Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create

 Where Bloggers Create,
Hosted by Karen Valentine.
To see all the beautiful settings where we bloggers create, click on the writing below the button.You won't be disappointed!
Then, please scroll down to view my entry.

I'm so happy you stopped by to see my humble surroundings.
They may not be fancy, but I LOVE this space.
It was given to me about 3 years ago, when my sweet husband sent me packing on a weekend get away to rest and recharge. (L.O.V.E. that man)
When I came home, he had emptied this room of all his office supplies and handed it over-lock, stock and barrel to be filled with my art.
Did I mention I love this guy?
I just went through a massive clean up campaign before taking photos. I cannot show it messy two years in a row!
Many thanks to Karen Valentine for working so darn hard to make this possible.
Come on in!!

It's amazing how much I have accumulated in three years.

This is a little spot where a small t.v. is on the opposite side of the couch. It's nice to have on once in a while, or to have one of the kids in the room while I'm working.

Of course, there is ALWAYS something waiting to be worked on, or finished...

I do love putting pretty things on my shelves, especially when made by friends or family!

Another project that began, and unfortunately, I can't find these figurines very easily. So this regal lady keeps me company.

One can never have enough scrabble tiles!
 These were a Brazilian version I found at the local Thrift store. Which explains the wonderful yellow color of the tiles.

Tools of the trade.

And never, ever enough storage!

An idea board I made when I unexpectedly found this bulletin board in a dumpster.

More storage space

More projects waiting to be worked on...

My "Spot" as declared for me by my eldest daughter, who helped my husband move his stuff out and mine in!

If it's not labeled, I can't find it. And then I still have trouble finding it.

Even if it's in clear storage.

Long-time favorites:

and memories:

Paper = love.

The traveling bag..

Take a good look, this desk won't stay clean for long!

Thank you so very much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the tour, I sure enjoyed having you visit.




  1. Hi, Lynn - I love your space, and your story about a husband who did a really sweet thing! Your storage ideas are inspiring, and you have so many lovely things. A great place to create!

    Thanks for sharing. I'm going to follow you so I can find my way back here.


  2. Hi Lynn, I'm so glad you are participating in Karen's blog party too. I'm still working on my post but I thought I'd take a peek or two. I love your space. Amazing!! You have so many beautiful supplies to work with. I'm in awe. I love how this party inspires us so much. I always walk away with a few items that stay in my mind and whether it's something simple which I later see in my own space, it always puts a smile on my face to see how it connects us.

    Keep dreaming, my friend.
    Much love!

  3. The little blue suitcases are my favorite. How divine.

  4. What a great space, Lynn! And your husband sure is a sweetheart! What a nice surprise! You are so organized, love all of your cute wire baskets. You have inspired me to post my space (maybe!)!

  5. Well my sweet friend I just love your room. So many fun little items to look at. and it look so organized.. Your husband is such a sweet heart to give you a whole room.. I have to say my room to always a mess also.. Thanks for inviting us in again to take a look..

    Hugs, Linda

  6. Miss Lynn...well girly~I've been missing you! Just had to pop on over and visit you fabulous creative space! LOVE IT! Your hubby is a keeper. Sounds LIKE MINE!

    Love what you do. Come say hello whenever you can squeeze in some time.

    Love to you~


  7. This is such a cute studio that you have created :)I love the little pieces of inspiration that you have set about in it. And your story about your studio is so sweet. Thank you for sharing!


  8. Hey I know this room!!! ;)
    So happy to have a chance to see your creative space again my sweet friend, it's the perfect place to CREATE!!!

  9. I think we could all use more space, Lynn! More storage space, more working space, no matter what we've presently got! You have such an organized space and like myself and others, keep those personal items close by. These spaces are obviously important to us if we make it that personal. I love your desk space, but I'm afraid if I had someplace comfy like that couch I wouldn't get much done!

  10. It is so fun to see everyone's creative spaces! Your husband is a doll. What a sweet thing to do. You are so good at finding storage for your supplies and staying organized. xoxo

  11. I love how you have a place to sit and relax or have a place where others can sit while with you. I do understand that we love our spaces. I love mine, too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. How sweet is your hubby and your space is glorious - well done!

  13. What a great space and I love all your creative storage ideas! How nice to have a cozy place to sit too!
    Thanks for sharing soem of your art work ! it's lovely!

  14. Fabulous tour, Lynn! Love your space and all of your goodies!!! Frankly, there's NEVER enough storage space to suit me!!! Hugs, TErri xoxo

  15. Your space is wonderful, Lynn...I am enamored of the whimsical dog with hat! One year I'll get my act together and participate in the fun! Thanks for the get well wishes, my friend!

  16. Hi Lynn! Thanks so much for joining the party! I LOVE hearing stories about wonderful husbands!! You studio is terrific and filled with so many wonderful goodies! Have a great weekend and enjoy the party!

  17. I know what you mean about the desk not staying clean for too long...My desk has not been this clean in a year! I love the color of your studio..very striking. Thanks for sharing and I hope you will stop by my studio and say hello. bertie

  18. Beautiful treasures!

    I hope you'll have time to visit my creative spaces!

  19. I am so enjoying visiting all the wonderfully creative spaces like yours! Just inspiring...

    And, I adore your cozy little sitting area! Looks comfy...

  20. Hi Lynn,
    You have a wonderful creative space. I can tell you are passionate about your art and it's great that your husband gave you a space where you can create!
    I love the suitcases with ribbons and tags and the metal cups with supplies. You look to be very organized!!

  21. I'm in awe of your scalloped solder bits.
    You are the Solder Queen!

    Warm regards,

  22. I love it, Lynn. Things are very chaotic here and I will write more but I love my little charm and bookmark!!!
    And you!

  23. No wonder you're so creative! I am going to blame my lack of creativity these days to a lack of inspiring space. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

    Really... I do love this. You have a really great husband. Do you know that?

  24. You have a wonderful space and a generous husband! Coming back to your own space must have been a wonderful surprise. Thank you for sharing your space with us.

  25. A cozy spot for creating! I like the pink color and envy having room for a sofa. How nice to have a spot for reading and relaxing!

  26. love a room that wraps its arms around the entire family; your space is wonderful!

  27. Omg, you are so organized! Come here and organize for me. I love the suitcases!

  28. You have such a fun space! I love how you organize your tleasures. Your little blue suitcases are my favorite; so vintage looking.
    Your room seems large, I could never fit a sofa in my work space! LOL
    I've enjoyed my visit of your creative workspace and I thank you for sharing some of your artwork.
    Hugs to you.

  29. Your artwork is gorgeous. Love the soldering that is one thing I cant do. Hugs Sara

  30. So many delightful things in this room...such a talented lady! Looks like you can do it all! Thanks for the wonderful tour!

  31. Boy I need to get organized, love what you've done with your space!!
    Really enjoy your artwork!!
    Happy creating!!

  32. Another great Studio. I love the little blue cases and the use you made of them

  33. Ahhhh... what a sweet husband! That story brought a tear to my eye..... so touching.

    What a FAB.U.LOUS space to create. Lots and lots of storage... now, I have an idea that might just work for you too. I have that same problem with finding things I have tucked away.... and I'm never quite sure.... should I store everything to do with one project together, even if the supplies overlap with another project? OH MY.... I often open a basket or tin to find something I've been searching for...that I want to use with something else. Well, this is what I've come up with THIS time... who knows if it's actually going to work, but I'm going to take photos of each area.... enlarge them and copy them onto paper. Then I can make notes about what's in each container right on that paper. A little crafty map of sorts??? :-) Hoping it's gonna help this chickie.

    Thank you so much for you sweet comment... it meant the world to me... it really did.


  34. Such a lovely room - and no, you can never have enough storage! Thanks for the tour.

  35. What a touching story of how your hubby surprised you with your own room. Those are such uplifting stories to read! I like how you've labeled all of your supplies. Thanks for sharing your special place with us! Xo, Sue

  36. What a great space, Lynn! You definitely have some room to spread out! Mine space it small, but well utilized! I will have to show it next year! Too much fun!

    What a sweet surprise for an even sweeter gal!!
    Hugs to you,

  37. You have some amazing little treasures.

    - The Tablescaper

  38. Supportive husbands are gems!

  39. Surprise! Actually, I've been trying to leave a comment for three days and Google won't let me login. So I'll try, try agian.

    Love ya,

  40. Yea!!! I finally got one to post. Now I just need to snuggle into that comfy looking sofa for some girl talk and maybe a cup of decaf to recover from the techno-olympics that Google put me through the last couple of days. LOL


  41. Aren't we blessed to have supportive husbands? I love my supportive husband too! I love the suitcases. I bet my mother-in-law has a bunch up in her attic. Maybe I will ask to have a peek. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space.

  42. Ah Ms. Lynn! Such a wonderfully inviting studio!!! I have checked everything out and thoroughly enjoyed my tour - thank you for sharing!! Now, I think I shall just take a small nap over here on the sofa....and wait for you to get some more stuff on that desk. Then maybe I'll nap over there too ;)


    Romeo and "her"

  43. What a thoughtful thing for your husband to do for you. Your spaced seems to be very organized and it is great that you have a comfy place to take a break or have someone visit with your while you work on your projects. Thanks so much for sharing your inspirig studio.

  44. I like the built-in desk, and all the shelves around it! I adore all your creations and pretties!! We can never have enough!!hee,hee!!
    Also,thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

  45. LOVE your little spot! :) Cozy for sure and love all the works you have in progress, especially that birdie canvas. And storage space, yeah I hear ya....I struggle with that too. Never enough room. LOL.

  46. OK.

    Fluff up the pillows on that couch.

    I'm coming over.

    Don't I wish.....

  47. I have been on vacation and just now getting caught up. I am happy to see you have the heart from our heart swap on your inspiration board.

  48. Wonderful space, and what a great husband (okay, mine is great too, but I made him read your post : ) I like all the different storage baskets and boxes you have, the two small light blue cases are so cute. Thanks for sharing your space.


  49. Oh, a lovely space indeed, Lynn! And I remember the touching story of your wonderful husband from last year...he is definitely a treasure!

    I've been remiss in visiting, but will stop by again soon...:)

  50. What a sweet husband you have!!! Isn't a great feeling to have a man in your life who gets it!!!!Your creative space is wonderful and I love all your precious things!!!
    When you get a chance stop by my little cottage, it was a gift from wonderful husband.