August 21, 2014

Playing...


Downstairs in the corner of our finished basement is a former guest bedroom which is now my craft room.
This is a space I fill with special holiday collections, estate sale finds, crafting supplies and favorite childhood toys.
When the stress of new semester start-up begins to takeover, I know it's time to let lose myself in my special space.




Last night, I spent four hours by myself in my craft room. 

The girls and Chris were gone overnight to the a-frame cottage and my only visitors were my two cats.  It was heavenly.  

I'm definitely feeling inspired for autumn fun!!

19 comments:

Margaret said...

Glad you found solace in your special place. I think we all feel that crafting is a special kind of therapy that helps keep us focused and grounded and renewed. Excited for the Fall and to see all Kim's creations!

LBP said...

I get so excited when I see glimpses on black, orange and all things Halloween! I am hoping for a little time this weekend for some crafting! Can't wait to see what you made!

xoxo
Linda

ThrifterSisters said...

That does sound absolutely heavenly. Whenever everybody in my house is gone, I always find something to do that is just for me. No housecleaning, no laundry. We deserve it!

Love the Halloween cuteness. I am itching to get out my decorations!

~Erica

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ah! Your craft room is so sweet! I love my crafty alone time! ♥

Lutka And Co. said...

How wonderful! I love your craft room. When younger son moves up to the Bay area, I think I will have my very own craft room too :)

Nellie said...

It is so good to have a special space for your crafting retreat! You are really on track for fall creations! xo Nellie

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, I just love your collection of paper lanterns- so, so pretty! How nice that you got such a chunk of time to yourself! I used to think how nice it would be to take a bunch of art supplies to a hotel room, and just create for a weekend- no distractions, etc.!

Patti said...

I do love seeing pictures of your craftroom. I love the dolly dresses as a window valance. I know you will come up with something wonderful!

Tammy's in Love said...

I have the same feeling when I go to my 'playroom'! The colors, the toys, the possibilities! Not to mention the quiet; I must admit when Mr. Wonderful took the kids to see his parents I loved the neatness that I could maintain and the freedom of being home alone too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have so many fun supplies for crafting! And this is a fun holiday to make things for. I walked through Michael's this morning...getting ideas mostly! Enjoy your day! Weekend's coming soon! Hugs!

Pam Kessler said...

I'm imaging all the fun stuff you made in four hours in your craft room! BTW, I ran across one of the metal doll houses at the antique mall yesterday. It was all in pieces and would have to be put together, but it was only $5. Have NO IDEA why I didn't buy it. Even if I just put books it, it was only $5!!! (kicking myself now).

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, sounds like you had a great time! I just need a little inspiration myself, keep passing a Halloween store on the way home, might stop in tomorrow night:@)

Jboo said...

Can't wait to see all your fall lovelies!! :)

chris mckinley said...

Such a special place to spend some alone time!

vivian said...

Perfect! Can't wait to see what you worked on! Almost time for youto head to the cottage too... have a great weekendxoxvivian

donna said...

So glad you got to spend some time in your creative space. I love seeing your treasures.
Hugs
donna

Jodee said...

How fun to have uninterrupted time in your favorite space! I hope to head to my happy place soon too!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I'm getting excited for fall and Halloween too! Such a cute Halloween witch! :) Love some crafty time!! Have a great day! xo Holly

Lynne said...

Good for you . . .
Wonderful you have your craft room and had some time to play with fall and Halloween ideas!