My Creative Space.

Our house is pretty old, and with that comes many interesting repairs. In fact the list almost seems unending.

But I really do appreciate my house for one big reason: SPACE.

We have lots of space, and there are only three of us. Daniel has the privilege of having his recording studio in the once garage turned den.

I get to have my craft room which is an open area (that was once a bedroom) next to the dining room and kitchen. That still leaves a living room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

I am so glad I get to have my own space to create and kind of get away from the rest of the house and it’s constant demands. Here’s my trouble though (which you will see in the following pictures)…. I am having a hard time with organization. The space isn’t huge and I’m just not sure how to utilize it to it’s full potential.

work deskThis is my work table, where all the creativity happens. As you can see, I’m not the cleanest gal on the block which tends to really overwhelm me and makes my space feel repulsive. All of those boxes underneath the table are full of different fabrics, yarn, scraps, tools, etc. I hate them.

peacock scarfThis is the best thing about my space: a vintage peacock scarf. It hangs above my work table and is a nice visual that keeps me focused. Once I learn how to make clothes, I want to turn this into a shirt.

picture and clutchesThat painting is very special to me. It was painted by my Great Grandma specifically for me when I was a little girl. I also am a big fan and collector of clutches, so I decided to have some displayed.

deskThis is my disaster of a desk where bills try and get paid and mail is lost forever. I really need to figure out a system of order for this thing. But the desk itself is awesome. My friend Genie gave it to me after we moved out of our apartment back in ’08. It comes with a hutch which I removed for more wall space.

wall artHere’s some wall decor (or lack of) that I have up on the wall across from my work table. The pink and yellow thing is my 2012 Goals. The painting on the left I made as an encouragement and a reminder of why I love to sing, cause sadly I forget sometimes.

creation holderThis jewelry box was Daniel’s Great Aunt Loise’s. I don’t have a third of the jewelry it would take to fully use this thing, so I decided to use it to store all of my finished hair pieces and accessories. As you can see I have run out of room.

So there you go. That’s my creative space. I am really looking for suggestions here on organization, so please feel free to chime in. Do you have a space in your home that you create in? What do you love about it? What would you change?