Friday, July 24, 2009

~It's party time! "Where bloggers create"

Welcome to my studio
It's where I work and create!
***
Thanks Karen from My Desert Cottage
for letting me join in on all the fun!
Many projects
have been made at this table
I find that having things where I can get at them
is very important
so my studio is cluttered
but most everything I need is close at hand!
my ugly but functional desk...

my old commercial Pfaff sewing machine

I made these barkcloth pockets
to hold a bit of everything
mainly cards from my blogging friends

a few paper projects



One of my vintage cupboards
it's holds/hides
just some of my fabric

My "friends" banner made
by a blogging friend


My sink and cupboards...
come in very handy

my favorite little sewing machine.. works great!

a bit of fabric

just a few jars of my button collection
*****
Thanks for stopping by!

60 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fabulous space to create in. I love how you have everything close by and easy to see
Alison

Lee Laurie said...

I really love your studio! It looks very organized to me and so pretty! It looks like a wonderful place to be creative. I love that rose fabric that you made the skirt around the counter with. So pretty!

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

I love your Art Room, it is so lovely. So enjoyed viewing this and learning a bit more about you.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

Penny said...

Your Studio is wonderful. It's great to keep everything so close at hand.
I think these wonderful places we make for ourselves help our creative muse to feel inspired.
So your is surely inspired.
My space is a bit smaller - but I manage to pack a lot of what I need in it, Please come over and visit.

Hugs,
Penny

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

WOw girl, you have a great little setup there ! That's a big collection of buttons also.

Debra said...

Love love love it! I adore the fabric and I used to sew on one of those Pfaff machines when I worked for a T-shirt Co.

Wow such pretty things in such a clever space.

Terri said...

Such a lovely room with so many treasures everywhere for the eye to see. Enjoy the party! I'm also inspired by your making the barkcloth pockets to hold everything. And the cute one you have next to your sewing machine.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful studio! Love that it's so organized. That's a winter goal for me - organization! I loved seeing your pics.
xo...Kathy

The French Bear said...

Beautiful!! I love the buttons! This is so nice to see where others are inspired!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Connie said...

It may be small but it's a fabulous space in which to create, sweetpea! Very tidy and neat.......
xoxo,
Connie

carole said...

WOW, Mary Rose!!!
How beautiful your creative juices can flow in your home!!! You are always creating beautiful items and I can see why : )
You are #1 to me!!!
love & hugs
carole

Claudia said...

What a fantastic space - I love both your sewing machines. I think I may have to steal the pocket storage idea you have hanging from your Pfaff machine table! Great idea! Everything is lovely. Thanks for letting me visit.

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Jann said...

Oh, this was eye candy for me! I LOVE your studio, and the jars of buttons are my favorite! Thanks for sharing photos of where you create--lovely!

Jann said...

Oh, this was eye candy for me! I LOVE your studio, and the jars of buttons are my favorite! Thanks for sharing photos of where you create--lovely!

Jann said...

Oh, this was eye candy for me! I LOVE your studio, and the jars of buttons are my favorite! Thanks for sharing photos of where you create--lovely!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
Wonderful studio!! Thanks for the welcome!!
Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Superb creative place dear! Blessings.

Marilyn said...

Not only does your studio look functional, it is beautiful too!!
What a wonderful place to "get lost in creativity".
Love,
Marilyn

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness...how pretty...I love your curtains and all the things you covered with the same cloth...such a feminine looking creative space!

l♥ve it!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Wonderfully feminine creative space!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Your space is truly inviting me to come sew with you!! *wink*

Love the old dinosaur of a machine. I too have one and wouldn't trade it for the world. I have three others I can use but can count on one time how many times I have.

Love the window curtains. GORGEOUS FABRIC!!! Your whole room is so comfortable. Nicely done.

It's Jan! said...

Mary, is that a Singer Featherweight? I have one, my father bought it for my mother when she was expecting me. She used it to sew her maternity clothes and my baby clothes. She passed it on to me (after she used it for 50 years).

I could just camp out in your studio...love it!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a "girly" space. So pretty! Thanks for sharing yoru photos. Hope you can stop by to visit me, too.
Hugs from Blogland,
Donna

LillySue said...

What a beautiful space to create...LOVE those bark cloth pockets!! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~LillySue

The White Farmhouse said...

I am in the "Love your craftroom" crowd. I would add one thing though, a lock to keep certain people out while I work. Love the 2 sewing machines. Been looking for ones like those forever!

LiLi M. said...

Oh I love your space, your color scheme and that blue flowery fabric, that ties everything together and it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creative space and for inspiration. I could stay in here for hours!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

I just LOVE your studio Mary! You have made it into such a beautiful place with all the things you love! I adore your barkcloth pockets and also your paper projects, they are all so pretty!
Love & Hugs,
Carol Anne :)

Jackie said...

What a lovely place to create your special things in. My area needs a bit more work.

God bless.

She'sSewPretty said...

Mary! Your studio is wonderful! I'd love to spend some time there!

Natasha said...

Your studio space is so feminine! My favorite part -- those beautiful pink ballet slippers. (sigh...) What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your chair covered in the chennile bedspread is awesome!!!! Come on over and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin' this party!!!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Such cottage charm! I love the art wall you have over your desk! That chenille chair looks curl up cozy too. Your space is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Amazing and beautiful place to create. Everything is so pretty and perfectly cottage-y.
Patricia :o)

Jacqueline Jaggers said...

Knock, knock, I want to come in and craft and play. Fabulous area for playtime! Hello from Washington, no rain in sight...creeping up to the 90's...

Cathy said...

Mary, your room has always been one of my favorites and it's very inspiring besides absolutely beautiful!

Cathy ♥

Lynn Stevens said...

I so enjoyed visiting your beautiful space, all the lovely fabric in such beautiful colors, a wonderful place to create
Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Denise said...

LOVE your collection of buttons. Your space is perfect...I like how everything is so accessible! Thanks for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Isabella! Your studio is a girly girls dream!!! I love the "cluttered look" as you call it. It's not messy just packed full of creative goodness! Thank so much for coming to my party. You really helped to make it a great success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your space is lovely; just like the rest of your home!!
I didn't photograph my studio for this event, but I am having a "Christmas in July" giveaway on my blog today, if you'd like to stop by!
:)
~Becca~

Mary said...

Hello Sweet Friend:) I love your Wonderful room!!! Love Love your bark-cloth bags that hold things:) All the beautiful fabric, buttons, friends sign,pictures on wall, curtains....everything in Your Beautiful room. I would Love to sew and craft in that room:) Maybe some day:) Have a great weekend......
Love and Hugs, Me:)

Kara Ward said...

Fabulous fabrics and lovely pockets created with them. Such a magical space!

caren said...

What a great workspace you have. It seems so cheerie!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello,

Your studio is lovely! I collect vintage fabrics and I see that barkcloth and I see that old chenille. :0) I love the barkcloth pocket organizer..that's really sweet. Which Singer is that? Does it have the "coffin" cover or a square cover? I've got a Singer Featherweight 221 that I adore along with my Babylock electronic one...one that sews can never have too much fabric or too many machines, right!?

Please drop by to see my "studio in progress". I've just recently moved into my home and I'm almost 3 months into remodeling! I'm getting there though. :0)

Hope to see you!
Stephanie

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh! I love all your beautiful boxes and containers! And that chenille is just gorgeous as is everything in your creative space! Thanks for sharing and come visit when you have a moment!

icandy... said...

Oh, this is just way too cute!!! I could spend all day in there~ no wonder you love to create! Thank you for giving such a great tour!

Hugs,
Christina xx

French Cupboard said...

A SINK? You have a sink?? What a luxury to have a wash-up area right in the studio!

By the way, my mom has a collection of those budoir chairs (like the one at your "ugly" ((not)) desk. She's always picking them up and recovering them. Yours is in amazing condition. And of course I love all your roses!

Blessings... Polly

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Such a pretty place to create in! I love your barkcloth pockets!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your studio is just wonderful. So organized. And each area is well defined. Love it. Thanks for sharing...

Kitty

Lori said...

Mary
Love the fabric on the windows and seat. What really loved so yummy was the pile of pink fabric!!! Wonderful room, Lori

paintinpatti said...

So pretty, so pretty, so pretty, I just can't stop singing it... so pretty, so pretty, so pretty...
LOVE IT ALL!

Brenda said...

I love your space! How elegant and chic it is! Aren't those old sewing machines the best? Don't even want a newer one. The old ones last forever. I'm so inspired by your fabric and pretties!
Brenda

Kimberly said...

Really fun. I love your sink and cabinets. Very retro and sweet. I bet you have lots of fun creating in your lovely space!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Kim

BellaRosa said...

What a wonderful creative space :) If I can get mine even 1 tenth that organized I will be a happy duck :)Very pretty! Rose

Molly Alexander said...

Wonderful creative space - I love all of your fun goodies and trinkets, and I am really jealous of your sink (oh how I wish I had one of those in my studio!). Thanks so much for sharing!

:-) Molly

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oooooh boy! I just love it! Love that commercial Pfaff machine! Too cool! Love your blog and now following. Thanks for a beautiful tour!
bunny hugs,
shell

Her Art Nest said...

I finally "made it" to view your space. I love the beautiful wallpaper you have in your studio, and all your amazing pretty things. So glad I dropped in to see your lovely space! ~Nan

June said...

Finally I make it over to see your awesome studio. I just knew it would be wonderful. So many beautiful things to looks at. I love how you have so many things hanging up to inspire you.
Smiles,
June

KV Creative Designs said...

You have a great space! Can I come over and Create? Thank you for sharing with us! I hope you will come visit my new Studio too!

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

BellaRosa said...

I know I commented already on your gorgeous studio and things, but I was wondering how you made that bark cloth organizer :) I really love it. Rose