Where Bloggers Create II

I know I’m forgetful, but seriously…I totally forgot about the second annual blog hop, “Where Bloggers Create!”  

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So, without further ado, I thought I’d better share at least a couple photos from my studio…bear in mind I did not clean it up, nor did I stage it “magazine pretty.”  This is literally where I create…

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You’ll notice that I have an affinity for pink and green…and white…and other pretty colors…most of my shelves and storage units are white…I love checking out dollar stores and the dollar section at Target for little pretties to store my supplies in.  I find that for most items, I do better with storage that is open and visible otherwise I forget what I have…this is some of my 6 x 6 paper pads…the little pink tins are actually for storing Quickutz dies, but I just love the little shelves and tins for storing small bits and bobs…

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Some of my ink pad storage…the angel was a birthday gift two years ago from my two granddaughters…I also like displaying some of my favorite stamps…these are my collection of Flower Fairy stamps…

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A small portion of my ribbon collection…I started winding the ribbon on old-fashioned looking wood clothespins…I have a ways to go…sigh…

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I have three of these shelf units by Making Memories…two smaller and one large unit…I store things I try to use more often in them…paint, buttons, fibers…the buckets were a Target purchase….I love the bright summery colors, and the black polka dot bucket is one of my favorites…there was only one…another deep sigh…I keep some of my pens in them…

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This is the larger Making Memories storage shelf unit…perched on top are pink enamelware canisters (the labels are facing the wall)…perched up there are a couple of dolls that were gifted to me by my best artist bud, Mish at “The Studio at Crow Haven Farm.”  They keep me inspired!

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Cropper Hopper shelving units and paper holders…at least something is organized and labeled!!

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This is the first doll that Mish gave me…my birthday gift from last year…plus more ribbon storage (for the spools), and the “start” of an inspiration wall…I do have a page from a coloring book that my youngest granddaughter, Kristen, colored for me about six years ago posted there just out of view…

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A portion of my button collection and other art supplies that didn’t make it to their “real” home…also have some metal Tim Holtz tins that house paint and Stickles…

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Where I “really” create?  Anywhere I’m able!  This is my daughter’s kitchen, and I’m teaching Kristen how to sew with a sewing machine…this was taken just a couple weeks ago…Kristen choose to make a blanket for her first project…she sat on my lap for the first long row of stitches, but caught on quickly, and soon didn’t need “Grandma’s lap.”  Her blanket turned out really cute, and she was quite proud of herself!

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She chose black “minky” fabric for the top and very 70’s fabric with a rainbow of peace signs for the bottom! 

Brianna, my oldest granddaughter designed her own knitting needle case and executed that without a problem…she’s been sewing for several years now, and is very artistic!  She loves sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, painting and drawing…we were about to leave for home and I realized I’d forgotten to take a picture of her and her project, so I made her get out of bed…she chose beautiful fabric for her knitting needle case!  We had a blast at Hobby Lobby where we stocked up on things we needed and things we didn’t!  When we visit “our girls” we try to get in at least one shopping trip to our favorite stores…Hobby Lobby is a must on our list!

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Great job, Brianna!  Hope you make one for me!

And now, since it’s Father’s Day, I thought I’d show you my work in progress…I had intended this to be a Christmas gift for my mom and dad, then their anniversary gift, and then a Mother’s Day gift, and then the Father’s Day gift…uuummm, only about three and four months until their birthdays…anyway, I’m almost done with this and NEED to get it mailed!

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and now, for the finale…this is where this blogger really creates…most of the time…instead of watching television, but still in the living room…I want to be with my dear husband when he’s home and not down in my studio, so I usually have a project or two I can work on when he’s home…this is my coffee table right now…OMG…

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Yes, I read, sketch, edit video and photos, embroider and quilt, read, knock over my “piles”, do my homework, read, knock over more stuff, stack stuff, knock over still more stuff, read, drink my coffee…has anyone seen my cell phone?

Thank you SO much for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed part of the space I create in…and really…it doesn’t matter what your space looks like!  Just create!!!  And then blog about it!!!

Toodles!

Anita

 

Comments

  1. Wow, your space is fabulous! Thanks, for your visit.
    hugz,
    Zandra

  2. Hi Zandra! Thanks for stopping by, again! I dedicate this post to you! After all, if it hadn’t been for your first visit, I wouldn’t have remembered that this was the weekend for Where Bloggers Create!! Hugs!

  3. What a wonderfully creative space!
    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  4. Thank you Laura! And, thank you SO much for stopping by today! Hugs!

  5. Fabulous job pulling together your creative space at the last minute! Adding your family to the posting is a special plus! Thanks for sharing your space and your adorable grandchildren! marcia

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by Marcia! Hugs!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your space with us! You have a wonderful space – I also love that you create wherever you can.

  8. Love your commentary – this was a fun tour! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Your coffee table looks exactly like my studio does most of the time so I felt right at home visiting with you. Thanks so much for inviting us!

  10. Terri G. says:

    Great art room with tons of supplies all neatly organized…wow thanks for sharing!

  11. Love all the great organization you have going on! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  12. Looks like lots of wonderful items to play with in your creative space. I enjoyed my visit. Connie

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