Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Bloggers Create Blog Party

Karen at My Desert Cottage is hosting a Where Bloggers Create Blog Party on July 24th. She was inspired to do this by the book and magazine Where Women Create. So it's time to show off our creative spaces, where we find inspiration, where it all happens. If you'd like to see the spaces of many other creative bloggers, there is a list on her website and it's very long, indeed! I'm sure you'll find much to be inspired by at all the participating blogs, so hop on over.

About my space... I am fortunate to have a spare bedroom which is where I work on the computer, watch tv and create. It may be calligraphy, paper arts, scrapbooking, blogging or more, but it's one of my favorite rooms.

And yes, the cat is part of the room. If you've ever received anything from me, look close and I'm sure you'll find some cat fur somewhere!

It's getting a little crowded but the items I have displayed just make me happy and inspired. I actually redid this room last spring after I took the online class Get Organized and Be Inspired which was about creating a space that you love and works for you. It was great to finally do this after thinking and dreaming about it for several years.

I have the Crop N Style white cubes and the piece on top I found at a garage sale cheap. It was the top of a desk and I placed it on the cubes to give me more storage space. It works great.

The little tv is about nine years old but it works fine and besides, I really don't want to watch that much tv.

The sun was shining bright through the curtains when I took this photo one morning. I love spending the mornings in here as this room gets the sun at that time.

Can you see my fluffy white feather Christmas tree in the polka dot pot?

Well, I must admit I have not put photos into these frames yet. I love the orange color of the piece that came with them! I try to keep a theme of pink and green accents.

One of my inspiration boards. Such a deal from Marshall's.

Inspiration board up close.

Another inspiration board and lots of inspirational pieces!

Love this pattern - it matches the curtains.

Oh, my mannequin! Gosh, I love this. I actually have another one in my kitchen.

Just a little birdie guarding my Eiffel Tower.

A little sign I made.

I often find clothes tags that are so interesting. I hang them to look at or put in my treasure box to make something with them later. I love this mirror which is made to look like a door. Must be that doorknob!

Inspiration board up close.

Love crystals! This was a sconce candle holder to which I just added a ribbon flower instead of a candle.

S is for Sharon, of course. To my lamp I added a gerbera daisy, some yummy silver ribbon from Nordstroms that I fished out of the community garbage can (can you imagine someone throwing that away??), a green beaded tassle and a crystal hanging thingie.

My recent flea market find with supplies. Love this too!

More items on an inspiration board including a collage and addressed envelope I made quite some time ago.
Gracie loves this room, too. Each morning before work she leads me here so I can watch her lay in the sun. I must amuse her for a short while before I try to sneak out. I wish I could stay here all morning too!

Here are some more photos in this slide show. Thanks so much for visiting me today!


RoyalTLady said...

Thank you for sharing. You are so artful and great photographer too.

I really enjoy visiting your blog.

Anonymous said...

Your craft room is adorable, especially the kitty! I am having trouble logging onto Typepad today so I'm panicked that I won't be able to get my craft room photos up??? Anyway, where did you get the "blinking" It's Good to be Queen sign on your sidebar???? It is too perfect, I have to have it since I am "queenmarcy" of That is just adorable!!!!!

Cindy said...

love your craft room! a great atmosphere to work in for sure! :)

Caleen said...

Love your Art Room.. Everything looks so put together. It looks like a very fun place to create. You are organized..You also take great pictures.. I enjoyed looking.. Thank you for sharing.. Keep creating!

Shell said...

Your creative space is beautiful and elegant. You have inspired me to fancy up my space more.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sharon,

I love your Art studio and many thanks for showing us around.
Your mannequin is lovely and your Inspirational boards are such a good idea.
It must be a delightful place to work and know the feeling how easy it would be to spend the morning doing something you enjoy.


Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love those white cubes! I may have to look for some of those! Great room.

caren said...

What a great creative room! It looks so sunny and happy!

Lynn Stevens said...

what a beautiful creative space!

Annabelle Bulat said...

You have such a pretty room & a pretty kitty!

Liberty said...

Wonderful and super bright and cheery. Your art is adorable. What fun to browse through your room, thanks for allowing us to come in.


Jodie LeJeune said...

Good Morning Sharon!
I had no doubt that when I stepped into your room, I would love it...and sure enough I did! It's beautiful and very peaceful...perfect for creating. Your decor is lovely and your calligraphy is simply amazing!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing~
everything vintage

Rachel said...

Such a fun filled room! I have two kitties that love to hang with me in my studio too. Their favorite spot is usually right on whatever i am working on!! Thanks for sharing! See you at Silver Bella!

Terri said...

Great photos and slide show! Your calligraphy rocks! what a wonderful creative space to do what ever your heart desires.

MaygreenFairies said...

What a wonderful creative space!! Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it. Mandy x

Lee Beth said...

Hello. Just came across your blog.I think its really different and unique. I like it a lot. Feel free to come check out mine if you like.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Love your recent flea market find! Your space is beautiful and light. I really love the stenciling you did. Wonderful pictures and thanks so much for sharing your space!

Debra said...

I just love your room!!! So pretty and organized. I am having fun and getting very inspired with all these rooms.

Claudia said...

I love your space - full of light and so pretty! I see your calligraphy around the room - so lovely! I like the colors you have chosen. And your kitty, too, of course!

Jane said...

Beautiful room with beautiful pictures. I am new to blogging and am going to have to ask some of you blogging veterans how to get better pictures on my site. Great job!!!

Christine Edwards said...

Sharon, what a lovely space you have. I have a thing for the damask pattern too. Your calligraphy is exquisite, and I can see where you would be very inspired to create in this space. Thanks for sharing a lot of the little details.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Sharon,
Your space is fabulous! Everything is really beautiful, I especially love your gorgeous dress form!!!

zandra said...

Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed my visit!
Hugz, Z

Karen said...

Hello Sharon!
I've loved visiting your creative space today. It's personal, thoughtful, feminine and shouts "Sharon". I love that. I love it when our spaces are "one of a kind" and our personality just beams on through!
Wonderful, wonderful space. All the way down to the ribbon on the sconce. I love little touches like that!
SO glad you shared! Isn't this fun?
HAGD! Karen

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

What a gorgeous studio! I can see how you are totally inspired to create. Have a great weekend.

fromthepines said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing.


Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey!! I love it my moms name is Sharon she would love your space as well! haha I love the cubes! I debated on to get them or not! big hugs


carole said...

Hi Sharon:
Oh, the photos are perfection!!!
You home is warm, inviting and lovely. I cannot add anything to my comment that has NOT already been said except I know first hand how SUPER you are!!!
I look forward to the flea market Saturday the 1st : )
Kisses to Miss Gracie and Nip.
The quiche and salad were sumptuous : )

Lori said...

I love your space! Very creative. My fave is the mannequin. Sure wish I had one. I'm glad I stopped by.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a lovely, light-filled room. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you'll have time to visit me at today. I'd love it if you left a comment to let me know you stopped by!

LillySue said...

Your space is a lovely place to create! I need one of those three tiered wire baskets. Thanks for sharing!
P.S. I signed up for the party but somehow missed getting put on the list this morning..I left her a note. I would love to have everyone pop over to visit my studio too!

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful "fanciful" space where you create! It is so feminine and pretty and sparkly. Must be so much fine to go into this room each day and let your dreams take flight!

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing. I love how "girlie and happy" it looks. And ofcourse that there is space for the kitty!
Have fun creating...
Dancingly, Denise
A Day In My Life at:

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great space! Thanks for sharing!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Your tulle bejewelled world is a haven. Blessings.

Miss Sandy said...

I love your colorful space and the mannequin is just darling! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely studio with us. It has so many wonderful little details. I love the mirror with the crystal doorknob! I'm having so much fun hopping around the party!

My Desert Cottage

Karen Valentine said...

Sweetie will you do me a favor and change the link you have up top to my home page and not the party announcement page??

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Oh to be surrounded by such loveliness. What a beautiful creative space.

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Oh.. I love your crafting area!! I really need more So I can fill it more! Thanks for Sharing you Creative Space.


Stepping off the edge said...

Great space! I am in love with that crystal sconce! Beautiful!
Thanks for the share!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a sweet studio space!
I didn't get mine pulled together enough to photograph for today's event, but I will be hosting a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), if you'd like to stop by!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is making me want to make my studio a little more pretty. It's functional and all but it does not have the "pretty" factor. Come visit my studio at:

I love this party!

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful, creative space! I esecially love the candle holder with the crystals.

Thanks for sharing!

:-) Molly

LiLi M. said...

I love your room, your color schedule is gorgeous! And I think too that dress forms make great mood boards, you never can have too many. Have a nice day, filled with studio inspiration!

Rebecca said...

It is so nice to meet you...your studio is sooo pretty. How fun it looks!
Thank you for opening it up for us today

natalea said...

very beautiful!

Cathy said...

What a fabulous space to create in! I also love your idea of a mannequin in the kitchen. What a fun blog you have!

Cathy ♥

Natasha said...

Oh, what a delicious space you've created! Your mannequin puts me in utter ecstasy! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event.

Enjoy the Party!

Warm Wishes,


Vee said...

You've done an excellent job! It looks as if you have a very functional, beautiful space for creating. I like your idea about using flea market finds for storage.

AliGripp said...

What a beautifully organized space. It is so classy I just love it!! Thank you for sharing!

fawndear said...

Crystals, and thingies, and ribbon, Oh My! I love how light and refreshing your creative space is. I think what's neat about all the wonderful creative spaces is that they are a reflection of the talented creative ladies out there. You my dear, are Enchanting!

Terri said...

Ok I can't remember now I thought I left a comment here...Maybe it didn't go through..Anyway it s a wonderful space to create! oh I re checked I see my comment ..i thought I did...Hope you are enjoying the blog party!

Bella Dreams said...

Love every bit of it!

Shannon said...

Absolutely lovely!! I have only one question: does it smell like roses, gardenia, lavender or verbena? I'm thinking it must be roses! Thanks for the inspiration! And the cupcakes look divine!!

Queen of Dreamsz said...


What a great creative many pretty things to look at! I am hooked on color and cannot for the life of me stick to a color palette "unless it allows everyone of them.":0)

Please drop by for a visit to see my "studio in progress"...the mess that it is!....I've just recently moved into our home in the mountains and have been living with constant remodeling for over two months....I must say "happily so" due to the fact that I'm installing so many new windows to bring in our mountain views!

Drop by anytime..I'll be happy to see you,

Paradise Blog Design said...

What beautiful feminine space! LOVE the mannequin!

littlepinkstudio said...

What a lovely studio space! Love all of the girly touches!

Linda said...

What a lovely creative space, I love the mannequin.
Cheers Linda

Luisa Migon said...

I'm here to say hello and visit your space! A lovely place! But your mannequin... WOW!!! Unique!!! :O)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sharon,
Your studio is very pretty and very well organized too. That little birdie guarding the Tour Eiffel is so cute. Happy day!

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the black & White touches. My room is red and I'm thinking a black & white print would look good in there.
Mama Bear

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love your space! I could work there:) Twyla

KV Creative Designs said...

What a Beautiful space you have! I could easily get lost in Creating there! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Artful Blessings,

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Oh your working space is just too wonderful. I cannot wait until I am settled down again and can create a bigger space with all my beloved things.
Thanks you for sharing

paintinpatti said...

Your room is so pretty! I love your inspiration boards. I love the manniquin, too!!! I wish I would have known about this event - my husband just made me a wonderful creating room! I'm having such a grand time in there! Your room is amazing! I know what you mean about knowing where everything is! I loved seeing your creative space! Hugs, Patti

cindy said...

What's a Studio without a Cat, I ask ya! LOL. Or as we like to say here, "cat hair - don't leave home without it". :D You have a wonderful, space. Love the black damask and whimsical touches (the manni), I could see myself creating there!

yapping cat

Connie said...

Well, your organizing class paid off; your space is delightful, chick! Just adorable and workable also, sugar.

French Cupboard said...

I do the same thing with pretty clothing tags. And I have a mini-mannequin that sits by my computer because she's pretty and she inspires me.

Thanks for sharing your room! Blessings... Polly

Kara Ward said...

I love the effiel tower! I love it all! Wondeful space...yummy eye candy.

June said...

Your studio is just beautiful Sharon. I'm sure it is a wonderful place for you to make your pretty things.

Marina Capano said...

What a fabulous space to create in! Your studio is just beautiful Sharon.
I love it!


Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for stopping by - it was nice to meet you.
Your studio is lovesly...I especially love the crystal candle sconce and the pretty dressform. Do you do the calligraphy, it is beautiful.

Deb said...

Gorgeous studio space (and cat) ♥

Suze said...

beautiful your dress form with the tulle skirt!

chicroses said...

Lovely room. Love your 3 tiered wire rack. I bet it is so relaxing to have your little kitty hanging around with you. Sally

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a little late to the party, but better late than never. My daughter, the fashionista, will soon be leaving the nest for her new apartment. I will have the luxury of decorating her old room (specifically the closet) as my creative space. I cannot wait and will incorporate many of the wonderful ideas you have shared here. Thank you.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Sharon I love your art space and I love your kitty! So wonderful! Thanks for a fun tour!
bunny hugs,

paperbird said...

You have a wonderful studio to create in and you keep such sweet company. I love your kitty. My cat thinks he has first dibs on my chair so I usually end up working on the floor!

Artzy Heart said...

Thank you for sharing your creataive is so feminine and lovely every where I look.