Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create 2011

Karen Valentine from My Desert Cottage hosts an amazing blog party once a year.
I have participated for the past three years and have a wonderful time visiting everyone's creative spaces.
To see all the participants you might like to visit :
http://mydesertcottage.blogspot.com

Welcome to my creative space, it is small but a lot of things happen here. I make miniature teddy bears, jewellery and embroidered items which get sold from my website, ebay and etsy.
My work desk, it is the centre of my world. My computer is also here which can be a bit distracting.
Finished work and some collectibles are displayed on the shelves next to my desk. My dad made the spice rack many years ago and now it is very useful in the studio. Living in a rented house means never being able to hang anything on the walls so the shelves sit on a table that is at an angle to my desk. The glass jars have old reels of thread, vintage buttons and other old sewing supplies and collectibles.
My favourite item is the very old apothecary drawers that I received for my birthday a couple of years ago.A wonderful find from a Brocante shop whilst living in France they have been carefully transported during the subsequent house moves.
I sit here to do my embroidery, lots of wip cross stitch. I am trying to discipline myself to not start anything new until at least one of these is completed!
This is the less interesting side of the room, all the beads and fabric and boring paperwork is stored here. 
A couple of little bears waiting to be completed. My work table is home to lots of  little bears in various stages of finishing as and when creative time is available.
I recently made Bobbi, the Pin Keeper who is now on her way to a new home in the States.

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the world, I hope you enjoy visiting the other wonderful creative spaces where bloggers create.

26 comments:

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love seing your work space with all those lovely little ones in progress Megan. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Tina

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

A wonderful space. I am so glad I got to see it. I love looking at how other bear makers work.

Pretty Things said...

The apothecary drawers are to DIE for! So jealous (but in a good way!)

I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

A wonderful, happy and fun space to create in girlfriend! I looooooove those apothecary drawers!!! Fabulous!
xx, shell

earthypawscreatures said...

I LOVE your little bears! They are so cute :) Your studio is so pretty. It seems like it gets lots of beautiful light :) Thank you for sharing, I will definitely be coming back to see more :D

~Alli

Holly Loves Art said...

What a lovely creative space and those bears... oh my! What fun! Loved seeing your pet pictures in the sidebar. They are all so sweet.
Have a great day.
Holly

Jo said...

Such cute bears! Thank you for the tour.

Debbie Burkey said...

Wonderful! Love the apothecary drawers, they are great! Your bears are so sweet! Your room is beautiful.

Debbie

Claudia said...

You have a wonderful space. Love the apothecary drawers - they are really wonderful.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Magic! That's all I can say...Magic!! Your spot has whimsy galore. Love this precious spot. *smiles* Norma

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Megan! Thanks so much for joining the party for the 3rd year!! I know we are all inspired by your wonderful studio and are all jealous of your French apothecary!! LOL!!! Have a great weekend!
xo,
Karen

kluless said...

Your art room is so cheerful and well organized and I love that little pincushion! Thank you for sharing your creative space.

Sandra Kaye said...

Oh Honey I've got to have a pink bear on a strawberry pin cushion.!! Thats the cutest thing I've ever seen. Love your space. I love teddy bears. Have since I was little. I have a cherished teddy collection my uncle bought me. Love , Love it all. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I have two poodles who help me in my art room. :):) Sandie

Donna said...

What adorable little bears, how talented you are!!!

Terri said...

You have a beary nice creative space. and that cute bear on the pink strawberry pin cushion..adorable!!!
Thanks so much for the tour it was really fun visiting with you.

Michelle Palmer said...

Hi Megan!

You are the winner of the little vintage dress from my blog :)
I have been away because of a family health emergency~ but if you could, please email me your mailing address and your treasure will in the post and heading home to you!
My email michart@rochester.rr.com
Congratulations! :)

Valery said...

Love your studio space and those apothecary drawers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Rita Barakat said...

Oh my favprote would be that apocarthy drawer too!!! Love that! What a pretty space!

Nook & Cranny said...

Love touring your creative space. Specially love all of your little bear friends.

marie said...

My goodness, your sweet bears are adorable! Their expressions are perfect.
Love your apothecary drawers too.
Thanks for sharing your great space!

Tamatha said...

You have a lovely space and your needlework is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing,
Tamatha

Char said...

I just want to tell you that I would love to visit, sit quietly and watch your hands and fingers work the minis. That is so inspirational to me.
Your bears are a delight!
Thank you so much for inviting us in, Char

Creative Grammie said...

Thank you so much for the tour of your wonderful studio; yes, like everyone else, I love your apothecary drawers.
My favorite piece of your creations is 'Bobbi, the PinKeeper; so adorable!

Something Special said...

Oh how I love your little creations. You are very talented, and I love your studio and photos of where you live. I wonder if you English know how lucky you are to live there. It is so lovely and green. Thanks for sharing with us all!

Lynnae said...

What darling little bears! Thanks for sharing.

Lynette Killam said...

A lovely studio indeed, Megan, and I adore all your bears, especially the last one! The apothecary drawers are just magnificent...I imagine I'm not the only one coveting them...:)

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