Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create Blog Party…..

Welcome to Whispering Hills!  I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit!  First a big Thank You to Karen at  My Desert Cottage for hosting the creative space blog party!  I can’t wait to visit everyone’s blogs!

Those of you who have visited me recently know that I am actually moving this weekend.  Yep!  While you’re looking at my post everything has already been packed up and is moving down the road!  Soon I will have a new and much bigger creative space!  But for now…..come on in….take a peak at what has been my little space for the past three years.    

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It’s actually just a nook at the end of my kitchen.    Quite handy…but not a real good idea for dieting!!

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My passion is doll making…everything from French to Primitives.  I shouldn’t tell you but I have boxes of antique dolls stored in climate control storage….shhhhhhh, our secret!  Hopefully they’ll all get to come out and play at the new house!

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A small space certainly has taught me to organize!  I love using jars and pretty flower pots for organizing lace, pencils, paint brushes, etc.  This fantastic jar I bought at the Country Living Fair in 2007….it holds a lot of lace!!

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I also love boxes!  So many things can be stored in boxes!  I bought these at Michael’s on sale for 80% off….they practically paid me to take them home!  Since moving to the Eastern Shore in southern Alabama I can’t resist the beach theme!

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I also have jars holding old wooden spooled silk and cotton threads.  I love the texture and colors…and they bring back fond memories of watching my great grandmother sew on her old treadle machine.

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I brought my chandelier with me when I moved south from Ohio.   My husband thought I was crazy!  Some things you just can’t easily part with!

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I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog!  I had so much fun doing it!  Thanks again for stopping!!  Be sure to follow me!!  It’s going to be a fun time moving into a bigger place and getting into everything I’ve had stored for three years! 

33 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! It was a pleasure to meet you and to visit your studio! Thank you for the tour. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Jo said...

You are so well organised, but with so many lovely things! Good luck with the move - and enjoy creating your new creative space.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your sewing corner is simply divine! I love that corner. What caught my eye was that little prim dolly with the hand sewn face (she won my heart instantly). I love the cleanness of your space and I bet it is a joy to work there! *smiles* Norma

Sandra Kaye said...

Love your cozy studio!!! I also love the doll heads. where do you get those?? I would love to find some. Sandie

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Thanks for sharing your crafting sewing corner with us! I love your jars of thread and lace! The chandelier is so sparkly, I can see why you brought it with you. Hope you are settling in at your new place!

The English Romantic said...

Like you I just moved house. By next year we should both have great creative places.
Love your kitchen!!

Kathy said...

I love the small spaces best - you give me hope!
And the boxes - I too have been picking those up at Michaels, lol.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A lovely space and great storage ideas, especially love the jars full of laces and threads.

kluless said...

Oh my gosh, I can't imagine packing up my art room and moving it - eeks! Nothing ever seems to fit back into the same size space it came out of so lucky you to be moving to a LARGER sapce - yay!

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

Hello! A great space you had here! Good luck with your move and looking forward to see the new space!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Terri said...

Such delightful pictures to share with us your creative space. Thanks for Sharing!

WindandHoney said...

Your space is nice but even more I love your work. I especially love the Cloth over Clay Alice with her kitty. Her facial expression is precious.
Elizabeth

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi, Welcome to blogging. What a charming corner to work in. Your dolls are darling.

come visit to win
cindy@stitches

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon,
Wow...a new place to unpack your things? We'll be back to see more pictures. I actually like to work in my kitchen too. I can sometimes keep an eye on dinner while I am finishing a project!

Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with us. I hope you have time to stop over and visit mine...there is a little giveaway at the end! Good luck with your move!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care, ~Natalie

Cheryl De Beer said...

Love your lace jar and your boxes. Good luck with your move.

fairyrocks said...

Your space is so warm and inviting. Tidy too. Love your chandelier and the Joy hanging off it. Great work on the storage. I love big jars and boxes too.
Keep smiling and creating

Lovelinest said...

Everything looks so neat and organized!! I can't wait to see your new space! Good luck with your move and all that nasty unpacking!
www.lovelinest.org

Rebecca said...

Came back to see your space. Oh my gosh...not only is it GREAT but your work is fabulous. LOVE it my friend. LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

earthypawscreatures said...

Oh my, how beautiful! I love your little nook :) You have made a small space into something magical :) Thank you for sharing your space with us! and good luck with moving!

~Alli

Laurie said...

How cool that you have been able to make the most of your nook! I'll bet you're very excited about your move and all the possibilities for display and more work space!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm working my way backwards now having made it through the C's! : ) So glad I got to see your place and how nice you're getting bigger digs. You'll have to share that next year! I'm hoping to have a new and bigger space myself for next year's party. I'm getting lots of ideas from everyone for some great storage and set-up. I love your desk and sewing machine lay-out. Your dolls are wonderful and I'm going to take a look around while I'm here!

Valery said...

You have made this little nook your own, very creative and I love your sweet storage boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

You have a lovely space - we carve out space wherever we can! Best of luck in your new home with more space in which to create!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I loved your space, but how exciting that you are going to have a bigger one! You will have so much fun organizing everything! I hope your move went well, looking forward to seeing your "new and improved" studio. Love, Linda

Angela Weimer said...

Thank you for the tour and good luck with your move. I am moving too in a few weeks but across the ocean. I just love your dolls. some are very unique. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

marie said...

Thanks for sharing your creative space. You have it so organized! I love that big jar fullof lace. Your dolls are beautiful and how exciting that they'll have a bigger home soon!

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

Wow, chandelier in your creative space? Looks fancy! I love how you're making use of your kitchen nook. Your room is just lovely, hmm, forget about diet. I love your dolls...and you have more? Wow. I could just imagine what your studio is going to look like when you get your new place!
Thanks for letting us peek in you creative world!
Regards,
Reina

Mary said...

My bad! I never cleaned up my space to post. Ummm...... let's just say I fell in the pool and couldn't get myself back out, LOL.

Lynette Killam said...

How nice to meet you, Tammy! Your creative space is wonderful, and I simply love the dolls you make! I am happily signing up to follow you.

Good luck with settling into your new home...I look forward to seeing your new studio...:)

Tamatha said...

Your space is lovely and your dolls are beautiful! Thanks for the tour and can't wait to see your newest space!

Creative Grammie said...

I love your sewing space and your well organized craft supplies. Thanks for sharing your creative corner with us and thanks for sharing your art.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Tammy! Have you settled in to your new space yet??? I think setting up a new studio would be so much fun!!! I hope we will all be able to see it next year. This darling space you have here will be hard to top, but I bet you will do it!! Thank you so much for participating again this year!! I hope you had fun!!
xo,
Karen

Gail said...

By now your probably all moved into that new studio space. Your dolls are lovely, I have a few too, still in storage, I hope they will be ok after all this time (6 years), but my passion is quilting. I will hope on over and see if you have your new digs set up
Gail (who did not play this year)