studio snapshots

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Hello friends!

I spent a good portion of my day going through my home studio yesterday. A few of you expressed an interest in seeing pictures, so I took a few snapshots with the little Sony Cyber Shot and posted them. If you start at the second picture of my desk and scroll down, it’s as if you’re standing in the middle of my studio and turning to your left.

Until yesterday, the big, dark, oak armoire held an old tube TV and a stereo I received as a 15th birthday present (turn table and a fancy dual cassette player! hee hee…). True story. I hauled them out of there and got to work with the furniture polish…you should have seen the dust. About an inch thick. Not gonna lie. And I had yarn stashed everywhere. In tote bags, in the big and small armoire and in my bedroom closet. When I decided to use the top part of the oak armoire as a place to consolidate it all, I was blown away by the amount of yarn I have. Won’t need to go yarn shopping for awhile, not that this fact will stop me 😉 The bottom of the oak armoire is where I keep other craft supplies and some of my fabric.

I have a bed in my studio that is a fantastic place to take cat naps in the middle of my work day…and my studio also doubles as our guest room. I like to light candles all over in the evening and relax with a good glass of wine while I converse with my facebook and blog peeps.

The small armoire houses my favorite sources of inspiration…mostly books by my friend Sara Midda, Alexandra Stoddard, Rosamunde Pilcher, James Herriot and Natalie Goldberg. (among others.The list is always evolving.) The bottom of the armoire holds my office supplies…post its, notebooks, extra pens…bla bla bla.

Anyhoo, these are the before photos. I’m going to hang some pictures and finish my “quote wall.” Then, sometime within the next year we’ll be starting the big painting project and putting hardwood floors in place of the berber carpet. Can’t wait! This is my little “snuggery” and I love it.

Where is your favorite place to create? Do you have a studio or craft room? I’d love to hear about it!



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  10 comments for “studio snapshots

  1. Sandy
    December 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I also like the cat’s water dish on the floor in the powder room. Thanks for sharing…GF..Sandy

    • Melissa
      December 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Well…I have to take care of my kitty friends 🙂 xo

  2. Sandy
    December 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Exactly and any new ones that may stop over for a treat or two. <3

    • Melissa
      December 2, 2011 at 9:35 am

      yes. because cats are people too 🙂 xo

  3. December 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    “I have a bed in my studio that is a fantastic place to take cat naps in the middle of my work day”

    I was about to say – “is that a bed in there?”… Darn… I wish I could put a bed in my office at work. Your workstation is so tidy too… mine’s a disaster… cables everywhere, no leg-room :/ Oh well 🙁

    • Melissa
      December 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      great monitors though!

      • December 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        Hehe, when I started at my job now I had at home a 16″ single non-widescreen monitor. We had, at the time 2x non-widescreen monitors and since upgraded to 2×24″ monitors. I had to get dual monitors at home because I found coming back to only one screen absolutely infuriating. I tell you, it’s really nice to put a movie on and serve the net at the same time 😉

        • Melissa
          December 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm

          I bet! Lucky! 🙂 see, this is why it’s perfectly fine to give computer bits in lieu of roses 🙂

  4. Sandy
    December 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I have three monitors in my work area at home. In my sewing studio I have another monitor and in my husband office he has two.

    • Melissa
      December 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

      Lucky! 🙂 hee hee…well, now that my Mac is running along so smoothly and happily (and lightning fast!) I’m thinking it might be time for monitor #2 and some other fun software updates 🙂

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