Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II ~ It's Party Time

My Crafting "Studio"...
It doubles as our guest room.
This is the brass bed that has been in our family for years.
A cozy little spot to curl up with a good book...
Maybe, a Vintage Cookbook?
And, did you notice the hand tatting on the wall behind the dresser?
My mom had that made especially for me 
on my birthday several years ago.
My desk...
Would you like a closer look?
My sweet business card holder...
a birthday gift from my mother-in-law.
The crochet 'catch all'...
a wedding gift, 29 years ago.
My first counted cross stitch...
created in the 70's.
Who new that 30 years later that her name would be Callie,
and she would be such a faithful friend.
Yes, there's the trusty postal scale.
Baskets of supplies,
covered with Vintage linens.
My photo printer,
and sweet calicos...
providing inspiration for my next project.
That's my dad and I...50 years ago.
Happy Father's Day.
I miss you.
More baskets,
More Vintage books.
Serger Thread,
Important files.
These drawers contain buttons and other fasteners.
Would you like to see the rest of my buttons?

My sewing table is actually my Grandma's old treadle machine.
It is one of my favorite treasures.
I need to finish Dolly's clothes...
She is so modest.
And this mess?
I'll admit, I didn't have time to get everything organized.
Maybe in July...
I would like to thank
for organizing this fabulous party.

You'll want to visit her blog to find links
to nearly 500 artists
taking us into their creative spaces.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care,


Oklahoma Granny said...

Your studio/guest room is so perfect and cozy. And organized!

Cathryn said...

I'd sleep comfortably in your crafting studio/guest room and feel right at home!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a great room you have there.
I love it...and you are a button collecting fool. :)
The crosstich it so sweet too.
Have a great weekend, Suz

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Natalie... how fun you joined the party too! I love your special place... it is warm and inviting and says "welcome"... I also love the photo of your daddy and other family treasures... I feel very close to my loved ones who have passed on when I keep their treasures close by me too... your crafts are so beautifully organized...thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

Kiki said...

Gorgeous..your space has a really nice energy to it..very serene and charming...beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I want to come to yor studio and take a nap. It is so cozy!

Neil and Susan Brown said...

What a great room to be creative in. It is so cozy and inviting. Have a lovely weekend! :)

marie said...

Wonderful space ~ I love a double duty room! Especially a craft room and a bedroom! It's so nice to nap between projects!!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Isn't it great to have treasures with memories surround you? I love having things that are special to me around me too.
your space is very inviting and beautifully done.

Liz said...

Great Space! I think your room looks very organized! I love it.


Kathy said...

Great space - for any of us to get to stay in the guest room would probably mean being up all night playing with your collection,lol.
Its so nice to have so many items that were given to you by family too. Makes for a meaningful workspace.

Katsui Jewelry said...

I am originally from Mitchell and my husband is from I am South Dakota born and bred. We are now in St.Paul. I was admiring your room and your brass bad (we also have one...from the old family home in Huron). I love your feels so homey...must be the SD in me!

My daughter is thirty and is in Mexico studying Spanish right now. She is also in school getting her MSW. We have a new blog and are three months old (in blog time). I didn't get the space cleaned but stop by sometime!

Your girls are just beautiful!

Susan (Suz) Reaney
(not just about jewelry)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Your space is great! You can never have too many baskets and I love your's!


Michelle May said...

Hi Natalie! Your guest room/creative space is one I would love to stay in! So charming! Thanks very much for the tour!

Queen Bee said...

Your studio is wonderful! I absolutely love the crocheted basket! So pretty!
Queen Bee Studio

Deborah said...

Lovely space. I love the glimpse of your buttons and your grandmother's sewing machine. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

I'm sure your guests love to look at all that beautiful stuff when they're staying in the room. I love your workspace. It's so interesting and fun. Diane

zandra said...

What a great creative space. So lovely and charming. so, enjoyed my visit with you. Have a great week.

Tobi Britton* said...

Oh My!
LOVE that doily bowl!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think your button collection rivals mine! We're going to be moving in the not-too-distant future and my crafting area will need to be in the guest room too. Thanks for inviting us to visit!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Your studio/guest room is so sweet and your desk is so nice and neat!! Looks like a wonderful area to create in.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful, I also hared space in the guest room then I thought oh come often do i have company. Here's the couch. I took the whole room for me!


Chris said...

Vintage touches galore! How sweet! Love your work space!
Best wishes,

Cindy Geilmann said...

Yes, the tatting and the crochet catch all are wonderful, love your buttons and all your treasures. Great job.


Theresa said...

So fun visiting your cozy studio! Sweet memorabilia throughout and great projects! Will have to peek back in July for dolly clothes:)

Susan said...

Come and move to Illinois Natalie!! You are right we could create some good stuff together. I loved your space and that is a beautiful crocheted card holder.I see where you like to read, I have a great book list for you. Write and tell me what you like to read ok? Thanks for sharing, keep in touch. Hope you have a good day. Susan

Angie Berry said...

I enjoyed your tour of your crafting space. Mine has been thrown in a room untouched since Oct. 09. Yes, that long! This is my first free week because I quit work last week so guess what I've been doing FINALLY!! Yah! I'm actually excited to be cleaning and organizing in there although it is an overwhelming mess. Lol!

I love your area and all your personal touches. Thanks for the inspiration! In the past, my area only held supplies I needed. After reading your post and checking out your pictures, I've decided I need to surround myself with those personal touches. Thank you for this post. It couldn't have come at a better time my friend! =]

Lori said...

You have a wonderful, cozy, folksy room! I LOVE it! I especially love the crochet catch all and the bunny (brown)--she's adorable! I'll be back to check out the rest of your blog. Thanks for you wonderful comments--I do believe we have alot in common.

Rebecca said...

Hey girly...Didn't make it in time to enter your giveaway but I LOVIN' your studio! I'm still making my rounds from the WBC Party! :)

Thanks for stopping by my friend~ I'll be back! PROMISE!


Tolentreasures said...

Your creating area is so much more organized than mine! I enjoyed the tour!


kluless said...

I think you have made a perfect spot for yourself. Everything looks lovely and right at your fingertips! Thank you for the tour.

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Thank you for the tour of your wonderfully organized space!

. said...

Thats a great space for dreaming, creating and planning for new creations... Very cozy.

Jillayne said...

What a charming room! I would stay in your craft room - do you share your things with your house-guests? I love that business card holder too - you have a a lovely space!

Terri said...

Very cool space for you to create anything you desire! Thanks for sharing it all with us!

Sherry said...

I sure enjoyed my visit with you in your studio/guest room. Your space makes me feel right at home. It reminds me of the feel of my room and my guest room across the hall from it. Thanks for visiting me and for your nice comment.

fireythreads said...

love your studio and your work hopeyou have many years crafting in it thankyou for sharing


NanE said...

Hi Natalie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment! That is some button collection! I can't wait to see that dolly finished and dressed. I will definitely come back to your blog to check out your creations. Have a great weekend! Nan

Tricia said...

Your space is WONDERFUL! I enjoyed my visit ever so much. And what lovely cherished keepsakes you have scattered around your space. It is just the type of room I would feel very comfortable and at home in. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed week.


Kiki said...

Hi Natalie..your tour is just warm, charming..gorgeous! Lots of fun treasures to look at! What a beautifl space! Lovely to meet you!
Happy Creating!

Kiki, Heart of a Wizardess

Candi said...

Everything looks so wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog and how I LOVE your buttons! lol

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Natalie,
Your creative space is so inspiring and what a treat that a guest could stay there too. They will never want to leave. I love your work desk and all the family treasures that make it so comfy to be there. I could work long hours in a space like this. Lovely.

So nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my space too and your kind comment. I am still getting around to visit also, and now, I am a follower of your lovely blog too.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Roberta said...

Natalie, your studio space is very sweet and so full of wonderful memories which is so condusive to being creative. Love all your family heirlooms and the fact that you have a room for them, but more importantly that they are still used and enjoyed by you every day. I've added your blog to my google reader so that I can keep up with all your posts. Have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

Miss Sandy said...

What a cozy space to relax and create in. I love all the special touches that make it personal like your crochet basket. Thank you for sharing.

Jill McDowell said...


Thank you for visiting Calico Petals.
Your creative space is stunning!
Thank you so much for caring and sharing.
Jill 00

Romeo said...

Meowllo Callie and Lucy!

Thank you for stopping by my studio fur a visit! Don't feel badly about still wandering around through the studios - I am still working on it too...there are soooo many! I mean one could get lost out there you know! Or find a good adventure!!!

I enjoyed my visit with you and of course got side tracked off into other posts! Of course that always happens when you find a good place to explore! Don't tell your mom....but that old brass bed looking so inviting and well I was a bit tired after my was just a little nap....and I cleaned up my cat fur off the quilt with one of those tape brushes....and I did give the bunny a smooch....she asked for one....what a nice girl! But don't tell anyone okay - remember cats aren't supposed to be friends with bunnies...especially ferocious cats such as myself....thanks again for being such purrfect tour guides!


Romeo and "her"

Anonymous said...

I love your creative space, so many lovely treasures everywhere! Thanks so much for popping by my blog to visit mine:)

Creative Breathing said...

Here I am Natalie, at the very bottom of your Craft Room tour! What a lovely place to create. Surrounded by gifts made by friends and loved ones make it the perfect place to be. Your collection of buttons creates button envy in me. What a fun visit! Thank you so much for sharing! Elizabeth

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Hi Natalie,
I'm still visiting creative spaces too! Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment... You know, since we put our Dandelion Workshop together, our daughter " and friends" have been much more creative! I'm so glad we did it together...your creative space is just charming... I also love reading about you and your mom and this phase of life for her. We too are managing our way through the " elder care" years and it can be such a challenge, but there are many blessings too...
Enjoy your mom... she looks like a dear lady! :)

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Natalie,

Thank you for visiting me at Create With Joy and leaving such sweet comments! I too am still visiting everyone's creative spaces and I love your special space and your wonderful blog! Everything is so inviting - you can visit me anytime if I can come hang with you too!



LOVE your creative space..
how cute ~!!
I have a ''FOLK ART'' little wood sign too ..mine is in my bedroom... hugs,Patty

Jeanne said...

Your creative space is amazing. It's so cozy and welcoming. Love the personal touches of family photos and that desk is adorable! I have a daybed in my studio so we can have an occasional house guest too. I often wonder if they get up in the middle of the night to create something while there are in there!! LOL!

Creative Grammie said...

I love your guest/creative studio. It's so comfy and cozy. I love how you've decorated. I'm still perusing creative spaces too;this party will not end for me anytime soon, I'm still on C-D. But I've also visited blogs that have visited my blog and left a kind comment. This is so much fun isn't it?
Thanks for visiting my studio and leaving such a kind comment.

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Your creative space is beautiful and looks so warm and inviting! I love that your sewing table is your grandma's old machine. What a treasure. I wish I had my grandma's. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet and cozy place to play (or stay - lol)! Looks like you have some great fabrics and buttons there--I'll be over to "borrow" them later. :D

I also scrolled down past the comment button & really loved your inspiration/organization photos. What a great idea!

Maggey and Jim said...

What a wonderful creative place,,I love all the nooks and cranies and how you have arranged all your treasures.. Sorry it took me so long to find you.. or you find me??