Rose's room connects to her bedroom so she can slip right in after waking or in the middle of the night easily. Her colors of yellow and pink are left over from the kids who occupied the room before her. But did you know that yellow is suppose to inspire creativity? So what a perfect color for a craft room.
Also don't you love all this light in this room?
She got into crafting while living in Rome and she had a low salary and pretty much had to get by. She learned to save money by renovating older things to keep up with the styles. She also is a firm believer in using what others may not want because there is always a latest and greatest out there. As you can imagine much of her inspiration is from flee markets and estate sales, "treasure hunting" is how she put it. And you will see many treasures though her space that she uses.
She just revamped her area for this new addition. (which you can read all about here: http://pennyboperoo.blogspot.com/)
and now has a place for all her felts! (ahh...because, besides being GENTLEMANSEMPORIUM and RECREATIONALART - yes - she is also PENNYBOPEROO!). How does she do it all. I am having trouble keeping up with this article and my shop. (Sorry again for the delay here and the repeat.)
She also created an awesome mailing station which is neat and organized.
Below is one of her favorite repurposed items: the backing of an old computer paired up with some cassette cases to make a business card holder! Then an old beaker holder to hold scissors and tools. How ingenious. I love it when crafty people give us great easy ideas.
This side of the room holds all her inventory, the sideways bookcase and the wicker cabinet are more 'found' pieces. She is definitely really good at finding treasures people do not want anymore.
She does most of her team and Etsy work sitting at this other table (another salvaged piece) which is right next to her mother's old sewing machine table which doubles as Loki's daybed. She put a bird feeder right outside the window there so he can watch the birds and squirrels and probably dream about catching as many as he can. What a perfectly spoiled cat.
Besides her computer she cannot do without her Irvanfiew photo editing program (free online) and she fines it very easy to use. (Thanks for the tip Rose)
also: Ziploc bags! She uses them for everything! tiny ones hold her jewelry creations and the vintage accessories to keep them from tarnishing so quickly and dust free and bigger ones keep her felt creations from getting dusty and stay clean. I know what she means there with all the fabric I have around here.
Her tip for you today is wedding favor packaging. Because they go in and out of style so often crafts stores put them on sale like no body's business and then you can use coupons and wahla they make the perfect packaging for your sales. I love this idea. Cheap and beautiful packaging. I so enjoyed Rose's space and learning more about her. Thank you Rose and as always...