Monday

Creative Spaces

For our drive to Seattle I picked up a few magazine's for the trip....and fell in love with Creative Spaces Magazine!  It is a new publication from the people at Creative Keepsakes - Creative Spaces.  The debut issue featured  146 craft spaces that were all sizes and styles, as well as fun storage and decorating ideas.  How fun to sneak a peek into other people's favorite place!  I closed it feeling inspired and ready to play in my space.



So this week I thought I would share a few pics of my favorite space...my creative space in our home.  I have had a craft space in the bonus room over the garage...to my own large three room studio....but my favorite place of all is right on the main level of our home just across from my kitchen (where I am 30% of the time) and my bedroom (which I am in 40% of the time)....

  Abby's Craft Room

I work when my favorite things are around me....and that means my family hangs out with me while I sew, draw...or whatever else I am doing.  I'm not one of those gals that wants a day alone in my sewing room....I love to bring my sewing out with the rest of the family.  Which means my craft/sewing room is full of fabric and everything that inspires me....  

My Project Board ...

 ...and the real work gets done while I am sitting watching a movie with my kids....or on my kitchen table while I am cooking.  So, things get a little cluttered sometimes...but I always put away the project I am working on before I begin another....so it never too messy...unless I am sewing a large quilt...then it is a mess for a week or more till I am done!

 Pictures Have To Be Around...

If you have ever been to my house you will know that there are a gazillion pictures all around my home of my kids and our favorite memories....so in my sewing room I have a bunch as well....mostly of my daughters and granddaughter Gracie.  They are my inspiration!

 My Favorite Bon Bons....

I have tried several ways to store my threads and none of them work for me...I need to see my colors.  So, I took a cake stand and painted it with my favorite blue and stack my colored thread and notions so they are handy and cute to look at.

 My Stash.....

So, now you can see my stash....most quilters are embarrassed by how much fabric they have and haven't used....I love mine to be out...organized in collections of future quilts and by color so I can find what I need when I am working on a applique design.  I found this cubbie in an old amusement park...it was used for shoe storage....it is SOOO heavy...but allows me to see my fabrics.  


I took an old sewing cabinet and painted it dark grey and covered it with a favorite tapestry print.  It is long enough to cover the cubbies to keep my working tools hidden.  The jars on the table have old buttons and needles...my favorites that I don't want anyone getting into.


These towers are old plant stands that I repainted and use to hold my heavy decorator fabrics....

 Cake Stands Hold My Favorite Treats!

 Behind Closed Doors.....


So now you know what my "creative space" looks like and why I love to have a day off to spend in there.  Pick up the debut issue of Creative Spaces to take a peek in 146 craft rooms...and you'll get inspired too!  Happy Crafting.....



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