Saturday, December 20, 2008

PICTURES........MY SHOP.. I HAVE PROMISED

I have promised a picture of my shop for a long time and I have put it off until my shop was nice and tidy, but girls, my shop will never be nice and tidy......... soooooooooo I cleaned it up today after finishing most of my job and quickly took some pictures before it gets busy again.......... soooo without further ado............... My shop........... So when you hear me say that I am busy in my shop this is where I am working...............


First I want to post this picture of my Jingle for the Cure hosted by Deena over at Can I be Pretty in Pink.. I received this today from my swap partner Sandy and I put it on my Christmas tree in my shop...... Isn't it pretty..................
Now for a picture of my book swap from Stacy she sent me this craft book and it is filled with good stuff that I am anxious to make............. I will put some stuff on my Etsy shop after Christmas...... it was a wonderful swap............... NOW.......... My shop.......
This picture is the back of the shop where I have my stash of material and my ironing board and hangers full of sweat shirts and Tee shirts......... I have one more job laying on the ironing board, it is three heavy long sleeve shirts with a Carhart jacket to embroidery tomorrow afternoon. You see my back door in the far right of the picture and that goes outside to my pool !!!!!!!!!! YEAH.. but it is covered right now (sad face) but summer is coming.

This is just a little table that sits right outside my kitchen door where I like to display items that I make...... You will see a better picture of it in a minute....
This is a picture from the back door looking toward the front of my shop.. You see my shop front door in the background. My embroidery machine is to the right of the picture and my counter that has all my little plastic drawers where I keep all my stuff......... My sweet hubby built that counter for me two years ago and it is wonderful .............My sewing machine is sitting in the foreground on a small table, when I need it I just move it up to the desk table where there is a lot of room to sew........
This picture is taken behind my desk looking out the windows..........There are three front windows but I have the shades drawn except for the one in front of the tree........... The shop faces west so I have a beautiful view out the front of my house. And it is a wonderful place for some summer plants.......... If you look right in the counter you will see my printer on a shelf, and my PC is sitting right to the left .... The printer will slide out when I need to use it..... It is a scanner, printer, copier.......... It works real well for scanning designs for my customers........
This is looking from the door just inside the shop looking toward my kitchen door. This was once a garage so the door going into the house is not a very pretty door so this summer we will be replacing it with a door just like the back door in a few pictures up......... Sweet...............
My machine sits under a North window and right across the yard is the little house where Mom and Dad live....... I can work at my counter and see their front door.. That makes it nice for me and for them.............

Here is my stash girls...... Material, material,material. There are wooden crates between the shelves and I have material on cardboard sitting up in the box... Better picture is below. Little plastic drawers hold stuff! I is pretty organized but it could use some help........ My DH is going to put another brace under the bottom shelf, you can see how it is drooping just a bit.......




These are my cutter quilts. I have several craft ideas for these......... I have people all the time wanting them........... Nope......... I have collected them for a long time and I have several more tucked away in a closet....... I sure hope I can get my butt in gear and make some things !


What you see here is my patterns that I have been buying for about 3 years now.. waiting for the day that I can start making dolls and prim things........ There is some wonderful patterns there!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you look close there is a wooden box sitting there with patterns and material inside. I just take cardboard and cut it into strips and wrap the material around it and stand them up. It is in disarray right now but I have been busy! ahahhahah That sounds like a good excuse !
See at that material, I save all the little strips. Those dolls do not take much material sometimes and any little scrap can turn into a bow or something !



Peg board with my embroidery thread and hoops and hat attachments....... Wall heater for heating.... The entire house is total electric so we just put a propane tank outside and hooked up this little heater...... It does a good job...........We are moving the peg board while he is off over the Christmas holiday........ It is going on the North wall at the end of my counter......... That will put it right by my machine and I will not be walking back and forth for thread and hoops............ Ain't he sweet!
See that back door, that is the same door that I am going to replace the old brown door going into my house........... What do you think? I think it will look great! I will be able to see in the shop without going out there and see into the house from the shop............ do you think it will look ok? I hope to do that this summer.
You can see the printer better in this picture....... It is kind of tidy don't you think, and those heavy black mats are wonderful under my feet.............

A view from my chair............. I am so blessed......................


Right inside the front door......... You can have a seat and we can visit.............


Just coming out of the kitchen, look at that TV in the corner....... We are changing to cable TV this next week and I will have a big TV during the day........ I hate to say it but I am a TV freak but I am doing better......... but when NCIS comes on I have to watch! I have to!!!!!!!!!

I am a basket freak and have them everywhere.......... I collect wicker picnic baskets..... you can see them peaking out from under that little table and in front of my counter is several stacked up with a plant sitting on them ..... they all have something in them, but I am always forgetting what ! hahahahha Picture below is of the ones in front of the counter............. Sweet !!!!!!!!



This huge baskets sits in front of my desk and is full of doll bodies...... I found a girl on Ebay that was going out of the doll business and going into quilting........... She gave me a good deal on these.... There are 55 doll bodies and she threw in some dresses and pantaloons............Sweet.. Then the picnic baskets with my old watering can with my spider plant.. My shop also functions as a green house for my summer plants......... They love the west window and all the sunshine and not the cold! Most of them do real well.................




And my unfinished project.......She is waiting for a face and hair and some trim on her dress.......... She is a Christmas present for a special person in my life.. Cannot tell you right now as she reads my blog.......... I will tell after Christmas and maybe have a picture of her and her doll........!!!!!! Betty Boop just sits and watched all the goings on in my shop.. She is the keeper of old buttons.....


I had a terrible time taking pictures of the tree in the dinning room. The light flash and it is almost impossible to snap a picture at the time they are all lite! Soooooooooooo never mind.

This is the dinning room as you come in from my shop. If you will look at the ceiling just past the tree you will see what appears to be a patch in the ceiling...... You are right.....There was a wall there just before Thanksgiving, and down it came ! I love the huge room now and you can see my front door in the background. We have a lot to do but for now it is functional. We are going to lay a new wood floor and paint the kitchen cabinets. But that is for this summer or next summer. It works for now.



Table at the far end of the dinning room.......... It really looks good at night when all the lights are off except for the tree.............. I love Christmas.........

You cannot tell much about the picture above the table but it is just a pair of hands reaching down and the caption is "Come Unto Me" .......... Oh how HE bids us to come.............



My tree.. It really is pretty but some how this picture does not do it justice!


Well that is all, thanks for staying with me on this picture tour........ I will post a Christmas story tomorrow and it will stay until the week after Christmas..... Wishing you all a Christmas filled with love and laughter and mostly Jesus.......... Please invite HIM to sit and stay a while this Christmas day, HE does love a good meal and friends and laughter!


16 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

I loved the tour and just sitting in the chair and chatting. I think your shop is very neat. Looks like it is well organized. I think the new door will look great.
Mama Bear

MelanieJoy said...

I so enjoyed the tour! What a great thing to have a place you can put your talents to "work". It is so cute and inviting. I think the door will look really nice. I also love the colors on your wall. We almost had the chance to sit in those comfy chairs and talk...I do enjoy our talks no matter how they come...Much love to you!

Denise said...

Thanks for the tour, very lovely.

Deb said...

Oh Denise, how spectacular!! I am sooo happy for you, yes you are BLESSED. Someday I would love to sit in the chair and talk about our lives and our Lord:) Thank you for your prayers, love you:)

SweetAnnee said...

Let me first say...I would LOVE to have my shop so organized !!! OMG ..you rock

and I LOVE that ornie
I have a pic of it
and I am going to post
it for Christmas

hugs!!! Deena

Chris said...

Denise,
How fun to see your studio!!! I love all the material and doll's bodies and shelves and such. It just GLOWS with your love. And your hubby's love too, as you pointed out his work to make it better.

You gave me an afternoon smile.
Bless you sweet friend!
Love~~~

Annette said...

Thank you for allowing me to come and visit...your shop is my kind of place, and I love the picture of the little child with Jesus, reminds me to be child like...I get all teary eyed when I see things like that...conviction...(maybe) again, Thank you for allowing me to stop by and visit.
Hugs
Annette

Tracy said...

Oh thank you so much for sharing these pictures with all of us! It is wonderful to see where you make all those wonderful things! You have an awesome talent, and i am so glad you have such a beautiful place where you can use it. Hugs Denise. I hope you have a very blessed week, and Christmas day! Thank you so much for the card you sent me. You touched my heart.

Big time hugs and blessings sent your way.

JC said...

Denise, Thank you for a grand tour. I can picture you being hard at work creating things of beauty. Hope you and yours a Blessed, Joyful and Peaceful Christmas. I've moved the bookmark to my ref. so I can show it to my siblings and friends during Christmas. Friends are coming for dinner Monday night and siblings coming over Saturday after Christmas. JC

valerie said...

I really enjoyed the tour. You have a lovely shop and a lovely home. Thanks for taking the time to share the pictures with us!

Sharon Brumfield said...

First!...thank you so much for the card and the goodie...it was a sweet surprise. Julia has her eye on it so if it comes up missing I know where to look. :)

I loved the tour.....what an awesome shop! I know you love having a man who can take care of all the things that have been done in your shop. I can't wait till you get your stuff up and going...it will be fun to be able to purchase some sweet little ones for my girlfriends.
One little question...did I see a plant resting on a piece of workout equipment? ;)
Love ya girl...have a great Christmas!

Mary said...

Denise,

What a wonderful tour. That back door in your shop is identical to the door that goes onto our porch from the kitchen. They are very nice doors. I think one like it will look great between your shop and the kitchen.

I can't believe how organized you are and your home is beautiful. We have more work to do on ours in the coming year. This time it is going to be in our part of the house.

Enjoyed the tours. Love your little shop.

Blessings and hugs,
Mary

Linda said...

Denise, your shop is wonderful! A perfect place to create and be inspired. I loved my visit and seeing all your lovely pretties especially your gorgeous tree. Christmas hug, Linda

Linda said...

Denise, your shop is wonderful! A perfect place to create and be inspired. I loved my visit and seeing all your lovely pretties especially your gorgeous tree. Christmas hug, Linda

kansasrose said...

Oh sweet Denise I just love your home and shop! Ya know it's perfect hon!!! It is as I imagined it would be. Everything is orderly and what a serence and beautiful home and work space you have fashioned and worked for. I love it hon. It's warm, cozy and YOU! The colors are soothing. I love the flooring...and your celebration of the Lord! Your tree is gorgeous!!!! Oh woman if I could only be as neat and organized. Someday...I'm still workin' on that. I have hope.lol.

Merry Christmas my friend. May you and your husband and family share in the Lord's Blessings and Grace!

His Peace be with you always, sister.

Love, Jenny

Lea said...

I loved visiting your shop Denise! It's absolutely wonderful; as are YOU! I'm excited for you to get a new door and .... you are a MATERIAL GIRL! lol Loved seeing your stash and your cutter quilts etc. One of my favorite things is your table that the picnic baskets are under. It's so cute. Also the wooden bobbin candle holders. Cute dollie you are making and the best part to me is that you can look out the window and see Mom and Pops house. I got a lump when you said that because thats exactly how it was with my Mom. I could see her "back" door from my house.
I so enjoyed the tour.... everything is beautiful and yes my friend you are very very blessed!
Holykisses xoxo
Lea