Thursday, July 14, 2016

Come, Let Us Create Something Beautiful


Hello, sweet friends!
It's time for 'Where Bloggers Create' 
hosted by the lovely Karen
This is her 8th annual party 
and I am tickled pink to be joining the fun for the first time ever.
Karen hosts this lovely event for all who want to show their creative spaces.




I hope you stop by Karen's blog tomorrow, Friday the 15th
to see the many creative corners from around the world.
I know you will be amazed and inspired.




Now. . .won't you come into my enchanting world
and take a peek at my little space where I spend time dreaming and creating.


{ this dress was one of the few I have made }


Back in January I redid my craft room.
I found I needed more organization
so I purchased some delightful furniture pieces at Hobby Lobby
that helped with this matter.
My favorite piece is this ladder with baskets where I keep a lot of my fat quarters.






I am the kind of person that likes to see what I have to work with
otherwise I tend to forget what I tuck away in a drawer
so these baskets are perfect since I use a lot of fat quarters for my projects.




When you enter the craft room you will find a piano awaiting you.
If you saw what my craft room looked like before
{ I'll show a before picture sometime in this post }
than you know the piano was not in the room.
We were blessed with another piano for the time being
so we tucked my "older" beauty in the craft room
and I must confess that I often take breaks from craftng
to relax and play the piano.




Behind the piano you will see a lovely quilt that my great-grandmother hand stitched
for my husband and me when we got married.
She was 90-years-old when she made it.




There is a window by the main desk where I sew and cut fabric.
The light the flows in is simply delightful
and often I can look out my window and see the birds chirping in the trees.

A box of doilies and linens rest nearby the desk.
I don't know about you, but doilies always bring a smile to my face.




If you turn around you will find the closest
which I probably won't let you see inside
{{smiles}}




The sweet little shelf on the side belonged to my mother,
and she kindly gave it to me :)




On the shelf you will find all kinds of knick knacks.
These darling little tins and spools of thread were given to me
by my lovely aunt-in-law.




And the purple floral ribbon was given to me 
during the first tea cup exchange that I hosted.




On the floor is a crate of patterns
and crafting books.




Now lets turn around for the rest of the room. . .




You will see a shelf with lots of goodies.
The dolls on the top belonged 
to my Grandma Betty and Grandma Dee Ann.




Speaking of my Grandma Betty,
here is a photo of her when she was quite young.
As many of you know I lost my precious Grandmother a few years ago. . .
She was the one to inspire my love for crafting.




Above my other table where I make cards and other items that need hot glue
I have a shelf that has lots of cubbies which are perfect for holding spools of ribbon and lace.






I sewed up a table curtain/skirt so that I could store things underneath
and it keeps everything nicely hidden.




On the sides of the table I added two homemade hearts
along with satin seam binding.




And I made some matching curtains
and added some embroidery hoops with the same fabric for wall decor.




I have to mention that the cute little bunting above the bird
was made be the sweet Kelly-Anne from Africa.

You will find many items in my craft room 
that have been given to me from precious blogging friends.
I know many of you will be able to spot things that you have graced my craft room with :)
Blogging friends are truly amazing
and some of the kindest most giving people I know.
I love being surrounded by your gifts and just about every day I think of YOU!




The bird shelf is great for holding special lace trim and tulle.




Well, I think that about wraps up the tour of my creative space.
As promised, here is a collage of what my craft room looked like before the redo.
It was definitely a lot less "cluttered." :)
You can also see more photos of it by clicking here.




Thank you so much for coming for a visit, dear friends.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my creative space. . .

Again, I hope you stop by Karen's blog tomorrow, Friday the 15th
to see the many other beautiful craft rooms.




Love and hugs to you!

83 comments:

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Love, love, love your craft room, Stephanie! What a blessing to be able to enjoy doing two wonderful things while in there - making beautiful items and playing beautiful music on your piano! So relaxing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh......

I have always wanted to share where I create, but I fear my creative spot is not as beautiful. I create in a closet! This is where I write, where I process the photos I take.

But today, I am going to figure out what I can create today. I want to make a white bunting for my garden! Wishing you a creative day today dearest Stephanie!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, I so love your craft room. And that it features things like shelf from your mother, quilt from ggmother, etc. AND what a great idea to use that shelf instead of drawers so you can see what you have to work with!

Sarah said...

Stephanie,

Your sewing room is beautiful! I admire how you have everything so perfectly organized. I spent two days this week organizing my sewing space. It is so nice to have everything in it's proper place. : )

-Sarah

Sylvia said...

Stephanie, your Craft Room has multiplied and looks so pretty since you moved into your home and showed us a peek at it. Everything you make always looks so pretty. I really loved touring it, thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs,Sylvia

Denise said...

Dear Stephanie,How good it is to visit with You. I love Your beautiful inspiring room-before and after.Your sweet spirit shines from it.Please drop by tomorrow sometime and visit Me in My room.I know The Lord will continue to bless You-Hugs Denise

Oliva Ohlson said...

Dear Stephanie your room is simply so lovely and beautiful! I love the ladder with baskets and dress form...and everything!!! I know what you mean about doilies. Whenever I spot them at sales, I always rescue them!
Your craft room is so welcoming and it has the feel of sereness so you can really create!!!

Lisa said...

Stephanie your craft room is so cute! You have such wonderful and crafty ideas for storage. I love it!

Mrs.T said...

It is just beautiful, Stephanie, and I can see why it inspires you to also create so many lovely things. I would love to have a dedicated crafting space, but it is not possible at this season of life. So I craft in bits and pieces of both time and space!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Dear Stephanie your craft room is so neat and tidy, it is a delight to behold and I'm sure your closet is equally organized.
Your Great Grandmother's quilt is beautiful, a lovely treasure. I can see where you get your talents from.
Have a wonderful day :)

Simply Linda said...

You, my friend, are an inspiration...your room is plum lovely...thank you for the smiles. Have a beautiful day friend.

allthingzsewn said...

A lovely room for creating and visiting. Inspiring to be sure and motivating for most. And then there's me who also wishes I had that much room. Thanks for sharing

Debby Ray said...

Well it is certainly no wonder that you construct your lovely creations in a space this darling, my sweet friend. It seems that you have everything you need right at your fingertips! You have done a beautiful job of organizing all of the elements that go into your lovelies! Oh my goodness, I do have dreams of organizing my space one day but am afraid it must wait until we get the new flooring, hopefully sometime this summer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and creative space, Stephanie! Hugs!

Debbie Harris said...

What a fun post, Stephanie. Though I am privileged to see your beautiful creative space in person it was a delight to see all your photo's and then to look back at the beginning and see the changes that you have made, all so beautiful.
I will have to remember to go and visit the party at Karen's blog tomorrow and see the beauty out in blog land. :)

Enjoy your day today~~
Love you, Mom

Anne Payne said...

I always enjoy seeing another crafter's creative space. Gives me ideas for organization, which I am sadly lacking, not to mention all my stuff is still packed up from moving last year and here we go again! Thanks for sharing your lovely space, Stephanie! {{hugs}}

mari said...

What a blessing to have a room dedicated to your lovely endeavors :o) it is absolutely charming Stephanie..... I especially like the bird filled with thread...ingenious :D Thank you for inviting us into your adorable room ... mari

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your craft room is so beautiful and inspiring Stephanie! Very organized. I love how you have worked in items that have been in your family to cherish.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful place you have to create! It is just lovely! Thank you for sharing with us, sweet friend. God bless you and your sweet family. :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Everything is simply lovely, Stephanie--a beautiful place to create! I love the wall cubbies! I'll be joining the party tomorrow too ~ see you there!

Tamago said...

Wow, what a pleasant space your craft room is! You did wonderful job organizing and making the room so pretty. But honestly, I gotta say room even before redo was also very organized and pretty :-) I love the quilt your grandmother made. How amazing she was 90 years olf and created such a beautiful quilt. The bird shelf is very pretty, too. It fits really nicely in your enchanting room.
Thank you for sharing those picture. They inspired me to do some (much needed) organization in our house :-)

Sheryl S. said...

Delighful room to work in and be inspired, light and airy with pretty things all around, stash easy to find and see, not like mine all hidden away for lack of space, maybe I will turn a spare bedroom into a craft room.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness Stephanie! I am in love with your beautiful room! If only I could be this organized! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

mamasmercantile said...

Stephanie you certainly are blessed with a wonderful room to work on your delightful creations. What a beautiful space and inspirational with all the amazing fabrics and ribbons displayed. A feast for the eyes.

Sandy said...

You certainly are neat and romantic -- your craft room is every bit as pretty as you are. Is your whole home this neat!!!!!
You are a special lady and I am so glad you crossed my path.
I am really looking forward to the tea cup exchange this fall - I am not quite ready so please don't announce it for a while.
Grace and Peace sweet lady!
sandy xx

Huckleberry stitches said...

Hi Stephanie! My our room looks lovely! I like the piano in there, it looks homey. Everything looks terrific. Enjoy your room!

Christine said...

Lots of great pictures of this room.
Everywhere you look, there is something fun and girly.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Sweetie, thank you for the peek into your place of creation! It is so beautiful and looks just like you. Thank you for sharing. xx Jo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely visit to see where you create Stephanie. Organization is key, isn't it, so you can see what is on hand and you've mastered this aspect.
I didn't get around to photographing my small craft studio in the basement but know I would love a bright and sunny room like you have.
I'll be visiting participants to glean ideas and enjoy the social part of Karen's party.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, I just love your beautiful creative space. It is bright and cheerful and pretty just like you. I can see you designing there creating your gorgeous treasures. I love neatness and organization and you have done this so well. All your space is utilized perfectly. And, to have your piano in your studio is such a gorgeous addition. This is a room to spend many a happy hour in creating. So enjoyed this visit to your creative space and your first participation in WBC. Blessings to you as you continue to design and create!!
Sending big hugs your way my friend. xo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just loved being able to take a peek inside your beautiful, and neatly organized craft room, my friend. All the special touches are so YOU! Your ladder filled with fat quarters is just the best. I love that you can see everything so neatly organized. That quilt from your great grandmother is such a treasure. You're such an old-fashioned girl because you love and treasure things from your family and your friends. No wonder you are so loved by all of us! Your skirted table is perfect for using the surface and for hiding other things. Thanks for showing us where you create. Love you!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love your beautiful creative room! Is that a Kawai piano I see there? I have a Kawai and love it! Too bad we couldn't get together and play some duets! Nancy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How wonderful to have everything within reach in your beautiful room. It all looks so lovely and reflects on your pretty creations. I love all your keepsakes around the room too. It's so important to have those where you create!

Becky said...

What a beautiful space! I love seeing where you created the lovely things I have from your etsy shop, makes them that much more special. Your blog and your shop are always bright spots in my day. :)

Jazzmin said...

Oh Stephanie, I smile to think of you in your most cozy, beautiful crafting room working away on some lovely project at your sewing or crafting table :) It is most beautiful and so inviting the way you have it decorated! I loved it so much in your older post and I love it even more now if that's possible♥ What sweet additions you have and I LOVE your new furniture piece in which you're storing your fat quarters. Hobby Lobby truly has some of the neatest storage items, I just want to bring them all home.
What a joy to have all that natural light to work in and to look out your window at the Lord's creation, too.

And what a blessing indeed blogging friends are! When you were mentioning the sweet additions to your craft room that have come from the loving, kind ladies who are your blogging friends, I was thinking of what a joy it is to look in my own craft room and see the sweet fabric ornament you sent me hanging as a doorknob decoration right now and the loveliest Easter card you sent me gracing my shelf, making me smile each time I see them.

I hope you are having a blessed week, dear friend! I so enjoyed visiting you today and taking a tour through your craft room. I also want to just thank you for making my heart smile with your kind words you have left me recently- how blessed I am by our friendship and to read the notes you leave♥

Love and hugs to you!
Jazzmin

tealady said...

What a pretty place to work, create,think and be inspired.Love doilies also my husband calls me the doilie queen if there is a flat or semi flat area it has a doilie on it.

Kim said...

Oh how beautiful your craft room is, Stephanie. It is a joy to behold. I am in love with the quilt your great grandmother stitched. 'Tis only right it should have pride of place. I see you have a few doilies.....doilies always bring the widest smiles to my face. Love all those gorgeous fat quarters; they are all so happy and bright. Your craft room is filled with so many visual delights. As my eyes ricochet from every nook and corner, I can but ooooh and aaaah!! I wonder what hides behind those white cupboard doors...I can only but wonder! ;). It has made my day to wander around your pretty room and have a bo peep at all your glorious pretties. 'Tis heaven!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your creating room is awesome and I would like to see behind the closet doors! LOL!!! Your room is so organized! Mine is a mess right now!
Thank you for sharing your room!
warmly,
deb

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, look at this lovely space you have for working on your projects! The baskets are delightful with the pieces of material all organized. The quilt that your great grandmother hand stitched is very special. My sister also sews and makes quilts. It's such a talent, indeed. I love that pink and white doily and your sweet dolls. And the ribbon cubby is perfect and comes in handy when working on all your projects.

Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. My friend, Marcia, used to participate in this party, but she is no longer blogging any more. I really miss her and all her lovely ways. Keep on making the beautiful things that you do, Stephanie. You fill your home with so much goodness, and I appreciate everything you have made for me as well.

love, ~Sheri

Sarah A, said...

This room is all you, Stephanie! How fun to see it again, since you have made so many changes to it since the last "tour". I can just picture you in here, busy as a bee creating pretty things as gifts or for your shop. I love how you use such pretty baskets, boxes, and shelves for organizing. I am learning how to do that as well! :) Adds such a nice touch to a room. And how fun to see so many treasures displayed...you are surrounded by love and memories as you work, my dear! Although I have to admit, your grandma's precious quilt wins hands down as my favorite thing in there. :) Perhaps one special day I will get to see it in person! Thank you for giving us this glimpse into your home, life, and heart. Love you!!!

Consider It All Joy said...

I love your creative space, Stephanie! It is so you! That quilt is beautiful, what a treasured gift! How nice that you have an extra piano to bring peace and worship into your space, that is a blessing! I can almost hear the sweet songs now! Blessings to you, Cindy xo

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! I have no words to tell about the beauty of your work. You have many talents in you.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie, wow you have such a pretty and cheerful craft room just perfect for all of your creativity!! :)
Thanks for sharing your space with us all!

Shoregirl said...

How could you not be creative with such a darling creative space!! (smile)
Love all the pretty details you have in your craft room -- so very lovely!

Michelle said...

O how I enjoyed my visit to your little piece of heaven. I would enjoy playing in your studio. I love all the teacups. ND YOUR SEWING PIECES ARE so pretty and nicely done. The way you place things is so nice. Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL studio.

Chris Flynn said...

It's ALL JUST LOVELY! Could dive right in to your collection of fat quarters! Pretty, pretty, colors!
Love your space! And I'll be back soon!
Sweet blessings, Chris

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

How neat to see your sweet lovely space where you create! Now when you show pictures of your creations on your blog, I can picture where you created them. Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Laura Lane said...

Ah, no wonder you are so creative! You are living a beautiful life in a beautiful place. May I come and play?

Jocelyne said...

Like everyone else here I love your craft room! It really reflects your blog, your etsy, and your sweet nature. Makes me want to create something!

Seawashed said...

Such a aweet studio with so many things that remind me of my Grandmothers.

Terry said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I love your space! I love your blog! I tried my hand at quilting, but I didn't have the patience for how precise everything needed to be. Your work is stunning! I love the quilt from your grandmother. What a treasure!

With gratitude,
Terry

Michelle said...

O wow your studio is really ENCHANTING. Every inch of it. It's simply stunning and so peaceful. I could really enjoy creating in your space. Thanks for sharing.

Amy at love made my home said...

You have a very pretty, and inspiring, place for creating! No wonder you make such beautiful things, having made such a beautiful work space!

Carol said...

Well, you had me at your sweet blog header before I even started the tour of your room...so many sweet touches you have added, as well as using your fabrics & trims for decor. It is just such a charming room, Stephanie.

I loved your sweet words about this amazing blogging community, and I could not agree more. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and decided to share that on my blog, I was just blown away with all the kindness that came my way. I was so humbled by the outpouring of love, and my hubby finally realized why I love blogging so much.

I can see I need to spend some time browsing around on your blog....your cinnamon rolls are calling to me! I will definitely be following and signing up via email. So nice to make new friends!

Hugs,
Carol

Cindy said...

A very pretty spot for creating! Love the new storage additions! Hugs!

vintageandart said...

Your craft room is so beautifully arranged and organised, l love the idea that you would stop to play a tune on the piano sometimes. Your grandma's quilt is so beautiful and l especially love the pretty colours she chose, she must have had fantastic eyesight to create this at 90 and what a very special wedding present it would have been for you and hubby.

Marlynne said...

I enjoyed your Art Studio! your dollies on the shelves give an old fashioned cozy look. The tins are pretty too! Happy Creating as I can see you are!

Something Special said...

I love your fabric rack. I am really into quilting now. I love scrapbooking and crafting too. Your space is very organized and condusive to creating!

Jann Olson said...

Stephanie, I adore your creative space! I have seen that basket unit at Hobby Lobby and thought how wonderful it was. I do not have any space in either my craft or sewing room, or I would have nabbed it right up. lol! Saw that sweet bird at Home Goods and loved it too. Again, I could not bring it home with me. I love your quilt your grandmother made. What a treasure! You have utilized your space so well and there's so much wonderful eye candy as well!
hugs,
Jann

Wanda said...

I have such admiration for "crafty" people like you and so many of your blog friends. Craft is not the right word, as you bring such a treasure of love, gentleness, peace, etc. In fact...Your craft room is a display of the fruits of the Spirit. That's the way I see it. And that's the way I see you dear Stephanie. Your sweet and gentle spirit is so touching and so inspiring.

As your craft room is your sanctuary....so my kitchen is mine. So glad God created us just perfect for what HE wanted. Love you dear. Blessing and love and lots of hugs.

White Lace and Promises said...

I love the cubby hole shelf the best. I love your vintage odds and ends and the way they are displayed. The quilt of course is a treasure.

Doni said...

You have a lovely space! Each object is special and full of meaning, thoughtfully placed! Such beauty! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs! Doni

Conniecrafter said...

Your room is just beautiful and so bright, I painted mine green and now think I should have went with a lighter color, since it is also the guest room I think I was going for calming night sleeping :) I just can't get over that your grandma made such a beautiful quilt so late in her life, such inspiration that maybe I will be crafting for a long time to come :) My room looks like a tornado went through, your is so neat and tidy, maybe some day I will get it all in order :) Have a terrific weekend!

Margie said...

Thank you for the tour of your beautifully organized craft room, Stephanie! It was fun to see where you work your magic and create your lovely handmade goodies!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

How do you ever leave your little happy space? Between the piano and all the gorgeous and vintage touches throughout the room, it would be hard to pull myself away to get anything else done outside that room, lol! You have created an incredibly awesome creating space Stephanie, and I love how you have mixed vintage with new, and the special treasures from your grandmas! And the piano, the piece-de-resistance... oh just lovely! Sometimes music is the thing that helps me to feel creative, and taking a break to play the piano, a splendid idea! A precious place indeed dear Stephanie, I enjoyed the tour so very much, hugs to you today!

hobbyloes said...

Love your beautiful craftroom!!!!
So neat and tidy and all is very nice.
Have a blessed weekend,
hugs, Loes

Mindy Whipple said...

This space just fit's you Ms. Stephanie - sweet!

Karen Valentine said...

I am sooo glad you joined the party this year Stephanie! Your studio is a wonderful addition to the tour! So many lovely things to look at and ideas galore! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!!!!
xo,
Karen

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I just knew your creative space would be amazing & beautiful! I'm catching up visiting, so glad I didn't miss your space Stephanie! :)

Pat Cantwell said...

Stephanie,
You,dear one, have a beautiful creative and dreaming space!
I l o v e that you have a window to let in the natural rays of sunlight!
Gorgeous quilts!
I adore how you've used heirloom shelving to add decorative touches to inspire your own designs!
Thank you for your sweet comment and visit today!
Fondly,
Pat

Sandra Kaye said...

You place is really lovely!!! I would swoon over such a quilt!! To have someone in my family make that for us!!! But alas I'm the only creative soul for generations that I can tell. on both sides. My parents can't figure out where I came from....lol!!! Thanks for the walk through...blessings xoxo Sandra Kaye

Diana Seal said...

What a beautiful space Stephanie!
I'm not a quilter but I sure love looking at pretty fabrics and quilts.
Love your color choices and your nifty ribbon cubby!
Thanks for sharing!
Diana

Jennifer LaVite said...

Such a beautiful space. I love your fabric organization and the dress you made. Nice job!

Maureen H. said...

I love how feminine and pretty your space, while still be organized and practical. The quilt over the piano that your grandmother made you for your wedding is stunning! I am jealous that you know how to play the piano, I always wanted to learn, but not having a piano to practice in makes that hard. . . Lol! Thank you so much for the tour around your beautiful room. I hope you many happy and healthy years of creating there.

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

Lovely crafting space! I adore the bird shelf and the clock shelf.

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

Lovely crafting space! I adore the bird shelf and the clock shelf.

Team Clark said...

Your room is pure joy!!! I'm pretty sure my life would be complete if someone played piano for me while I create!!! Ha! That's AWESOME! Love your table skirts and ribbon storage, so cool!

Gretchen said...

The bird shelf is so unique...I love it. Organization and decorative at the same time. And what a treat to have a quilt made by your great-grandmother. That's definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing your studio with us. I will be back to visit often.

donna joy said...

such a cheery room-thanks for sharing! how special to have the quilt too!

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

I am so glad that you joined in the fun this year and shared your bright , cheerful and incredibly organized space with us!! It was a feast for the eyes!!
Hugs,
Deb

Cathy said...

I love seeing how other crafters organize and display their supplies and treasures, and got some great ideas from your studio! What a bright and inviting room. Thank you for the tour!
Cathy

Tamara said...

Oh Dear Friend..
What a beautiful creative haven you have there! It surely is a reflection of the sweet spirit that you have! What a colorful and special place. And it's so bright and cheery. I know what you mean about having supplies out in the open. It's very helpful. I think everyone may have one of those closed doors that remain closed! ;) Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us. I thought about joining in but felt a little intimidated. Maybe next year! Have a blessed week

Hugs to you! <3
Tamara

CatieAn said...

What a wonderful place to create. I love the piano in your studio...when you feel blocked you can sit down and play and I bet the creativity starts flowing. I like how you have pieces of loved ones in your room. I do too and it makes me feel special. Thank you for sharing

Vicki Boster said...

Stephanie-- your room is so beautiful!! I'm loving that window and the natural light. Your fabrics and laces... Your lovely little shelves... It's just quaint and perfect! Your organization is amazing- I'm a tad bit jealous!!!

So nice to see your lovely space..
Vicki

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