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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New beginnings ~



A few sweet illustrations from




I'm feeling so good!!!
I finally tackled my studio!
When you get into a creating frenzy......supplies. are. everywhere ~
I end up pulling out everything I need and even what I don't and it really piles up...
But I took the entire day to put things away ~
throw things away and store what's left
into creative containers.





Do you love wonderful old luggage?
I absolutely adore train cases!
I have a tiny collection and decided to store different projects
inside each one ~

This one holds all the components to create resin baubles....




This one holds tons of stuff for soldering and a few Tim Holtz treasures
I've been wanting to experiment with too!



And what's so neat?
I managed to experiment a teeny bit today too!
I've had this color remover forever ~
and then I came across
this dark navy luggage pocket that I'd salvaged a while back
(who even knows how long!)

Well, I thought it was time to give the color remover a try ~





Just look at the gorgeous result...
amazing!




OH!! And I've also been gathering my goodies
to prepare class kits because.....
I'm going to be teaching at Paper Cowgirls in March!!!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??!!!
I'm gonna be brave and do this!


Clean tables make me want to make things!!!!
Why is that?
They're clean and all I want to do is mess them up :)

Have a great Wednesday my dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn







21 comments:

Sezoentje-Sonja said...

Oh, i now what you mean. I have to start also to clean my studio. After the holiday's it hase to much clutter to create :(
Start today!
You inspirede me to get done with it :))
Love, Sonja

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, I have that beautifuil book ,too-and love it-I got it for christmas maybe 30 years ago, when it first came out.
And my studio...OHHH today is the big cleaning day-it looks terrible cluttered over there.
And you are also teaching on Paper Cowgirls-like Lisa--oh how I wish I would winn a million -then the first to do,would be ordering a ticket till that destination, and be meeting you :)
Hugs to you precious friend, and love-Dorthe

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I too have to clean my studio! I had to laugh as I pull out everything to create too...

Congrats on teaching at Paper Cowgirls! I wish it were closer so I could attend. I would love to take a class from you!

di@cottage-wishes said...

Dawn you will do great at the class, congrats to you. I store my fabric, lace, crafting supplies in my train cases also. It stacks so nicely. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Leann said...

Happy New Year Dawn!

Oh what fun to have a clean slate to create on. And ues I have 2 small suitcases that I love to store things in and they so easy for creating on the go.

I ordered Helmar Premium Glue and love it! I think that you had a recommendation for the glue a little while ago.

Happy New Year!
Leann

Vee said...

Do you remember what's in the luggage or do you create sweet tags for them? Oh that RIT color remover is a wonderful idea. Keep having fun!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn I love how that color remover made that pocket come out!! I have always wanted to try that stuff ~
Congratulations that you are teaching at Paper Cowgirls!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've still got some organizing to do in my space, Dawn. I did some sewing the other day and was a bit limited in moving around. I think once I've got things in their place it will be a lot easier to create things. I like your shelves and need to find something with shelves to get the rest of my stuff off the floor.

Primitive Seasons said...

Dawn I have always loved your studio storage ideas and the train case one is fantastic. Alas I have had no luck here finding antique suitcases of the right kind. I am so excited for you to be teaching at Paper Cowgirls. You will be a BIG hit! Happy new year---you are one of the sweetest people in blogland.

Leanne said...

Hmm... adding RIT color remover to my shopping list. My mum got be a bright orange (but otherwise lovely) thin-cottony-embroidered shirt. I bleached it down to like a pale tangerine ... but seems got ripped and the embroidery clumped in a couple of places -- repairable, but annoying.

jennifer768 said...

Love your storage solutions!Your studio is amazing!Hugs,Jen

Joy Lett said...

I love Tim Holz too. Got the vagabond cutter for Christmas. Hope to find time this year for more creative stuff. Take Care.

B. said...

Just nice to know there are other people in the world that like to store things in beautiful creative containers instead of p l a s t i c b u c k e t s . My floor is covered, but what else is new. There is always tomorrow. Now to find more stuff to create.

Barbara Jean said...

great job cleaning up.
I may get around to mine, in my dreams, someday. =)

right now, just trying to survive one day at a time. Hate these seasons, but know I will grow because of it.

You will do great teaching your class, cause you are so talented, and fun!!

blessings
barb

Lisa said...

Sometimes I like the sorting out as much as the messing up! Looks like a great place to a clean slate to get started on new projects!
Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

mary beth said...

I know what you mean...my mess is still semi there because I still have christmas decorations up, but I have managed to clear away the work stations and start dreaming of projects again! what a nice clean feeling! thanks for sharing that image of the bunnies...adorable!

Lisa said...

Hey Sweetie,
Great post! Love the train cases, but now you've got me wanting to go organize my Tim Holtz stuff too. You know how much time I waste looking for supplies?! Your right, that luggage pocket turned out amazing! Can't wait to see what you stuff in there. Lisa
PS March is going to be so fun!

BelleCosette said...

I feel the same way too, it's really gets the creativity going when my work space is organized. And I seem to need to reorganize after every new project!

The Rustic Victorian said...

I always love to see your studio Miz Dawn. I have been organizing too. Looks like your teaching peat pot magic, too fun! Say,,I saw a kitty litter tray (kroger)made of pulp, have you seen them..do look.
Have Fun, God Bless!
♥♥♥
Marcie
PS...How are your chickens???

Wish on a Whisker said...

Dawn~ ALWAYS love visiting you. Your home is lovely. Sending you New Year Wishes for health, love, happiness, creativity, family, animals, friends, wisdom, good food, time.... ♥~ Mandy

Romeo said...

LOL Dawn! 'clean tables make you want to mess them up' sorry but that IS funny and I can just hear you saying it! Yes, a clean table does beg for some creative action, doesn't it ;) I hope you are having a good week my friend!

Hugs,

"Her" and Romeo

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