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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hoarding peeks....


Is it bad that I have to look at my own tutorial
to make these little guys?
Good grief....my mind is going fast ~




So while these cheeky guys are drying, I decided to take a few pics
of my hoard ~ that's really what I should call it, you know.
Not my "studio"....I should SO call it my "hoard"!!!!

Some of the things are so sweet and so amazing, I know I'll never
use them in my artwork ~ on the other hand, some stuff I gather and I KNOW
I'll use them and have them on the ready to be incorporated into art...

The watch faces? I LOVE THEM! But I try to collect enough to share ~
I'll be using some of these in my class at the Paper Cowgirl Retreat.

But do you see the teeny, tiny buttons beside the watch faces?
I love them!!!! They are precious...so, so small for baby clothes ~
I just love looking at their smallness.





Lace is another weakness around here....
I hoard it like none other!
Certain pieces are just to be looked at and adored ~
others are good for the taking to use in collages, etc.







I even have a little gathering of dried flowers....
aren't they beautiful?




You all know how I feel about seam binding...
this is just SOME of it ~ if you need any, check the link in my right sidebar,
Jeff is wonderful to do business with!!!!




And fabric...ahhhh, fabric, can you ever have enough????



Or buttons???? I love them so ~





And yet I still love getting out and searching for more gorgeous old things....
some to create with, some to enjoy for just a little while then let go ~
and then there are those special finds I will treasure always.


Wishing you a beautiful Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn




27 comments:

Sezoentje-Sonja said...

Oh, so much lovely things in your studio! I also fel in love with the seam binding, it's lovely to work with !
Have a great week,
love, Sonja

sjmcdowell said...

Dawn...

Oh yes..I know the feeling of hoarding the precious pieces of laces, ribbons, jewelry, vintage photos, buttons, fabrics...etc, etc.....

These are some the things that make our knees buckle and our souls sing...oh yes and grand babies too!! :)

Love and Blessings,

Susan
xxoo

Barbara Jean said...

I just love coming here.
All so beautiful.

blessings and have a super week Dawn.

barb

Joolz said...

Oh such lovely treasures!

Susan said...

Dawn, My studio looks like a hoarders place as well! I did purge some yesterday.
I love all your beautiful things.

Leann said...

Oh what a great way to start my day ... with your lovely photos. I love just surrounding myself with beautiful things to look at and this wasy I don't have to buy them :)

Enjoy your week!
Leann

Vee said...

Yours is the hoard I'd most like to emulate. I recently found my mother's little baby jacket and hung it up in my studio and thought proudly to myself Now it looks like Dawn's What a joy to rescue a treasure from a deep dark trunk where I can enjoy it.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

At least your hoarde is organized Dawn! I simply can't resist those beautiful colors and textures! Thanks for sharing these great photos!
:)

Miss Sandy said...

Such inspiring lovelies! I am sure your Paper Cowgirl class will be amazing! Have a happy Monday!

Theresa said...

Hi there dear Dawn! I love seeing ALL of you pretties! You have organized hoardings:) Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I would call it your "stash", Dawn, not "hoarding"! It's too pretty to be called hoarding. I love the watch faces and the lace. I know I keep things that I buy with the intention of using, but then I just love them so much to use!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oops, meant to ask, Dawn ~ if I want to get some seam binding what 5 colors would be good for a first order. They have so many to choose from and I get distracted by all the pretty ones. I see you've got a lot of neutrals, but which are your favorites.

Sandie said...

And I thought I had a lot of stuff! LOL!
Yours is a wonderful hoard and so 'eye candy'!
Love to hold and feel some of those laces and old fabrics....

Have a great week,

Sandie xx

Dixie said...

I'd have to call this very-very organized hoarding... and that's a good thing!

have a beautiful week!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Drooooool....

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Hey that looks my studio...Hugs Susan

Shelley in SC said...

This was a fun journey into your hoard : )!!

Dorthe said...

Beautiful,beautiful, hoarded pieces :)-- everything lovely and to fill the sences with beauty, and joy.
We all know the feeling of finding something gorgeous, and the wish of taking it home , sweet Dawn- so you go on "hoarding" those special items- and be happy to feel and see them, in your studio.
Love and hugs, precious friend-
Dorthe

NanaDiana said...

Oh-What wonderful treasures. And it is sooo hard to let them go, isn't it? Even when you know they are going to a good home..it is still sad to see them leave. I love your NEST! xo Diana

Rhonda said...

I call that a stash, not hoard! Lovely supplies you've collected, I could admire them all day.

frstyfrolk/Cyndi said...

I also have more than I can user use and I REALLY need to get it organized. We moved and now that I have everything pretty much in my craft room (our whole upstairs almost)I need to get it organized. I have bins of fabric destash, lace, linens, stamps, inks, nature items etc. working wit mixed media like you do also is having an excuse to have too much! I also have things just to look, feel, and inspire! Smiles, Cyndi

Lisa said...

I agree! My treasures are just great and I love when I can just go to them and make something wonderful out of what I have!
Enjoy all your treasures!
Hugs, Lisa

artbywendy said...

I love your stash! every single thing your are collecting are things I love to find too! I love how you put different colored buttons in different jars! I'm going to do that!:O)

suziqu's thread works said...

Well now I have found another friend with the very same symptoms to a disease I am suffering with (LOL!).
I'd be right at home in your creative space Dawn!
Everything looks so familiar! and so beautiful to my eyes.
Happy hoarding and happy creating!
Hugs,
Suzy

Jean Bee said...

I swear you took those pictures in my studio/hoard!! So happy that you said some things you just can't use because they are so special - that's how I feel and I feel guilty about it sometimes!! I've also built up a stash of the seam binding ribbon - thanks so much for sharing that source!
I love to see these types of pictures! I'm off on a ten day road trip - so my stash will grow! Although I never see the watch faces - love them!
Thanks for sharing!

Susan Hemann said...

thank you for sharing. Now I don't feel so bad. I have so many things do, little things, buttons, feathers, parts, rusty things etc... We won't even discuss fabric. Yours are so nicely organized. I have an old library card catalog full of things, unorganized :). Oh well some day I'll get there. Organized bliss!

Rosa said...

Love!

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