9.05.2012

My New Studio - WOYWW

Well, it's Wednesday and that means it's time to show off our workspaces with Julia over at the Stamping Ground!  My studio isn't quite finished yet, but I still want to show you the space.  It's a work in progress, it will be for a few more weeks, I'm guessing, but I suppose all of our spaces are in a way.  So...here goes!

I suppose I should start by saying that my studio isn't one of those glorious magazine spread types of places. My studio is about function with a bit of form.  It's about inspiration and usability, I am not an interior decorator.  I am a compulsive crafter.  My space speaks to both.  Just say'n.

From behind my desk

This is the view from behind my desk. There are a few feet of space behind me at this point, and LOTS of space in front. You can see in the far left corner, the stairs. That is the entrance to the loft. The wall on the left is a half wall so I can see the living/dining area below.

View from the bookshelf

This is the view from in front of the small bookcase. You can see the desk, as well as the pile of broken down boxes that I need to take to recycling. LOL! You can also see the half wall fairly well in this shot. As for that wire with clips...originally it wasn't to have the clips, it was to hold my spools of ribbon. Well, as it turns out, that isn't going to work. SO... I'd love your thoughts...should I store clear stamp packages on there or stickers? Both seem like good hanging candidates. What are your thoughts?

IKEA Expedit with paper craft supplies

Here is the big Expedit from IKEA. And here is where some of you who have seen my studio in the past have let out a gasp. No. It is no longer sorted by color. Yes. That makes me a little sad. However, as AWESOME as that looked (and it did look totally awesome) I was finding it to be less practical in the long run. I'm moving toward a system where supplies are sorted by type/manufacturer. I can't do it solely on manu, because I'm not that loyal, but I feel like this might be more practical than color. We shall see. If it drives me crazy, I'll resort it all! HA!

Photo Station

This is my photo station. I have the lights tucked under the table along with my large tripod and some other camera equipment. I have been photographing without the lights, as the daylight lamp right next to the station seems to be working well, but I may add the lights and I know I will need them for some things no matter what. You all see bags and boxes of my cards there. I am preparing to open an Etsy shop soon with my cards, so hopefully many of those will be listed and even more hopefully SELL! LOL!

Bookshelf

This is a horrible photo, but one of my favorite things in my studio. The small 2x2 Expedit is new and holds my albums along with my Children's Lit collection. I LOVE my children's books and I'm so happy to have them in a place where I see them everday and can easily get at them to read them!

Computer Station 2x4 expedit

Oh, look! Yet another Expedit! HAHA! Yes, we have a ton of these things in our house. They are QUITE useful and I like the way they look. Just say'n. I keep my computer on this one along with my Grand Calibur. In the cubes you find vintage books for crafting, photo boxes, paint supplies, and my punches. In the bins I have fabric and random supplies and tools. Oh...and my domos and my squirrel and Pedro and my new doll are all featured here, as well. They make me happy. For reals.

Glitter Corner

And finally, a new thing I've done with my glitter and spray inks! I love it! It makes me smile huge!!! I have the IKEA Lack table set (Oh...yup...more IKEA..I have four of those in my studio. just say'n.) with a three tiered glass stand covered with glitter and spray inks and reinkers! YAY!!!! So fun!!!

So...there you have it! That's my new studio! I plan to enjoy it for a year or two before I have to pack it up to move again! HAHAHA!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday! Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog hop post above this one! There are Simon Says Stamp Gift Certificates to be won!!!

Jingle Out!

29 comments:

  1. cool studio...looks like you have plenty of room...looks awesome

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  2. What a well organised studio, a corner for everything.

    Love your collection of children's books. I collect children's books as well.

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  3. Super fun space. I love the big Expedit. Ikea rocks! Do I spy a little Domo stuffed animal? (I think that's his name...) Too cute!

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  4. great space - loving all of the ikea furniture!

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  5. It looks great! I am so jealous of how much space you have :)

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  6. I love IKEA! I have a big cubie thing in white. I have the silver wire that hangs on the wall too. Great for drying and looking at projects that aren't finished. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. So nice to have a loft space like that. You have cool toys! I'm navigating the waters of opening an Etsy store too--I hope it goes well for you!

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  8. I LOVE how you describe yourself and your space :) Such a good thing!
    And it's such a great space :)

    Also, very cute card in the post above. I didn't realize Simon Says has been around that long!

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  9. i think it looks amazing...i'm going to take some tips if you don't mind...i am in the midst of making the third bedroom in our apartment a studio room now that my older son has his own place...it's tiny but it's not the dining room table... :)

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  10. Such a great space! I have a little desk in the kitchen and an armoire as my craft space so I am loving this!

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  11. What a cool space to play! Take care Zo xx 98

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  12. WOW!!! Lucky You!!! So spacy! And YEAH for IKEA (-:
    Hugs, Karin

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  13. awesome studio!!!! love all the open space you have :)

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  14. That was a fun tour! I love your kids books. I didn't realize you had a love for them.

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  15. WOW! That studio is amazing, what a lucky girl you are...when can we all come and play lol.
    Cath

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  16. I think it is a WONDERFUL space Jen! Enjoy!
    ~Meredith

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  17. wow, your studio is looking amazing, it is a major upheaval moving rooms but you look like you have tons more space!
    Debxx

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  18. So beautiful!! I'm in the process of rearranging my room as well!! I can't wait to be done...

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  19. Wow beautiful space, would you share???

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  20. What a great space! You have so much room. I wish I had the space for a photo station.

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  21. What a great craft studio, loving all the Ikea furniture. I wish I had space for a photo station like yours, it's great. I keep my ribbon spools in some plastic guttering which you can attach to the wall (pinched the idea from a fabric shop), it works very well. Hugs Christine x

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  22. fun look into your crafting room...looks fabulous!

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  23. Looks like a fun place to be:) Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Very cool craft space and huge (at least compared to mine). You have all kinds of great ideas. I like the tiered cake stand--great idea. I'd say hang stamps from the clips, but it might be too heavy. I have a clip-it-up and hang stickers/thickers/embellishments from it.

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  25. Looking good, Jingle! Why not hang your cards on those clips? Our DIL hangs the kids artwork in an upstairs hallway with hers. I love seeing their new pieces of art when we get to visit.

    I had my cards on mine until we put the Expedit shelf on that wall..I miss it.

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  26. I woul;d hang some of your finished cards up there. I am so jealous, I wish we had an Ikea here in South Africa.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #70

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  27. You have such a fun and well-stocked crafty space!

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