Cottage Violets

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Welcome in,
Just thought I'd start my new blog with pictures of my craft room. This is the place I long to spend my days, away from the Workaday World we live in.

Picture is kind of dark, but it gets better, lol. As you can see I have the same old rotary mat I used during the crafting craze of the 80's. The table is a barter I made for a quilt when I had my antiques shop.

Love Mary Englebreit. I hope it is okay to show these, oops.

This one I used for Wedding Shower party favors. I made a removable tag with my Xyron that said FAVORS to put over the word "LIVES". Wouldn't want to be so terribly rude.

These are the cubbies my husband built from one of those kits at Lowes. I covered the front of clearance sale Christmas boxes from Longs Drugs with Hydrangea borders I bought from the Dollar Tree. My shabby chic cubbies.

My dolls keep me company. Don't yours?

Two little quilts from my quilting days. The one on the right was given to me by a fellow quilter at work, she was an expert. Mine's on the left, I am a novice.

When my dolls get tired, I have old movies going to inspire me. "Here's looking at you, kid." I painted the little girl on the cabinet way back in the 80's. And decoupaged the boxes in the 90's. I am a child of the 50's and 60's, go figure. I lost the 70's: but then who didn't completely skip the disco age, lol.

Oh, before I sign off. What you don't see is the built-in closet my husband put together from California closets at Target. Sliding drawers for all my fabric (almost). Room for my Xyrons and Sizzix machines. A bin for my fiberfill and shelves and shelves of crafting supplies. Because the Crafter with the most wins when she/he dies. I am definitely in the running.

Stephanie at Shabby in Pink. These are the roses she let me write about for her blog contest for Valentines Day. Visit her blog at


Dianne Long said...

Love your blog Theresa! And your crafting room, those covered boxes are brilliant! I'm inspired, always looking for ways to better organize.

I want to see that closet with the fabric storage! I have fabric EVERYWHERE!! Great start into blogland, I'll keep visiting to see how you are doing!
XOXO - Dianne

Anonymous said...

Theresa what a wonderfully organized space! It's so nice to get a glimpse into everyone's lives and business. Welcome to Blogging and more importantly to MMP. You've already become such a big part of the group.

Michele said...

Outstanding! Your blog is great, thank you for sharing your work space. I love those boxes, what a great idea. I'm sure your blog will be filled with great ideas.

Brown Bee Studio said...

Wowzers, I can only HOPE to be that organized! I love your boxes and the cubbies they live in too! Welcome to blogland, and MMP...XOXO

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Theresa !!! You did a great job on your blog ! YOur room is to die for too !
Woohoo !!!!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Theresa! Welcome to blogland! You're going to have so much fun blogging and meeting other bloggers. Great craft room - I could never show mine - it's such a mess!

Anonymous said...

I love all your storage boxes covered in hydrangeas and your dolls. I have raggety Anns and Andys (they are always in love) and teddybears too. Your first blog is just wonderful! I am a fan already.

Unknown said...

Hi Theresa!

I'm so happy you joined the blog world! I love your blog. You remind me of me with all the hat boxes and dolls. I have dolls in my office and also hat boxes too! You are so creative. Can't wait to come back and visit again.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Marie said...

Hi Theresa,
Love your blog. You have some lovely items. And your work room! It is a thing of beauty. Very motivating. I especially love the boxes. Thanks for sharing it.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Oh Theresa! Your blog looks FAntastic and so pretty! I love your workroom, I wish I was that Ahhh and the roses, they are just gorgeous..Thanks so much for sharing! I love Valentines Day, it makes you feel like a princess..You Go Girl!!!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Theresa, I wondered over to your new blog from MMP. Your banner is very pretty and you have a great studio. Mine is not as pretty as yours but I am working on it. I hope you come visit me. ~ Pink Hugs, Lynn

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Theresa~ I wanted to let you know, your prize is on it's way! Be on the lookout.... Have a wonderful evening and Thank You~