Well I am so excited about today's "Where Bloggers Create" party. I think this is a wonderful idea and thank you to Karen at My Desert Cottage for coming up with such a fun idea!
I've had my own space for almost a year. I kind of repossessed my kids Bonus Room upstairs since - at the time - neither were living with us any more. When our youngest moved back home he looked at me and said "Mom - there is just waayyyy too much pink in this house now." I had to laugh, because the room is green, just with some pink accents. But I do admit, slowly but surely, my little creative touches are appearing all over the house.
In addition to scrapbooking, which is what lead me down this road to begin with, I've discovered I love mixed media art, I love working with paper, I am looking forward to making some wonderful jewelry, I love antiquing and thrift shopping looking for treasures to make new again. Totally am in love with Vintage, working with vintage fabric, paper, ribbon and lace. I had the extreme pleasure of attending Kim Caldwell's "An Artisitic Affaire Printemp" and am soooo looking forward to attending the Fall event too. I love learning new things!
When I painted the room in January, it came out a little brighter than I expected - but figured all of my stuff would cover it up. Well . . . it didn't, so am planning on repainting it again this fall, to a more subtle apple green. This is just a little too bright, even for me!! But I do have a fun time in here. It makes me GRIN!!!!! It just makes me happy!
Enough words - here is my space. I just love it.
Come on in! Pardon the doggie gates. Since I began all of this,
I get to doing something and lose track of the time,
and the dogs - and BOY! can the two of them get into mischief!!!
I have my sewing machine on one side in this area.
It isn't really "in" my space, but close enough.
Here we are! Is it bright enough for ya? :)
If you turn to the left after you walk in - you'll see my little
sitting area. I love it when my husband brings the laptop up and
plunks down right there and we talk and work together.
To the left of that is the built-in cabinetry I use for storage and such.
My Cricut is over here and just some fun things I love to look at.
I am kind of a visual person - I love having things
out so I can see them. I use lots of glass jars and such
for storage of things.
Love to decorate my file folders!
I think my antique sheet music looks pretty rolled
and tied with pretty ribbon in a pretty container.
Got the container at Home Goods
Deadly store. Just deadly!
Some antique ledger paper and vintage wrapping paper.
I always find myself hoarding the good stuff!
I need to get over that!
Go ahead! Have a seat! In front of you is a
little end table I use as a coffee table.
The silver thimbles were my Mom's.
Some of the fun things I've collected over my lifetime
on the shelves above the loveseat.
So further into the room . . .
what's in the armoire? FABRIC!!! Lots of it!!
Like I said - it started out as just scrapbooking . . .
And then EXPLODED! (who knew?)
I love my vintage and antique bottles, and buttons and pearls.
OK, I know this table is goofy looking.
It used to be our coffee table, until I took the
legs off and put counter height ones on.
I was supposed to paint them white,
but . . . who has the time?
I'd rather PLAY!
The work table is a real mess right now.
You caught me packing up for vacation next week.
The pink containers are stamps I will take along.
(we have a motorhome)
My new tote that I'm packing too! LOVE IT!!!
These are two little stands I found to keep my favorite rubber stamps in.
Found this quilt coverlet in a local antique store
and decided to use it for a valance.
Love pink! Love toile! I'm happy!
The Amish dolls were my Moms.
I surround myself with things I love and treasure.
Sometimes, I luck out on Ebay! I found these vintage charms . . .
I found these old drawers at the thrift store,
scrubbed and painted them and now just LOVE them.
I need to make a new sign . . .
My inspiration board. LOTS of sentimental things are on this.
Ribbons and lace - bits and pieces - vintage and new/used.
A little bit of my bling I've collected. I'll find something to use it on.
I have another bag of it under the table. :)
Inspiration at a glance! My kids!
On around . . .
This is pretty much where I stand. Occasionally I sit.
The tables are all at counter height, because
I just am not comfortable sitting and working.
I know - weird.
My little mobile we made at An Artistic Affaire.
Phoo phoo and now sentimentle -
I love it.
Finally, my computer is right in the next room, with a nice view!
Here is where I actually BLOG! LOL
Thank you everyone for joining me on my little
tour of my creative space. I can't wait to meet you
and see your special little places in the world!
And again - thanks to Karen for hosting this great event!
And that is my quick (HA!) condensed version (LOL)
of my creative space.