Friday, June 18, 2010

~Where Bloggers Create 2~ PARTY!

The rose fabric is vintage..about 25 years old
worked out well for curtains, table skirts, & chair cover..

Wicker chair is one of 4
belonged to my Mother it's from the 40s
my old Pfaff sewing machine..

My cluttered cubbies..
Old metal desk.. ugly but useful!

Most of the things in my studio are either family hande me downs  
or thrift/flea market finds.
Very little moneys gone into putting my budget studio room together.
 It's far from perfect but thats Ok with me..

sink & cupboard... they sure come in handy!
I made these pocket
from vintage 40s barkcloth fabric
My free vintage sewing machine..
 can you believe someone did not want this little machine?
 I love it!

   just some of my buttons.. I have lots more

My sister gave me the plaque
says "Wild women don't get the blues"
Hello and welcome to the "Where Bloggers Create II"  party!
 Many thanks to our host Karen of the blog My Desert Cottage
for all her hard work in putting this party together!
 So let the fun begin..
 Here's my studio where I create..
 I'm blessed to have a room in my small cottage
 just for creating..
My studio is full with lots of stuff
as you can see..
 I've been creating since I was about 8
 just a few days ago I turned 62..
 I'm still creating and hope to do so for awhile longer.
Hope you enjoy your visit to my studio.
 Thanks for stopping by.
 Blessings ~Mary~ :-}


Anonymous said...

Hi! You have a very pretty place here and sooooo cozy! Isn't it funny how these little spaces become so important in our lives? I am having fun meeting y'all earlier than tomorrow. Hope you have fun with this party. I am!

stefanie said...

what a beautiful place to create...even a it!

Claudia said...

You have a gorgeous creative space. I love the fabric you've used throughout the room. And you have a sink! That is handy, I bet!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us.


Amy. said...

Love your studio!!! Happy Birthday Mary!!!!! May your wishes come true :)

Alison said...

Mary hope you had a wonderful birthday. Lucky you to have a room to create in. It all looks so pretty and oh so organised.

Robin said...

Sweet! Did I see jars of buttons? I did! I did! A beautiful space! ~Robin~

Isabel said...

Thanx for sharing love ur studio!!:O)

Anonymous said...

I love your creative cozy and so treasure-laden. I'm also passionate about buttons and books and bows! 1 have signed up as a follower. Being new to blogging, I'm inspired by seeing lovely sites like yours that have been around a while. I had a grand visit...thank you for sharing!


a Bohemian Market said...

WOW Mary:
I love it!!!
I saw the tray of rhinestone jewelry : ) I can see why you stay busy!!!
Happy belated birthday, my Friend : )
Have fun at your blogging party and enjoy!!!
Love & Peace
I love zucchini too : )

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy birthday! You are right, you are very blessed to have such a lovely space to create. I love the sink in it, too! Twyla

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a lovely vintage look.

Im lovin the sink i think the most -- wouldnt that be fun!!

Stop by if you ever get a chance would love to say hi.


zandra said...

Your creative room has such a shabby chic feel. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Her Art Nest said...

What an adorable feminine space. Thank you for sharing your creative space. It looks so comforting. Hugs, Nancy

Susan said...

I see by reading about you we have a lot in common. I love your space. Thanks for sharing. I love to read, should we exchange lists??

Queen Bee said...

What a pretty creative space!
Queen Bee Studio

Inn Country said...

What a beautiful Creative Room to work in, I love it so much.

have a beautiful day Lisa

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

VERY pretty!

Myrna said...

What a wonderful, happy place to create! I love it!

Beverly said...

Mary, I am so glad to visit and see your creative space. It is just as lovely as I would have imagined. I really like your pocket holder. It is so pretty.

I've missed you on Pink Saturdays.

JANN said...


Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Following you back!
I love your space :)

Katsui Jewelry said...

Beautiful! I love your hanging organizer of many patterns, your many beautiful jewels, your rose boxess and the variety of fabric. You have created a wonderful studio!

Some day, come and take a peek at my daughter and my blog, if you would like. It is three months old and not really just about my jewelry. I love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours.


June said...

First of all Mary, let me wish you a late happy birthday my sweet. And now just let me say...This space is beautiful!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Chris said...

Love your creative space, it's so cute! My favs are your table skirt idea and chair cover. Stop by my blog and see how I used some of those same techniques. I guess great minds think alike!
Best wishes,

Shelley said...

It's a beautiful space Mary....wonderful...blessings on your week

She'sSewPretty said...

I knew you would have a gorgeous studio Mary!! I wish you lived closer so you could help me decorate!! Thank you for the tour!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Mary, love seeing your work space. Very pretty and well organized, just as I imagined it would be. You are such a creative person and I love everything you make ~ thanks so much for sharing with us!

I miss you! Just a quick reminder ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY is coming up this Friday, June 25th! Hope to see you there! It just wouldn't be a party without you! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Angelic Accents

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Mary,

long time no see.
I love all your cottage fabric skirts on your tables.
It really brightens things up.
Hope all your creating is fun.


barbara jean

The Urban Chic said...

HI Mary, I always love seeing your crafting space, and it makes me dream of mine, but mine will have lots of cubes for my organizing, but I will use old things to put ribbon, glitter, buttons,etc to look at to give me inspiration. I have been down with my back, but I am going to just post some of my vintage graphics from cds I have, so I hope you will be able to use them in your crafting. They are all 272 DPI, so they should print out pretty good. Love and hugs, Pat

craftyles said...

I love that hanging organizer. Did you make that? Cute, cute space. Love the old sewing machine!

lake said...

love it

setiawati said...

thanks, make me idea

Lynnae said...

Was that room formerly a kitchen? A sink would be very handy. I loved the bark cloth pockets on that organizer. That was neat.

kluless said...

I think your space is wonderful - especially all thos vintage fabrics! Thank you for sharing.

Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sis,
I enjoyed your tour of your creative space!!! Luv it!

Hugz Lorie

Anna said...

What a beautiful space to create. I love that alcove and of course, the wicker chair.

Terri said...

Pretty fabrics you have chosen for your creative space...I like that it is cheerful and bright and so many sweet treasure I saw in there too.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Mary! Your space is lovely. I really like the vintage fabric and I would kill to have a snk in my room!!! Thank you so much for joining the party!!
My Desert Cottage

donnaj said...

lovely space, thanks for sharing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Who has a sink in their craft room?? You! I love the fabric with flowers on it! My if you want to be under whelmed, visit my space ha!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Perfect space, Mary! I love your cubbies ~ to me they are just bursting with creativity and inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!

Miss Sandy said...

Love your creative "closet"! Thank you for sharing.

Debby said...

Hi Mary, so glad to have finally hit the "I's" for the WBC party. Your studio is so pretty and over~flowing with beauty. Thanks for sharing with us.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your rose fabric is so pretty & how nice that it's vintage too. Thanks so much for the tour!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You are so lucky to have that sink and the cabinets in your studio! That is one thing I really miss. It looks like you have a nice sized studio. The barkcloth pockets are wonderful. Connie

fireythreads said...

thanks for sharing your creative are I am so enjoying th tour although it will take me forever to get to all blogs and keep finding new ones i want to go back to

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Like you, I have hand me downs or inexpensive furniture. But yours has that added flair of lovely vintage looking fabric around everything. It really IS gorgeous and I'm sure is the perfect place for you to create your art. Thanks so much for allowing me the opportunity, albeit late, to tour your lovely studio.