Home..........About..........Online Shop..........Etsy Shop..........Folksy Shop..........Newsletter....

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Refurbishing my studio - Part 3

My studio is finally finished! I can't believe how much I have missed having my own creative space to work in. It is 10 times better than it was before. I have added loads of extra storage space - who would have thought the materials for making tiny little mice would take up so much room?! The walls are plastered - no more bumpy peeling wallpaper, yay! I have a nice new wooden floor. Now I can get on with crafting more mice than ever before. I hope you enjoy this tour around my shiny new studio.

Lots of new shelves and cabinets. Can you spot ArtMind's babushka dolls on my shelves? I think I need to buy some more soon. I love wind chimes and dreamcatchers hanging from my window. I wish I had more room for plants too.


My little photo corner with my light boxes. Soon I am going to write a tutorial on how to make a light box and use photo editing software to get your photos looking bright and beautiful.

My ribbon board is full! I think I am going to need to make another one soon. I have a little tool box full of beads and flowers, it is hanging on the wall under my pin board. I put my writing board on the wall and forgot to wipe off the old writing. It looks very odd with the writing on sideways! My new favourite addition to my work table is a pair of magnetic strips of metal on the wall. I can stick all my scissors too it and keep them out of my way.

Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

  1. is that your attic Anna? Must be very spacious! I'm jealous now and it look SO GOOD!!!! lucky girl!:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. So tidy studio Mouse! Really a beautiful place where to work :)
    You're definitely right, materials takes a lot of space, even mine, I really make tiny things... XD
    I wish I'll have my own studio too in the future! ^^
    Have a good work in your new space!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ira - Yes the room is at the top of my house. it is not a large room but I fitted a lot of things into it!

    Red - it is tidy now, I must now try to keep it that way ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fantastic studio! You'll sure enjoy working now even more :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. You have such a great studio now! I'm turning green! hehehe Good luck and happy creating!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. so much space! you will have to be extra productive now, no excuses : )
    lucky girl!

    ReplyDelete
  7. congratulations anna .. this is pefect! what a wonderful space to sit and create in .. it's really lovely and you've done a super job with the rennovations!! Such order and with the window, hangings and plant it just looks so roomy AND cozy :) NICE floor!

    ReplyDelete
  8. this looks superbe, and the magnetic strips: Ikea? I adore them :)
    Thanks for the idea with the ribbons!
    Have a great working day!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sooooo utterly cool!
    And I'm jealous as well :D
    It looks all really great!
    I've got a lightbox as well but never use it >< go figure!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ballee - yes, they are from Ikea. Good old Ikea, I get so many useful things from them!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I can't believe the amount of sciccors you have! I thought I had a lot but you certainly beat me! LOL :)
    It looks fantastic, Anna! Enjoy crafting in your spacious new creative space! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It looks awesome, such a huge difference! Happy crafting!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lol Mitsy, you are right. I didn't realise how many pairs of scissors I had until I put them on my magnetic strips! Some of them are specialist scissors, but the majority are just blunt!

    ReplyDelete
  14. So tidy :-o How long is it gonna stay this way?

    ReplyDelete
  15. It looks awesome ! congrats with your "new" studio !

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yay for you. You will have so much fun creating mice in this lovely environment. Functional and beautiful all at once. So happy for you that you could do this super remodel.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am so happy for you!!! It makes me happy just looking at your space. I am still sharing my little corner with my whole family. In fact, since I got my new Netbook, I have started "traveling" with my supplies to the sunny kitchen table and leaving my tiny "studio" space to the rest of the fam. so they can have two computers to quarrel over! lol

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cat - Good question. Probably a month at the most. I am full of good intentions right now, promising myself I will tidy up every evening before bed. But good intentions rarely last!

    ReplyDelete
  19. The studio turned out amazing-let the fun begin!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It look gorgeous! Must be quite inspiring, that you have everything around you ...organised :-)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like your new studio. It's very nice. I hope I'll one day have my own craft area too, till then it's wishful thinking for now.

    I look forward to your photo light and editing tutorial soon.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your studio looks lovely! So organized. I bet you'll be super productive in such a great space!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your new studio will be the envy of all Etsy! Congratulations and I hope you find your idea book soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love your new studio! I'm very jealous :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Perfect studio, you did great work to organize it!

    ReplyDelete
  26. You have a wonderful place to create! Your mice will be very happy !!!
    Good luck and happy crafty days!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm so jealous of your workspace! And your mice are just too cute for words!

    ReplyDelete
  28. So much storage! *drools* I am especially jealous of the wall cupboards. Inspires me to try and get my own studio organised. Although I've already been trying to do that for the past year ... :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. So beautiful and amazing! This is going into my "dream house" folder!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Tang - I have a "perfect house" folder too ;) I am honoured that my studio would be featured in yours! xx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hello! There's a blog award for you at http://shrimpsaladcircus.blogspot.com!!
    - Lindsay

    PS - LOVE your gorgeous studio space! You're so much more organized than me!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I just claimed our basement as mine!! I can finally have all my things in one place! No more running around from room to room!
    I just love seeing your work space, especially since I am working on mine! I'm a bit jealous you have lots of light!:)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love your studio! So inspirational!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the magnetic strips idea. It was the first thing I did when I moved into this studio. I have a workbench with a shelf a little wider than my magnetic strips [from ikea]. I just mounted the strips and use them to hold my pins for sewing, brads for paper crafting, tape measures and other odds and ends. I even have my labels magneted to it with another magnet. :)

    ReplyDelete

Popular Posts