Thursday, 14 July 2016

My Creative Space - Where Women Create Tour 2016

Hello and welcome to my creative space. My DH calls me 'The Queen of Clutter'. I love to surround myself with inspiration, and I enjoy changing my displays when it's time to dust them.


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As you walk through the double sliding glass doors, I have divided the room into an area on the left which contains my computer area and opposite that is my sewing machine area. I use the same chair for the sewing machine (opposite) as it's height-adjustable and ergonomic.


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My creative space opens onto an open living/dining/kitchen area. When the children were toddlers I kept the glass doors closed to allow one room to remain non-baby-proof. During their daily naps I would escape to create for a while. Now that they are older, the doors are mostly left open.  

First I'll show you the left side...the sewing bench with shelves above.

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The room is a work space as well as a creative space. It's used for card-making, collage, making fabric collage wall hangings and books, embroidery, sewing, mending, quilting, making teddy bears and dolls as well as lining flute cases, using my computer for book-keeping, organising and editing photos and music. Pinterest is a favourite activity, too.


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Our home faces a wilderness of dry schlerophyll forest which surrounds us with peace and birdsong, with the ocean waves in the background when the surf's up. 

On the left (below) is my computer desk. 

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I spend quite a lot of time at the computer doing work-related activities, so I enjoy displaying things on my workbenches when I'm not using them. When I sew, I set the ironing board up just outside the doors, and it only takes a few moments to move displays to make free space on the benches. 

The work bench for my sewing machine is an L-shape of 19mm craft wood (MDF) which is screwed over several 'op shop' drawer units. 


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The sewing machine sits on a recessed shelf so I have a level surface for quilting. I made a simple thread bag to catch messy offcuts. 


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It's tied around the machine, and uses velcro to shut it when not in use.


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I made a beautiful patchwork sewing machine cover, but now it's covered with a display of my favourite doilies and laces.


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Over the years I've collected quite a few tarnished pieces of old silver which isn't so fashionable any more - candlesticks, bowls, and trays of different shapes and sizes. 


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I like to glue pieces together to make tiered displays for lace, sewing knick knacks, old jewellery, ribbons and pin cushions. Tarnished silver and vintage lace go well together.


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A close up of an embroidered pin cushion I made years ago...


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Gorgeous porcelain roses...


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 I've made many a teddy bear over the years. This one was fashioned from an old woolen coat. In the early days I couldn't afford mohair, so I would look around for cheap old fur coats from op shops and get 3-4 bears out of a coat. This is Edwina, and she is wearing a small baby dress I smocked.


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One of my favourite pastimes is hunting for old furniture to re-purpose. This is an old library card catalogue (which I think came from Dee's Funk'nJunk at Ulladulla). It now holds coveted quilting fabrics, sorted by colour. I covered the front of the drawers with special quilting fabrics.


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This set of sewing drawers came from a dilapidated old Singer sewing machine cabinet in a junk sale. I rescued the drawer units off it and put them together using part of its top for a base, and adding a new top. I decided to paint it shabby chic white and distress it to hide the new timber top. It's great for storing ribbons, stationery and sewing scissors.

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Small drawers attract my attention at junk sales. They are great for displaying bits and pieces... the more worn-looking, the better!


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Doilies are something that bring joy to my heart - the loving work of women who have spent their time and talent to make their world a more beautiful place. 


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Lace treasures spilling over like a waterfall...


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I take great pleasure in creating vignettes of pretty lace and objects. A favourite quilting book is draped with an exquisite piece of lace, a Birthday card from my Mum and a piece of wool I embroidered years ago. It was on a bear's belly, but I've decided to give it a new lease of life - probably in a future fabric book.


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Vintage scales (broken!) displaying sumptuous laces...


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Vintage books are another passion I enjoy. They feature in my displays around the house, and I love to browse their musty pages, too!


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Now to take a look at the paper crafting area to the right...


There is a high bench I can stand to work at or sit on the tall stool. It used to be a nappy changing table but I added a large MDF top to extend the bench space, and the large cutting mat is stuck on with double-sided tape so it won't slip. I use it for cutting paper as well as quilt blocks.

At the right you can see CD covers which contain clear stamps, labelled on the spine with tape. The small drawers contain shells, buttons, ribbons, found objects, paper flowers and other tiny bits used for collage.


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On the tall chair is a vintage photo of a baby called Lorraine. She is a treasure given to me by a wonderful vintage shop dealer, Dee of Dee's Funk'n'JunkShe was sad that this picture had been abandoned in a clean-up after Lorraine had passed away at a ripe old age, with no children to pass on her precious mementos to so they'd be appreciated.  Dee knew I would cherish it, so she generously gave it to me - and made my day :)


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I'd like to share her with you (to use in your artworks, not to resell) as my first give-away... I'd love to see what you make with her. If you left click on her, then right click, you can save her to your computer at a higher resolution.

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Vintage sewing machines are works of art, and I have just two - this lovely Jones which came without its cupboard sits in pride of place in my crafting space. I also have  a Singer treadle from my grandmother which I'll share with you another time.

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Here are some of my creations, collections and flowers from my garden...

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I live on the South Coast of NSW, Australia, with my DH, three children and two RSPCA rescued cats, Gypsy and Willow.  Gypsy is the bold, naughty one, while Willow is the timid grey one. They enjoy the comfort of drawers, quilts, pillows and laps.

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When our children grew out of their bookshelves I decided to add them to the back of my sewing bench for storage and display. These baskets contain doilies, scarves, fabric scraps and lace cut from second-hand clothes, sorted by colour, with the prettiest on top. I've hung some special doilies on the front of each basket just to appreciate them every day...


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It can be a challenge to find things when they are tucked away in various pretty boxes or drawers. I try to keep tools and materials together near their relevant work space, and  I like to label them where possible. The higher shelves where I can't reach easily are for displaying things I don't need to access much.

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Here are some yummy seam binding ribbons which I mounted on a dowel glued into a round craftwood base. I just unwind the ribbon in their place as I need a piece.


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A needle case I embroidered nestles among vintage lace, sweet pink tape measures and a velvet rose...


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Here it is in another vignette with old wooden cotton reels and huge old pinking shears on a box I covered with quilting fabric.


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Fairy children and babies populate my creative space. I cut them from cardboard and give them butterfly or moth wings and a cardboard stand. Next I add glitter, feathers, jewellery, lace and found objects. Wings symbolize freedom, and babies have been a source of inner healing and growth for me.

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I've always been interested in the past and pestered my parents to tell me about 'the olden days'. It's my good fortune to be the caretaker of both sides of my family's family tree photos and info, and this has fostered an appreciation of vintage photos and the memories and stories attached to old worn things.


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Thank you to Karen Valentine for hosting 'Where Women Create 2016'. Drop in to her blog My Desert Cottage
and browse the other creative spaces on the 2016 tour.

I can't wait to enjoy this year's tour...
cheers,
Jesse











72 comments:

  1. Wow! well I'm a day early, but had to tell you how beautiful and inspiring your working space is! We seem to collect and create in a similar style... playing with gorgeous laces! Come visit my blog. I had to let my left brain organize my stuff... now at least, I can find things!
    Sweet blessings to you,
    Chris

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    1. Thanks, Chris. Your dolls are very intriguing. I think I need to get more organised and disciplined with my things, as I often can't remember where I put things :)
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  2. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous craft room...I could only dream!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Michelle, I do hope your dream comes true. I waited years for mine, perching in the family living area of our old house. It is so good to have a dedicated creative space.
      Jesse

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  3. You have a beautiful workspace, I'd be quite happy to move in myself as it's full of thinges that I love. I am rather jealous of you lace and linens stash, you have so much to play with - a stitcher's paradise, certainly for this stitcher anyway!
    It was lovely to see your two cats, our pair were from the RSPCA, here in the UK, too.
    Thank you for sharing your creative space. 💜

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    1. Thank you for your comments, Louise. Nice to hear about your pair of rescued cats, too :)
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  4. Oh Jesse, such Inspiration you have Shared here in your Creative Sanctuary! The Tiered Displays and the Doily Stashes so Beautifully Showcased are pure Eye Candy. Your stashes are epic and as one Queen of Clutter to another, I too thoroughly Enjoy just beholding my Lovely Hoards of Fabrics, Fibers, Haberdashery and what have you Collected over the years. Thank you for taking us on the Grand Tour... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Thank you Dawn for visiting my creative space. I love your comment - so full of personality and character, I had to see your blog -yes, you qualify as a Clutter Queen, too:)
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  5. What a lovely space you have and so many wonderful bits and bobs to work with in your creating. I am inspired.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lorraine :)
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  6. Hello Jesse
    Lovely to finally "see" your creative space! I think I have just gone to Lace Heaven!!! I had no idea that your collections were as vast as this. There is just so much to comment on I think I really need to come and see it in person!!! You have arranged everything so beautifully and I am sure this space gives you so much nourishment for your soul.
    You also have such a beautiful outlook into the forest to feed your spirit too!
    I love all the little collages of your artwork presented so beautifully including pages from your lacebook.
    I have been racing to meet the deadline once I decided to partake in the party in preparing for it but at least I am here. I have placed a link in my post to your blog post also and I really hope you become even more inspired by visiting others.
    Gorgeous photos, amazing collections of all the things we love and beautiful too!
    PS Now I know where to come if I need some more doilies and lace! LOL!

    Hugs and love,
    Suzy

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    1. Hi Suzy,
      Thank you for your kind comments and encouragement. Thanks also for linking to my blog, that's so kind of you :) Your new studio looks excellent and you have managed to display so many of your gorgeous collections and artworks too. It is droolworthy indeed! I am looking forward to visiting the other studio displays in the next few days.

      I have been tidying out my house a lot ready for a market stall this Sunday. Old kids'clothes, unwanted books, magazines and toys. It will be good to get rid of it all and be better organised.

      You are right, I do have a lovely collection of doilies, though I rarely find them nowadays. You must come up and visit some time - though do give me some warning as it isn't always very neat and tidy! I look forward to seeing your new place, too.
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  7. Wow! I have to agree with Suzy (above), this is total lace heaven :) What an amazing collection of treasures you have there. Love your tiered tarnished goblets and dishes and then the scales, absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I will definitely be back to pore over your photos some more :)

    Jeanette

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    1. Hi Jeanette,
      Thanks for dropping in to see my creative space. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
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  8. Hi Jesse. Thanks for sharing your beautiful workspace with us. You did a beautiful job putting this post together...I felt like I was right there in person! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sue

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Thanks for visiting my craft space. I'm so glad you liked my tour. I had to do it twice as I accidentally deleted the post almost as I was finished!!! I was kicking myself!

      I look forward to doing some creative stuff soon.
      Jesse

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  9. WOW! Your space is a shabby dream! The lighting in the top photos makes the room seem to beckon you to come in! How delightful! Every detail is perfection, TFS!

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    1. thanks for visiting my studio - the lighting was interesting as it was about 5:00am and I needed the lights on but day was dawning outside....
      Jesse

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  10. Hi Jesse! What a joy to be visiting your blog this morning. Your creative space took my breath away with all of its beauty and charm. The lace, the linens, the doilies, oh my! :) I agree with what others said...every detail is perfection. Thank you for the tour.

    Have a blessed weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, It was so nice to get so many lovely comments on my studio post - I can just hear your amazed breath as you saw it for the first time. When people visit they don't know where to look first :)
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  11. You are a woman after my own heart. I can't stand it, I love your space so much. I love all that stuff. Beautiful, just beautiful eye candy here.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my studio post and leaving such a sweet comment :)
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  12. I just want to come over and look at all of your treasures. I am often called a "hoarder"!!
    But I believe we are the rescuers of the old and beautiful treasures that have so much history and stories we can only dream of knowing! I also feel akin to you because my mum was also an Aussie. She was a war bride from Melbourne. And never became a "Bloody Yank"!! LOL I would say "Well you have made (6) bloody Yank kids :) She was always proud of her motherland. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative space!

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    1. Hi Katie, I like how you put it that we are the rescuers of the stories in our stuff -that's so true. It makes me feel less guilty, anyway!!!
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  13. I love your studio rooms
    my favorite things are your fairy babies and children. I have seen those before on your previous posts and have always wanted some in my studio

    You have a wonderful space to create and lots treasures to create with

    Janice

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    1. Hi Janice, The fairies are quick to make so they are rewarding when you don't have much time. I love choosing the babies and the wings to match. Thanks for visiting my blog.
      Jesse

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  14. I too am keeper of our family photos. I really enjoy a chance to sit and look at ANYONE's old family photos! It is amazing the detail and information you can get from these treasures! Thank you for the gift and I will send you what I create with Lorraine if you do not mine sharing a mailing address? Hugs!
    http://connell-crafts.blogspot.ca/2016/07/where-blogger-create-2016.html

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      I love any family photos too, especially babies and children, but also the character-filled older people too. I'd love to see what you create. My email is jesse@mcgee-flutes.com

      Jesse

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  15. I could linger in your studio for days, it's stunning. All of your vignettes, those silver containers of lace, your drawers full of wonderful treasures...it's amazing.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments, Rhonda. I'm so glad you enjoyed my studio space.
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  16. Oh Jesse, I am lost for words.So many lace lovelies to feast my eyes upon! This is a lovely happy-making space, and I could see myself never wanting to leave it! Hope you have many more visitors to share your lovely space and continue with their visits as you have a lot to share.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog. it's Horror-Ville here at the mo' but it will get better!!~
    Judy xx

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    1. Hello Judy, Thanks so much for visiting again :) I'm glad you enjoyed my studio tour.
      Jesse

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  17. You space, Jesse, is just filled with beauty and intrigue! I would love to play in there for hours! So many delightful pieces! Thank you for sharing! Cindy

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    1. Thanks for visiting my studio post, Cindy. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
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  18. You have an amazing and lovely creative space, and your creations are so adorable!

    Happy Weekend!
    Carol

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    1. Thanks for checking out my studio, Carol. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour :)
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  19. So much to see and play with! Your crafting room is beautiful. You have such treasures in those collections and in the way you put them together. You have inspired me! I'm glad I came around and found you today.

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    1. Thanks, Lynda, I'm glad you were inspired by my studio tour :)
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  20. Hi Jesse, wow, so much beauty in one incredible space!
    I never have seen so much lace in one place, looks like heaven to me!
    Love your creations, I can't wait to see more!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, Thanks for dropping in for my studio tour :)
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  21. Jesse you room is a girly girls heaven!!!! I almost gasped at the first photo! I think if I was hanging out with you in your room I would have a hard time concentrating because I was would be too busy soaking in all the pretties!!! My personal favorite is the cabinet you made from the sewing machine drawers. I love the drawers but also the space between them for books! Thank you so much for joining the party! You were a wonderful addition to party guest list!!!!
    xox,
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen, I love those sewing drawers too, and I plan to do a special post on the cream book in the space -it's a vintage book of old lace samples which I teasure. I'm a bit slow to see everyone's spaces yet as I've been sick, but it's a good rainy day activity now that I'm feeling better. Thanks for hosting the party again this year, it's such fun seeing everyone's passion for their creative space and collections of inspiration :)
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  22. Outstanding! Lots and lots of eye candy! Your tarnished silver pieces with the old lace is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Marlynne for your kind comments about my studio tour :)
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  23. The lace you have included in this tour is simply beautiful. I never thought of gluing lace together to create a tiered effect. Very interesting idea which I will definitely try. The baby picture is a special treat. I'm happy your were able to save it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful, lace-filled studio. It was a joy to see. I will be visiting again.

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    1. Thanks, Gretchen, for taking a peep at my studio space, and leaving kind comments for me :)
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  24. Hi, if you are the Queen of Clutter, I am the princess of clutter! Love your fabulous space. I could just wrap myself up in all that clutter goodness. This is by far the best studio I've laid my eyes on in these "Where Bloggers Create" series. Love all that you do. Many thanks for sharing....xoxo

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    1. Hi Cindy, Thanks for your kind comments about my studio post. I appreciate you coming to look at it :)
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  25. I could spend HOURS in your studio and my eyes still wouldn't be filled up. So beautiful!!

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  26. Jesse, your space is a lace sanctuary! The photo from your living room where you enter your craft room is just exciting! The peeks of laces and lovelies from every corner are delightful! I love your vignettes! Just what my heart loves! So happy you shared your space! Lots and lots of inspiration there! Hugs! Doni

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    1. Hi Doni, Thanks for your kind comments. I took those first photos about dawn one morning, so the light was quite interesting. I'm glad you enjoyed my studio...
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  27. What a gorgeous room and a well written post that really explained what you do and what you love! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us, it was a treat for the eyes and the brain😍

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    1. Thanks, Maureen, that's kind of you to say - I had to do the whole post twice as I lost it all somehow the first time, when I was almost finished!
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  28. Wow what an awesome, gorgeous space filled to the brim with fabulous treasures!!

    Cathy ♥

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  29. Hi Jesse!

    I LOVE your space! It looks like a gorgeous shop! I could spend hours there just looking at all your lovely materials. Thank you for opening you door and letting us in.

    With gratitude,
    Terry

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    1. Hi Terry, I often wish I had my own shop to play around in, but I would hate to part with the stuff and mess up the displays!!! LOL!
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  30. Thanks so much everyone for your appreciative comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed taking a peek into my space...

    Jesse

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  31. What a beautiful place for being creative! I love the sewing machine cover that you made. And my eyes were instantly drawn to your sewing machine drawer storage. So clever and pretty!
    Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy, Thanks for dropping in to my blog for my studio tour and leaving kind comments for me :)
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  32. O My Goodness!! What an amazing creative space filled with so much eye candy!! Your collection of lace is breath taking!! I am at work now but I do need to come back and take a closer look and pin some photos to my Where Bloggers Create Board! This is truly an amazing space!
    Thanks for shairng!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. Jesse--
    Oh my gosh-- what a gorgeous room!! Love the windows and all that natural light. I've never seen such beautiful lace pieces. You have everything arranged and organized so perfectly. And-- your space looks so big!! Wow-- you are so lucky!!

    Xoxo
    Vicki

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  34. Oh wow, sweetie, you have such a gorgeous heavenly room to work in!!!! Soooo much eye candy!! A place full with inspiring beauty everywhere you look. Thank you for sharing it with us, dear, it was a most wonderful tour through your personal creative space. Sending you big hugs, xx

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    1. Thank you, Wen, I must try to catch up on all the beautiful things you are no doubt achieving. I am not achieving much creative time at the moment. Still processing my Past, trying to change my Present. I am always chasing my Do Lists and never getting time to create, even though that's what is needed to heal: time! My craft room is a mess of unfinished work that has to be completed before I stop to enjoy life. I just can't keep up with everything... I miss Simply Neutrals!

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  35. Dear Jesse, I feel ever-so-badly for missing this incredible post! : /
    I see this was from mid-July; and I was soo sick at that time - I missed out on a lot of wonderful blogging. But this post is absolutely amazing and I don't know where to begin. I love love love your space dear Jesse!~~
    From your creative and beautiful storage spaces, to all the lovely things stored in them! It's like a dream room Jesse~
    And though I'm late to find it, please know it really blessed my heart to visit! All this inspiration and vintage wonderfulness has really encouraged me!
    Hugs to you and I hope you will have some time to post again soon : ) Hugs, Karen O

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    1. Hi Karen, I am even more behind than you! I haven't had a chance to do or look at any blogs or anything fun and creative. I'm glad you enjoyed this post - it was such fun to present. Wish I could enjoy my craft room as a creative retreat instead of just piling up paperwork everywhere! Sorry you've been sick. Hugs to you,
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  36. I'm overwhelmed by the beauty of your photos, All swoon worthy.
    My first time to your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I'll be following you from now on.
    Hugs Lynn

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  37. What a beautiful place for being creative! I love the sewing machine cover that you made. And my eyes were instantly drawn to your sewing machine drawer storage. So clever and pretty!
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