Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013 - My Creative Space

It is that time again!
Thank you to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting Where Bloggers Create 2013

I am so thankful for the space I have to create.  For many years the dining room table was the space I would use for everything from sewing to ornament making.  Now I have a room upstairs set aside for creating.  At this time sewing is what I do most but my supplies for all of the different creative projects I like to work on are stored in this room.  It is at the top of the stairs on the left.


Only one little window but usually lots of light coming in.


I have a new and very important addition in the window of my room, it is an air conditioner.  I don't have to use it a lot here in the Pacific Northwest but when the temperature rises I no longer move my projects down stairs to the dining room table.

I have tried to simplify things in this room but end up putting things back out where I can see them.  I guess you could call it ordered chaos.

I use this chair to sit and think a little about what I want to work on, that is if it is not covered with projects.

The green drop down table was made by my grandfather for my grandparents first home.

My sewing machine is usually surrounded by my latest sewing project.

I do try to use my cover when it is going to sit idle for a day or two.

I have several Longaberger baskets and I like to use them to store odds and ends, this one is filled with lace and ribbon scraps.  The pincushion is one I received in a swap.  I love it!

Each of the items in the picture above remind me of someone or a special time, that is why I prefer a little clutter.




I also have several sewing baskets around the room.



This is intended to be a planter but it works great to hold my rickrack and bias tape, much easier to see what I have.  It was a gift from one of my sisters.






A pincushion purchased on a trip to Hawaii and a collection of bird thimbles given to me by a sweet friend, sitting on my grandmother's spice drawer.




I have often thought I would like a mannequin but this is the closest I have come to having one so far.


Pincushions and buttons are something you will find in several places around the room.





It is a blessing to me to have a place to do the sewing and crafts I enjoy and a place to store things where I can easily find them.  I am very thankful for it and for a husband who encourages me to do the creative things I love to do.   Be sure to visit My Desert Cottage and see the many wonderful creative spaces.

49 comments:

  1. What a beautiful space. I love love love your re-purposed plant stand. I like your use for it better. You have a wonderful place to create and I remember not having a space myself.... the dining room table is nice - but I like a room better! Take care.

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  2. Hi Sherry
    I love your space! I love the dormer ceiling...it gives so much character to the room. Your basket collection is wonderful and I love the spice rack from your grandma. I too love to sit and think about what I am creating... it is a large part of the process and you have such a cozy place to do it in.
    Blessings today and thank you for letting us visit your private world.
    Rebecca

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  3. What a lovely space. I too like to have things out to look at.

    My favorite piece is the green plant stand. I have seen similar things and next time I see one, I will buy it for my creative space.

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  4. You have a lovely creative space! I am like you, I ned to see what I have or I will forget I have it.

    The repurposed plant stand is brilliant!!

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  5. I love your creative space...everything is so cozy and organized. The old plant stand is a wonderful piece and I love all the baskets and jars you use for storage. It's so nice to have a specal space to create in! I know you must enjoy this pretty space!

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  6. This space looks so cozy to me.
    I am touring this year and not joining in, not enough time to get my space ready. Each year I love touring all the special, beautiful spaces.
    Thanks for sharing today.
    Michele

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  7. What a cute and cozy space to work in and I bet all your grand kids love to sneak in and see what treasures you have stored in there.

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  8. Oh my goodness, Sherry.. Just love, love, love this charming little workspace!! It's beautiful, with all the sweet, home-sweet-home little touches all around.. everywhere the eye can see!! Thanks for the show and tell, and I really enjoyed my visit here today!! ~tina

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  9. Hi Sherry,

    I just love attic spaces, and yours is wondrous.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  10. I love your space! And I love those beautiful stairs going up to it! Very pretty!

    Cathy ♥

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  11. I don't have a large room either in which to work, but I don't think it is the size of the space that matters. thankyou for the lovely tour!

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  12. I think an attic is such a sweet space to inspire creativity ~ luckily you got the AC!! I have a few sewing baskets like you and I even made my sister the cobbler type apron you have the patter for! I love how we are all sorta drawn together by our love of such similar things! All so very nice! Judi

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  13. I adore little attic rooms! It's really a wonderful space and I am so happy you joined us to share!
    xo,
    Karen

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  14. gorgeous little room.. love it... just so inviting (esp love the mannequin and the planer box stand..what a fab idea)

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  15. Awesome and sweet space....Very inviting:):) thanks for sharing:)

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  16. I think there is nothing better than, after spending years working on the dining room table, finally having your very own creative space!! (I was a kitchen table creator for a long long time . . . until I took over the "man cave"! Poor guy - he didn't even see it coming!) ;) So happy to see your space - I love it. And your sewing . . . beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing your space with us all!

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  17. What a lovely space you have created. It reflects who you are and what you love, which is the point of creating, isn't it? Congrats on the air conditioner, I know I would be lost without one. . .lol! Thank you for sharing your space with all of us.

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  18. Hi Sherry, that is my dream studio. I have always wanted a little up stairs space with a little window looking down on the neighborhood. I love, love, love that delightful sewing machine cover, it is so pretty. please come over and visit my blog. i am having a $25 Amazon gift card give-a-way to any one that follows and leaves a comment. Have you ever been through Moses Lake, that's my home. The sunny side of the state :)
    Your follower and blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. I love where your creative space is located, Sherry! It must be great to have it tucked away like this and yet have so much room.

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  20. Cool vintage patterns and I like how you used the plant holder for your goodies. Thanks for sharing your space. :-)

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  21. Your attic studio is cozy looking with some interesting storage ideas.

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  22. Enjoyed your get away studio! I call my style Organized Clutter! Love your pillow!

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  23. A perfect cozy spot to make some wonderful things. I love it.
    xx

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  24. I love the colors you have used to decorate your hide-a-way. I don't think you have what I would call clutter--it is just having things around that inspire you. I especially loved seeing your ironing board on the stool. Sometimes I just pull a drawer out and set my little ironing board on it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. Thank you for sharing your sweet space ~ a wee bit of clutter can be so comforting, can't it?! And YAY on the A/C!

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  26. Lady, you have a room I DREAM of having! So comfy, bright and perfect for creating! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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  27. Love your area, one window would make me happy I am in a basement area with no window. And all your treasures are wonderful! Lovely area.

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  28. A room at the top of the house, with air. Life is good. I love that your space has a shape. All carefully organized and waiting for you to create. I just looks so homey and comfortable.
    Keep smiling and creating thanks for sharing.

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  29. what a fun visit to you upstairs studio. love all the treasures. I want that cute green planter. Great Job!

    hugs,
    cindy@stitches

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  30. Your space is very sweet and cozy! Thanks for sharing it with us!♥

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  31. Lovely space Sherry! Your grandparent's table is awesome, and I adore the old spice drawer set. Oh and great use of that green planter too - so smart! Thank you for the tour of your wonderful room.

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  32. Sherry- I love your upstairs space- it looks like a little attic room the way the ceiling slopes. Your sewing baskets are so pretty- that could easily be an obsession for me- I love vintage sewing baskets. You have your room perfectly organized- I love that long wall with all your notions.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my little room- you made me smile:)
    Vicki

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  33. Your room is gorgeous and I love all of your baskets, especially your sewing baskets. You have a lovely collection of pincushions too, especially the flowerpot one. The repurposed plant is a great idea too. You have everything organised beautifully. I love the jar of mother of pearl buttons. Your chair looks nice and comfy too.
    Thanks for the tour around your crafting space.
    Happy making :-)

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  34. Love that you put in a/c - that's what missing in mine! I can't stand to be up there in the heat. Love your space and the green table made by your grand dad.

    Leann

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  35. I adore your room and all those yummy sewing notions - my weakness! Love the carpet on your stairs, too. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  36. Oh Sherry, I just love your space. Such a lot of gorgeous stuff to look at. Nice that you have the aircon as I can imagine it'll be hot up there in the summer. Such a lovely place to play in. Thanks for sharing, hugs Sharon

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  37. What a great space!! Filled with so many pretty things and great organizational ideas!!
    I am envious of your air conditioner. My window is too small to put one in in my creative space!! So fans it is!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  38. What a darling space! I love it!

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  39. What a cosy and comforting sewing room. I can see how much you love to sew in there with your beautiful collection of sewing baskets, boxes, trims, notions and projects.
    So nicely organized too!
    Shank you Sherry for sharing it all with us!
    Suzy

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  40. What a lovely retreat and studio! And it's nice to meet another pastor's wife!

    Have a blessed week!

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  41. I totally understand the concept of "ordered chaos"! Thanks for the tour of your cozy studio. Lovin' the plant stand :-)

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  42. love your space for creating, I collect buttons too along with other sewing notions, sometimes I hate to mess mine up lol but that's creating a mess is what creating's all about lol!
    Helen

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  43. Love your space and all the ideas for storage! Enjoy party hopping. And thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Marilou

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  44. Love your space, thanks for sharing, great storage ideas. Blessings to you.

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  45. Sherry somehow I missed seeing your wonderful space and I am so glad I found it. I adore that you have special treasures surrounding you as you create. Your space is filled with love and creative energy. I agree seeing what I have helps me use it. Thank you very much for allowing me to tour and sit a spell in that very comfortable chair. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  46. No matter how big or small your room is, it's still better to have a window, as it gives light to your room. And you can't deny the fact that windows serve as a simple fixture to escape from all the hassles you experience from work. You can just stand by it and look at the view outside. After in a short while, you won't even notice that it helps you unwind.

    Josie Moretti @ North West Exteriors

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  47. Love your space. All your storage ideas. And displaying your treasures and supplies. Thanks for sharing your creative space.

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  48. Hello Sherry,
    I love your studio!. Isn't it so wonderful to have your own space?! I work in the attic/studio too, so the pictures look familiar to me :).

    Blessings to you,
    Wilma, Shabby Royale.

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