If you are just joining us, we are getting inspiration from amazing women all week during our “Creative Inspiration Week”
Man, I love peeking at these craft rooms (don’t miss Creative Spaces Part One, click here to find it). You remember the whole “dead giraffe incident” that occurred at my house right before Thanksgiving? My craft room would rival the mess of that scene if you could see it now. Which you won’t. It would be WAY too embarrassing.
Alrighty, onward we go to the next two amazing (do I say that word too much?) craft rooms. We are flooding our brains with inspiring thoughts and photos this week, I love it!
First up, Lisa Tutman-Oglesby. She is a crafter extraordinaire, she makes scrapbooks, dolls, quilts and all sorts of creative things. Her scrapbooking ideas have been featured in books and magazines, as well as on her super blog! I asked her where she gets her inspiration, and here is what she said:
When it comes to finding inspiration it’s tough to pinpoint any one source. I draw from so many influences to get my juices flowing. Sometimes, magazines and billboards inspire my scrapbooking efforts, while the colors in holiday wrapping paper may tempt me to incorporate the same hues in a seasonal quilt project. I
love to browse photography sites for ideas on improving my own photography and I’m a sucker for how-to craft books which always make me want to run out and make my own projects. I’m a true crafter at heart, with an affinity for dozens of arts and crafts hobbies — much to the chagrin of my husband.
Perhaps my biggest inspiration lately comes from the connection I’ve made with like-minded crafters who also blog and share their creative efforts with as much enthusiasm as I do.
Good grief, Lisa’s room is fantastic! Wait, is that a scrapbook store or her space? Yep, she says it is her space, she got that wonderful armoire from a going out of business sale! I love it! She also has great ideas for creative storage options.
Wow, thanks for sharing your space, Lisa! So inspiring!
Next craft room belongs to a sweet and creative lady Meg Duerksen. The first time I went to her blog I was blown away. Well, everytime I go I am blown away. She has the coolest house, totally my style, and her photos are so fun. Her kids are always doing something adorable. She was kind enough to allow me to share her fun craft room with all of you. She too is a creative scrapbooker, and I know she allows her kids in this room. But, she is a great mom and you’ll see by her quote (below) she doesn’t stress out about creative messes. That is the beauty of a craft room, you can make a mess there and not on the kitchen table!
Here is what Meg said about her craft room and creative plans for the holidays:
I was very excited to move to this house for many reasons but a VERY big one was the craft room. I had never had mine own space…to work in and not have to clean up when it’s midnight. A space to spread out…to get paint on the counter and not have to clean it up…listen to music…surround myself with things i love.
It is my favorite room of the house – no question. It’s off my bedroom so i can work until i can’t keep my eyes open and then just crawl into bed.
I’m totally smitten with all of these craftrooms. I want to thank each of you for sharing your creative world with us! I appreciate it so much!
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