Saturday, July 11, 2015

Where Bloggers Create 2015

Welcome to my creative space, which I simply refer to as my craft room.  I'm happy to be taking part in the Where Bloggers Create 2015 party again this year.  I've enjoyed joining in during the past couple of years.  It's so much fun to see other peoples' studios and crafting spaces.  This event is hosted by Karen at My Desert Cottage.
 I consider myself very lucky to have a dedicated space to call my craft room.  I didn't have one in my last house, and when we bought this house 6 years ago, I called dibs on this small bedroom.
I just made the window valance.  I'm glad I chose colorful fabric.
Almost all of the furniture in it is second-hand from used furniture places, online garage sales, or just stuff I re-purposed from my own house.  The only thing I splurged on was my craft table, which I love.
I like to cross stitch, make jewelry, do beadwork, and sew, but also do other crafts.  Storage is really important to me as I've amassed quite the collection of cross stitch charts and beads over the years.  A pine bookcase that belonged to my son is now a good place to store and organize my charts, magazines and books.  It also serves as a display case for cute things.
I recently organized the whole room, finally sorting through the crazy bead collection.  Yes, there are a few more beads than what you see here.  All right, maybe more than a few.
The closet is now solely a storage place for stuff rather than clothes, thanks to my husband Mark.
A little thing that made me really happy.
More storage is found in an old armoire that I found for cheap at a used furniture place.  Mark added an extra shelf and fixed the back.  Then he and my brother in law, Fred, moved it upstairs.  They both agreed that the only way it's coming out of the room is through the window.  OK, it will stay where it is.
A comfy sitting area is a welcome addition.
And what would a creative space be without little things you love?
Part of my tin collection.
A bulletin board I made.

Mirror made by my niece Grace.
Flower frogs make great scissor storage and display.
My husband does lathe work and made this lamp and pencil holder for me.
One more shot of my happy place!
Thank you for visiting my blog and my craft room. I hope you enjoyed visiting! I had a very busy June and hardly spent any time in there, but have recently gotten back to my favorite hobbies and working in this special space in our house.  And I am so glad.

I hope you'll come back from time to time to see what's going on at CraftyCat! 


  1. Hello Cathy! I really enjoyed seeing the tour of your craft room! It is a beautiful space to work in and you have made some lovely projects! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

  2. What a beautiful room...I love that chair and your gorgeous cushion, it looks so comfy!

  3. What a great little space you have here!

  4. You have a nice crafting space. That's a lovely lamp and pencil holder that your husband made for you.

    My dear late husband's name is Mark and his best childhood friends name was Fred.

    Happy creating ~ FlowerLady

  5. What a fabulous space you have created! I like the valance you made and I keep going back and 'eye-balling' that wooden ladder/tray rack in your first picture. Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  6. Love your closet storage area~! Many fun things, nice tour! Cindy

  7. I love that big window you have ~ it lets in such beautiful light! I really like the idea of using the flower frog for scissor storage; I'm going to have to steal that idea!

    Thanks for inviting us in!

  8. I am just the opposite. In our old house I had a lovely little room all to myself. Now I create all over the house.

    Great space!

  9. Fabulous studio Cathy. Your comfy chair looks very inviting and is a lovely addition to any crafty space. I also like your ladder with baskets on it. Thanks so much for the tour around. Karen.x

  10. Your studio is so neat and tidy and the lamp and pencil holder your husband made are awesome. One nice thing about crafting in a spare room is the additional closet space which I had forgotten about.
    Happy Crafting!

  11. What a lovely room Cathy! Love the large window and the gorgeous armoire for all the storage!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. You have a gorgeous studio. Your hubby's lamp and pencil holder contributions were wonderful. I had to laugh about the hutch coming out the window. I know that feeling. And I was impressed by the frogs and scissors. I've never owned a frog, but I know many people use them for holding paper crafts.

    Thanks for having me and showing me around today.

  13. Hello Cathy, Your space is so nice and you have so many great storage ideas. What I really like is the big window, how wonderful to have all that wonderful nature light. That comfy wicker chair is pretty and special as well:)
    Thank you for the tour.
    Connie :)

  14. Wow. Lovely space. And what a husband. I love the lamp! Your space is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a cute and very neat space you have. I love the lamp. I also love all the little touches that truly make this a special place for you.

  16. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative space! What a nice idea to have a sitting area. I love your scissor frog! :)

  17. What a sweet creative space and so well organized. I love the flower frog scissor holder, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Kathy! So glad you joined the party again this year! It's always fun to tour your lovely space! I hope you are enjoying the party!!!

  19. What a great place to create! I love all of the cool vintage storage pieces you have and your tin collection is very pretty! Thank you for sharing your space with us♥

  20. Great studio to create fantastic things:-)
    Love it:-)

  21. Good for your for calling dibs on a room for yourself, Cathy! I think it is a Cathy/Kathy thing because when we moved into our condo a few years ago I called dibs on a storage room to use as my craft/sewing room! : ) Love the lamp and pencil holder your hubs made for you; two creative minds in one family.

  22. Lovely and nicely organized space, great storage. Comfy chairs is always a great bonus and I I really like the flower frog you used for storing your scissors, that's a cute idea.

  23. You have a very organized space. I love that you have a cozy chair to sit and sew in your room. Lovely space.

  24. Great craft room Cathy and you are so organized...I love that :-) Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my creative space too.


  25. Cathy,
    Thanks so much for hsaring this great creative space of yours with all of us!! Love all your storage and how organized that you have it!!


  26. Thanks for the tour Cathy, and thanks so much for coming by my space on A Glitch in Time! Your room is so cozy and well put together. The craft table was a good splurge. it looks great in front of that big window (lovely natural light). And i especially liked your use of flower frog as scissor holder. Wonderful space.
    All the best,