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17 June 2010

Where Blogger's Create II Party Is Finally Here!

Home Sweet Home
Hello Everyone, OK I just realized I jumped the gun - I was so excited about this party I confused the days and posted last night (Thurs) Duh!! LOL. Thanks to Karen over at My Desert Cottage for hosting this second year party of Where Blogger's Create! With over 400+ participants this year there is plenty of studio ideas to see and drool over! Well, recovering from my error in dates, today is the correct day to post... so welcome to my well loved and well used  9'x10' studio here in this adorable 100+ year old barn which not only houses my studio but is also my home here in the beautiful woods of Harrisville New Hampshire. I am lucky with my studio because first, I have one. It even comes complete with bunny rabbit for those on the fly critiques one needs as they work, and of course kitty who gives the close up critiques that are oh so crucial to the fine details of one's work.
You will notice as you tour my studio, given its small size and my voracious appetite for different media that all fluff and frills have yet to be added. I don't even have curtains or valances so as to maximize the natural light. In case you are wondering about my bookcases they are those wooden crates you find at Michael's or Walmart (project on to do list is to paint and decoupage them).

My Little Reference Library
This is where my rocking chair will go as soon as I replace the cushion!
Honest, it does fit there, even a footstool...
My computer desk, and yes that is a bunny on top of the white dresser!

Sooooo much stuff, sooooo little space
Sewing Area, oh and did I mention that the white dresser bunny's
cage sits on top of is FULL OF FABRIC! (Can you say, "the one
with the most fabric wins!")

Scary closet, there is actuall another small dresser
behind my black camera bag and it guessed
it, it's also FULL OF FABRIC! We are getting closer
the fabric keepers hall of fame! LOL
Mixed-media area - can you tell I am one of those who needs
my supplies in my sight or else I forget I have them and end up
with two or three of something *Sigh*
Those hat boxes are great for storage just don't pick them up
without holding the bottom. Can you guess what is stored in
them? YUP...MORE FABRIC! teehee
And we have gone almost full circle, another
bit of my reference library. Please don't trip over the
baskets and if you will follow Raphael my head artistic inspector
and critic who is now gently guiding you safely
out of my little studio...refreshments are being served on the screened in porch
which you may have seen pictures of in other posts on my blog.

Oops, it looks like your guide was more interested
in the refreshments than tending to your
safety - oh Raphael...the guests!

Well, that I know was a whirlwind tour but if you have any questions please feel free to email me and please visit again. Raphael, Joheved and I thank you all for stopping by and Happy Blog Hopping! It would be nice if you would leave a comment so we know you stopped by in case we weren't here when you visited. New friends are so nice, don't you think?!
Ciao for now,

Joheved (Yo-hev-ed) "on the fly art critic" a.k.a. "bunny face"
She is a sweetie and was ever so glad to meet you all...


  1. Hi Just stopping by...Love the studio and love the entrance:O) Off to visit more studios before my kids take over my computer!! Keep creating ~Isabel

  2. Looks like a great place to work/hang out in!

  3. what a fabulous place to create with the best friends ever!!!

  4. Hi!

    Great work space. I love all the pictures, and especially your cute cat & bunny. :)

    Janet's Creative Pillows

  5. My goodness you are able to pack a lot of wonderful things in there!!! I love the art hanging on the wall in front of your work desk. Are they yours?? Thank you so much for joining the party. I really enjoyed the tour of your studio!!
    My Desert Cottage

  6. What a nice and relaxing apce. I love your furry friends-so cute. Thanks for the tour!

  7. What a wonderful space you have, complete with furry friends!

  8. What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

    I adore all of your storage solutions.

  9. A wonderfully inspiring creative space...thank you for sharing it with us : ) Hope you will stop by Julie's Open Window and take a peek inside...please bring Raphael by to meet my Lucy : )

  10. Love the kittie and the bunny and your creative much to choose!

  11. WOW! You create in a beautiful barn on a beautiful tree lined road with a cat AND a bunny!!! What a great recipe for creating!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Romeo and "her"

  12. Love Raphael. Bleubeard is jealous. He doesn't get to sit in baskets. Looks like you have a lot of natural light to go along with all those supplies and beauties in your studio. Thanks for sharing your darling studio. And it's nice to meet your bunny, too.

  13. WOW!!! I love, love your old barn and laneway, how fun to create here. I have enjoyed my visit here. Sweet cat, thanks for sharing.

  14. I love your space. I think you must like books as much as I do.

  15. I must say I enjoyed my tour here of your studio.. It look like a wonderful place to make wonderful art! And of course a creative space wouldn't be complete without a Cat.. And Bunny. Hehe Thank you for letting me take a peek! Hugs, Linda

  16. love you blog and studio, the first photo had me wanting to walk down that path to the barn. I became a follower so i can come back. if you get time pop over to see me. The kettle is on. Tea or coffee? Hugs~wendy @ Blissangels

  17. Fun blog. I got distracted playing with the little critter. Hope you don't mind, I fed him. Your background on the blog is awesome too. You must have a ton of fabrics! Great job finding space. I have to see my supplies too. Connie

  18. You are in good company. :0) I loved looking around your studio...Thanks so much for sharing it with me.

    I'd love for you to come stroll through my's been a long process but it's all finally finished!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  19. What a great place to have a studio! I should be one of those people that keeps everything out because I forget I have stuff. Sometimes I look through supplies and find things I forgot I bought and forgot what I bought it for! I do plan on organizing my supply closet a little better {not seen in the post on my space} so I know exactly what I have.

  20. Great space....looks like you have everything you need right at hand.

  21. Oh, I'm jealous! What an absolutely wonderful place. It exudes creativity! Thanks for inviting me in -- I really think you do need a snake or two to liven things up!

  22. Wonderful space and great idea for your book shelves, I ned to find a spot to put something like that. So happy I visited your space, thanks for sharing! XOXO

  23. What an ideal location to have a studio! How cozy and tucked away you must feel when creating in there with all your wonderful supplies. Love the bunny too! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  24. Thanks for the wonderful tour. I am like that too if it is out of site I will proably wind up buying it again as I need it. You have a great space. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

  25. OK, my first comment just "poof" disappeared. ?? I have been having so much trouble with Blogger lately!
    Maybe it was a sign that I was rambling! (hehehe)
    I just can't get over what a beautiful barn you have. I would trade you my entire studio just for the driveway and the woods. Sigh. Perfect! How do you get anything done there? I'd be literally sitting looking out the window petting the kitty with one hand and the bunny with the other. Is it close to your house? Can you use it in the winter? What is upstairs?
    OK, enough questions . . . sorry. You are like me - I need to see and touch my stuff for inspiration. Besides - it's all so pretty! I have to laugh at all your fabric! I don't have near enough. I just keep slowly adding to it.
    Thanks for the tour. I have to go back and look at that view again!
    :) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

  26. Thanks for stopping by, I still have many Studios to Visit 400 + means alot of computer time..... Your Studio is Incredible ~ Having space designed for each mod of Crafting is Amazing ~ Thank you for Sharing

  27. You have a great studio to create in. It's quite amazing how we can pack our studios with all of our supplies and materials and still find more space.
    I loved the tour and I love your blog, thanks for sharing.

  28. I love the hat boxes too...And no studio is complete without a cat!

    Yes, I am still visiting the 'Where Bloggers Create' participants and having a great time. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

  29. I feel right at home in your studio! I don't have a bunny in mine though. Took time to feed your hamster while I was here. Thanks for inviting us to visit with you.

  30. Thanks for sharing your space. I'm still making the rounds (weeks late, I fear!). Can't have a studio without a pet!

  31. Hi Beth. Still working on making my WBC rounds, love your space, and that you showed it how it is everyday, love your barn, too, so cool. Good to visit a sister bloggerette as well. Come by and see me at Big Horn Mountain Creations.

  32. First of all I want to say that I love the background of your site... On to the studio. When you said that the bookcase was the crates that you get from Michaels, I had a AHA! moment. That is a good idea and plan to incorporate that instead of the unstable wire racks that I use now. I know exactly what you mean by the out of site out of mind! I have a large collection of embellishments and more often than not if they get put into a drawer they are forgotten about. I don't care if they were purchased yesterday! Thank you for sharing~ Sherry F.