Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012... plus a Giveaway

Welcome to my studio!
I have been so excited to show you the changes I've made.
If you remember from previous years,
there was a big brass bed in the middle of the room.

Now, the big brass bed is downstairs and I have room for a table.

I kept the sewing counter in front of the window...
I can watch the birds in the summer and the snow in the winter!

I found the perfect place to hang my 
Mothers Day gift from my sweet daughters.

My buttons and thread have moved here for easy access.

My Mom's custom built sewing cabinets have been moved here to the studio.
I love all the new storage.
Vintage luggage and wooden crates provide even more places to tuck away supplies and projects.

My seat at my desk is the bench from mom's bedroom vanity dresser.

Wooden cigar boxes, vintage books, baskets, my grandma's hats...
all provide creative inspiration.

The fabulous little table (from Ikea) has two drop leaves to create a large work surface...
plus there are three storage drawers on each side.

I can have just one or both leaves up, depending on the size of my project.


My helper cat likes the table, too.

Thanks for visiting my studio.
Please leave a comment and I will draw a name on August 16th.
The winner will receive one of my handmade Infinity Scarves.

A special thank you to Karen, from My Desert Cottage,
for organizing this blog party.
Click here to see her studio and to find the links to many more creative spaces.
You won't be disappointed!

Take care,
~Natalie

45 comments:

Willow said...

What a beautiful and creative room you have. An inspiration.

Sandi said...

I love what you have done with your room. The table is perfect.
VictorianGypsy

Happy Valley Primitives said...

Wow, Natalie...just beautiful with so much light. And your organization is wonderful! I just love your button containers too. This room looks so nice and big for getting creative in!

Ilene

Doni said...

Hi Natalie!
Your room is so soothing...and I love that table...ok...it's perfect! Folding out on both, one, or not at all...yep, perfect. I'm going to need one of those!
I love sewing notions too...so having them out and pretty too is so wonderful! Love your room!
Blessings, Doni

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your space is beautiful. Love that it has so much natural light.
How sweet of you to have a giveaway.
Thank you for your tour and the chance at the giveaway
*hugs*deb

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Your space is so romantic and flu
of creativity...
I love your decorations....and I love
your sweet cat...

Thanks for sharing...

Hugs..Marijke

Maureen said...

Hi Natalie! I LOVE your room and all the wooden drawers and boxes... so glad to read that you were able to move a bed out and replace it with an awesome table! Oh and I adore seeing all the crafters with furry family friends to keep them company... yours is too cute!

M said...

I love all your touches to make that room yours! And you also gave me the idea of putting the hats on wall....I amy just have to do that :)

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

this post is inspiring. makes me wanna change some spaces in the house too.

Sandra Kaye said...

Oh my such lovely furniture in your room. your room is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello Natalie.....I love your studio space...so glad I stopped in to visit. I almost purchased that same IKEA table in white....but they didn't have it in stock when I went...and so I didn't.....

I think it looks amazing in your space...and it looks like your room is big enough to keep the table opened all the time!

thanks for sharing your space...hope you'll come by to peek at my little corner of the world.


ciao bella
creative carmelina

Cyn said...

you have a very cozy space. I Love it. I like how you have your embroidery hoops on the wood hooks on the little shelf I may have to copy. :)

Kit said...

Oh your room is lovely! I can just imagine all the wonderful items you will create! Enjoy! Kit

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Love the big window! What a lovely place you have to create in. Thank you for sharing. ; )
~Michele

The Feathered Nest said...

Natalie, your studio is just beautiful! I just love that Ikea table in the center of the room, it's wonderful! The window is perfect for natural light too :) I just love everything!! xxoo, Dawn

Leanne said...

I just love your space, and that table is awesome! what a find! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Happy Creating!

Shell said...

Natalie,,,,It looks awesome! Love all your Vintage touches!! Love the kitty on the table!

Thanks for Sharing!

Hugs and love,
Shell

Mary Ellen said...

Wonderful space you have! It has been so fun seeing all the different ways we create and the spaces we create in! Love this party!
I am loving my new little space I created this year!

bee blessed
mary

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love your Ikea table!

I have my sewing machine in front of my window, too. I like being able to look up and see what is going on outside. =)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow Natalie!!!
I'm dreaming of a creative space like yours ~ you did a marvelous job!!!
So many inspirations ~ love that Ikea sewing table!!!
I too have my sewing machine in front of the window!
Enjoy every bit of it ~ you deserve it!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Prim Blessings
Robin

yorkie's primitives said...

I love the way you have organized your craft room! Now you can come and do mine.LOL I would never thought of using suitcases as storage.Hmmm! Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your infinity scarves!! Hugs, Valerie

Bobbie said...

The touches of your mother and grandmothers items in the room are wonderful. So fun to have their things around you while you create.
What a lovely space you have...thank you for sharing.
Best Wishes, Bobbie

Rita Barakat said...

Love your beautiful room - the colors are wonderful!o Ikea - I have been to Ikea why didnt I spy that table? I love that you painted the inserts to your cabinets- it really pops!

Robin said...

Hi, Natalie, I'm making my way through the blogs, starting at Z and working upwards, LOL.

LOVE your space. L.O.V.E. that awesome Ikea drop-leaf table, WOW,what a great idea!!

I was sorry not to find out your kitty helper's name! Check out my post sometime and you can see 3 of my kitty helpers. I think I'm becoming a scary cat lady, LOL!

Robin

Soggy Bottoms Baby Duds blog

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

You have a lovely craft studio. I also have a feline helper keeping an a close, sometimes very close,.eye on what I am doing.
Thank you for the look around your room.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your room, Natalie! I love your sewing machine in front of the window. How wonderful it must be to look up and see the views no matter what the season. Love your furniture, too! That table you got is great. Perfect that it folds up or down depending on what you are working on. Thanks for sharing your creative space!

Sandy said...

Great space! The two tone furniture is wonderful and I love the fold out table in the middle of the room. Fab place to play. Thank you for sharing.

Allison said...

Your craft room looks great!!!!!

jodi said...

That room is beautiful. How large is it?

fairyrocks said...

Your space is so lovely with the window desk that you can use. I always stitched in my kitchen so I could see outside too. Gorgeous storage pieces. And you know that HUGE expanse of clean table is just begging for the next big project. Thanks for sharing, keep smiling and creating

suziqu's thread works said...

Nice to be here Natalie.
You have such a soft and warm environment in which to create. Love all your supplies so beautifully organized and that wonderful fold out table to work is is amazing.
Lots of inspiration here and thanks for sharing!
Enjoy your tour - I am!
Suzy

Danice said...

Wow, Natalie, you are a great interior designer. Your house is so pretty. I will also put your Giveaway on my blog sidebar :)

Mabel Jane's said...

Beautiful space...

Angela Weimer said...

A wonderful space to create in. Love your new table. thanks for the lovely tour and have a great day. Agnela

Kim said...

Wow I love your new studio! You can't help but be creative in there!!
Kim

Something Special said...

Oh I love the rug on the flour and the vintage suitcases. loved the tour. I am a new follower.

Lori said...

Looking out the window while at the machine---that is the best!

Kristi S said...

Your space is beautiful! Love your large work table and your cute kitties! Thank you for sharing with us!
Hugs,
Kristi

My Stitches to Treasure said...

Hi Natalie,
Great job on your studio-I can't wait to stop by and see it. Now you just have to find time to stay home and use it...:o)
Can't wait to see what wonderful things you get inspired to create!
Deb

Firecracker Kid said...

OMGoodness, I've been away too long. Now that's a nice work room and I love the wall color and the two tone on the dresser and armoir. Kitty looks good in there too :)
Hugs~Carol

bobbie said...

Such a pretty room! And I love that you've filled it with so many family mementos~
thank you for sharing your space with us ~

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Hi Natalie,
Love your big space for crafting and sewing. Isn't it great to have a big space for working?

Maureen Hayes said...

Natalie,

What a lovely space you have. It looks so organized, I wish I could say the same for my own space! I love that table you were able to get from Ikea. I just recently bought a sewing machine and that would be the perfect table for it, I will have to see if I can find it.

I have two kitties as well and enjoyed seeing your babies in the post. I plan to check out your Etsy shop next. I always enjoy seeing what people make as well as their studio space. I am fascinated with the fact that you live in SD as it is one of those states I simply do not know much about but have always been interested in.

Thank you so much for sharing your space with all of us. I enjoyed seeing it and got some great ideas to boot. I am now following your blog and look forward to seeing what you post next.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Maureen

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Hi Natalie, I'm a new follower! I would love to have a room like that, very jealous! Thanks so much for sharing.
Would love to be entered into your giveaway, your scarves are beautiful! Please stop by and visit sometime, great meeting new friends:)

Lynette Killam said...

I'm woefully late getting to my WBC visits, Natalie, but I'm so glad I stopped by! Your space is beautiful...how you must love that big table and lots of room to move around. Like your artistic shots of the room too, and absolutely love the Mother's Day gift from your girls...:)