Thursday, June 17, 2010

WHERE WOMEN CREATE!



WELCOME TO MY LITTLE SPACE! I hope you enjoy your visit.




I was so excited to be a part of this party. I was at the first party and it was so much fun. This is where I create. What do I create, you ask? I create a little bit of everything. I am a Serial Collector and among the things I collect are hobbies. I have quilted, made costumes, I scrapbook, I have painted stuff, I love to work with different crafts, I sew and love to make wreaths. My craft room is a collection of the many different forms of art and hobbies I do. It is filled with vintage buttons, ribbons, vintage lace, Ephemera, threads, stamps and inks, with vintage jewelry, and silver for projects. If you have a project you want to do, chances are good, I have the all the stuff to do it with.







This room became mine at the beginning of last year, when my son moved into the back house. It once was my son's bedroom. If you can believe this, I had all these items in nooks and crannies all over the house. I don't believe, I really managed to store all this stuff, but I did. I am still shocked at all I have managed to collect over the years. I am so grateful that they all have a home now. As you can see all the drawers are stuffed to the brim with various craft items and the tools of the trade. Each drawer has it's own display. It is important to me to open a drawer and look at the beauty of whatever is in that space. I like to make sure that each item has it's own special "wow", where it is stored.











One drawer is dedicated to only vintage hankies, another maybe to vintage flowers or antique cards. I love to also store vintage lace in crystal jars, the prettier the better. Did I tell you I collect paper? Paper is one thing I have trouble saying no to. I love this room it is constantly evolving. My table is a place where everything I work on gets dumped. It is where I put any yard sale goodies until I decide what to do with them. I tend to be very sloppy when I work. Things are very where. Most of what I make, I give away.







This home was a gift from God to me, and as the years go by I am more and more grateful for His blessings on my life. Thank you for stopping by "Where I Create!". I hope you enjoyed the tour! Blessings, Martha







I want to thank Karen at http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com for hosting this wonderful party. Don't for get to sign up for my give away. Instructions are on 6-13-10 post. Now lets get to the party, lots to look at ladies! Blessings, Martha

64 comments:

Deb said...

OH MY, I thought I had a lot of stuff! I have that same scrapbooking scissor set you have. LOVE THAT. Use it all the time. Great space, Martha. I'll try to post mine over the weekend. Good idea!

Kiki said...

Martha,what a beautiful space filled with so many gorgeous treasures...I could spend all day looking at all your sparkly pretty things..there are so mnay goodies in there!

I love that lady figurine in the blue dress..stunning. I love all your colored scissors too..so sweet! Such a dazzling treat to see your space and your passions!! yay! That was fun! have a wonderful day!
Kiki~

Atelier de Charo said...

Hello Martha, you have wonderful crafts items! Good for you! Thanks for the tour.

Pink kisses.

Hugs

Charo

Susan said...

Martha....love your space!! Thanks for signing up to be my follower. Have a great week-end! Susan

craftymarta said...

Martha, I get a mix of jealousy and admiration for all of you girls that manage to keep such organize and pretty working areas. Not me. I sometimes think that you have to be wire that way. Not me. My enablers friends will patronize me by telling me ," Oh nobody is perfect, oh but you are so creative, blab, blah...". The truth is that when I comes to organization I skip that class and never learn how to. Beautiful room and stuff, you probably get tons of inspiration from just been there. Blessings, Marta.

Donna said...

Wow!! Cool Stuff!! I would never want to leave. You need a small fridge and microwave in there - maybe a cot ;-)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha, wow! What a space. Filled with so many goodies. You my dear are the best collector around ... of everything! :) I'm amazed at everything you have. My stuff is all around the house, jammed in every nook and cranny. I can never find a thing. I don't recall ever seeing you post anything you've made. I know that everything you do is made with love, straight from the heart, so I have no doubt it is all fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Tammy

Rita said...

Oh Martha,
your special creative space is sooooooooo beautiful and full of wonderful things. if I were there I'd feel like alice in wonderland he he he.
I did have a feeling you had lots of treasures to create with but seeing your pics i can tell it's really beyond imagination.
have a fab weekend
rita

Terri said...

Martha, I am so excited to see your place of creativity! I love it! You do seem to have anything anyone could want to craft with. I love all your special touches all over your room. I saw a ivory colored group of angels that is such a fabulous touch to your room.
I even saw my shoe template peeking out from your stash of papers! I would love to see the shoes you make : )
Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us. Now I can picture you at your table.
You are such a dear soul,
Hugs to you,
Terri

A Hopeful Heart said...

SO lovely!!! No wonder your blog is so beautiful...you get inspired in such lovely surroundings.

I used to have a craft room, where I did my scrapbooking; alas, though, my husband got into woodworking and a shop alone wasn't enough space...he took over my craft room. Oh well, he pays the mortgage, so I won't complain but will just use the kitchen table instead.

Thanks for sharing your lovely creative spot.

Blessings,
Patti

Claudia said...

Hi Martha,

I love this peek into your creative space! You have so much stuff! I'm so happy you finally have a room just for you. I love what you said about decorating the inside of your drawers. You're absolutely right - we should have pretty pictures everywhere we look!

Have a great weekend!

xo
Claudia

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Martha, you have so much eye candy it is just a treat to see all the pretties you have! You are such a special person and I'm glad to see you have a special place to be creative. Thank you so much for sharing your space! Have a great weekend, Connie

Home and Heart said...

You have some WONDERFUL craft supplies!! A darling space!

Lisa said...

Oh what great treasures hidden in your space! I love it! I know you are inspired to sit here!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,Lisa

Susan said...

Dear Martha...You have a lot of supplies. How wonderful you have a whole room to store them in!

Martha, sent you an e-mail last Monday but don't know whether it got to you. YOU WON THE BOOK GIVEAWAY on my blog! I need your address to send the books out to you!

Please write to me at www.writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

I announced you as the winner on Tuesday's post.

Take care, Martha. Please write soon. Susan

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Martha, I would love to visit and be able to enjoy all your lovely treasures. Thankyou so much for letting us in to see where you create all your special pieces. It's a pure delight for the scenses. You have so many beautiful things to see. Please come by for a visit some time as I too am showing my space, Char

vicki said...

Oh dear Martha - what a beautiful collection of treasures. I LOVE that you said that you were a collector of hobbies - that is such a great line! I must remember that one for sure! Your home and your "space" is so lovely - your displays are simply stunning! I cannot imagine that you once had all of those collections scattered throughout your home! You must be in heaven~~~

Vicki

Ginger said...

Such beautiful things you are showing us. Thank you for sharing. Hope you will stop by and see mine too.

Ginger

Mary said...

What a wonderful space you have to create Martha! Lots of inspiration all around! Thank you for sharing !

Jane said...

Hi Martha,
I'm really enjoying this party because I'm learning about so many blogs I have never been to before. This is my first visit and I really enjoyed the tour of your studio. I love all of the vintage supplies and pieces that you showed. Isn't it nice to have a creative space to call your own.
Jane

GardenofDaisies said...

I have enjoyed taking a peek at your wonderful design space! I love all the vintage jewelry in the jewel box. And the crocheted heart! (I collect those!) I love how you have stored items in milk glass compotes and in crystal talcum powder boxes! So pretty!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

What a FUN and inspiring work space! We are almost neightbors! I'm in so cal also, in Menifee...

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Martha; you have the most wonderful eye-candy of supplies for your creating! Your room is a great place for working your magic; hope to see some of your projects on your blog before you give them away.
If I haven't thanked you for following my blog, thanks a bunch, I so appreciate it! And thanks for sharing your wonderful spot of where you create.
Did this party start early? I just finished posting my room about an hour ago. Have a great weekend!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What wonderful treasures you have! I didn't realize I had so much stuff either. Didn't realize how quickly the years would roll by :))

Christine Edwards said...

Martha, I had to laugh at the bit about collecting hobbies...a collection I possess too, as well as all of the supplies to go with them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space.

Rebecca said...

Thank you for showing us your FABULOUS Creative Space, Martha. I love my visits to you and now I can picture in my head just where you dream and create with joy.

Love to you my friend.

Rebecca

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Hi Martha,
Love your studio space, I am working on mine, it's a long term project I am afraid but someday.. I promise to have all my goodies in one room. Thanks for such inspiration and God Bless
love the tunes..

Candi said...

Oh Martha you have so many beautiful goodies. Your tea cups are out of this world!! I'm just a small collector, some I've inherited and the little one's I bought to make pin cushions out of them with my granddaughters. Thank you for the invitation and I'll be back to see more goodies! Thanks for visiting, Candi

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Martha, Martha! I ADORE your space!!

Thanks so much for visiting and joining me on my creative journey!

I'm happy to join you too!

Jill

Terri said...

What Great Treasures Martha ...A wonderful creative space!

nannykim said...

well, loooks like you have enough to keep you busy!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Martha, Oh you have a dream space for creating. I love all your yummy ways to hold supplies. What an amazing space and such a blessing. You have so many beautiful treasures to creat with too. True eye candy. I am a collector of trims to use and it is unreal how we can find the space to put them, but somehow we do and it all works.
I can see your heart and love in all of your wonderful creative space.

Have a great evening and enjoy the parties.
Hugs and blessings, Celestina Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

It was wonderful to come and visit you and have a peek around your gorgeous home.
Thank you ... love your amazing work space and all the wonderful collections and treasures you have.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

zandra said...

Martha, what a great creative space! Love all your collections. So many nooks and crannies that are filled with all your treasures. Love the cricut machine! ;o) So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

Your space is terrific! So many great collections!
Queen Bee Studio

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is a wonderful space and you have made good use of many of your collection as storage.I so understand being a serial collector and a serial crafter. I want to do it all! Your vintage jewelry peeking out there looks just beautiful.

Some day, come and take a peek at my daughter and my blog. It is three months old and not really just about my jewelry (which we have been doing for fifteen years...but our latest thing is repurposing old bits). I also love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours. Thanks for letting me peek!!!

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Suz

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Martha, you truly do have EVERYTHING! So much eye candy but the jewelry box with the bling really CAUGHT my eye! Reminded me of when I used to visit my Aunt Nena and I would go in her bedroom and her jewelry box was always overflowing!

Thank you for sharing your creative space with us!

xxoo

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Martha, so many beautiful things to peek at. I could sit here all day and not be able to take it all in. What a great place to create and get motivated. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I am right with you on that one- serial hobby collecting!! Good way to describe it.

Violet said...

Hi Martha, Thanks for coming by my party! I can so relate to the whole 'collecting crafts' hobby. I thought I had about every thing I need here to make just about anything... but after viewing your stuff... well, I am seeing some items I could use today!!! I need a bit of that gold riboon and a few of those jewels and ...oh my! I realize now I should have showed more of my supplies and treasures in my photos, instead of all put away in drawers. And my craft table in the middle of the room that was so pristine and cleared of everything in the photo of my studio in one days time is now completely covered with my latest project.

I read you profile and guess what? We both have a grandson with the same name : )

Have a blessed week!
~Violet

Niki said...

Hi Martha! You really have a great collection of VI tags things...just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and for following. I will soon post my "where women create" entry...I am running behind. I guess I'm having too much fun this summer!

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

Oh Martha,
All of your lovely trinkets and the way you display them are just charming!!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

vintagesue said...

oh so fun. i would stay in that space for hours...lost in a world of wonder and fun!! thanks for sharing. i love your space
sue

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Martha, your studio space is so neat! Full of this and that with a lot of sparkle and magic sprinkled on top! Thanks you for visiting me over at the Dandelion Workshop and for folling me too!

I love making new blogging friends...
Happy Creating!
Deb

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This looks like such a fun space Martha. Thanks for signing up to follow my creative ventures. I look forward to getting to know you more.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Martha, this studio is SO you. I love how you've filled every bit of it with your personality and collections. I could spend hours here looking at every nook and cranny. Your built ins must store a lot of things, too.

That scissor holder is perfect. Love it. And I also love how you stored your cards in that fabric holder. So vintage looking, and simply YOU. Thank you for inviting me into your lovely studio with all your vintage goodies.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Look at this space girl! WOW!
I just want to reach in and touch everything!!!
You should have no shortage of inspiration in there...matter of fact, I know where to come when I need some!!! :)
Fabulous space girl...all I can say is WOW!

Lou said...

Totally gorgeous space Martha.. so many Beautiful pretties to look at!
Love Lou xx

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a fabulous place you have to create in, and so much gorgeous eye candy!!! I wanted to thank you for visiting our little studio, and for your sweet comments! Thanks for the tour... Blessings~~~Daphne

Liz said...

What a pretty blog you have! I just love the Victorian patriotic theme!! You have a wonderful space and a lot of great stuff to create with. :)

~Liz

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

You've got a great space! So many awesome storage and display ideas! I will be back to spend more time reading thru all your posts!

kluless said...

Oh my goodness your imagination can really run wild in there! So much goodness. Thank you for sharing.

Jillayne said...

What a wonderful room - and what wonderful things you have filled it with! i love the bit about collecting hobbies - I do that too! You can never be interested in too many things!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Martha! It was so nice to visit your studio! You have so many goodies to play with it must be wonderful! I suppose when you have as many interests as you do you must have lots to work with! I'm so glad you joined the party this year! Have a wonderful weekend!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Cindy Geilmann - TSFL Coach said...

I'm glad that you do everything. You'r limitations are endless. I love all of your collections too.

comevisit
cindy@stitches

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think I'm on the verge of becoming a serial collector. I will say that I'm getting a bit much in scrapbook papers and made myself not buy any the whole month of June. Isn't it amazing how much stuff we don't realize we have! How nice that you have a whole room to keep it all in and be able to spread out.

Miss Sandy said...

Boxes, Tins, and Supplies Oh my! What a wonderful space you have designed to create in. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

kimberlyshaw said...

What a very enjoyable tour! Your creative space is absolutely charming with beautiful creative treasures.

Lynnae said...

What a pretty space. I am visiting on the 5th of July and I love your Independence day decorations on your blog as well!

Renee said...

What a wonderful space you have. I love all your storage ideas.

So many neat things to look at.

Now I know what I am-a serial crafter. I've done a little of so many things.

Jodene Shaw said...

Oh, what a pretty, pretty romantic place to create! I loved seeing your teacups. Your blog makes me smile till my face hurts!

Thank you for following my blog Opened Door! I love connecting with other creative ladies and with ladies that love the Lord!

Grace, new friend,
~jodi shaw

Artzy Heart said...

I love your space! You have such beautiful things. I was late for this party, but finally made it...I want my space to look like yours when it grows up.

marnie said...

You do have LOTS of goodies to play with! It's cute that you described yourself as collecting things as well as hobbies - lol. Fun that you now have a room dedicated to your creative pursuits. :D

Deni. said...

Is bealtiful arts!!!!!