Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create

Thank you, My Desert Cottage, for hosting this event! I am looking forward to
visiting many wonderful places in the coming days.


Wow! In anticipation of doing this I actually cleaned up my space!
A lot!
I really should include a "before" shot, but this looks so much better.


This is my office where the office work, blogging and other computer stuff happens.

Since it's the first place you see when you come in the house, I do try to keep it neat.
It's a nice, bright space. Especially when cleaned up!
I keep some of my basket making supplies here, tucked away in hollow books.
Kind of like my treasure chests.

This is my official studio.  It's a rather small attic area, and can get dangerous
if you stand up too fast in the wrong spot and bump your head.
But I like it. It's cozy and I can make as much of a mess as I want
and no one will care.

I did clear off the desk top for these photos, but chaos still reigns in other areas
as you can see in my book corner (oh, my!)

I also share some of the space with my granddaughter.
Yes, this is a 1950's miniature Formica table and chair set.
It was mine many years ago. It's a great place to have a cup of pretend tea.
I'm hoping she will absorb the craft habit by being nearby:-)


So there are bits and pieces everywhere


and lots of unfinished projects

 including pine needles to sort 

and baskets to create.
These are my newest creation...herbal baskets! You wouldn't believe
how wonderful these smell. Lavender, chocolate mint, mmmm...
I'm still fine tuning the process and will be test marketing a few this fall.

I always finish my baskets but find I seem to
have knitting projects that just need a little something
to be finished...like a lining for a bag,
 or handles for another bag,
 or a sweater that needs work,
 or pieces that need to be joined to make a blanket.
And the list goes on...

This knitted and crocheted bag won a ribbon at the State Fair.
I'm really glad I finished it!


But since both basket making and knitting are portable,
a lot of my time is spent here
in my favorite recliner!

But my favorite spot to sit and work is
 on the screen porch
enjoying the view.

Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll come back again!!

57 comments:

  1. Your space is wonderful - the attic slant makes it cozy. And, I love the "chaos" as you referred to it... it is proof that you actually CREATE in it! LOVE IT! Would love for you to visit sometime - http://stringtownhome.blogspot.com.

    Your newest follower,
    Heather

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    1. Thank you, Heather, for your nice comments and becoming a follower! It's so exciting! I am new to blogging and am really enjoying meeting everyone and seeing what they do and where they do it. Am headed to your place now! ~Terri

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  2. Oh my goodness - what I would not give for an attic room!!! It is fabulous -- I'm insanely jealous --

    You really do have a wonderful place to create -- and I love that you have a little space set up for your grandaughter -- that is priceless and I hope to do the same thing someday soon. And yes - she will absorb the creative spirit by being near you!

    Your screened in porch is fabulous - I would love to sit there and knit all day long -- it is a perfectly lovely place to be! Is this where you have your morning coffee -- I would!

    It is fun to see all the projects that you have going -- your basketry is amazing -- that is a level of patience that I can not even imagine.

    Thanks for the tour-- its just wonderful to see your special place and things that you love to make. I hope you make lots of new friends by participating in this wonderful event --

    xoxo,
    Vicki

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    1. Thank you, but your sacred yarn room is pretty spectacular too! But yes, I do have my coffee on the screen porch and spend a lot of time pondering and knitting out there:-) Thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing more about you and your adventures! ~Terri

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  3. What a neat space and I love the little yellow table and chairs so grand daughter can be near you! Herbal baskets- wow what a neat idea! They look wonderful!


    I hope you will have time to come by and see my lil creative space that I recently created!

    bee blessed
    mary

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Mary. So glad you stopped by:-) I am headed to your creative space now! ~Terri

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  4. Look at those spaces! How wonderful! My favorite spots are your granddaughter's space also and the porch. Having fun hopping with you - stop by if you have time!

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    1. Thank you :-) And thanks for visiting! I'm headed to your place now! ~Terri

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  5. It's true...linking up to Karen's WBC party...made me dust off a few of my vintage pieces that were admittedly gathering a lovely layer of dust!

    thanks for sharing. pop by my place if you like!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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    1. I know! Although I may have gone a bit overboard this time. Oh well, won't have to clean again for a loooong time! I'm headed to your place now. ~ Terri

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  6. I love that cozy attic space. Your baskets are lovely. I wish I could smell them. My favorite thing is that child size table and chairs-oh my-I'm in love!

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    1. Thank you :-) Know what you mean about the table and chairs. I haven't been able to part with them! Thanks for visiting. I'm on my way to your place now. ~Terri

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  7. Your attic space looks so cozy and your herbal baskets sound divine! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Kathy! I'm on my way to visit you now! ~ Terri

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  8. Your baskets are incredible and your attic space is cozy -- nice to have a place where you don't have to always tidy up. I have so many unfinished projects, so many ongoing projects, so much I want to do. :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. Yes, I think the unfinished projects are my biggest nemesis. They keep getting in the way of what I want to do next! Thanks for visiting. I'm headed to your space now :-) ~ Terri

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  9. Hey, love your space. And I love the basket. Let's get together and make one. Wouldn't that be nice! Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the tour. Susan

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    1. Sounds like fun! Thanks for visiting :-)
      ~ Terri

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  10. Awesome creative Space ♥
    *hugs*deb

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!! ~ Terri

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  11. Lovely baskets and that little table and chairs are adorable! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Oh the formica set is adorable....perfect for a tea party with your grandaughter!

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    1. Thank you! I never thought it would have lasted this long!!
      Glad you stopped by. ~ Terri

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  13. What a lovely post. Your herbal baskets are beautiful. Will they be in your etsy shop?
    VictorianGypsy

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    1. Thank you! I will probably list them in Etsy, or may try to do something creative through my blog. Haven't quite decided yet :-) ~ Terri

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  14. I love the children's vintage table and chair set. Your studio attic space is wonderful. ♥ ஆєℓєηα

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    1. Thank you, Helena! And thanks for visiting!! ~ Terri

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  15. love the pine needle baskets...the smell working with them transports one to the outdoors...lovely

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the aroma does bring the outdoors in. Thanks so much for visiting! ~ Terri

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  16. How fun you are "mobile" in your crafting! I would love to sit on the porch :) TFS

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    1. The porch is great unless it's 99 degrees and 99% humidity! Then even I wilt :-) Thanks for stopping by!
      ~ Terri

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  17. I like your cozy space, your baskets are amazing. Thank you for the tour.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting, Sandy! ~ Terri

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  18. Oh my! There's so much to love! The name of your blog is awesome...so pretty and so perfect for a blogname!
    And those pine needle basketS!!!! WOW!!! I'm now wanting to learn how to do that! Your trip to Paris looks like it was so much fun!
    I'm now a new follower!
    Blessings, Doni

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    1. Wow! Where do I begin to thank you!! With all your kind words you've made a new bloggers heart sing:-) Thanks for visiting and following. And I'm one of your newest followers as well!
      ~ Terri

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  19. Love love your inside and OUTSIDE studios! Thanks for sharing. Your newest basket creation is beautiful.

    Many blessings!
    Stacey

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  20. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting! ~ Terri

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  21. My goodness you have an adequate and lovely space here. Isn't it just the best when we have a space of our own.

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  22. Thank you, Stacey! And thanks for visiting! ~ Terri

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  23. Cute little haven you have for creating your beautiful baskets and knitted items. The little formica table and chairs brings back memories and a smile on my face. Thank you for having me over for a visit.
    Charmaine

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  24. Love your baskets! I'll bet they smell so heavenly. - I'll be back to check them out again. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thank you! Hope to will come back again. ~ Terri

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  25. What a wonderful attic spot for creating. I love the pine needle baskets, they're gorgeous! Thank you for the tour...

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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  26. Thanks for sharing your space. Your baskets and scarves look amazing.
    Huggs ~Iantha~

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  27. Okay, first I have to say, I love your baskets!!! They are amazing!

    But I had to chuckle at the cutest photo of all... the two bunnies having tea at that fab table and chair set!

    Thank you for the tour of your wonderful craft space.

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    1. Entirely my granddaughter's idea :-) Glad it gave you a chuckle! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Terri

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  28. Your baskets are amazing, and so is your fantastic space. I bet you had so much rain from Debby, we did down here in my area of Florida, but I think you got a lot worse. Happy Weekend,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you! Actually, Debby skirted all around us and we ended up with only a few inches. Could have used much more since the drought here has been quite severe. Hope you've dried out. ~ Terri

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  29. What a lovely tour!
    I just so love those herbal baskets. You have a wonderful creative space in that attic really - it looks so embracing but then you can go and sit here and there with all your handwork. Thank you for bearing your unfinished projects. Yes we all have those!
    Thanks for sharing it all with us,
    Suzy

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks so much for your kind works and for stopping by! ~Terri

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  30. Hi, It's Leslie from Brookhollow LAne again. Thanks for coming over to my blog. It's so nice to meet a new friend who has the same interests.

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  31. You have a darling attic space as your studio! I love your baskets.
    Thanks for sharing your space and creations with us.

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  32. Oh, how darling your studio is. I love how it was decorated. Well done.
    I'm your newest follower.

    Thanks for sharing
    Ciao Bella

    Sensible Sarah

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