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Johannesburg, South Africa
I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Friday, July 12, 2013

Where bloggers Create

So as you know from my previous post below i am joining in the party for Where bloggers Create  if you go to the link, you will be totally blown away by all the spaces that my fellow bloggers have.  While this post goes live we, that is my family and i are enjoying the sunshine and waves of the Indian ocean on the Natal South Coast where my folks live, so pls feel free to leave a comment, i shall be visitin all of you when i get back.  For now here is a photo HEAVY blog post of what how my space looks.  There have been a few changes since the last time i posted pics of my space as if you scroll down you will see the changes i have made in the last couple of weeks or so.
 these are the paper stands on your left as you come in the main door to my craft room/studio
 in the centre of the room i have a table that i made from pallers and then put a huge plastic sheet over
 as you can see my punches are now on some old cot/crib rails that i salvaged from the side of the road, they we still smoldering when i rescued them, lol.  My kids in the back of the car were like "ah no ma, you aint gonna put those in the car, are you?"  damn right i did.  See how well they work for my punches.
 that there is my home made light box for taking pics of my cards for my blog, when i get back into the swing of thins.
 On top of my light box is my cricut, under a striped dust cover,
 My cutting station with my Ebosser under a gingham dust cover, my trusty cuttlebug and guillotine
 My home made swivel stand for all my dies, it opens up with more space inside, check the post below for more pics here, you will have to scroll down to see the inside of this stand
 And sadly my big shot without a dustcover and very neglected
 the little corner of the room that i use for coloring and stamping, lately though i find i use the centre table for a lot of creating as scrapbooking requires a lot more space than this, lol

 My Martha Stewart punches on another crib rail

 rhinestones and flat backed pearls in all the bottles on this stand
 the tower with all these plastic boxes keeps a variety of things, but at least i can see whats in the boxes at a glance
 these are some more rescued items, they were spice racks that now house my buttons, glittah and those nobs that you see poking their heads out have cut and dry foam on them for my distress inks, have enough to fill that stand just need to pop them in

 this stand at the end of my table has eyelets and brads in the bottles and those flat plastic boxes, each of the compartments open individually for easy access to the color brad or eyelet required

 Another view of those shelves that dominate my room, housing all my flowers in the jars, and then some garlands in teh glass jars.
Well i do hope you enjoy have a look around


  1. I have to say your room is outstanding :)
    I love your crib rails, what a creative idea :)

  2. Crib rails still smoking when you picked them up on the side of the road.....just too funny! And I can see the look of concern on the children's faces. What an image! Great studio - I bet you are over the top productive!!!! How could you not be?! And with a supportive husband too?!?! Life is good!! Thanks so much for sharing your studio with us!

    "her" and Romeo

  3. Well, no wonder you produce such marvelous creations!! Your room is fabulous!!! Loads of product and a great space!!! Thanks for letting us take a peek!!!

  4. Paola, your craft room is so neat and clean it looks like a store! I love all the colorful items you have displayed. Looks like you have a lot of fun in there... :-)

  5. What a wonderful space to work in!! Love all your goodies!!!
    Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Crafting

  6. What a fantastic space you have, Paola! I love all the room you have and all the pieces you have for storage. It is organized so nicely, too. It must be a real pleasure to create in this room!

  7. What a well-organized and super space you have. Thanks for letting us visit! Sue

  8. What a well laid out studio space. Everything can be seen in an instant!
    I'm sure you would never lose anything in there as there looks to be a place for absolutely every item. Your storage is simply amazing!
    Thank you for sharing you wonderful creative space with us all!

  9. I have to say that I haven't had a chance to check out your blog in a while and I'm in awe of your studio. Well laid out and very organized, it's inspirational :-)

  10. You sure some unique pieces for storage, very clever and I think your kids feel the same as mine does when we're out driving... We have found some amazing things along the roads we have taken, including a totally working and best shape ever vintage typewriter and in teal of all things (even my son smiles over that find).

    Great storage and well organized space.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a great trip!!!

  11. So great to be back once again to drool over your studio.

    Actually, I dare say it's more like a Scrapbook Store than a home! Incredible amount of supplies so neatly organized... a dream craftroom for sure!

    Hope you had a lovely holiday Paola!

  12. Wow, this looks more like a store. I love your use of black and white.


  13. Oh my goodness Paola, what a heavenly workspace you have! I agree with the comment above! It looks like a wonderful little shop!! How awesome it must be to have so many supplies at your fingertips! Thankyou so much for participating WBC this year!!!

  14. WOW I agree with the other ladies, but your wonderful craftroom is more organized than some craft STORES I've been in. What a wonderful place to work in & now I can see how you can't help but create the most beautiful of cards ... It's an amazing place to craft & thank you so much for sharing it.
    Hugs, Janie


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