Welcome to my
Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Friday, July 13, 2012

My Crafty Nooks

I'm joining Karen over at My Desert Cottage for her 
fourth annual
"Where Bloggers Create" party!
Hop over and check it out!

Welcome to my Creative Space  

My bedroom does double duty as my crafting area. So, although things can get a little  real crazy when I'm working on more than one project at a time, I know think I know where everything is.

My inspiration and idea wall. Trunks/suitcases from my family hold a variety of things...from old photos to my children's Graduation mementos

I love this strand of rhinestones that my Grandmother 
salvaged off a piece of clothing 

Next to the trunks/suitcases I have an old Pattern cabinet my Dad brought home years ago when remodeling the local JC Penney's store.
The drawers are filled with goodies.

Sands, Sweet Annie, Sea Glass,

Stamps, Inks

Ribbons, Trims and more misc.

Baskets along top of my high boy keep millinery, silk flowers, and baskets.
Drawers are filled with paints, ephemera and other supplies.
The spice rack to the left holds crafting fragrances,

 glitters, and more along with tags from friends.

This would be one of those times I mentioned when I'm working
on several projects at a time.....
messiness  creativity

But at least I know where my marbles are!!
I mean, just in case I loose one..some.

Next to the high boy I have my work table

Hanging in the right corner is a 3 tier basket which holds all
my adhesives and design scissors.
It also acts as a drying station and another place
for more of those inspiration photos and drawings.

On the bottom right of the photo you will notice a Rabbit Feeder holds my paint brushes. Yep, painted it white and added a rose decal.
The ring exterior ring holds my jewelry pliers, cutters, etc.

Under the table has more storage hidden by some shutters

Another Rabbit Feeder (this one was just dry brushed with white) acts as a glue stick dispenser and also holds my glue gun.
I lve using things from my parents farm,
I'm sentimental that way ;)

A shelf in my vanity area holds old mason jars filled with vintage laces, rusty bells and keys, along with mementos that act as inspiration.

My latest creation.

This is my latest project...as soon as I find time to start it.
Wanna know what it's gonna be?

you'll have to wait and find out

I love this little end table. I got it at a yard sale a few years ago. Fell in lve with the color and the lines and when the lady said $3.00, I tried to not act shocked! I immediately put it aside for safe keeping until I was done looking ;)

More supplies hide in boxes on shelf.
The Rose Garland on top of the white wicker basket hides supplies inside.

Sewing supplies in the drawer.

My bed has drawers under it where I keep: empty jars, mosses, crepe paper, fiberfill, Styrofoam shapes, and more.
In my closet I have those big plastic bins with scraps of all kinds of fabric. Why and I am saving those I don't know! There's just something that makes me smile when I go through them. Some of the fabric scraps were from my Mother and Grandmother, who both sewed a lot.

A bakers rack fits just right in a nook between my bed and closet.
Lots of my parents and grandparents old mason jars line the shelves.

They hold an array of supplies; from buttons ~ sorted by color, to dried flowers from my Son's Wedding,

gorgeous white feathers, wine ;) corks, rhinestones, etc.
Special gifts from special people in my life also find this area home.

So that's about it.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. Hey Deb! Love the tour ;) what a great thing to be able to squeeze in so much in a limited space! I ADORE the old sewing pattern cabinet!!! How wonderful!

  2. Whew - now I don't feel quite so bad about all my junk/stuff. ;)

  3. What a cheery lavender color you have in your space!! Such cute little new creations too- the cupcake is adorable!

    I finally have a little space for moi and would love for you to drop by and see it if you have time!

    bee blessed

  4. Such a sweet space... I love decorating with sentimental pieces, too. AND - that rabbit feeder that you are using to dispense the glue... such a good idea!! :) Glad that I found you at WBC & so excited to be following you, now.

    Have a great weekend,

  5. I don't have a clue where all my marbles are! Ha...you are too funny.
    thanks for sharing your creative space....I love this blog party tour....

    hope to see you...

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  6. What a wonderful cozy little room to create in!

  7. It amazes me how crafty and creative so many women are here and you dear lady have all the supplies to create anything! Amazing creative space and all the talent to do it! Enjoyed the tour...

    Queen Bee Cottage

  8. Wow, I LOVE your space!! I think my very favorite area is your worktable - looks like it gets really nice light. I also love your turquoise end table (a steal!) and your inspiration wall. Thanks for the tour!

  9. I love your space! You have creatively found a space for everything.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.


  10. Hi Deb, thank you for your comment on my blog party post. I love the creative and beautiful way you've used your space, thank you for the tour!

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  11. Love the lavender walls! Color is my greatest inspiration!

  12. When I lost my marbles, I NEVER found them..Probably a good thing..Love your "space"..Thanks for sharing..Isn't this party fun?? It has given me lots of ideas...

  13. Love your space! Ours are so similar, using family treaures!

  14. You have used all your space very wisely. That little end table was such a deal. It is a great feeling to find such a treasure, isn't it!

    I smiled when you showed the under the bed storage...I do that too!

  15. Hi Deb, You are amazing and so organized. I love how you have set up your space to be practical and pretty at the same time. You are so funny and I had to laugh when you said you tried not to act shocked when the lady said the table was 3 dollars. I can relate to that. It sure was a great find. Love your darling newest creation too. Love your wreath at the top pic. Really pretty.
    Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. Have fun and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Lots of great fun can be had I see in your pretty space.I love the lavender walls

  17. Wow what an awesome space Deb! Loved my visit today!

  18. I loved my tour Deb and so many wonderful family treasures to provide inspiration and thought, thanks so much for sharing your special creative space. Hugs and enjoy the party! Marilou

  19. Your studio is filled with wonderful large storage spaces.
    I love the large wooden armoire. I wish I had all the natural light that you have. THE CUPCAKE IS FABTASTIC. Pat Beglin

  20. Fabulous space! and all the wonderful things you have in it. It must be so much fun to create when you have so many supplies and beautiful bits and pieces to put together.

    Thanks so much for visiting me and for your sweet comments.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  21. You must have a huge bedroom! If you added a fridge, then you could just never leave that room. You've got your creative stuff and you've got your bed. I'm thinking food is just about all that's left. You have so many creative ideas about how to use your space and how to utilize the items you have. It was fun to visit here with you.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today.

  22. Great creative space! Love the old finds and how you use them.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I loved the tour of your studio.

  23. I love your creative use of the farm things. Great space! Love the window photo..looks so inviting.

  24. Thanks for sharing your awesome creative space and thank you for your visit to my place.


  25. Hi Deb, Hope I don't double post here as it rejected my first one so I'm trying it again. Thanks for stopping by my blog tour. This is so much. Love your creative space so much and how you use color. Love that we all love so many of the same treasures.


  26. Your space is lovely! It's so organized and pretty! I can see why you love creating in here! You have lovely vintage treasures!

  27. Hi Deb,

    You have quite a collection and it's really well organized.

    Thanks so much for visiting me.

    Queen Of Dreamsz
    Stephanie Suzanne

  28. Your studio looks like so much fun! Thanks for being the first to visit my blog this morning! :)

  29. What a great creative space you have Deb. Thank you for sharing it! Love the little white rabbit feeder.

  30. I think I would not mind waking up every morning surrounded by all that inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

  31. Thanks so much for popping by, I am making my way through the list. Love the color of your walls. Wish I could be that brave. I was pouring over your shelves clever organizing. Love that pattern drawer and all your stacks of supplies. Knowing where your marbles are is key LOL...I went looking for mine the other day...still haven't found them...and I know I had them...true story, thanks for making me smile.

  32. You've carved out a great nook for yourself, Deb! Very creative and pretty storage. Love that pattern cabinet! What a great place to keep supplies. Thanks so much for the tour!

  33. What a lovely creative place to be *inspired*


  34. Great use of the space. All your storage is unique and beautiful. How do you keep from piling stuff on the bed?

  35. Love all the cubbies and what fills them........how nice to have a dad who brought home pattern drawers........that was a great find!!!!

  36. Lovely posting with so many gorgeous elements! Thanks so much for visiting, it was lovely to hear from you!

  37. I did enjoy the tour!!! I love the color you chose for your walls and that cabinet from JCPenny is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your space with us Deb!!!

  38. Very fun space! I love the fact you re-used so many nice pieces! My dream is to fins a nice cabinet like your pattern cabinet! Cindy :)

  39. You literally have a dreaming space to create in! I love that, not far to go when you get a great middle of the night idea LOL! The pattern cabinet is a wonderful vintage piece to store things in. I am a more than one project at a time girl too, love that. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  40. Thank you for the lovely tour. You have a great space so filled with wonderful things. Such great storage ideas. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  41. Love all the vintage goodness in your space!! The high boy is wonderful! Love it!

  42. Love that you have so much of your family memories in your space!!
    Thanks for stopping by my space ~

  43. Deb - your space is awesome.... I love the colors and how you treasure and re-use keepsakes from your family's farm..... I had to laugh when I saw your marble comment.... I have some to share if you lose any!

    I will definitely be back and thank you so much for sharing!


  44. Hello!
    Thank you for the tour! You have such a lovely space filled with so many mementos. It's very inspring!
    Thank you for visiting me too. You were the first! :)

  45. Thanks for visiting ~The Greeley GIrls~ we love the color of your walls and all your nooks filled with crafting loot!

  46. So impressed you found "space to create" in your bedroom -- fun stuff you create! TFS

  47. Doesn't matter where you create as long as you have what you need to create and are surrounded by the things you love. Bravo!

  48. Thanks so much for visiting my craft room and leaving such a nice comment!
    I LOVE your creative space!!
    So much inspiration here and organizational tips!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!


  49. Hi Debbie - I love the color of your studio. Very pretty. And that pattern cabinet is awesome. Thanks for your nice comments and for visiting my studio.

  50. Love the pattern cabinet and all the special things you have in your craft space. Lots of great memories. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  51. Love the wall color of your studio! Great organization and enjoyed seeing all your treasures. Thanks so much for the tour.

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  52. What a nice space to work! I love the pattern cabinet...what a great thing to have! I don't know why it wouldn't show me a link to your blog...thanks for sending one!

  53. What a nice space to work! I love that pattern cabinet...how nice to have that for storage. Thanks for sending me a link, I don't know why it wouldn't let me see it.

  54. Deb,
    I love your room! It's the perfect combination of beauty and organization! Thank you for sharing with us!


  55. What a pretty room. Love the color of your walls. Thank you for sharing. ; )

  56. Pretty pictures and I like the way you have organized your supplies!

  57. Well I came for the tour, got a little Brett Michaels thrown in for good measure, and some flashers, that I probably need..... LOL, pardon me while I have a moment....
    Thanks for that.
    Terrific space, and you let us look into your carfully arranged drawers too. My Magpie eye loves all the jars of goodies. Keep smiling and creating

  58. You've etched out a great space to do your creating. Clever storage ideas! Thanks for the tour!

  59. Hello Deb. You fit so much in your space - it's a wonder. I love your use of the rabbit feeder. Very clever.


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