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Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II

Welcome to my space! I am happy to have you here. In this room, I create, I compute, I pay my bills and I relax. This once was my oldest daughter's bedroom but when I became an empty nester, instead of crying, I got out the plan book and the paint brush and off I went. I knew I needed storage, and lots and lots of shelves to feature our toy collection and treasures. Plus I had to have wall space for the art I own. Not Monet's or Van Gogh's, but pieces my daughter's have made me over the years, a bulletin board with ideas for future crafts, lots of counter top and a TV, so I can watch my Denver Broncos in the Fall. And it had to have COLOR! And PATTERNS! And be FUN! I love it, and I hope you will too.


These are the type of birdhouses I like to make, and meet "Daisy" a lovely doll my youngest girl made me.


Lots of room to paint, glue, sand and wrap presents!
I adore Mary Englebreit and was thrilled with a picture embroidered by my Mother and don't you just love the piece my daughter made? She "characterized" me for a very special treasure.


This wall holds some memorabilia from a lovely anniversary trip with my hubby to Disney World, a pottery I collect called Checkers and a little greenery for the Winter months, my late MIL's geraniums.

This special frame holds two squares of the original paint my oldest girl selected for her bedroom, I didn't want to totally erase from my mind what the room used to be. I lined the frame and added vintage buttons from my collection.

Everyone needs a wrapping area AND a crab!...LOL

My vintage earring and brooch collections, a limited addition signed print from Mary Englebreit herself (to help Haiti), and the tools of the trade.

A bit of sparkle and check out the birdhouse my youngest decorated for me. Vintage ceramic birds add just the right touch.



And when a project just won't come together right, I roll my chair back and look outside to my "other" work space, and before long, the head clears, an idea forms and ta da, the perfect solution comes to me.

Thank you for visiting and I can't wait to see all your wonderful spaces! Kit












91 comments:

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Kit, I love your creative space. Your storage is so well planned and the whimsy here and there really give it such life. I can see how you enjoy many a day here, doing what you love. What a blessings.

It is so nice to meet you and now I am a happy follower too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative space. Hope you can stop by my party too.

See you soon.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Kit, I LOVE your happy little space! It is so bright and cheerful, just like you! All of your treasures from your family make it that more precious... your birdhouses you create are fabulous! I adore birdhouses! You have added so many little personal touches and I am sure you are very happy and relaxed in there... I also love your view outside as well... so glad you joined the party! xoxo Julie Marie

Susan said...

Hi....love your space where you create. Montana huh??? Sounds like heaven to me. Thanks for sharing. Susan

zandra said...

What a happy place! So, enjoyed my visit here.
Enjoy the rest of the parties!
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

Love all the color! I can see all the things you love! It's great!
Queen Bee Studio

Cinnamonstitch said...

Love your space, Bright and Cheery

Gypsy Mermaid said...

I love your wrap around desk! big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hiya!!
Such a beautiful blog and fun studio! This is my fist time to visit you and expect to come back many more times. I love this meme -- such a great place to meet new talented sisters in crime :)

I raised my family in Billings - live in Utah now... what city?

Stop by and say hi -- would love to get to know you better.

Claudia ♥ ♥

http://www.dipityroad.com/where-bloggers-create/where-bloggers-create-my-studio

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This looks like a really fun space to create in Kit. Bet you enjoy yourself.

Jan LaFollette said...

I love the color, the birdhouses and all of your personal touches, what a wonderful space. Your garden looks pretty inspirational, too. Fun visit, thanks, I've become a follower.

oldgreymare said...

What a happy cheerful place! No one could ever be blue in this space, or ever want to leave.

Suzan

Rebecca said...

Hi Kit! LOVE YOUR COLOR and your passion that shines through my friend.

Beautiful fun studio! Thank you so much for sharing!

Love to you~

Rebecca

bermudabluez said...

Hi there! I dropped by from the "Where Bloggers Create" Party.....I didn't know about it until too late, but decided I'd hop around and visit some new blogs!! I have always wanted to visit Montana, but haven't quite made it there yet...my husband retired last year and we have visited all the way out to Minnesota and South Dakota and Wyoming...from NY...so I've added Montana to my list! Great place you have for creating!!! Love your garden as well!! The idea of saving your daughter's paint chips speaks to me....really nice memento!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, this really IS a creative space. And it does have a lot of color, as well as being functional. I think I'll pass on the crab, but I sure like the rest of the room. Thanks for sharing this really beautiful and inspiring space.

Gail said...

Hi Kit, thank you for coming over to visit me at Big Horn Mountain Creations. At least you have not gone to far away from Wy. I love Montana, we go to Billings about every 6 weeks or so. I like your space, it is very well put together and I love the idea of saving some of the color from when your room was your daughters, very cool.

scrapwordsmom said...

What a beautiful area to create in!! I am so loving your ME piece. I miss her magazine!!

Jillayne said...

What a happy looking space you have! And your blog is too I will definitely be back!

FlowerLady said...

Kit ~ I've always loved your colorful style and to see where you create both inside and out, is a real treat. You are so organized and have so much inspiration surrounding you. What a wonderful use of this room.

FlowerLady

Creative Grammie said...

Hi Kit; You have a cheery place to create, full of wonderful art from your children and yourself. I love your collection vintage earrings and all your other collections. Thanks for sharing.
I think this party is going to take me more than a few months to attend! LOL

Debby said...

Hi Kit,
What a fun and beautiful space you have to create in. I have enjoyed my visit and thanks for sharing with us.
Debby

Halle said...

Such a cheerful space with happy colors. Love your blog background too!

BEAR's Mom said...

such bright colors ~ H.A.P.P.Y. H.A.P.P.Y. ~

~victoria~

Syd said...

Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful place.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Kit! I'm so glad you could join in on the fun! I love your room. It's so cheery! You and I did the same thing... We turned our kids room into our haven! Thanks so much for paying along!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Zuzu said...

Ooooooooooo, can I come over and play? So many wonderful things to create with - and organized!!!
I enjoyed seeing your studio, Kit! Have a lovely weekend.
Zuzu

Uncanny Festoon said...

How fun...love the Mickey ears!




Joy.............always!

kluless said...

I totally have counterspace envy - how wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

craftyles said...

What a happy and cheerful space. I love the way you displayed your vintage jewelry and love the ME touches. Thanks for the tour!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a fun space to create in. I also love lots of color! I'm a big fan of Mary E too. I've noticed that a lot of the bloggers featured today are also Mary E fans!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a great place to create. Love all the color!

Caleen said...

I just love all the color! WOW!! It is an amazing space. I love Mary too.. Everything is so happy and so full of light and color. Thank you for sharing. It is really wonderful. Have a lovely weekend.

marie said...

What a great room! Organized and full of sweet memories too!
I love your outdoor space as well. It looks so cheery and inviting!

Penny said...

Hi Kit,
I think your creative room is awesome.
Lots of great counterspace - and plenty of whimsy as well a family memories.
great job.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
Hugs
Penny

Janet said...

I love love love your studio! All the color, and that whole section of photo boxes is great! I'm sure you spend many happy hours in this room.

Lori said...

Oh, Kit, your space is so fun and cheery--it reminds me of Mary Englebreit--I LOVE her! Thanks for inspiring me. And I love how you've saved bits and pieces of your children around the room.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I love your colorful space and it is so well organized! Thanks for the tour, Connie

Amber Leilani said...

such a colorful and fun space! i love your sally doll!

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

What a wonderful, whimsical place to dream and create...magic!
I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Donna

Her Art Nest said...

What a happy place! Thank you for sharing such an incredibly creative space. Take care, Nancy

Claudia said...

Your space is bright, cheery and fun - and I bet you have fun creating there.

Cherie Wilson said...

Such happy colors! What a great space you have. I do love those Mickey ears:) Have a blast!

Linda Robinson said...

I can see why you can get creative with a wonderful view like that out your window... I just adore your room I love how you left that little piece of your daughter there. And of course I Love the Mickey ears.. A Wonderful space thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Linda

My Grama's Soul said...

Such a pretty and colorful spot you have!!!!!

Where in Montana....We are in Lakeside for part of the summer.

Jo

Angela Weimer said...

what a beautifully bright and colourful workspace. Thanks for sharing . Angela

kimberlyshaw said...

What a very FUN and happy place you have. Your whole blog screams "HAPPY PLACE HERE!" Oh, I have so enjoyed your tour where you have left a smile on my face. Thanks!

Terri said...

love all the color accents a bright and happy space to create!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Loved your whimsical goodies! I'm not familiar with the checkered dishes....loved it! The framed paint swatch was yummy! Visit me, we definitely have a kindred spirit!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful yard, Kit! I love your creative space ~ it is so bright and well-thought out. Love the storage and work areas. I'll bet you've got some great stuff stashed in all those boxes on the top shelf. : )

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Wonderfully bright and well organized work space. Thanks for the tour!

Liz-Anna

Denise said...

So cute and I just love all of your bright happy colors that you use. An inspiring space for sure.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

I love your space it's bright, colorful, and fun! I too adore color! I love all your storage areas and all the mementos you live with.

happy day!
~marcia

My Arts Desire said...

The whimsy, playfulness, and colors in your studio all just shout "happy"...I am thoroughly enjoying my tours through so many studios. It's really fun to see the uniqueness of each studio...all very special! Love the little border here on your blog as well. It's hard not to smile when you look at it. Thanks for sharing! Xo, Sue

Geralyn Gray said...

Love your space and the inclusion of the Mickey mouse hats----great space!!!!

vanny said...

Hi Kit
your space is so cool--all of your color is really neat! I also like reading your bio about not looking back--you sound like you have enjoyed every minute there. Also, what a touching idea that you did wit your daughters paint--I have a little girl and that really gave me food for thought. thanks for the visit to your creating, computing and relaxing space.

vanessa
http://madstitches.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

Very bright and cheery, whimsical and FUN!!
Best wishes,
Chris
www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Janet Bernasconi said...

What a sweet work area. I love it all. Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Cathy said...

Hi Kit,

What a stunning way to display your beautiful studio.

It is lovely and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and giving us such inspiration on this fine sunny, summer, morning.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy

Our Back Porch said...

F*U*N!!! *H*A*P*P*Y
What a great creative space! Thanks for sharing! Come on over to see Where I Create!

Creative Blessings,
Rebecca

Carol said...

What a lovely tour up there in "Big Sky Country". All that color is so much fun and leaves one in a happy mood. You have done a great job coordinating your memorabilia . That picture of Mary E is 2die4. Lovely, lovely!!

Thanks for the tour..
Carol from
Good 'OL Texas

Karen said...

What a fun place to lose yourself in! So much color and personality! And Montana! Our best friends have a place in Bozeman and it is pure Heaven when we get to visit there. How lucky you are!
Loved snooping around your studio. Thank you so much for letting me in!
Have a great day!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

A Write Life said...

Love your creative space. So bright and cheery.

Miss Sandy said...

What a delightfully bright, colorful, and fun space to create in. I love the framed paint chips from your daughters childhood room, so sweet. Thank you for sharing your vibrant space.

luluslovlies said...

I love your space and I can see it fits your cheery personality, just delightful, the doll your daughter made is totally awesome and everything our children make us and our grandchildren make are the real treasures of life! I enjoyed my visit, I plan on visiting all the blogs from the party a few at a time, no way anybody can do that in one day! XOXO

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! It inspires me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Connie said...

It's taking a while to get around to all the bloggers so bear with me, sugar. But when I saw MONTANA that drew me in a flash! We're in Idaho, from California though, and never looked back. Isn't it great to live in the west, chick?! So howdy, neighbor, and nice to meet you!
xoxo,
Connie

fiberdoodles said...

I love your very "happy" creative space! It's wonderful!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Julie Ranae said...

A wonderfully inspiring creative space...thank you for sharing it with us : )

Inn Country said...

Hi Kit, I love your creative space you are very organised thanks for visiting me little studio. thanks for sharing with us all

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Kit:
What a fun, creative space you have! I love how it's so colorful and everything in its place. Thanks for sharing a peek at it. Hope you'll stop by and visit Brynwood, too, when you get a chance.
xoxo
Donna

Melly said...

Hi Kit, your creative space is wonderful so full of joy, thank you so much for sharing it :)
Melly:)

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

I love your space! It' so open, bright and colorful! I too have been a long time fan of ME! Thank you for sharing your space with us!
Dandelion wishes,
Deb~

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Kit,
Nice to meet you! What a wonderful studio you have. I just love everything in it! Thanks so much for letting me stroll through it.

I would love for you to visit with me and stroll through my studio..it's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home putting everything together as it should be I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Such a great space to create. What fun. I was born right across the river from you in Philadelphia one year before you. Good move west we are planning it too. Keep in touch.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

She said...

Oh what a lovely craft space. x

someplace in thyme said...

Oh what fun, and all the colors. I am afraid I would play more than work in your wonderful space. I love it all, so much to see and peek into. Thankyou for sharing, Char

Debbie~ said...

Looove your CrEaTiVe space, it's bright & ever so cheery! I see a 'ME' fan in there, I scrolled down and saw your B'day and see you and I have sooo much in common, I too love Mary! Anyhoo, your space is full of inspiration for me, I didn't post my space, because I am NOT organized enough to show it, BUT...I'm starting to get inspired the more I look at everyone's beautiful spaces. I'm actually getting the bug to bulldoze through and see what happens! Thanks for letting us peek into your creative world! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Tins and Treasures said...

Such a fabulous idea to have a gift wrapping area...you have inspired me!

Thanks for sharing your creative space. Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

Beth A. said...

Kit...you have such a great space, so colorful and inspiring! I love the way you preserved your daughter's wall color. So unique!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Studio is the Perfect Colorful ~ Happy Place..... Nothing better for an Empty Nester than to get out the paint can & make it Yours!

imaginationlane said...

You have a delightful studio, Kit! I love all the bright colours against your love pale walls and furniture. I had to peek at all your collection..I'd never seen the checkered china before..so many neat things to see. I am also a Mary Englebreit fan...I was devastated when the magazine went under, weren't you?! I have lots of her prints, cups, notecards etc. but for some reason, no pictures of them on my studio tour. Mmm..I'll have to rectify that..

Thanks so much for having me over. I would love to sign up to follow and come back again. Your blog is a very comfortable place to be...

Lynette

Liz said...

KIT! I love all the color! and your plaid pottery.
Wonderful! Can you believe that I am still not all the way through the list of entries.... UGH.

Love your room!

~Liz

. said...

Thats a very cute space, lots of light with all the small hints of colour all around, just stands out like candy in a candy store : )
I like how you hung up your jewelry, I have been thinking about how I should do that with mine, and I think I found it, hooray

Jodene Shaw said...

Cute, Cute, CUTE!! I love your multicolored photoboxes! And I too, am a sister Mary Engelbreit fan! Love your space. Love your blog. Love that you love your life and your state . . . my blog theme is much the same!

Fun to see creative space!
~jodi shaw of Opened Door: www.jodeneshaw.blogspot.com

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Fun stuff!! Someone that's not afraid of color!!! Yippeee - I love the idea of hanging earings, etc. in the frames. Thanks for the tour....

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Kit, What a bright and fun space you have. I love that you kept a bit of the pink walls and have decorated with your daughters' art and toys. Your blog looks like such fun, I'm signing on to follow you. Can't wait to see more. Your post about Oregon: I adore the coast there and Montana is another place I want to spend more time in. Looking forward to getting to know you better!
Sherry

Scrap Krazed said...

I love your space! And I loved reading what you wrote. I love Mary E too! Your blog is very sweet. terry frias

jen said...

What a fun and inspiring space! I am so late getting to everyones blogs but better late than never right?
luvs and glitter
~jen

p.s. i'm having a giveaway if you would like to stop by, but no pressure really just thought I'd let you know, there is vintage wallpaper and antique buttons involved:)

Sherry said...

Your space is wonderful. It is so full of special things that remind you of your loved ones. I find that those things are the most inspiring and you have arranged them so nicely. Thanks for sharing your space to create. Your gardens are very inviting too!

Jennifer Dixon said...

What a great room you have! I love all the counter space and storage! I may have to borrow your idea for the shelves on the wall-great idea! You can never have too many shelves-lol!

Happy creating! :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Fun is the best word to describe your space! I love your idea of keeping the small paint chips in the frame to remind you of what went before. I also like your shelf of multi-coloured boxes - they are great storage but look like art. Thanks for inviting us to visit.

the gypsy said...

What a happy place! Creating here must be just plain fun!