Monday, September 22, 2008

A New Work Space!

Happy Fall!!

As some of you already know, I have been making art pieces for shops and individuals. I was working mostly in my kitchen. On my kitchen counter, and table. I decided that I needed a better work area. I was in search of a rustic table for my office/studio. I didn't have to look too long. On Saturday morning my daughter Amanda and I went to some garage sales. We came upon this old, rather large drafting table. I thought it looked like the perfect work surface for my space. It is old and rustic, so I can spill paint, glue, glitter, etc. and it won't even matter.
The lady at the sale had it marked for $50. I got it for $40, Yay!! We had to call my husband to come and pick it up, as it would not fit in Amanda's car. He came right over and got it for me. Thanks honey!!I spent yesterday setting up my space. I had to get rid of a small easy chair I had in the corner of my room. I wasn't really even using it. It sort of was my catch all for stuff. I put it on Craigslist for free, and within 15 minutes it was gone.
I started using my new table today, as you can see. It is working out perfectly. At the end of the day, I don't need to clean up the mess in the kitchen.

I hung my dream sign that I got from Wren's Cottage across my work area, along with a map of Paris.
My ribbon is multiplying daily.

Another little view. I also got this cute canvas storage bin at Target. It is holding all of my misc. papers. I am still working on some Halloween orders, but soon I think it will turn into Christmas Central!!

Have a wonderful week!


Simply Me Art said...

I LOVE it!! Thank Goodness for you and finding such a perfect Table. You and Amanda and those Garage Sales, You two are sooo Lucky! No more Glitter in the Kitchen, Yeah....Also, Love the Dream sign and that Window hanging, (you didn't mention that, give us some details, its Gorgeous)Jamie

Kim's Treasures said...

I had a large drafting table in my craft room for years! I just had hubby take it out because I've been using the kitchen table

Have a great night!

~SkullBlossom~ said...

So glad you found a good table to use. It's so much easier to create if you know you have a space that needn't be constantly straightened and cleaned and all the supplies moved on and off and on again from day to day. I'm adoring the Halloween Haven you have, but can't wait to see it become Christmas Central, as you say!

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

A fellow ribbon monger! Love your new work space - so perfect.

Anonymous said...


Things are looking inspirational in your space!

BTW Thanks for your sweet email to me, I actually found the photographer we both highlighted at YOUR blog :)!! Thought you would get a kick out of that. LOVE her work and had to add her to my About Weddings section!

Wren Cottage said...

Hi Rosemary!! I love that new table and your workspace looks so spacious!! LOVE the pumpkins can't wait to see what you're making with them ~~~ the DREAM banner is perfect for your space~*~*~*~
hugs ~ Madai xo

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great place to work! I love a big table that I don't have to baby!
Happy projects!

TattingChic said...

What a great workspace for you! I had no idea you were making all of those fun goodies on your kitchen counter. What a sweet hubby, too, to come right over and pick it up for you!

Robyn said...

OH I do like what I see...all that craftness going on!

Karin said...

Ooh, I'm so jealous of your workspace!

Andrea Singarella said...

Great new table, Rosemary! You're right, it's perfet for creating and glittering and gluing on.
Happy Crafting, my friend!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your work area is so cute~~ I wish I was I could to crafts just so I could have an area that's so cute.
I love the table.

Mermaid Queen said...

What a great find Rosemary! Your space looks so organized and perfect. Makes me shudder when I look at my own mess!
Take care,

Carol said...

Great new craft table Rosemary! Congrats! Love how you hung up Madais Dream glitter sign next to a map of Paris!
Btw I have a giveaway on my blog, in case you wanna play along!
Warmest wishes from Germany sends
Carola xox

Chris said...

Rosemary, looks like you got a wonderful bargain and a great new workspace! Isn't it nice not to have to put everything away in the middle of a project?

Have fun creating beautiful & fun things! Chris

Liz said...

You're so organized and productive! What a great space!

Storybook Woods said...

What a wonderful space Rosemary. I LOVE your window xoxox Clarice

mystikal said...

Nice space Rosemary. Its real nice to have your own little studio/ craft area. I recent moved my area... I never realized I had so much stuff. LOL.

Ginger said...

I felt like i was right there at your table looking at each thing you were doing how fun!
Love the table the mask you do are so clever love them and the dream sign sigh you have my heart lol
less have my sign loldream what i always told my kids dream.
hugs ginger

*** Kelly Maria said...

Isn't it great to have a place to CREATE!??!
I have an "inspiration" room. I think every woman needs one of those!!
Creative Blessings to you!!
~ Kelly Maria

PS~In the Spirit of Autumn Bliss I would like to invite you to my Autumn Giveaway!!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

What a great set-up you have, Rosemary! This has got to make things a whole lot easier for you. Lovely!

BailiwickDesigns said...

Nice! Isn't it wonderful to have a room of one's own? ::Jill

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great new workspace, Rosemary!

Donna O. said...

It's the BEST when you don't have to clean up!!!! Enjoy- well it looks like you already are. Great art from the previous post Rosemary!!

Linda said...

Hi Rosemary...great table! A perfect piece for your creating space.
Happy Fall to you too....I love your Fall vignette in the previous post...hugs, Linda said...

congrats on the new space, isn't it wonderful to be able to spread out and create!?

Rhondi said...

Hi Rosemary. I'm sorry I haven't been by for awhile. I am so glad that you were able to get such a great table to work on and I love the drawers (especially the color)you got from Jennifer.
Have a happy weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi