Thursday, May 13, 2010

A beautiful mess!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I am so tired of wrestling with my sewing room/craft room/artist studio!  I just can't keep it neat and organized no matter what!  It looks like this all the time.  The ironing board is always up and the top of it stays full. 
Fabric is always on the floor, strings of thread all over the floor.
Kitties getting into everything.  See these two culprits...

No matter how hard I try I still have a mess....but it is a lovely mess.

I'm hoping I can get my sewing room together for Karen's Where Bloggers Create II
Karen has a lovely blog called "My Desert Cottage."
If you don't know her, go over for a visit
and while you are there check out this event that will take place in June.
Ooh, that's only a little over a month away, I had better
get organized.  Help!!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's great you have a whole room to create in, Sissie! I just have a small portion of my garage, but it works for me {for now}. I've been fixing up my little area, too, for Karen's linky party in June. You're right though ~ fabric and ruffles make for a pretty mess!

Annesphamily said...

You give the best advice! Anything you tell me to do turns out so lovely so I will see your friend here soon!

You always have the best stuff over here! I just feel happy when I stop by!

Hugs Anne

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well, I don't think any creative space is every neat and tidy! It may be for one fleeting moment . . . .


Lori said...

my kitties always try to run off with my supplies when i am's a challenge...

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh Sissie, can I ever relate! But yours is a beautiful mess indeed. Lovely laces and ribbons. What you gonna do with it? Do tell!

Aisyah Helga said...

You have a very lovely craft's room! I love the color scheme and the bed looks so comfy to craft on. Wish I had one as lovely as yours...Cute cats,too!

Nancy said...

That's not a's art in progress! I checked out Karen's blog...another talented blogger!


Polly said...

Doesn't look messy to me! My craft room is more like a junk room!

I want to take a nap on that bed! Looks so comfy!!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Dang Sissie. This is about the prettiest studio I've seen. Not to mention neat! Very, very pretty.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I knew your studio/craft room would be pretty. You surround yourself in pretty and that is a lovely way to be. You will do fine in Karen's party. I really enjoyed seeing every ones little places last year!

Love your new header btw.


Dianne said...

I wish my messes looked like that--smile!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Oh Sissie! That is not a mess at all! I see a lovely vignette of pretty things :-) Even when you think you are messy you are still creative!!
Now my room on the other hand is a whole nuther story and is not for public viewing :-)
I have a dear friend who is a neatnic and sent her a couple photos that I knew would shock her and she said she almost fainted HA!!! But its my creative clutter and I've decided not to fight it anymore :-)
And what a pretty selection of vintage laces with the ruffles!! Love it!!
Thank you for sharing your mess - hehe

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sissie:
If only my studio were your "chaotic" style! Your space is positively dreamy. I'm still trying to wrangle the mess here at Brynwood. To think, I only have until June 19th to make it worthy of presentation! Guess I'd better get hustling.

Linda said...

Sissie it's beautiful and I love your 'helpers'!


Hello Sissie, So funny, help is on the way! Your room is beautiful and you have to have one place where you are allowed to create, so it gets a little messy, that ok! Listen to me...I have a room with the same problem, I clean it and I turn around and the mess is right back. I give up! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "My "TWEET" Tablescape Thursday", it was so much fun designing this table. I'm really into birds this year and I love the yellow and blue in this tablescape.

Riet said...

Hi Sissie. That is not messy at all. I love what I see, a lovely room with things you are working with. If you want to keep it tidy you can't work.
Have a great day!

Paula said...

What a pretty studio Sissie! Everytime I clean up my little space I get the urge to get busy making another mess! It's this little circle of life I've just learned to live with:)
Have a wonderful day creating!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I don't see any messes at all! I just see beautiful things lying about. :) My plan is to make one wall in our tv room my creative space but haven't found a desk just yet. It will be so fun to see everyone's creative space when Karen's party starts. Have a fabulous Friday! Tammy

trash talk said...

Girl, if you call that a mess, please don't look in my office. I guess mine is a natural disaster in that I am just naturally messy!
Yours looks gorgeous!

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful, yes ~ Mess, no! Hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello....I just came upon your blog and I love it! So pretty! I have become a follower and will be back to visit!~Patti

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Well Sweets, I really like your mess MUCH better than I like my mess. I wish my mess would look like that :)))

Now you know I'm late in wishing you a Happy Birthday and that's okay because I really had good intentions...

1. I wanted to wait a day or two so that I could be nosey and read every one else's comments ;)

2. I didn't want you to be on the computer checking all the comments since you should be out celebrating.

3. I didn't want to disturb you as you opened all of your presents. Which, where are they by the way??? I'm so nosey, I want to see!!!! ;)

4. I couldn't come and visit because I would have eaten all of your Birthday cake. Yep...I sure would have. and the ice cream too.

5. And...lastly, I was feeling a little "under the weather" and I would have felt soooo bad if you would have caught the sniffles and been sick on your big day! ;)

So Happy Birthday dear Sissie!!!!! I hope you had a WONDERFUL DAY!!!

Sending Birthday hugs and kisses your way!

ps...I'm feeling better now. Is there any cake left???

Marydon Ford said...

Where's the CAKE?

Lordy! If ever my 'studio' (chuckle, to say the least) ever EVER looked like yours in beauty .. I'd faint! Beautiful, feminine ...

I'm emailing you.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon Ford said...

Guess I'm not ... thought I had your email ... write me ~

Thanks. Marydon

Debby said...

Your creative space is not messy, it is beautiful. Love your sweet friends that play with you in there.

Karen said...

Miss Sissie.
I just need to take a moment and tell you how I think you are just adorable. You are frilly and feminine and fun. I wish you lived next door, but I think my husband would go stark raving mad because I'd buy everything you put in your shop. LOL.
Studios are just messy. Most of the time. I only clean mine up when I've finished one project and begin a new one. SO . . . it's messy pretty much always. OH WELL! I love it, and I don't think I could function in there if it were pristine. It is a work in progress!
You have so much energy - could you plz package some up and send it to me. I have so many projects that need to be finished . . . and not enough hours in the day to get them done.
Love the cats . . . something about listening to purring when you are working . . I miss it
Have a wonderful, sweet weekend my friend! You are just too fun.
Hugs! Karen

Kathysue said...

sissie,it doesn't look like a mess to me it is full of loveliness and eye candy. You can't be creative if it is all put away, remember what I always say, "Enjoy the Process" and your process is Oh so Pretty!! Kathysue

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh Sissie ~ it is indeed beautiful but by no means a mess!!! Creativity should just ooze throughout our cottage doll houses!!
Have you ever considered owning a bed and breakfast?! You'd be fabulous my friend!!!
xo, Rosemary

Helen said...

OK Miss Sissie! We should all be so lucky to have a 'mess' as bad as yours! Enjoy your weekend.

MosaicMagpie said...

I know what you mean about not much time until we have to show the world our work rooms. I thought that's what an ironing board was for, tp hold all my projects in waiting.

Paula said...

Dear Sissie,
Your room is gorgeous, and not a mess at all! Everything is so lovely! Your kitties are so sweet! I love the laces and ruffles on your ironing table! A beautiful mess indeed! Lovely photos as always! Have a beautiful weekend! Love, Paula said...

You better get that ironing board & stuff picked up so my room is nice & cozy for me when I come to visit. You can leave that lace out tho, what a nice little welcome gift that would be! LOL I was just looking at your new banner, do you realize that 2 of the pillows on the top left are mine now! woohoo, my pillows are famous! Lisa

Rita said...

Oh Sissie,
and do you call that mess??????????
Looks so neat to me and what's more you have a craft room where to create. My apartment is so tiny whatever I do is to be done in my multi-purpose kitchen and my kitchen table is always a real MESS.
so glad I stopped by today.
have a fab weekend

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


It seems to me that i always have boxes and tubs of things on the floor in mine.

They seem to multiply when I am not looking!!

Thanks for the heads up on the upcoming Craft/Sewing Room party!!

And I think yours is just lovely!!


Angie said...

I think I may just crawl up and take a nap on that looks so soft. And all of those trims practically have me drooling...yum! I think if your craft space is too neat, you aren't spending enough time crafting! Sometimes my mess actually inspires me to make something just by seeing how things fall or lay together in a pile. Hey...that's my excuse and I am sticking to it! Have a good weekend!

Hugs ~ Angie

Dorthe said...

Sissie, dear
Your artroom looks like heawen, considered mine!!! it is so beautifull, and not at all loaded with stuff everywhere like mine is...I`m too in Karen`s wonderfull "party"and don`t know what all of you will think of my messy room.Yours are lovely, sweet.
Hugs, Dorthe

Rustique Gal said...

Sissy, your mess is lovely! I don't think mine would be considered so. I'm trying to imagine it in Karen's show & tell, and I have a lot of work to do too! I'll see you there!

Kim said...

A lovely mess indeed! It looks like a picture out of BH & G! Silly girl. I'm very jealous of your mess! Ha!

stefanie said...

I am sooooooo sleepy, and that bed looks sooooo good!!!! and believe!!!! me you haven't seen a mess untill you have seen mine!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Sissie!

Your creative space is just wonderful! You are so lucky to have a room just for you.

I think it's a beautiful mess!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm looking at my space right now and fear and trembling is setting in! I have a lot to do before it's presentable. Talk about a mess... I need to start now to be ready by June!
Happy Birthday, Missy Sissie,
love ya,

Shellbelle said...

Well, I missed your birthday, but I didn't miss your birthweek, so Happy Birthweek Sweet Sissie, I know you're still celebrating. Break out another cake and enjoy!

I only wish the clutter and chaos in my studio looked as pretty as yours. I only wish I could look around and see ribbon, lace and pretty fabric. It's even worse here at my new home, I've taken all the boxes that haven't been unpacked and shoved them in here. Feel like I'm working in a storage unit, lol.

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup