Where Bloggers Create 2015!

the Long View

the Long View

Hi again to all of you studio voyeurs!  I have to say this is my favorite link party.  A huge thank you to Karen for hosting every year!  My studio takes up essentially the same space as last year but since revision is pretty constant I wanted to share it again.  Disclaimer:  it is never as clean as in these pictures (I know we can all probably say that)!  Above is the view when you are standing in the middle of the room looking in.  The rolling chest in the foreground (see more here) is full of Halloween and Christmas embellishments. The large red/brown chest in the back is also full of various necessary items (stickers, rub-ons, ephemera, paint, string…).  On top of that sits an old apothecary with some lower shelves removed in order to store all my 12×12 papers.  The door at the back leads to a closet stretching the whole width of the room (also full!). Yikes! I may need an intervention…  I spend a lot of time sitting at the computer and my little furry helper sits in that chair.  You can see the edge of my easel sticking out on the left and there are french doors behind it.

the View Out

the View Out

This is the view if you stand in the middle and look back out the door (that hall leads to the laundry room which is convenient for multitasking housework in the event that I ever remember to put a load in the washer).  The table is my paper-crafting workspace.  All the cubbies and drawers seem like chaos but I actually do know where most stuff is, providing I remember I have the item in the first place. 🙂  On the shelves on the right I have all my dies in those six lower baskets and all my craft reference books above and to the left in the shorter set of cubbies.  Glass topped bins of trims and vintage embellishments next to that yellow cabinet which itself holds assorted acrylic paints.

Detail of North Wall

Detail of North Wall

I think Karen mentioned that if she couldn’t see it she would forget she had it.  I agree 1 million percent.  The glass bins above are an attempt to be able to see all the little bits of vintage embellishment but I thwarted myself by continual acquisition!  Oh well, at least I can see some of it.

A closer view behind my chair...

A closer view behind my chair…

Furry Helper

Furry Helper

So that is mostly it for the main studio room.  I have another whole room full of supplies and items for my Etsy shop (and a million drawers).  It really hasn’t changed much since last year.  View it here.  As I looked back to link to last years post I realized that WBC 2014 was my first real post.  One year of blogging under my belt! Thanks for visiting and thanks for comments!  Please continue on to everyone else’s studio and thanks again Karen!




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26 Responses to Where Bloggers Create 2015!

  1. Leanne says:

    Hi — love those glass bins — that’s really cool — and also I’m loving this typewriter font! Congrats on one year of blogging!

  2. deb says:

    gorgeous space!
    love all your vintage pieces.

  3. Loving all these great architectural pieces you have for display and storage. Thank you for sharing!

    Teresa Young

  4. A year goes so fast! Can’t believe it! Your space is looking better than ever. You have some great looking storage. Great to have a peek. We need to catch up!

    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thanks Jacqueline! I agree, I don’t know where the time goes! And I still have all these unfinished projects! Hope you and the new shop are doing well. Coffee soon?

  5. Judith @ Lavender Cottage says:

    Your studio is well organized and I think having cupboards and cubbies is key to this. Lots of great vintage pieces to add to the ambience of your space.
    Happy crafting.

    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thanks for the feedback Judith! Now if I had a little fairy to come in and tidy everything back into those cubbies…. ahhh well… 🙂

  6. Fabulous Studio Heather! I’m loving all the drawers, metal storage and display cases. Thanks so much for the tour! Your newest follower on Etsy. Wish you shipped to Australia. Karen,x

  7. Connie says:

    I love all of your little cubby files. That is something that I have never seen in my treasure shopping . . .I guess I don’t shop in the right places. Your dog is a copy of my Butchy . . .he’s my helper, too 🙂

    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thanks Connie. I’m glad you have a helper like mine. She makes sure I get work done. 😉


  8. Sandy says:

    Locker baskets, vintage drawers, cubbies, typewriter table, and bins….glorious vintage goodness, oh my! Love your studio, thank you for sharing.

    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thanks Sandy! I love this link party because I can show my husband I’m not the only one with this obsession!


  9. I realize I’m late visiting, but I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see your beautiful and creative studio. I was so impressed with your open storage idea, and the way you display your storage. Creative, feminine, AND functional. Even though your room is completely filled with “stuff,” it doesn’t feel crowded or garish. It feels JUST RIGHT. Thanks for sharing your lovely studio. I’m still swooning.

  10. Heather your studio is wonderful! I love your storage pieces. I was pulled in from the first photo! Thank you so much for joining the party again! I will never tire of looking at it year after year, so I hope you will share it again next year!


    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thank you Karen! And thank you for all the effort of hosting this each year. I’ll keep joining as long as you have the party! 🙂


  11. Diana Seal says:

    Hi Heather, what a great space you created for yourself! Love all the great storage and your furry helper is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Your studio looks like a wonderful place to create. I love all the vintage furniture you have used for storage. Also, your furry helper is very cute! Thank you for sharing your studio and for visiting me at Scraps of My Life.

  13. Brenda Huggins says:

    I saw your tags for Tag Tuesday and the items are from a Garter Belt to hold stockings

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