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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2013!

Hello my friends and welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2013!
I can't believe this is party number 5!!! I hope you all have a wonderful time hopping through the studios this year. We have a lot of first timers, so be sure and give them some love!!
It may take me a while to visit everyone who is participating, but I'll get there eventually!

For many of you, this will not be the first time you've seen my studio, but there are some minor changes this year so hopefully you will enjoy seeing them. :)
 This is the view you see as you walk into the room. I added this wonderful wire hamper recently and I use it hold projects that I'm working on, but have temporarily set aside for the time being. It also holds the over flow of my lace and doilies as I search for just the right piece.

This little area is filling up with lots of wonderful goodies and gifts given to me by friends.
Some of them I hang on the twisty wire on the window treatment, and others just go into vignettes.

 The cubes under the window hold scrapbook paper and were white when I bought them. I decoupaged old book pages to them, to give them a different look. The boxes above them are just photo boxes from Michaels, and  are a little hint of the changes I made to the room.
(I know... it's very subtle)

Have you guessed what it is??? I added a little bit more color to the room! I know many of you are laughing right now going... color? Seriously?? But, trust me... you'll see more color than I have ever had in here! LOL!
I got this lamp (like all my lamps) at a garage sale. It was one of those old brass lamps that looked really dated. I just sprayed it with a few coats of spray paint, and covered the shade in fabric and presto! and new lamp for my studio.

 This is the view from my desk. I do love being in here and even come in to watch tv sometimes when I don't even have a project going.

I love this printers tray.  I got it at one of the Sweet Salvage shows. I leave it on my desk all the time and it holds little charms and doodads that make me smile.
At some point they will all most likely find their way into a project.

 This is the display box that sits under the window.  I originally made it as a terrarium in the kitchen, but it has since found a home here in my studio. If you'll like to see how I made it you can click here.
I like to swap out the vignettes every once in while.

 One of my favorite new additions sits on my desk and holds my most used tools and supplies. Previously I had one of the great lazy susan tool holders from JoAnne, but it was getting so packed I couldn't get to what I needed easily.

 Viola from Shabby Chic Inspired, made a wonderful tin can caddy that is all over Pinterest.
I loved her idea but needed mine to be a bit heavier than the tin cans so they wouldn't fall over when I put something top heavy in them. I made mine out of glass pickle relish jars, salsa jars, etc... They are perfect for holding everything I need. I love having a place to store my glue upside down so it is always ready to go!

 I made the pin cushion simply by stuffing a piece of fabric with fiber fill and then using a rubber band to close it up. It just squishes into the opening and stays there quite nicely. I store extra pins in the jar underneath the pin cushion.

 I have an ever growing love affair with my seam binding. I crinkle and stain it, and use it in almost all of the projects. I wanted to display it out on the desk so I wrapped it around home made cardboard spools and put it in a silver dish.

 I love this wall in my studio, cause I do love collections!!! All my buttons are just an arms reach away, and I store more of my pretty lace in the cubbies above my desk.

 Those are just some of the books that  I have made. I've taught several classes on them and recently created a pdf tutorial on how to make them.  
 If you would like to take a look you can check it out here.

 My bookcase is filled with yummy fabrics for me to play with.

 I made this door organizer recently to replace the old one. It's a lot girly-er than the previous one and I just love it.

My apothecary jars now hold  scraps of lace that are too small to hang or roll up in the cubbies.

 I love hanging the lace on hooks so I can easily see what I have. And look... more color!!

This cabinet came from Ikea a couple of years ago and was red when I bought it. I painted all the pieces before it was put together. It made painting it so much easier!! I drilled some holes through the lower portion and put a dowel through them so I would have a convenient place to store my rolls of seam binding.

 I decoupaged the inside with all kinds of vintage ephemera and it now holds jars and containers of little charms and doodads, scrapbooking metals, and my color wash inks and sprays. I tried keeping them in a drawer but after a leaky fiasco I decided upright was best!!

This banner has been hanging in my studio for several years. It pretty much says it all doesn't it?? We all seem to have an overwhelming desire to do so and I am very proud and very grateful to be a part  of such a wonderful community of creative and talented women.

Thank you all so much for joining me here in my studio. You are all inspiring in one way  or another, whether you share yourselves through a blog or are one of the many who just come to visit. You are all appreciated so much!!!

Have fun at the party!!!!


Judys Lace Creations said...

Oh!I am the first to comment Karen, now that must be a good sign eh?!!. I just wanted to say what an inspiration these events are. Your very feminine blog is just so lovely.
Although my style is quite different it doesn't matter does it? I am very eclectic in my taste, and adore looking at where and how different women work in their creative spaces.
I can't wait to see all those studios, and would just Love one of your tutorials.
Thanks so much Karen
Judy xx

Valery Klassen said...

Hi Karen:
Your studio always looks so amazing. I want to live in your house! I didn't see my blog link on your list for 2013 and I did submit it a while back. Wondered if you could add mine as I'm all ready to join the party. Simply Me at http://www.sun7designs.blogspot.com
Thanks so much.

Okio B Designs said...

I love your space. I don't know how you can ever step foot out of it and I don't know how I haven't been following your blog????? I'm dreaming of joining this next year. From what I've seen so far from other bloggers, I've got a long way to go!


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Karen, wow your space is even more beautiful this time around. Please add me and come by for a visit when you get the chance. I'd love for you to see my sewing room. Blessings,
This is my favorite party of the year!

Desires of the Heart said...

Beautiful!! And I really like the color you have added to your studio!! I always seem to be drawn to color even though I do like the whites and creams too. Love what you did with the pickle jars for your tools and such, a great idea. You have such a lovely touch with everything you do, Karen. Thank you so much for hosting the party for everyone to enjoy!! Blessings, Linda

Helena White said...

Hi Karen,

I must say you never disappoint, as your studio is as lovely as ever. You are truly an inspiration and I love your imaginative ideas for you studio. I have been busy training a new Sheltie pup and I also hurt my back (nothing serious) so I have not been creating much of anything lately. Now that I am better I look forward getting inspired by all the wonderful creative spaces this year. Thanks so much Karen. I am am grateful to have you.

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P.S. How did you do the Pinterest watermark on each picture?

Cbug Art said...

I am so inspired already! I can't wait to make a pin cushion. Your tour around your studio was awesome and looking forward to visiting all the creative spaces. this is my first year to join the party and I am totally geeking out on blogging. Thank you for the beautiful blog you designed for me and helping me get my wings to fly into blogland!

Chris (aka village Artiot at Cbug Art)

Maureen said...

As usual, your room just takes my breath away Karen. You have inspired me far more than you'll ever know... thank you. I LOVE the terrarium!!! Oh and all the colourful additions. Awesome.

And thank you for all your hard work in putting these events together. I am so excited to see everyone's spaces! (I do hope you know you're responsible for over a hundred women actually dusting, organizing and photographing this week, don't you? ;) )

Such fun!

Terry said...

Hi, Karen!

It looks like quite a few of us are starting to party early. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event. Thank you for bringing together an amazing community of bloggers.

I love your studio! I love your wire hamper. In my studio it would be filled with yarn.

Happy blogging!

Terry said...

Hi, Karen!

It looks like quite a few of us are starting to party early. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event. Thank you for bringing together an amazing community of bloggers.

I love your studio! I love your wire hamper. In my studio it would be filled with yarn.

Happy blogging!

Romeo said...

Ah, changes big or small, or none at all, we never tire of visiting your studio!!! I laughed when I read that you addded a touch of color....that's what I did as well in the office and the studio. Subtle like yours but it IS color ;) Glad I am in good company. I won't ever have large splashes of color but I am enjoying the small doses. Although everything is wonderful, I wanted to comment on a couple of things.... Great idea on the glass jars for stability! And the pin cushion with storage for pins underneath - WOW! Great idea!! Your fabric books are gorgeous - wonderful that you have a tutorial now :) And lastly, would love to know how to add the "pin" button to photos. This is a great idea!!!

Thank you so much for hosting the party! You are a purrfectly wonderful hostess! Romeo sends you purrs and I send you hugs!

"her" and Romeo

Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing your blog!!! Its great! I was wondering if you remember where you purchased the skinny cabinet with the pull out drawers. I love it. Thanks for the gorgeous pics.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my gosh, your space has me drooling! I promised hubby I'd watch something with him at 9, but I'll be back to take it all in. Just wanted to let you know that I have my craft room post up now. Nothing compared to yours, but I'm loving my new space. I'm sure it will evolve in time.
(Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson)

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Wow, Karen, your studio is incredible! Your supplies are gorgeous on their own, but I also LOVE the pieces you use to organize and display your things. I especially appreciate the printer's tray, since I'm always trying to corral my "little bits"!
Thank you so much for the wonderful gathering! I can't wait to check out some more inspiring creative spaces.

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Maureen Hayes said...


You already know how much I admire your space, as well as your creative talents. I loved seeing the addition of some beautiful colors to your room. Thank you, not only for sharing your. Space, but for hosting with wonderful "party" each year. I truly look forward to it each year and I hope by next year to actually participate!


melanie said...

So so beautiful, as is your blog! I'm going to be calling you soon- for advice on my blog--- I LOVE LOVE this event, and am so glad you do it every year! Your studio is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

Lady of the Woods said...

Oh how gorgeous is everything, I want it all LOL....am I the only one who fell in love with the cardboard spools? any way of showing how you made them? I adore everything, such a beautiful way of keeping your creative space and tools.

Silvia said...

Having been a follower of your Blog for some time I fell I should not be surprised anymore at your creativity...yet I always am. You have created such a beautiful heaven for yourself. Your room is simply gorgeous and always gives me inspiration.
Thank you for once again hosting Where Bloggers create

Elämän Helmiä said...

You have a wonderful blog, so beautiful and colourful.

sweet violets said...

Wow....what a yummy studio to work in.....feeds the inspiration!!! This day crept up on me....got to get ready.......hugs....

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi Karen, Wow WOW WOW!!!! Your studio looks so fabulous! I just popped over before doing my post... so I'd better get back to work. I'm participating in your blogging party with a lot of WHIMSY this year.

back later!
~ Violet

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear Karen
What an inspiration you are! I have to say I just love the added colour to your studio it gives it such a heart warming feeling and atmosphere.
Thank you dear girl for hosting this amazing event and for all of your very hard effort.
Sending hugs,

carol said...

Your blog is such an inspiration. I love the added soft touches of color! So many smart ideas that will help me in my own journey. Thanks in advance for the hours of fun I know I will have visiting everyone's studios.

marie said...

Your studio is wonderful! Love the little touches of color....and I did notice that!
My favorite parts are your assortment of jars to gather together supplies (especially love the pin cushion) AND your door organizer! Beautiful, functional pieces!!

Devon Smith-Breidel said...

My dear friend-You already know how much I love hanging out and creating with you, but did you know that your studio is the best place for stirring-actually, rejuvenating my creative juices?!!! It's as if everything were made of chocolate...I have to look at everything & just soak it all in because you can never get enough. You amaze me girl!Thanks for putting ALL of yourself into these parties.xo mucho

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Karen, Your studio is fabulous. I think I could spend hours checking out all your lace and fabrics. I adore your new wire hamper and I've always been in love with your display box. Your storage solutions are just great.
Thank you so much for hosting the party again this year.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Grungy Galz said...

Soooo beautiful!! Love it all, you're so organized and neat. Very inspiring :0)

Leanne said...

So absolutely thrilled to be participating in this awesome party, again!!! And, as always, your space is BEAUTIFUL!!! I could get lost in that room. . . And be perfectly content for days and days!! Thanks for facilitating this awesome get together! I look forward to seeing everyone's space!! Hugs!

Lori said...

Wow! I just adore your room, Karen! I don't think I'd ever leave that room! It's just soooo wonderful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful space with us.

StasaLynn said...

As always - your space is GORGEOUS! And I love the color you have added!!! ;)

Thank you so much for hosting the big party again. Very exciting!

Have fun and see you around at the other parties.... Do you have a designated driver?

Tons of love Karen!

Anonymous said...

You have such beautiful collections on your studio, doilies, boxes, vintage things.
You must enjoy very much your creative space. It is very inspiring.


Sandra Kaye said...

I love your space!!! I always enjoy playing in it:):) I love the little splashes of color:):) hugs

Lululiz said...

Aaah, this is the kind of studio I dream of, you could just put me down in the middle of it and I would never leave. What a wonderfully inspiring space, it must be such a joy just being in there and I am sure your muse would never dream of leaving such a wonderful environment.

Art and Sand said...

It is all beautiful. I think my very favorite is the printer's tray filled with goodies.

I could spend hours looking through your studio and never tire.

Thanks for hosting the party.

boulderdamcottage said...

Hi Karen, just wanted to say what a beauty of a room you have! and to thank you for hosting such a great annual party! WOW I need a shower and to get to bed! like THATS gonna happen! LOL Im visiting already! and I love it and my head hurts already with all the great ideas and inspiring bloggers that have joined in! This is my first year! Thank you again! kat =^.^=

Sonaj said...

Wow, your working space is a space from dreams:)) You have a lots of great big and small things that I want to touch! There are so many interesting stuff and I am glad to join you and see where you creating:)))Big hug to you:)


theromanticrose said...

Meraviglie delle meraviglie!Fantastico!!!!!!!Rosetta

Duni said...

Hi Karen,
your studio is GORGEOUS!!! I'm drooling over every picture :) I love all the sweet touches everywhere, especially the tray holding little charms! Everything is simply beautiful :)

paola said...

STUNNING!!! love all the vintage touches, wish i had the touch to make mine look like cluttered organisation with such style, i am so glad i found your blog and am able to participate this year, thanks for a great party
smiles across the miles

Vicki Boster said...

Sweet Karen- every time I get to visit your amazing creative space-- I swoon. Of course your room looks like this--- your special place is as beautiful as you are--

Every bit of lace- every trim-- all your special touches-- I love them all. Your new pocket organizer is just so perfect for this room-- and the jars filled with lace-- omgosh that is so beautiful.

I love your windows-- they are just so bright and beautiful with your special accents-- I can just picture you in this room doing all the amazing things that you do.

Thank you for this lovely tour-- I really want to stay longer:)

You are so wonderful to host this party once again-- we are all so grateful for all that you do to promote blogging and to help us-- you inspire me beyond words.


CATHY said...

Thank you so much Karen for hosting again! This is my 4th time participating with studios in two countries! LOVE LOVE LOVE your studio! It is so darn pretty! and you will really see color when you stop by my studio in Singapore! Off to see more studios. The poor hubby may not get dinner for days : )

Bohemian said...

What a Wonderfully Organized and Beautiful Creative Space you have in your Studio! And I Love the Injection of some Color to your World *winks*, it is obviously such a Tranquil Space to Retreat to when you're in the Creative Zone! No wonder your Creations turn out so Fabulously, it is an Artist's Dream to have the Ideal Studio Space. Thanks not only for Sharing your Personal Space, but also for Hosting this Inspirational Creative Space Party where others are Sharing and Inspiring too!

Dawn... The Bohemian

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Karen,
Oh my goodness your space is so charming, organized, pretty and inviting. You have done such a fabulous job organizing all of the small treasurers so you can see them.
Love the new touches of color and your pretty white lamp and new organizer. You have given me lots of ideas for my studio.

Thank you for hosting the 5th Where Bloggers Create party.
Blessings, Erin

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, Love your creative space and the beautiful organization. Love the little touches of color you have added. As always very inspiring to visit your creative space.
Thank you for hosting again this year.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie Design

Betty said...

I love your workroom, but that does not sound like this room. It is just too beautiful to be called a workroom. I put your button on my blog, but could not join you this year. Will look forward to next year and right now will enjoy everyone else's.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks so much for hosting again, Karen! I love this party because I always get such great ideas and inspiration from storage to clever ways to display projects. I love your jar organizers, the door organizer {which I could probably use!}, and that printer's tray. I love that you can see everything. You have such a beautiful studio I can see why you love being in here ~ even if you have no projects being worked on!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Such an amazing and gorgeous space! You have such an eye for displaying your treasures and so many beautiful treasures to see! Thank you for hosting this wonderful event again Karen - your studio is so lovely!

Denise said...

It's all so gorgeous and inspiring.I could live in that one room.What a dream,You have been blessed with being surrounded with beauty.I would love to have that door organizer,My newest inspiration :) Denise

Anonymous said...

I like you all look so great and beautiful greetings Maria

Anonymous said...

I like you all look so great and beautiful greetings Maria

Melanie said...

Creating must be so inspiring in such a wonderful space. It is so lovely and I really enjoyed looking !

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

THANKS so much for hosting!! I am so looking forward to visiting everyone even though it may take me some time!!

I so appreciate you hosting this party!


Mystical Gypsy said...

What a wonderful, pretty creative space! So feminine. It's almost like a store with everything displayed so artfully. Thank you for hosting the party! Best Wishes, connie

Chris Flynn said...

I've been waiting for this moment. We really know summer is here, when we find ourselves blog hopping here! Thank you so much for doing/hostessing this.

I love your studio, even with the colorful changes. And I love your photo treatments. It know it takes a long time to do that. (At least it took me a while. That's why I only have four photos with the cute edges.)

Thanks again Karen!
xoxo Chris

Jill Norwood said...

Your studio is GORGEOUS! My heart is smiling!
Jill Norwood

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So beautiful Karen, and functional. My card crafting area in the basement has jars and cans I've repurposed too but mine are still as they were after being washed out. After seeing what you've done, I'm wondering why I would ever leave things plain when they could be decorated and make my space more shabby chic. Guess I'll be working on this for next year. I think the party this year is going to give me the mental stimulation I need to create something more personal looking.
Thanks for hosting.

Michelle Gregory said...

just lovely. i zipped over from Shabby Cottage.

Michaele Sommerville said...

Karen, your creative sanctuary is ~heaven~, pure heaven. I've been taking in all of the details, enjoying the layer upon layer of personal touches and creativity! Thank you again for hosting this wonderful event: this is the third year in which I've participated and I've learned to devote a three-day weekend to a comfy spot with my laptop, cookies and coffee within easy reach!

Michaele @ Twigs and Tulle

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
What an amazingly beautiful, serene and peaceful room you have created. I just LOVE all your vintage touches and I see we are such kindred spirits with all the lovely eye candy you have around your space! Me too...it keeps me inspired!
Many, many thanks for once again your organizing this event for us! Can't wait to get out there and peruse the other spaces. I know I come back to this event often to make sure I have missed anything!

Be Blessed,

Kim Gillian said...

I could be very creative in this room. This is so my style!! Very beautiful room.

Unknown said...

your studio is like strolling through a lovely boutique! the way you dispaly everything is sweet perfection! i want to buy it ALL! ;) "Merci" for sharing it with us AND for being such a wonderful hostess! ;)

This N That said...

SO feminine..Love your style Karen...Thanks for hosting again..

Zuza G said...

View your studio is just to die for! All in beautiful pastel colors, full of lace, ribbons, buttons, beautiful glassware ... This is a pure dream craftroom ... I'm really impressed ...

stefanie said...

wowie!!!! I am in LOVE!!!!

Wanda Maria said...

Wow - just wow!!! Your craft room is amazing! I'm in the process of remodeling my craft room right now and I love looking at all of the inspiring images here! Who knows? Maybe I can join your blogging event next year?! lol

bobbie said...

Karen ~
I love the touches of color you've added!
I wasn't able to join this time, but I'll be back next year.
Off to do some visiting ~ thanks for hosting another wonderful 'WBC'!

fairyrocks said...

Thank You so much for hosting Karen, and for sharing your gorgeous space. My Magpie Eye loves all your carefully sorted and organized bits {well lots actually} I say you may be out of control with the color LOL. I think you should write cutter bee and see if they will make you an ivory color handle for your necessary scissors? You and your studio are on my 'Bucket List' and after today I am sure you will be on many more. Keep smiling and creating. Off to visit the rest of the blogs now.

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for hosting again this year! I really look forward to this blog hop, meeting new bloggers and being inspired.
Your room is so amazing!

Grace said...

I love it and your added pops of "color" hahaha You are adorable. I would be there for days just trying to look at everything! Grace

Gwen Simmons said...

Inspiring! What a beautiful space. Thank you so much for sharing, and thank you for hosting such a lovely event. It is my first year, and I hope to participate again next year. I love all the lovely little touches you made in your studio that transport ordinary organization into creative beauty.

Teri said...

Oh my goodness!! Your space is absolutely beautiful!!! I was glad to see the jars for storage, my buttons are in mason jars and I'm going to pretty a pickle jar up for my glue to be upside down as well!!! I always have a hard time propping it up somewhere! Great idea! Love all your sweet cabinets, etc. I just had my room done a short while ago, and I love it, but miss having all the different storage units around! Your happy place is wonderful!

Unknown said...

Your studio/office/work space is one of my all time favorites.

I love the way you have everything looking so beautiful yet functional.

I would love to have a space like yours....lol

Happy Crafting

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you SO much for allowing me to be in this magnificent event. I am always impressed when I visit your blog. It is so much fun getting lost in all that lace and vintage looking fabric. And your new tool holder is divine. I may have to run with that idea for my main floor craft room (that has carpet), since I have so many jars.

I have lots of seam binding, but mine is apparently old, and doesn't crinkle. It is also on cards, not spools. Yours looks almost gossamer, too. I love your seam binding and now must find some.

Thank you again for this very vintage, very fun visit.

CatieAn said...

Hi karen I am so sad I didn't end up participating this year....too many personal things going on. BUt I WILL next year. I love your studio. It is such a beautiful place to just inspire and hang out and relax. everything is so feminine. I did howl at the use of your "color' but isn't that what makes the world so much fun?
Thank you for hosting this wonderful blog hop.

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
What a beautiful job you have done with your studio and yes I can see all the subtle changes, they are perfect! I need one of those round wire hampers for sure, you will have to tell me where? Love the lazy susan idea too.
Thank you for hosting another wonderful event, you are the perfect person for it and a great inspiration to all of us!
Hugs and ya know I love ya!
Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies

Katie Mansfield said...

What a fun, creative space. This is my first time to participate. Thanks for hosting.

Marlynne said...

Just gorgeous Karen! Like always! Like your seam binding addiction! Going to look into it too! Thanks for hosting this great Blogger Tour!

Kadee Willow said...

If, after reading this post, someone doesn't clearly understand and know who you are then they need to go back and really read it! It oozes all sorts of soft, girly, yumminess! I love that you painted the IKEA piece before putting it together.. clever girl! I could just sit in the center of your studio and *sigh* all day long! Just a fabulous space, friend!

Marianne said...

Your space gets more lovely each year. I love your soft vintage style and enjoyed reading this post.
I had trouble posting my crafty space on my blog but I finally got it to work. Thank you for hosting this event each year. I am so happy to be a participant.

Doni said...

Hi Karen! It's always so fun to participate with you in this party and this year is the funnest yet! I had a blast working on my room and its because of the inspiration from the previous years posts. I love seeing everyone's spaces and sharing my own. Many thanks (and a wish for you to have a much earned day at the spa ) for taking so much time and effort hosting each year. I know that all of us who join you and those who enjoy looking all appreciate your efforts and the ease of seeing so many creative blogs and craft spaces.
Your room is a lovely and calming space! Love it!
Hugs and blessings,

Judi said...

I'm nearly speechless! Your space is one I can only dream of right now and one that inspires me greatly ~ every detail, each little space sweeter than the other, it is in itself a work of art! Thanks for continuing to inspire us and for all the effort and hard work you put into not only your posts, but for pulling together this great party!! Judi

Terry said...

Hi, Karen!

Me again. I had to tell you - I visited your studio and Vicki's from Two Bags Full and I headed out the door and went straight to Home Goods. You both inspire me so! I am thinking of doing a blog post next month on all the changes I make in my studio inspired by this party. Thank you again for hosting it.


Carmen said...

Karen, your studio is so warm, feminine and beautiful! This is my first time participating in this blog hop and it's so inspiring. Thank you for hosting! :-)

Connie said...

Your studio is amazing. I am in awe and speechless, and that doesn't happen very often.
Come visit my studio and join my Give-A-Way.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Teah said...

Karen, thank you so much for hosting this event each year. I usually spend a long week nosing through everyone's amazing spaces and gleaning ideas and tips for my own. I look forward to this each summer and wanted to thank you for coordinating this and sharing your talents with us. Your space is beyond gorgeous. I love it every time I view it. Thank you!

Louise@ElsieMayandBertha said...

Another workroom I could happily live in! There's so many lovely things to look at.
Thanks for sharing and hosting this event. I didn't make the list officially last year (though it was the prompt to properly set up my workroom, and I blogged about this), but I'm there this year (though I haven't posted yet -it'll be there tomorrow [Saturday]). ♡♥♡

Anonymous said...

I love your studio...it is so beautiful....I enjoyed looking thru all of your pictures. I got many ideas from you to help me make my studio better organized. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for hosting! ♥

Bernadett said...

Wonderful creative corner.:)

Charlene said...

GREAT TOUR sweetie! I loved it all. Love the terrarium, the wire basket, & well... everything! I so envy you & all the put together girls with your studios all spanked up. Me... a workshop full of boxes. But, someday. HUGS!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thank you for the tour and thank you for putting this event together. It is always fun to see everyone's creative space.

Cindy said...

Once again I see that pile of fabric behind you and I drool! Thanks for hosting and organising us again! Beautiful space and good for you for adding some colour!!! :)

Mom E. said...

beautiful studio Karen, you are very talented and gifted in MANY ways! It is fun to see which blogs are designed by you, It's getting to where I can say, "Karen designed this blog!" I go look....and there you are!
What a great party this is maybe next year I will participate in showing my studio...when it's organized ! LOL

Tammy said...

Your studio is so beautiful! There are so many great storage ideas and inspiration. Thank you for hosting this event each year. It's so much fun!

Rhonda said...

You inspire us all, your gorgeous studio, your beautiful space, your sweet spirit. Thank you for hosting a wonderful event that brings all us kindred spirits together. Xo Rhonda

Heather Coody said...

It's beautiful! I love being a part of this party.... so fun, and such an awesome networking event! I sit and drool over all of the beautiful spaces....
Thanks, again!

Unknown said...

Keep adding colour - your studio is getting prettier every year. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party!

Dianne said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous, I have just spent well over an hour reading and getting ideas to turn one of my rooms into something beautiful like yours. I will bookmark and be back

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Just love being here! It has been awhile since I had time for the magic of blog land and this is a very favorite respite spot to stop. I am glad to have known your light and grace. Thanks! Blessings, Amy

Tea in the Library said...

Awesome. Thank you for hosting. Looking forward to visiting lots of great bloggers creative spaces.

Rebecca said...

Hey sweetie...
Thanks again for a great party, it has been fun. Maybe this will inspire me to get back into blogging, it just takes time I haven't had lately. I think I need a blog-over, I'll call you.
Your studio is amazing, I love the subtle changes this year. It has gotten a lot fuller through the years too :) I like that, you are creating more, you have such talent and you are faithful to share it.
Blessings today

HI! I'm Tabitha said...

Karen your room is a vision of pure perfection....i hope one day to be this organized

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow, your studio is beautiful! It must be wonderful to be able to walk inside and get going.

I found your party through Connie at My Crafty Cottage, and thought that I would add my own workspace link. I have a sewing center in our bedroom, but this link is of where I write, etc.

Have a super weekend!

Kathy M.

Donna said...

Your studio is amazing, Karen, and such a treat for the eyes! One of my favorite ideas of yours are the pretty holders that you've created for your seam binding. I love making crinkly seam binding too, and right now mine is a jumbled mess! So I just might have to borrow your idea:)! I also love your hanging organizer with the pockets. You have so many wonderful organizational ideas, thank you for sharing! And thank you for hosting an awesome party! It's my first time participating,
and I am so excited!

Barbara Mason said...

Well Ms. Karen, Thank You again for putting on this great hop...I am getting to visit new and different blogs and styles out there in our bloggie universe, so thank you.
Your studio is of course divine and the love and care spent on it and in it just vibrates with happiness. Love each and every photo!

Vicki Boster said...

Hi Karen- I just wanted to come by again and thank you for working so hard to put this great event together for us all. You can take full credit for helping everyone in the blogging world to connect with each other. We all love this wonderful event--(and we all love you.)

Thank you so very much for all the "little" things that you do for me--


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I'm so excited to check everybody out. I haven't gotten my new studio finished yet, so I didn't enter. I don't think I can remember how to down load. I might just be out in the dark. I'll keep on trying cuz I love it.

Love your hamper and the door hanger thingy.

big hugs

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Beautiful, as always! I LOVE your crinkled seam binding and especially love those handmade spools.

MT Blog said...

Your creative room is amazing! Thank you for the peek into your studio. Inspires me to get creative!

Annette said...

What a truly beautiful space to create in. I absolutely love the hanging lace! Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop.

Shell said...

Your creative space is simply swoonworthy! A place to truly create and make beauty.

Sherry said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful space and for hosting this very fun party. I have just begun visiting to see the wonderful spaces being shared. I love your jars covered with burlap and pretties. I also love that you decoupaged the back of that great cabinet and the cardboard spools you use to wrap pretties around are so pretty. I am inspired and full of ideas.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you have been busy! Your studio just gets better and better each year! I just love linking up for this grand event. I didn't see my blog linked on the directory, but that's OK, I linked back to you. Thank you again for hosting. Marcia

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Don't know how I almost missed the party but I am late and can't believe it!! I guess work has really been calling me too much. But I am here and love, love your space! Di@Cottage-Wishes. I won't forget next year, and want to be included! Di

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Karen

Love Love Love this par-tay! You studio is lovely and I adore the wire clothes hamper! Thanks so much for being the hostess with the mostess!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, what a lovely, lovely place! I think I might could be creative if I had a place like that. :o) Wish I could see it in person! Have a great new week and may it be filled with all kinds of creativity. :o)

Pamela said...

Such a beautiful space! How could you not feel creative in there!

Unknown said...

Another fabulous party. Sorry I couldn't participate this year as we have just moved and things are still quite disorganized. I hope for better things next year. Your space looks super as usual!

Pallas said...

I love everything about your studio, and think I will borrow your idea using the pickle jars wrapped in trim and buttons for beautiful storage.

My Creative House said...

Karen you have a wonderful studio filled with so many treasures and everything is so well organized and I love the way you display your things on, also love your handmade books, I enjoy Where Bloggers Create - thanks Karen.

Rita Barakat said...

You are cracking me up with the color comments- I am the opposite, I have color everywhere! I love the girly shabby chic but I could not do without color spin changed it up many times and I am still not finished but I am getting there! Thanks for doing this it is so much fun looking at everyone's creative space!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The soft hints of color are nice against your neutral background. And everything is so coordinated and organized, I'm jealous! What a nice space to work in.

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Karen, you have a magnificent studio. I just love the way you have displayed your creative materials as beautiful little vignettes. They are so pretty to look at, I would not even want to use them! Most of all, though, thanks for making Where Bloggers Create possible. I can only imagine how much work you put into it. Have a great evening! XO Sue

Unknown said...

Karen, I absolutely love your creative space, so much eye candy! I will be back to visit more when I can spend more time. Thank you for visiting my little studio and for putting this great event together!

Unknown said...

I hope I'm not too late to add my craft room blog! I just found out about the link party, so I am a little behind...
Here is my blog!

Becky @ Vintage 541 said...

So much gorgeousness in one space...just amazing. I could probably spend hours looking through all your lovely supplies! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party, it has been so inspiring and I've met so many nice creative women. I do the same thing with my glue by the way, can't stand waiting for it to come out! I love how you decorated the jars too, I am inspired to start a new project I think!

Becky @ Vintage 541

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Thank you so much for hodting this blog hop. I have really enjoyed visiting the different creative spaces. I am always inspired by your beautiful room. I love the seam binding wound on cards. I think the addition of a little color looks nice. Thank you for taking the time to visit my creative space as well.

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Hi there!
I just suddenly bumped in here, lol. I just have to say i absolutely love your creative space. What a wonderful place to let the creative juices flow. I found lots of inspiration here in your blog. I`ve been really struggling with my mojo lately and can`t seem to find it. So i`m just browsing lots of blogs to try and help it along, lol. Thanks for beeing such an inspiration and i will most likely come back and visit soon,lol. Have a great weekend. :-) Hugs...Mona

Wilma said...

Hi Karen,

What a beautiful space you have.
Lovely atmosphere!!! The white, cream and a bit of color.
It is so inspiring.
I would love to spend hours and hours here, just taking it in and enjoy.
Thank you so much for all the hours you spend organizing this event.
I love to see all the spaces of other creative women.
I guess it will take me months to see them all, but I'm looking forward to it.

Hugs and Blessings to you Karen,

Wilma, Shabby Royale.

bobbie said...

I'm about halfway through the 'S'es right now, and while I'm loving all the entries, I DO have one comment/complaint...

Gang ~ PLEASE stop apologizing for your spaces!!!
They are never too small, too plain, too dark, too messy...
They are YOU, and what you have to work with right now, and they are perfectly imperfect just the way they are. I wouldn't want to see them any other way.

Having said that ~ I want to thank you all for sharing those spaces where your dreams come true ~


Unknown said...

Beautiful studio! Lovely, charming, fantastic! And, thank you also much for putting pins on them!!!!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Your studio is a visual delight no matter where you look! Enjoyed my visit so much. You have inspired me to do a little bit of work in mine! (Ok, maybe a LOT. LOL)

Holly Moore said...

Just WOW! I was on vacation and then my husband has been out of town with our laptop, so I am just now beginning to explore everyone's blogs and studios.

Yours is amazing! All the pretty details are wonderful. I especially like the hung lace and the printers tray. I am in love with your books.

Take care and thank you for hosting such a great event! Blessings!

Anna said...

Saved the link to come back and visit when I had time to enjoy it and there is no link. Can I still get to the posts?

Tracy said...

I can't find a list either, is there a way to find everyone or do you go through the comments?

Karen Valentine said...

The list for the party has been moved to it's permanent home for the year. You can find it at www.where-bloggers-create.blogspot.com

Have fun!

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