Messy Workshop Blog Hop!!

 Welcome to my workshop!!! This is a different sort of blog hop.  Normally, when you see those two words, you will find pictures of some (hopefully) gorgeous piece of handcrafted jewelry. Today,  you get to see where that jewelry is made.

Like many other artists out there, I don’t really have a fully devoted studio or workshop. My house is small, so my room does multiple duties.  I also sell vintage jewelry in addition to my handmade line, and I store almost all of the inventory for sale in this room.  I also keep all my show displays and cases in here.   I also have  a tiny kitchen in my house, so my canning and dehydrating supplies and equipment are in this room.

  I also have to keep some of my gym equipment in this room.

 But I actually do have art supplies and beads, here, too!

Here is a wide shot looking in the doorway to the room.

 Honestly, I don’t do much of my actual work in this room..I usually set up in the living room in front of the TV.  I don’t often watch the TV but I keep my hubby company while I’m being creative.  Someday, I would like to have a slightly bigger house so I can have separate rooms for all different functions, but this is what I have for now, and I love what I do, so it works just fine.  And, as crazy as it sounds, I can usually find what I want in here pretty quickly!

I hope you have enjoyed your glimpse into my world.  Please take a moment to go visit the studios of these many talented artists, including our wonderful hostess, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, owner of B’sue Boutiques.

Our Hostess,  Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques

 Robin Delargy, LooLoo’s Box

 Kim at CianciBlue

 Jennifer Jazwick-Smith, Hudathots

 Mary Shannon Hicks

 Tracy Swartz

Kris Lanae Binsfeld

 Outre Art

 Linzi Alford

 Deb Davis

 Tamara Jones

 Harry Wood

 Gerry Nickerson

 Elizabeth Owens-Dwy

 Georgene Lockwood

 Charisa Sloper

 Jennifer Justman


 Mary Deis

 Cheri Reed

 Sondra Kolner

 Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

 Lori Anderson

 Sandra McGriff

 Shelly Joyce

 Joan Williams

 Kashmira Patel

 Deb Beechy

 Ginger Bishop

 Kelli Jacobson

 Natalie McKenna

 Andrew Thornton

 Mary Govaars

 Kate Mulligan

 Lisa Lodge

 Tami Luchini

 Monique Lula

 Lee Koopman

 Jayne Capps

 Susan Lloyd

 Cynthia Wainscott

 Stephanie Amanti

 Alicia Marinache

 Sam Hamp

 Lennis Carrier

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37 Responses to Messy Workshop Blog Hop!!

  1. If it works don’t fix it, as long as you can find what you need.

  2. B'sue says:

    A REALwoman who cans! I love to can, I used to can everything in sight! Thanks for sharing all your pix, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your mess……but even more, I love your sharing and creative spirit! XOXO B’sue

  3. kate says:

    I can find lots of goodies here that I need! I enjoyed seeing your scrolling pictures too! Nice idea!

  4. Tami says:

    It’s not crazy, it’s just organized differently. After I organized it takes a lot longer for me to find things. I have total dehydrator envy. Thanks for showing us your space.

  5. A whole ROOM for your stuff! That is my dream! Love the slideshow too. I love seeing that I am not the only person who has such a variety of multiple interests. I haven’t canned in years but was talking last night with my son, who wants to learn how so I’ll be dragging out those things from storage. You’ve got me maybe try dehydrating.

  6. limamike says:

    I have to have the TV running while I work, too, even though I mostly listen and don’t watch (it’s on right now, in fact!) — have to love TiVo and NetFlix!

  7. limamike says:

    (I’m not sure my first comment posted, I have trouble with WordPress so will try again!)

    I have to have the TV on while I work, too, although I mainly just listen instead of watch. I love having TiVo and NetFlix!

  8. Deb Bee says:

    I can too. It’s the only way to go. The thing we go through the most is my green tomato relish and everything else just sits. I might have to start dumping food out. Archie and I were going to work on garden space today but we still haven’t done anything.

  9. Brassy Steamington says:

    I forgot about the other mandatory art studio supply besides a cat, a yoga ball! Love the blog and your space is just fine~ ~ Brassy

  10. I hear ya on the small house thing Terry! I have a very very tiny space to create but we make do with what we have and you have organized it so well.

  11. wat a messy wonderful room!, and of course the pink hat had to be in one of the pictures!. Thank you for the tour!!!

  12. I love it – thanks for the tour!

  13. windbent says:

    I’m even more impressed with your art after seeing that. LOL I am way too lazy to can anything. My Aunt tried to teach me to make pear preserves once because they’re my favorite and that took all day!

  14. Another home canner – so nice to see! We have the same dehydrator, too. 🙂

  15. Laurel says:

    It looks very organized to me! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Terry!

  16. See, tiny space, tiny mess. But if you get more space, more mess. I loved seeing all your stuff! Bit I agree with Laurel, it does look organized except for the bead board. I have three just like that, LOL. Getting the stuff out is fun, making stuff is fun, putting stuff up is not fun. So, I seldom do it, but you seem to do it quite a bit more often. Nice!

  17. Ginger B says:

    Your space is great and I love that you create while spending time with your husband.

  18. Despite being cluttered, that’s pretty darn neat… at least in my opinion.. but I’m a massive slob 😉 lol thanks for sharing your mess 😀

  19. Beanzie-The Vintage Heart says:

    Wonderful Space Terry! I nice to create next to hubby. : ) My place is small too so I hear ya. Thanks for sharing xoxo love it!

  20. Looks like someone creates here! I do the same thing, by the way…I bring up a project to work on while hubby watches TV. I’m not one to just sit in front of the tube so it works for both of us and we get to be together. Most TV shows only require half a brain to watch anyway, right?

  21. firestormdesigns says:

    Great space! One day I’d love to have an entire room dedicated to housing my craft things. Thank you for sharing your space! 🙂

  22. Gerry says:

    Looks like a pretty organized space. And its really all about the beauty of your creations. Thanks for sharing…Gerry

  23. Hello , Thank you so much for sharing your workspace with us. Girl you have loads and loads of fun crafting things…I thought I had a lot but it is a drop in the bucket compared to yours…I love your space …Thanks again..bye for now and Happy Crafting

  24. Sonya Stille says:

    It is so amazing and cool to me how we all have so many things in common, like working
    with the TV on, but not actually watching it. I love how you have maximized your space, it works for you! Thanks so much for sharing.

  25. LynneaB says:

    I am always amazed at how much we can put in small spaces if we want to. I have also at times be crammed into a tiny room serving multiple functions.

  26. Kim says:

    I do the same thing, work w/the tv on but don’t really pay attention. And most of my supplies are stored in the extra bedroom, we also have a small house.

  27. Pamela Takeshige says:

    I have a yoga ball too! And all my winter clothes in one corner. I have to have the radio or something on too. Is that polymer clay lined up? I saw your polymer cat! Nice. Lots of nice things all over. You are having fun while working, I can tell.

  28. Whatever works, works! =) I think we all aspire to have bigger and better spaces, but it’s what we do with what we have that counts! I think you have a great space to work in! And I do the same thing when I’m in the living room – I usually have to have the TV on, even if I’m not watching it, I can listen and glance up everyone once in awhile! =)

  29. Deb says:

    A whole room! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  30. Pam Chesbro says:

    Lots of super Stuff. Thanks for sharing. A true multi-purpose room!

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  32. DogsMom says:

    The most important part of any project is being able to find the supplies when you want to be creative.

  33. Jennifer says:

    Love it! As long as you know where it is, it is just right 🙂

  34. Linzi Alford says:

    This looks pretty tidy by my standards! although .. well .. my standards leave a little to be desired in the tidiness stake!! Linzi of

  35. I love the fact that you and your husband spend time together while you are creating. My hubby and I do the same thing, only he reads a book while I make jewelry. Thanks for sharing your space!

  36. Liz says:

    Hi Terry!!
    I am running alittle behind the rest on the messy workshop,due to problems with my Sci-so I am still visiting everyone. I love all the space you have and the vintage bead club soounds so fun!! Love what you made for Michele’s hop- love the knotted piece!
    thanks for sharing~
    xo Liz

  37. Well we know that you exercise and can your own food 🙂 It was great seeing this peak into your studio / workshop… Shell

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