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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome to the Party! Where Bloggers Create 2013

Welcome to the party, Where Blogger's Create hosted by the lovely Karen Valentine of  My Desert Cottage  A big shout out and Thank you Karen for hosting this fun event every year and this will be the 5th year in a row that Karen has done this. This is my 4th year participating. I'm know it is alot of work and I also know how much work everyone puts into cleaning and fussing to get their beautiful studios or spaces ready. Hopefully you can visit many over the next few weeks and be inspired by what others create and how they store their junk, treasured supplies! I love the way you have merged my blogs into one Karen! Thank you again!
 This is Abigail, my newest creation, inspired by a recent class I have just finished over at the Artful Gathering. The best of both worlds as I have enjoyed the process of working with paper clay and vintage fabrics. My other love of course is Fabric journals which I occasionally stray away from  but always return. Would you believe Abigail's dress was made from a pair of lace shorts I purchased in a yard sale. What fun and what a challenge that was! I found it necessary to hand sew almost all of it to make it work, except her bloomers. Oh and I'm sure this crocheted lace is much happier on Abigail than being a pair of short, shorts!  This is only my second attempt at paper clay and I loved it so much that I hope to be making many more pieces with clay with fabrics as the base of inspiration. I think I have finally found my niche' for now anyway:)  Now for a peek  of my workspace, here and there throughout my home as I have more than one spot I like to work in.
The Family Room
Storage Inside A Closet  for all my Paper Crafting and Scrap booking supplies  that I use to make   family albums, Tags, Atc's  and Paper Dolls for Swaps                                                              
Treasures to Create With                                                                    

Jars and Jars of This N' That            

The Master Bedroom. 
I just moved back into this room about 2 weeks ago after taking everything out and re-arranging it. It does have a computer and storage unit on another wall and a bed to sleep, ha.. with all this fun stuff to do ahead of me, who has time to sleep?? I imagine by this time next year I will have shelves going up the wall with everything finally arranged and labeled, well a gal can dream.......

The new Sewing area that will just be devoted to Dolls and Fabric creations, by the way the Antique Dolly in the backround is wearing my Mom's baby dress from 1908!
 Fabrics plus I have more stashed in Trunks, Yikes!   I guess I better run it seems after I visit all the other Party gals studios I better get back to stitching!   


D. Jean Quarles said...

Love Abigail. Yes, her dress is darling and the fabric is much more suited to her. Thanks for sharing your space.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Dear Marilou
Firstly I have to say "Abigail" is just so very gorgeous! Beautiful work girl!
Everything feels so familiar to me visiting here and it really feels like your studio "home" where you love to create.
Thank you also dear friend for all that you inspire me with too!
Love and hugs,

Sandra Kaye said...

Great space Mommalou:):) I will be getting my bed back into my art space/bedroom by the end of there:): LOL!! our poor hubby's :):)

Chrislyn said...

Lovely space. I like all the jars filled with such colorful goodies! Reminds me of a candy store. Thanks for sharing!

Judys Lace Creations said...

Some lovely settings here.Thanks for sharing with us.

My Creative House said...

Hi my sweet friend so wonderful to visit you and see where you spend time making creative things it all looks as a beautiful place to stay, I sure you never will run out for supplies and thing to create with, wish you a lovely weekend.
Hugs Anni

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your jars of goodies. Very inspiring!

Unknown said...

Love the closet with all that storage!
Thanks so much for sharing your space.

Happy Crafting

Unknown said...

The new arrangement looks great! :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Marilou,
I love the Victorian vintage feel you have created to create in...i seem to have touches the victorian in my home as well.
Thanks for your sweet comments. I love seeing everyones spaces.
Be blessed, Lorena

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Marilou,
You have really designed a wonderful space for creating. I love all your special touches and the sweet doll with your mother's baby gown is gorgeous. I also love how you use the jars to store all your goodies and supplies. Looks elegant yet functional.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. So special to see you. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh wow, your jars look like they are full of candy...Crafting candy lol! And the skirt around the table, such a great huge space for making wonderful creations like Abigail!


Carmen said...

Marilou, I like how you've displayed colorful items in those jars. It's like a candy shop! I'm also admiring your vintage sewing machine. Very nice. :-)

Tammy said...

Hi Marilou! Your space is so inspiring with all the collections. Thank you for the great tour!

Cathy said...

Fabulous room! It looks like a wonderful place to relax and create!

Cathy ♥

Mom E. said...

It's beautiful, Marilou,
I love the cupboard your fabric is in. I tried to buy one of those a few weeks ago, but someone else got to it first..I was so sad.
beautiful work spaces, aren't they fun?

Vicki Boster said...

I am totally in love with your beautiful Abigal. Her lovely face is just the perfect touch to welcome everyone to your beautiful space. I could stay in this room for hours-- I totally want to pilfer! Your fabrics are delicious-- and it's all so perfectly organized-- (I'm jealous!) I think you have a lovely place to call your own and I'd be happy to spend great times there.

Your visit to my little yarn room is so appreciated--

Lily's Lace said...

marilou, you have out done yourself! love all of it. Your artwork, your collections of so many wonderful things. I will be back that is for sure-xox-cindy

Gwen Simmons said...

Beautiful... Beautiful web site and gorgeous work area(s). I love so many of your displays and things, but the sewing machine sitting on the treadle machine base is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing, and for coming by to see my blog.
Gwen Simmons

Rita Barakat said...

Such a pretty room! And I have stuff stashed on another room too! shhh dont tell anyone!

Art and Sand said...

I love the words, jars and jars filled with this and that.

I have things I save for no apparent reason, but eventually I find a reason.

I used to have stacks and stacks of fabric, but my eyes aren't what they used to be so I only sew pillows and table runners now.

Lovely creative space with so much eye candy to inspire you!

marie said...

Wonderful creative space. Using glass pieces for storage is such a nice idea. I love seeing everything on display! You have so many lovely treasures!

Maureen said...

Fabulous room and I love that sewing machine!!! Awesome! Thank you for the tour Marilou!

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

Great tour and great spaces, thank you for sharing your space.

Lori said...

Another great room with lots and lots of goodies. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative space. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well!

Karen Valentine said...

I finally made it over here my friend!!! I had to stop and go back and look at all your pics twice! Too many neat things to look at!! You know I love you... thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!!

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

Let me start by saying thanks so much for visiting!!
Now, I love your space!! Filled with so many ideas and goodies....
I like the shoe bag idea for storage and I had a round suitcase like the one you have which was my sister's but I sold it years ago at a yard sale. The silly things we do when we are young and stupid!!
Great ideas here and many I may be borrowing!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!


Something Special said...

Oh so beautiful. I could spend some creative time in there and have everything I needed at my fingertips. Love Love this one!

Mom E. said...

just looking at your post again, I am reminded of a vintage shoe wall hanging bag I bought that is simimlar to yours...I had that for years, I wonder where it is? I was going to use it as you have, but I never got it up...that is me...a great starter...I thin I could become a great finisher, now...maybe? SURE I CAN! like you said, A Girl can always dream! Love your spaces!