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A Sunday Dedicated To The Places..."Where Bloggers Create".....

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My "sewing room & office",... one large room upstairs that I share with Holly & Mallory...my two creative daughters....

Today, Brenda at "Brenda's Blog....Snippets Of Me" is hosting.... "Where Bloggers Create". Brenda came up with the idea while she was reading the book, "Where Women Create", by author Jo Packham.....I too have this wonderful book!... & just like Brenda have enjoyed many hours admiring the spaces in which women work, craft & spend their creative moments!...In fact, I liked it so much, I ended up giving it to many of my friends for Christmas a couple years ago!
After being inspired by this book, Brenda thought it might be fun to invite other bloggers to post about the rooms or spaces they call there own. So today that is exactly what we are doing!....Brenda has a list of the participants at her site, with links to all their blogs as well....You might want to visit her today & check out some of their "rooms" ..."I" certainly will be, hoping to pick up a few good ideas I can apply to my own space!.... Hope to see you over at Brenda's blog!.....& enjoy your Sunday!
A "glass front cabinet", where each shelf is assigned a certain craft item...some are filled with "card making" supplies,... some hold little glass jars filled with "snaps, buttons, hooks & eyes", etc....& others house small bottles of "paint, Modge Podge, glue & brushes"!... I love how organized it "can" be, but when we all are crafting at once, those shelves can get mixed up in minutes!!! :)......The "white bookshelves" in the back corner hold all my favorite magazines! ( I am horrible about throwing them out!).....Every issue of "Victoria" which I refer to constantly for inspiration....House Beautiful, Country Living,... both the American & British issues, Country Home & Veranda.
This is the left side of my "desk"....It is actually a cabinet, built right into a little alcove. I propped a HUGE bulletin board across the back, but have continued to pin "clippings of inspiration" on both sides as well!....I LOVE being surrounded by photos, invitations, thank you notes, upcoming events & beautiful things!...It simply makes me happy!...And even though you really cannot tell, the little framed photo is of me & Martha Stewart! Talking about inspiring!!
Some of my "pretty strings".....I love the simplicity & "old-fashioned, humble charm" of "string"!!!.....And a "tiny painting" of red geraniums peeking out from behind.
And I do love a bit of "sparkle"....doesn't everyone!?.....Some of the little glass bottles showing off the lovliest of "beads & sequins".......

52 comments:

Nola August 23, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

Fantastic glass front cabinets, and you are so neat and tidy. Your spaces are great. Thanks for participating in "Where Bloggers Create", I'll be back later to read some of your others posts.

dreams and decor August 24, 2008 at 12:25 AM  

What a wonderful space! I love it! I found you from Brenda via her tour & am so glad I did. I can tell I am going to be spending a lot of time here ---- first thing I'm going to check out is those recipes I see listed on your sidebar! YuM! Patti

The Fairy Glade August 24, 2008 at 2:25 AM  

Hi Heidi what a wonderful space you have created for yourself and the girls. Sadly, I don't have the luxury of space for myself. I usually sit in my garden room, which is fine in the summer when it is warm, but in the winter is damp and cheerless. Then it is back to the kitchen table! I would love my own hidey hole with the sewing machine plugged in and the ironing board up and ready for use. Enjoy your weekend and I am looking forward to the Halloween swap. Dev X

Trish August 24, 2008 at 5:22 AM  

I love that glass cabinet! What a great space you have! Your desk also looks look a place that's enjoyable to work at. I'm a huge fan of surrounding yourself with whatever makes your heart sing and you seem to have done that!

Laurie from My Garden To Yours August 24, 2008 at 5:47 AM  

What a beautiful space you have to create! Thanks for the tour. I loved the sequin jars.

Louise August 24, 2008 at 6:14 AM  

What a beautiful space! I love it!

I also love that you create with your daughters. My daughters are little, and we do create together on a small scale, but I look forward to when we all go at it all day!

dana August 24, 2008 at 6:38 AM  

I just KNEW your place would be organized and yet so "pulled together" as well! I can only dream of having my place look like yours---but I can dream. I love seeing your board of inspiration and special things. That is a common thread I have seen running though our blogs today! I didn't share my craft room today, but if I had--there's a bulletin board above my desk--also full of photos and ideas. Have a great day! dana

BailiwickDesigns August 24, 2008 at 7:09 AM  

You have a lovely place to create in! I love your organised glass cabinets and your desk tucked into an alcove. And you even have a comfy place to read those great magazines! That's one thing I don't have room for. ::Jill

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ August 24, 2008 at 7:13 AM  

I LOVE your creative space!! So bright and organized - 2 of my own criteria.

I have literally been working on creating mine this past week and hope to post later today.

Did you get my email address okay for the Halloween swap?

KarenHarveyCox August 24, 2008 at 8:45 AM  

Heidi, what a gorgeous place to create in, I love your art table and all of your ingredients so carefully organized in those beautiful cupboards. Your space is glorious, I'll be right over to create something. Your blog is equally as gorgeous. Karen

onlymehere August 24, 2008 at 9:20 AM  

This is a fabulous room! I especially love that glass front cabinet! I'd join in on the fun but my office is stacked floor to ceiling with stuff from our crawl space from the laundry room flood (as is most of the rest of the house). I'll have to do it at another time! Cindy

Beverly August 24, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

Heidi, I always love your creative space. And, I know beautiful things are made there.

And yes, I do need a bit of glitter in my life.

I missed you and Holly yesterday.

Perennial Garden Lover August 24, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

I love those glass front cabinets and that large work table. Your creative space is very neat & tidy. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us. :)

Rue August 24, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

Hi Heidi :)

I'm so glad you played along with us. I really wanted to see the place you create in and it certainly isn't dissapointing! LOL I love how everything has a place. The magazine storage cabinet is something I need badly! I get all the same magazines and I have all my old Victorias too :)

I'm going to come back and see this again so I can study it for ideas ;)

hugs,
rue

Brenda Kula August 24, 2008 at 12:51 PM  

I am drooling over those glass-fronted cabinets! No dust! I so want a place to put things that won't gather dust, like fabric. Your spaces are beautiful. I adore your bottles of shiny little beads. How cute is that? And so simple to do, but we often fail to do the little things that would give us some sparkle. Thank you so much for participating!
Brenda

elizabethholcombe August 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

Oh WOW! Love your space! The cabinets alone are art! Love everything!~~~XXOO, Beth

Reflections from the Stone Nest August 24, 2008 at 1:18 PM  

Your space leaves me speechless! Absolutely divine! I'd love for you to come over to my home and help me organize a room, LOL! I'm sure you have plent to do! LOL! All kidding aside, your creative space is just wonderful.

Kitty

Viv (VivLyn) August 24, 2008 at 1:36 PM  

You certainly have a beautiful place to create from! Love all the glass front cabinets and you jars of beads and sequins!

randi August 24, 2008 at 1:52 PM  

What a lovely workspace! I'm so jealous of your glass-front cabinets, they're beautiful...and so practical! Can I still sign up for your vintage halloween swap? I'd really love to! I just discovered your blog- I'm so glad I did...it's lovely!
Happy Sunday,
Randi
sweetlyhappilyartfully.blogspot.com

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden August 24, 2008 at 3:29 PM  

Fabtablous room Heidi! Love the cabs. Hey, are those pink velvet burn out pillows? I think I have one like them,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85469550@N00/1234149888/in/set-72157600477990255/

Love your string caddy. I have some various balls of twine and such that I need to find a *place* for.
My craft room is far from finished yet. I'll be posting more about it on my 100th post, so stay tuned, lol... I think I have about 15 or so more to go.

Your bottles filled with bling are great too.
Definitely the perfect room to get crafty in!

Mad Red Hare August 24, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

Goodness, I do love your space! I'll bet you can be really creative there. I am jealous. My workspace is always in such a mess.

Lisa Ann August 24, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

You have a beautifl space to create in. I love the cabinets.

Donna August 24, 2008 at 5:25 PM  

What a beautiful place to create!

Hugs,
Donna

Susan Hickam August 24, 2008 at 5:38 PM  

What a beautiful space! You are very blessed and so are your daughters. Thanks for sharing all the inspiring ideas.

Scooterblu's Whimsy August 24, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

Hi Heidi...You and Martha??? Do tell, that would be a great post! And I want all the details! :) You have a great space to create in! Love the serence colors! And the damask print red(?) pillows on the bench are just darling!

Hope you had a great weekend! Hugs, Rhonda :)

jen August 24, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

Your craft room is so organized, mine looks like a bomb went off. I need to find some great shelves like you have!!

Rosa August 24, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

Hello Heidi. Thanks for stopping by!
What a beautiful space you have. I love the cabinets and I too start posting inspiring pictures when I'm working on a new garden design.

karlascottage.typepad.com August 24, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

How wonderful it would be to have all those glass doored shelves!

Ragged Roses August 25, 2008 at 1:46 AM  

Oh lovely post, you have such a beautiful space to sit and create, thanks so much for sharing some more photos with us
KImx

GardenJoy4Me August 25, 2008 at 3:53 AM  

Can I come over and 'create" HERE !!! ... I love your cabinets and wonderful spce that you have .. so organized and in waiting of something to be created .. I love it ! The nostalgic touches are perfect too : )
Thanks for the peek !
Joy .. jealous Joy ? LOL
I think I have a bad case of space envy ? haha

CurtissAnn August 25, 2008 at 4:41 AM  

Hi, Heidi! Thanks for stopping at my blog, and I'm soooo glad to read yours. I had to sit a bit yesterday during the tour :) Your space, and blog, are beautiful, inspiring. I realize now after the tour that not only am I a desk-aholic, I'm a shelf-aholic. I adore yours with the glass fronts. I'm a granny, too! Two sweeties under 19 months. I'm in love.

Diane August 25, 2008 at 4:44 AM  

Heidi, this is a beautiful, neat and well-organized space!

About the brown transferware you saw in my studio...I used to have lots more but sold it! :-( Now the prices have really gone up! I started my collection in the early 70s when you could get a plate for .50 cents!

Thanks for welcoming me to your studio!
Diane

Polka Dot Moon August 25, 2008 at 5:29 AM  

Oh Heidi,
This is one of the most beautiful spaces I've ever seen!! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Denise

Carla August 25, 2008 at 6:36 AM  

How perfect! Thank you for sharing!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest August 25, 2008 at 6:55 AM  

Oh Man, I am drooling. Those white cabinets are what I have been looking for for months now. Your space is fantastic~ Lynn

Tonya August 25, 2008 at 7:30 AM  

I just love your sewing and craft room, Heidi! As of now, my sewing area is in a corner of my bedroom. However, my dh is fixing to start closing in our 300 square foot garage. Half of it will be my sewing room. I am so excited!!! It probably won't be finished until the spring, but at least I have it to look forward to. My girls will share it with me, like yours do : ) I am going to enjoy looking at everyone's creative spaces, I need ideas!

Linda's Blue Gate August 25, 2008 at 9:00 AM  

Wow wow and wow..... can you come to my house and organize me.... your space is just glorious....love that glass door cabinet.... how fun to have daughters that like to create also...
Hugs
Linda

celestina marie August 25, 2008 at 9:13 AM  

Hi Heidi, So nice to meet you too and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I just love your studio and creative blogging space. Everything is so organized and easy to see what you need. I just love that. The glass front cabinet is wonderful. I also use lots of jars to hold small beads, buttons etc. I really enjoyed your tour and thank you for the inspiration.
Have a great week and happy creating!
Celestina,
la rea rose

Gretchen August 25, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

Heidi your creative space is just perfect. I love that you have your sewing machine by the window and everything is so well organized.

I've peeked through your earlier blogs and was amazed to find someone who is as much a homebody as I am.

Your home is just beautiful and I can't believe you like leopard too.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

randi August 25, 2008 at 11:42 AM  

So sorry I've been out of pocket the past couple of days...here's my address for the swap:
Randi Anderson
1129 Kensington Court
Longview, TX 75605

artsweetart@gmail.com
Thanks and Happy Monday!

TinaTx August 25, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

Hey Heidi!
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a 'tour' of my little space. (more like stand in one spot and spin around!)
Your space is wonderful! I visited yesterday but I guess I didn't leave a comment. Too many things going on at once - my 'hard drive' (brain)is over loaded and may crash at any time!

Clover Yard August 25, 2008 at 1:42 PM  

Hi Heidi, just catching up with your lastest posts and how great they are. Your creative space is amazing! You have inspired me to re-organise my spare bedroom which is my wee corner of creativity (although much of that just goes on in my head!). Thanks for your comment - I'd like to post about my lovely cushion and will explain what some of those words mean to me. Stop by soon!
Love, Carolx

serenitymeadow August 25, 2008 at 3:05 PM  

Your creative space is wonderfully organized. Looks like a really comfy and cozy place to do some serious sewing projects.

Katy August 25, 2008 at 6:07 PM  

Thanks so much Heidi! Each day, I sooo look forward to getting the mail in hopes of getting it! I can't wait!!! What a wonderful treat it will be to get it!!! THANK YOU!!! :)

OH...and I know what you mean...i LOVE checking things off as you go through your day of chores...it is so rewarding!!!!! :)

Party of 5 August 25, 2008 at 7:47 PM  

what a fun space for creating!!!! I love it!

Red Geranium Cottage August 25, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

What a nice room. It looks so nice and tidy. And did you say Red Geraniums??????

Brenda Kula August 26, 2008 at 9:59 AM  

Heidi, I looked on your blog and could not find your email address. So I'm leaving you a message here. I didn't sign up for your Halloween swap, but now that I know about it, I would love to join if it isn't too late. If it is, that's okay. Please let me know.
Brenda

blingqueen August 26, 2008 at 7:47 PM  

I luv your blog and I am so excited about the Vintage Halloween swap!

I left you a little sum sum on my blog!!

Heather August 29, 2008 at 9:42 AM  

Oh I love this room! What a fantastic and inspiring space to create! Your house seems amazing! I want a full tour!!!
Hope you are doing well!
Love the blue gates in the previous post- especially the last photo. Just dreamy!
hugs
Heather:)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents August 29, 2008 at 10:58 AM  

What an inspiring place to create! Love those cabinets, too! Can't wait to visit you again!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cami September 1, 2008 at 12:23 PM  

I'd love to come over w/ my daughter and create w/ you all day long! Wonderful studio!!!

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