Saturday, January 29, 2011

My Studio

For my birthday, I got two embellishment centers for my favorite room of my house, My Studio. And while having fun filling them I got motivated to clean up a bit and finally took some photos to share my space with everyone.

Enjoy my tour around my really small space!
My new embellishement centers. Got most of my ribbons on it, but still have some on the shelf.
This is my desk space, where I do most my stamping and scrabooking. My husband built the desk for me. This is a book shelf that we found that completed the wall where the desk was, so I could store lots more of my scrapbooking and stamping supplies.
My quilting space. I have a old table against the window, so I can take advantage of the natural lighting and view of my back yard pool area.
Just to the left of my sewing table is some cabinets I found at Ikea that has lots of drawers for some of my sewing supplies. I have an ironing pad on top of them, where I am able to do all my pressing for piecing and applique work.
Next is my closet, and as you can see I really need a bigger closet. I have lots of fabric and it keeps getting harder and harder to keep it organized when there is just not enough room.
The other half of my closet, holds a mix of quilting, scrapbook and stamping supplies. The little baskets in the center, are scraps of fabric cut into various size strips (1in, 11/2 in, 2 in, 21/2 in) for future scrappy quilts.

I always love to see how everyone organizes their space. So I hope you enjoyed visiting my room.
A girl is never done getting her space just right, so I am sure that things will change once I get another bug to organize again.

Come back again,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Attempt to become better photographer

Thanks to Becky over at Farmgirl Paints for sharing some of her photography tips that she has learned in her Photography class I have been inspired to practice them with my camera. I have taken classes before, but seem to forget lots of the tips learned.

For Christmas, I got a little pocket camera to go along with me everyday so I can capture every moment. I seem to always miss the day to day moments because I couldn't carry around my Nikkon D60 and all it's lenses.

Well, said but true, I have barely taken my little pocket camera out of my purse to snap a photo. Now it could be that I have been so darn busy to stop and smell the rose and look for the beauty around me.

So I pledge that tomorrow, I will move alittle slower and look for a moment in my day to capture! January is almost over and I wanted to do the a picture a day for 365 days and I already failed. I really don't want 2011 to disappear like 2010!

Becky's tip this week was on Thirds and I love this tip and use it often. Here is one of my favorite shots of my puppy after he just woke up on a Saturday morning having breakfast. I need to learn a lesson from him. Stopped to enjoy the view! Wonder what he was thinking?

Say Cheeze,

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

I have been down and out since Christmas and finally feeling like my old self again. The Christmas decorations are gone, the cold is just about gone and I am trying to figure out what I want to get myself into this year.

Planning mode needs to begin. I usually have it all figured out, but that cold set me back a few days.

Stay Tuned because I am looking forward to a Great Year!