Friday, June 18, 2010

"KAREN VALENTINES BLOG PARTY" ROOM #1 SCRAPBOOKING, ALTERED ART and PAPER FILIGREE CREATIONS

This is my 1/2 Room for  Scrapbooking & Paper Filigree  which is also my Bedroom. In this room I have added my Moms Singer Featherweight Sewing machine from the late 40's or early 50's which sits on a wooden card table, the legs also fold under for easy storage if I ever need to downsize or move it,  this was purchased in Walmart.  Mom gave me her  Singer Featherweight and I made my first maternity smock on it at the age of 20 years old. I'm now 68 years young and still using this machine. The machine still does a great job and in the summer the Sewing Room #1 gets too hot to sew in as it has no air  or windows just a door adjacent to the family room. The wall unit was a put it together yourself piece from Big Lots under $100 and I was blessed to have a wonderful neighbor haul it home for me and her Dad and my son assembled it. This unit holds my computer and just about everything else that I can neatly work into it. I keep most of my ribbon tidy by winding it around wooden clothes pins purchased in Walmart and then stored in apothecary jars. I pick up jars from yard sales and thrift stores to store just about everything I need close at hand. My German glass glitter is stored in revolving spice racks purchased in Target. Under the beautiful crocheted lace tablecloth are stackable plastic storage bins that can be removed individually and they hold plenty of this and that including 12 by 12 scrapbooking paper, these are actually standing on a 5 foot oak aquarium stand that I found at the Goodwill for $19.95.  If you look in the pic's of Room #2 the windows are my version of windows, glass window frames with old quilts attached to the back! I forgot to mention the last pic in Room #2 are 3 great hats on a hat stand above my sewing center. They were Moms from the early 1930's. What a wonderful treasure to have and display. I have my first attempt of sewing at around age 8 years of age that is in a yellow frame and is a cross stitching that reads "God Bless Our Home" Mom was a saver also and gave it to me in my early adulthood. I have also posted my WIP's that will be finished and can be viewed on "Heartful Creations" later this weekend. Now don't forget to scroll down and visit  Room #2 and thanks for visiting! XOXO        

Now don't forget to scroll down and visit the Sewing Room and enjoy your visit, thanks for stopping by!
                

38 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Your creative spaces are so warm and inviting and I see you love dolls too!!

I am so glad I stopped by. I am going to visit your blog some more!

xxoo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a lovely creative space you have, and that sewing machine sounds like it's been a good one!!! Thanks so much for stoping by and visiting our little work space, and for your sweet comments. I'll be back to visit! Blessings~~~Daphne

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a great amount of pretty treasures you have there! I love putting things in glass jars too, yours are so colorful! I love your idea of putting the dollhouse on a lazysusan, mine isn't on anything and I just carefully turn it out to get something, I will now be on the hunt for a lazysusan! Thanks for stopping by, Theresa

Rebecca said...

Well now, Marilou! I think you are doing JUST FINE WITHOUT the pinks and whites my friend.

What a lovely space! I'm sooo glad you found me so I could find you! What a JOY JOY JOY to visit. I've loved seeing everyone's spaces. Sure hope I can squeeze in a few more visits during the week!

Thanks for sharing sweet friend. LOVE YOUR SPACE SO MUCH!

xoRebecca PS: I'm from Cali originally! Spent my life in Hacienda Heights! Know where that is? My only Bro lives in West Covina. xo

Queen Bee said...

What a fun space!
Queen Bee Studio

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Great space! WOW.
Frenchy

Susan said...

Wow........all those jars and I spotted all that ribbon. I want to come over, put the coffee on. Thanks for sharing. I will be a follower and thanks for stopping by my space. I appreciate that....Susan

apinkdreamer said...

wonerful room and so inspiring with all those supplies!!!

Kit said...

Thank you for visiting me in Montana! I love the items you create and your space is so warm and lovely! I know what you mean, there are alot of blogs to visit, so far I have just been visiting the ones that visit me.....LOL Then on to the others! Take care, Kit

Tricia said...

You have two great creative room spaces there! Both look very Victorian and I know you truly enjoy being in there creating. One thing in particular that caught my eye was the set of old sewing machine drawers. I absolutely adore them. I have one drawer and now I hope to put it to use in my room! Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for stopping by my place. Have fun at the rest of the party!
Blessings,
Tricia

Abby's Garden said...

Thanks so much for popping by my studio! I enjoyed my tour around your creative space...so many little details and treasures throughout....beautiful!

Chris said...

Love your creative space! Especially the vintage sewing machine! So awesome!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Marilou,

What an interesting space. I think the neatest surprise is the window in the first room. I don't know - do you call that a skylight? eaves window? Anyway, I don't think I've seen one like it before. You certainly have lots of things with memories and I admire anyone who takes up learning something new! Thanks for sharing your space!

~ginger

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

Wow! I would NEVER watch tv if I had so much beautiful stuff surrounding it!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Thanks for stopping! Wow, what a huge room! Now I have to figure out where you live with no air conditioning. I am in Florida, that is not an option! Your room is beautiful!

Carol

Claudia said...

Your space is wonderful. I am a big fan of Featherweights - they are so solid, have such a nice, straight stitch and are dependable! Not to mention, beautiful. How nice that you have one that comes from family.

Denise said...

I think that your studio looks just perfect the way it is! Love that organizer that your sewing machine is sitting on. Looks like something I might like.

Liz said...

I just love your little sewing machine! How awesome that you can still use it. What a great room to sew in.

~Liz

Isabel said...

I enjoyed my tour of ur creative space!! Thank you for sharing and have a great evening:O)

Sherry said...

I enjoyed visiting both spaces, love the old sewing machine, it looks like my first machine which I no longer have.

Calico Petals said...

Thank you for visiting Calico Petals.
Your creative space is wonderful.
Love the vintaqe sewing machine.

Thanks for caring and sharing.

Jill @ Calico Petals ♥

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Marilou, it's just so... YOU! I love it!! I recognized all sorts of things in there! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all. The party would not have been the same without you!
xo,
Karen

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Marilou,
So wonderful to meet you and visit your creative space. What a wonderful studio you have with inspiration at every turn. All your supplies are so organized. I love that and try to keep mine this way, but it gets very messy at times.
I love your singer. What a wonderful and dependable machine. I have my grandma's but do not use it any longer. I finally retired it to a display area of our home. The cabinet still looks new.

Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit my space today and your kind words. I am so glad you found me so I could come visit you. I so enjoyed my visit.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Celestina Marie

Caleen said...

You have 2 wonderful spaces. Wow.. I admire all your sewing and the beautiful things you make. Love your tributes to your parents. Love your blog design too.. Looks like a wonderful space to create.. Thanks for sharing. I will be back :)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my studio today. I have to tell you I am using my first sewing machine purchased in 1965! It has been through a lot and keeps on ticking. We also share a love of storing things in jars! You have a lovely space and lots of wonderful goodies...especially the ones with personal memories attached. Connie

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great use of you space. I love all the apothecary jars and that Singer is awesome! Thank you for visiting my space. I don't know how in the world I'm going to make it thru all the spaces!

Sylvia Drown said...

Wow! What a great Creative Space!! Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for stopping by Baxter's Mom and for your nice comments!!

Romeo said...

Singer does make a great machine!!! I have the one my Mom used to sew my clothes on when I was a baby! I *should* retire it but I love it so much and we have a good relationship (it has never broken on me in the midst of a project and I in turn get it cleaned and oiled regularly).

Thanks so much for sharing your creative spaces!

"Her" and Romeo

Terri said...

So nice of you to share where you create. It is wonderful to have a space like that to create anything your heart desires. some fantastic storage jars too.

Debbie~ said...

I'm going to call you Lulu, (my granddaughters name):) I looove your CrEaTiVe space, but really I looove your whole room, it's to die for with those high ceilings and windows... I'm green with envy! I can't remember what that's called, on the eggs with the curly Q paper(gorgeous),my Mom use to do it too, it was so pretty! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet words of incouragement! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Great space and so much to marvel at! LOVE the sewing machine!!

thanks for visiting!

happy day!

pixiegypsy said...

wow!!! you have 2 rooms...you lucky girl. I love all your stuff. I think we both have an eye for the same treasures.
Thanks for stopping by my blog,
Jane

Halle said...

Wonderful space. Your sewing machine is fantastic!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm late in getting by to visit but oh how glad I am that I stopped by! I can't believe you have 2 rooms to create in...I'm sooo jealous! And that sewing machine makes me green w/ envy! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me....love your spaces! :oP

Miss Sandy said...

I was just captivated by your little sewing machine and those ceilings too, I love architectural details like that and your little windows. How wonderful to have two spaces to make your magic in. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

marnie said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful time being creative. Love seeing both your working spaces as well as your mother's sewing machine and her hats. You are quite the bargain hunter too - bet you are lots of fun to shop with. :D

Patti said...

I love your craftroom! Very inviting and sweet. I have a featherweight, too and I just LOVE her!