June 18, 2010

Brynwood Joins Where Bloggers Create II...

Welcome One and All!
We've been waiting for your visit.
(You can click on each of the images to enlarge them.)Kes is really glad to see you today!
She's been so excited at the prospect of helping me
welcome you to our studio as we celebrate
Where Bloggers Create II,
hosted by the beautiful and talented
Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage.
Kes would like you to notice the brand, new track lighting system
added to the studio recently. No more working by lamplight!
You can't miss my wall of fabric when you walk through the studio door, and on clear days, I have lots of natural light spilling into my space. Now, I have plenty of light, even on days when the sun was hidden behind rain clouds.
If you look to the left as you enter the studio door, you'll find an entire wall of deep cabinets, which are stuffed with fabric, trims, and other paraphernalia. (You can click on the link at the end of my tour to find more photos and see what's inside the cabinets.)
At the end of the cabinets, I've hung sweet, vintage, baby dresses.
This is the left wall of the studio. More storage, a long shelf to display treasured pincushions and other items, pattern and thread cabinets, and my Babylock machines, now dressed in their new party finery. (I've made new covers for each of my machines to protect them from dust and light, and so they have something pretty to wear when they're not in use.)
A favorite mirror, mounted above the pattern cabinet, bounces additional light around the room and holds court above other treasures...acorns sent from around the country by my blog friends; assorted white buttons; and pincushions made by two beautiful and talented blog friends, Dawn Edmonds and Shell May. Don't miss the tiny birds sitting on top of the mirror, too! I've added little touches like the birds - reflecting my love of the outdoors - to fuel my creative muse.
In keeping with my Brynwood acorns theme, I commissioned Michelle Palmer to create these beautiful ink-on-fabric images. I then designed and created my wall organizer, so that favorite scissors and other tools would be displayed and then, close at hand when I'm sewing.
In this corner, you'll find my Espire sewing machine, nicknamed "Prissy", my iPod music dock, vintage lace and trims on display (on cardboard tubes covered with thin batting, which I mounted on tension rods used for cafe curtains), and above that, my inspiration board.
As you can see, I have an assortment of wonderful and beautiful gifts from some of my inspiring blog friends. Photographs, ornaments, tags, keyrings and charms, all given and accepted with great affection.
I'm blessed with a wonderful view of our back yard, through my beautiful windows. My chair faces my Ellisimo sewing/embroidery machine (nicknamed "Miss Ellie") and right in front of the window is my Evolve serger (yup, I've nicknamed this one, too! You can call her "Evvie"!).
 "Ikea Varde kitchen counter" with larger purchased countertop
My Ikea (Varde kitchen counter) work table, with a custom made formica top. I needed the extra work space, so I had it fabricated at our local Home Depot. It's the perfect height for when I'm standing, and the size accommodates cutting out garments and larger projects. I also have room for a few trinkets.
This is where all my creative dreams are conceived and fulfilled. My life is joyful and blessed with the love of my husband and family, but the joy has been augmented ten-fold since I became of member of this blogging community.

I am so grateful for the new friendships that have been forged in the past year and a half...all because I chose to share my creative endeavors in this wonderful online world.

Thank you for visiting Brynwood Needleworks. If you'd like to see A LOT MORE studio images, please click on the last photograph (my little, sleeping squirrel) to go to my studio Flickr album. Be sure to read the captions I've written for each photo.

I hope you'll also look at my photo galleries and the Brynwood Boutique to see some of my creations.
Leave a comment on this post and you'll automatically be entered into a drawing for one of my Strawberry Roses (similar to the one above). All are handmade by me, so no two are exactly alike. I'll choose a winner through Random.org on July 1st. Good luck!
UPDATE: July 1st Midnight...The Drawing Is Closed
Thanks everyone!
Click here to enter my 400th Follower Giveaway
until July 10th, 2010.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Don't forget to say hello to the other participants of
Where Bloggers Create II.
Thanks again, Karen, for being such a great hostess!!

124 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi there!

Your blog is stunning -- certainly wont be my last visit here. I am so excited to see all these talented women!

I am not a seamstress and I am in such awe of all you talented ones. I am very needle thread challenged :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to stop by... have a lil give away going on.

Enjoy your visits -- they certainly will be tickled they stopped by your spot!

Claudia

Shelly said...

Donna,

Your studio space is stunning! So organized and complete! Thanks for sharing!

I think I love you "pup" the best of all,,,,,,they just tug on my heartstrings! Cannot imagine MY life without MY two!!

What a huge Event Karen has!! Wowza! If you get a chance,,,stop by my little corner of blogland!

I wish I would have thought about doing a giveaway like some of the others!Oh well,,,,,next year!!

Hugs, Laugh and Enjoy!
Shell

Debra@Common Ground said...

Donna: professional, inspired, meticulous, creative, driven. These words just come to the forefront in touring your amazing studio. You have everything you need to create, and now I see where all your fabulous creations are born. Such a gorgeous space!
Love seeing it all.
xo,
Debra

Jill said...

Your studio is so very pretty and professional. Such careful attention to all the details. I enjoyed the tour!!

Queen Bee said...

What a beautiful space to create!
Queen Bee Studio

The French Bear said...

Donna, everything looks so beautiful!!! I love how you have redone a lot of your space....and the way you incorporated Michelle's art...fabulous!!!
I love your new strawberry, love it!!!
You are indeed a huge inspiration!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lou said...

Ohhh Donna your creative space is awesome!!! Just how I imagined you would have it! Totally Beautiful and functional too... now I know how you are so productive.... I am still in awe of how much time you find!!!
Sorry I haven't been to visit for a wee while.. but have to say I looove the new light look and header... beautiful! Having comp problems and illness have forced me to be absent so trying to catch up...:)
A wonderful creative space!!! Congratulations!!!
Love Lou xx

The Farmer's Attic said...

Beautiful workspace!!! Very organized, clean and surely a place you don't want to leave. Certainly has my given me the kick I need to get my space organized (again for the 100th time)!

DeeDee said...

WOW! I am coming to visit your studio...ggesh it is beautiful place to create....and room for Kes too.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

Absolutely beautiful!!! Your work is exquisite. Love Ellie and Prissie's new coats!

Carol

Jane said...

Donna,
Your work space is everything I knew it would be...beautiful, serene, and organized! No detail was left undone. You always do such amazing work and I knew the studio space would be amazing too!
I would love to come over and spend some creating time with you....but I'm afraid I would never leave that room!
Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.
Jane

icandy... said...

i'd like to move in, please? ;)
no wonder you create such enchanting and charming pieces, you surround yourself in beauty everyday!
how gorgeous!
oxo
christina

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh Donna,
It's just as beautiful as I'd imagined! Very organized too! I love that. I have to say your co-host Kee is as precious as my own hosts! I want to get down on the floor & pet her sweet face. Michelle nailed your style with the drawings & they are so wonderful on the collage. I'm so stealing your method of storing your lace & trim on PT tubes. Send that idea into GreenCraft! I love the McCall's pattern cabinet! Dawn had a rounder from a dept. store. Love that we all have enough good stuff to require industrial housing! LOL I'm going now to take a peak into the cabinets, I'm sure they'll take my breath away too. Your a lucky girl to have such a beautiful space to create your amazing art in. Great tour sweet friend! Lisa

Michelle May said...

I believe we met last year at this party and I do have to say I'm forever blessed by your friendship!
I looooove everything in the studio! My favorites are your wall organizer and chair cover! I also have window envy! There is nothing more fabulous than creating by natural light. Everything looks so beautiful Donna. You know I wish I lived closer so I could hang out and create with you. Oh and so I could give Kessie a snuggle too!

Hugs to you my friend. You are a treasure!

betseysumners said...

I am green with envy! What a beautiful workroom! Thank you so much for sharing, maybe I can steal a storage idea?? Enjoy! you have worked hard and it is stunning!

Jan said...

No wonder all your creations are beautiful, since they all originate in such a beautiful and inspirational setting! Thank you for inviting us in!

Terri said...

Just a beautiful welcoming space to create what ever your heart desires...love it!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Donna, I knew your studio would be breathtaking, but it was more than I had imagined! It is just as beautiful and elegant as you are! I love the McCall's pattern cabinet! The lighting is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous space with us. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Christine Edwards said...

Donna and Kes, thank you for the lovely tour. Your workspace definitely reflects the meticulous beautiful work you create. Have a great weekend!

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Donna,

Wow, your studio is breathtaking!! I could be much more inspired working in there than my messy mess of rooms. Your art is stunning and so is your studio, thank you for sharing.

Hugs,
Meri

BailiwickStudio said...

I love your studio! It's very beautiful, organised, and peaceful. I especially like your lovely wall orgainzer. I'm sure you have countless hours of happy creating in there! ::Jill

luverlie said...

Awesome space! Especially loved the pocket wall organizer. Never found what was in the cabinets so my imagination will have to run wild.
tfs.
luverlie@gmail.com

Michelle Palmer said...

Your creative space is absolutely WONDERFUL! I'm so glad you blog and share your world with us~
Sweet friend, I am humbled... you have brought EVERY little illustration to life!!! Your details... EXQUISITE!
Thank you for the tour~
Hope your weekend is perfect~
Michelle

zandra said...

What a lovely creative space! So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Claudia said...

Hello my friend,
Love, love your space. I can hear the whir of sewing machines, see Kes waiting faithfully as you create away. You are so talented and you have created the perfect space. I know it inspires you every day. Love the old McCalls Pattern Cabinet - that is a neat find.

I have a question - it may sound silly. When you had your top fabricated, how did you attach it to your Ikea table? I want to have something fabricated for my kitchen island and am wondering how to put it all together.

Thanks for the inspiring tour.

xo
Claudia

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thanks for the peek into your studio. It is warm and full of the all the lovely creamy colors you use in your work. So lovely to see. :) And thank you for offering one of your lovely strawberry cones - such a sweet gesture! :) Have a wonderful weekend ~ Theresa

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

A truly beautiful and inspirational space Donna! You must love spending time in here.

Lady Farmer said...

Yours is only the first stop on my Where Bloggers Create tour, but I am just loving so many of your "vignettes"! Not only is it such an inspiring place to create, but so organized and practical, too!
I only have a very small room in which my sewing machine abides, but I hope with some inspiration from you and other WBCII ladies to transform it into a little haven for my personal creative endeavors.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful space with us!
Blessings!

Sharon said...

Your creative space reflects you perfectly dear friend. I love it!

Suzann said...

WOW. Every inch of that space is absolutely lovely.
Thanks for sharing photos of your creative, beautiful space.

Leanne said...

I am not a needleworker but I do love your space, especially the pocket wall hanging!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your studio is just as stunning as all the lovely creations you craft! You are so organized and it is all so soothing and pretty! I'll go look at your flickr pics soon! Gotta grab a hanky to wipe the drool first! :0)

I'd love to be entered into your sweet giveaway!

BTW, have you ever told us how you came to collect the acorns? I'll never see another one that I don't think of you, my talented friend!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lovely and so femininely appointed studio. You must never want to leave it. I know I wouldn't. I would LOVE to live near IKEA and own one of those storage spaces like your cutting table. Thanks for sharing this really beautiful and inspiring space that makes me feel right at home.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Your room is GORGEOUS. How lucky to be able to spend your days surrounded by the beauty you have created.
Thanks for sharing.

downsize said...

A dream studio, everything in it's place. Really like it.

Angie said...

Donna, I love your post. Your studio is beautiful. This is my first time visiting you so I did some snooping around your blog and loved it too. One thing that I thought was so beautiful was the gown you made for your mother. That was so sweet.

stefanie said...

what a fabulous space!!!

Cathee said...

Thank you so much for the lovely view in to your studio! Very calming and so wonderfully organized!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a fantastic work space you have Donna! Wow, so much light and space to spread out and create. I love Michelle's art and aren't you clever to create a storage, stash with it! i would love to be entered in your giveaway, Thanks, Theresa

Chris said...

Adorable space! Love all the vintage touches! Especially the vintage baby dresses.
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Sue said...

Donna, you are sooooo lucky to have such a lovely work space, no wonder you create such beautiful work.

I really enjoy reading your blog, and check in every day to see what you have made. Keep up the good work

Mandy said...

Thanks for all the work you have put in to make your studio a really stunning place. It really is no wonder you enjoy spending time there. It certainly is a space to aspire to.
I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you have been up to.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Donna,

What a lovely studio..I love that you nicknamed your machines..very cool, indeed! I love that Ikea table.

It's such a pleasure to be back for the party again this year and visiting all of the wonderful creative souls and their creative space. Thank you for sharing yours with me.

I would love for you to visit with me and stroll through my studio..it's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home putting everything together as it should be I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

craftyles said...

Your space is wonderful. I love the personal touches you've added. I need to name my sewing machines-love that!

Halle said...

I love the softness of your space. The colors is very subtle and soothing. You do very pretty work!

sugar Creek said...

what a beautiful space you have! No wonder you are so inspired!

Zuzu said...

Hello Donna,
I love everything you've shared with us today! Your studio is serene, beautiful and organized all at the same time! I am so happy to meet you - I'm adding your blog to my blogroll and hope to stop in for a visit often!
Hugs,
Zuzu

June said...

Donna your space is GORGEOUS! It is full of everything I love. Fabric, buttons, thread, laces, whites, creams, etc...
Kes is the sweetest tour guide ever.
hugs

Nancy said...

You have such a beautiful work space, and so neat and clutter free. I don't know how you do it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Whimsey Creations said...

What a beautiful room. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your wall organizer - it is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space and nice to meet you.

The Rustic Victorian said...

My goodness Donna!
How wonderful your creative space is,,just wonderful. I love the wall pocket! The light is so important to your sewing.
Have a creative week!
Love
Marcie

Denise said...

Wow! What a wonderful studio. It is just beautiful and so is everything that you create. Thanks so much for sharing it.

MosaicMagpie said...

Donna,
Oh my! Lovlier than I had dreamed.
That IKEA worktable with custom to is great. And the things you did with Michele's little creatures!!!You two toghether make an unbeatable combination! Thanks for allowing us to drool and visit.
Debbie

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love your space, Donna! All the storage with things so beautifully displayed and easily at hand is genius! I love the soft color pallete as well - Very Pretty but I would have expected nothing less!

Rebecca said...

Donna...

What a JOY it's been to visit your sweet space todaoy. I'm still making the rounds and will be visiting even more this week.

You are truly a creative soul. I've loved looking around your wonderful place and feeling your vision and passion.

God has blessed you and graced you with very talented hands.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Abby's Garden said...

Hi Donna, it was such fun visiting your studio today! I love the sweet treasures you have sprinkled throughout your room.....thanks so much for visiting my space and sharing a lovely comment. This has been a wonderful and unforgetable adventure!

Kit said...

Such a lovely studio! I love all the muted colors and needlework. Coming from me "Miss Color" that means alot....LOL Thanks for visiting me in Montana. Kit

Jillayne said...

Your room is beautiful and so are your lovely creations! It is easy to see what an inspiration everything in there is - it's all arranged so charmingly! I really like the way you store/display your laces and vintage trims - very clever!

NanaNay said...

I love your space. Very pretty and organized. Love that wall organizer.

great space and blog. Thanks for sharing.

raggygirlvintage said...

what a treat to get a peek into your gorgeous creative space!
Tracey

time-worn interiors said...

What a fabulous light, bright, and well organized room to creat in! Love it!
Theresa

Tricia said...

Dear Donna, Your studio is so beautiful. It is so well organized and decorated. You must truly enjoy spending time in there. I wish I were so well organized. I just can't ever seem to make decisions on which stuff to keep, to get rid of and where to keep things. Ha! I do some sewing, too, like aprons, pillows and felted wool purses. But I don't have enough time to do all that I would like to do. Maybe someday....but for now, I am happy to do what I can. Thanks for sharing your space. I love the organizer with the squirrel, etc. on it. It is absolutely delightful. Blessings and thanks for stopping by my place.

Tricia

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey your room is you. It is absolutely perfect. Wow is what I kept saying as I viewed your beautiful creative space.
Perfect for turning out your awesome creations.
What a blessing and who deserves more than you.
It makes my heart feel good to know that my sweet friend as a retreat like this to feel her days with happiness.
Love you
Maggie

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I adore that little pouch wall organizer with the little squirrel. Too darn cute! Gorgeous creative space thanks for sharing it with us.

The Lone Dollier said...

You have such a lovely studio. Oh, to have such light, airy space!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Donna ~ your studio is beautiful! I love everything! The natural light, your new track lighting system, your view. The organizer is so pretty and I love how you added Michelle Palmer's artwork to it. I even love the functional machine covers you made. You must enjoy every moment in here!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is beautiful and so organized! Love the big Stitches over your work space and your wonderful storage areas! Very nice! Hope you'll visit me soon, too! ♥

Deb said...

Your studio is just beautiful. I love looking at how you have everything so wonderfully arranged. Looks like a wonderful space to create!

Robin said...

What a talented lady you are! Your space is amazing. I love everything! Sew on! ~Robin~

Miss Sandy said...

Gorgeous serene space to create in. I love the pocket organizer with Michelle's artwork on your design - dreamy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful haven.

Krisann said...

It's still a wonderland! I enjoy falling down the rabbit hole ;~)
xoxo KA

marie said...

Your studio is so beautiful & so organized!
I love all the peeks into drawers ans behind doors! That was such fun!

Debby said...

HI Donna, WOW & WOW!!!! I knew your studio would be amazing, and yep I was right. I love the colors and you are so organized. How fun it must be to create here. Really beautiful!! Your wallhanger is gorgeous. Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse into your wonderful space. I have really enjoyed the tour.
Debby

Romeo said...

Kes, thank you for the tour!! Your mom has a very beautiful studio and I am so glad that you are able to share it with her!!!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

Createology said...

Hello Donna. Your creative space is as beautiful and organized as you are. Everything you do and make is over the moon breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing your studio. You have inspired me. Happy creating...

The Paper Princess said...

Donna, your space is just gorgeous - I love its lightness and airiness - no wonder you are able to conceive such wonderful projects in this environment!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Vintage Sandy said...

Oh Donna, your sewing room is just beyond words and all your things you've made to make it so special are beautiful...oh how I wish I had a space like that to call my very own...I'm so happy you liked my ATC thanks for showing it and am very excited to receive yours I know it will be beautiful I'm going to post about your giveaway right now...
Blessings to you my new dear friend

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Donna! I knew it was going to be good, but this is AMAZING!!! How do you ever come out of there?...I mean, I know your pool is awful tempting, but this sewing room is just as wonderful!!! All your special touches are so charming...I love, love, love that display of acorns you have dangling in the arch window, and that work table is devine! Such a pretty spot to create! Thanks for sharing, I sooo enjoyed this!
xo Paulette

Linda Robinson said...

Hi Donna, I so enjoyed my little stroll thur you room... It looks like a wondeful place to create..

Thanks for letting me take a peek inside... Hugs, Linda

SheilaC said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful studio!! your wall organizer is great.

SheilaC

Angela Weimer said...

I would like to thank you and Tes for the lovely tour. Your creative space is beautiful and inspring as are your creations. thank you for sharing. Angela

Karen said...

Donna, it's so beautiful :) Can I just come and sit, and watch you create? I'll bring my knitting and some chocolate :)

I just love your cutting table, with the drawers, and now i'm off to see what's in those big cabinets!!! :)
Karen

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What a beautiful nest of creativity...it is awe inspiring! Love the holder for your antique lace! And, that Ikea work table is splendid...sure wish I had one of those stores nearby!!

I love your creations, especially your strawberries...I have been collecting antique strawberries for a few years, but I would love to make an acception for one of your beautiful little stitching berries!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Calico Petals said...

Hi Donna,

Thanks for visiting Calico Petals.
Your creative space is to die for!
I love it!!
You are so lucky to have such a divine space.
Thanks for caring and sharing my friend.
Jill @ Calico Petals ♥

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

Donna,

your space looks really nice! Love the vintage baby dresses hanging on the wall! xo Jessica

Marydon said...

G'eve Donna ~ Your studio is exactly what I would expect for you ... sheer elegance & warmth ... your design of your studio is so unique from the others, I am highly impressed.

You are such a talented lady ... I am so fortunate to have your creations.

Have a beautiful summers eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

luluslovlies said...

I love your space so crisp, clean and peaceful. Your wall organizer is just to die for. OMG, Everything looks so organized, you are very talented and I'm in awe of everything! Thanks for sharing! XOXO

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Donna, your studio is just wonderful!!!!! So many beautiful things at the ready...and I'm just drooling over all of your amazing sewing machines too! I love seeing my little pincushion displayed with your treasures!!! Thank you so much for sharing your studio with us, and I meant to tell you earlier, those little strawberries are GORGEOUS!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

lizzidroege said...

i love your studio its great i used to quilt a lot and i love all the sewing things i want to come and visit!!lol
lizzi

Kathieao said...

Wow..... I was linking from one thing to another and found your site. Beautiful, your work, your room,everything. I am definately putting your site on favorites. Thank you for sharing.

Sherry said...

Your studio is so beautiful. I was trying to find a word to express the feeling of the room, does "soft" sound silly. It is a place I would love to spend time. Your creations are just beautiful. Thanks for visiting me and for sharing your lovely space.

Sylvia Drown said...

Wow! What a great Creative Space!! So bright and lovely! Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for stopping by Baxter's Mom and for your nice comments!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Me Again Donna, Your Studio is as Amazing & Creative in Design As YOU..... I Always look forward to seeing your Newest Treasure ~ Now I know your Studio Radiates Magic.....
Thank You for Sharing it with Us
hugs
cheryl

Marilyn said...

I just came across your blog from another blog. The name rang a bell because I have some cross-stitch books by Brynwood Needleworks, so I thought I would check it out.
Come to find out, it's the same person I was thinking of! I used to frequent your shop in WI, as I live in WI. You have a beautiful studio and blog for that matter.
Also, congrats on 25 years of marriage!
Marilyn

Marianne said...

What a lovely studio! The acorns are so pretty! Love some of your ideas for showing off pieces too! I do love the beautiful strawberry! Thanks for your generosity!

TinyBear said...

Your studio is wonderful Donna - everything is so pretty and organised. Thanks for sharing.
~Tina

Merilde said...

I found your blog through the women create website. What a beautiful workspace- you must enjoy working there very much. I am inspired to set up my own space!! Please enter me in your drawing - a beautiful strawbery in my favorite color!
Lori

theblackbirdcottage.com said...

Thank you for sharing your studio. So well set up!

Denise said...

What a calming workspace...oh, if I had that to play in!
Thanks for sharing it with us.
(*_*)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Your studio is absolutely gorgeous ~ LoVe all the white! You are so talented ~ thanks for sharing. And you're a Sister, too! :)

Kathleen

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have a great studio to create in, with lots of unique details. I've enjoyed seeing some of your creations as well. You make me want to do ribbon embroidery and other needlework again. That is what I am really enjoying about visiting all of these studios...it's so inspiring! Thanks so much for the visit and sharing your studio, Connie

Creative Grammie said...

You have such a charming studio! I love the set-up, you can create or just relax in there. You also have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing.

Melly said...

Hi Donna, you have a fantastic studio filled with many gorgeous treasures, I have enjoyed seeing where you create and I hope that its ok if I follow you. Have a lovely day!
Melly:)

Rettabug said...

Oh my goodness, Donna! What a beautiful & inspiring space you have to create in! I am pea-green with envy.

I wish I had known you when we lived in Venice at VGCC for 10 years. We've since moved back home to Ohio but we rent a lovely home in Bobcat Trail every winter.

I've been to the quilt show there in NP many times & belonged to the Venice Area Quilt Guild while living in FL.

You do some fabulous work, Lady! I am going to go get another cuppa tea & spend some delicious time visiting your other pages.

So very nice to meet you!
fondly,
Rett

p.s. I just finished making a quilted table runner using the "tube quilting" method. The video on how to do it is on my blog here:

2010/06/tube-quilting.html

Elsina said...

I love your craftstudio! Love the images! They are so inspiring, all the fabrics stored away look so inviting to create something! I don't have space for my own studio, but when my kids leave home in the not to far away future, I might have a small room for my crafting and would love to decorate it like yours! Thanks for sharing!

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your studio, it is so light and well laid out. It must be amazing to work in. Your work is beautiful, I love visiting to see what other amazing things you have made.

Lesley said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love your work, and that white and gold wedding dress was a true work of art.

Lady Farmer said...

Now, how did I miss the Giveaway? I read this post when you put it up but didn't read the part about the giveaway, I guess! I think I was just lovin' your 'Creative ' space! Hope I'm not too late ~ I would love to win one of your beautiful strawberries! They are simply gorgeous, as is all of your work!
Blessings!

Gail said...

Donna, your room is lovely, love the cutting table and all the drawers under it, to cool. I hope you will come and visit me at Big Horn Mountain Creations, if I am not to late please enter me in your drawing. Now I am off to see some more of your blog
Hugs
Gail

Doni said...

Donna, what a wonderful space! I'm amazed by your talent, but also your photography skills capturing the details of each of your projects. I love your work!!
Blessings, Doni

Shirley said...

Donna, You have so much space and so neatly organized. I love the pictures that you post. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend

Tins and Treasures said...

I certainly enjoyed the tour of your studio. It is so cheerful and neatly organized. I happen to have a McCalls pattern cabinet just like yours!

Thank you for sharing your creative space. Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

p.s. I am disappointed that I missed the give away here...I am heading over to sign up for your new one!

Becca said...

I *love* your creative space! *WOW* thank you for sharing! And was that a yarn ball winder I spotted~~~Oh I would love to have one of those :)

Fun With This and That said...

Your studio is wonderful. The white or light wall make it so clean Would like that kind a place to work. Laura Q

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Gorgeous space and work! Love your creative solution for your trims on the tubes/tension rods. Brilliant! Thanks for the tour....

sandy said...

What a beautiful space and those tiny dresses are darling!
sandy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I enjoyed peeking inside your wall of cupboards but most of all I loved seeing inside the drawers of your McCalls pattern drawers - they're great! Oh, and your wee bird on top of the mirror is so sweet. Thanks for the tour!

Sherry F. said...

The baby dresses and shoes are just precious to say the least. You have a nice area to do your crafting. Thank you for sharing! Maybe next year I will be able to join in on the fun. I am new to the blog world and am loving it! Thanks for sharing~ Sherry w/Scrapping With Sherry

Marcia Antle said...

OMG, I just went through your post of the studio! WOW, I honestly think that is the best organized and prettiest studio I have seen on the tour! It is truly awesome. I got the chills just looking at all of that lovely fabric! THanks for sharing. Marcy
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Debora said...

Donna, I know I'm late in visiting, but I enjoyed my tour of your creative spaces. It's fun to see where you create, and it's nice to meet you and see your lovely creations. Shell May just wrote about your meeting in Virginia, so I've hopped over to visit you. I also participated in the Where Bloggers Create party; look for my post from June 19 if you'd like to take a peek.

Happy creating!
~Debora, New Avenue Crew

Carm said...

Some people just have to ruin things with their naughty ways.
Your studio is lovely. Wish I could get my space organized so pretty. My one son told I just make a worse mess everytime I try to organize my many crafts and mags, LOL! I'll keep trying though between working and stitching etc.
I've visited before and I'll be back.

Carm said...

Now I'm off to tour your studio

Teresa Young said...

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful studios I have even seen. Thank you for sharing your story & your place you create!
xox, Teresa from foxhollowtales.com

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