Sunday, July 14, 2013

WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE

Thank You Karen Valentine for hosting Your Yearly
'Where Bloggers Create 2013'  event.
Karen also did my blog background an labels. visit Valentine Design if you want help with yours.This is my third year to play with the big 'dawgs' of the creative blogging  world. Be sure and leave a comment so I know you were here.
 I always visit back.

WELCOME to my 'Happy Place'
When you walk in the door, this is probably the first thing you will see. It is an old receipt holder. I am using it to store the images of the stamps in  my collection for easy access.
Next the ribbon rack, it grows a little every year. Some things get used up, some more get added. Yes those are printers tray's tucked in behind. I am  out of wall space, but have big plans for the trays. Some of them involve finding a handy 'man' to build  whatever I dream up....
closeups

I have learned to sort by item category, then color
A pan shot of the longest solid wall. More ribbon, glass front showcase, paper stacks below, podium and the ever growing collection of 'mist'  'spritz' 'perfect pearls' 'dylusion' spray's on top
on the side of the podium, magnetic canisters full of buttons and bits of goodness.

Springtime view from the largest window
this is where I am on rainy days
SPRING BANNER
The door that never opens. Music boom box below,
 tiny stamp storage on the knob {jewelry organizer},
 magazine rack and the  Gypsy carousel's .  
The layout in this old glass window gets changed regularly.
The hanging organizer was originally intended to be an over the bed valance holder. Works great with clips or even ornament rings. 
This is the door I come in and out of. With my favorite apron waiting for me. 
Thank You Ms Liz for that one.
Shockingly honest look at the desk....shameful I know.
I am one of 'those people' who can only tidy for so long, then I need to make something in the space that I have created.....'YOU ?"
I love little bits of trinkets and baubles, not to mention gaffers tapes. Love the tapes!! I guess here is where I tell you, I am a visual organizer.....I need to see it to remember I have it. I envy those spaces that have everything tidy and in closed cases.
I have tried that unsuccessfully, the only concession I have made is to label the pattern paper , and I now store that in clear cases according to manufacturer and theme.

Display table with flowers underneath ~Sand~Sea~Aqua~my favorite color pallet. Just to the left you can catch a glimpse of the altered case, read more about case HERE or table HERE
Aerial view of that table, close ups of display case HERE

Last but probably the most loved piece in my room. 'ALICE' She has a new dress for this photo shoot. Feeling very confident in white this year, and has a new little friend, "Jewels', thank you Joanne, for that one.

Just for fun an old shot of the 'room ' before I had to move it to a larger space......Hmm that desk looks the same to me.....I wonder if I am going to have to take another room...... I didn't show parts of the room that are basically the same. To see the evolution, check out the sidebar, Where Bloggers Create 
'My Studio Here'   2011-2012.

Thanks for popping by
'KEEP SMILING AND CREATING'
ONE AND ALL
To see the entire list of 2013 blogs visit
'My Desert Cottage'

                                                               

53 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oooooh, nice view! And I love the aqua display. I'm with you on the lack of desk top work space, how does it fill up so fast??

Something Special said...

Oh Pam, you have a wonderful room jammed packed with everything ones heart could desire for crafting and creativity. Love love it!

Ava Gavloski said...

Pam, so nice to see a true artist studio. I went back further to see how your little childhood house was going.... lots of love going into the gem. You may remember, I too was renovating my sauna/change house lake side at the time you pulled your little house to your property. Well, it is still a work of art, like yours. I have new pine walls and a white ceiling. The floor boards are going to get painted red wood. At the end of Jul i hope to instal a wall folding mounted table for two. Get some leather horse collars on the wall. I should post as you have on my blog. Thanks again for your tour, love her dress, and yes my small work space is full to the ceiling...smile
Ava

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love your receipt holder. What a great find and the ribbon rack is wonderful too. You've got such a beautiful view out of your window.
I also need to see my supplies and therefore like to use jars and baskets for storage.
Thank you for the wonderful tour!

Becky @ Vintage 541 said...

Wow, what a view you have and I just love all your supplies Pam! Thanks for visiting my blog too. BTW, my Grandmother (who is no longer with us) was born in Alberta. I've always wanted to visit where she was from. Maybe I will get to visit your part of the world one of these days!

Becky @ Vintage 541

Art and Sand said...

I would be there on most days, not just rainy days.

Wonderful!

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

Love that ribbon rack. Looks like you get a lot of light in your studio. I could play in there for a few days! and THANK YOU for sharing your messy space - now I know I am not alone : ) cheers from singapore!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Ooh, I love your space! I too am better at making messes and working within them than on perfectly clear work tables. Thank you so much for sharing.

Carmen said...

Hi, Pam. I'm like you in that if I don't see, I forget I have it. Your display case is beautiful and I adore your "faerytale" table. Did you paint that? :-)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Absolutely heaven on earth!! Ican imagine this room now whenever I feel 'blue' :0))

Barbara Mason said...

Love all of your organizing and the before photo made me laugh. You have a lovely view and a good sense of humor!

Vicki Boster said...

Pam- what an unbelievable craft room!!! My heart nearly stopped when I saw your beautiful ribbon rack!! You have treasures everywhere and you are SO organized!!! It's all truly beautiful- I'd kill to have a room this big!!

Thank you for visiting my little yarn room :) xoxo

Ps- I love Alice!
Vicki

Beansieleigh said...

BEAUTIFUL creative space, Pam! I have never seen nor heard of a receipt holder like this, but I LOVE anything antique, so this fascinates me! Your display table and the ribbon rack are both gorgeous treasures to see also! Thanks for the tour, and hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina

Lavender Cottage said...

Amazing what we can cram into our special places, and every bit of it important to our creativity.

Bevlea Ross said...

gorgeous view.. love your room.. see you are a fan of Brian Froud too vbg (and that apron is gorgeous!)

thanx for the tour...

your newest follower :)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What an amazing space! You have so many wonderful treasures and storage to keep your supplies! I love your view too! thanks for sharing with us!

Nancy
www.sugarlumpstudios.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got a great space, Pam! It looks like it reflects your personality. Ribbon heaven! I love it. I'm always looking for pretty ribbons when I'm at the craft store, although I don't always have an immediate need for it. Thanks for sharing your space!

Linda Pekrul said...

This is a WONDERFUL room Pam! Everywhere you look, delights the eye. You did an incredible job on the table! I love that you saw "beauty" in the middle of a scrap pile. :) I'm so grateful you showed a picture of your desk. LOL. I don't feel so alone now. And I can't leave without commenting on Alice. What a stunning lady! Love her beautiful dress and pearl necklace! Thanks for sharing your space! It was wonderful to visit. :)

Lovey said...

Oooooh you know I love it all!!!!!

Sandra Kaye said...

LOL!!! I started out in a small bedroom...then moved two more times until I had the biggest room in the house....and now Im the garage:):):) So...I feel ya girlfriend...I feel ya!!! Cool space:):)

bobbie said...

I loved seeing a peek of your great creative space! I'm another aqua lover, so that table had me drooling!

Theresa said...

What a wonderful space. So full of storage inspiration. I love that ribbon rack!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a great space! It would be fun to create there. I especially admire the ribbon rack. Thanks for the tour.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Pam, What a wonderful creative space you have to design your magic. Such great storage and you are so organized. I know things get messy when we create. You should see my space when I am working on a project. Looks like a cyclone hit. LOL I try and keep my work table clean, but some days it's hopeless. All clean for the party though, but won't last long.
Anyway, got to make a mess to get something done.
Love your great view. It must be very inspiring.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Mary Walden said...

What a wonderful creative area. I love it that you have everything out where you can see it. I love your storage rack for ribbons and trims--wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Mary

"Create Beauty" said...

Isn't it wonderful to have all your supplies for any creative task?!?

Thanks for sharing your great space!

~ Violet

"Create Beauty" said...

Isn't it wonderful to have all your supplies for any creative task?!?

Thanks for sharing your great space!

~ Violet

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Thank you Pam, for sharing your space. My desk usually looks quite similar to yours. Terribly difficult to be creative and tidy at the same time!
Thanks for stopping by my studio and for giving design advice. That is just what I was hoping everyone would do.
~Elizabeth

Jessi Fogan said...

Yep, I'm coming to live at your house! I absolutely love how you have everything organized too - I too seem to be a visual organization person, but I lack the room to make it look as awesome as yours does!

Chris D. said...

That's a whole lotta crafty goodness going on in your room! Love it!

Karen Valentine said...

Love your studio Pam!! I loved looking at all the goodies! You have some great stuff in there and I bet play dates with you are awesome!! Thank you so much for joining the party and letting us all enjoy it together!
xo,
Karen

missy said...

great studio Pam...Your supplies are fantastic

Romeo said...

Yes, yes, yes! When can I come over and play in your creative room?!?! All kinds of goodness going on in there!!! Had to go check out the details on your altered case and the table. Both turned out wonderful!!!! But don't you know I would have been on a hot tin roof having to wait a week to go back and hope that rest of the table parts were there! It's a cute little drop leaf now!!! A fun room even if I didnt' find any tuna ;)

Purrs,

Romeo and "her"

Melissa Bishop said...

I love the spools of lace and other bits of fabric. I love your space. Lots of things to choose from when creating. Thank you for stopping by and for the compliment.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Okay, I'm now following and I added your blog to my list of Canadian blogs in my sidebar.

Sandra Morris said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a supportive comment Pam.
I have finally finished it and the initial results are now on my blog.

As for your creative space... what can I say?! It is quite simply amazing.... so much to see and such wonderful supplies!

Having tidied away all the tools and materials of my trade I feel like pulling it all out on display again! Although, on second thoughts, if I just give it a week or so the creative chaos is sure to have crept out to recolonise every surface.

Sandra
Tales from a Toymaker

. said...

That's lot of treasures you have there and personally I think if its messy or all tidied up space, we all create in the space that makes us happy... And really its not a mess, but a fantastic mess and yes, I have my fare shares of those too (few times a week at least I would say). Is gaffers tapes the same as Washi tape? Never heard of it before.

Thanks for sharing your lovely space, happy summer to you!!!

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful studio. By the way, I love your blog banner! Sue

Helena White said...

Pam, love the aqua touches. So many treasures...lucky girl! Nice space for rainy days. Thanks so much for sharing your studio.
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Dawn said...

My desk looks exactly like yours! lol You have a beautiful space to create in; lots of gems in there. Great storage ideas too - I'm also one of those folks who needs to see everything or I won't remember to use it. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen said...

I just love that wonderful antique receipt box; I remember it from last year's visit! Thanks for the tour!

Susan Clayton said...

Thanks for the tour!

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

Loved my visit so much. So many treasures especially love the bride, very unique head.

hugs
cindy@stitches

Lori said...

I love, love, love your room! The table and altered case are wonderful, but I think my favorite piece is the ribbon rack--it is fantastic! I also am a follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

Devon Smith-Breidel said...

My word! You have so much fun stuff to create with! I bet you still find things you want/need. That's the beauty of it- creativity knows no bounds and no one should get in its way!

Virginia said...

Wow, you have a great space! Glad you stopped by Fynes Designs, just returning the view. Great crafts, lots of vintage lovelies to look at!

Virginia said...

Wow, you have a great space! Glad you stopped by Fynes Designs, just returning the view. Great crafts, lots of vintage lovelies to look at!

Halle said...

You have a really lovely space. Someday I will too. For now I'm down in the dark basement but I am still thankful for that space. Our old house had nothing just for me. :)

Kathy said...

Your room looks like tons of fun. I too, am very visual and must have things where I can see them and it is a constant balancing act to not be burried in a junkalanche! Thank you for sharing your space.

Susan Clayton said...

Lot's of yummy looking supplies! Having a hard time focusing on your 'space' I'm too distracted admiring your wonderful creations.

Glenda said...

I love your "space" its about the same size I leave myself to create in LOL between about 10 to 12 inches. Thanks for sharing your room.

Creative Grammie said...

Wow, what a fun workspace! I definitely could get lost in there; I'd be having so much fun!
Thanks for the tour.

London McKnight said...

One of my favorite quotes;
Creativity is MESSY... And I am VERY creative...=)