studio tour - part two


Welcome back for part two of my studio tour.  If you missed part one, you can find it here.

We are continuing on from the desk along the same wall today starting with my art cart.  I bought this a couple of years ago at IKEA and love it.  I could actually use a couple more around the studio.

It has served many purposes over the years but right now it is set up for art and mixed media.  The top shelf is filled with my favorite coloring tools, copic markers, distress pens, paint brushes and lettering pens.

The second shelf houses my favorite mixed media texture stamps, washi tape, mini clothes pins and  glue sticks.  The bottom tier holds canvases and wooden blocks.

Moving down the wall I have enlisted various boxes and baskets to hold my paper crafting paraphernalia.

The brown chalkboard boxes hold my glue guns, heat tools and modge podge.  I have separated paper flowers, ribbon, glue dots, ric rac, elastic, and other what nots and store them in labeled photo boxes.

The pink wood drawers hold my stamp pads and lettering stamps and the rusty blue tool box (a favorite find at the Pasadena flea market a few years ago) is my teaching travel case.

A good deal of my fabric is stored in these cubes and separated mostly by color.  The bottom canvas totes hold some of my many unfinished projects.  I've tried to label them so when the mood or deadline strikes I sort of know where they are.

These drawers and slots are for paper.  Most of it sorted by line or season but it's not perfect.  My mini books of paper are stashed in the blue basket up top.  The tall thin shelf on the end is full of buttons and other miscellaneous paper stuff.

My embroidery work is kept in this large basket.  I love that I can just pick it up and carry it downstairs or even into the car to work on the go.

If you're still with me, there's more...(I know, I have a lot of stuff) be back soon.

xo, Patty


  1. Patty,
    Your studio is looking great, dear friend!!!
    The farthest shelf with paper would be where I'd spend the most of my time!!!
    I have a vintage chest of drawers with the three drawers holding my paper separated by color and themes, ink and rubber stamps!!!
    I'm still with you!!!
    I'll be watching for Part Three!!!

  2. Wow Patty I love it. having everything so organised is just fab. Love the cubes for all your fabrics. And I could do with a few baskets for unfinished projects. Can not wait for part three.

  3. Patty, this is such a fun and inspiring space. I know you must get so much joy out of being surrounded by your favorite things. :)

  4. OH! What a great work-space. I went back and looked a Part I, too. Isn't it fun to have a space like that to call your own? It is a really nice sized space, too! You have lots of stuff! xo Diana

  5. It's a fabulous place to wrk in Patty. I know how much you love it, because I feel the same way about mine.
    Can't wait for the next one!
    XO Krii

  6. Patty I don't know how many times I've been ready to purchase the Ikea cart and for some reason I alway change my mind. I love how you are using yours it looks so cute in your craft space.

  7. Your studio is beautiful, there is so much to look at. I love it.

  8. Patty, I am enjoying looking at your studio pictures. Very nicely organized. The IKEA cart is on my list to get - especially at the new price! Thank you for sharing. Julie

  9. Thanks Patty for sharing your studio. We're just in the process of starting to think about setting ours up and you've given me some great ideas! P.S. I have the same cart from Ikea and know that part of the color scheme will include this piece!

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