Monday, January 7, 2013

~*Studio ~ Away From Studio*~

Hello My Dear Friends!  I'm not sure if this post is to show you how busy I'm keeping on my projects... or if it is to share with you my EXTREME cluttery mess!  You see, most of my supplies... well, actually all of my crafty supplies are next door in the shop/studio... unless I'm currently needing them when working in the house.  When it is too cold, too hot, or there just isn't time for me to be next door... it piles up in my corner of the living room.  Oh, what a crafty~mess of clutter I can make!

On one side of my chair... baskets of threads, linen, wool, and what~nots...
 On the table on the other side... embroidery scissors & needles... (my beeswax is in the Altoids tin)...
 On the arm of the sofa (also next to my chair)... kitties waiting to be stitched up.  Some for a special order... some just 'cause...
 On the coffee table... my current needlepunch projects....

Also next to my chair... my hooking frame sits on the floor.  I didn't get a picture of that, but you get the point.  I'm a CLUTTERBUG!  

Upon the cabinet behind my chair... this bronze cupid from my Momma.  The sheep doesn't really 'go' with it of course... but it was a cute spot to hold it until I get it taken to the shop.  *smile*
 In an old Ironstone platter, also upon the cabinet... some of the needlepunch hearts recently finished.  My SIL, Robin, said they looked like "strawberry hearts"... that is a cute way to describe them!  Two of these are already going to a new home... the others will be in the shop or at the booth... or available online when I can get my selling blog or Etsy shoppe posted.  I'm still trying to work that into my schedule.
I will be in the shop tomorrow afternoon... and hopefully it will be warm enough.  I was in there just a short while ago.  The heater wasn't on last night and it was only 41 degrees.  Brrrrr!  I'm going to have to crank that thing up early tomorrow so I can hold down the shop in semi-warmth!

Please tell me I'm not alone.  Please tell me you (my crafty friends!) have a cluster of clutter too!

Wishing you all warm smiles...



  1. Hello dear count me in too..i am a clutterbug too :)
    I love the Cupid and the Sheep hanging on cute
    Love for you x

  2. Oh my gosh Betty!!! I work the same way!!! I have a lovely large studio in my basement but I always seem to drag my work to the family room in the evenings so I know exactly what you are talking about! Right now I'm looking at a full 4ft. table with the ornaments I'm working on! I was just told the other day that "A creative mind never has a tidy room." That made me feel better! LOL Love the sheep and the hearts!!!

  3. Your strawberry hearts are really darling!!! My motto is - it doesn't count as clutter when it's so much fun:)

  4. I always have projects around my chair while I watch tv.
    Love your new hearts, I am trying some crazy quilt styles.


  5. Well Betty your "clutter" looks so organized. My clutter looks like..........CLUTTER! I love those hearts...........really beautiful. Happy New Year!!!


  6. Love the strawberry hearts,they are adorable!Yes I have a clutter pile too.Hugs,Jen

  7. People with creative minds have the clutter bug problems. Seriously! I'm one of them! Let's face it Betty.....When you love working with so many different things, it's impossible to keep everything put away and tidy. Your work is beautiful as always by the way.
    LindaLee from
    My Stitches

  8. Oh those little sheep or soooo cute! I want one! Do you have one to sell? What's the price? Just this past weekend I went through my crafty stash and organized and sorted... and rediscovered the many projects I have to do! :-) Peacock and Keys is in the hoop! :-)

  9. I also work on my hooking with piles to the left and to the right and feel snug as a bug in a rug. Love your hearts with the rusty bells.


  10. Betty - count me in! I just straightened up my "craft" room after the Christmas gift mess and had planned on organizing it better. Meanwhile, at my chair in the living room I have some crocheting that I'm trying to get done as well as a cross stitch project I want to start. Then add to that books and magazines... you get the picture. You do such nice work! Loved that sheep hanging on the cupid!


  11. I say if you can find what you want or need then it is not cluttered!
    Everyone has clutter form time to time--it's life!

    M :)

  12. Well, I didn't think it was bad at all. I LOVED seeing all your stuff tht you are working on.

  13. That looks like a very organized collection of things your working on. My poor work area is in need of a good cleaning once again!
    Love all your projects and can hardly wait to come visit!


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