Thursday, July 11, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013 blog party is here

This is my 4th "Where Bloggers create party" and I really look forward to it every year. There has
not been much that has changed in here from last years photos, but some really fun things have been added to my space. This studio is my own little room, not very big, but I make use of all the space even the closet.  I wish I had wood floors in here sometimes, but when my grandchildren are here, it is nice to have carpet for them. *These are all updated pictures taken this week.  Enjoy the tour!  There are lots of photos. . . . . . . .

My antique and vintage baby shoe collection sits on this shelf that I had made about 20 years ago.  I painted it and image transferred it last year!  My studio is a great place to display things I craft with and collections and things I love as well!





 Oh, how I love my new dressform.  Well it is a vintage one that I found at an obscure moving sale.  and I decorated the black satin dress form with a antique dickie that was sent to me by Mercedes Scott of All things pretty in a hatbox swap last year, and then I added the crown on top with black rope braid and a pretty rhinestone brooch and a vintage lace collar.  It is a great place to display some of the jewelry pieces that will be for sale that I made, Oh then added some vintage lace at the bottom.  Someday I might put this on a stand, but for now I love it right where it is!


 
I had this crown tealight holder, so I took part of the bottom off and it fit perfectly on top of my dress form.  I made a padded insert with fabric and batting and added the bling brooch to it.  It is eye candy for me for sure!
 In my vintage slant top desk is most of my jewelry making stash



this box holds my sweet vintage handkerchiefs


buttons I just can't take off the cards, and old books used for crafting and decoupage are here.







A collection of shackers and old bottles, works well for glass glitter, micro beads and mica flakes.















in one of the small apothecary jars, is my glass button collection.  These are my favorites of the antique and vintage buttons I have here.

My collection of antique infant clothing and women's gloves lay in 
the sliegh shaped basket on the floor.



Some of the scrapbooks I have done.  

A new chair and french stool is another place to sit in here.  My husband will even come in a sit down with me to visit occasionally, so it is nice to have an extra chair.  
I will leave you you with this lovely photo.  Quite a few of the pretty ornaments in this room comes from blogging friends.  Thanks to all those who have sent me such wonderful things with swapping
NOTE:  I must give credit where credit is due.  All of the above photos that really look amazing are the work of my talented professional photographer daughter Tara of Pure Bliss Photography  The ones that don't look the same quality and the ones from below are the work of me with my little canon sure shot!


BUT WAIT, where does she sew?  SORRY BUT THERE IS MORE!

NOW THAT WAS WHERE I CREATE LOTS OF THINGS, BUT THAT IS NOT WHERE I SEW. SO HERE IS MY SEWING ROOM. . . . . .It is in the washroom!
When I moved into this house I knew this had to by my sewing room, because it was set up for a sewing maching and a serger.  I used to use my serger alot, but have put it away, because it wasn't getting used, just
taking up counter space.  Here is a quick look at where I sew.  It is not gorgeously decorated, and it doesn't not have many interesting things in it, but what is does have is built in storage!  Woo hoo, the people before put in lots of perfect storage for sewing, laundry and tools.  P.S.  this room is very close to my craft studio!


 I stenciled these cabinets years ago, and still like that little touch!
 some of my fabric stash.
all other sewing supplies
 I put this together quite a few years ago, maybe it needs a little bit of an update now.  It holds one of my favorite friendship quotes, that came in the form of a pillow from a very good friend who gave it to me in cross-stitch years ago. . . . . . . "CONSTANT USE HAS NOT WORN RAGGED THE FABRIC OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP"

I am lucky to have amy ironing board come out of the wall.  I love this about this house!

old thimbles shoe hook, straight pins and embroidery hoop and box full of mending floss.  This is my vintage in here!
  

Announcement:  if you weeded through all those pictures and are reading this, then you will know that there will be a giveaway in two weeks from Something Special.  (to be shown later)  if you comment here and tell me whether or not you are a follower or are just becoming one, you are entered in my drawing.  Thanks for your comments, and for being a follower here.

63 comments:

Tamatha said...

Thank you for the tour of your very pretty studio! I remember it from last year and love all the pretty collections.

Kat W said...

Hi! Your room is just gorgeous! I would never leave! Kat =^.^= over at boulder dam cottage

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

I love peeking into your creative space. I spotted a couple of pieces I have swapped with you, so I feel a little like I am there :0)
hugs and enJOY a happy weekend,
Kimberly

Clara said...

Your craft room is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the delightful tour.
~Clara

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your creative haven is always worth a return visit! SO much to drool over here! you have such a wonderful collection of vintage beauties! this will warrant a return visit (or two!) "Merci" for sharing it with us! (and i'd LOVE to put my name in the at for your giveaway!)

Elizabeth Johnson said...

You have so many beautiful things to look at. I bet you enjoy just sitting in there and looking around. Love the sewing drawers.
Thank you for stopping by my studio this morning.
~Elizabeth

Theresa said...

Oh, your space is soooo lovely. I just loved your shelves and how you painted those vintage sewing machine drawers. So many wonderful things. I hope to have my space as pretty as yours one day. That might not be a good thing. I would have to be dragged out cause I'd never want to leave.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh I do just love your space and you are right, we surely are kindred spirits. I love your treasures and how special you have your supplies organized and displayed. You have many wonderful ideas for storage that I would love to add to my space. Love that toile border paper. That would be perfect in my room and I was just thinking of something like that. You even have it at the baseboards too. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Becky @ Vintage 541 said...

Your studio is gorgeous! I just love all the beautiful touches and collections. Thanks for visiting my blog, I am now following you too!

Becky @ Vintage 541

Carole said...

Gorgeous studio, so many wonderful photos and wonderful items displayed.

In answer to your question, I purchase my felt from:
The Purl Bee http://www.purlbee.com/
or
Papertrey Ink https://www.papertreyink.com/

Hope this helps.

fairyrocks said...

Michelle,I sincerly enjoyed every frame of that. LOVE those old sewing maching drawers and my Magpie eye fairly has me squinting deep into your button jars and those salt shakers, just too beautiful. So full of repurposed and antique goodies. I think your space was one of the ones that originaqlly convinced me I needed to aim for a room of my own too. I did read your between the photos journaling. I am a follower...well probably borders on stalking some times. Thank you for sharing, keep smiling and creating.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I have the same bird hook! I loved the tour of your studio! I love the white storage pieces. We enjoy the same treasures! You know that I follow your blog :)
Warmly,
deb

pam said...

Oh how wonderful...I really have to finish getting my little space in order...this was great motivation! Made me smile to see a few bits I have exchanged with you over the past few years ;) Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Your studio is exquisite! Put together with so much love. A beautiful place to work. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Since my blog was locked down and destroyed my friends and followers are scattered far and wide. After four years of blogging, I miss them terribly. Your studio is so beautifully organized. You must love working there!

Leanne said...

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by my room . . . and I am so glad to be here taking a peek at yours, too! I love all the vintage goodies you've collected, so gorgeous! And the scrapbooks??? Yep . . . I've got lots of those, too! Such a wonderfully charming creative space you have - and I love it!!!

Mom E. said...

Love your Studio!,
so pretty, and FUN! Someday I will e organized! I will have to make it a YW 100 hour project!
I think I have ben a follower, I have visited many times, but if I am not a follower I will become one tonight! Love to be in the drawing! I re4ally like the shaker collection you have, makes me wish I would have kept all those salt shakers from my Mom. I got a few but couldn't figure out at the time what I would do with them.. Now I know....I love how family surrounds you in your studio!
Hearts to you!
Betsy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You've got a beautiful studio with lots of wonderful details to discover. I love your vintage treasures. Thank you for the lovely tour!

Carmen said...

Your creative space is so beautiful and you deserve it for making such lovely things! Thank you for sharing. :-)

Marianne said...

Two ideas I am stealing for my room re-do.
1. your use of the old folding ruler to hang tiny works of art.
2. your use of old shakers for glitter.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Create With Joy said...

What a beautiful room you have - I have found several ideas I'd like to incorporate into my space!

Thank you so much for sharing and visiting! I am definitely following your lovely blog!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Barbara Mason said...

What a beautiful space and I loved looking at all of your jewelry stashes...

Michaele said...

That's it: next year I'm going to include my closet in my post. It's currently stuffed with not only my scrapbook paper and giftwrap supplies, but coats and ballgowns (military family- we had to attend formal Army functions), so I kept the doors closed. Seeing how you've used all of the space inside for storage AND display, I've now got some inspiration to work with!

Michaele (Twigs and Tulle)

Annette said...

Oh, how I enjoyed visiting your space! It's beautiful and so full of pretty little treasures to discover. I love the dress form, especially the little crown you fashioned for her. Your room is truly inspiring!

Cbug Art said...

such a great space and I loved all your wonderful details in photos!

Chris

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my goodness... I LOVED BOTH your creative spaces!! And the things that really caught my eye in both rooms, were the curtains! I've made many of my own curtains, and am just wondering if you made them yourself?.. And if so, are they out of handkerchiefs, or just made to look that style?? Very pretty!!! Thank you for sharing your creative space, and wishing you a great week ahead! ~tina

cindy craine said...

Did you hear that thunk? That was me falling off the couch! I love alllllllll your beautiful things! I love the color, the arrangements your space is perfect! I can tell you took great care in making everything look so creative and welcoming! Great post-oxox-cindy

Laurie said...

Okay I am officially jealous of your separate sewing space, LOL! Everything looks so picture perfect! I've enjoyed following your blog for years now, but if you pick my name please pick another, because I have won a lovely prize from you before! (Need to share the love!)

"Create Beauty" said...

What great spaces to create in!

And so organized and inspiring, thank you for sharing!

~ Violet

Lorena Wheeler said...

Wow, i really love the soft, soothing vibe your room to create in has...and to have another great space to sew..well that is divine!
I am becoming a follower and would love to be enetered into your giveaway!
Be blessed,
Lorena

Lovey said...

Absolutely loved visiting your creative spaces....such beauty housed here!!!! I love the look and feel of your studio!!! The vintage desk...is awesome too!

Romeo said...

Lots of vintage goodness going on here!!!! Loving the shelf with the baby shoes and the basket with the antinque children's clothing and gloves! Yes, I did read it all and was taken back when I saw your sewing room. It's like a combination of the one my mom had in her previous house mixed with the one she has now. Looking more like hers now except for the washer and dryer. Although they are close. That was a necessary since fabric has to be prewashed! I can see why you love it so. Proving that you don't need to have a room filled out to the max to create beautiful things :) Thanks so much for sharing your creative spaceS with us ;)

"her" and Romeo

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Thanks for the tour in your wonderful studio, love the old vintage shoes,you have so many beautiful things, I enjoyed my visit here.
Anni

Sharon said...

I have so enjoyed touring both your rooms. What an amazing collection of vintage goodies you have. It's like a shop. I could spend hours there oohing and aahing over each item. hugs Sharon

Tracie Dean said...

I really love your space. I like that you have room to spread out and grow....lol.

I hope to learn to sew one of these days. There are so many things I want to create!

Thank you for showing us around.

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

I think that your studio is just beautiful. I love your little vignettes, and the way that you store your supplies as well. Your sewing room is also wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Sue

CATHY said...

I remember your studio from last year - such a lovely space to create in. And I enjoyed the tour as much this year. I like your new dress form too! I also signed up to be a follower : ). Stop by my blog - I have a giveaway too! Cheers From Singapore.

Linda said...

Sigh. The coolest thing about your studio is that you USE all the beautiful things in it and you know how to make them even more beautiful! I am so glad that I have been privileged to be in that studio--which looks like it belongs on a magazine page!

Mystical Gypsy said...

So many things to love in your space! The creamy colors are luscious. You are blessed!
(thanks for visiting my blog,too)
connie

Duni said...

Hello Michele,
I'm oohing and aahing at every picture!! Your craft space is gorgeous! It looks so inviting and tidy. Love how you store your craft supplies. I could spend hours just looking :)
Duni

Daisy Ethington said...

Oh my you have lots and lots of goodies!! I would love to go through.....
Daisy~

Donna said...

What a beautiful place you have to create in! I love all of your neat shelves, especially the one that makes me think of a picket fence! I am in love with your adorable little shakers full of glitter, now I know what to look for at garage sales:) And your vintage sewing cabinet drawers are perfect for storing supplies! I would have so much fun spending time in your studio!

Donna said...

PS: Thank you for your sweet comments, and for following me! I am now following you, too:) Yes, I do believe we are kindred spirits! We seem to love the same things, I use vintage muffin tins to store my earrings!

StasaLynn said...

I love your buttery walls in your studio - but I must admit I love your sewing room! Your spaces are fantastic! Can't wait to see more in the future. Take care.

suziqu's thread works said...

What a beautiful tour you have given us of your sweet studio. You have so many vignettes and treasures which have really appealed to me.
I have a few to share also plus a Giveaway if you would like to enter!
Suzy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love both your spaces, Michele! How great that you have two with one dedicated just to sewing. I see many ideas here that I have to Pin! Love all the furniture pieces you have called into use for storage. I also love that you have pretty things displayed along with your supplies.

Tamatha said...

Another laundry/sewing room! It is a convenient place to have a sewing machine. Your studio is lovely!

bobbie said...

What charming and welcoming spaces you have... and not just one, but two!! Thank you for the wonderful tour ~

S. said...

Thank you for sharing with us your great creative spaces - you are a lucky girl!
I am a follower so please add my name to your giveaway :)

Sandra Morris said...

WOW!!!!
Such an amazing, inspirational creative space with so much to see.
And the added bonus of a separate sewing room.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Sandra
Tales from a Toymaker

. said...

Love your space, but I really love the old wide drawers beside your sewing machine, oh that would be dream to have to store my papers in.
The laundry room is very cute and it has that wonderful old house charm.

So many beautiful details through out your spaces, it was a big treat to see it all. Thank you for sharing again this year.

signora aurora said...

What beautiful place to create! I love your space!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I would have wanted that house just for the drop down ironing board. I am in love with both of your rooms. I am a new follower!!!!!

big hugs
cindy@stitches

Olive Grove Primitives said...

what a gorgeous space you have, i really loved visiting. love those vintage shoes. thanks for sharing Lisa

Leann said...

Oh you're right we do love a lot of the same things. I feel so a t home just looking at all you've made and where you "get your creative groove on:)"

I'll be back to visit again!

Leann

Bohemian said...

What a Lovely and Organized Creative Space you have, Thank You for taking us on the Grand Tour and Inspiring us all!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!!! I just loved visiting your creative spaces!! So many great ideas and such organizational skills!! WOW!

I love what you did with the closet. When we both retire that is what i hope to do in the closet in my room. I have to wait until then so we can get rid of all Joe's postal uniforms which take up a closet itself and my scrubs which take up another half a closet. Then I can spare a closet to do this to!! LOL!

Thanks so much for sharing!! What a joy to visit!!

Hugs,
Deb

Maureen said...

Wow, two spaces! You are very lucky. I love all the vintage and antiques; awesome baby shoes collection too.

Thank you for the tours!

EELS said...

Hi Michele, wow I was blown away by your studio, I love how you've used just about every avail space on your walls and floor etc.
I have just become a follower. Thanks for the tour.
Elaine

ImagiMeri said...

Wow, you put my area to shame! Look at all those goodies you have girlfriend! What a lovely place to create. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Meri

Wendy said...

Your crafting/creative space is just awesome! What fun to have such a creative space to work in surrounded by all those lovely goodies...and the cabinets in the sewing/laundry space, wow is all I can say...I never seem to have enough cabinet space...I have been a follower of yours for some time now and love coming here to be inspired...today I am much inspired by your creative space...

Susan Clayton said...

Hello! I am still working my way through the Where Bloggers create list!If I do to many at a time they start to all run together. I like to be able to savor the goodness! Has I was enjoying all your great pictures I was thinking how lucky we are to be able to have a place to create and a network of like minded people to share our interests and ideas with. So glad I got to see your wonderful space.

pamela said...

You have a beautiful studio! Thanks for sharing! I just moved into an apartment and have very limited space. I got several ideas from your pictures! Love it :) Pam

Lyric said...

How fun!

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