Friday, 15 July 2011

Where Women Create......

For the third year in a row, Karen from My Desert Cottage is hosting "Where Women Create 2011".
This usually takes over a week to go and visit and take in all of the wonderful and inspiring places, large and small..... This year she has over three hundred participants!!!! Isn't that amazing! It's going to take weeks to get around, but think of all the fun, come and join everyone and be inspired! Enjoy my little sewing room photos......

Sometimes I take along one of sewing baskets...

My collection of gorgeous handmade dolls from talented designers!


Supplies all ready to go.
Miss Eliza watching over me...

Photos of my Mom and Baba to inspire me....


Lots of ribbon and lace...

Thank you!

71 comments:

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

I love your space. It is really soft and inspiring. I also really like the music you have chosen. I usually turn off the sound, but this is the perfect music to read by.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your space is so beautiful, Margaret! I can see just from the pictures how inspiring it would be to be in here! I love all your dolls and your containers filled with fun things.

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, Mags, your space is just how I envisioned it, lovely, warm and inspiring, just as you are to me!! ♥ your doll collection and I see we like to use the decorative boxes :)

xxoo
Marsha

Claudia said...

I love your space Margaret! It's full of your personality and that makes it beautiful. Oh, those dolls!

xo
Claudia

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh Margaret, what a delightful studio! To be surrounded by beauty and precious memories...not to mention bowls, baskets, and jars filled to overflowing with inspiration. I wish you many happy hours creating in your magical space!

Warmly,
Judy

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! I love your sewing room! So beautiful, so many wonderful treasures! It must be wonderful to settle down to your crafts and enjoy the coziness around you. Thanks for sharing with us!

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Margaret! I love this post! The last pic with the little doll heads in the container just is precious, makes me wonder how they'll come "into their own" once you've put them into their bodies. :) How precious... As always, love to visit your abode~ Blessings...and Merci~

Pondside said...

What a pretty room - the right combination of organization and coziness!

fairyrocks said...

Love your space. So very elegant and vintage pretty. 'Eliza' is a treasure indeed. LOL Your decorated boxes are to die for!!!
I would love to peruse your lace card. Thanks for sharing
Keep smiling and creating

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Your room is beautiful Margaret. Love how you storage your lace and your doll collection is awesome.
xo Tina

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Margaret...I'm in love with it all!!! I love all of the wonderful supplies you've gathered ~ and look at how you store your lace! Mine is in wads...I need to take a lesson :) hugs and love, Dawn

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hi Margaret. You're so darling! thank you for your sweet comment. Did you see the pin cushion that you sent me (in the sewing nook)? I use it every day!

Your creations are amazing so it's no wonder that your creating area is filled with so may inspirational things.

Blessings... Polly

The White Bench said...

Dear Margaret,
thank you for sharing a part of you. Your studio room is cozy and beautiful... I love seeing all the corners and details of it! And the furry creatures all around!!! ;) Oh if we lived closer...
Monica xo

La Table De Nana said...

I love all your "stuff..aka treasures"..
No wonder you create such beautiful things..Thank you for this glimpse into your personal atelier~

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I love your studio and all your beautiful collections. I must say though that I have bunny envy over Loriann's bunny I see!
Hugs and love to you my dear friend!
shell

Rebecca said...

Love your fabulous space Margaret! Love your vision and the things your very talented hands create.

You are gifted by the Most High. What a blessing to you and to all of us who share in the joy of knowing you.

xo~Rebecca

Erna said...

Mags !!!! I love your space, so cosy ,would love to come over and have some stitching time together...
Hugs and liefs
Erna xx

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Margaret.....

Loved seeing your space.... so pretty and orderly.... But, what I really love are the lovlies you produce from this space!!!

Huggies,
Spencer

Diane said...

Your creative studio is just as sweet and interesting as You are, Mags. It looks like a wonderful place to go and lose yourself.

Somehow I missed this party this year, darn! How did I do that? Thanks so much for sharing. Diane

Char said...

Hi Margaret,
you are so very organized and I have to tell you, I want those vintage sewing drawers girlfriend!! You have a sunny bright room in which to create beautiful treasures. Thanks so much for sharing your space with me, Char

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is so very gorgeous Margaret!! Your talent is just jaw dropping!!

I might also add how much I LOVE AND ADORE the rabbit sitting on the shelf in the third photo!!! Did you make that? Oh.Em.Gee!!!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your spot is delicious! Love your prim dollies. Your collections. Your vision. *smiles* Norma

Kathy said...

What a terrific place, I really enjoyed seeing your vintage and antique goodies. Kathy

vicki said...

Oh Margaret - what a beautiful (and neat!) place you have in which to work your magic! I love all those jars all lined up - what a wonderful way to showcase your notions. And that sewing box - I adore it - I am gig to copy that idea - I have sewing boxes from my grandmother - (now why have I not utilized those?) Guess that's why we get inspiration from each other! Love,Love, Love seeing your special place - it is so YOU!

Vicki

Pallas said...

Your sewing room is full of so many wonderful items - I'd like to step in and get an even closer look.

Jientje said...

Your space looks like a treasure box to me!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Great space! Love how you have your ribbons and lace wrapped. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Kasia said...

Ahhh cute!!!! I love the wonderful feeling of creativity here! :)

Hugs,

Jo said...

Such a lovely space! Thanks for the tour.

Dayle said...

You've got a marvelous space for creating.

earthypawscreatures said...

I love your studio :) Those jars filled with nick nacks on the shelves are so pretty! Your space seems very peaceful. Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

I loved looking around your beautiful workspace, to the sound of the lovely music. Love the sweet dolls and the pretty lace on cards. Thank you for showing us around today.
Wishing you many happy hours creating in your lovely studio.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Margaret, HOW NICE TO SEE YOUR WORKSPACE! I see you have bunnies strew about here and there; I LOVE VINTAGE STYLE RABBITS! This was a fun event for sure and I enjoyed seeing so many beautifully organized spaces, yours included! Thank you for visiting me last night! Have a wonderful Sunday, Anita

Susanne said...

Love your sewing basket! Several gals have used jars for display like you, that's one idea I need to put to use in my space. You can see what's what and it adds alot of color, win, win!
Susanne.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Margaret,
Thank you for the peek into your sewing room!
How pretty and inspirational.
Loved seeing Miss bunny there as well!

Lori Ann

Sylvia said...

Thanks for showing these pictures of your room, Margaret, it looks so cosy !
Love the lace and ... everything !
Wish you a nice week,
Sylvia

Carole said...

How cool I just noticed your ribbon with your name on it. Now did I spy Evi's doll....lol
That also looks like a Christine Crocker Doll on your work table...or at least it looks like one.

Beautiful studio!
xx
Carole

Barbara said...

Lovely, Margaret. I looked at every little thing!

Terri said...

What a nice visual tour... so many thing to see. Great creative space to create until your hearts content! TFS!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your space is you! I love everything about it and I can see how you could be inspired in this area.
So glad you shared it with us
Love
Maggie

Leanne said...

oh my gosh! are you using cabinet cards to wrap your lace and trims? that's like storing two things at once!

thanks for sharing your space...

Sezoentje said...

Wauw, what a nice speace, my studio is new buth I hope it wil be cosy as yours someday ;)
Thank you for the lovely tour,
love from Belgium,
Sonja-Sezoentje

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Margaret!
Oh your room is some sweet..love how organized all your beautiful things are!
hugs,
paula:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful space to create in filled with so many pretty things that i am sure touch your heart!! thanks so much for the tour!!

Hugs,
Debbie

kluless said...

I adore all your inspiring little collections and would love to look through each and every thing! Thank you for sharing!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful space, and I love that sewing basket filled with your wonderful treasures. I might have known you would have a beautiful space where you create.
Karen

Valery said...

Beautiful studio with some amazing treasures. Could linger here all day! Thanks for sharing!

Tamatha said...

You have some beautiful treasures! Thank you for the tour and for visiting my blog too!
Tamatha

Evi said...

Mags, what a beautiful studio!
I can see that it would inspire you to create the wonderful art you make. And to my delight I saw all the gorgeous dolls you own, and one that looks very familiar, ha ha.
Wish I could visit.....
Happy crafting, hugs, Evi

Donna said...

You have a very sweet little sewing room, full of wonderful things!!! I'm slowly making my way down the list of bloggers and their lovely creative spaces!!!

Meliss said...

What a serene space to create in. Love it! I really like how you have your ribbons wrapped around those cards - organized and beautiful! All my ribbons are in boxes in my closet.

Thanks for the La-boratory and movie love!

~magick~
Meliss

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Hello there how nice to visit I see this amazing sewing studio. You should be in a magazine. Come visit soon miss you. Xo Laura

Willy said...

Hi Margaret, what a lovely working space, a lot of inspiration to see.
Thank you,
lieve groet

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Margaret!! Your studio is just lovely as I knew it would be. Thank you so much for joining the party this year and letting us all be inspired!!
xo,
Karen

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a wonderful space..it is so organized and so full of pretty things...very inspiring...someday I will get there...thanks for sharing the beauty!
Rene

Creative Grammie said...

What a beautiful studio you have! It's so great the way you've organized your supplies and treasures.
I noticed your sewing machine. The NH6000 was my first ever computer sewing machine; was also my favorite. Alas, it no longer worked, so I had to get another NH.
Thank you for the tour of your creative space, I'm sure you spend some fun times there.

The White Bench said...

Hope all is well with you, dear one!
Hugs,
Monica xoxo

Doreen said...

Good day Margaret...ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thank you for giving us a peek into your world.

Hugs, Doreen

Catharina Maria said...

Beatiful art room with lots of lovely thing to work with !
Love ♥RINI♥

gail said...

Margaret, your studio is beautiful. I love all the treasure boxes....would love to see inside....conjures up much to the imagination.
hugs,
gail

Denise said...

Look at that sewing room..... Beautiful! Just checking on you and wonder how you are.... It has been such a terrible summer with temps hotter than I can remember.. I have lost most of my landscape and not sure if I will replace some of it. Seems that Oklahoma is turning into a desert..... I need to plant things that are drought resistant... Box woods and such..... Anyway, just wonder how you are and wanted to stop by and send my hugs....

Cassy said...

I admire all of your collections.

Cass from Learn How To Read Tablature

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Maggie:
I'm so far behind this summer that it's not even funny. Sorry I haven't been around more often to bug you! lol

I love the photos of your studio. You create so many wonderful and inspirational projects there. I can't help but smile whenever I think about it!

I'm going to have my 800th Post Giveaway next week, so stop by if you can. And my next Memory Lane Monday is the 29th if you'd like to join in. I always love reading your stories.

Hope all is well with you. I think of you often even if I don't tell you.

Love and hugs,
Donna and Tag

Denise said...

Coming by to see about you again... Just checking! Looks like we are going to have a cold front move in this weekend..... and I am THANKFUL! Looking forward to the fall...... even though I am a summer person.. Sending you a fall colorful hug.....

Sea Angels said...

What a lovely post, I love your studio I hope your having a lovely summer.
Hugs Lynn

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh I so love your creative supplies Margaret! They are all so neatly organized and that just makes me squeal with delight! and jump for joy!

I'm glad I stopped by to have a peak! I'm your newest follower..and would love to share my creative world with you....stop by anytime!

ciao bella


creative carmelina

Lynnae said...

Lovely! Your space is very inspiring.

Lynnae said...

Lovely! Your space is very inspiring.

Lynn said...

OOOOHH looking at all of your well organized goodies makes me want to come over and play with you! I have GOT to get my studio tidied up...but I know it would be right back to it's present condition. It is a creative MESS!
I am having all kinds of trouble with blogger/ google. Makes me want to switch!

Sharon said...

Just wonderful and so cozy. A delightful place to be.

vicki said...

Hi dear Margaret-
I'm so so late to be visiting this beautiful post---

Your special place- this creative space- is truly a place where I could stay all day. I think it looks like a comfortable and inspiring place to bring your creations to life. Your treasures are beautifully displayed- I would love to be there to touch your special things that you use when you create.

It's so very special Margaret-- as are you--
Vicki