Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

Thank you for stopping by to see what's happening in our studios in Peacock Paradise and on Golden Pond!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Never Ending Story of Studio Organization

Edie's Studio

I'm constantly trying to organize my studio 
and make it more functional. 
That's why it's like a 
"Never Ending Story" 
if you know what I mean. 

While at a huge church sale I saw 
something that caught my eye. 
It was a set of 3 tiers of cake pans 
marked $2.00. My mind immediately 
went to the tiered items people make 
mostly for cupcakes... why not make 
one for "tools" used in the studio. 

I had a spindle from an old plant stand 
that would be perfect. Mr "Edie" drilled 
holes in my cake pans and all I had to do was 
screw the pieces of spindle together. 
I used JB Weld Epoxy to attach the 
bottom pan to the spindle and 

I added numbers with a Sharpie pen 
and loaded the tiers with lots of things 
that I've always wanted to have handy.
Now they're at my fingertips... 
no more searching for them! 

I purchased this cute container for $10 in 
Northern Ohio when on my trip 
and ... 

filled it with all my loose 

My most used glitter colors, 
crystal and silver, 
I put into vintage salt/pepper 
shakers. Pretty and FUN!

I also purchased a vintage hand stamp 
holder for $10 and after lots of thought... 

I loaded it with bundles of vintage lace.

A cute watering can in a bright lime green 
holds my most used glues. I keep them upside 
down so they're ready for use when I reach 
for one. The watering can was from an 
Edible Arrangements gift... free! 

I couldn't pass up a set of 3 tool boxes 
for $15 at Odd Lots. 

I use one for my metal stamp set 
and old silverware... 

the second holds all my craft paints. 
The third and smallest holds my 
short hammer, screwdrivers, levels 
and measuring tapes. 

I have my shelves organized to try 
and get the maximum storage out of them. 
 I have 2 shelving units for crafting. 

Pay no attention to the messy table!

This bookcase is all scrapbooking 
and StampinUp stamps/inks/etc.

The sign should say "Paper Scraps" NOT "Paper Sraps" Duh!

These pretty boxes hold stamps, stickers,
patterns for cutting shapes, sparkles, etc

Paper for scrapbooks & other creations.

The shelving unit next to it is sewing,
ribbons, buttons, upholstering, floral, 
electrical, hot glue guns, jewelry making  
and projects. 

I have scads of buttons so I separated 
them into color catagories and  I
store them in vintage canning jars 
with homemade tags. 

I adore decorative boxes for storage 
and sweet Marie has given me some 
beautiful ones! I store paper doilies, 
tissue papers, specialty papers and so 
much more in them.  
Thanks for the beautiful storage Marie!! 

While at my favorite second hand shop 
I found this lightweight cork board. 
I've been wanting a bulletin board for 
some time now. 

It was in the clearance items 
and I got it for $1.50! 

Marie had given me some fabulous 
vintage looking fashion scrapbook papers 
that I cut and meshed together to make 
the look I wanted. 

It hangs on the back of my studio 
door and is great inspiration 
for the creative mind. 

I hope you enjoyed some of my 
ideas for organizing on a budget! 


Marie's Studio Creations

Marie has been busy as a bee creating 
new items for her Etsy Shop

It's been a bit spooky in her studio 
and here's what's recently come out 
of it... 

a scary Paper Doll Witch...   

a beautiful and enchanting 
Witch Theater Doll... 

and a less scary Beauty of a paper doll... 

which can all be viewed on 
Please stop by to look at all her 
incredible creations! 
That's all from our studios for now. 
Thanks for stopping by and leaving 
a comment!!  Let us know what's in 
YOUR Studio... 

Edie & Marie


  1. Isn't my big Sis clever??? Amazing.And I've been in her studio.Sherry(Edie) can make anything out of just anything.The cork board is just devine Dearest.Wait till you see the paper I got for you.Not till Christmas though...LOL.I'm mean, arn't I.
    But you know I loves you a bunch,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  2. Thanks lil' Sis! You know I love to make stuff on a budget that has a purpose. I had so much fun!
    Your items for Halloween are soooo cool Sis! You are so creative and make such gorgeous dolls. I hope people take a peek at them on your Etsy!!
    I loves you too!

  3. It is always interesting to see how gals organize and work within their studios. Yours is very sweet and you have lots of great ideas. I'd never have thought of using cake tins in this way. Makes super use of vertical space that's for sure. Marie's dolls are always exceptional. (I could listen to "River Flowing" all day!)

  4. Hi ladies... love all the thrift store finds turned into pretty things for your studio Edie!... and I really LOVE your witch theater doll Marie!!!... you know witches are my favorite!... love to you both, xoxo Julie Marie

  5. WOW!! Edie I love all your vintage items for great storage and display. The tiered pans are marvelous. Lace in an old stamp holder is perfect. You are so organized in your studio and everything is right at your fingertips for designing. Love it all. Oh an your inspiration board is so chic. I am gathering ideas for a large on in my studio too on a cabinet door. I need a long narrow style for all I have to pin there. LOL
    Marie your newest creations are gorgeous. I love your dolls and the paper dolls are so pretty. I love how you picture them outside. The colors are stunning. I have my eye on one special doll you created for Christmas too.

    Hope you both have a wonderful weekend and sending lots of love your way.
    XO Celestina Marie
    You girls and your studios are marvelous and such an inspiration.

  6. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, the concert was amazing, want to see Il Divo again. Glad you also like Carlos. I also love all of their music and they did sing Amazing Grace. Now on to your studio, you are so organized, I also keep my glitter in old salt shakers, it's the best. Love your dolls, the witches are fabulous and the entire studio is lovely. Hugs...Lu

  7. Oh goodness, look at all those great organization ideas you have come up with! Love the baking pans tiered- numbers on the side were a great idea too!

  8. Oh My Goodness...I could stay here all day!! SO glad I found you so I can come back again and again.

  9. You amaze me with your designs! I went to Etsy and saw your beautiful Witch theater...WOW! Just gorgeous with all of the details! Love all of your organization tips, too! Hugs!