Thursday, July 14, 2011

WELCOME TO MY CREATIVE, COZY, and CRAZY CLOSET!!!

Welcome to my crazy cozy creative closet! I once read that Mary Englebreit began her creative life in a closet, so I feel in quite good company. In my tiny cottage there is little space and every spot must serve sometimes a triple purpose. Things must look somewhat nice and orderly and pretty too. I sit here surrounded by everything I might need within reach. I admire those of you with wide open spaces to create, but have learned to stay well organized in my bat cave and content...but I yearn to do five projects all at once and not have to store my projects in well marked drawers. But drawers make my work portable and I can go outside with my work on a wonderful day and have everything I need in my drawer...so as Mary would say, "Where ever you are...be happy!" Supplies are kept hidden from view in pretty containers of all kind on shelves my dear husband built on one side of the wall. Miss Hunny Bunny keeps reminding me of what is inside each box since I tend to forget...she is a faithful helper and insists that white cat fur is a wonderful embellishment for my ATC's!

23 comments:

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,

Thank you for sharing your delightful creative space - you are the perfect example of "good things come in small spaces" and Mary would be very proud of you.
Have a creative day.
Blessings,
Erin

Penny said...

What a great creative space and so nicely organized. Mary would be very proud of you.

I'm hoping to be organized by next year - but then of course I said that last year too.

Hugs,
Penny

Jenelle said...

How have I not been to your blog before? I'm a total sketchbook/mailart/paper arts addict! Your studio is awesome - love all the colors! You've really maximized the space that you have--I'm so inspired!

ox
Jenelle

Melanie Statnick said...

Love your space and your blog. Beautiful header!

Barbara said...

You have a great creative space. Your cat is so beautiful.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your bat cave is fantastic. Cozy and inviting and I bet you get a lot done here. *smiles* Norma

earthypawscreatures said...

Your space is so pretty and inspiring :D It looks like you step into a fun creative world :) Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Cheryl De Beer said...

Love your header. You are lucky to have such a lovely closet. Mary would certainly be proud.

Sandra Kaye said...

Absolutly LOVE your small space. And Im an ATC hound too! Love them. If you ever want trade let me know. Hugs---Sandie

Kristin said...

Fabulous! xo

Something Special said...

It is wonderful and oh so cozy. Looks like it is well stocked too! thanks for the tour!

kluless said...

Bat cave - that cracked me up! Your space is beautifully organized and inspiring to look at. Well done and thank you for sharing!

Claudia said...

Your space looks cozy and charming! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a terrific little creative space!!
Such pretty things and all so very organized!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Valery said...

You have made this tiny closet seem huge! Love what you did with this small space.

Terri said...

All of this in a closet! Wow! you're good with organizing. You really have made it work. Fantastic! TFS!!!

Donna said...

It doesn't always take a big space to create as you know and I love your little space!!!!

Karen Valentine said...

So much pretty packed in a small space!! You did a fabulous job of carving out a special room for yourself!! I think it's pretty special. Thank you for sharing it with everyone. :)
xo,
Karen

Susanne said...

Love your little closet! In our last house I sewed in a little closet, I loved it in there, so cozy, and just shut the door and no ones the wiser.
Susanne.

Nook & Cranny said...

Love your cozy closet, I specially love your use of all those fun boxes.
Thanks for the tour.

Rita Barakat said...

Good for you ! Looks like you are well organized and a closet is better than the kithen table anyday! I spent the last 7 months scrapbooking and feeding three little ones under 8 at the same table! It was no easy task,we have moved and now I get to set up my own space! YAY! I bet you create fantastic works of art here!

Creative Grammie said...

You have a terrifically creative space, so cute and cozy!
Thanks for the tour, I really enjoyed it.

Lynette Killam said...

I love your colourful space bursting with goodies! It actually reminds me of my own studio with goodies everywhere, kept out for inspiration. I've always liked that ME started in a closet, and look how far she's come...LOL!

I'd love to trade ATCs some time...if you're interested, I can send my address in an email. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!