Wow! I cannot believe this is my fourth straight year participating in Karen Valentine's (at "My Desert Cottage") "Where Bloggers Create" party. What a great way to drop by the studios of old friends, discover new bloggers, get inspiration and receive visitors from around the globe to my creative space. Huge appreciation goes out to Karen as always for the opportunity to participate.
Even though my Studio looks mostly the same as last year, the biggest change is that my knitting and spinning stash and tools have totally taken over the old closet space. As my stash grew, so did the need to store and display it. I've also consolidated (and acquired a few more, to be honest) knitting-related items to decorate that area.
I hope you enjoy the tour!
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|View as you walk into my 8x10 Studio|
|Main workspace with lots of drawers to store tools and supplies|
|The wooden Lazy Susan holds three glass flower frogs for pencils, scissors, tools|
|Closeup of desktop - repurposing old silver as storage|
|This bunny has been front and center of my desk for years|
|A few creations, some hourglasses and Beswick bunnies|
|Vintage products - love the graphics|
|RCA Victor sign and vintage Nipper salt & pepper shakers|
|Three Edison items - love that sign|
|Hand painted mouse plate circa 1905|
|My $45 chandelier found at a Re-purpose store|
|The knitting and spinning closet|
|How I store my circular needles|
|Yarn ends are kept in a vintage picnic basket|
for use in future projects
|South wall with cabinets on top of and inside a former dresser |
(drawers removed and shelves inserted for more storage)
|Antique collapsible top hat on a House of Lords cigar box |
I think that postal scale is one of the very first antiques I collected!
|Two Singers: one an antique toy! |
Pincushions, notions and pins from 1806
|Storage inside dresser - boxes, cabinets & small printer's trays all|
make finding supplies so easy
|Baby shoes under glass & pretty vintage doorknobs|
|Whenever I can move a sleeping cat, this old sewing desk is|
perfect to cut paper or to hold my swift to wind yarn
|or sometimes the cat sleeps ON TOP of the paper cutter... |
Tawnee, that CAN'T be comfy, can it?
|East wall - Regal china, crystal, silver and cobalt|
|Candlestick phone and bell box|
The drawers below store oil and acrylic paints and painting supplies
the breadbox holds completed cards
|Meggie models my circa 1980 wedding dress (hat made in 2013)|
She stands in front of an authentic Union Jack about 80 years old
|Sheba - who has an uncanny ear for knowing exactly when |
I am eating in my Studio and appears like magic
|Glitter in crystal salt & pepper shakers, other vintage glassware and buttons|
|Doesn't everyone have an antique fruit peeler?|
|Luckily, Dakotah leaves it alone|
|Under desk storage - file drawers, baskets, milk can and jars|
Thank you for your visit - I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out the rest of the bloggers sharing their spaces in this year's Where Blogger's Create party over at My Desert Cottage. Karen, as always you are wonderful to host this awesome event - thank you so much.
Now I am off to ooh and aah at all the other participants creative spaces!