Karen of My Desert Cottage is hosting her second Where Bloggers Create Party. I thought it would be fun to participate this year, and I needed a little motivation to get my room in order. :)
Everyone is going to show the area where they create, and also show what they create there.
I had no idea what a hard time I would have taking photos of the room where I work. It's a little dark ~ kind of earthy and rustic, but it doesn't make for great flash free photos. Decorating and organizing in here has been a bit of challenge for me. I like the rustic aspect, and it goes with the style of the house, but sometimes I just want to paint everything white!
Most of my stamps are in a drawer, but the ones on the table are the ones I seem to use most frequently. LOVE my birdcage...I have all kinds of things hanging from it...things I've received in swaps, things I've purchased, etc.
Some of my favorite stamps.
The good stuff.
I struggled for the longest time trying to find a good way to store my loose ribbon. I ran across these hangers that have a velvet like finish to them, and it turned out to be the perfect way to keep the ribbon. I can easily see everything I have and they don't slip off. Each hanger is by color...the pink one.
The fireplace mantle where I keep jars of all kinds of vintage millinery and trims, etc. In this photo you can really see how rustic the room is, the whole house is actually, lots of wood and stone...I love it in the winter when it's cold and stormy, but in the summer I want white! Luckily the bedroom is all white and super sunny and feminine...so I spend a lot of time in there in the summer!
And my armoire which I love because it makes me appear WAY more organized than I really am. This is where I keep a lot of my supplies and unfortunately lots of unfinished projects ~ I'm sure you can all relate :)
My dress form that is holding beautiful altered books at the moment.
We are also supposed to show what we create...I am realizing I participate in A LOT of swaps. I am currently in five of them! Unfortunately I can't post photos yet because they haven't been given out, but I thought I would post some photos of a few things I've made for past swaps.
The Kentucky Derby Hat Swap
Magic Wand Swap
Marie Antoinette Canvas Swap
I'm going to try to fix a few more shots of my room and I will add them to this post.
And then I'm off to visit everyone! Be sure to stop by Karen's blog...she has links posted of all the participants.
A huge thank you to Karen for hosting such a great event.