Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Almost back in business ~

Photo taken by Emily last week...the field behind our little barn.

I have to tell you...
This last month I've heard my fair share of hoarder jokes
from my sweet family!

But you have to remember,
I had a big ol' converted two car garage I filled to the brim
with yummy treasures to create with and enjoy ~
So I have to admit it's been a bit of a challenge getting
this new studio arranged.

Here are a couple of "before" photos for you:

And a few "after" photos:
(There is still plenty of tweaking to be done though :)

I'm gettin' a little scared though...I'm STILL unpacking!
I need to hurry and finish though, I'm ready to make something :)

Happy Tuesday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Tina said...

It sure does look pretty Dawn. You have so much wonderful stuff. I love how you display everything. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day/evening
xo Tina

Joanna said...

Well done for taming it this far, you're almost there now!


Dorthe said...

Dearest Dawn, how beautifull it turned out-your writing desk, looks so very cosy there in the middle, and you surely used every corner ,to make this room, yours.I love the shelves filled with your wonderfull things, so pretty all.
Have a beautifull day, sweet friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's looking good, Dawn! You've got a nice clear surface, too, on the desk. You could make a little something quick there and then get back to unpacking. :)

Vicki said...

I love that corner shot! It is really coming together. I can see a desk with a clean little work space. Enjoy making it your own.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,
Your creative space is BEAUTIFUL! I can see why you're itching to make something. See you on Nov. 7th? Blessings xo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Dawn, it's looking beautiful. I love all the tones of white and brown that you use together. Can I ask where you got your beautiful apron or did you make it? It's really pretty.

Anonymous said...

You give me hope that I can at least begin to do something with my hoardings.

Vee said...

The urge to create must be getting very strong after all this time away from a functioning studio. Can't wait to see what the first thing will be. Enjoy the organizing...as best as such a thing can be enjoyed.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
Your studio looks wonderful !!
I bet it feels great to be getting it
all organized and ready to be created in ~


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dawn:
I thought -I- had stuff! I'm a rank amateur, girlfriend. ;-) Hope you can get back to it soon.

. said...

Its such a beautiful space!! It looks so inspiring!! :)

Claudia said...

Hi Dawn,

Your space is looking pretty wonderful, I think! I don't know how you did it - I well remember your previous space. But if anyone can do it, you can!


Primitive Seasons said...

Dawn-- you must be dead on your feet! You've accomplished so much in just a very few short weeks!! It's amazing! Give yourself, and your wonderful family, credit. I envy you your new lifestyle on the "farm". Nothing like peaceful country quiet.


Suz said...

That is my idea of heaven! I see all sorts of wonderful treasures you can use!

kathy said...

OH it is looking so lovely -- I wish I could see the top of my desk -- KAthy - ga ♥

Charlene said...

It's looking soooooooooooo pretty!!! But, I kind of can feel your panic with the horder stuff. I have multiple places beside my studio where I create & they are all starting to be FULL!!!! What does this say about us??? Enjoy the journey my dear. A studio is NEVER finished!!!! It's always a work in progress. HUGS! Charlene

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

What a Wonderful Space Dawn! A perfect Haven to Create!
Have A Wonderful Day!

kluless said...

I think it is looking beautiful! Even in the smaller space you have still managed to create artful displays. I, too, have a small art room and that is my sticking point. I don't like to have to move a lot of things or climb to get to my go-to supplies so storing them where they are handy is a trade-off for display space for the pretties. It looks like you are achieving a lovely balance.

Lisa said...

Oh girl, it's coming along good! I recognize some of those treasures, like the dolls case on the shelf & that yummy apron that made the cover of the first Apronology! I was so proud of you for that. If you can't fit all of your stuff in that studio just bring it on to Texas. I'll find a space for it here. Lisa

She Uses Her Words said...

It's beautiful Dawn! I know from experience how difficult it is to move into a smaller space. You've done a wonderful job!
take care, Karen

Elderberry Dreams said...

It looks great. Even when you show the before pictures, all of your pretties look so nice. It is nice to look at no matter what the circumstances! Have a great night!

Sheila Rumney said...

Your creative space is lovely! Have a great day!

Carole said...

Oh Dawn you should be so proud of yourself....my craftroom has never looked that good!
I'm addicted to the Hoarder show. Makes me feel like maybe I'm not that bad after all!

Annesphamily said...

what a perfectly crafty creating space. Thanks for sharing. Thank Leeanne for sending me over. Anne

Unknown said...


You're getting there! I know it's overwhelming, but it really is starting to look like beautiful Dawn's home.

The farmhouse is so charming and I love following the journey with you,

So glad I stopped by to see what's new with you.

Starview Sonnet

Deb Plapp said...

It's looking good Dawn!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,

Everything looks delightful and you must have some creative juice left after touching all your treasures. As for the jokes on hoarding, my family is truly digging me all the time about my stuff. I don't have a studio any longer, since we had to sell our home, so my boxes of art supplies remain in boxes. I have given some things away but of course I still have loads left. It's truly hard because I don't have anyone around whom shares a creative life like me. You put me more at ease but I know my family does not understand and will continue to bug me.

Can I ask, how did you organize your supplies?

Your lovelies are beautiful and I happy you shared.

Warmly, Karla

vintage tickled pink said...

dawn your moving shots still look more organized then mine. i condensed from an entire lower level to 1 bedroom and part of a garage and a shed. yikes. i know i'm a hoarder and don't care cuz i love my treasures. love yours too! diane from vintage-tickled-pink

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn - how wonderful to see your new studio start to come together - this is all so exciting for you I am sure! Your new home is so lovely and your special touches have made it so YOU! It has been great fun to watch this all develop through your blog and your photos - I am so happy for you and your new home!



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