Thursday, April 12, 2007




I was challenged by Amber at Blurrzone to show you all my craftspace. Well, here you go--in all it's organized chaos! LOL I have a wonderful craft space. For years I did all my crafting and sewing on the dining room table--which is where we eat! So every time I'd start something, I would have to allow time to clean everything up before meal time--SUCH A PAIN! Plus, the kids were small and I had to put everything away, I mean AWAY! so they couldn't get into it. I swear I would actually talk myself out of crafting some days just because I wouldn't want to hassle with it all. My sweety pie finally decided to save me, yeah!! He told me he was going to make me a small space in the basement for my very own. Sigh, my hero! Now I want you all to understand something here, this was no small undertaking. We live in a house that was built in 1901--and the basement is nothing but a basement. It has a furnace, oil tank, hot water heater, concrete floor, huge bluestones (big, uncut rocks!) for the walls, and pipes and big rafters overhead that were full of peeling paint. He went down there and ended up turning half of our big basement into my craftroom---HALF! It's huge! He scraped all the peeling paint off of those old rafters, primed and painted all those big bluestone rocks, he put up a wall and added lots of electrical outlets so I can plug in all my stuff. Put in a bunch of shelving...it goes on and on. He even put a stereo in there with speakers in the corners so I can work with good surround sound music! I even have my little TV/VCR so I can watch my favorite shows while I work. All together, he spent almost 2 full months making that room for me--and I still appreciate it so much. It is a big cluttered, colorful, warm room and I love it!

11 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh Karen - thank you for sharing your creative space with us! I just want to poke my head in there and spend and hour or two looking at all of your supplies and projects : )

And what a sweetheart you have for a husband to do that for you. I can't imagine having to work on the dinner table with little ones around. It's a wonder you got any crafting done at all!

Thanks again for sharing!

Your Etsy Sis, Jenn : )

Pinky said...

Your space looks wonderful!! I don't think it's cluttered, it looks very organized!! And you're honey is SOOOOOOO sweet! Wow, you got lucky there, a hottie and he's handy! ;P

Hope you are well!!

Leslie said...

I love pics of people's art spaces. Yours isn't cluttered! omg... you should see mine. maybe after I dig out from the cats tipping over a box onto the table.

BLuRr said...

I love that story! It all looks magnificent and you have so many supplies! No wonder your art turns out so nicely! You are also artistic with your organization I see! :)

Now I can picture you in your space when I'm thinking of you...how cool! Thanks Karen, that was great!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

C'mon over Jenn---you can poke around all you want! Oh, we would have such a good time, LOL!!
Smiles, Karen

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Thanks Pinky--I'm gonna have to agree with you--he is quite a catch!!! (I'm still not quite sure how I managed that one, LOL ;-P)

Thanks Leslie--funny you should say that--my little furry friend, Daisy, just knocked over a whole stack of things this morning!! It's a good thing she is so cute... LOL!

Thanks Amber! This was fun to share my room with you! Smiles!

Jenni-Raie said...

do you actually use all those supplies?!

amyelisedesigns said...

Oh I love your space! What a great husband!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Jenni-raie--I have high hopes of using all those supplies!! LOL
Never give up hope! Smiles.

Thanks amyelise!! :-D

suchprettycolors said...

wow, what a great space...so many tiny drawers of goodies in there! i want to come peek in them. kudos to your husband for making you "a room of one's own".

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Thanks suchprettycolors! You can come over any time! :-D There is definitely lots to see.
Smiles, Karen

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