Monday, April 4, 2011

Busy Organizing . . .

I've been busy lately - working on changing a guest room into a space filled with all of my "supplies".  I've been organizing all of my fabrics, craft supplies, papers, brushes, glues, paints, fabric stacks, beads, canvases, projects plans . . . you name it - so, I haven't been making anything because I'm too busy painting walls, sorting, and sifting.  I can't wait to have everything in place so I'm able go right to what I need, when I need it!  I plan on spending many a summer day in this room surrounded by orderly supplies, fresh flowers, open windows - it's going to be FABULOUS!  Here are some inspiration photos for some great creative spaces!  
I really want to make one of these dressmaker forms . . . this summer.
 Remember the ones from "My Favorite Room" in McKinney?


There are lots of instructions out there for making a dressmaker's form, but I love this article explaining the process!  I guess people have been making these from scratch for years!  Bravo, Cora!
 A place for everything and everything in its place!
 Fresh flowers from the garden - every day!
 Great tags for labeling boxes and baskets.
Something with lots of great drawers or slots for the little stuff. 
Such pretty storage jars!  I need to find some great jars from Goodwill, then print out some labels from The Graphics Fairy. 
A fun lamp or two.
 And some sparkly thumb tacks for a cork board.


A beautiful old frame for the chalkboard -
Bearing those sweet words that every child and teacher love to hear at the end of the year!

(Only 39 more school days until summer . . . but who's counting??)

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2 comments:

Anne said...

What a great post! I also love to think about organizing things, but hadn't included pretty details like those sparkly tacks. Love the inspirations!

Lastiques said...

I love everything in this post! I dream of such a space with such pretties. I have heard of creating a dress form that way using duck tape. I've considered having my husband "tape me up" but I'm afraid of what the thing will look like when its done! Thanks!

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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