few, ahem, projects)! How did you make the ironing pad? I love that idea, so handy next to a cutting area.

Millie said...

I love your creative room! Just a beautiful space to work in.

kwiltmakr said...

What a wonderful room to sew in! Lucky you!

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

Ahh ... I like. Except I wish we could see the 'whole room' (maybe in Flickr) so I could visualize where everything goes :).

I'm still brainstorming my 'ideal' set up. I *think* I have hubs convinced that should be our fall/winter make-over. So nice to have a carpenter on site :).

Oh and I'm going to have him build me a quilt ladder for the living room to show off all the fun quits I've been making :).

Marla said...

OMG, super cute!!!Great job!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is really really lovely. Such a clean and peaceful spot.

Sherri said...

I just love it Jodi...thanks so much for sharing your space...so many great ideas here!

quiltmom said...

Jodi,
What a fun space- I do love pink and brown together- Both my son and brother had the FP barn- I have three small toys in my sewing area that were mine from my childhood. My grandmother had a box of play things that included a cash register,a toy telephone and a toy iron that you could plug in and it actually heats. When I look at them it makes my heart smile.
Thanks for sharing your space. May you enjoy many happy creative hours there.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Sarah said...

We all need a space just like yours. Of course mine wouldn't be that tidy! Love everything about your room especially the special items that are handmade. I bet you just love working in there,

Maevy said...

Your space is great! I am currently rearranging my craft room and I love to get ideas from others like you. I like that you keep your empty spools on display, I keep mine too, but never thought of using them as decorations.

Cathy M said...

What a beautiful sewing/crafting space. It's so neat. Where are your projects? Where is your fabric stash?

Becky said...

I loves this room of yours!

I save my empty spools too! In my old bicycle basket. What is wrong with us, right? The wooden ones I have a plan to use but the plastic ones - eh? Somebody needs to create something for us to "copy!"

Tina said...

I had to laugh when I saw your button and trinket collection. I have some of the same buttons- the Girl Scout pin, all the I heart buttons and rainbows. I should dig mine out.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I absolutely love it! Oh, what I would give for that wood desk with the built-in corner. Your husband's mighty talented. I never could see that pink and brown combination. Seemed a little off to me. I like yours now MUCH better!
Brenda

Chartreuse Moose said...

What a wonderful space! You can't help but be happy and creative in such lovely surroundings!

Karen said...

..love ur space...I save empty spools too...I like how they look for decoration. I too love my iron from the thrift store for $1.61. It's old, so it gets super hot....love it!

Dana said...

What a great space to be creative. I love the fisher price barn too. I had one of those as a kid!!

Corky said...

How lucky are you!!

Very nice space. I love that you have your mom's coat. That is so precious.

Thanks for sharing.

Rae Ann said...

What a lovely space to live in and create. It is so you! I spied that cute little pincushion chair that Lori made for you. Thanks for sharing!

Kristy James said...

I love your sewing space. It is so clean, bright and cheerful! I especially love the way you've saved your spools and used them to fill up your glass containers. What a wonderful idea.

Carrie P. said...

What a fabulous place to create. Just lovely.

Lori Holt said...

Can i stand in your sewing room?...lol
i love it Jodi. So many things to comment about. Let's see....
first off, i love the little yellow bench for your laptop...what a great space-saver.
And the iron? you know i love that!
The new fabric choice is perfect...oh and i heart the color that you painted your stool. Do you remember what color it is? inquiring minds want to know.
x
lori

Lori Holt said...

oh...how could i forget to say how much i love that adorable coat?...so darn cute....and again, the perfect yellow...just like the bench. I inquiring minds want to know what that paint color is too!
xx lori

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love it! It's so bright and cheery. How fun to have a space to create in as pretty as yours!

Anina said...

It's lovely Jodi!
Maybe one day I'll get mine sorted out...

trish said...

Oh what a darling room you have! I would never want to leave it! :o) Your little coat is just precious. :o)

Have you ever thought about a blogging party where people show their spaces?

Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Trish

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a great space! I love your spool pin cushion. Do you have a pattern available? I'd love to make one. Thanks for sharing all your good ideas.

Des said...

no wonder you're so talented! You've surrounded yourself with color and inspiration. What a great place to 'work'!!

Polly said...

I heart your studio. I love the white accented with soft and bright colors together. I would never want to leave it!

Corrie said...

The yellow coat is adorable - what a treasure. I bet you love being in there -- great space. Thanks for the tour - really enjoyed it.

Karen said...

That is a great studio. Love the cutting/ironing table.

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

I just found your blog today and can I just say you're amazing!!! I love your blog!

Wendy P said...

I think we have the same iron but that is as far as the comparison goes.

I am jealous! Happy for you! I wish I had my own sewing space, but for now I am sharing the smallish front room with the computer desk and foot traffic.

My little grandson likes to get into all the scrap fabrics and I find them all over the house. And I actually don't mind at all!

Jenny said...

It is so amazing. The wall color is wonderful. May you enjoy many hours creating in this room.

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

I love your space Jodi! I hope I don't have to wait for my kids to grow up and get married, but if I do, I want to grow up and be like you too! Your simplify is the best :)

Stina said...

Love your sewing space.. wish mine was like that.. Have WAY too many things in my room.. and NO where to put them... ;o)) Have to come up with new ideas... and lots of money to redo everything to my needs..:o)))
Thanks for showing..:o)

Holly said...

I adore your fun and refreshing craft room and I am so jealous!! Thanks for sharing!

cathleen said...

I LOVE this space, Jodi. It is you...bright, happy, inviting and, well, it seems as though the room is smiling! Yes, just like you!!!

Grandma Becky said...

I was going to do that but my daughter came back home from Navy boot camp (2006), injured. She's doing ok now and we share this space as "our office" but she's got more of it right now. Since she's currently unemployed, she's been going through stuff and getting rid of alot of stuff. So it's a mess right now but it's a process I'm happy she's doing. So that's all I can say about an extra room that used to be her brother's. He moved out, is married with an adorable little girl and another baby on the way in Jan! Love the photos of inspiration! Thanks!

Claudia Almandoz Gerbolini said...

Oh My! Ok, I SOOOO need to work in something as cute and as pleasant as this! I think this is going to become my new obsession because of you! I stopped by to visit your blogs, you are my newest follower, and I am now yours! Cool! Thanks for stopping by, your SWEET comment on my Floor cushion and for the inspiration! Greetings from mexico! Clau (Handmade Con Amor)

billiemonster said...

Hello! I saw you over at Adventures of One Crazy Lady today (love her!). I adore your craft space...so jealous! hehe. Thanks so much for sharing it. The stool is so cute and I love the bunting as well! :O)

~ www.billiemonster.com ~

lydia.purple said...

very beautiful place. i like your style.

Skooks said...

What an awesome space! I, too, hold onto all those empty spools . . . they mostly get used as stacking toys for my son when he's in the room with me. When I dare to have in the sewing room with me that is. LOL!

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