Jul 14, 2011


Hi Ladies: I have been so excited about this party. I feel like I have come such a long way, Baby! When I first heard about this party three years ago, I had my crafts in every nook and corner of my home. From closets, to under every bed available, wash room, bathroom, laundry room, you name it, my crafts were everywhere.

My Desert Cottage

The following year, a room became free! My son move into the rear house. Could the room really be mine? Would someone else claim it? Before anyone could say "craft room", I moved in. I didn't do a thing as far as the room color or anything else. The first thing on my mind was to put my things in the room. I tried to work when no one was looking (still afraid someone would "need it".) I lived and created happily in the room for a whole year before, I finally was sure, the room was not going to be used for something more important.

I even join the party last year, happy to claim that ugly, football, green room as mine. That party however, changed my life! I visited all those beautiful craft rooms and fell in love with them. So I made the executive descision, I was going to have not just a craft room, but something beautiful that was so organized I could happily open any drawer or cabinet and share all the goodies that had been hidden for years.

I started by painting the room the palest of pinks! (Any of you that have followed my blog know that I think Pink, needs it's own holiday!) Taking that awful football green off the walls and watching the pink go up, change everything. Now it was time to find beautiful jars to display laces, antique tins for buttons. A pretty garden fence to display my paper. I found glass cabinet knobs for the closets, shelves were created. A large antique table was placed in the room for me to work on. A dream had come true!

In this room I can fill it to the brim and no one calls me a "Hoarder". In this room ladies just say, "I wish I had a room like this." It is constantly evolving, as my knowledge of different crafts change. I am currently into making cards. The tags you see on the table are an invitations to my daughter's baby shower. I only have 40 more to go. I can't wait to see how this year's party will change my life. Enjoy your visit to my secret place of muse. A place where I can be as scattered and free as the art it's self!

I was going to show you in side the closets, but I don't want you to think I am a "Hoarder". I am just a "Serial Collector" on the EDGE!

Have a great time! Party on! Hugs, Martha


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello, Martha!!
What a fantastic room you have here!!
Just love it. I know the way you must have felt when a spare room became available!! I felt the same way!!
You have so many pretty things in this room that reflect your wonderful personality!!
I loved seeing it and will come back for a better look later when i have more time!!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us!! LOVED it!!


Micupoftea said...

What a fun space, Martha! Isn't it wonderful to have your own little spot to create? I spy your cricut. It is such a lovely feeling to be surrounded by things you love. Congrats on the new baby, your tags are charming :)

Char said...

You have the best room Martha. It all came true for you and I am happy you got your space.
Congrats on your baby!! I think your tags are so pretty and showcase one of your many talents. Your princess bear has stolen my heart, love her crown.
Thanks so much Martha for inviting me in to your special place, Char

Unknown said...

I love reading these posts...so much fun. Instead of going to see a therapist I just go into my kitchen a bake something like you ladies with your crafts...GREAT fun and important to continue to create wonderful things.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Martha! I hope to share next year for the first time - presently in the process of a complete re-do in my space!
Miss Kathy

Sherri said...

Martha...You are so lucky. I would give anything to have a room to call my own. Open door, walk in, close door behind me...and fall into my own private world of creation. Enjoy and thanks for sharing. Two Tulips Talking

ladychiara said...

Such a beautiful space Martha! You have so many pretty things, thank you for sharing.I am sure it is easier to be creative when you have your own special space.I long for the time when I can create without having to pack my mess up each time and put everything away until next time.

sweet violets said...

You have created such a beautiful space for yourself......love all your treasures....and spotted a few things I'd like to make mine!!! hugs...cleo

Pretty Things said...

I've always wanted to get my husband to put in a shelf towards the ceiling -- you're so lucky!

I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces!

GwendolynKay said...

Hello Martha,
I love your craft room. I love that you have filled it not just with your crafts but what you love also. Your tags are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

i love
craft room!!!
so happy
for you :D

Claudia said...

Dear Martha, your room is beautiful! I'm so glad you painted it and made it yours. (More space for all your precious treasures.) I'm so happy for you!


Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Martha dear,
Your space is just beautiful as ever! You have a bounty of treasures; I love it!
I want to come to your place and play.
Thank you for all that you share.
Warm hugs to you.

very merry vintage style said...

What a beautiful space you have! Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Holly Loves Art said...

What a wonderful space and fantastic collection you have here! We have a lot of similar goodies! Thanks so much for sharing.

Melissa said...

Thanks for visiting me! I'm following you, too!

Rebecca Nelson said...

I knew it would be like this...fab! Thank you for sharing with us Miss M! LOVED MY TOUR!

Now...you must write me soon and let me know how you B...OK?

Love you~Rebecca

Unknown said...

Martha your workspace is wonderful and inviting. I bet you enjoy yourself there! Happy creating and thanks for inviting us in for a look see! *smiles* Norma

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Martha, interesting story glad you got your darling studio that I love. My room is also a very pale pink. You have lots of pretties everywhere. Isn't it fun when we finally get our very own studio?

Karen Valentine said...

Martha this post almost brought tears to my eyes!
You have no idea how happy I am that you claimed that room for your own and made it something wonderful, beautiful and special to you!! I love that you found your inspiration from these amazing women who came together for Where Bloggers Create. Thank you for sharing it again with all of us. I know that you are inspiring many yourself!!

Unknown said...

Hi Martha!
I am so happy that younwere able to keep your amazing room! What a fun creative space you have!
Be blessed, Lorena

Unknown said...

Hi Martha, Your room is wonderful and I love that you are living your dream! I'm still working on mine but I will get there. You are one amazing women with your room, collections and now your own store! I'm so happy for you, I hope you get by to see my work in progress, it is on my Heartful Creations blog. Hugs to you and much success! Marilou :)

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I love how you didn't hesitate to lay claim on the football green room for your craft room - GO GIRL! You have truly made it your own! Love the photos too.

kluless said...

Your blog header cracked me up - a serial collector! Loved seeing all your pretties. Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing, what a wonderful room and lots of wonderful stuff to create with!!! Hopefully you will get to stop by my craft cottage!!!

Terri said...

You sure do have some very special treasures in your creative space. What a nice job you did on the It's a girl tags..like how you went with an aged look...Thanks so much for the lovely tour of where you create. I enjoyed myself!

Valery Klassen said...

Thanks for the tour of your beautiful creative space. Those invitations for your daughter's shower are simply gorgeous!

Breana said...

Great space! I love pink too. Thanks for sharing


Rita Barakat said...

What a wonderful space full of so many treasures to look at! I love your shabby chic look! TFS!

Victoria said...

Yay Martha!! Such a wonderful tour..beautiful space...I have so enjoyed visiting here..such a feeling of charm, ..very poetic and romantic treasures and surroundings..you have such a beautiful space full of treasures! Love the teddy with the tiara..that made me smile..love all your glass jars/canisters..everything is gorgeous!I also LOVE the wall of old photos/frames..wow...I love all your stuff! Shine on...

Unknown said...

Great space, great stuff.
Hoarders, what is that ;)

marie said...

How wonderful that you have your very own space now...and it looks like a great one. I think we share a love a vintage goodness all around. You have so much inspiration everywhere.
Enjoy your craft room and thanks for sharing it!

Unknown said...

How wonderful that you have your own pretty pink space! It's filled with loveliness and as charming as your teacups!

Lynnae said...

Those baby shower invites are adorable. My sisters and I have tag swaps often and I love the look of a pretty vintage looking tag.

Renee said...

I love your room. Very well organized. And another room I would love to visit.

Something Special said...

You have some great storage ideas and I have loved the tour. I am happy for you that you have a room all your own for your crafts. Come say hi and check out my craft studio. I am your newest follower. The tags you made are so pretty!

Jo said...

What a beautiful space. Who would have ever guessed that the room was green. You have done such a wonderful job putting everything together. You are so well organized. I love all the pink roses.

I'm your newest follower and that way I won't miss out on any of your post. Come over for a visit sometime.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.