Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

What a fun blog party! "Where Bloggers Create" is being hosted by Karen at My Desert Cottage. My studio is a work in progress. I can see the finished product in my mind. But I think I am only about half way there. So here it is in its current state.

Francesca lives in my studio. You will usually find her here by the window. This little white table is where I use my Cricut machine for scrapbooking.
I like the way this wall is coming along. As I run across new estate sale finds, this will probably change and grow.

I got these four 12x12 frames at Hobby Lobby. I put a 12x12 sheet of corkboard into each frame, covered by scrapbook paper. I have put photos, embellishments and some vintage jewelry on these - one for me and hubby, and one for each of my kids. I love having these right by my table when I am working in my studio.

A great chandelier that my mom gave me for my birthday!
My husband put adjustable shelves in the closet for me. Lots of storage for my scrapbooking supplies, jewelry making supplies and other crafting needs.
These bookshelves hold our homeschooling books, as well as my crafting books, catalogs, etc. My husband made these. We still need to screw them together at the top and then add molding strips on the fronts and crown molding around the top. When that is done it will have the look of a built-in unit. I will show that to you whenever we get around to it.
Any time I can use something silver and pretty to serve a practical purpose, I do. One of my favorite items is this wonderful silver twine holder.

To see more studios where bloggers create, go to My Desert Cottage by clicking below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I am on my way to make the rounds. I can't wait to see your studios and get some great ideas!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Cuttlebug Giveaway at Melissa's!

This is a giveaway you might want to know about!
How fun would this be to win? Click on the Cuttlebug to go to Melissa's at Creating From the Heart.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!
Hope y'all have a wonderful Fourth! I am so thankful to the Lord for this great country.

(Just so you can be suitably impressed - I made that flag. Yes, I did. I think it is the only thing I have ever sewed. Or ever will sew. I don't even sew buttons back on. No.)


Friday, July 03, 2009

So What's Your Vote?
Above is my Francesca. Sweet, elegant and beautiful.

Below is Super Hero Girl. I saw her at the gift market in Dallas. She is, ummm, well just different. Francesca wondered if she should update her image. I told her I thought she was just perfect the way she was. But Francesca wondered what your opinion was. What should I tell her?


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Now That's a Cake Dome!
I just got home from Dallas. My mom and I were at the gift market at the World Trade Center. This massive cake dome is one of the things I ordered for my store. I am working right now on getting things ready for a grand opening soon!
I can't wait to get this cake dome. Just imagine the possibilities!