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Share Your Space – Nathalie DeSousa

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Hello everyone!

Nathalie here, and this month I am sharing my workspace/home with you all.   Trust me, i was reluctant to share my apartment with you all,  as I don’t have an specific work room.   But I think many of you might identify with my area of work, also known as my living/dining/office room, so I  welcome you all to my home!

 

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Welcome to the DeSousa household (a.k.a my apartment – and yes!, we are in Christmas mood already!).  We are blessed to own this large apartment with huge windows that let lots of natural light in.

 

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This is our dining room, and our dining table doubles as my scrapbook table most of the time.  In a few occasions, I have had to open a second table so that this is available for my teens and their homework.   As you can see, my inspiration comes from my family, I just have to look up to see all the beautiful memories captured in the black and white canvases.

 

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Whenever i am working on a project, I usually set my mat on the table (i own a few mats, but this American Crafts is one of my favorites).

 

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I always cover my mats with white paper when I am working on them.  This way, i can throw it away I have an accident with any media.

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This is how i keep all my embroidery floss. I have a bit of OCD when it comes to organizing it.  Plus this saves a lot of space on my shelves.

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I found this box at Target, and filled it with all my most used tools. There is an old cookie tin on the table that serves as garbage can, and my Starbucks cup filled with water.

 

When the kids were little, we purchased a small plastic toy box (it looks like a small sofa) that now houses all the paper pads and collections I own.  Please don’t judge, I love pretty paper!  Once the lid is on, there is usually an Iris case containing the kits I am working with.  This bench/sofa sits next to the dining room table, and it is my littles (niece and nephew) favorite place to sit and play when they visit.

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My dining room table is set next to the door that leads to our balcony.  I use the back of the door as a way to organize, and store some of my supplies.

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We built the pallet from an old book case.  Usually the clips house layouts that are  being worked on, and they come in handy for hanging embroidery hoops full of washi tape (my daughter collects washi tape, there is at three more hoops  in her room!)

 

Since my work space is also my home, we have added furniture pieces that serve dual purposes one of them is storage for some of my scrapbook stash.   Here is small slide show showing you some highlights from my space:

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I hope this gives you an insight as where and how I work,  and what inspires me.   I love my work space since it allows me to be part of my family happenings while still doing what i love.  I am sure many of you might identify with me.  Though once one of the kids leaves the house, I will most likely used the extra room as a craft room!  Time will tell  😉

 

This is all for me today, let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

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9 thoughts on “Share Your Space – Nathalie DeSousa

  1. Wow, your space is just amazing! I love how your furniture is dual purpose. Love it!!

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  2. What a fantastic space you have!! I have the same way to store my embroidery floss! 🙂 But compared to you, I really need to re-organize them! 🙂

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    • thanks Magali! Like I said, when it comes to my embroidery floss I keep it neatly in the cases, it makes it easier for me to find the right color (plus I used so much of it, that it is easier to catalog this way)

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  3. Omg..your home & scrap space are just AMAZING!! Love your picture wall & your washi rings!! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing! It looks like you have quite a great stash! I also love your picture wall!

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  5. This is awesome, Nathalie! I love how you organized all your supplies.

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