Friday, July 15, 2011

Where This Blogger Creates A Mess

I'm not a 'neat and tidy' type a gal. 
Usually on the way to 'neat and tidy' I get distracted by something sparkly.
Or tarnished, rusty, or chipped!

Plus my "create" areas, and craft storage areas, are all over the house.
At any rate, this is as good as I got it for the Where Bloggers Create III Party.

This is my sewing room, located on the second floor of our home.

I recently swapped the location of the day bed and sewing table.  This arrangement really opened up the room, making it feel much larger.

 It might not look like it but this room has really been cleaned up, it's just not looking all cute with fun and interesting craft storage and displays.

Being a commitment phob, I can't commit to where I want to attach this shelf to the wall.  So here it sits.

I got this rolling self rack at a garage sale for $15.  One of those deals where you can't pay fast enough and get it in your car before they change their minds.

I finished and posted about these lockers in time for my 1 year Blogiversary, see more where I posted about them here.

They are in the open family room area, just outside the sewing room.

This is the closet in my husband's study where I keep my scrap booking supplies.

Notice I didn't say where I do my scrap booking.  That's because lately it's only been where I store the paper supplies I like to buy.

I added boards to the depth of one shelf, to make it into a desk. 

 It took me a while to find this old step stool chair combo so I could either sit at the desk in the closet or reach the top shelves.

Then there is my desk in the laundry room/pantry where I do my jewelry making. 

I recently reorganized this area and posted about it here, if you'd like to see more.

Depending on what I'm doing I might be running between all 3 of these areas, dragging supplies out to the 4' by 10' kitchen island to work on whatever.

So, that's Where this Blogger's Creates!  Even if all she's creating is a mess!

Thank you Karen of My Desert Cottage, for hosting this shindig!  And thank you for taking the time to visit my mess over here.  Have fun checking out all the creative spaces, I know I will.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sparkle and Whine

I'm a mid-west girl, I'm out of my element here in Texas.
So I'm going to blame the too hot weather for my lack of activity.  
It's sooooo hot, hear me whine....
Now the Sparkle!
I haven't been too active here in blogland but I was on the ball enough to enter a giveaway offered by the lovely Robyn of The French Circus.  She creates beautiful one of a kind jewelry from vintage finds and the most beautiful semi precious stone beads.  Plus she loves flea markets and decorating!  What's not to love?  Definitely do check out her blog.
And, lucky me, I won!

Such pretty packaging, such a delicate pink!

Good things really do come in small packages. 

Rosary beads, garnets, and rhinestones, oh my!  And fleur de lis, ooh la la!
Thank you Robyn, I love them!

I broke one of my own rules though, I wore them before I sent a thank you, shame, shame on me.

But they are such beautiful dangles!  
This last picture was also my first attempt with Picnik to make my blurry close up more presentable.  
No it's not blurry, it's art, ha!!
And more Sparkle!

I recently bought an ughly little chandelier at Savers.  It was a cheap thing but the crystals were, if not actual crystal, at least glass.  I paired them with some vintage jewelry crystals I had and added them to some old silver plate server and candle stick pedestals I made.

 I got the idea from someone here in blog land, can't figure out who, but I'll look some more and a link when I find her. 

Edited:  I just finished dinner and tried a new search for the original idea.  This time I included "knob" and I found her!  It was from Janis over at RUST Vintage Inspired Design where I got my inspiration.  See her original post here.  I think she had one with crystals hanging from the tray as well but I can't find that picture. 

 Ya, I was having fun playing.

Linking up with  Beth of Gypsy Fish for her Silver Sunday!
Hope you all are having a great weekend, thanks for taking the time to stop by.