Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create~

Welcome to my little studio! Come on in... that is...if you can squeeze through all the STUFF! It's small...REALLY small... but, it's cozy! My studio is in the laundry room....our home is small and there just wasn't another space available...it's not too bad~I can create and do the laundry too!This is my worktable~cluttered, as usual....
when it's clean, I can't create~ I'm totally lost! This table belonged to my husbands grandfather...I added a little
skirt around it and tucked a few paper flowers to it ~the old white pompom curtains came from the Canton flea market...I hung them like stage curtains and used old lace panels on vintage swing rods for the shelves...I can swing them open while I'm working and close them when I'm finished~

Old jewelry boxes hold tiny treasures. A lampshade is turned into a mobile, with just everything clipped on it~ I'm like a crow...I find something pretty, I bring it to my nest~

I love this picture!...I don't know why, but this young girl inspires me daily...it's kinda like she's watching over me or something~Oh and speaking of "Inspiration"....wait till you see my next post!


I have lots of lace in stacked baskets, boxes and even more boxes...
too much?




Seam binding...all in my favorite shades....




Behind this curtain....dolls, doll heads and one of those doll heads is really creepy, I KNOW! Little elves...some from childhood, some just because they wanted to come home with me...Jars on top of jars filled with everything...I'm cleaning out some and parting with a few of these things~





Jars....
and now
Drawers....

I keep things organized in all these drawers
This one came out of a newspaper office~
Someone has replaced a few of the pulls with old spools...



Everything is in here~


Baby doll clothes,
old Christmas odds and ends....
everything has a drawer~
Another little shot of my table~










Well this my little workspace, so glad you stopped by! Thank you Karen for hosting this wonderful party! I can't wait to go see all the other studios!














113 comments:

  1. Well thats where all the magic happens! It sure is lovely! oxox, Diane

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  2. Oh What a lovely art room, I love all the things in your beautiful pictures, such beautiful supplies. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. Terri

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  3. That is absolutely stunning, sweets! Ooooh my, what a lovely space in which to create. Just beautiful.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  4. Small but absolutely FABULOUS!

    You go girl! LOVE IT!

    Rebecca

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  5. I think your space is absolutely adorable!

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  6. Oh Ann I just love your space!!! Totally gorgeous and soo you! Sooo many delicious vintage finds in there... can you hear me sighing from here??..:)
    Love Lou xx

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  7. Ann,
    It' as beautiful as you my sweet friend. I see so many things I would love to get me hands on. Might need to switch to your darker tone of seam binding, mine id mostly white,& cream. Can't wait until September when I can come in person. You better keeep an eye on me. I can't be trusted with lovely things. By for now. Lisa

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  8. Just darling! What a sweet space! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. great inspiration...I have a garden studio but not one inside the home...always thought my home was too small for one...but I will be looking at my laundry area with a new set of eyes! thank you for the idea! love your space!

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  10. Wonderful! Your room is overflowing with delicious delights. How fun!

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  11. Love this sweet space ~ it's inspiration for sure for my little space. All your drawers are wonderful.

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  12. Oh my goodness! We are "birds of a feather" aren't we? I'm so in love with your magical space....going right now to put you on my sidebar and follow you!

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  13. Hi Ann, That is a great space to create. I like everything about it all the drawers are filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend......Julian

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  14. Ann, I love your charming studio!!! You sure have managed to fit a lot of wonderful goodies in that small space of yours! Love your sparkling banners, doll heads, lace and all the other charming little treasures!!! I wish I could walk right into the photo and see it all even closer!
    Michelle

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  15. Hi Ann, Your studio might be small but it's a dreamy place to create. I love all the things you have decorated there and I'm glad that I'm not the only one with crowded drawers ;-). It would be a lot of fun to rummage through all your wonderful treasures. Thank you for sharing your lovely place!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  16. An incredible use of space!. Enchanting!

    Suzan

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  17. Great room!! I love all the goodies tucked in everywhere! Gosh this makes me inspired just to look at it!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  18. I love your little laundry studio Ann!
    It is full of beauty and inpiration and sure belongs to my favorite studios!
    So nice that we can both attend the same party today despite living on different continents.
    I invite you over to my studio for a little chat ;-)
    Oh and btw I'm so happy to read about your good test results!!!!
    One reason more to party today!
    xoxo~ Carola

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  19. Well, you have a lovely space.. I knew it would be Heavenly! So many lovely things. Look at all those drawers.. Filled with treasures.. Thank you for sharing your space.. It is divine! I love your creations.. I am a fan! Have a lovely weekend!

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  20. Sooooo, soooo yummy!

    Love it.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  21. Ann, this is a fantastic and wonderfull place full of fairy dust I Im sure, a place for little elves and fairyes, to feel at home, and for some like me ,too.
    Love all your lovely collections.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  22. love the idea to use a lamp shade skeleton to clip stuff on!

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  23. That the prettiest laundry room I've ever seen! And it works cause you create some awsome stuff!
    Theresa

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  24. So, I'm strolling along your blog (que ethereal music) really enjoying myself. What fun stuff you have! Then. Out of the BLUE!! (loud chord of organ music and the string notes from Psycho -eek-eek-eek!!) Yowsa! How do you work with those doll faces looming at you?!?!!! eeeps. Kidding. I just love all of your stuff. - Kathy

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  25. Dear Sweet Ann,
    I LOVE your beautiful studio!!! It is wonderful you utilized the space in your laundry room! That was so creative of you, and you made it into a gorgeous space! What a delight it is to look at all of your beautiful things! I love your pretty vignettes and I love the colors! So many nooks and crannies filled with vintage goodness!!! You have it all arranged beautifully! Very inspiring dear friend! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your gorgeous studio so we can see where all of your incredible creations are made! Love to you, Paula

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  26. Oh my!
    THis is an amazing place to dream!
    I love all the amazing little nooks and crannies filled with treasures!
    It so perfect!
    I think it size makes it so much more special!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  27. So much to be inspired by here! Beautiful space!
    Joyce

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  28. Wonderfully perfect! Love how your drawers are bursting with beauty!
    Thank you for sharing~

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  29. I love it! Very beautiful! You know what they say about small packages...

    Hugs,

    Shelley

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  30. Ann, I have admired this space ever since I first saw it. It's just magical there. I hope you show them your laundry door. It's pretty cute too!

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  31. Love it!!! It may be a small space but you have made it so very charming!!! I love every tiny little detail and all of that vintage goodness!!! Love the lampshade and your reference to being like a crow!!! I do that in my space too but with an old wire topiary.
    Thanks for sharing you are such an inspiration!

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  32. Everything is so beautiful! Love the hanging lamp frame...just like a fairyland! Take care, Martha

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  33. DEAR ANN,
    I DROPPED BY TO SEE YOUR SPACE AFTER I SAW ONE OF THE PINK SATURDAY GIRLS WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PLACE YOU CREATE PARTY. I AM ABOUT TO GO NUTS WITH ALL THESE FABULOUS THINGS TO SEE TODAY.
    I LOVE YOUR CREATIVE SPACE. I THINK IT IS A LESSON HOW YOU CAN HAVE A STUDIO IN A SMALL PLACE. YOU HAVE SOME DRAWERS I WOULD JUST LOVE TO GO THROUGH. I LOVE YOUR IDEA WITH THE LACE CURTAINS TO CLOSE EVERYTHING AND THE LAMPSHADE WIRE YOU HANG THINGS ON. AWESOME.
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR SPACE.
    I WAS READING A FEW POSTS BACK AND SAW YOU COLLECT BUTTERPATS....I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT I LOVE...LOVE THEM. IT MAKES ME SMILE WHEN I SEE THEM AND I LOVE HOW YOURS WERE DISPLAYED.
    HAVE A WONDERFUL HAPPY FATHERS DAY WEEK-END.
    ANGEL HUGS AND BLESSINGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  34. Love the lamp shade mobile. Your little space is so cute....I need a little space like that too!! Don't all us girls??

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  35. its so dreamy!!!! I love all the laces...and all the spaces to store treasures!

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  36. I love your little space...and to think I almost threw away an old lamp shade that was torn now I'm inspired to make something out of it. Hope you have a blessed day.
    Jo

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  37. As they say"IT's not the size that matters"!!!
    Your craft room is awesome! I have tables in the family room and am waiting for my very own craft room, no matter the size!
    The newspaper drawers are sweet! It was fun to see your space.
    Deb :)

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  38. Oh I love your Creative Space. Your treasures are amazing and you have inspired me with new ideas. The size of the space is simply not that important when the creator is inspiring and talented like you. WOW!!

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. So nice to meet you and I have so enjoyed my visit to your wonderful blog.
    Now I am a happy follower too!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie
    p.s. I live in Texas too!

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  39. What an amazing space! Just so inspirational, thanks for sarring with us it has been a joy!

    luvs and gliter
    ~jen

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  40. Hi There!
    What a enchantment! I love all your amazing baubles and the way you put it all together. Love the curtains and every thing in there!
    Many Blessings
    Rebecca

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  41. You certainly do have lots of pretties in your nest. You've done a great job with this space and I can tell we have lots in common.

    Thanks for letting us get a peek of your lovely space.

    Kathleen

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  42. I am absolutely amazed, this is a laundry room? All I can say is WOW! You have made that space so beautiful!

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  43. EEEEEEEEEK! What a delightful place. I just want to pick everything up and look at all the detail! :)

    ~Liz

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  44. Ann,
    Lord, I just read the last comment I wrote. I swear I wasn't drinking! I think I typed it too fast, swooning from the beauty of it all, & forgot to spell check. LOL See what you do to me?! I had to come back & look again. Those little drawers, the ones with the stuff poking out? I want to dig in those so bad. You better not let me in your house in September. BTW, I think every good artist has at least 1 or 2 creepy things in their studio! Lisa

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  45. Amazing use of a small space! So much to see. Love every little detail. ~Robin~

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  46. You have certainly made use of every nook and cranny and pulled it all together so that it is an inspiring space! Really charming!
    :)

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  47. I love your space so full of all kinds of fun things. Lampshade idea is great.
    Debbie

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  48. Oh Ann, I'm so in love with your gorgeous studio! It may be small, but it's packed with so much beauty and inspiration...and it surely gets the job done, cause every thing you create is gorgeous!!! That lampshade with all the pretties hanging from it is so pretty...love, love, love. And I adore those curtain on the swing rods...how perfect; those drawers (especially the newpaper office one) are great. Oh, the baskets and boxes and more boxes of lace.....no, you can NEVER have too much lace!
    Thanks for inviting us into your beautiful studio...wish I could dig through your bounty of beauty!
    Loads of love,
    Sandra

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  49. Love! Love! Love! everything!!!!
    What a fantastic space! Also love your blog name and all that you create! I'm now following your blog!
    Hugs and thanks for the tour!

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  50. Somehow the smallness of it just makes it snugger and cozier. I love all the clutter and stuff. It makes me want to blow each picture up and go through everything to see just what you really have in all those places. Thanks for the fun visit. Diane

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  51. I love the creams and all the doll heads! Thanks for letting us peek around your gorgeous studio!

    Sandy xox

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  52. What a wonderful place to create....I love all the wee doll heads!

    LuLu♥

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  53. I love everything about your space! It is just full of wonderful treasures and I love the way you've fully used the space. My little space is small, too, so I understand working with limited room. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    Claudia

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  54. I love your studio, I think it's just beautiful. What a wonderful place to create, and it's so organized!!! Thanks for sharing it. Blessings~~~Daphne

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  55. Oh my goodness I love love your space !! It is awesome and so yummy !!
    Thank you for sharing it with us ~
    xoxo
    Lori

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  56. It's magical, Ann - just like your creations!!!

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  57. Oh, I love this! Because it has all the elements I love so much and because you use what you have and make it wonderful...I'm going to go back and really study all of the vintage goodies!
    Rene

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  58. The most beautiful haven of lace and trims and creativity! I love it! Beautiful!!

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  59. WOW! Your studio is phenomenal! Your vintage goodies are fabulous!
    Queen Bee Studio

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  60. Ann what an inspiration you are to me. And what an inspiration it would be to sit in here day in and day out with all this beauty around you. What an amazing space you have created here. I love all the great stuff you bring back to your nest.
    hugs

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  61. Love your color palette! Your studio is adorable!

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  62. What a fabulous shabby chic creative space. Love all the bling and vintage cherish treasures. So, enjoyed my visit with you.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  63. Alrighty Ann,
    I went and measured my utility room and came up with this...
    I can fit half a table, half a chair, a pair of scissors (if I put them behind my ear) and a bottle of glue (in my bra when not in use).
    I am SO trying to make my creative space as beautiful as yours, but unfortunately, it will never happen ;)
    Girl, I just love your space...is there room for a chair for me to come play?

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  64. Good Morning Ann,
    I found you yesterday and love all your fabulous treasures. I am in the middle of constuction of my craft/family room so is great inspiration! Thanks for your lovely post.
    Your pink sister!
    Sandy

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  65. Beautiful space! Love the swinging curtain rod
    Thanks for having us over!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

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  66. Love that curtain! So romantic!

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  67. I love your wonderful space. It's so posh. Pretty layers everywhere and so dreamy. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  68. It looks like a shop !!!! what a great space !!! and a great blog !! thanks for following me.........i follow you to now...........i am going reading your blog now...........happy day tomorrow i am going to sleep..............but i come back soon !!! hugs from me....Ria.....

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  69. What a wonderful creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

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  70. your space is magical! loved looking at everything. thanks for sharing.
    i will be back...xo

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  71. AMAZING!!!!
    What a blessing to have
    a space that just says
    ME!!! {Well, in this case,
    it says YOU!}
    I would lose track of time
    in a room this special.
    Love it!
    xx Suzanne

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  72. I like the doll heads keeping an eye on you as you create. Thank you for inviting us!

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  73. How wonderful! Every romantic crafter dream.....Mine is pretty sterile and boring! I wish I had seen all of these lovely places before I did mine!

    Carol

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  74. Oh how lovely and dreamy! Such a beautiful place to create!
    Best wishes,
    Chris

    www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

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  75. What a wonderful space to create! I love the lampshade mobile, it is an inspiration board of sorts, so unique. Thanks for sharing! Theresa

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  76. I LOVE the name of your BLOG....mine is THE STONE RABBIT (it's also my business name!)...and I am nuts about your wonderful creative space!! You just show us that the best does not always come in huge packages...your space may be small in size, but it's HUGE in creativity and FUN!! I would love to come and dig in all the little drawers and nooks and crannies!! You have the neatest treasures stored there!!

    You mentioned Canton....my friends and I visited that sale this past Easter weekend...we're from the KC, MO area. It was quite an adventure!

    It was a joy to meet you via this event!! I hope we visit often in the future! Dana of The Stone Rabbit

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  77. Oh my, your working space is awesome, so so much inspiration!!
    Off to look at your pictures one more time..

    Wishing you a lovely Tuesday!

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  78. Laundry room or not - your space is fabulous! I'd love to go through those baskets of lace and look at it all. And through the newspaper drawers! How awesome of a piece is that?
    Thanks for sharing. Loved it!
    karen ~ Some days are diamonds

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  79. How fabulous - I love that little cabinet and your desk! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Love your creative space. Just discovered your blog. I will be adding it to my "list" and catching up on all that I have missed. I was inspired by your desk. I also use my husband's grandfather's desk!

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  81. so lovely and so cool all at once!

    happy summer

    xo
    elyse

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  82. What an amazing space!..it may be small but it feels wonderful...thanks so much for sharing your space. I really love it.

    I'd love for you to come over for a stroll through my studio. It's been an ongoing transformation for almost a year since I moved in to our new home.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  83. Ann, I ADORE your space that you create it! I am so excited to see it... and I knew it would be just stunning! You are so creative... and it shows in the room that you have created for yourself. It is so nice to have a little space that we can escape to in our homes for us creative girls! I enlarged EVERY picture so I could see all the details... so so pretty!

    xoxo

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  84. Boy do you have a great space- love all that whimsy ness- love the tulle and neutral colors- bt girly feelings- Glad to see your space- an excited follower that will be back
    karryann

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  85. Love your studio, but somehow I just knew I would! I don't find your doll heads creepy at all and I so love those sweet dolly shoes!

    I'm hostessing my first ever blog party Friday~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY ~ and would love for you to join us!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  86. I love your wonderful space! It has given me inspiration (like everything you do)...I lost my sunroom studio when we moved into our new home and the basement is creepy and unfinished...so a little corner of our bedroom is where I am currently working.

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  87. Dear sweet Ann....what a precious wonderland!!!!! I love your creative space, your magic studio ~ such gorgeous artwork comes from this treasure box!!! To carve out our very own space from what we have is so important. I love, love all of the treasures you've gathered here...it truly is a wonderland to me ~ I wish so bad I could come see you with Lisa in September....I hope you feeling great sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

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  88. It's a wonderful creative area. All the little treasures to look at.....so cute! Love it!

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  89. Hello, dear Ann,
    Your creative space is just as charming as you are, loved everything about it. When you mentioned Canton, it reminded me that I need to make a trip there as soon as the weather gets a little cooler. How is the weather there in East Texas? We are having scorching days and no rain, boo hoo. My plants and yard need some moisture. Have a delightful Friday and fun-filled weekend. Sending lots of love and hugs your way~ Vick

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  90. The little creative oasis you have built for yourself in such a small space is remarkable. I love everything about it! Thank you for the tour.

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  91. Okay - so I though my studio was small - lol
    Oh - I LOVE your room Ann. It´s SO pretty and inspiring and amazing. You have so much pretty stuff. So happy to see where all your amazing creations is being created.
    xo Tina

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  92. Too yummy! What a great little niche you've created! So glad to find your blog,,,geesh I'm behind on this journey! I'll be back!

    Enjoy your day!

    Shell

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  93. my computer is now working. such a treasure you have. thaks for sharing.

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  94. Oh my! This is the most creative use of space that I've witnessed so far on this tour. It is absolutely amazing and filled with such AWESOME goodies. The visual appeal is off the charts...creativity..off the charts. If this were real estate, your studio is like livin' in the finest digs in Manhattan!!! Just love it all! Xo, Sue

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  95. Thats an amazing space and bonus part is that you can multi task with style : ) You have a lot of pretty things, so much to see... and I like how you kept it all together with the soft and light colours. The doll heads are neat.

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  96. LOVE your studio-so much eye candy...I could spend days in there! So glad to now be following your lovely blog! Nice to meet you!

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  97. Wow what you have done in this space is amazing...Just lovely TFS!

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  98. What a fun space, wish I could see it in person, ;)
    Margo

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  99. Your space is fabulous! I love seeing what inspires others... your space is inspiring me too! Happy blogging!

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  100. Your space is lovely! I could look at those pictures all night! sandy

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  101. My goodness you have a lot packed in to that little space! It is just charming and you have a real knack for organizing and displaying. I am very inspired!

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  102. best laundry room i've ever seen! great space!

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  103. What a charming studio..so prettily decorated, and treasures to be found everywhere! I love it!
    No wonder you find inspiration here...

    Thank you so much for letting me visit!

    Lynette

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  104. Just can't believe this to be a laundry room!! I definitely wouldn't mind doing laundry if mine were as gorgeous as yours!!! How wonderfully creative- and just love how you have all your creative stashes and treasures displayed!!

    Many Blessings
    Niki
    Kaniki's Prims & Whims....

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  105. I could happily do laundry in that room! Gorgeous, ethereal, and stunningly inspiring! I love the lamp shade. Thank you for the tour.

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  106. You win my prize for the most wonderful studio in the smallest of spaces! It is pure deliciousness from top to bottom! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I am sorry it has taken me so long to get here, but it was totally worth the wait!

    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  107. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  108. If I were to spend the night there, I would surely go home exhausted. I would not want to miss a thing and would be snooping all night long!! What beautiful items, and how much fun you have.

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  109. Ohhhh I just love
    love your creating space ~
    It is so wonderful !!
    Thank you for
    showing us :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  110. Such a pretty & sweet place! It's amazing to see what creative things can happen in the tiniest work areas. :D

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  111. I love every single INCH of it! Adorable and inspiring!

    Sheila

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  112. I love your creative space, I could make myself right at home. I also live in a tiny house and my sewing is in the laundry room. I love it we can multitask and create in the same space. You have such wonderful treasures to work with. I will truly love following you.
    Kathy

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