Friday, June 18, 2010

Where bloggers create II

Before I give you a tour of my creative spaces, I want to thank Karen Valentine for being our hostess with the mostess! A toast to you! I so enjoyed last years event! I didn't participate but I did look at every blog. Magnifique!
I signed up this time, walked to my "sewing/button hoarders room and had a panic attack. I thought about emailing Karen and opting out, but I ain't no quitter! I quickly left that room and went to what use to be our house garage. We have lived here 9 years and never had a vehicle inside of it. Time for a change. Mr Wonderful, at my nagging suggestion replaced the garage door with french doors. Let the games begin!

500 pages of sheet music, lots of Mod Podge, and an old Funk and Wagner dictionary later, Voila!

Mr. Wonderful removed the cabinet doors and painted the cabinets white while shaking his head. ( he just don't get it) and he really didn't get the sheet music deal. None the less I continued to glue dictionary pages to the back of the cabinets hoping thru osmosis I would learn to spell. Didn't work?

Now all my storage boxes needed to be matchy, matchy so more Mod Podge and dictionary pages.

The scrapbook  paper around the lid makes me giggle!

I was not liking the looks of the "primary colored' sizzix cutters so, you know the routine, Mod Podge and more dictionary pages.

More matchy, matchy!

Fasten your seat belts and keep your arms inside the ride at all times. Here we go!

I cut circles from the dictionary pages (who would have guessed?) and put them behind the knobs of the candy jars. SWEET!

A little girly fufu here and there;

I hung a couple of my collage pieces here. The paris one is available in my etsy shop.

I love all the storage and of course got to have some tunes! Anyone have the "Waiting to exhale" cd?

Are you wandering what those large brown things are?

They hold scrapbook paper, and lots of it. Would you ask Mr. Wonderful to paint them white, because I am afraid to.

A girl can't have too much paper or too many shoes!

This is where I work when I am out of wine and no one will come play with me!

My personal stash, but I can be bribed!

Cards that I make to sell  give away. Now we can move on to the sewing/button hoarding room.

Tallulah, open the door, we have guests! What's going on in there?

So, this is where I hoard buttons sew!

More M. P. and some delicious Graphics 45 paper. SEW what do you think?

Vintage linen pillows and yo yos. Yummy! Hey! Where are all the piles of fabric that usually cover that sofa?
I forgot that there was a sofa there.

No, those are not jars of buttons.

Yes, those are the cutest hanky curtains you have ever seen. And my sewing machine. I am in love.

Some fabric. Some books.

More fabric and a little hanky panky!

Drop leaf cutting table. LUUUUv it!

See, I told you I sew! My youngest daughter says she could so pretend to cook in that apron!

Hey! Who you calling a Floozy?

Hankies! I lost count at 4000.

A tiny little table with a few mother of pearl buttons. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Come back any time.  I know if you "get it " you will leave a comment, cause I do love me some comments, almost as much as buttons. TALLULAH! Where are your clothes?  Happy hunting! ~Robin~


  1. OMG I dont' know where to start... I didn't even recognize the garage! I think you should write a book with all of your creative ideas. Super proud and impressed right now! Also, I'm so in love with the last pic :-)

  2. Wow! I agree with Crystal. There are so many ideas here that you should write a book about DIY. This IS beautiful. This is amazing. I don't know what else to say. :) Have a happy party!

  3. Oh my goodness--you are one awesome lady--can I come and live here--you have put a BIG smile on my face--excellent!!

  4. Wow! That seems to say it all. Great photos...and I am so lucky I get to come and play in these wonderful rooms from time to time. Of course when we get started on a project the rooms don't look like this do they...especially if we've had some wine! I need to contact Websters to the word "creative", they need to put a picture of you! I don't even think they'll mind that you ripped up one of their books! Great job.

  5. Oh my! This is what my craft room going to be like in 12 months time! My husband is a neat freak and I am pretending to be a good girl for now, hiding all the 15 year old junk in that closet and close the door, so he doesn't see my "true color" yet! Maybe I should show him your blog so he could be mentally prepared! Thanks for sharing, I love your crafting space! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Wowzers! Truly a craft room extraordinare! LOVE IT ALL!

    Feeling your passion!

    Thanks for sharing!


  7. Oh my goodness! Robin, I LOVE your rooms, and could so make myself comfy in any of them! I need to go back and look at least a dozen times again so I don't miss a thing! Oooh, I saw your little carousel spicerack you fufu'd up like mine! How fun they are sisters! I love all 4000 of your vintage hankies and the little hankie curtain is just too too! You are so cute, saying you go there when you are out of wine and no one will play! Well, I'll bring some wine and we can play! Thanks for sharing, going back for some more looks! Also, I am going to your Etsy shop... xoxo Julie Marie

  8. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a FABULOUS room... So much to see & enjoy.
    I love it all!
    Have fun at the party ~Mary~ :-}

  9. So jealous at how organized you are. I'm slowly on my way. . . love all the Mod Podge! Awesome!

  10. Absolutely amazing!! You are the most creative person I know. You have caused me to sin..I am so jealous.
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. Wow, Robin...I am green with envy. I want to come and spend a month in your studio. I'm sure it would take me that long to see it all! Beautiful! You and I share so many interests clearly, and are married to the love of our lives. How lucky are we? I'm signing up to follow and will be back to share with you soon...and thank you so much for stopping by my place...


  12. Hi Robin-

    I am speechless. I would never want to leave your creative wonderland. I am a vintage hankie collector or so I thought- I only have about 50. Yikes 4000! YOU ARE A COLLECTOR. You have an amazing space I just want to go over every photo with a magnigying glass so I don't miss anything.
    My best - Diane

  13. wow,wow,wow...just about green with envy here!!

  14. Just when I'm thinking it couldn't get any cuter you go and open another yet MORE cuteness! May I come over and play?? :o) LOVE it all - great storage, what a paper holder. I don't think I'll be asking your hubby to paint that white for're on your own girl! LOL! I can't say enough about your fabric and button goodness...fabulous!!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful spaces - I'm so glad you didn't back out of the party - we would have all missed such a delectable treat!

    Thanks for visiting at my place...I look forward to coming back here again...and I will check out your etsy shop too (that Paris collage was really cute!)

    Hugs & Blessings,

  15. What an utterly great room! I love the walls! I did that on one tiny wall...that's a lot of work! Looks great!

  16. Holy Cow it's craft heaven! Love all of your storage. What a fun place to create. You've done an amazing job! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  17. What a fabulous creative space! Love your thread display!
    Queen Bee Studio

  18. Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous creative space you have! So, many nook and crannies to get inspired by. so, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  19. Oh WOW This is amazing! You are under me on the list, so i thought i would say hi and check out your space!
    WOW You are so organize!
    Great rooms!

  20. OH*MY*GOSH!!!!! Now these are some beautiful spaces Robin!!! I don't know where you live...but I will find you and you better keep your doors locked up tight. I saw several (everything) things in there that I would love to have all my very own.hehe

  21. This is a really fun space! The "wallpaper" is great!

  22. There is NOTHING I don't like! eye candy everywhere I look! Fabulosity at the mostest!

  23. You are sooooooo talented! LOOOOOVE the pictures I always find something new I like about your rooms.... it's like an "eye spy" for creative gems! Now let's get my sewing room whipped into shape! Love you big bunches!


  24. Holy Cow!! You've got yourself "some" buttons and hankies and everything else. You have just given me permission to quit thinking I have too many. Yep, I may even buy more now because there is someone out there who has far more buttons, hankies, and everything else than I do. What fun! I'm so glad I got to come for the tour!!

  25. WOW! What a beautiful space! I'm amazed at all that you have here! And those hankies? Love them...all of them. I love your shelving too! Beautiful Sweetie! BTW...thanks for your comment on my Studio too! Smiles...Lovey

  26. Oh my...simply drooling over here! Your creative spot is amazing!! I think I would feel like a kid in a candy store in that room:) Love it...especially the dictionary pages & music sheets {my hubby doesn't "get it" either}! Thanks for the tour:)

  27. Superb spaces! So many creative ideas and such beautiful color everywhere. Love your creations and storage solutions. And hankies ~ adore. I am collecting them for a curtain/valance in my utility room. Impressive collection of buttons you have too! Thank you for sharing your wonderful space and visiting mine as well. ~ Angela

  28. Thank you for such a fun tour of both your spaces. I adore the space with all the dictionary pages..

  29. Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful! Look at what you created with the inspiration of the printed word! You did a fantabulous job! Thanks so much for giving me a peek into your studio! When you have time, stop by my blog for a visit!


  30. Two rooms! Wow :) And I thought I had a lot of hankies, but you leave me far in the dust. Love the way you're storing them. Loved what you did with all the paper on the walls and jars etc.

  31. Oh my goodness! Wow! Amazing! Your spaces are incredible. So pretty and organized too. What a fun place to be. I'd never leave the house! Thank you for stopping by my place too. Have a great week!

  32. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  33. Oh my goodness! I can't imagine someone not wanting to play with you.
    That's #1. #2 is I would probably run over several old ladies to get into your creative space to just drool!!! It's dreamy........:) And I promise I'll clean up after myself ~wink~

  34. Your space is over the top amazing. Wow wow wow! Did I say wow? Just gorgeous, and everything is coordinated! Love it.

  35. Holy Dictionary Pages Batman!!!
    I am sure if I had to learn vocabulary in your space when I was a youngin, I wood bee a bettr spellerer! Only kidding, I am not really THAT bad!
    How magnificent!!! The Pixies and I loved your grande tour, thank you so much!
    Thanks for having us over!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  36. I will not hit boys
    I will not hit boys
    I will not hot I mean hit boys


  37. Okay, I think I've just died and gone to heaven! What a fabulous studio and exciting space to work in. I can't believe all the wonderful storage you have. I'm green with envy, as I am always looking for more places to store things in. Simply amazing!

  38. Ok, I WOULD hit on hot boys.... but I am married so
    I won't !
    Now isn't that why we all became so crafty???
    I'm just saying..

  39. HOLY MOLY!!! Is this all in one house?! ha ha! How absolutely fun. It would take me days to do an on-site tour of your wonderful spaces. I'd wear something with big pockets and squeeze as many of your buttons in them as possible and definitely a hanky or two as well. You have done an outstanding job of organizing all of your treasures. So enjoyed my visit! Xo, Sue

  40. I had a lovely time touring your dreamy sanctuary!

    Have a wonderful week!


  41. Hey Missy Robin!

    Thanks for getting to my blog FIRST today! Ackk,,,I started in the R-S range so ya know, I wouldn't "gum up" the works!

    Too funny! You did dictionary walls and I did Fairy Tales! Well,,,I guess great minds think alike!

    I absolutely love your sense of humor! It is what gets me through the days too! I'm following so I can see what you are up to!

    I'm working with Karen for my upcoming "Ugly Crafts and Where Hoarders Create" event starting Friday the 13th in August.....It's supposed to be candid and funny,,,,at least that is my intent! So,,,I didn't notice, but if you are not following,,,I think you, my dear SHOULD! I'm sure you'd come up with a funny post for the event!!

    And I'm SO glad I stopped by and got to see your wonderful Studio!!!

  42. Two rooms of absolute wonderfulness....I love everything!

    Thanks for your visit too...I am so glad I stopped by to see your room(s)!!!

  43. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous space...I mean spaces...I mean house! I love all of it and you are indeed a woman after me own heart...a woman can never have too many of any of the good things in life...bring it on.
    thanks for sharing...I need to come and play I think...maybe I need to stare at all those photos for a bit longer.
    Kiss Noises Linda

  44. Oh my Gosh -I'm in hankie heaven. I love your space. Love the dress form, the vintage feel and the mod podge backgrounds. I did a hankie window valence in my space too-not shown on the Party post. I'll be back after the party-I want to check out more of your blog!

  45. OMG, Robin......YOU WIN!! hee hee

    Oh my goodness, I'm in heaven. We are definitely kindred spirits..I've got tons of sheet music, dictionaries, hankies and I didn't pull them out for my photo shoot..My head was spinning with all the work I had completed.

    Your studio is "to die for"....just wonderful, wonderful!!!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my studio....I love your comments! You come back anytime and I'll do the same.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  46. I am soooo jealous of your hoard of buttons....and tomatoe pin cushions!

    Great space!

  47. I could talk about what everyone else has talked about ..but all I have to say is.....

    4000 hankies?

    Holy snuffalufagus! :}


  48. This is an amazing space! I love the sheet music on the walls and the boxes and, and.. The hankies...The buttons... Oh my gosh you've got some FUN! Thank you for sharing.

  49. OMG - my head is spinning - with delight, I mean envy, no I mean delight. I want to come and play cause you have all the good toys. I was wondering where all the buttons had gone and now I see you have them. Just beautiful. Thanks fo sharing.


  50. WOW. What beautiful spaces that should be published!! Thank you so much for visiting my space too. You've given me more ideas. I think I need to modgepodge the walls of my closet! :)

  51. I will not hit boys! LOL!!! I love that! Your space is just wonderful! I love all the storage ideas that you have used. It is just wonderful. REALLY!


  52. Ohmygoodness Robin!!!!! Your studios are gorgeous!!!!! I love that you've divided your spaces too. You really pulled together the most wonderful look in your garage studio, with all of the beautiful old music and dictionary pages ~ it's all so wonderful. I love how organized you are many lovely treasures!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful spaces, hugs and love, Dawn

  53. Robin.. I am just sitting here.. Stunned! The work you put into that place!!! I'm really at a loss for words. I wish I could just give you a big hug and let that speak for me! All I can say is.. You Go Girl!! The transformation is amazing. I'm so glad you didn't back out of the party. Yours is one of my favorites so far!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!
    My Desert Cottage

  54. Ditto to what Karen V. said and I loved the hat boxes that said I will not hit boys...really what was not to like in your creative space. TFS

  55. wow-love what you did to your creative area! love the paper on the walls-i have little bits in my entryway-loved seeing it all!

  56. I love how you said your husband "didn't get it"...we can all say that then and again...I just adore how in spite of that they still help us out... we creative girls have some great guys by our sides! You space is yummy - thanks for going to all the work to share it with us.

  57. My goodness! Your little space is full of wonderful vintage crafting goodies!! I love the vintage pages that you put up on the walls and the buttons in the table is amazing!!

  58. Wow!! The book pages on the wall is exactly what I have been daydreaming about for our downstairs bathroom! So cool! You have a wonderful space with tons of fun stuff to play with!!

  59. Oh my goodness your studio is a dream! I am so jealous of your paper storage, love it!

  60. I 'sew' love your SEW letters! I've jotted that idea down for future reference. I also love the sheet music on your walls. Thanks so much for showing us your space!

  61. Oh my! Both of your rooms are fabulous! They're loaded w/ storage solutions & charm...not often found together! And am I ever jealous of you MOP buttons!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by to see your space!

  62. Mama mia, girl! That is one fancy place. Love the music and dictionary pages everywhere, your fabric shelves with the pink bins making a pattern -clever- and all the pretty things everywhere. And it all goes together. Lovely, thanks for sharing.

  63. I want to come live in your sewing room! : ) This is so wonderful! I wish I could talk my hubby into letting me take over at least half of our 2-car garage {no cars are parked in it, but there is enough stuff in there}. I think I'm going to scroll back up and look at all your pictures again! I'm in heaven!

  64. Robin,

    I am swooning from the sheer beauty of your studio! So much space and every inch of it is just lovely and those supplies - to die for! Love your artwork too. How blessed you are to be surrounded by all the things that you love and that inspire you. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  65. WOW...I am gob smacked at the amount of treasures you have collected and displayed so beautifully in your fabulous craft/sewing rooms. You have inspired me to be more organized and show off my goodies to enjoy everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  66. Wonderful studio! You have found some great storage solutions and made full use of your space. It bursts with personality! Connie

  67. Looks like you have lots of creative projects! Love your liberal use of modge podge and how you decorated the walls with the music pages. Super cute ideas with the giant SEW letters, the dictionary pages on the hat boxes and jar lids, and the yummy table full of mother of pearl buttons. From your post, sounds like you have lots of fun with your artistic life. :D