Hello my bloggy friends and welcome to this years Where Bloggers Create party!! I hope you all have a wonderful time browsing the beautiful, quirky, or just plain awesome studio spaces that our party goers are sharing this year!
I suppose as always we will start with mine. I was kind of hoping to share a whole new studio space this year, but it wasn't in the cards for me this time... alas maybe next year. That being said, I am very grateful for the wonderful space that I have. It's not a whole lot different from previous years, but there are a few new additions. :)
This is the view when you first walk into the space. I found that rolling cart at a garage sale for $5.00. I painted the butcher block top white and I love it now. It is always there when I need an extra table during a project.
A shoe cubby works great atop the dresser to hold trims and laces.
This is a small selection of vintage cabinet cards. I just love them. They are my adopted ancestors. :)
The dress form was an amazing Craig's List find. I drove two and a half hours up north to pick her up. How could I resist? She was only $75.00!!!!
I keep all my glitters in and on this cabinet. I especially like all little salt and pepper shakers to hold my favorites.
The bookcase behind my desk is overflowing with fabric. Sometimes it's hard to keep it neat and organized cause I just keep shoving more in there! The cabinet to the right is full of jewelry supplies like beads and wire, but the wooden drawers on top hold hold all my bling!!!
See that cutie on the left?? The card catalog was a Round Top find. I painted it Duck Egg blue and distressed it. I have a confession to make. I originally put in my shop to sell. I was so bummed out after putting it in there, I went right back to the shop the next day and put a sold tag on it!!! I couldnt let it go!!! Seriously, it was meant to be mine because on my way home from picking it up, I stopped at Goodwill and found 2 more shoe cubbies to paint and put on top of it!!!
It took the place of my TV which I rarely watch anymore. I have become addicted to audiobooks!!
This cool vintage ladder holds some of my favorite "real" books. :)
The cubbies are filled with authentic vintage lace that I have been collecting for years. When I first started collecting it I was hoarding it like there was no tomorrow! I couldnt bring myself to use any of! Now I feel a little more comfortable using it (sparingly) LOL!!!
As you can see, I like to have most of my supplies out where I can see them. I forget I have things if they are too hard to find. I also like how everything looks when it's displayed. Unfortunately sometimes you have to go for function over form as with this light fixture. I have to say though... it is the most wonderful light I have ever had! The magnifier is a godsend to these 50+ year old eyes!!
I use these cubbies to hold the crinkled (and sometimes dyed) seam binding I make. I love the way it looks.
Yards of lace hang where I can see them too. It's a simple thing, but it makes me happy to look at it! I also love the door pocket organizer that holds different kinds of ephemera and doo dads!
Well, I tried to keep this post short and sweet so you guys could get to the rest of the party goers!!
Have fun and don't drink too much!!!
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