Friday, June 18, 2010

The Girl Cave



Welcome to the Girl Cave as my husband so affectionately calls it.

This is the right side of my studio..(GC), I use this desk for sewing and paper crafting...just about everything actually. To the right of this is a metal sorter for files , ideas, old papers and below is a little cabinet for some of my sewing things..I keep the bolts of yardage in a walk in closet ...behind this area..it was not ready for public viewing!

The inspiration board is a frame I thrifted. repainted and had a piece of sheet metal cut...I was going to cover is with paper..but once I got it up I liked the look of the metal..so that's it for now.It gets rearranged on a pretty regular basis.

On the upper cabinets I have some of my dress forms .The Big Cupcake was a wine display from the market that my friend Martin scored for me...I love it! It needs a serious dose of glitter...the ribbon says "live deliciously"...
ahhh..that makes me grin!



This little cabinet...another trip to IKEA..or as my husband says ickea...he had a bad experience there once!
I stash small sewing items in here ..buttons, thread, scissors, lining ,fat quarters, trims..you get the idea..the drawers get progressively deeper as the go down..I actually have three of these cabinets..Two on the other side of the GC, plus they are on wheels , so are pretty easy to move..







Inspiration Board....



Going around the GC to the left on the back wall is more storage, you can never have enough! I keep my sewing machine on the top and the little cabinets have drawers, where I store my inks, stickles, & small tools..just in arms reach when I am working...I should have bought more of these..the big white board for scheduling...classes..projects..ordering supplies.




Another shot of that side of the GC ...my accucut is on the left side..it is a perfect spot.. I keep all the dies in the cabinetry below, so they are handy.In the right side I try to keep all the small stuff in containers from the container store labeled.




A little shadow box I found at the thrift for like $2.oo...score! It required a little overhaul...




I have two identical workspaces in here...my computer is over on this side of the GC..love having the window..first thing in the morning I am in here checking my email, reading blogs, and more often then not, I have hot air balloons hanging right out there...lots of birds..what a great view.
Plus....if I have someone over we can have our own spot to create....








Here is my ink jet printer, silhouette & flat screen..for those late nites up creating!..
The other two cabinets..I keep paper in these drawers..they are just perfect for that..I started out with just one, then another and then another..someone stop me!




To the left of this is a walk in closet..actually more like a warehouse...I keep supplies for classes, projects, miscellaneous stuff from the thrift and fabric...bolts of it!
it is scary in there..but I have big plans for it...soon! So check back for the reveal...




I love this little spot..just to the right of the door when you walk...perfect spot for some shelves, books, jars of buttons and pics of my favorite peeps!

I am glad you stopped by to see the Girl Cave, most days you can find me here...some nights too..it is where I go to create...I am sure it is no secret it hardly ever looks this tidy...although I find I function better if it is at least organized chaos...
Can't wait for a peek inside your space!




45 comments:

  1. Oh I love your girl cave. What a special place to be. Great works must come out of the Girl Cave. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  2. What a great girl cave! Love the colors and it's so neat!
    Queen Bee Studio

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  3. I love that you call it your girl cave! That is awesome. But what I really like is that even though it has a modern feel, it is very welcoming. I really like the green walls. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Me, too! Love that you call it the girl cave! So, pretty. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party!
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog,Connie, and your sweet comments!
    Your "Girl Cave" is just darling!! So fun and whimsical..and your husband sounds like a sweet guy with a great sense of humor!
    Have fun at the party!!
    Blessings,
    Myrna

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  6. Loving the green walls! tfs
    luverlie@gmail.com

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  7. Hi Connie! I LOVE that wall color! It's so happy fun! Thank you so much for being a part of the party! It wouldn't have been the same without you!
    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  8. Well fancy that a man coming up with the perfect name for our havens, I like it. he needs a hug for that and your girl cave is soo cute. Thank you for sharing the kettle is on if you would like to pop over to "my girl cave" Tea or coffee? ~wendy at blissangels

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  9. Love the wall color and your inspiration board is great! Such a wonderful space for creating.

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  10. The Girl Cave - I love it! Certainly looks like a fun place to hang out to me! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I love it!!! the color on the walls is soooo happy!!!

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  12. Love your inspiration board and studio! So cool!
    Best wishes,
    Chris
    www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

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  13. HI Connie . Back again answering your question my book is called BLISS and it is about angels but it's not the same old same old. It is about a teenaged girl finding out there are angels and that she is falling in love with one, So now you will get why my blog is named
    Blissangels. Aimed at the teenaged market, love story with twiss and turns.Evil angels, love triangle who will get the girl in the end the beautiful angel Ben or her best friend's brother Adam. Anyway that's it thank for asking about it, as with crafting I'm very excited to write about it. Any way have a great Sunday... Hugs ~Wendy

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  14. Hi: What a great work space. It looks so happy. I love the color. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful room with us. Blessings, Martha

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  15. I do love your paint color and how the white furniture pops against it. Love your Girl Cave!

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  16. Oh, the room is as cool as it's name - just FAB, Kristin xo

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  17. What a great, organized, cheery space! I love the wall color - fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  18. I LOVE it Connie. All the color is amazing and would certainly have power to make me want to create something wonderful!

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  19. What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

    I adore all of your storage solutions.

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  20. Love the COLOR one of my fav colors!! And love the inspiration board!! One more LOVE the studio!! Thanx For sharing:O) Isabel

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  21. The color fits perfect, in my humble opinion. Thank you for sharing.

    Jenny

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  22. I have never seen a "cave" as beautiful or well appointed as yours. This is truly awesome. I would love to sit in front of that inspiration board and feel the vibes. I was inspired just from looking at it in miniature. You have a lovely and well organized space. It was a pleasure visiting your lovely studio.

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  23. love your 'girl cave!' so colorful and fun-and clean! :)

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  24. So many things I like about your space..from the lime green walls to the flat screen TV to the cool storage solutions you have...super great space!

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  25. Thanks for the 2 lol's.....girl cave and ickea!!!!! Love your space!!!!

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  26. Oh what a great colour! How smashing! Your room looks terrific and what a great space to work in!

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  27. Hi Connie, I am liking your Cave! What a great space to create in. Thanks for sharing.
    Debby

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  28. Love your girl cave and love the color of your walls. It's bright and pretty. Nice to meet you. Come on over and visit me too. Have a great day,
    xo
    Janet
    Janets Creative Pillows

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  29. Great GC! It looks so welcoming. Everything just looks perfect and put together. Thanks so much for sharing! (another) Connie

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  30. It IS a happy color - that is a funny story about the painter ;) I love how your blog looks like it was made just for this "cave" post! Love your signature style!! Thanks for sharing, we enjoyed our tour!

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

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  31. You have a cozy little cave! I love the color of the walls--very different. I absolutely LOVE your inspiration board--the only one I've seen that's made from metal. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Hi Connie,

    I love your Girl Cave. :0) It's so well laid out. Thanks so much for sharing your space with me.

    I'd love for you to come stroll through my studio..it's been a long process but it's all finally finished!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  33. Love your Girl Cave! I want one! : ) The color is great and I love that you have a window with such a great view. Great storage ideas and I like that you have two separate work areas.

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  34. Thanks for the tour of the Girl Cave. Love the name. I love your space and the flat screen is great. Wish I had one up here. Thanks for sharing. Angela

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  35. I think the color was just meant, it is great and fun, I love when someone dares to be different and follow their own tastes, I find it very cheerful. Love the Cupcake, too cute! Great space, thanks so much for sharing! XOXO

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  36. Love your girl cave! The color is awesome, bright, and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

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  37. You have a cool girl cave and its so neat! I so enjoyed the tour!

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  38. Beautiful studio, love the color of the walls.

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  39. You're right...one can never have enough storage. I love the studio's color. It reminds me of my daughter's bedroom.

    Yes, I am still visiting the 'Where Bloggers Create' participants and having a great time. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

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  40. I want a girl cave too!! I love your wall colour and your metal inspiration board. Really wish I could come and play in your space (or maybe just sit and aaaah). Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Hi Connie, your GC is really nice. I love the wall color and your glass topped desks, not to mention your storage ideas. I have been thinking of a metal inspiration board, too (since I have 5 beautiful blingnets). Come on over for a visit.
    Gail - Big Horn Mountain Creations

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  42. Now thats a dream cave (GC), so clean and organized and bright. Really great use of storage and display shelving. Inspirational board is neat, first metalic one I have seen here so far from all the different spaces, cool.

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  43. The girl cave! I love it!! I am actually surprised this is the first I have heard someone call thier space that. Thank you for sharing~ Sherry F.

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  44. Hi Connie:
    Thanks for the tour. Sorry I haven't been here sooner, but I'm glad I finally got a chance to stop in and say 'hello'. What a cheerful space you have, and so organized! I can't wait to see your walk-in closet reveal! (I'll have to explore again soon.) Ahhh, a walk-in closet. Lucky Girl!
    xoxo
    Donna

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