I did a little tweaking in my studio recently. This spot serves as a multi
functional space for me. It is where I write my blog posts. Where I work
on sewing, quilting and craft projects. It is where my sketch books and
pencils are stored. But it is also where ….
I feel most inspired to be creative. In part, this inspiration comes from being
surrounded by things that have a special meaning for me. For example,
see those mugs hanging from hooks? Mom and Daddy bought those mugs
for my Grandmother when the three of us took a trip to England and Scotland
together. Grandma was too feeble to come along, so we made a point of
getting things for her we knew she would love. Grandma, Mom and Daddy
are all gone now, but I smile every time I see these mugs hanging from the
shelf. See that little bird on the left? That belonged to her too. She used to
fill it with dried lavender and hang it in her bedroom closet.
A small stash of fabrics, trims and burlap. A basket filled with cotton yarn in case
I become inspired to crochet something. I will admit ~ I am not very skilled at
crochet ~ but I would like to be! Both my grandmothers were very skilled so I am
hoping those good genes were passed on to me somehow.
That very, very vintage platter belonged to my great grandmother. Her name
was Emma. I never knew her, but I have heard wonderful stories about her.
I do love decorative painting so I always keep an assortment of craft paints
in my old tool box. There are some water colors too. I always keep floral wire.
Really comes in handy for so many projects and tin snips too. I always
seem to be misplacing that floral wire so I keep a spool of it in my kitchen
"junk" drawer too. If I were ever to appear of the show "Survivor" ~ I
would be the one with the floral wire.
These pastels can be used wet or dry. The little box this basket of
pastels is sitting on is full of felt scraps. There for a while I was
obsessed with felt. You never know, could happen again.
Trims, ribbons, twine and more paints. I always seem to be finding
cream pitchers or sugar bowls I can't pass up at thrift shops. Turns out
they make good little storage containers.
Dollhouse wallpaper rolled up in the corner. Another necessary item :-)
Colored pencils and a basket of an assortment of glue.
Some books and journals. Can't live without those.
So there it is. Neat and tidy ~ well at least for now it is.
Thanks for stopping by to see my shelf tweaking!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley