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Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013!!!

It's that wonderful time of year again!!!
Time to share our creative spaces with everyone
Where Bloggers Create!!!

If you've haven't been here before,
my name is Dawn Edmonson
and I just love making things!
And of course, if you love to create,
you need great stuff to create WITH so...

As you look through my studio you may be thinking,
"good grief that girl knows how to cram 10 lbs in a 5 lb bag!"
Well, you're right!!!
Please enjoy looking around my creative space....
I can't wait to see yours too!!!

We live in a 1925 old farmhouse so you have to walk from the foyer through
my studio to the master bedroom...
you can see the foyer on the left side of the photo below ~
and on into the living room.

I've skirted the desk to hide more goodies,
cigar boxes, cardboard that I use in my artwork, etc.

The sewing table...
it is skirted as well, hiding more supplies :)
(See the master bedroom door frame on the right?)

You can tell I love buttons too!!!

I love sorting them by color...that way you can find what you need in a hurry!

I love, LOVE my seam binding supply...from my favorite store ever Zipperstop!

I truly believe that if you surround yourself with beautiful things,
treasures that inspire you...
it will truly nurture your creativity!

I love to store supplies in vintage train cases and suitcases...
each one holds something different.
One has all the supplies for soldering,
another has all my supplies for paperclay and sculpting,
and I have one that is filled with embellishments to use on
sachets, bottle brush trees, etc.

I've stored lace in several suitcases and have even started organizing it too!

I love using old furniture in my room...
this small whitevcabinet always makes me smile.
What's inside?
Tons of cards that I've purchased and blank cards to create with.

This is one of my published pieces of artwork...
I've kept most every piece that has been published ~
And doesn't everyone need a spare wedding dress to cut up for lace??

I love this tiny glass cabinet so much...
I think I've crammed so many treasures inside it's about to burst!!
Again...surround yourself with all that you love ~

Another published piece of artwork, an Advent Calendar that I made ~

I also love surrounding myself with my all of my precious friend's artwork!!!

Inside one of the train cases:

I've saved this gorgeous box forever ~ I'm not sure what it's original use was but
I've stashed tons of vanilla buttons inside.

More train cases and their contents:

I have lace stored in several of these suitcases and in the accordian file?
Different papers that I can use in my printer...

Underneath the skirted wire shelves that flank my desk...

Inside a few of the drawers too:

 I love my fabric stash so's just a fraction :)

This is a tiny baby shoe pincushion that was one of my first published pieces!

The baby shoe pincushion on the left
was also published in the same article in Somerset Life!

I hope you've enjoyed my tour...
If you'd like to see a sampling
of some of my artwork and creations
just CLICK HERE for a few photos!

I can't wait to see everyone's creative spaces ~
It's so wonderful to see each and every one...
be sure to visit Karen's blog to see the amazing
list of everyone sharing their studios
for Where Bloggers Create!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me!!!
hugs and love,


Sandi said...

Oh my goodness Dawn! I thought I had a lot of stuff! LOL Yours is a creators paradise!! So many beautiful treasures!! Thanks for sharing!!

Okio B Designs said...

I'm speechless. Really! What a fabulous space you have. And a 1925 farmhouse? That is like my dream come true! Thank you for sharing - so inspiring!


June said...

I love seeing where you make the magic Dawn! You have created such a beautiful place to have your fun. You have always been my inspiration and this is why!
much love...


Very creative studio you have! Enjoyed the tour and treasures.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Wowza Dawn! What fun, a treasure trove of goodies. You must love being in your room surrounded by everything that you enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing your space with us. ~ Abby

Maureen said...

Oh Dawn! Your studio always amazes me; it is as beautiful as your creations; which is saying something! I feel a special bond with you - for your two treasures in MY studio are always within my sight. I am honored to have just a small piece of your art up here. No wonder you are a published artist - you know how to create the most wonderful things!!! Have fun at the party, and thank you for the lovely tour of your lovely space!

Maggie said...

Oh Dawn, Dawn, Dawn! I wish I could see every beautiful thing in person. Your space is functional, but also SO PRETTY...I love how you have tucked sweet little vignettes into every nook and cranny. You have definitely surrounded yourself with with inspiring treasures! The assemblage you created, hanging by the wedding dress, with the little coin purse is soooo wonderful.


Romeo said...

Ah Dawn! As always love your studio! We have such similar tastes - laces, feathers, bird nests, baby shoes, rough hewn linen, fabric.....and on and on! Of course I also see about a bazillion things I would love to run out the door with too ;) Don't worry I'll leave the MP bag in it's place ;) You and your studio are always such a joy - thank you for sharing!!!

Hugs and purrs,

"her" and Romeo

Gail Thayer said...


It's jam packed with charm! Thanks so much for sharing!

marie said...

Ten pounds in a five pound bag! That's the truth!!
Your studio totally inspires me. I'm working at moving my creative space right now, and I will use this blog post for reference as I sort and organize my things. Thanks for always being such a sweet inspiration Dawn!

Becky @ Vintage 541 said...

Dawn, your space is so wonderful! Besides everything being so beautiful of course, I am completely impressed with how nicely folded your fabric and linens are! And thanks for letting us peek inside all your drawers. I love looking at other peoples supplies!

Becky @ Vintage 541

Kat W said...

Hi Dawn, wow truly a gorgeous place, yes you have so much! me too! LOL but that is what makes me happy too! :) love your space, think I've learned a trick or two with organization here for sure! hugs kat =^.^=

suziqu's thread works said...

No wonder you feel so nurtured and loved with all that beauty and inspiration surrounding you every day sweetie!

And when you are laying in bed dreaming up that new creation you can instantly jump out of bed, run around the corner and start making it LOL!!! You have everything at your fingertips.

This is definitely my style of "studio" where all the things you love feed your heart and soul everyday.

Much love,

Bente said...

Oh my, what a fantastic creating space. Love it. And all the stuff, wow.

Wish you a great weekend


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hello dear Dawn, I always enjoy visiting your studio. You've got so many lovely goodies to create with. Your artwork and decorations are beautiful. I love all the pretty jars and boxes filled with buttons, lace, pictures and other supplies. Your fabric stash is wonderful too. Thank you for the great tour!
Have a happy weekend!

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

As usual, your space is an inspiration. Many thanks for sharing it with us again. Sue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a great space, Dawn! Skirting tables is the best, isn't it? It looks pretty and hides lots more goodies! I love that huge canister of buttons. I just bought a bunch on Etsy recently and I have to sort through them. You're right ~ separating the colors makes it easier to find what you're looking for. I can just imagine you in here creating your beautiful sachets or pulling things together for one of your collages!

Amelia Clark said...

Really amazing. I am glad to read and see the things. Thanks for sharing.
Scrapbooking Supplies

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetheart
I always love visiting you and when we can visit your studio where all that beauty flows from... well, that is just pure heaven. Your collage work is simply the best work around and I loved seeing all your treasures you keep. I also loved seeing inside all the drawers and you are a braver (and more organized) soul than I.
Blessings to you today

Donna said...

Wow! What an amazing space! I see so many things that I love, but my favorite is your vintage train case filled with all of the gorgeous lace and trims! I so agree about surrounding yourself with what you love. It really does help us to be more creative, I think:) Thank you for sharing your special studio with us!! Oh,and AI adore Zipperstop, too!

Leann said...

I want to live here:)

Please and Thanks!


Patti said...

Oh my goodness! Your studio is gorgeous, functional, full of surprises, and inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing ithis lovely space with us!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a gorgeous studio. I love all the antiques you have put to good use. And needless to say, I love all those buttons you have collected. Like you, I sort mine by color, too.

Thank you for the awesome tour.

Linda K. said...

Like so many of us out here, you are my fav artiste of all time. I think it's because you inspired me to start my blog. And the fact that you love birds and nests. I spotted a couple cameos, one of which I sent you a couple years ago (the black one)! You have so much in common with your readers and other bloggers. We love your creative space, Dawn. Keep creating and thanks for staying close to our hearts. Stop in at Queen Bee Cottage when you have a moment to see my latest venture.

Linda xoxo

Dorthe said...

Like being in a dream land , my dearest Dawn,- in every sinkle space, beauty ,for my eyes, and such wonderful collections of materials, and amazing artwork of yours, and your friends`s. I love your room is so practical organized ,- with shelves and drawers holding wonderful pieces, and the skirted tables hiding gorgeous stuff!!
You have alwayes inspired me my dearest friend, and this place ,of yours,-so you- makes me want to start organizing and creating just now !!! Thankyou dear heart for this lovely tour in your most exiting and beautiful studio!!
Love and hugs, Dorthe

The Turning of a Page said...

I always LOVE looking at your many beautiful and special treasures!

Kathy said...

I adore your room and collections of treasures. I remember when you moved to that house and were challenged with a smaller studio. You rocked it! Love those framed collages with some of your treasures under glass. Thank you for sharing!

Diana said...

What a gorgeous place. I am in love with all your buttons and especially all your gorgeous watch faces. I loved your tour and will be back to visit again. Thank you for sharing.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Thank you for the tour! What a magical place you create in...all your supplies at your fingertips and visible for inspiration. You do indeed have 10lbs in a 5lb bag...and those 10lbs are fantastic!

Brenda said...

Good Gravy! I could shop out of your space to fill mine! Love all the buttons especially the big jar with the doily on top!

Cbug Art said...

oh wow, just awesome. it reminds me to put more of my treasures out to enjoy and be inspired. thanks for a great tour.


At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, Given the choice between visiting Disney World or your studio, your studio would win in a heartbeat! ;-). Amazing, unique, beautiful...just like you my friend. Love, Penny

Lisa said...

I never grow tired of looking at your studio. I feel like I've been there before, so many things are familiar to me either from seeing them here or talking about them. I swear if I walked in right now I'd know where you kept the feathers and twine! But It''s the suitcase of lace I' d go after:)

Rustique Gal said...

Goodness, Dawn! So many treasures you have packed into that tiny room! I feel like I have visited many times, through photos and the many beautiful images you share with us. I love your art and your wonderful inspirational blog!

Marianne said...

wow. I have no words. wow.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful space you have, Dawn! I'm just getting started with visits. Yours is the first. I knew it would be fantastic. I have been away from my creative space totally for the past year. But your delightful collections have reminded me that I need a little beautiful corner just to stage a few delightful things. I will be coming back again and again to enjoy your things! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

Barb said...

Sweet Dawn, Your work space is delightful! I would love to browse every nook and cranny, shop for a few goodies perhaps...So many beautiful things to keep us all inspired!! Thank you for sharing with all of us!!!! Hugs...

Michaele said...

Still such a lovely workspace Dawn! My husband is now VERY pleased my craft room is downstairs, far away from our bedroom: I don't think he'd get much sleep if I was constantly creating next door since I listen to music and sing along most of the time. :)

Michaele (Twigs and Tulle)

Rowann Wilkerson said...

Words do not do justice...Wish I had your organizing skills. Love your space. I love that you go through it every morning and night ! I would not make it out with out being inspired. What a Blessing you have !

Debbie S. said...

Oh your studio is lovely, such great treasures you have gathered to work with. Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

So many textiles, buttons, lace...I would love to spend a day in your studio looking at everything.

Lizzie Lou's said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I always see pics of craft rooms that are ridiculously clean/organized. Made me feel guilty about mine. Your room is obviously home to a creative mind. Don't take me wrong you obviously have a place for everything, but I love the randomness of it!

ByLightOfMoon said...

Your studio is just magnificent as always! I always enjoy your tours and have followed you for many years now watching you create even since before you moved to your farmhouse!

I was lucky enough to have won your 5th Ann. giveaway and cherish the wall girl hanging oval you sent to me.

Keep the creativity going!

If yo can do this to your spare bedroom, I should be able to clean my attic up, you are inspiration!
Smiles, Cyndi

Theresa said...

OH SO MUCH beauty! I love peeking in at your creative space AND seeing all of the gorgeous creations coming out of that room! Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Beansieleigh said...

My gosh!!! SO pretty... Love all the buttons, laces, and baby shoes! It was so much fun to look through all the beautiful goodies and treasures to be found here!! Thanks for sharing your creative space, and hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Dawn, your space is very inspiring! I enjoyed all of the vintage goodies and treasures you store in your studio. Thanks so much for sharing. I am in the middle of a studio/office transformation so this helps me get some ideas. I am always selling vintage, I never keep anything for myself! I am learning to not sell everything. :)


Cindy said...

Loved your space last year and still love it today! Hugs!

Marlynne said...

Lovely Post of your studio! Love the suitcase full of lace, trims and old pictures

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn -- Im so sorry Im late to the party -- but Ive been working a lot -- and I just had to wait until I had time to truly SAVOR every photo and treasure.

Your room is absolute bliss -- I want to live there -- well, at least BE there -- and play there -- and pilfer to my hearts content.

The lace and buttons (OMG!) and all of your special embellishments that you use so creatively. The fabric alone is to die for.

I really dont know how you keep it all so beautifully organized -but you do and I am betting that you really DO know where everyting is. If ever there was a room that truly was the personification of the creator -- this is truly it. This room is so YOU --- it is easy to see why your creations are so dreamy and loved by us all -- anyone who creates in this special room can't help but craft lovingly with so much attention to detail.

I love your room -- I lust after your room--- it is so wonderful to be able to tour it once again.


bobbie said...

An amazing space ~ and you do such beautiful work! Thanks for showing us around ~~~

Jeanne said...

Dawn, your studio is dreamy! I love all the cream and white supplies. I also like how you used the fabric "curtains" to conceal the wire carts. What a great idea! I have to go back and study the pictures again.


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