Where Bloggers Create


I'm so happy to be joining up with Karen and her Where Blogger's Create II Blog Party.  My "place to create" is my Sewing room in our basement.

(If you click on a photo, it will enlarge for a better look.)


My room is a conglomeration of.... just about everything.


My cups in crates and glass jars of supplies sits on what was an old kitchen cupboard that my late husband, Jim, refinished for us to use as a baby changing table.  After baby #4, it came to my sewing room.  Then along came babies #5 and #6 and it was back upstairs for awhile.  Now, it's back again in my sewing room!


The cups are perfect for holding little trinkets and what-not.


This printer's tray hold lot's of "what-not"!


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These suitcases are under the changing table.


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I have dreams of hanging lovely hand crafted necklaces on this sweet dress form... The vintage set of appliqued towels on the wall portray women in the "duties" of laundry, shopping, cooking, etc.  I consider my sewing room somewhat of a  tribute the the 1930-1950's woman.  There is so much that shows what life was like for them.


My kids think these are creepy.  Along with my mannequin and my dress forms.  I love them all.



I love string.


Ironstone plates hold bits and pieces of different projects that I'm currently working on.


Another old sewing machine drawer with vintage trims.


An iron fence topper and letter press blocks.


Wood blocks ready for projects.


How could anyone think Ava is creepy?!


This framed lady has a friend and they hang on the wall next to Ava.  I would love to know how and when this pictures were made.  Maybe, these were the beginning of mixed media art pieces?


More drawers and labels....all full...


Here's the other side of the room.  I have a love/hate relationship with my wide angle lens.  Yeah, I can show you the whole room but uhg...my room is not curved and distorted...


Among so many other things...I really have a thing for vintage hangers...and I have a lot of them.  A Lot.  I'm trying to think of ways to use them.  I'm open to suggestions!


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Sewing Machine Drawers...full of buttons...


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A banner from vintage linens hanging over a "faux" window.  The window is made up of textured glass blocks and the light is just from the next room because it isn't an outside wall.  We thought if we put in a window in the wall it would seem less like a basement.  Kind of odd, but I'm glad I have it there.


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...ACEOs I've collaged....


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On another wall is an old bed we hung which is so fun to hang projects and collections from.


And, this...this is my inspiration board or found object board as Cammie at Daffadowndilly's calls hers.  A place to hang those odd items, projects in limbo, projects in progress, ideas, and just more fun stuff!  This was a crib's spring from a crib that my husband got from his parents.  The rest of the crib would be perfect to use as I did the bed in the photo above, but I'm out of wall space!


I use an old sewing macing cabinet as a table to hold my serger when I get it out and store this buckets underneath.


Silverware for projects


 I like to use my sewing machine in all kinds of projects and on a whim placed this paper person in the birdcage hanging on the bed.  Again...my kids said...creepy.  Oh, well.

Thanks for coming on the tour of my sewing room!  I do have a very large store room that is full of fabric and all kinds of vintage supplies that just wasn't quite ready for anyone to see...maybe some day...it too will be organized!

I'm looking forward to touring so many other blogs now.  Be sure to check out Karen's side bar for every one who is participating in this great event!



69 comments

  1. i want to live in that room.

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  2. Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! I need me a room like that.
    Blessings
    Roxanne

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  3. You have so much space there. I really love all your cubbies and collections and gorgeous oak furniture. You have a lot of room to work and spread out. I really enjoy seeing how you arrange things. You have a real knack with display and photography, I always love seeing what you're working on!
    xo,
    Debra

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  4. O.k I think I need an old bed spring! So many great ideas and such a large studio too, Wonderful! Love your dress form too.

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  5. Hello Jill so nice to meet you!
    Oh I'm a sucker for vintage inspired studios and even opened a flickr photo group with this name and your studio would fit in perfectly! Love the cubby holes, printers drawer, dressform, suitcases etc.pp!
    I invite you to visit my studio too!
    Happy WBC party wishes from Germany sends you
    Carola

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  6. Hello Jill,

    ohhh, I love every detail in your creative space!

    hugs

    magdalena

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  7. Tell Leah she is gonna have to share cause I am coming too. What a beautiful room for a very talented woman.

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  8. Are you sure we're not related because that room has my name written all over it! Your sewing room is perfect and I love every detail you put into it. Your collections, your storage ideas, your vignettes....they are all just wonderful.
    I really enjoyed the tour and of course I am going to follow now to see what you create in that great space.
    Jane

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  9. No wonder you create so beautifully! Your room is fabulous! I could just sit there and look at all your pretties!

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  10. Love your studio! The idea to use cups to store little bits is brilliant and it looks so charming. Love the big cozy chair. And your dress form is not creepy.

    Hugs,

    Shelley

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  11. Amazing Space! How totally inspiring! I will come and visit Leah when she moves in there...

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  12. Jill......I want , I want, I want it all. Very very nice space and photos. Thanks for sharing and also stopping by my space. Susan

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  13. Jill, your space takes my breath away! What a wonderful calming effect it has. I love the china teacups,your banner and your aprons. Thank you for sharing. ~Robin~

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  14. I wished we lived down the lane from each other so we could just walk over and play in each others studio. You have such wonderful eye candy. I can't begin to pick a favorite!



    Joy.................always!

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  15. Wow! It doesn't look like a basement at all, the blocks were a good idea. I love your place...the tea towels and the way you hung them is so cool. All of your colors just look like the beautiful art you make. You've all inspired me to clean up my little room. Lezlee

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  16. you have soooo many wonderful things to look at - i couldn't take them all in! i like your sewing machine drawers, of course. and everything your kids think is creepy, i think is cool! love the paper doll in the cage especially!

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  17. Your room is absolutely fabulous - I LOVE it!! You have done such a wonderful job of using antiques and vintage items for storage and display. You must just love being in that room. I was delighted just by looking at all your pictures. I saw so many things that gave me great ideas. I thought your use of the springs on the wall was super. You are one creative lady! Well done.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  18. It's enchanting really. ..and all done in my colors..well my downstairs shades! I would feel right at home here. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy the party!

    Suzan

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  19. I saw someone write they wanted to live in your room...well, I do too! It's really fabulous!Love all your pretties!
    Queen Bee Studio

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  20. Love your creative space! Ava is gorgeous! Such a cozy and soothing space. So, enjoyed my visit with you. enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  21. If your talent is 1/10th as wonderful as the space you have created -- I am hooked.

    I could linger and look at every spot -- such fun and detail.

    I have become a follower and will be back often.

    Thanks so very much for the inspiration... Please stop by and say hi if you can.

    Claudia
    http://www.dipityroad.com

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  22. WOW!!! I love your creative space and such an inspiring space! It is so inviting.... and love all your little touches.... I use a teacup for my every day jewelry... and love how you used them... actually all of your little storage touches are fabulous!!
    Love your blog and so glad I found you via this wonderful event...
    Lou xx

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  23. Oh my gosh Jill!!! I LOVE IT ALL!!!! You have so much space - I'm moving in! LOL

    Your sewing room is FANTASTIC!!! And your photos... why oh why oh why are you so far away? Hmmm.... you wouldn't be if I moved in. LOL

    Jill - SEW fantastic!!! Gorgeous! I'm going back to look again...

    :-D robelyn

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  24. Thank you for sharing your very inspirational space! I imagine you love to create in here.

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  25. What a wonderful stop on the tour! Very inspiring indeed!

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  26. Oh my gosh!! You have a BIG, beautiful studio! What a great place to play!

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  27. This is so peaceful and rustic! And you're the second person (besides me) who's too shy to show their mess of a closet. I suggested elsewhere that there should be a "Cleaned Up Closet Day" or something.

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  28. What an incredible space!! I am inspired to go organize my sewing room!

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  29. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

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  30. Great space to create! Love all your amazing vintage finds!
    Best wishes,
    Chris

    www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

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  31. I am in love with your space. Love the wall color, the vintage everywhere, the wonderful storage, your fabulous chair. Love it. I'm going to go back and look at your photos again!

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  32. Great space. Love all the vintage and Ava too!

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  33. The cups in the crates...how ingenious! Love your studio and all your wonderful collections! Thanks so much for the peek into your work space and into your world! When you have time, please stop by my blog for a visit!

    Malisa

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  34. I love this space its so inspirational and elegant too. I wish my place was as lovely. I just have a small flat and a cupboard but you are inspiring me to make changes
    hugs June xxxx

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  35. Hi Jill,
    I can't get over all the S-P-A-C-E you have...to play in...and create in! It's wonderful. What a lucky gal you are! And I love all the "creepy" stuff...but then I love Halloween, so go figure.

    Wow, now I must go redo my pathetic little space...LOL!!! I'm wishing I could re-do my post, but I'm now making lots of plans for next year-Yeah!

    Love your blog, I'll be returning :0)
    ~♥~
    Kristal

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  36. You have a real knack for display. Everything is so pretty! I love the way you store your laces wrapped on those spools - very nice! Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Wow, amazing treasures everywhere you look. I'd never get anything done in here. Love all of your drawers and that dress form - amazing, thank you for sharing!

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  38. What a collection you have for all your storage and decorating is outstanding....the feel of the room is just wonderful... all that elbow room. This has been a feast for my eyes. Thanks for sharing this terrific space with all of us!

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  39. Your roomis so special and unique! Whith all of us jumping to paint every peice of wood furniture we own, it's cool to see what it all would look together "au naturelle" I think it looks great! You have so many wonderful things to bring the look all together! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  40. I simply love all the detail in your room , I would like to rummage through all your bottles and trays and drawers etc. Thank for sharing

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  41. I love your creative space, so many fun things.
    Thanks for sharing.
    margo

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  42. Fabulous room! love all the display/storage you have~

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  43. I love your sewing room. The old cream chair with the wooden embellishments made me really happy. I love that fabric.
    My family is always telling me things in my room are creepy, like the dress form and my old baby doll. I don't get it, their so sweet. So your not alone by far!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  44. OH, MY, Jill! I am smitten, in love, adoring your room, and going ga-ga over all your fabulous old pieces of furniture, and what not. I hope people took the time to enlarge your photos as the details are beyond crazy good. What an oasis of pure joy...one of my favorite rooms I've visited so far in this tour. I'd give up a couple of back teeth {so no one could see they are missing..vanity} for that wooden filing cabinet piece!!! My kids make comments about my dress forms, doll heads, etc. and they use the words like creepy, not normal, etc. to describe them as well! Ha! I love, love, love the idea of the old spring bed frame being used as a display board. I'm sure I'll have the pleasure of going through your photos many, many more times...So glad you were a part of this share. What a treat! Xo, Sue

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  45. Your space is amazing! Love all the vintage items you use. Great storage ideas too.

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  46. I LOVE your creative space and all of your wonderful storage ideas! AWESOME!

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  47. Your room is just wonderful...thank you for sharing....(another) Jill

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  48. Man, your a lucky girl to have all of that room! I live in Orlando and I keep looking for the basement....No such luck, something about the water table!

    Carol

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  49. I love your space. I think the window was a great idea. Love all your storage. I love the "color" of your room.

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  50. i am incredibly jelous !!! my work space is such a mess, i could NEVER show anyone !! i think your room is as big as my whole house ! (my new one)..i am very impressed by your neatness ! what a great space to work in !

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  51. What a great creative space! I love that you have so much room to spread out and do whatever you are inspired to work on. I loved looking at all the goodies in your jars. I think that's the best thing about using clear containers for storage.

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  52. Okay, so where would you like me to put my suitcases? Right over there by yours?! I am so loving your studio space!!!! Great displays, wonderful inspirations and organized!!!! It looks like it could get crowded with everyone wanting to stop by and/or move in...but I'm a cat, so it will be okay....can I have first dibs on the table? I'll lay there and be a good boy and you won't even know I'm there....well unless someone puts a box on me or something....

    Thanks so much for the tour of your space - thoroughly enjoyed myself!

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

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  53. Oh my what a beautiful studio! I love the iron bed display and the crib springs inspiration board, both so clever. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

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  54. I think if I had that room (or came to visit!) I would never leave. I love your use of tea cups for storage - pretty and practical too. Thanks for the tour!

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  55. Oh my gosh, I am totally in love with your gorgeous studio, it is amazing. I love everything about it so unique. Thanks so much for sharing. Your blog is fabulous.
    Debby

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  56. Love your studio. It doesn't even look like a basement in your photos. What a great space filled with lots of interesting and useful items. I really enjoyed visiting! Connie

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  57. Your studio is so charming. Love all your vintage touches. It's a very enjoyable tour, thanks!

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  58. Wow! I love all your collections--your 'hodge-podge" of items that work so well in your room. I'm in love with it! Love the bed frame for hanging items for inspiration--I just love everything! Yes, I'm late in visiting all the rooms--been quite busy and it takes time to visit over 400 creative spaces! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. what a great space....and you are so organized!!!! thanks for the tour....ann

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  60. This is a terric inspirational space for all your projects. I think it is funny that your kids think its creepy you have body parts around. I just acquired a black ceramic head form (woman) that my friend used to have her wigs on. I think it is cool but the boys are a little skeptical. I would love a bust or sewing model to decorate. I do have one question, what are ACEOs you collaged? Are they coasters? Tiles? Those are neat. I like your bed on the wall too. Thanks for sharing. Elaine

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  61. There are so many beautiful and vintage things to see in your studio, it's hard to say where to begin. I sure love all those coffee pots in your blog banner, and I hadn't even gotten to your lovely blog post!

    Those cups are adorable, you have more buttons than my sewing store, and those old dress hangers are adorable. So is Ava. Thanks so much for allowing me the opportunity, albeit late, to tour your lovely and inspirational studio.

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  62. Love your space, and its great to see that there is other "vintage hanger and clothes pin" lover out there... I have only a few hangers, but I use the pant hangers to hold up (hang) paintings in my studio (they are great if they have the small velvet stip inside of them, they dont bend the paper then). Vintage clothes pins, Im still looking for them (lost my old once with a move). You have a great space, a lot of room and storage boxes and cupboards.

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  63. Hi.. Love your vintagey studio. So filled with many treasures. Love the mannequin and wooden boxes filled with treasures. Such a great place to create in. Thanks for coming to visit my small creative space. I bought that vintage bathroom chest for one dollar and yes it was painted gold and had mirrors inside. I repainted it white and distressed it and put vintage wallpaper inside.. I love it so much better. Thanks for commenting. I will be back to visit. I sure would love to do a swap with you.. It would be so fun! Have fun creating.. :)

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  64. Cool space! I love your old wire bed on the wall trick! Brilliant - Thanks for the tour!

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  65. Oh my stars! Sigh. I love it! Every single inch of it!
    Yes, I'm snooping! I had to "meet" this person who made my wonderful Rosette Swap book. (Which I LOVE!) And when I saw you joined in in Karen's party, I knew I had to come snoop. :)
    Love the faux window - great idea - love how BIG the room is, wish I had that size! The bed springs hanging is just inspirational beyond belief. All the sewing machines drawers are to drool over, and your CUPS! Love that!
    I don't Ava is creepy at all . . . I wonder if they would think my Lillian is creepy?
    I think this is just a fun event - but I have to laugh. My room is already changed again. I brought the loveseat back in cause hubby likes to sit and work on his iPad while I work on my projects. So . . . I am really squished once again. But I LOVE IT!
    Thanks for showing us around. I'm off to Email you . . .
    HUGS! karen ~ some days are diamonds

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  66. I continually come back to your room for inspiration for my spaces! Since I'm moving to a new location I will actually have a "work room"! Let's say you come and put it together for me?

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  67. What a wonderful room with so much to see and admire. The "window" idea is totally clever. I love that you are so totally organized. Thanks for letting us visit! Best regards, Gretchen

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  68. I am so inspired! I just found you via Simply Bungalow. Your products are lovely. Your room is amazing. I love it! I plan to copy your cups idea. So clever! A simple use for your hangers would be to display ribbon. Thanks for sharing your space.

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  69. Bet you're wondering how I found this "old" post. I clicked to revisit your Junk-le Bells posts and fell down the rabbit hole in your blog. heehee. It's been fun stumbling around your Wonderland! I am inspired! AGAIN. :)

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