Friday, January 2, 2009

~My smile is back :-} Thanks to Carole!~

Look what came in the mail for me today! Yippee!
The book Where Women Create
It's the book I've been wanting since 2006.
I even asked Santa for it, but he must have forgot.
Well Carole from a Bohemian Market had it sent to me..
Thanks so much Carole!
I can't wait to sit down with a cup of tea and check it out...
Can you see me smiling! Well I am :-}
Here's where I create.
Some things have changed since these photos.
My studio is in need of a clean up & de-cluttering.
Maybe this book will give me the push I need to get busy.
a few of my buttons

My smallest sewing machine..

My old chair, it broke a few weeks ago...
I have another now I need to make a slip cover for it...

My love seat is gone..
I gave it to a friend who needed it more then I did.

I painted this book shelf white & moved it into my living room
I have another in it's place.

The barkcloth pocket storage I made,
it comes in handy.

my sink.. great to have one in my studio.
Cupboards need to be painted white..
thats on my list of things to do
"friends" banner made by yet another of my sweet friends
Mary from the blog Crash n Smash..
Thanks again......Mary


Pam said...

I love it when you share pictures of your space - I absolutely LOVE your style. I remember when I first started reading your blog you had a lot of pictures of your cottage. Then when you accidentally deleted your blog, I was so sad because I used to just scroll through your posts to see your pictures. I'm glad your smile is back, maybe focusing on the flowers inside instead of the grayness outside will help!
Love, Pam

lorhen82 said...

What a nice gift to receive! But it sounds like it was well-deserved! I can tell by your posts that you are always giving of yourself to other people, i.e. giving your loveseat to a friend who needed it more. You're a very sweet lady! And your space looks so cozy and nice! I hope you keep your smile!!!

Jillian said...

Ooooh, I spotted the toe shoes hanging in the background of one of your photos. Where did you get them?


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Mary~~~
((((Hugz))) Happy New year My dear Sistah *smile*. Oooh I luv your room!!! it's so pretty and such a beautiful area to create in. I had to hurry here to say hello, my sweet angel husband got me a cute little white notebook lap top. My desk top went to cyber heaven. But now I can blog again anywhere I want instead of just at my desk!!. My birthday is not till Jan 10, but he went ahead and got me an early Birthday Gift. Thank you for dropping by I thanked the Lord for allowing me to have you as my Soul Sistah from the heart!1. You are an encouragement and sweet friend. One day I hope to have a cozy place to create, you inspire me so!!

Hugz Lorie

Mary said...

Oh Mary! I am so Glad you have a smile on your Sweet face :) :) :)
I was worried about you last night. I have that book, I will get mine out and pretend we are visiting and sharing tea in that Precious blue room... Love that cute shoe bag you made. I think you need to make some more:) Take care and maybe the sun will be out for you Saturday.
Love Ya, Me:)

Shelley said...

Hi Mary,so glad to hear you are smiling again. The book looks like it's full of wonderful eye candy and inspiration. That was very sweet of Carole to send it to you,indeed! I love your room where you create your treasures. Your style is very sweet and I have always enjoyed visiting your cottage and seeing all your wonderful things. I hope you will be sharing lots more of it in 2009...

Blessings to you,dear....Shelley

Sharon Kay said...

Mary, Your work space is so inviting and warm looking. No wonder you have so many talents. You are one special lady that is always there for others and I am glad that some one found the book you have been looking for. Hugs Sharon K

carole said...

Hi Mary Dear:
Yeah; you received it!!!
What fun using it for your own sweet romantic cottage!!!
Well, I will e-mail you and share my yesterday with you : )
Peace & Love

The Urban Chic said...

Wow what a great book. Might have to cheat and see if I can find a copy. I am in big need of some organizing and I think I may store extras in bins so I can decorate and have a space like yours---that might be the encouragement I need. I love seeing your studio and it is so beautiful just as you are Mary. Many Blessings to you. Love and Hugs, Pat

Jorgelina said...

My mother tapeworm a machine" singer".
Pretty weekend

Joyce said...

VERY cozy and cute work area you have there Mary.
Hey I just saw that book last week at Books-A-Million (one of my most favorite stores in Baton Rouge by the way) and I nearly bought it but bought some other magazines, a book, and an "Ireland Calendar" for my bathroom instead. HA!

Next time I go I will look inside of it further if you think it's worth purchasing.....let me know.
Do a little "review" for us if you will.
It's been dark and gloomy and rainy here all day.
Hope things are better up your way.
See ya!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

That really was something to smile about! I've been wanting that book too! Your studio should be in it! IT's FABULOUS! What a gorgeous wall of pictures AND the barkcloth hanging is WONDERFUL. I hope our snow melts slowly too! I have an idea, this year our yard will be a lake come Spring.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Mary, your working place is the sweetest one I have ever seen! What a joy to work in a room like that! I posted your Smile award on my blog! Thank you soooo much!


SweetAnnee said...

Wonderful gifts sweetie
YOu so deserve them

and what a great place to create!!!

love ya

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love that book, and your space sure does look like it belongs in tht book! Your cottage is just so pretty!

Jackie said...

Mary, the area you use to create all your wonderful treasures is absolutely gorgeous. I love it.

God bless.

Glad you are smiling again.

Nora Lee said...

I love your work space/room. How could you help but want to create there?

Phyllis said...

Oh I just love your studio the way it is now!

I've been seeing this book mentioned on several blogs and am going to have to see if I can find a copy to look at. What a wonderful present for somebody to send you.

Have a great day!

Cathy said...

Oh Mary, I absolutely LOVE your room! I find it so inspiring and totally beautiful! You really should submit it to the new Where Women Create Magazine. I think it's definitely worthy of being featured. Gotta go wipe off the drool......

Cathy :)

debbie said...


Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to continue unpacking from my recent move and to be ever mindful of how I want my spaces to reflect my needs and my moods. Your room is gorgeous and very cottagey! I love it.