Friday, July 13, 2012

                Welcome to "Where Blogger's Create"

           This is my first year of participating and I was so excited when I heard about it.
My creative space is still a work in progress.  I just moved into my home a few weeks ago and with so much going on my creative space has had to take the back burner for awhile...
I'm looking forward to all the other blogs for some creative inspiration for this blank wall.
 The french provincial furniture I found on Craigslist.  It's just like the set my daughter had when she was a child, so it brings back a lot of memories.

My scissors are labeled: Craft, Craft, Tin and FABRIC ONLY.

This Ikea cubby has been a lifesaver for storage solutions and so handy. 

I love the copper pot my spools sit in.  I've had it for a long time. I use the decorative boxes for storage.  But I think the wall needs some color.  Whatcha think?

Some of the ribbon, laces and bling I got while on vacation in Paris last month.  Can't wait to use them on some projects and giveaways.

This poor little cupboard has been so many different colors and styles.  I used anaglypta wall paper to give it a carved wood effect.  I'll use this little guy until he completely falls apart.

Some little bobbles, bangles and beads I picked up on my sojourn last month. The cute tins came from Ross $6.99 minus the 10% discount for 55 and over.  Those kinda days I don't mind being  old "mature."

The rhinestone pins I picked up on vacation too.  Can't wait to use them in altered art projects.

I love these bright colored feathers! They are so soft when you touch them.  The color of the tin is my daughter's favorite shabby shade.  If it comes up missing, I'll know where to

Some old photo's and postcards and my labeled ball jars. You can't see it in this photo, but I funkied up the lids with the ochre color I used on one wall, so they'd look a little WEATHERED.

I loved making the fabric flowers, embellishments and throwing in some glitter.
Some of my ephemera from around the USA.

If the slipper fits, wear it.

One of my projects.  I had a great time creating this.  Each page is so full of color.

Some of my original art work and my prints.

My very first stamp...circa 1979.
Me and sweet little Lilly Rose.

           Thanks so much to Karen Valentine for hosting this event. I'm gonna hit the other blogs now. YEAH


  1. For just being in your new home for a few weeks you have put together your studio quite well! Love the slippers!

  2. Oh fun times! Lots of great goodies to look at - thanks for sharing your space!

  3. You will get it settled in due time...such lovely things you have collected. Your sweet pup is to cute!! Hugs

  4. Ohhh...your space is so lovely...
    I love your old materials...and I love
    your work...and specialy those little shoes..

    Thank you for sharing with us..

    Please take a look into my world if you like..

    Love from Marijke
    from Holland

  5. thanks for sharing your studio is so pretty....and how awesome is it that you have a dedicated room for all of your creating and sewing and crafting!!!

    this is my first year joining in all of the SHARING fun...hope you'll swing by to peek at my space!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  6. A few weeks?!?! It looks amazing Suzy! Can't wait to see it next year!

  7. For just moving in you look pretty organized to me!! Loved seeing all your eye candy inspiration. Great idea to label scissors! I need to do that!!

  8. What a wonderful place - I can't believe you just moved in! You are incredibly organized. Your artwork is amazing!

  9. This is my first year as a participant in the hop too - fun, huh? I think your space looks wonderful - I can't believe you just moved in! Love your pretty little album. Hope to see you soon!

  10. Such a beautiful, shabby chic room. Love it!

  11. So neat and organized! This is my first year too. Love your spot and your creations too. ; )

  12. What a great space that is going to be! Your art is just beautiful and I love Lilly Rose!! Your labeled scissors made me smile...FABRIC ONLY!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the tour!
    Soggy Bottoms Baby Duds blog

  13. I think you've done a great job so far after just moving in, Suzy! Love the furniture and your Ikea cubby. Those storage boxes are great. I should label my scissors. I use specific ones for specific things, too, and I keep them all together in the same container. I'm sure you'll get lots of ideas for that blank wall! Thanks so much for sharing your tour!

  14. Gorgeous!! I love the burlap labels and the boxes and that cabinet with the wallpaper on it. So many fabulous ideas, thanks for sharing!!


  15. Goodness for you moving just a few weeks ago you are amazing!! Looks like you have been settled in you pretty space for some time with everything so pretty and organized!! I would still be unpacking my pots and pans no less my creative space things!!

    I have a new space to share this year too- sure been fun seeing all the great spaces at Karen's party!

    bee blessed

    1. Mary Ellen, Oh, believe me I made my creative space the priority. I'm still settling in. lol going to your blog now!

  16. You have been a busy girl! We moved in a year ago and just recently finished my studio! A beautiful space - the slippers are a fantastic touch! Love them!!!

  17. First of all your artwork is darling. Wow!! And I think I have your little goose stamp somewhere in my collection. So fun!! The wallpaper on the little cabinet is a great idea...I have one of those little cabinets that needs some help. Thank you for sharing. Best Wishes, Bobbie

    1. Bobbie, Thanks for the complement on my artwork. I paint a Seasonal Christmas whimsical each year. I really enjoy painting, it was my first love. Do you have a blog? I wasn't able to find one for you.
      Best to you too. Suzy at Weathered or Not.

  18. Wow, to be so organized!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Becca, I just visited your blog and I so loved your bathroom window decor and such a lovely view. Your flea market finds are so'ooo perfect. Looking forward to visiting you again!
      Suzy at Weathered or Not

  19. YOu have only been in your new home for three weeks and you joined a party? That's impressive! But you had nothing to worry about as your space has so many fine touches. The jars with the labels and painted lids.... those slippers!...
    the hooks for the jewelry bits.... those caught my eye! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Delightful organizing. So classy and clean. Old Photos, Lace, Bingo bits...wonderful creative imagination starters.Love your carefully labeled goodie jars too. Keep smiling and creating

  21. This is also my first time at the Party! I can only echo what others have posted ~ Cannot believe you just moved in lol! Seriously, your studio is fantastic! ~ smiles ~

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  22. Your creative space is already up and running after just having moved in!
    You have some great storage and I love your little white cupboard and that copper pot for storing your ribbons.
    You have a lovely collection of rhinestone pins, buckets for lace and feathers and some neat ephemera.
    Lovely journal sitting there! One of my most favourite creations also!
    I know you will be spending many fulfilling hours of creating in your lovely space.
    Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Suzy (too!!!)

  23. Loved my visit today! love the bling!!! Oh and the still my heart!

    1. Lovey
      What wonderful designs you have created with your altered art. They are fabulous. We love so'ooo many of the same things!

  24. For not having much time to get it set up your space looks great and filled with so many fantastic goodies. Love those feathers and all the great furniture. Thanks for the lovely tour and have a great day. Angela

  25. You just moved in and it already looks that good??! You have stuff on the walls! I love the chest with the anaglypta insets - what a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  26. What a sweet space to create in! Love your displays and collections. Thank you for sharing.

  27. You have a great creative space and you certainly have a great start on decorating and organizing it! I love your labeled mason jars! Thanks for the tour!

  28. What a wonderful place to be creative. I love the labeled jars. It makes me want to reorganize my room.

  29. You have a pretty blog here. I love what you do. Thanks for the tour and I am now a follower.

  30. Wonderful, love your creative space :0) Following too x

  31. This is only a couple of weeks after you moved in??? WOW! I'm very impressed ~ a couple of weeks after I moved a year ago, my space was still mostly boxes!
    You've created a lovely space for youself ~ thank you for sharing it with us!

  32. Hey Suzy! I finally made it over here!! Yeah!!!! Your studio is awesome and the sweet things you've created in there are even lovelier. :) Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it with all of us.

  33. Sorry to be so late in visiting, I was determined to visit every blog on the hop and it took more time than I thought! I LOVE your space and can hardly believe you were only 3 weeks into the house when you took these photos! The way you display your emphemera and "pretties" is so lovely. Your workis simply beautiful and breathtaking! I am now following your blog because I simply must see what you do next.

    Thanks so much for sharing your space with all of us. I am sure I will be back to look at it again as I swooned so much I fear I missed something. :-)