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2012 pictures for the Where Woman create blog party!

The closet doors were taken off to use that space as well

This shelf was one I designed from one I saw in Victoria magazine and had made many years ago, and I was using it to put the children's books on (they didn't fit right anyway) and it was like a light bulb, and I thought why am I not using this in my craft studio.  So I took it down one day, repainted it white, and transferred some French writing on it and I am so happy with how it turned out!

From a French pastry shop sign.  

My sweet collection of antique baby shoes and booties

I love this ribbon box as it is just so handy for the most used ribbons.

 My shelf holds all kinds of wonderful supplies for Vintage Christmas Crafting.  
Some gifts, some supplies that will be used for something latter.  

What a great place to display the supplies and the collections

a tiny fleur de li covered in German Glass Glitter (I call it ggg) sits on top of ribbon roses
inside a small terrarium,  I could not give this one up!

I have made so many great blogging friends made through swapping.  Kimberly Laws of Art Joy Stuff made this sweet ornament for me.  And after painting the knobs that it hangs on, I stamped French writing on them using Staz-on black ink.

Last year I used these sewing machine drawers for this purpose, but decided to paint them all cream and also the sewing cabinet.   The wall hanging pockets was my mother's and she used it for her jewelry in her closet.  I covered the edges with bias tape and hung it on a pole. It holds so many treasures and useful items for embellishing!

 Trims and ribbons, ric racs and bias tapes, twills and fibers, fit perfectly in these sewing drawers.

My tag books from swaps go here

Jewelry pieces that I might be working on or that are finished.  I enjoy making new pieces out of old cast offs

I have separated all the vintage buttons with the whites, the large and other colors,
and in front the glass ones with some other special favorites.

I found this wall sconce for a song at a roadside sale, and bought it for the crystals, and after removing some of the crystals, just had to hang it up!

This antique baby dress and bonnet are part of my collection of antique baby clothes.

The empty drawer cases, make a great place to store my vintage wall papers

Working on a layout!   Notice the worn area of the spot I do all the crafting at!  I love that!

I am so thankful for a window to look out and see what goes on in the front. I like light and bright areas for working in

On the window treatment, I hung some chandelier crystals, and underneath there is a battenburg lace piece.

From one of my recent matchbox swaps.  This one is a favorite.  The details are exquisite, and it was made by Deb of Life in my studio  You have to check out her darling studio for sure!

Scrapbooking and cardmaking happen in here as well as designing.  I put my most used embellishments in this table top box right by my cutters.  

The Giant powder sign was found by my daughter and her husband in an old mine, and
they thought I would like it, so I threw it up on the wall!  I always liked it, but was not happy that they had gone into the old mine

My mica covered wedding cake was a great way to display some new jewelry that I have made.

Prima use to only do paper flowers, but they have expanded much more and even to jewelry embellishments. I used the pendant to put a favorite image behind and make a necklace.

I have been collecting old salt and sugar shackers and old bottles to house my glitters, micas and micro-beads.  I just can't resist a lonely old shaker.

Love these vintage labels.  I know what is in each one ,but it is fun to use these old labels none-the-less.

I just can't resist spreading around a little bit of eye candy here and there.  and it is definitely for me and no one else really appreciates it!

This vintage carpenter's measuring tape is a great place to hang lovely tags, I have created or someone has sent to me.

This is the blog journal I created.  It keeps me in check with all the blog swaps and addresses of blog friends I have.  It also was a challenge from Karla of Karla's Cottage to create something and use the "Good stuff"

 My tabletop file is handy for storing things like vintage ephemera, Dresden foils, old vintage cards etc.

A section of a picture frame makes a nice little shelf for some swapped altered cabinet cards.

I also spend lots of time on the floor working so I see this angle a lot of the time.

Old books are ready to hand over pages at any time for crafting.  I thought I needed
to spruce the display of them up a bit!

My drawer with all the jewelry finds   Let's make some shabby pieces

And the Christmas drawer is my favorite.
These vintage balls are just waiting for a big bottle brush tree to decorate.

The bling is necessary for this studio.

 Some pillows waiting to be sold.  Some are in m Etsy shop. . . . .and others might be someone's gift.

Here is my card that I tack onto my wares that are sold at shows and the Something Special Etsy shop.

One final look!

I'll leave you with the quote on my wall of my studio!  Have a great day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful studio you have Michele. The lovely ribbon box, to the tin snow man and the old picture frames. I love it all. Thanks so much for the tour. Karen.x

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