Thursday, July 23, 2009

My creative space.......

Thank you Karen Valentine for hosting such a great event, I love peeking into other creative souls work spaces....as you can see, I love florals but I also love paper, perhaps even more...
I love to store things in see-through hat boxes, what could be prettier? I really like to have my supplies visible if possible, otherwise I tend to forget about them!
My window itself is not a thing of beauty so I hung vintage sheet music from the rod to add some interest...
The frame above was an ugly gold so I painted it white and strung wire across it, propped it in my window, and used baby clothespins to hang revolving items from it...
I became obsessed with dress forms and am lucky to have three of them....love their shapes,
These shelves above my workdesk had doors on them before and when I removed them it's like I breathed a huge sigh of relief, again that whole being able to see what you have thing...it makes a big difference for me...this is where I keep most of my tags and tickets that I make, it's paper central.... 
I love to store things in old cigar boxes and these old file boxes above...it really helped to trim the shelves with pretty crochet trim too....they weren't things of beauty...
The shelf above on the left was ugly when I bought it so it got the wallpaper treatment...the tiny wire hanger is the perfect shade of pink and it's so tiny, I had never seen one that small before.
Items above on my vintage dresser, it stays messy most of the time....
This is a child's crinoline on my first little dress form I bought (not old) at Home Goods....
The cardboard dress form is fun and unique, but they can be found on ebay, I bought mine on the Oregon Coast while on vacation last year...
Glitter-land....
A Vintage banner I made is over the door of my studio....
A magazine rack that I wallpapered has mostly music books in it....
Vintage sewing items above and below...

Lots of vintage bias trim hanging behind my door......these are a few photos of my space, thanks so much for coming by for a visit......can't wait for all the inspiration to come!!!
Gail

44 comments:

Terri said...

I can see where you'd have tons of fun in your creative space!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

I love your creative space! I love the vintage banner above your door! What a great idea-the see through hat boxes..I would not have thought of that in a million years!! I really think I could live in your shop!! (wink) Beautiful work-well done. It looks beautiful, and is livable!!

Lori said...

how gorgeous!!! you have the prettiest creative space Gail...i LOVE all of your beautiful wallpapered boxes and drawers...SO Much...you have lots of inspiration there...what a great studio!!!

LiLi M. said...

Oh I love your studio! Just like you I like the things in my sight too, as otherwise you don't know what you have indeed. So there is plenty of inspiration for me up here! I might borrow a few ideas and perhaps you can lend some of mine, if you come up to my studio. You are always welcomed. Thanks for touring and explaining!

Javajune said...

what a wonderful space I'd love to move right in. I just love the way you dressed up the window.
xo-jj

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh my goodness!! What a gorgeous space to create in! I love all your pretty storage and your dress forms!!
Michelle

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space love the glitter! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
Wonderful and creative space! great dress forms they are cute!
Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Claudia said...

Gail, your space is great! I love all your dress forms and that Vintage Banner I am in love with! Thanks so much for letting me visit!

Debra said...

I cannot get over the great "collections" all these creative people have. I just love the dress forms and all the frippery! I want to come and play, or better yet just look.

Boogdoodle Beads said...

What a lovely space you have! I love what you've done with your window, and your dresser top reminds me of my own!

The Feathered Nest said...

ooooh I can tell I'd love to poke around in your wonderful studio Gail!! I love your dress forms....the sweet music in the window and that banner is WONDERFUL!! Seeing your see-thru hat boxes reminds me of those plastic paint can things I've seen around, they would be wonderful too wouldn't they? Thank you so much for visiting me sweetie...wish we could create together :) xxoo, Dawn

Cindy said...

I have got to get some of those clear hat box's. Did you cover the lids. I love them! Thank you for letting me visit you blog.


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

dolls and doll heads and sweet girly things..my kind of place!!!

fromthepines said...

I love vintage paper too! Love all your other vintage things too. I want a dress form so bad!

Cheryl

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I love dress forms too. However I only have one full size one, I caller "My Lady." Come on by and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin' party!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious vintage vibe! Love your space. For months I looked at a cardboard dress form in a flea market, priced at $10.00 but could not decide what to do with it. Finally decided just to buy it and figure it out later but when I went back it was gone. I have not come across another since. I'll have to check Ebay, thanks for the tip and for sharing your space.

Karen Valentine said...

Oh you room is filled with so many wonderful things to look at!! I loved it all. I might also borrow a few ideas! ;) Thank so much for coming to my party. You really helped to make it a great success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Rebecca said...

Hi Gail! What a sweet place you have! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all! I love it!

Blessings to you...

Rebecca

Kara Ward said...

Love the window that lets in all that natural light. The colors and how you organize your yummies is perfect.

MaygreenFairies said...

What a lovely creative space, truly scrumptious, would love to come create with you there! Mandy x

Natasha said...

I am divinely in love with your studio... Oh, the dress forms -- what could be better than draping them with strands of jewels? (claps hands with joy) And your see-through hat boxes? Brilliant! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a pretty and happy place in which to create!
I just bought one of those clear old hatboxes this week; I plan to store my vintage millinery in it.
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
~Becca~

Caleen said...

I love your space. So many pretty flower hat boxes.. I love jewelry boxes too. The file boxes are great too. 3 dress forms? How fun.. I am still looking for one.. Loved the papered window.. A great space. Thank you for sharing. Keep Creating!

Paradise Blog Design said...

Love your space! The pennant and the magazine rack are beautiful!

Jayne said...

Gail, your room is terrific. You and I share a love of old music. It's the best!

I'm going to be sure my daughter (at Silver Trappings) visits your space if she hasn't already found it. Dress forms are one of her passions and yours are wonderful!

Thanks for a tour of your wonderful space!

Blessings,

Jayne at mysongwithin

Kdottie Designs said...

Great space and love your dress forms!

dancinglydenise said...

Love your dress forms. I have decided after looking at everyones rooms I def. need one:)
Thanks for sharing
Dancingly, denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

fairychildheirlooms said...

you have such a pretty work space! I agree with needing to see what I've got.
:) Missy

Lynn Stevens said...

wow all your dress forms, I'd love to have just one and all your vintage goodies how yummy and such a clever treatment for your window!
Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! I'm just loving this whole creative space. All the gorgeous colors and vintage ideas are superb!!! Thanks for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Gail,

What lovely studio space! I so love all of the ways you have stored and organized your things....very inspiring to me! Thanks for sharing..

I would love to have you drop by to see my "studio in progress". I've just recently moved into my home and I've been remodeling for going on three months. I'm almost finished. (I think!!)

See ya,
Stephanie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I LOVE your creative space - everything in it! That vintage wallpaper banner is TDF!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Beautiful. I love your dress forms and all your unique storage.

Shannon

paintinpatti said...

Your room is amazing! I love all your STUFF! I can tell that I do NOT have enough stuff! Your banners are cute - and I love the manniquins!

debi @ life in my studio said...

Ooooooh! I LOVE it! What a wonderful creative space. I love your pretty hat boxes and jewelry boxes for storage. Your room is just filled with lovely eye candy! Thanks for sharing.

Geralyn Gray said...

I wanted to tell you what I love---as I scrolled down each picture I ended up loving each and every image---if I had to pick a favorite it would be the vintage banner!!!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wow! Lot's of organized eye candy! Love it! Thanks for a fun peek into your creative world!
bunny hugs,
shell

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Ok I am still here. I need to get back to real life but I just can not stop! I am so glad I am continuing on because I found you! You need to be in a magazine! I could look at your studio over and over and see new goodies each time. The wallpaper covering and hat boxes are my favorite, Wait it is all my favorite! Thanks for sharing this with us, Kim

FitToSeeJane said...

I love all your charming storage ideas. The overall look is enchanting. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I LOVE your space. I'm so glad you decided to participate in the Where Bloggers Create hoopla, so I could find you. I love your style. I'm off to read more of your posts! :)

Molly Alexander said...

What a fun studio - I can see where you get your creative inspiration from ! I love 'glitterland' - so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your space!

:-) Molly

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ohhhhh WOW WOW WOW!!! Your space looks SO SO awesome. I love every single thing and was ooohing and aaaahing the whole way through. I am working on my space... it is taking me forever, thanks for the inspiration!

xoxo Heather

Susan Eastin said...

You have such a wonderful space to work in. There are so many creative, vintage touches. Lots of inventive storage ideas, too.

Susan
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