Friday, May 7, 2010

Trading Spaces

I have been working on utilizing some new areas for me to work. My sewing area was in the next room and I had nothing to do my paper crafts in except for a table and no cabinets. I only wished that I would have taken a before photo, but I shall describe what it was before to somewhat get the picture.



I have a very large kitchen and have divided part of it for more space to sew and do my art work. The window treatment before were some plaid forest green kitchen curtains. Those came down and wanted to put up a shelf for more of my work pieces to be on display. The rabbit contains all of my Alice in Wonderland charms at the moment and the hanging photo piece is filled with ATC pieces. A couple of projects we did with Leilani, a photo of my husband when he was a baby and other odds and ends. The old pharmacy shelf I picked up one time when a store went out of business. It was the perfect place to put my brads, beads and other small things. I use to have a freezer sitting in that corner.



I love my little nook area where I work on ATC's, chunkie books, work on jewelry, stamping, etc. It had just started out with just the table that I had picked up at a yard sale several years ago. Then when I was in the thrift store, I ran across this stacking shoe shelf. It was just the thing I needed to make it more like a hutch for storage. Other stacking pieces I had and it all seemed to fall into place. The one cabinet under the table is actually my Koala drawer that fit fantastically! The other is a filing cabinet. Both are on wheels, so I can move at will. I love wheels!

In the corner is a white microwave stand that I picked up at a yard sale for $25.00. Great wood cabinet and it has a pull drawer you can see partly open at the moment, which comes in handy when I need that extra space to be working on something. The big cabinet holds my rubber stamps , paints, etc. As you can see Miss Fritzie is helping me make stuff!

Look at me! I am getting wings!



OH OH, she's serious! She's got the super glue out now!



O.K., now where's my halo!



I love my new sewing corner! Where the sewing table is now, use to be an ironing station. It is now in the room beyond the double doors. I will show that room later when I get into sorting more stuff and putting things where they belong again. It's a never ending battle! LOL The cabinet to the right of the sewing table, I had just picked up at a consignment store for $48.00. I love it that the drawers are long, deep and well constructed! You can also see my computer desk where I am much of the time when I am on line.


Here is the baby quilt that I had just finished binding for my husband's boss. They named their little boy Noah, so couldn't resist quilting up this cheater panel for him.



I also finished more Moulin Rouge chunkie book pages!
Some of you know me by now that I would certainly have to do something with pasties! LOL



I also wanted to do another interactive one. The blades spin and the door opens.......



to something quite revealing!



Here are 8 that I have finished. Two I shall keep and the other 6 are for trade



This is what the back of the chunky book pages look like



Whew! Lots of work here and speaking of, there is a mess already to clean up after all of this! I will have to see if my little helper, is flying around here somewhere.

13 comments:

Deborah said...

What a feast for the eyes! What a great work area. I enjoyed seeing more photos of your work and of course the kitty angel.

Sherry said...

What a fabulous crafting and sewing area - you sure do have a big kitchen! I love how you have it arranged - and of course your delightful little helper Miss Fritzie!

Great chunky book pages too - love the moveable parts you've included.

Your Noah quilt is fantastic - sure to be a big hit.

Bea said...

Love your new space. Isn't it amazing what happens when we look at something differently? I swear if I didn't have the studio space, out in the barn, I would have turned my front living room into my studio space. We hardly ever use it! Love the chunky pages. What an adorable quilt. I do take issue with the word "cheater". Just because you didn't applique that picture down, you still used fabric, took the time, energy and love to make it for that little boy. The word cheater always makes me grit my teeth. It's such an unworthy word for the amount of work that you put into something. How about quilter friendly? :)Bea

PeggyR said...

OMG can I come and play?

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Yeah, you are all welcome to come over and play! This is just the smaller area, I shall get the other room photographed next, so there will be plenty of room to play!

Carol B said...

Wow, where do I start? What an incredible work space. It's so large and functional! I love the cat's wings and your ATCs. I'm glad I found your blog.

Patty Skypants said...

NOOOOO!! Don't use glue on that Kitteh!! xxoo Bhu

Wow, Wanda! Those digs is pretty luxurious! How did you manage it?

Gini said...

Hello there,
An Amazing crafting space you've got yourself there.
I love your Moulin Rouge chunkies especially the windmill one. :-)
I also love your flip book style people and your quirky people collages generally!
Oh and your soh!
Gini
xx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love your studio...full of inspiration and so orderly...how do you get there? After my exhibit I am going to get ready to settle in a little bit of time each morning. The ATCs are exciting! Have a great weekend! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Give the winged kitty angel a few strokes for me!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I would love to have more space to play in, I have the boxroom and it is ram-jam full, hardly any room for me. Not that I am compalining, at least I have a room to make a mess in. I just love your Moulin Rouge books.

Pam said...

What a gret sewing and carfting center. You have some wonderful storage items that you have collected. Thanks for sharing. Also love the chunky pages.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Happy Mother's Day Wanda! Hope you had a lovely day.
Wow your work space is really big.
I need to upload pictures of my space too. Let's see if I have time soon.
Hugs

Yvonne said...

Just been browsing your blog, what a delight!