Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Studio

I am linking up with Room Remix Craft Organization and Inspiration Party.  Be sure to go check out all the inspiration.  :-)

So our house is now officially on the market... I have cleaned, decluttered, painted, rearranged, etc and quite frankly I am tired.  Since my studio is cleaner than it has ever been, I thought it would be a great time to post photos of it. 

It is just me and hubby here, so I am fortunate enough to have the upstairs to myself.  My studio consists of a game room (my studio) and a bedroom (my office) and a bathroom (so I don't have to go downstairs).  I love all the space that I have, however I don't like being upstairs away from the action.    In our new house (in Texas), my studio will be in the office right off the living room... I really think I will like that better, however I will definitely have to keep things tiddy. 

This is the view when you come up the stairs into my studio, my office is to the left.  I have two desks together in an "L" shape so I can have a friend over to play.  The two doors are a closet with lots of shelves... the shelves are very full with my supplies.  I saw the desks in Ballard Designs catalog and loved them... but I didn't love the price.  I found very similiar desks at Target for a much more budget friendly price and found the baskets at Michaels, on sale of course.

This space looks down at the front door... so I can see who is there before I go down to answer the door.  :-)  If it's a salesman, I don't waste a trip down stairs.  Seriously, this opening lets in a lot of natural light.  It would be very dark up here without that opening, and the girls (my two little Min Pin's) love to stand there and look out. 

This is the wall opposite from the desks.  To the right are the stairs.  The door in the corner is to the attic.  The shelves and small desk are from Target.

This is the view standing in the doorway of my office.  The armoire holds lots of supplies... I found it at Lowes (several years ago), unfinished and painted it white.  That's Priscilla asleep in the basket, she will be 14 years old on December 20. 

My desk, from the Christopher Lowell collection at Office Depot.  The cork board is similiar to one I saw in the Ballard Designs catalog and again the price was a bit much for my taste... so half off frame sale at Hobby Lobby plus one can of black spray paint plus a standard office corkboard that I already had and there you have it.  Same look, much less expensive.  :-)

This chest is another Target piece.  The framed art on the wall is scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby in 12x12 frames from Michaels (all on sale at half off).   The picture frame is from Hobby Lobby at half off as well, and I printed a free download from The Graphics Fairy to go inside.  I love that quote.  She has some really neat graphics on her site, you NEED to go check it out.

Another shot of the armoire and decorative things on the wall... all from Hobby Lobby. 

This is Sophia (she just turned 3 years old), she watched me take all the photos while Priscilla slept in her basket.  Thank you for visiting. 

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bird and Bird Nest Gift Tags

First of all... if you like Pottery Barn, you need to visit Get Your Martha On.  She is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Pottery Barn... what girl couldn't use that?  While you are there, be sure to check out her blog, I promise you will find many nifty ideas.

Now for my tags.... you can never go wrong with birds and bird nests.  I stamped them on ivory cardstock with chocolate ink then aged them with tea dye ink and added a little blue to the eggs.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Tags

I haven't been posting much lately and will most likely continue to not post much through the end of December.  Reason being, we found out we will be moving to Texas at the end of December so I have been very busy with getting our house ready to go on the market... painting, cleaning, rearranging, etc.  as well as making a trip to Texas to purchase a house.  We were lucky enough to find one on our first trip there.  So much to do. 

I did find time to make some cute Christmas tags (a little sanity time for me) yesterday.  I think they would look great attached to a hostess gift, bottle of wine, baked goods, etc.  Thanks for looking.