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Sunday, July 14, 2013

If Only I Didn't Procrastinate!

This weekend is the "Where Bloggers Create" blog hop at Karen Valentine's wonderful blog, My Desert Cottage, and I did not sign up. I've visited wonderful studios this weekend!

I wanted to join in the "hop", but I was busy making my patriotic pillows and flag quilt. My craft room was a BIG mess, and I didn't want to stop sewing to clean it up. Then, there was the yard work hubs and I did. And, the trips to the desert and the beach to see our children and family. Well, I procrastinated....plain and simple.

So, now the world does not see my craft room, but my sweet blogging friends will. It means a lot to me that such sweet ladies visit me and keep me close to their hearts.

I have a door that goes out to a small deck. Next to it is a window. So lots of natural light enters in.
Lots of ribbon here, my Cuttlebug, and inside the colorful file drawers are Mary Engelbreit stickers, papers and calendars that I just cannot part with.
This little chair is a thrift store find, like 90 percent of my things. Our sweet Heather at Vintage Grey made the quilted piece. I love it over the chair back!
Yes, I collect Mary Engelbreit dolls.
I love the shabby white craft rooms I see in Blogland, but I am a RED person, so my craft room reflects my love for red and lots of color.
Yard sale finds.
My Cameo.
Lambys and little M.E. collectibles.
A sweet Ann Estelle from Sandy. I just love her. She was originally sold at Target.
My Cricut.
M.E. toys.
I made this picture years ago out of reproduction paper dolls.
My door and window. I hang cherry purses and totes here. I teach kindergarten, so I get lots of cherry things from my students and parents.
This collection of stuff goes back nearly 30 years.
These M.E. dolls have body of Betsy McCall.
Did you have a Betsy McCall doll when you were little?
I did. She is up here somewhere.

Dumbo ride!

I have the castle, too. It was my son's when he was a toddler.

Are we inspired yet?
The doorway at the curtain enters the master bedroom. This room is supposed to be a retreat or workout room. There is no door, so I have a lace curtain that I can tie back.

Just cuteness.

My little red toolbox that hubs gave me for Christmas one year.

He made this desk for me out of 4 book shelves and 2 hollowcore doors. I covered it with a piece of vintage vinyl gingham fabric.

Behind the lace curtain, I store baskets and loot!

Like some of you, I have too much stuff.

Some of this loot I've had for over 25 years.

Gosh, this doesn't even include my fabric!

The guest room closet is full of fabric!

Thank you for visiting me today!
Hugs, Patti

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I'm joining

Inspire Me Tuesday

And

Red Wednesday

And

Share Your Cup

And

Pink Saturday

 

87 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness! I love your darling creative room! I love all of your color and storage places. I need to pop over and snatch a few of those darling little lambs! :) Yes! I had a Betsy McCall doll! I loved her. I persuaded my mom and dad to subscribe to McCalls magazine just so I could get the Betsy McCalls paper dolls! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Hi Patti, Oh what a fabulous studio you have and I am so sorry you missed the party this year, but hopefully you can participate next time. You have such darling collections and I love the cherry treasures. I paint cherry items and they always sell quick.
    Love your dolls and yes I had a Betsy McCall too.
    You are so organized and wonderful ways of storage. So enjoyed my visit.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a creative week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  3. I LOVE your studio! It's so HAPPY and Colorful! What a great room to create in! Loved the tour!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  4. Love your craft studio! So much color and wonderful collections and supplies - What a happy place!

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  5. Fun fun fun!!! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  6. Oh, Patti, I could just look and look and look! SO many sweet and colorful things. Oh yes, I'm inspired! ♥

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  7. Your craft room is so cute and sweet!! Love all your special details and prettiness!! Very inspiring too! Hope you have a lovely new week! Thanks for sharing with us!! xo Holly

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  8. Hi Patti. Thank you for sharing. I love all the color. It looks like a happy place to be!
    Thanks for stopping by my studio.
    ~Elizabeth

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  9. Yes, I am inspired!!! A beautiful and sweet space to create!! Love all your darling treasures!! Happy Monday Patti!! xo Heather

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  10. Patti,

    This is my dream craft room....I so wish I could have all of the cute stuff! But my room is just too small, it is either work space or cute space...don't get me wrong I do have some real cute things out, but my gosh! I could spend hours looking at all of this! We are so alike, red is my favorite color also, then yellow, then robin egg blue and apple green..:) Thanks for showing this! :):)

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  11. Oh Patti you craft room is just gorgeous. I can not stop drooling. What a fun place to be, you have inspired me to clean up and reorganize my room looks like a tornado sat down and had a blast.

    Hugs
    donna

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  12. I will come back and visit this post over and over! Your studio is just gorgeous. I'm going to share this my mother and sister too. You have such a wonderful space. As you can imagine, I love your doll collection and Mary Engelbreit is a favorite source. My own craft room is a disaster and I've been inspired lately to get it under control for a new blog tour. Thank you for sharing your special room with us. I'm envious of all your natural light. I have a single window and two of my dollhouses are sitting in it. Hugs!

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  13. Its absolutely lovely... Patti. You have a beautiful collection of dolls and other cuties as well. So neatly arranged, and handy too. Like your previous commenter, I too will visit this post over and over!:).

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  14. Wowza!! That sure looks like a really fun place to play!! It is so bright and happy and you have so many wonderful items! It is just such a joy.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  15. It's a crafting wonderland, Patti! I love your room! It's so cheerful and I can tell that a lot of happy hours are spent there.

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  16. Oh my word, this room is fabulous , a total dream. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Your craft room is wonderful. It is too bad you didn't join the party. I used the party as my excuse to get really organized in the little space I have.

    I just retired from teaching middle school and am now using up some of the items I have had for years and years.

    My favorite piece in your space is something I am curious about. I am not sure if it is furniture or just drawers. I is narrow and looks like each drawer has a different color paper decorating it. What is it?

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  18. So utterly cute and cozy, how do you manage to get any work done? I'd be playing with all the supplies, ribbons, paper, etc.!! Very pretty, Patti!

    Poppy

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  19. Great space to work in and always fun to see how every one does their space a bit different with the colors they use and what they collect. Yours is TIDY..adorable and tidy!

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  20. Hello Patti..nice to meet you. I'm making the rounds here on Rednesday. Wow, I love your collectibles! And your craft room is fantastic - so many interesting and creative things. They must totally inspire the cherries out of you :)

    Thank you for visiting me. The cherry napkins were purchased at a Dollar Tree where I live in SE Texas. I didn't buy them recently, but if you have a Dollar Tree where you live, keep your eyes opened because I've noticed that they bring a lot of items back at times.

    Blessings,

    Marianne

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  21. Hi Patti - so nice to meet you and visit your colorful, cheerful, well organized and adorable studio - I love your primary colors - especially the reds.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a lovely day.
    Blessings, Erin

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  22. Wow! What a great craft room. I love red, dolls, and all of your kitschy vintage pottery (like Kleanser Kate that I have too). Do you have a Vogue Ginny in your dolls?

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  23. Oh my gosh Patti, what a wonderful and charming craft room you have!

    Happy creating and Happy Rednesday!

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  24. Your craft room is adorable! I've got to say - a crafting room is sooo much better than a workout room! I love that it's right off of your bedroom!
    Thanks for coming and checking out my blog. Now you'll get to see double the Torry and Marla Pies! (And Vivvy Pies. Haha)

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  25. Patti, What a great craft room you have. I too love red but once we chose a way to go, I guess we must stay with it. Sometimes it is hard to choose! I love your Mary Englebreit collection. Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comments.

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  26. Wow~! I think your craft room looks amazing! :)
    Susan

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  27. Holy Smokes!! What an amazing craft room you have!! Do you know how lucky you are? I too love Mary Engelbreit, but could never hope to have as wonderful a collection as you have here. Thanks for showing us around these four walls, I really loved the tour. Wendy x

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  28. What a wonderful ME collection! I only have a few ME things and my daughter has a few more. I do have a Madame Alexander ME doll and tried to see if you have one of those?

    I'm going to send your blog link to a few people who will enjoy seeing it.

    Great craft room! Love it all.

    Katherine

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  29. My Gosh,
    Your craft room looks EXACTLY like mine, IF MINE WERE CLEAN AND ORGANIZED LIKE YOURS!! :-)
    Loved looking,
    Thank you for sharing,
    Dorothy and Ms. Wilma

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  30. Oh how wonderful and colorful! Love all the ME things and your collections!!! I want to visit and peek in all the nooks and crannies!!

    I'm off to become your newest follower!

    Leann

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  31. Dolls, toys, ribbon and paper...love the long skirt on your chair. Nice place to create in. HPS!

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  32. Happy Pink Saturday, Patti. Don't feel bad. I didn't take photos of my room in time either.

    I love, love, love your room. You have so many wonderful treasures, and I love the way you have everything displayed. My very favorite is the framed paper dolls.♥♥♥

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  33. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your craft room, Patti! Can I come over and play with you some day? I have a huge room for crafting (in my basement), but it is not pretty or cute or organized like yours....I swore I'd get to it right after Christmas, but it's still looking the same as it did the first of the year....and now it's time for me to be working on my fall shows! Oh, well. . .one day I will make it cute!!

    I have a little lamby collection, too, but I don't think we have duplicate lambs! I'm also a ME fan, but not as much as you!! ha ha!!

    I so enjoyed this view of your creative room!

    Happy Pink Saturday! L, dana

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  34. Your room is TERRIFIC! So cute and so fun!

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  35. Your room is so bright and cheerful and filled with so many happy treasures. I love the table. It's perfect. So glad you shared! Always love to 'visit' you! HPS!

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  36. Well aren't you and I alike.....our rooms look so similar! However, I shall be attempting to downsize by next year and will be selling off my treasures......maybe you're gonna wanna come out here and pick me clean......LOL

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  37. Hi Patti, thanks so much for your sweet visit today. I love your bright and cheery craft room! It shows your creativity and love of collecting.The cherry theme is so cute!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  38. If only my sewing/craft room was this organized! I have a terrible habit of stacking things on the table, chair or floor to put away later and I never seem to get to "later"! PS-Thanks for your visit and comments!

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  39. Oh wow, what a cheerful and vibrant room! I love your treasures - you have a wonderful collection and it looks so lovely, how it's displayed! Thanks so much for sharing your creative area - it's gorgeous!!!

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  40. Goodness gracious grapenuts! Hehe. That's what one of my high school teachers used to say when she was speechless. Your space is absolutely amazing. I could spend a week in that room just looking at all the wonderful treasures you've filled it with. Thank you for sharing!!

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  41. I want a room just like yours!!!! It's so gorgeous...and yes, I'm totally inspired! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Alisha

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  42. Goodness... who knew you had so much stuff? Everything looks so darn cute!

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  43. Oh Patti, I knew that this room would be so yummy! I adore each and every little thing! I love cherries too and used my collection in our basement kitchen. I have that same cherry bread box from Target. So much cuteness and talk about eye candy. My room is still evolving and has a long way to go. You need to share this with Karen's party next year. I just found her blog and linked up my space for the first time. I didn't do my sewing room because it needs a good cleaning. Hopefully that happens soon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  44. WOW...I want come play in your craft room!!! :)

    I like "Strawberry Blue". It's different and sticks in your mind. :)

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  45. Girl, I know that I just recently featured you, but I can NOT resist but to do it again! Thanks for sharing with SYC. This makes my craft room look pretty pitiful!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  46. Wow, I love every inch and stitch ... how could you pack so much happy into one room. Astonishing, it made me happy just to look at the pictures!!

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  47. Your craft room is fantastic! I am so jealous. It's beautiful and happy. I want to steal it. :) I'm a new follower on GFC and looking forward to reading more of your lovely blog. I came from SYC. :)

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  48. I LOVE your craftroom!!! The dollies are all so sweet (yes I have Betsy McCall) and especially the paperdolls!! Those have a special place in my heart. I think I might have almost as much ribbon as you do... LOL!!! So I'm taking a good look at how you have stored it. And the green gingham covered work surface is wonderful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  49. I absolutely LOVE your room and everything in it! I collect dolls, too and yours are precious! Sweet hugs!

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  50. I found your blog via Pinterest. i love all the color you have in your sewing room. I am particularly interested in the red polka dotted storage unit with all the drawers that are different colors. What can you tell me about it? Is it some type of tool chest? Where did you get it? I'd love to have one for scrapbooking supplies.

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Hugs, Patti