Saturday, 19 June 2010

It's party time.......

Time for "Where Women Create II" a gathering of many talented artists and women who create, hosted by our own Karen Valentine over at My Desert Cottage. A peek at their studios, and maybe a glimpse into their heart and soul.....
A look at what inspires and makes us want to do what we love best.
This is where I create my bears and many other designs.....

A little something for a friend...
Supplies, always close by....

Bits and bobs....


Thank you Karen for a wonderful party!!! Please hop on over and take the time to visit all the participants.

67 comments:

Rebecca said...

Loved seeing where you work my friend. What a JOY to get a little peek into where you create with joy.

Love it!

And you.

Rebecca

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Mags!
I love your creative space! It's light, airy and ORGANIZED! My studio looks good in the photos, but once I get to 'creatin' it sure looks different!
Be well.
Love,
Donna

stefanie said...

its beautiful...I love the picture of the sweet little bear! and all the jars, my favorite!

Claudia said...

You have a lovely space. Your bears are such sweet creations!

Michelle May said...

Hi sweetness!
Everything looks so pretty and you know I love your creations, especially the ones you made for me! That curtain is just so charming. What a great idea!
Love ya girlfriend and so glad to have you in my life!

melanie said...

so very charming...I love your bears and studio- and your pictures capture the magic...thanks for sharing!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Margaret,

Thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring creative space! I spy some darling prams on one of the shelves!!

Thank you for inviting us into where you create your beautiful creations!

xxoo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Margaret!
I have loved touring your lovely studio and seeing the birthplace of dear Honey Bear! It looks to be a light and airy space and one that I would enjoy spending time in each day! I hope you have a great weekend!
:) Laura

Erna said...

Hoi Mags, what a nice place to work, thank you for showing us around.
Hugs
Er

Diane said...

Your creative space is just like you, Margaret, sweet and beautiful. I can just imagine you sitting there hand sewing there on some soon-to-be creation.

Cherrie said...

You have a nice working space!

Dorthe said...

Your special, and very wonderfull things for creating makes me smile,-love- all inside your drawers, and mostly I love the beautifull golden bear in your first picture.
Dorthe

Riet said...

What a lovely place to work and create you have and all so neat. I love your bears.
Have a great weekend

Lisa said...

YOu know I love your space but my favorite thing in the whole world are bits & bobs in jars!!! How many treasures you have! I love it all! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Monica@The White Bench said...

Dear Margaret,
your space looks cozy and fresh and inviting! I wish I were there sipping tea and chatting with you!!
Love the window treatment to pieces, and all those jars filled with gorgeous pretties!!!!
I so enjoyed visiting you today!
Happy Party!
Monicaxx.

ginger@bearbits said...

Hello there,

Nice to see your space and what a space it is! So many lovely things to see and ponder over. I have enjoyed seeing bearmaker's environments and the creativity they exhibit in their decor. Yours is a treasure trove.

Thanks for the peek!

~ginger

Rebecca said...

Hi Margaret
What wonderful treasures! Love all the containers that you can easily see and so wonderfully displayed.
Just beautiful Margaret, thank you for your inspiration
Blessings
Rebecca

LuLu Kellogg said...

It was so nice to get to peek into your nest and see where you create all your magic ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your bears are just too cute, Margaret! I wish I had half your talent just to make one. I'm noticing a common thread in that we all like "bits and bobs" and have lots of clear glass/plastic jars to hold them! They make for lovely things to look at, even if not using them for the project of the moment. Thanks for sharing your creative space!

Createology said...

Your space is wonderful and I can see how your special bears are created in such happiness and harmony. Thank you for sharing. Happy creating...

Margaret said...

I loved seeing where you work and create! So wonderful! You have a wonderful space for your creativity!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I can see why you love to create in your space- it is inspirational. Love everything about it!!!

Karen

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love all your little bits and bobs. I could look at little treasures all day. Glad you showed us your work space. Also love your music.
Hugs, Pat

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

I loved having a peek into your beautiful studio.
The glass jars with buttons and bits and bobs, your stamp collection, everything looks wonderful.
Thank you for sharing your work space, and it is neat to see where you make your bears and beautiful treasures.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful space!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hello sweet Margaret! Your space is SO LOVELY... I love seeing all of your little bits. Your bear in the first photo is just the sweetest thing. I am so excited to see everyones spaces too! I am sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. Hope you feel better!

xoxo Heather

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...pretty!


m ^..^

Debbie said...

What a wonderful place to escape and to get creative!
By the way... I love your super cute teddy bears!

DEBBIE MOSS

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, thanks for showing us your creative space. A wonderful place to make such lovely bears.
I love it.
Have a nice sunday and a happy new week.
Lovely greets, Mea

Jeanne said...

What a lovely creative space you have Margaret. I love all the jars and boxes you use to hold your bits and bobs. And your sweet little bears you make are adorable!
xo
jeanne

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Everything looks so wonderfully organized! I love the glass jars full of goodies all where you can enjoy them. Beautiful, thanks for sharing! Theresa

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

thanks for coming by and your lovely words! hope you are having a wonderful weekend...

Karen

jojo-caramel said...

This is a very lovely place to create! I like it! Hugs

June said...

Hi Margaret, I knew it would be BEAUTIFUL. It is so you! I have been so inspired. I love the serenity found in here, it makes me want to make something.
I adore your sweet bears Margaret!!!
hugs

Lori Ann C. said...

Margaret,

Your studio looks so sweet and peaceful!
Thanks for sharing your space.

Lori Ann

sweetpea said...

Hi Margaret! Love your studio! Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a sweet comment. Love your music.

Hugs,

Shelley

sissie said...

I just love looking at your creative space. I bet your little bears are really happy living in there where it is so serence and peaceful.

Thanks for visiting me today and leaving such a nice comment.

I will be back to see you soon.

hugs
Sissie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Margaret,
You have shared a beautiful place for creating and dreaming. I love your colors and items, just my choices too in my romantic heart. Yours is truly a place of inspiration and warms my soul this Sunday. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
~Tracie

Queen Bee said...

What a terrific studio! So many goodies!
Queen Bee Studio

Charlene said...

Oh how beautiful! But, of course I knew it would be. THIS is where MAGIC happens! I am envious of the friend to receive that sweet bit in progress. And I do love the way you have used cabinet cards to wrap your lace around. Oh my! You have so many pretty things to inspire you as you create. Thank you for coming by & your sweet comments on my studio. It was worth cleaning it up for it is so nice to have a clean studio. I have had my GRANDS all weekend & am just now begining to visit the studios in the party but, it is my goal to go to each site & see each studio in the next few days Thanks for sharing yours. HUGS! Charlene

kimberlyshaw said...

You have a very charming studio to be creative in. Love the tour!!!

zandra said...

Such a lovely creative space. your bears are adorable. So, enjoyed my visit with you.
hugz,
Zandra

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Margaret...the heck with the silverware...I see even MORE things I want now! haha
Girl, your space is like a toy box to me...I just want to go play!!!
All the bits and baubles...laces and old photos...
okay.
I have an idea.
Just get a huge box, put my silverware and everything shown in the photos above, write my address on it and send it to me. I should receive it upon my return from Paper Cowgirls next week. Sound good? hahaha
Ok.
I know.
I shouldn't be greedy.
you can keep the desk light ;)

Gypsy Fish said...

Just amazing! Boy would I like to get my fingers on some of those goodies...tee hee.
thanks for you comment and for stopping by my little studio.
gypsy hugs,
Beth

Denise said...

So many wonderful things! Definitely some place where I could come and spend all day just browsing through your goodies.

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.

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.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

We are loving the bears, and the jars of fabulousness!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Susan deGeneres said...

Your studio looks so warm, welcoming and peaceful. I don't know how you ever leave it. I can definately see your bears living there quite happily. Thanks for the peek inside.
Hugs,
Susan

Blissitydoodah said...

FUN! I love your white sewing machine drawers...the lace wound on cards and the shelves of jars....the bear :) and YOU!

Chris said...

What interesting uses for different containers! Love your great ideas!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What an absolutely gorgeous creative space!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Anne

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative space.I like the sewing machine drawer set a lot. Such a pleasure to see how creative we artists and crafters can be.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Cute bear there to greet us! Love your studio - esp. the cute little carriages on the shelf. Thank you for inviting us.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh Margaret, how wonderful your studio is! First, I just adore your sweet little bear, he is so precious! I really love all the jars you are using for storage and the cards you made for your lace & trim collection, they look so very pretty! The vintage lace curtains are absolutely gorgeous too! I just love everything about your studio, it is simply one of the most beautiful places to create in and it has inspired me so much!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your very sweet and kind words. I would just love to see your tea cozy with the pansies, I bet it's gorgeous!
Hugs & Love,
Carol Anne

peggy aplSEEDS said...

such a beautiful space with lovely things! the curtain, the lace, the buttons, the jars, all so wonderful to me!

Michelle Palmer said...

Thank you for the wonderful peek into your creative space!
LOVE it!

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE that drawer full of lace! Great space Margaret! You are one organized gal!!!
xo,
Debra

Debora said...

It was fun to peek into your creative space, Margaret. I like your supplies in jars; looks so pretty. And it's always fun to see a bear in progress.

~Debora, New Avenue Crew

Zuzu said...

OhMy! Gorgeous creations, and a wonderful studio & blog! I hope to come by often to visit! Lovely!!!
:)
Zuzu

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm late in getting by to visit but oh how glad I am that I stopped by! Love the use of allthe glass jars for storage...charming & efficient. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me....love your space!

Terri said...

Lovely creations come out of your wonderfully creative space. Love all the jars for storing all your what nots! TFS!

donnaj said...

lovely space, thanks for sharing!

Karen Valentine said...

Hello my friend! I am finally getting over for a visit! Your room is filled with so many fun things to play with, although I'm sure if I were to come over to pay, I'd spend most of my time just ogling all your beautiful creations! Thank you so much for joining the party and offering up your own brand of inspiration for us all!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

imaginationlane said...

Your creative space is just charming! And I have fallen in love with your beautiful bears..they are a delight!

Thank you so much for showing me around...

Lynette

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my goodness I loved getting a peek into a brilliant bear makers world. That bear at the top of the post is so very precious! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

marnie said...

What yummy bears you create! Loved getting a peak into your atelier!