Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello Bloggers--Welcome!

So when I was asked to participate in the blog party and found out it involved showing my "studio", I was sort of in a...panic!  I am a regular reader of "Where Women Create" and salivate over the wonderful spaces that women have in it.  The fact is, I work in my garage or at my kitchen table!!   It's not too exciting, but it's "the real deal" around here!!  Trust me....I DO have big dreams for my future studio, but for now, here it is!!

I do have my spare room to store most of my goodies in, though, so not all is bleak!  I'm a sucker for a cool suitcase and I use every square inch of them for storage!!

I shop at Goodwill and the Salvation Army like other women shop at Macy's and here is one of my better scores:  the white vanity.  Some day, I'm thinking this will be my desk, but for now it holds all sorts of things.  The blackboard was in the window of a restaurant going out of business (with the advertisement written on it!) When I went in to inquire the owner said, "Just take it for $20.00!" I had it out of the door pretty quickly!  It's normally filled with notes to self, but clean now because I'm going out of town!

I've never met a cigar box that I didn't like...the proof is here.  This is also proof of what a fiend I am about organization..I have tags that hang from every single one.

Well, thanks for dropping by to see my spaces!  I can't exactly call anything a studio right now, but stay tuned!!


  1. Loved your cozy space. Loved all the suitcases. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit me! Susan

  2. Hi, it's nice to meet and follow you on this blog hop, Karen.
    I used to have my studio space in the garage in the last home I lived in. I think that's awesome, and I know you'll set it up just how you like in the very near future. Gathering inspiration from all the blogs and magazines out there!

    I love your collection of vintage suit cases! Want. Want.

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

    1. Thanks for coming by!! I need to check out everyone's blogs now! Yes, I never get tired of the suitcases...such great storage!

  3. I love those suitcases stacked so high!!! Would love to see all the pretties they hold!

    Hope you might come by and see my new space!

    bee blessed

  4. Awesome space and so organized. Love it! Diana

  5. LOVE, Love, love the vintage suitcases! I wish I could find some around here... awesome!

  6. I collect suitcases, as well, but it is dwarfed by that amazing tower of goodness!! Thank you for sharing.

  7. I have a studio.......but often work in the garage, at the kitchen table, or the island... Usually the worktable, in my studio, is full of projects so I need to switch venues.. :-) You're still really creative and that's what matters, right? Thanks for sharing.


  8. You scored on that white desk!!! I get it all the ladies here are shopping the high end retail and I doo the same! I would rather shop for treasure than clothes! Either I create mixed media or it gets repurposed! I drag my mom shopping she always says what are you going to do with that old junk! She should know by now it'll be something fabulous later! Love the suitcases too!

  9. Love that stack of suitcases! So much goodie storage. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hi Karen! I love that stack of suitcases too!!!!!! I'm sure when you join the party next year you will have your dream studio, you are well on your way if you ask me!!! I'm so glad you joined the party this year!

  11. Karen, one can hope! Thanks for asking me to participate!

  12. I feel your pain on not having the studio you want yet, but I am so glad you took part in the blog hop, because I found your wonderful blog through it, and am now following you! I can't wait to check out your Etsy shops next!