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Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012 ~ Giveaway Too!

Welcome to Rosechicfriends!
I am joining Karen over at
My Desert Cottage,
(click above to see other participants)
for the 4th Annual blog celebration of
*Where Bloggers Create*!

I am Lorena and I WELCOME you to my creative space! 
I am so happy to be joining Karen for my 3rd year in sharing where we bloggers create.
I am a painter of Roses, make clay Roses from polymer and an avid crafter who loves most anything to do with roses.  I have sold my items on ebay and now currently sell my creations on etsy.

I feel so blessed to be able to have transformed a 4th bedroom in my home into my studio.  With the help of my sweet hub I transformed this smallest of rooms into a Creative Oasis for me in 2008.  Before that time I had a room in our basement...but I began to realize I need a window to the world.  This year in January I knew it was time to tweak my space once again...we creative types are in a constant state of tweaking, dontcha think?

What spurred me on was the need of more surface space to paint and craft.  I also needed to move the furniture just a bit to place those things I used most closets to me, and those things I used less, into other areas.  Being very visual, I LOVE my eye candy so I also wanted to make sure that HOW I store my creative things is pretty and pleasing to my eye.

The first four pictures gives you an idea of how the room looks from different angles.

This picture, below, is where I keep many of the items I have painted and created.  A great shot of what I look at when I am sitting at my table.

I used many pieces of furniture that I painted in heirloom white as ways to store my overflow of goodies I use.  Want to see more?  Well I took plenty of pictures to share with you ways that I have stored and used *found* objects in my room.

This is my *hutch* that I created taking an old buffet and shelf and marrying them together.  I now have most all of my fabric and floral pieces housed here.  Below, behind the doors, I have batting and spray paints that I use, but not as often as other things.  The corner shelf has more goodies that I
use too.

I am being brave this year, and showing you the inside of my closet.  Most of my papers and extra items that I may keep for creating are kept here.  I also have a small storage area in our basement for other items that I may work on in the future...but I am NOT gonna show you that room...hehehe.

I also like to keep some of the created things I use out, until they go to a new home.  Part of loving pretty *eye candy* and having it around me.

Okay, I  just shared the exterior or to the left wall of when you come into my room...
Now lets move over to where the creating really happens.

I took a folding table and have covered it with a pretty twin sized vintage sheet.  A wooden crate houses things I use a lot.  My glue gun is a constant and ALWAYS is out.  The pinks and white ribbon are just a sample of the ribbons I have.  More ribbon is actually housed in the right drawer in my hutch.  I also have a neat (just given to me) desk that works so well as my sewing table and it is also where I ipad stays when I am in this room.  I have my buttons and glitter stored in the shelf above the sewing machine.  I also love the peg board I created just for my scissor storage.

What you don't see?  Well the larger white surface was originally the top of a drafting table.  It was just too high, so I took the table apart...placed my 4 plastic containers in the center and now I have hiddened icky containers, but keep them close at hand with items I need all the time.  I then took a coordinating sheet and glued it all around the edges to *hide* my storage.  Pretty clever way to keep my room chic not shabby!

Are you still with me?
The last pictures are once again, more storage containers or shelving.

Pretty boxes for storage.

A sweet book shelf, that has many decorating books, reference materials, guides, how to's, and my 1980-1990's collection of Victoria Magazines.

Moving now, around to the largest wall space...
You see here the many prepped items that need painted.  I also have a collection of Glove Boxes that I use to keep my hand made clay roses that I make in.  I sell these in my etsy shop for others to use in their own projects, as well as, using them in own designs.

This old dresser was actually mine as a child.  I has had many transformations.  I brought it into my room in January.  It was such a great addition to my storage needs.  I have stacked a 9 shelf cardboard container, which houses a lot of my laces.  On top I have 2 utility multi-drawers and more of my laces and trims.  Inside the drawers I have also place more trims and needed items for crafting.

Oh, and YES, I did paint those roses on here...but they are probably well over 10 years old.  It was before I really started to paint and sell my items.  At that time I would paint on just about anything.  Lol..other painters out there can probably relate.

There it is, my crafting studio bedroom. I feel so blessed to have this room and  a sweet, cheery place to go to during my days.


Now, for my giveaway...

Because I LOVE to share and I LOVE giveaways I thought this would be a great opportunity.

I decided to give away my last *PINK Princess Angel*

All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me you want to be entered.
  If you do not specify this, I will assume that you do not want to be entered. 
So PLEASE let me know if you want a chance to win my angel.
That is all you need to do.
I will choose a winner on July 31st.

Last, I thought I'd leave you with just a few of the goodies that I  have created this past year.  I have this sweet feather tree all decorated with many ornies I have made...I love to leave it out on display for me to enjoy all year long.

Thanks again for stopping by!
I cannot wait to see the amazing spaces
Where Bloggers Create!

Be Blessed


Tracie Dean said...

You have such a beautiful space to work in!!! Love how you have combined things to make your storage pretty and functional.

I would also very much like to be considered for the give away. It would be an honor to win that beautiful angel.

Thanks for letting me peek into your world

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wonderful space you have created!!! I love this party and seeing all the inspiration for our rooms!! Will have my post up soon I hope!

Alessandra said...

Wow! Your crafting space is so romantic and bright! Very lovely. Yuor angel is very beautiful and i would like to have a chance to win it. I want to be entered.

Doni said...

Such a pretty space! LOVE those glass jars filled with lovelies....
And your roses are just gorgeous!
The satin dressers boxes caught my eye...I love those too..and use them in my own space!
So happy to see your lovely room!
Blessings, Doni

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Lorena,
I just love your room. We could move right in with each other. I just adore your yummy wall color and all your pretty storage is so inspiring. Love your ribbons and your scissor organization. Plus your hidden containers under the skirts. That's what I do as well and it really helps. I agree that we love to tweak the space a lot as we see what works and what does not.
Your creative space is truly a lovely place to work your magic with your gorgeous items as only you can do. What a gift and what a blessing to do what we love along with the support of devoted hubbies.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful studio and thank you for you dear comment. You just put me in tears with your kind words and lifted me most high. I hope your broken heart for your sweet kitty is mending a bit with time. I know it's hard but within our hearts love goes on remembering the gift of time with our amazing fur babies.

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool. We heard how hot it has been in our old stomping grounds. LOL
Love you dear one,
Celestina Marie

Susan said...

Love your beautiful room and all the goodies in there. Thanks for sharing and please enter me in your giveaway. Come visit me sometime. Susan

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful space. So femine ♥


Hello Lorena!
Love your Creative room! It's pretty just like you! Lots of wonderful inspiration. Loved the tour!
You can put my name into the hat for your sweet angel giveaway!
Thank you!

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Beautiful space Lorena, I love the shade of aqua used for your room and your storage is divine, everything reflects you and what you love. I would be honored to be in your drawing and winner of your Angel. Hugs and love Marilou

Diane said...

The romantic pastels are so lovely. It is a wonderful space to create in!

Sandra Kaye said...

I really love the color of your walls...super sweet. Thanks for sharing!! hugs

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay Lorena,

You have such a wonderful and romantic place...
I love those soft colors...and little roses.
Your work is so lovely...

Thanks for sharing...

Love from Marijke from Holland...

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

You have such a beautiful space in which to create!
I adore the color of your walls!
Your space is filled with so many wonderful ideas and tips on organizing and storage!
Thanks so much for sharing!


Maureen said...

Lorena, what a pretty room, so perfect for someone who has a passion for creating roses! I love all the bright light; you are correct, having a basement studio that is something I definitely miss!

June said...

What a pleasure to see your beautiful space where you make such lovely things. I love the color on your walls. One of my very favorites!
sending hugs from Idaho...

Anonymous said...

How nice of you to offer a giveaway....! that's fun!

I just have to tell you how pretty your creative space is...and yes, as artist's we are always up to changing and rearranging our creative spaces! Here's to the bliss of tweaking! Your gorgeous studio is so inspirational...I'm so happy that I stopped in to see it today. This blog hop party has been a lot of fun...for the first time I've joined I really hope you'll come by to visit me too.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your beautiful creative space Lorena. Thanks so much for sharing it. You have lots of pretty things.


Rita Barakat said...

What a sweet space to work in! So many pretty things to look at! I love your feathered tree!

Kathy said...

Can I come over to play? Your studio is a wonderland. Thanks for sharing, I am so glad you stopped by and esp. glad to got to see your studio, Happy creating. Kathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely creative space, Lorena! I love the color of your walls. I love all your storage pieces, too. The ribbon holder and that hutch/shelf are wonderful. You've got such a nice space to create in and I love how you've got it set up. Thanks for sharing your tour!

Holly Loves Art said...

Thanks so much for visiting me! Yes... I remember your creative space too because of our similar wall colors! We also have a lot in common! I've really enjoying looking at all your pictures. Have a great day!

Kathy said...

I love your cotton candy colors. This is a beautiful room - thank you for sharing!

Penny said...

What a cheery room to work in!! I love it!!! I am now following you! Hugs, Penny

Penny said...

I almost forgot!!! I would love to win your beautiful angel!! Penny

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Lorena!

You have such a wonderful space to create in!! Lots of great ideas and inspiration.

And yes, I would LOVE to enter your giveaway for a chance to win this sweet Pink Princess Angel :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

What a super sweet aqua and pink studio. Love those vintage stain boxes. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the color of your walls, very similar to my own. So much eye candy, I made the pictures big so I could see every detail. Love your room. Oh, and please enter me into your drawing. Thanks for sharing!

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

What eye candy! Just love the colors. Isn't it great to have a place to create? Thanks for sharing. ; )
P.S. Your work is beautiful!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a beautiful space to create in. Sorry I arrived too late to enter for that gorgeous angel, but I am sure that whoever won her will be very happy! Thanks for sharing your space with us.