Saturday, July 14, 2012


My Desert Cottage's Where Bloggers Create Party
 (Click on above icon to go to Karen's blog, where you will see a list of participants on her sidebar. You can then click each one to visit all the other studios on the tour. Have fun!) 

Welcome! Welcome! Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage has blessed us again with her annual Where Bloggers Create Party! I have so much fun looking through everyone's studios not just that week or the week after that, but I continue to look through them ever so often all year long! You all are so creative! I draw so much inspiration from everyone's talent and amazing ideas for awesome home decor and efficient storage of art supplies!

Well, there have only been a few changes since last year's tour (to see the 2011 tour, click here), although I did get another subway sign shown above from Laurie Anna's Vintage Home. My old  chalkboard in the huge oval chippy white frame fell apart, so I hung the sign in it's place. I love its creative message!

Still have part of my vintage camera collection displayed above the sewing machine.

Even though this is a small room, I do have quite a lot of storage, under the little table where I do my crafting, in the hope chest under the window with pillows on top, and in the closet which I'm so fortunate to have ---it holds bins and baskets of supplies. I also constantly use the ribbon rack Big D built for me a few years ago, which hangs on the wall in here. You can never have too much storage! 

Still have my Audrey "Pop" art canvas above my vintage Eastlake fainting couch. 

Still love birds and bird cages! (I've got them throughout our home.)

I got the cherry blossom wreath on clearance at Target. Can you tell I'm a little partial to pink?  

One other thing I added this year is the clock. I tend to get in the "zone" when crafting, and who knows where time goes! I'm sure you know what I'm talking about! So, it has come in handy!

As you head back downstairs, I have a couple of new additions to my wall of crosses, which I love because they symbolize my faith. All the crosses have been gifts to me from lovely friends or dear family members!

My husband has a new addition to our collections, his beautiful wall clock, which you can see at the foot of the stairs. He found it on one of our trips to First Monday Trade Days in Canton, here in Texas a couple of months ago. I was really excited for him.

The little piece of furniture at the bottom of the stairs is an antique smoking stand. I put a little basket on top to cover up the hole, so I could set a vintage ice bucket on top with flowers, and there's a little "dream" glittery sign hanging on the knob of the smoking stand's little door. It's another little storage place, where I stash art supplies, mostly more ribbon! What can I say?---I LOVE the ribbon!

Well, it's already midnight, so I had better get this posted! Thank you so much for visiting, and I can't wait to visit each of your studios! Thank you, Karen, for letting me be part of such a special event again this year!

Sweet dreams! Patti


Anonymous said...

What a neat space you have created for yourself!! Love that think outside the box sign and your wall of crosses!

Would love for you to come by and visit my new creative space if you have a chance.

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Hello Patti

I think it's terrific that you have the space to open up your sewing machine table side wings! I had to remove mine for the time being....for lack of space....! someday....

thanks for sharing..this is my first time joining up on this bloggy tour...hope you'll swing by and visit with me too.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Doni said...

Hello Texas sister!
It's so nice to see your craft space! I love the crosses in your pretty! And the subway sign that says knowing who holds the future is one of my own favorite truths!!
Great space!!

Lorilee said...

Wow, your creative space is so neat! My craft/sewing room is always cluttered with multiple projects in progress! I adore our fainting couch!

ANNE said...

Love all the little pink touches and that picture of Audrey is fabulous!

Thanks for sharing your space.

melanie said...

the crosses are stunning...I love Audrey...and your huge star...I am jealous- looks like a great place to create! thanks for sharing your studio...I will be back!

deb said...

Awesome creative Space ♥

The Greeley Girls said...

We are totally partial to pink as well!!! Your space is super cute, and I am in love with your blinged out cross!! xo


The Greeley Girls

Sandy said...

Your space is perfect for creating. Somehow I did not get a space in my home since I use so many different spots to sit and do my crafts.. but I like to build furniture and without a garage it's in the house..
I just love your camera collection and the stairway with all the crosses really caught my eye! Love them!
Thank you for your visit to my blog and your sweet comments.. some how I got my thoughts wrong and posted my closet but then it's the place "I create me", so I guess it works at the Creative Space party...
Nice post

Diane Costanza Studio said...

You have so many wonderful collections. You must be find so much inspiration being surrounded by what you love.

craftyles said...

WHat pretty things you have. I love the subway art=Think outside the box. I also love all the different bird vignettes. Very pretty! Thanks for showing us!

ance mist said...

Love it all~thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

You have so many sweet treasures. I love the birdies and that drawer of buttons and the crosses! Thank you for sharing.

Something Special said...

Your space is truly a place where you can display wonderful treasures and collections. Thanks for the tour!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got some wonderful things on display, Patti! Love your sewing corner. Thanks for the tour!

Marijke van Ooijen said...

What a nice and lovely space...
I love the old pretty things you have..
I think it's very nice to work in this space..

Thanks for sharing...

Love from Marijke

Geralyn Gray said...

Love everything.....especially all the signs and crosses....very nice space!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Patti! Thank you so much for joining the party this year! I had so much fun on my visit. Your room is wonderful and I love your collection of vintage cameras! I always wanted to collect a few of those!!! Have fun at the party!!!!

Sandy said...

Sweet little space with so many personal touches, love those vintage cameras! Thank you for the tour.

suziqu's thread works said...

A lovely place to create at your sewing table. Love your collection of crosses and little birds - especially the ones under the cloche.
Such a beautiful collection of braids and trims in that basket!
Thank you for sharing your creative space with us and maybe you would like to come and visit mine!
Have a wonderful week.

StasaLynn said...

Love your colors in your space.... I would be so at home there.... I will be back to see your creations.

Thanks for sharing (especially your wall of crosses.... they speak to my heart as well!)


Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the Audrey poster and dress form -- they just go together especially when you add in the Paris pillow! LOVE that~~ TFS

Helena White said...

Audrey Hepburn, vintage cameras Oh My! Great space and so many lovely treasures. Thanks for giving us a peek! This is my first time at the party and it has been fun meeting so many creative woman.

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Maureen said...

OH I adore all the birds and birdcages; and where did you get the crowns? I would love to find some for my studio... Your whole space is really pretty!

Rita Barakat said...

Cameras and crosses and crowns! So many wonderful collections you have! How lovely!!

fairyrocks said...

Love the large wall hangings. Your cross stair wall is simply stunning. Thanks for the peeps, keep smiling and creating.

Kathy Bradshaw said...

Your wall of crosses are beautiful.Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. New follower from Austin TX


I love those vintage camera & your craft space. That sign is also good which says "knowing who holds the future is one of my own favorite truths". God bless you.
~ Mehul
marble medallion

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