Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012 ~ Welcome to my studio!

I can't believe it's time for Where Bloggers Create again!
I love it because it makes me tidy up, organize and
in the process
I find so much of my stash that I'd forgotten about!!!

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...

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?)

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 love using old furniture in my room...
this cabinet 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...
you KNOW I love my seam binding ~

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...
maybe someday soon
I will also photograph our guest bedroom that
is (thankfully) my studio overflow!!!

I can't wait to see everyone's creative spaces ~
It's so wonderful to see each and every one...

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


CraftyMomOf3 said...

Such a GORGEOUS space!! Thank you for sharing!!

Crafty Hugs!

ThereseMarie said...

Oh, Dawn, such a beautiful work area. If only I could organize my space to look half as luscious as yours, I'd be in heaven. Thanks for the sneak peek into your sweet workroom! Can't wait for the 'zine to hit my mailbox!


Lana Manis said...

My goodness, Dawn! Your space is a dream! Everything is so lovely.... and you have inspired me to finally get down to business and make mine look pretty ~ thank you! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got so many great things in your space, Dawn! You must see inspiration everywhere you look in here. I'd love to get my hands on some of your fabric and just look through it. I just did a clear out of mine. I had to acknowledge that there are some pieces that are just too small and others that I am just never going to use.

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

Just Gorgeous Dawn! What a Beautiful Creative Space!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Vee said...

How exciting! Thought I'd have to wait until tomorrow. My, my, my, you have outdone yourself, Dawn. I really like how you are able to get to everything now without having to move too many things. I also like the skirting. It hides so much that doesn't need to be seen. As for the things that can be seen — you certainly do surround yourself with lovely things.

sandra blanks said...

Wowsers Dawn, it's even more beautiful than before! I love every inch of your inspiring studio. Some of my favorite things are all the train cases, that glass jar with the tatting on the lid, the trophy lamp, that beautiful old box, and of course, all of your artwork. Honestly, I want to pin every shot! Thank you so much for sharing your creative space.

Maggie said...

Dawn, what a beautiful tour of your space. I love how you've skirted the different pieces to hide the stash within. So many treasures everywhere. Just beautiful. Your shadowboxes look so pretty flanking the little metal shelf piece.

I love seeing kindred spirits' spaces, and knowing that I am not alone in my fascination with tattered bits of EVERYTHING that I feel I must save and treasure. Your space is very inspiring, Dawn!!

Createology said...

Dawn Dear your creative studio space is such a delight. I love that you surround yourself with all things that you love and are inspired by. It is easy to see how your talents are brought to life in this wonderful space that puts a smile on my face and a song in my heart. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Blissful Joy...

NanaDiana said...

Wow- That is quite a space. You have so much stuff to create with and it is a lovely space to do it in, too. I love it- It is fun seeing everyone's crafting spaces.. xo Diana

Linda K. said...

Love, love, love, every bit, every piece, every feather, every button, every tiny piece of your creative space, Dawn. I've seen it before and love to see it all again!

Queen Bee Cottage

marda said...

My goodness Dawn, what a beautifully creative space you've put together. I can see how you get your creative juices going just stepping into that room. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.. they're an eyeful.

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Dawn....Your creative space is a reflection of the person you are.."Simply Beautiful"!!!

Love and Blessings,


marie said...

I love the "feeling" in your room. Soft, calm and oh, so full of inspiration!
Your fabric stash is amazing and the big jar of buttons is wonderful! Love your burlap drapery and all the sweet little shoes.
Using the train cases, etc. for additional storage is a great is skirting your tables.
The little jar with the blue lid and bird on it is so sweet..I love it!
I'll be spending quite a bit of time studying these photos, and I'll be loving every minute of it!!

Ellie said...

Your work is totally creative, and I would expect less in your studio. It is fabulous. Wish I could sit in your easy chair, and feast my eyes on each and every awesome detail.

Thanks for sharing.

Louise@ElsieMayandBertha said...

I want to move in, you have so much lovely stuff and it's well organised. You have given me some ideas for my own room, which really does need q good tidy.
Thank you for sharing your room.

Tina said...

Your studio is truly amazing dear Dawn - so filled with treasures and wonderful stuff to create with. Thanks for sharing.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Sweet Dawn
You have created an amazing space to fulfil your heart's desire. I can see how all of these beautiful things which you surround yourself with are the source of your inspiration.
I would feel so at home in there with you and I know that I will have to come back for many more visits to truly appreciate what your have created here.
These spaces truly reflect who we are!
Thank you for sharing your heart with us!
Love and hugs,

QueenBe said...

Dawn your studio is warm and welcoming.... I could live in there! I agree that we need to surround ourselves with the style that represents us, and you have mastered that!!

My studio will be in the Fall issue of STUDIOS Magazine (Cloth Paper Scissors) so you will get to see mine soon :) Thanks for a peak into yours!!

Ellen said...

Dear Dawn, I don't know what to say;-) AWESOME, simply breathtaking!!! You have so many space, I love it. I should like to to walk around over there ;-) Thank you so much for showing us around in your hobby rooms!!!!!

Hugs and have a nice weekend,

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, gorgeousness galore:) I sure enjoyed my tour through your creative space! I know that you dream of things to create... sleeping right next to your studio! Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing your home with us! HUGS!

Lisa said...

Dear Friend~
What a perfect room to create magic! It took me several minutes to read this post since I had to open every picture in a new window so I could examine every inch. I've seen your studio in 100s of pics & some of it I know like it's my own, but theres always new treasures to discover. Like that amazing box holding the white buttons......then the shade on the trophy lamp, is that new? Such a wonderful studio. You have the best stuff, it's no wonder you make such beautiful art. Love you!

Deb said...

Your studio is incredible Dawn! What a source of inspiration your creative space is ♥

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I am always in awe with the Hugh array of objects you have to work with and surround yourself with... Perfection for what you love in your life and you do so very beautifully...Seems you and your family are very happy and peaceful with the choice of the farm home.... It is so very cozy and warm... Loved the tour and as always have loved coming to visit you.... blessings...

trash talk said...

I don't know which would be more work...trying to catalog all your beautiful inventory or organizing your photos for this beautiful post. Man-alive...I could get lost in your studio forever. If I did...would you bring me food to sustain me 'cause I'd never want to leave.
Vanilla buttons! Sounds like the dream dessert for an artist like yourself.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I so enjoyed my visit with you. So many beautiful things, I don't think I would ever want to leave this room. I do think you are selling yourself short though....looks like 20lbs in a 5 lb bag to me. So much inspirtation!

Recycled Rita said...

It's so beautiful Dawn! I want to move in! Paleeeese! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Dawn! Oh, my goodness, your studio is amazing! It's beautiful and just filled with eye candy. Love your organization and how everything is just so pretty! Your talent shows in this room.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Dawn you should be a display designer for a fancy boutique! The way you arrange things is so pretty and I love having all the great stuff out to look at. I could spend all day just looking at your goodies!
Love ya Girl, Queen Marcy

Pat said...

Dawn, We are so alike! My studio looks very similar...but I may like your 'stuff' more than some of my own. My very favorite...your little tiny white cabinet with the glass door. Of course, the whole place looks like heaven to me! What would we be with our 'ingredients'? That's what I call my stash. And, then, where would we be also? I can't imagine a life without these beautiful kinds of things to create with. Thanks, always, for sharing yours with us. pat

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Wow Dawn! I LOVED it before and LOVE it even more now!
Each photo is a little work of art in itself :-)
And I see how you can be so creative in there with all the inspirations!!
Thank you for the tour of your space!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!! Just beautiful! Filled with so much eye candy and wonderful ideas for inspiration!! Great orgnaizing ideas too!
Thanks so much for sharing!!


Kathy said...

Dawn, your studio is just delightful!

Anonymous said...

Hello Dawn!

I am going around the WBC links....and I love all of your creative supplies! layers and layers of creative tools...all that delicious fabric....i want to come over and play.

thanks for sharing all of your pictures...stop by to visit with me too, if you like..I'm also showcasing my home studio.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Michaele Sommerville said...

Skirts, ruffles, buttons, and beautiful camouflage- your studio has it all! My smile has gotten bigger and bigger as I blog hop and find so many of us with the same lazy Susan desk organizer- yet another way creative people keep everything within reach!

My post goes live tomorrow morning at 12:01 AM- I do hope you'll drop by and see my crafty nook, though I'll warn you: I haven't skirted a single thing!

Thank you for sharing,


Sandi said...

Well Dawn I am at my sons place and just viewed your beautiful studio! Gorgeous! I love the idea of using old suitcases to store things in. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Dawn -- I am so jealous--- I knew your special place would look just like this -- it is so YOU! Your vintage treasures are so lovingly and beautifully displayed -- I could spend all day here if this were my craft room.

I can totally identify with having a nice tidy room -- it took me WEEKS to get organized and ready for this event -- and like you, I found things that had been lost a LONG time - LOL!!

Your room is lovely Dawn -- truly this is the place that makes your soul sing~


Shari Replogle said...

Beautiful , and Gorgeous Dawn!
You used every nook and cranny in deliciously lovely ways :)

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh Miss D....Always a JOY to visit your creative space. It takes my breath away. Love everything I see. Boy wouldn't I LOVE LOVE LOVE to get in there and dig!

You are so incredibly gifted.

Love to you. Thanks for sharing with us!


Maggie said...

Dawn, your craft room is stunning, quite the prettiest I've seen!

Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Deatest Dawn,
Thank you sooooooo much for letting us in to your gorgeous workspace where you create such amazing treasures. I feel blessed to have had the chance to travel via a magical time portal and experienced a truly relaxing visit into your wonderland. You are such an amazing angel.
wSending you lots of warmest best wishes,

bobbie said...

Thanks much for the wonderful tour! You have a very inspirational space full of yourself!!
I'd love to have you come visit me ~

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Dawn, this was a delight to have a tour of your studio, what fun. I loved everything, but have to say my favorites were the tilted button jar with a doily on top, and the close up of your fabric stash. There were some yummy pieces in there. Thanks so much for all that you share. ~ Abby

just me... jan said...

Sooooo sweet Dawn!!! I've just spent the last 45 minutes touring your room...AGAIN! I'm killin' myself laughin' darlin''ve seen the size of my computer monitor (HUGE!)and I amped up each of your photos...there's NUTHIN' that I haven't missed! A fish aquarium? I'm howlin'!...what's up with that? Oh...and that brass bell? I purged that thing back in the 80' in blazes did YOU find it? ROFLOL've got sumthin' GREAT there that I think you don't know about though! That long sawdust pincushion that you slapped a piece of lace w/ribbons's supposed to have an embroidered linen cover on it! I collect those things!!! Send me the dimensions sweetie...I may have a cover to fit your cushion!!! Seriously though...your room is a feast for the eyes!...however, storing your mini iron in a drawer with eggs? And the directions to your Ranger Melting Pot along with glitters? My anal retentive heart is skipping beats! And how many freakin' peat pots do you need girlie??? LOL
just me...gobsmacked to the max...jan

Unknown said...

Dear Dawn,

You have "feathered your nest" beautifully. It's no wonder you create such wonderful things. Looking forward to the next great creation!

Homestead Vintage

Dorthe said...

Dear sweeet angel friend,
how can I finish oohing and ahhing visiting your amazing and so magical room, Dawn. So many beautiful and stunning creations of yours to love, so many old beauties,and wonderful furnichures-all collected and displayes with love for the single piece, which shows and am felt just sitting here watching.
I love every single display on your old shelves and metal ones..and your stunning collection of old beautiful fabric`s-and OH the train cases are wonderful.
The window with the gorgeous curtains, the clock and wonderful glass cabinet is a most amazing place to rest ones eyes and just look in awe on all your lovely pieces there,too.
I could live happpily here, for weeks ,without going anywhere!
Thankyou for inviting me inside to your room of creativenes and joy.
Love and hugs to you.

Sandy said...

Amazing how you have utilized every
inch of space and kept it looking
good all at the same time...
great post!

Rhonda said...

Okay, now don't tell anyone but your studio is truly the one I want to visit. It's beyond amazing. I would have so much fun going through your stash...seriously! I dream about your drawers of treasures. You must be inspired daily. Oh, to shop where you shop.
Sending my blessings, Rhonda

Lady Pamela said...

I REALLY enjoyed my tour of your studio. While I have not posted mine this year, it did give me some insentive to clean mine up so that I could at least use it. I have gotten some really good organizing ideas from your post as well, for that I especially thank you.

Lovey said...

I would never leave Dawn...Smiles...Beautiful!

deb said...

Simply Gorgeous!!

Chrislyn said...

Your space is so cozy. I love the way all of your treasures are displayed. I could spend hours in this room because no matter how long you look there is always another treasure to catch your eye. Thanks for the tour!

Chrislyn said...

Oh my! Just gorgeous!

Maureen said...

A place I would LOVE to explore over and over... you are truly an inspiration. I adore all the goodies and organization techniques you have. A wonderful studio indeed!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your space is gorgeous! I love how you display every treasure. Just beautiful! Thanks for visiting my space today and for sharing yours.


TP6 said...

Always a joy to viasit your space....

Diane Costanza Studio said...

It looks as if you have surrounded yourself with all the things you love, a perfect space to create!

Sandra Kaye said...

Just a super lovely...I really love all the fabrics and the yummy treasures you have collected!! Thanks fo rsharing!! Hugs

Keli McKinley Hansen said...

Stunning space! I love all your vintage storage finds!

LADY JANE said...

Dearest Dawn...I've soooo missed chatting with you...And I could have not chosen a better time to stop in ans was WoNdErFuL to tour your creative space with you! YOU and your studio are so is my visit here that INSPIRES me to blog share moments and treasures with friends! God bless your space and YOU Dawn...may your God given talents always bring you and others pleasure!

ANNE said...

so many lovely things and such a pretty space to create in.

Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Oh Dawn your space is always so fun to get to tour! You have the most gorgeous stuff to play with!!! It's no wonder your creations are so gorgeous!!

Not as much stuff but I am loving my new little space I created!

bee blessed

Unknown said...

Love it,love it! So much items to play with in your studio!
You are giving me so much ideas!

Diana Seal said...

I'm speechless, what a great space!
Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

I bow to the Queen of Inspiration! Dawn, your studio is a delight to the creative senses. You have so many inspirational things to work with. I wanted to swim in that giant jar of buttons! You know I am a huge fan of your work and seeing what inspires you is much appreciated. Thank you for sharing.

Brigitte said...

How wonderful, inspiring and so well organize...I really have to work on my studio, may be I post mine next would make me clean and organize!
Thanks you so much for feeding my soul!

Joy Lett said...

If there was a prize for items per square inch you would be the winner. *smile*

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Love the warm, vintage feel...and all of those wonderful buttons! Thank you for sharing. ; )

Rita Barakat said...

What a beautiful space! I could hours looking in every nook and cranny for tiny treasures!!!

Fiona Larsen said...

Beautiful! You have created a really homey and lovely place that looks very inviting. Love your speckled eggs in your latest post too!

stefanie said...

this is soooooo dreamy!!!

Handiworks by Janice said...

Chocked full of goodies....I could absolutely LIVE in that space and never come out! Wonderful ideas abound. We met at Southern Belle Bloggers a few times. Love all your ideas and still have the bird egg soaps that you so freely gave to everyone there. Keep on creating!

belmonili said...

I am 100% totally in love with your blog and your craft you have any space in your home for a girl and her Boston terrier?

Anonymous said...

Oh may goodness - it is indeed inspriing just like Vee said - over at 'Haven for Vee'.. it is totally eye catching and I am very impressed..

Anonymous said...

You are surrounded with so much beautiful treasuries, I bet you create wonderful things in this lovely place.

Have a creative summer. Blessings and Bonjour de France


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Dawn....

Everything is just soooooooooooo yummmmy! I do believe I'd burst in that room... full of deliciousness. Having all that beauty around for inspiration is a really good thing. I try to tuck most of mine away. I see now, that's a really big mistake. :-) Ok... gotta go rearrange. Seriously, I've got to get a few projects finished to even have room to rearrange, but don't tell.

Huggies and Lovies too,

The Greeley Girls said...

I could get lost for days rummaging through all those nooks and crannies packed with goodies! Your studio is truly an inspiration...thanks for sharing! Kelly from ~The Greeley Girls~

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I must say Dawn, you are very good at cramming things in there. :) I would be delighted to walk through that room each and every time I headed to the bedroom ... so much inspiration, and so very beautiful. Have a fabulous rest of the week. Tammy

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi sweet Dawn, I had sneaked in before but I wanted to take the time now to enlarge the pictures and take a closer look :-). I always loved your studio - the old one, the new one last year and how it looks now. It's such a wonderful place with inspiration everywhere. Your stash is so amazing and I adore all your vintage furniture pieces, items and vignettes.
Have a wonderful and creative Thursday!
Hugs to you,

Faye said...

All the things I love! So much eye candy, love the fat jar of buttons! Thank you for sharing your studio with us.
This is my first time joining in on the party, my studio is still a work in progress...would love to see you drop by!

Teresa Young said...

Your space is as beautiful as you! I was so glad to meet you at Paper Cowgirl this year.. I have always admired your work and you blog.

awal.ny said...

Oh my gosh, just absolutely you and perfect. So full of inspiration. I love all the little tidbits you have hanging from everywhere. The loads of beautiful fabric. Oh what a wonderful crafty room you have. It just makes me want to go and get all my craft supplies from the different rooms I have them in and surround myself with it all.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Dawn I love all your treasures! I feel looking at someones craft room gives you a peek of their soul! Yours is a creative one for sure! I would love to play in some of those bins and buckets!! I just did mine and will reveal this week. It is quite a job!!

debi said...

Dawn, your studio is itself a work of art. I love your beautiful creations, and it's easy to see that loving hands work in your studio.

Karen Valentine said...

Big swoon from me dawn!! I love your studio too!! It is filled with so much yummy vintage goodness!!! No wonder your create such lovely things!! (besides talent of course) You have so much wonderful inspiration all around you!! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it with all of us. :)

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful space filled with so much lovely vintage goodness. Love all the beautiful inspiration all around. thanks for the lovely tour and have a great day. Angela

Olga Siedlecka said...

This is a place where my senses would go mad :)

Maureen Hayes said...


Your space is breathtaking and the things you crate in it are beyond gorgeous. I have been taking my time and going slowly through the list of bloggers from WBC so I can take my time and really enjoy each and every one. I LOVED seeing where you crate, what you surround yourself with, and finally drooling over all the pretties you have.

Thank you so much for sharing your space with us.

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting at another fb page explaining that the photo they posted on their page was from your studio... so happy to have found your blog, and look forward to more visits.


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