Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Scene of the Blog Featuring Kris of Not Enough Books!

Kris of Not Enough Books is one busy lady living in St. Louis, Missouri. She works full-time as IT support, and in her spare time when she's not reading, she's creating beautiful pieces of art. Don't believe me? Check out her Etsy shop and her Artisan Studio!

I can get lost in Kris's blog reading her reviews, checking her progress in the challenges in which she's participating, and looking at her personal photos. There's a lot to absorb in Not Enough Books, so if you've never visited, why don't you stop by and say hello?

You there! Up in the rigging! Swing that big spot over to Kris, and let's see where she does all of her creating! (Don't forget to click on the photo if you'd like to see it full size.)

Thanks to Cathy at Kittling: Books for allowing me to participate in Scene of the Blog. I love reading the post every week and seeing how others blog.

As for me, I don’t have a laptop so I’m stuck at a computer desk. It’s not decorated very well yet and as you can see it’s all about function. I like having room on the desk for bills and all my stuff, so I put a bookcase on one side and put the printer there. Of course, the shelves now hold a lot of the pictures and items I’m working on archiving for my genealogy project. In front of the shelves I also have my recycle box, my trashcan, and my paper shredder. Can’t have a home office without those three!

To the far right is my silhouette machine. I love that thing. It’s a die cut machine I use for scrapbooking, making cards, and other crafty projects. It has to be connected to the PC, so that’s why it’s in here. If I’m working on a project the desk will often be covered with scraps of colored papers and cut-out shapes.

I know, this room looks like I keep a messy house, but I swear that other than my craft area, it’s the messiest area in the house! I wish I had a laptop and I could show you a really cool place I blog, but alas, for now it’s the ever functional home office.

Kris, I know I'm not the only one who'll tell you that sometimes it's all about containing the mess. Some of us-- like you and me-- can contain the disaster to one or two areas. Others of us aren't so lucky, and it's a constant battle!

There's absolutely nothing wrong with functional either. (Hey! I blog from Ye Olde Home Office, too!) I like having "space to sprawl" myself, which is the main reason why I love L-shaped desks-- plenty of elbow room, and I have to admit that I like the look of that lamp, especially the arm that looks as though you can move the light to where you need it. I know how important that can be for crafting because I've sat here in my home office at Casa Kittling and made bookmarks and decorated eye patches. (Okay... why do I feel eyebrows raising across the globe??) Lighting is important.

My ears perked when you mentioned your genealogy project. I keep telling myself that I'm going to get all my mother's work online, but so far I haven't listened. And I don't know about anyone else, but I would love to see you use that silhouette machine. I've never seen one before, and it's intriguing the dickens out of me!

Thanks so much for this glimpse into where you do your blogging, Kris. We all certainly appreciate it!

Whose creative space will we be peeking into next week? Stop by and find out!


  1. I really like that chair! You have a great workspace Kris!

  2. What a great place to do all you hobbies!!! You are one busy person. I would also love to see the silhouette machine in action too. Thanks for sharing your place with us.

  3. A genealogy project? Sounds fascinating. Genealogy is one of my (far too many) hobbies.

    I also love that chair.

  4. I love Kris's blog and think her space looks great. I have a laptop and a desktop and I much prefer the desktop.

  5. Looking good, and yes a good lamp is crucial really :)

  6. I read Kris's blog regularly, so this is really fun to see her space. It looks cleaner and more organized than my space usually is!

  7. Thanks for all the kind words Cathy!

    Thanks to everyone else too! The chair is rather comfy...but you should see the chair in my craft room - even better. haha!

    I love the silhouette machine, it took awhile to get the hang of it, but now I use it a lot. I cut out Christmas tree's for my Christmas cards, I cut out snowflakes on acetate to make ornaments, I used it to make a recipe book for my sister. It gets a lot of use! haha!

    I want to know what Cathy is doing with eye patches though. :)

  8. Hi Kris!

    I think it's wonderful that you have a seperate workspace. I'm still working on getting mine organized and getting a desk to go in it! Moving is more chaotic than I remember :)

    Thanks for sharing your workspace!
    Happy Wednesday,

  9. Jen - I moved about 1.5 years ago and still have groups of boxes in the basement that I need to do something with. haha! I was pretty adamant about have a spot for the computer, I use it all the time and need my "private time".

  10. The chair makes the space look classic; it's like an old library or professor's office chair.

  11. I have that lamp :) My geneology stuff takes up almost a whole bookcase on its own. I love get lost in the trees.
    I also blog just in the office. I use my laptop strictly for writing stories. I like the separation. Thanks for sharing your space!

  12. Jeanne - oh..a library chair - I like that. :)

    Stacybuckeye - seeing all the ancestors names and where everyone came from is so much fun. I've been rather busy but hope to continue with the project in January. Some of my ancestors settled one of the cities close by and I think some of their houses are listed as historic homes, I hope to find out and drive by and take pictures.

  13. I like that she contains the mess to the craft area. If I had one, I would contain it there too!

  14. Serena -I try to keep all the crafty stuff in the current craft room (which will be the nursery whenever we have a kid and when that happens - not sure where my craft area will end up) but sometimes it ends up in other areas of the house - mostly the family room when i want to watch something I recorded and have to use the tv in that room. Lol - poor husband just has to put up with it.

  15. I love the chair, too. My workspace isn't decorated either, but it looks like you have a nice canvass waiting for you.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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