Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where THIS Blogger Creates


I’m thrilled to be a part of the third annual ”Where Bloggers Create” blog party. For those who are visiting my blog but don't know what this is all about; this party is hosted by Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage. It's a great way to be inspired by other creative people. The blog party showcases new ideas on how to decorate your creative space and if you are in need of some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing take some time to visit the creative spaces of all these wonderful bloggers. Hop on over to Karen's blog: My Desert Cottage and get started.

I am a scrapbooker, a quilter, a seamstress and a collector of anything that jumps off the shelves in an antique store! I’ve been a seamstress since I was 12 years old making all of my children’s clothing… they are now 21 and 26 and don’t need me to make their clothes anymore! I have been designing and making baby blankets for over 10 years and in 2008, through the insistence of a friend, I started my own business. I regularly search antique stores, flea markets, garage sales and dollar stores for anything that speaks “junque”. I love anything with a vintage feel or that I can distress into altered art pieces.

I am very fortunate to have two rooms that I can let my creative juices flow. I have a fabulous sewing room and just adjacent to that is my scrapbooking room. I spend a great deal of time in these two rooms when I am not working. They may not be the most glamorous or the biggest but I love them and I love spending my free time creating in them.
As you browse through my rooms, you will notice a common theme of white furniture. I love white as I think it goes with just about anything… and I can move things from one room to the other as another one of my hobbies is reorganizing.

I’m so happy to be participating in this year’s party… thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look at both of my rooms. I would love for you to leave me a comment and sign up as a follower and as a small token of my appreciation I will randomly choose one name to receive a personalized baby blanket in their choice of pink/white or blue/white.
The certificate will be valid for 2011 and you can check out my blankets at Sun 7 Designs.

Now I’m off to visit the other spaces…

The first room you are visiting is my fabulous sewing room with my proudest possession being my sewing table that my father-in-law custom built for me. It will always be my pride and joy and brings me many happy memories as he is no longer with us.

I have a fascination with dress forms.... here are a few table top ones that I have collected over the years.


My second room is my scrapbooking room and for me, the highlight in this room is my antique typewriter, still in working order and I continue to use on a lot of my creations.
Check out this fantastic find that I snagged at the local antique sale a few weeks ago... this great drawer cabinet holds all my Tim Holtz dies and various ephemera. Just love it with the beautiful vintage doilie on top.
This is a metal cupcake holder that I painted white and added some votive candle holders in each ring to hold all my bits & pieces.
As you walk into the room you can see my cute sock monkey who keeps en eye on my Cricut cartridges.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my rooms. Enjoy wandering the creative spaces of those listed on Karen's blog. Maybe they will inspire you to design a space of your own in which you can create.

60 comments:

Dale Klassen said...

I think I have been in these rooms

Raine said...

Wowsa! Your rooms are terrific! I ESPECIALLY want to sew in that lovely.... organized... sewing room. It just speaks to me! Thanks for sharing :-)

Cindy Craine said...

Love every bit of it! Thank you for the tour!! :)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I love, love, love the sewing thread holder. Way cool. Your spaces are lovely. *smiles* Norma

Cheryl De Beer said...

Wow two rooms, how lucky are you and they are stunning!

Debbie Burkey said...

Love it all. I too am fascinated with dress forms. Love yours. Really enjoyed the tour.

Debbie

earthypawscreatures said...

I love your room! The yellow walls, the vintage typewriter, and especially the sock monkey! :) Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Sandra Kaye said...

LOVE Quilt sign. Thanks for sharing. hugs --Sandie

Jo said...

Wow! You are so well organised! Such a lovely space, and beautiful quilts too. Thanks for the tour.

Das Büh und die Lillypookze said...

Oh Valery, I love your rooms! I love the yellow walls, cause that makes sunshine in ones heart!!! And you're so well organsized! I could spend hours in your rooms!

Big fuzzy bear hugs, Biene

Something Special said...

I am like you, I have a separate sewing room from my craft studio. i am crazy about your scrapbook room. I am happy to be able to see your spaces.

kluless said...

You have a lovely space. I love the way you store your threads - so organized and easy to see!

Claudia said...

How wonderful to have 2 rooms! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Susanne said...

How nice to have 2 rooms right next to each other! And how sweet of your FIL to build you a sewing table. I also like your repurposed storage pieces.
Susanne.

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

WOW!! What fantastic creative spaces you have!!
Such great organizing ideas too!!
thanks so much for sharing!!

Hugs,
Debbie

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,
It is so nice to meet you and visit your beautiful creative space - oh goodness - everything is so neat and organized and pretty and colorful. Your dress manaquins are wonderful as well as the special sewing table. Looks like you have won lots of awards!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a creative day.
Blessings,
Erin

Char said...

Oh my gosh, your threads are amazing and you are so organized. I love your work space and can certainly see why you create such beautiful things. Char

slowlaneblog.com said...

Your sewing room is tremendous!!! Thank you for sharing:)

Susan said...

Val you have a fabulous work space, I love it!! You are so organized. Thanks for sharing.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Valerie,
Thanks for visiting me at the Shabby Art Boutique.
I love both of your rooms and the way you have organised them. Beautiful and inspiring!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love the yellow walls and how organized you are. I see why you spend lots of time there, your rooms are very inviting.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Such a wonderful room. Loved seing all those thread spools with all those lovely colors. Thanks for visiting over at my place too. Have a lovely day.
Tina

Terri said...

Both rooms...clean, cheery and bright and so well organized. Any one would be happy to have there creative spaces!!!TFS!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow...you have whole lotta space to be creative in! your studio is so colorful and cheery. I love that old typewriter and the collection of spools in the display case. So nice. merci for touring MY studio and for leaving such sweet compliments!

Vicki said...

Great spaces you have created. The table top dress forms are very pretty. Super organized. THanks for the tour.

QueenMarcy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Your space is so COLORFUL - love it. And the dress forms are adorable.
QueenMarcy

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Valery...Oh thank you so much for taking the time to visit my tiny little bat cave closet. You comments meant the world to me...that my little creative space could inspire others makes me feel humble. I love my spot...art sooths and enriches the soul. I wish I could join you in your beautiful spot for an afternoon of sharing fun with paper and fabric...
Creative blessings, Karla

romance-of-roses said...

This is an ideal sewing room and so well organized. Wonderful studio. I too love dress forms.
Smiles...Lu

Sassy Marsha said...

WOW, two rooms, you lucky gal you!!! I love them both!! That vintage typewriter is fabulous!!

xxoo

Peggy Alborn said...

So love the colors everywhere - that inspires me!

Michele said...

I love Both of your rooms. I specially love your dress forms. I have a dress form and love to dress her up around the holidays.
Thanks for taking the tour of my creative space.
Have a great weekend.
Michele

Gail said...

Valery,
What a lovely and organized space you have! I especially love all your dress forms.....:). I have a thing for them too!
Thanks for sharing.....

Donna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments!! I love all the cute way you store and display your supplies. Wow two rooms!!! I have vintage typewriter envy!!!!

Marianne said...

Now this is what I would love to do. I have two spare bedrooms that I woud love to turn into two craft rooms ...one for sewing and one for paper etc....but the hubby is not sold on the idea...oh well.
Enjoyed the tour of your two spaces. Thanks !

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That sewing table is a very sweet momento.

Laurie said...

Wow, look how nicely organized everything is -- especially the threads! I also love your creative storage -- like the cupcake holder with the colorful cups in it! Thank you for sharing your space with us -- and esp. thanks for visiting my space, too!

Marcia Wachuta said...

Cool you have more than one room! So nice and neat! Thanks for sharing!

Incipient Wings said...

They're beautiful !
Thanks for the tour:)

Liz-Anna said...

What a lot of fun organizing ideas! I, too, am a huge fan of antiques and reorganizing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful space!

Anne said...

Thank you for the tour - you're so well organized it must be a breeze to do your projects!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing your creative space.

Cheers!

Natascha said...

Great spaces you have. I love your idea with the thread in the drawer as my sister gave me one and I havent quite figured out how I'd use it.

Annette said...

Wow! What wonderful space(s) you have - both of them! I especially love your sewing area and the colors of both rooms are so soft and pretty! I have a second room also but it doesn't resemble yours at all - it's the storage "junk" room. Thank you so much for visiting my space. I appreciate your lovely compliments!
Hugs to you,
Annette

Pam said...

I love BOTH of your rooms, and your blankets are adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :)

Inspiration from Nature said...

You have beautiful creative spaces, very tidy or well organized. I love the mannequin forms. You are a multi-talented lady.
Thank you for the tour and thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment on my blog.

Bonjour de France
Helene aka Hogh-art

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Valery,
WOW this is the best space ever. You have such great ways for storage. Love the cupcake holder for supplies. And, I just love the dress forms. I am becoming fasinated by them too.
Love both your creative spaces. Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and your kind comments to me.
I am now a new follower here. I hope you can visit me again too.

Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Holly Loves Art said...

I love your creative space... everything has a special place! Love all the cheery colors too.
Have a great day.
Holly

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

Oh my...lucky you. You got 2 rooms to be creative in, and they are both so organized. I love your dress forms! I love them too and hope to have a collection myself.
Thanks for stopping by my space. It's taking me forever to visit everyone, but I sure am enjoying every stop. I get inspired and motivated by you all.
Regards,
Reina

Robin said...

follow you on gfc
Robin Scott
As a "non-professional" crafter, I love your rooms. I knit, make soap, cook and garden, and would love a "special" place for my crafts. You are lucky.
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Heidi said...

I follow you! Your work room is absolutely my dream space. Right now I sit at our kitchen table to sew and craft and I have nowhere to really store things due to our small home but someday I want what you have!
meek_heidi@yahoo.com

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Valery!! You are so lucky to have not one but two rooms to create in!!! I like the sewing room, but the scrapbooking room is positively yummy! Thank you so much for joining the party!!!
xo,
Karen

Magic Gypsy said...

What lovely, cheerful rooms and that is a wonderful sewing table!

Tina said...

wow - this is wonderful - 2 spaces. Oh you are lucky! - Both spaces are dreamy -

thanks so much for stopping by my space and leaving me such a nice comment.

have a great weekend and hope you get your craft on.

xo
tina
embellishments by tina

fairyrocks said...

Valery, Your space is so lovely and spaciously organized. Well done!!. Love your dress form collection too.
Keep smiling and creating

Bobbey said...

Beautiful rooms! I would love to scrapbook, but I'm just not that creative when it comes to cute ideas.

Maddy*Moo said...

I can't believe you've made it through all 300+ crafters from teh party, lol. Thankyou for stopping by my space, and thankyou for sharing yours it looks great! Happy creating. x

CATHY said...

What a sweet organized space you have! Ohhh what a WONDERFUL package you won from 7 gypsies! I would have gone crazy with that delivery! Thanks for leaving a note on my space. Such fun visiting everyone. Cheers.

Rita Barakat said...

How ownderful that you have two rooms - an both are so organized! They are both lovely, I have a Tim Holtz drawer - love it! COngrats on you 7 Gypsies prize!

Creative Grammie said...

Oh my, you've reached "my" goal! You have 2 rooms to create in, I love it!
Your rooms are marvelous, so organized and it's so charmingly decorative.
Thanks for sharing your spaces and thanks for sharing some of your creations.

Something Special said...

Oh I live looking at other scrapbookers studios. Mine used to be called the memory room, but it is really much more of a craft studio now. You have some really fab ideas to store some of those tools and scrapbook supplies. I love how you store your cricut cartridges. It is perfect! Thanks for the tour.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Two beautiful rooms! I adore your collection of dress forms and the type writer, oh my do I want one badly!

xo,

Abby