7.24.2009

Studio Time!

I am a little nervous about showing my space. It is such a private part of me...every piece has meaning or a memory. The door is opened-so come on inside!

On the door of my studio is a lovely painting by Natalie...she is called "Yellow Haired Girl". Natalie's Blog is http://nataliehansen.typepad.com/

The frames that I spray painted black and the lights by Dennis!
This is the view, when I sit at my lovely table. Many times I watch a movie on the computer or just listen to my Ipod... My desk is a bar table. It has wings on it that open up to create more work space...the sides are home to spools of ribbon, the cabinet is full of idea books and magazines, and the cubbies built for wine bottles are now the home to punches. The table sits in the center of my small space and is the foundation for all my crafts.

{She is sick today...I had to take Miss Coco to the vet. She caught a virus and kept us up all night. She likes to rest at my feet when I work. She is the reason it took me so long to post today.}
I have a wire dress form...with fairy wings and a charmed necklace from last year's Silver Bella.
Things I love from people I love....,

Ribbon storage for my scraps. I bought cookie jars at Wal-Mart. Read more about it on Miss Nifty Thrifty.
Tree of Inspiration...inspired by Miss Foof. She had one in her classroom at Foofala. I loved it and had to create my own version. A little bit of Teresa is hanging on it...a sweet birdie tag.

My mom painted this sign...it hung on my bedroom door for years.




Yes, I love glitter!

Here is my computer area. It sits on a K-mart kitchen island. Next to the business card holder is a rub-on that is place directly on the wall. The white shelf above the dollhouse bookcase is made from an old shutter. I created a holder for my buttons that are still on their cards. The wire holder is from Pier 1 and I hot glued buttons to it!
Jewels belong in a jewelry box.
Buttons on a candle holder chandelier and wooden stamps stored on the I-beam in the room. You know the old saying, out of site, out of mind.

A wooden dollhouse from Michael's covered in my favorite papers. I use it for storage. Vicki Chrisman has a great on in her studio too!


Thanks for stopping by...can't wait to see every one's creative space...
Visit here for links to all the studio's...http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Karen for hosting such a neat blogging event!!!!! SMOOCHES!

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful studio. This was a pleasant trip into eye-candy land!!!!

www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Claudia said...

Wow, Kara, its fantastic! So much to feast one's eyes on - full of wonderful things! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Jane said...

You have a beautiful studio full of wonderful items that I would love to create with. Thanks for sharing your very creative space.

Silke said...

OMG - this is your STUDIO?!? I 'll never show pictures of my little nook...;) Yours looks like the most wonderful store I'd like to go shopping in! WOW! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs, Silke

bekimarie said...

WOW! I'm speechless (trust me, that doesn't happen very often).
Such a beautiful, inspiring space, I love everything Kara. I'm especially loving the wire dress and dolls house, i'm sooooo jealous. I want my own craft room, sitting at the kitchen table just isn't the same. At least I know we have somewhere to play when I come visit 'hehe'!
Have a great weekend
((hugs))
Beki xxx

AliGripp said...

I am so proud of all the work that you have done to make your studio so beautiful! Can't wait to get back in there and work!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Your studio is like Disneyland.....love it!!!!

One Shabby Old House said...

What a beautiful studio.
When I looked at one shelf that you had I sold one just like it in my shop...made me wonder just where that baby went but it does look like yours is fulfilling it's purpose.
Hugs
Stop by
Becky

Cindy said...

ok Cara, can you hear me screaming?????? I love what you do. Thanks for letting me check it out. I'll be back.



cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my goodness...your studio is just enchanting! I love the cookie jar idea for storage and everything else!!..How big is this room?

Please come take a look at my studio (in progress)..it is 15 x 15 feet with two large storage rooms. Oh, it's been so inspiring to see how you've stored and displayed so much. It is a bit overwhelming to me right now as to my exact arrangement.

Stop by for a visit anytime,
Stephanie

Shell said...

your studio is like a beautiful magical store. I love it.

Desires of the Heart said...

Kara, Your studio is just amazing!!! I can't get over that huge cabinet-bookcase thing with all your paper in it. Just wonderful!!! And the dollhouse idea is so cute too. So many good, good, ideas. Happy creating!! Thanks for sharing, Linda

Sandy Michelle said...

Girl your studio is AWESOME!! Where do I begin? I love the black frames, and the way you displayed your endless supply of papers, ribbon and glitter. I like the idea of using a foldable bar table and now I'm convinced I totally need a tv in my studio too! I am soooo honored that my heart box is on your shelf too!! Thanks for the sweet congrats! I wish you could come to Art Affaire too darn it! One day we shall meet again. Have a great weekend!

Sandy xox

Sheila R said...

I just love your studio!!! So YOU!! I love your painted tree limb and goodies hanging... I think I need to find a limb and my DH will probably just shake his head and smile... thanks for sharing!

fromthepines said...

Great shots! I love all the close ups of all the objects.

Cheryl

Caleen said...

Wow.. Kara.. I am glad we were able to peek into your studio.. It is so lovely. Thank you for sharing your sweet space. It has so many fun things.. I could explore for hours. All that Glitter? wow.. Love all the special things that mean a lot to you. Love the branch idea.. It is a great place.. I would love to visit and just enjoy all your creations and "Eye Candy".. So lovely.. Love the pink and black. It is put together so well.. No wonder you are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Keep creating Girl!!

Karen said...

Kara! Gorgeous! That pretty much sums it up.I could spend hours in thee just pawing through every single nook and cranny! I MUST come back when I have more time, but in the meantime I put you on my bloglist to make sure I keep up on it all! And I want to investigate some of the people you talk about.
So much to explore! So little time! :)
Thanks for sharing!
Karen
Some Days Are Diamonds

alicew said...

What an absolutely beautiful space to create in! I do hope Miss Coco feels better very soon :( My Renoir lays at my feet while I work too...

TinyBear said...

Beautiful studio - and so much lovely stuff to create with.
Loved seing it all.
~ Tina

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Kara.....what a fabulously inspiring and ORGANIZED place to work! ~ Janet~

LiLi M. said...

Your studio is beautiful! I love those large cookie jars, well in fact I don't know where to start. I see so many great things up here, the golden branches, the button jar candle holder, the doll house. Ah, thanks for inspiration, have a great day!

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

omg, your studio is NOTHING like the crack house! it's GORGEOUS! I love everything you've done and i want you to come to the ranch and help me make mine beautiful.

Why doesn't anyone live in Texas??? Oh, that's not true, lots of my artist friends live in Texas, a lot go to Silver Bella, but you are the person whose studio has struck a chord in my heart. It's so beautiful.

I know that was hard for you to share with everyone - i don't know why, if i can show the crack house and hold my head up high (i'm so on crack) then you should be floating on a cloud! LOL

i'm going to look and see if you have the blog followers program so i can follow your blog. if not, i'll put you in my favorites and check in every so often.

now i'm going to take the time to read some more posts here and get to know you better:)

warmly,
jan thomason

oh, you want the disco ball??? well, there are a few things that would qualify for a trade in your studio! LOL you'll have to come to the ranch, though...

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

i do have lots to say!
okay, i figured out how to add you to my blog followers list so that's done.

now, here's the question i forgot to ask....how in the world did you rate the k and co. display case??? oh, my gosh. i am dyingggggg for it......

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Kara... your studio is FAB-U-LOUS!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!

Lori said...

Wow Kara--such a beautiful, fun, whimsical room! I have gained so many ideas from you! I am so glad you allowed us to visit your beautiful, creative space. I am in love with it! I have become a follower of yours as well.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Kara, I love, love, love your studio with all the details and treasures. My studio is only 4 months old so now looking at all these studios, I am certainly inspired and have way to go till its where I want it to be. Your tree is a wonderful idea and I love all the pretty ways you display your supplies an all. So I will be following you gal. I'm a fan. So glad to have found your blog and thank you for coming by my humble studio.
Bug Hugs!
SOnia

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Kara,
You have a beautiful girlie girl studio. I'll have to come back and take it all in later as there is so, so much. My main concern is sweet Miss Coco, I really hope she's feeling better soon and sleeping through her nights too. Here's get well thoughts her way.
~Tracie

Lynn Stevens said...

wow, your space is amazing so much eye candy and so wonderfully displayed. I'g gonna have to borrow your tree idea! adding yu to my favorites!
Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Rebecca said...

Hello
Thank you so much for stopping by with such a nice visit.
Your studio is amazing. I wish I was so organized... and so pretty.
It is all so fabulous.
Blessings
Rebecca

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I love the scrolly frames that are hanging on the wall they are so great and what a wonderful idea for the buttons in the candle holder. Come on by my sutdio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin' this party!!!

Jayne said...

Kara,

A PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING, RESTFUL place.

Thank you for letting us in!

Blessings, Jayne

Leah C said...

Your studio space is fabulous! So pretty, so many goodies to look at & create with...and it all looks soooo inviting:)

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh I wanna come play in your gorgeous studio! What stunning storage displays you have, your space is truly scrumptious, thank you so much for sharing it. Mandy x

caren said...

Kara ~ your space is splendid! So many pretty things and so TIDY! Thanks for visiting me.

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Can you say speechless! Wow.. I can only dream!! Thanks for sharing!

{ttfn}
Renee

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

It is GORGEOUS! Love the colors!! So many pretties to look at!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by; it's PINK! :)
~Becca~

Karen Valentine said...

My jar is dragging on the floor. Kara, I just can't even find the words... It is eye candy to the 10th degree. Sometimes I think to myself, boy wouldn't it be great if the craft store was right next door? You gone one better, and practically have one in your studio!!! I'm going back now for a second look! Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Linda Crispell said...

How am I supposed to work in my little dump now? Yikes, I am going to start sprucing up! The dollhouse cabinet is inspiring.
Thanks,
Linda

Becca said...

What an awesome studio you have! And pink is my Favorite color :) I keep reading about this Silver Bella...I have to find my way there:)

icandy... said...

Kara!!! Amazing!!!!! You have the most delightful space ever!!! That inspiration tree... I want one!!! How beautiful it looks with all of the goodies that dangle from the branches, and that cloche on your desk... yum! I had such a ball browsing and thank you soooooo much for visiting my crazy place! *hehe*
I love it here! I'll be back!

Hugs,
Christina :) xx

Natasha said...

Oh, My Dearest, Darling Woman... May I PLEASE come and live in your studio? You've set my heart alight with your crystal coated branches and stunning black frames hung so elegantly. I have a secret love affair with frames, don't you know... What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

June said...

I am in awe of your gorgeous space. So much beauty! I can't believe how much stuff you have in there.
Smiles,
June

natalea said...

Absolutely incredible space Kara! I LOVE that wall unit- and the ribbon jars- the color coordination is fabulous! You must work with such ease in there! This was a pleasure to view!
xo natalea

Gail said...

Kara,
What a beautiful space you have to create in, and thanks for sharing it...loved it all!
Gail

Holly said...

Just gorgeous! Thank you for inviting us into your wonderful space. It was a lovely tour! (Thank you for stopping by my blog as well.)

Boogdoodle Beads said...

You have nothing to be worried about! Your studio is absolutely amazing. It's the studio I would want if I was designing my studio. Actually, your studio is going to be my inspiration. I love the picture frames on the wall and I love the big designer's desk. Thanks for coming by and checking out my space!

cindy said...

OK, LOVE your Studio! So organized and so pretty. Love your jars of ribbon, by color, omg. And those frames...wicked cool. Love the organization space in the wine desk, clever idea. You rock gurl, it is an amazing spot to work and create! :D

-c
yapping cat

Wendy Hue said...

Kara,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I think that the pictures of your studio are wonderful - so much better organized than mine - if you'd call it a studio. Are you still at three Silver Bella swaps? I'm way overextended, but I look forward to the possibility of meeting you in November.
Wendy

TxScrapAddict said...

You have an exquisite, beautiful space. Our spaces for crafting and inspriation are so personal. Tahnks you sooooo very much for being willing to share yours. HUGS!

IsabellasCloset said...

Kara, What a FUN Pink studio.. I like it!
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

Christine said...

a beautiful room full of beautiful things... I love your Tree of Inspiration ! Thank you for sharing your universe with us.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

What a gorgeous fun studio! Like someone said before me - eye candyland! Have fun creating! And thanks so much for stopping by my studio. You have a new follower.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your fabulous work space has a wondrous dreamlike quality to it that absolutely inspires my sense of vintage, cottage, and magic! So wonderful!!! (Thank you for sharing and please come visit me, too!)

A Fanciful Life said...

Kara,

Your space is just fabulous. I love the wire form with fairy wings! Looking forward to meeting you at Silver Bella.
Sharon :-)

Denise said...

Love your dollhouse shelf! What a cute idea...I may "steal" it;)
Thanks so much for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Kara:
I'm so tickled that you visited my blog and have thoroughly enjoyed taking a walk through your space. What a delightful studio! Thank for sharing and thanks for stopping by to see me, too!
I'll be back again soon.
Hugs,
Donna

Wanda said...

Wow...that is all I can say...it is beautiful. Absolutely not one thing to be embarrassed about (leave that to us slobs). :) It is just lovely, not unlike the lady who creates in there. Thanks for sharing, Kara.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Your space is so pretty and girlie. It must be a joy to work in there. Inspiration all around you. I hope your cute puppy is feeling better. She is very beautiful and fun, I'm sure, to have at your feet as you create.

Barb said...

Hi Kara,
Thanks for your recent "visit" to my blog. :)
Absolutely luv your studio, soooo pur-dee! Your jars filled with ribbons and the decorative shelves above them are amazing!!!
Hope you will stop by to visit again.
Barb

Miss Sandy said...

Honey child, there is nothing to be nervous about in sharing that magnificent space! Love it all! The bold pink and black backdrop is stunning.

Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments on my studio.

Rebecca said...

Kara....oh my gosh! Gorgeous. You so sound like me! I was nervous, too. It is private but I loved sharing everything after all! I hope you did too!

LOVE EVERYTHING! Just my style...WHOO HOOOO LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Melanie said...

I have no words! Seriously I loved your room BEFORE the re-do and change of locations! Its just drop dead amazing! SO YOU!! I love what you've done to you're K & Company shelves! I made Kyle come to the computer to take a peak into your new room and see them because I want to do that to mine now... no need for them to say K & Co. anymore! GREAT idea! Your room is just full of one inspiring idea after another! I am so sad I couldn't come to play the other day! I honestly can not wait to step in this magical studio and CREATE!!! Great job girl!

Terri said...

Miss Nifty Thrifty. I don't know if it me having blog difficulties ..but was there a link we could click on to visit to read more?

Ok getting my question out of the way. Thank You so much for sharing your craft space with us. Just beautiful!Love the storage and organization, the attention to all the details. Putting the K&Co. shelves to good use! I'm kinda sad now that I passed on the opportunity to purchase something like it whan a scrapbook store was going out of business.

Hope you enjoyed the blog party!

Terri said...

Never mind about the question after some exploration I found it on the side bar...I'm off to check it out!

Molly Alexander said...

Your room is just stunning - I love all of your storage and display ideas (I might 'borrow' a couple of them if you don't mind!) - they show off your treasures and trinkets beautifully! Thanks for sharing your space - I will be back again!

:-) Molly

Shabbyfufu said...

All I can think to say here is WOW and WOW again!!!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Kara your space is sooooo fun!!! My favorite thing though is the sign your mom painted. It's just darling! Thanks for the tour!
bunny hugs,
shell

Geralyn Gray said...

I love your studio----love all the foofy additions....I wish I got in Creative Escape this year---my friend Zandra did though and no Silver Bella because I started a new job. I am glad I had the opportunities to go and will have to be happy with that.

Tina said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a sanctuary! Absolutely gorgeous, Kara. :) I look forward to when we have our permanent home & I can do something similar. Poor Coco. :( I'm glad she's better today.

Rose Charles said...

Hi Kara,

Your craft space is Incredible!
It is like one of my dreams to have something so amazing to work in!

We just don't have the room here at the moment for anything like this, Chris keeps promising me "one day" lol

Rose XXX

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your space is just amazing and sooooo gorgeous! I love your huge cupboard with all your scrapping papers and supplies and the jars of ribbon....but best of all is that chocolate lab snuggling near you while you work! Give her a big pat from me...I miss mine so much!

Simply Susan said...

I just love your uniquely decorated space! I love how you have repurposed things to store and display all of your treasures. It was a delight to see where you create. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment ;o)

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Kara!
Can you believe that I am STILL party hopping? I see you've already caught a baseball game...how do you find the time??? ;)
Your Studio Pink is beautiful! It's everything I thought it would be coming from someone as talented as you are!
Thank you for letting us peek into it...I know how it is when we are so private about our space ;)
everything vintage

debi @ life in my studio said...

Well, thanks alot! You just made my studio look drab.
OMGosh!!! That is the most amazing space I've seen yet! I don't even know where to start with what I love about it...I'm totally speechless!
Your blog is just as sweet and pretty!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful space!

Suze said...

your studio is to die for! Love the tree and all the pretties hanging from it.
XOXO
Suze

Jennifer said...

This place is freakin amazin!!! I love it Kara!!

Fleur de Provence said...

Your room is so beautiful and so well organized. All the detail you put into are amazing. I want a room like yours.

Sara

Embellished Bayou said...

Oh, I just adore your studio!! The pink and black is so lovely and I *heart* that chandelier!

Bella Dreams said...

WOW! I want to come to your house and play! You have some incredible goodies! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Sorry it's taking so long for me to get around to everyone. I'm sure glad I didn't miss you. Your studio is wonderful

paperbird said...

I have been on vacation so I am just getting around to visiting Karens creative spaces party but I wanted you to know that I LOVE your studio pink. It looks like a wonderful little shop where I could find some amazing treasures. Everything seems very well organized but yet so lovely. Thanks for letting me peek :)

paintinpatti said...

Oh MY GOSH! What a beautiful, adorable, and awe inspiring space to create it - it is FABULOUS! Sooooo cute and creative! WOW!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love the frames you painted black. And the great ribbon storage.

Shannon

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I feel like I just visited the land of Enchantment! What a beautiful little Wonderland you've created for yourself. I LOVE every detail! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
M.L.

Javajune said...

You have the most gorgeous things love you studio. I sure hope your little pooch gets better.
xo-jj

FitToSeeJane said...

Wow, it's beautiful. Your room flows together so nicely!
Lynnae

Elyse said...

dear kara,

hello and WOW!!! if "home companion" magazine was still in print, this would be a feature! what an amazing space you have created.

so glad to have found your blog via karen's wonderful WBC party!

xo

BellaRosa said...

My Stars, all I can say is WOW!! Well That and how I would love to visit and just look at everything in your beautiful space :) Rose

Nicki (CSS) said...

Simply stunning - your space is precious! Thank you for sharing, very inspiring!

Candice said...

You're studio is amazing! And so inspiring! It makes me want to redo the space I have!

Funky Finds said...

wow, your studio is stunning & so inspiring! when can i move in? ;) jessica

Lynnette Davis said...

This is the prettiest crafty space I ever did see! Amazing!!!

Pamela said...

Oh my gosh!!! Can I come and play too!! Your room is gorgeous! Its everything mine is not. Please stop by anytime and help me transform my hobby room. Maybe then I can stop this decorating madness and start sewing again! Ha!