Friday, July 24, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

Welcome! Thank you Karen for hosting such a lovely party! Come on in and stay awhile in my lovely studio. This beautiful room was empty for a very long time after we moved into our home. When my grandmother sold her home she gave each grandchild a gift and I chose a beautiful craft desk, and a sewing machine,and thus began my studio. The room itself is inspiring with views of my plants and the sound of birds. I am inspired by my surroundings, so I try to keep little pieces of vintage, color and reminders of things near and dear to me close. I collect vintage lace, buttons, fabrics and other little tokens of yesterday.


I also love yarn, as most knitter's do. I love the colors, the textures, working with a beautiful yarn brings me joy! This is my favorite spot to sit, knit, and have an afternoon glass of iced coffee~ I guess that is the drink of choice here in the Northeast, although I confess I love sweet tea!
As a knitwear designer, I am usually not finished with a piece until it "speaks" to me, so I will surround myself with what we call WIP~ a work in progress. I dress up my little mannequins and will keep coming back to the design and rework until it's right. The beautiful decopage mannequin post was purchased on Etsy from The Moxie Sisters. It is a beautiful piece and I fell in love with it at first sight. This summer I have discovered a total obsession with vintage lace. I found quite a bit on a trip to an outdoor vintage market near New Hope. I am enjoying incorporating it into my pieces.
I have been collecting vintage buttons for more than 20 years now. I am also a book lover, so I always feel a need to be surrounded by books.
Just a couple more pictures to share with you. Thank you for stopping in and visiting! Come back and see me again, I will be having a giveaway next month in anticipation of fall!

46 comments:

Debra said...

You had me at buttons..... Love the creative space wow lovely. I would feel inspired too. I am really enjoying the collections everyone has.

P.S. Do you make those hats? My daughter would love one!

Becca said...

Thank you Debra, I do make the hats, I have some in the shop, the two on the desk are almost finished, and I take custom orders :)

Jodie LeJeune said...

Beeecccaaaa.
I'm coming over. Fix me a glass of iced coffee. Matter of fact I think I'm moving in! Do you think the mannequins would mind?
Seriously girl...THIS is what I want my studio to look like! I love black and cream...it's so elegant and you have it just so perfect!!!! I love how you have to step down into the room and you have lots of windows...{sigh}
Can I just say I'm a wee little jealous ;)
everything vintage

ps...I'll be there in a few hours ;)

Claudia said...

Oh, it is beautiful. How wonderful that your studio started with an inheritance from you Grandmother. That makes it all the more special. And the view out your window of your yard and garden. Perfect!

Claudia said...

Sorry! that was supposed to be 'your grandmother!'

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Luci said...

Your studio is absolutely lovely! No wonder you are so creative, sitting in a space like that. Inspiring, indeed!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
What a wonderful way to start off a comfy studio then with your grandmas things!!
Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great space! Hey....does that tea have milk in it?

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your space. It was fun to visit with you. Hope you get a chance to come over to see me too.
www.brynwoodneedleworks.blogspot.com
Hugs from Blogland,
Donna

LillySue said...

Such a lovely space. What great light!! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~LillySue

The French Bear said...

Oh gosh what a beautiful and creative place to work in!! You are so talented, and I love your collections!!! I am a new knitter, but I love to keep busy, I want to have a huge giveaway soon!!! I am going to link to you, I am so inspired by other knitters!! Thank you for taking the time to share your space with others!
I really enjoyed the visit....
Hugs,
Margaret B

Cindy said...

Ok, you had me at your boarder. My colors exactely. I think we're meant to be sisters.


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Just lovely my friend. Thank you for sharing with all of us! Just loving all that black and creamy white.

Yum! Yum!

Blessings to you~

Rebecca

Terri said...

Mmmm ice coffee....Ok focus...

Terrific creative space to allow your creative juices to flow. So well put together. Thanks for sahring it all and what you do with us.

Terri said...

sharing

that's a good thing!

LiLi M. said...

Not only is your creative room gorgeous, you have a great and inspiring view from it! I love antique lace and buttons too, I could be happy here and I bet you are! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Valentine said...

How lovely to be able to have such a great piece given to you by you grandmother. Your studio is just fabulous and I love your work!!! I am totally going to own one of your pieces come this winter!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
PS. Thanks so much for playing today.

Natasha said...

I ADORE your knitted caps! I am a HUGE hat lover, and wear newsboy caps frequently. And, your lace scarves... Mmmmm! I can't wait to see more of your creations. What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Miss Sandy said...

I love the vintage lace you found! I have never learned to knit but I love to watch my friend cast away. Your work is just beautiful as is your creative space. Thank you for sharing.

caren said...

What lovely things you have. I have quite of few of works in progess......someday I will finish them!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I love buttons and have a couple of those styro foam heads and have considered covering one with bottons like a mosaic, but cannot figure out what adhesive to use that will hold and not melt the styro foam. Come on over and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin's this party!!!!!

Denise said...

Thank you so much for sharing. i just began knitting/felting at the beginning of this year and I am trying to make room for it in my ARTstudio. LOVE your space...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Rebecca said...

Hello
So nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by I enjoyed your comments.
Your studio is so full of light, I love it and the lace scarves are sooo cool.
Blessings
Rebecca

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How lovely to have some of your Grandma's things in your pretty studio!
I didn't photograph my studio for this event, but I am having a "Christmas in July" giveaway on my blog today, if you'd like to stop by!
:)
~Becca~

Jayne said...

Debra, you have a lovely studio with a view to die for! I love your dress forms. (My daughter is a dress form fanatic, so I'll be sure she sees yours.)

Thank you for the tour! Your space is very inspiring!!!

Jayne at mysongwithin

fawndear said...

Love it all the buttons, the dress forms, the hats.
All so enchanting.
Such a relaxing and refreshing place to create in.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Kara Ward said...

I bought the table for my studio because I like the one like you have. Still like that one better! You have a wonderful place to call your own.

fairychildheirlooms said...

Hi Becca, I really like your studio. so light and airy with an amazing view! and all of your creations are spectacular! please stop by to visit when you get the chance.
:) Missy

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a lovely space you have to sew and create in! I love your purple Louis Sherry candy boxes, I have a couple of those myself, I can never resist them when I see them! Your dress form is marvelous, she looks so pretty with the lace around her neck.
Thanks for the tour!
Karen

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Becca,

What a lovely creative space....and your knitting is beautiful..you collect a lot of the same things that I do..I'm a crocheter of 17 years and have just taken up Loom Knitting..I found the most wonderful wooden adjustable loom in a sock weight gauge! Thanks so much for sharing your design space.

Please drop by to see my "studio in progress"..I've just recently moved into our home and have been remodeling for almost three months...almost finished now. (I think)!! haha

See ya,
Stephanie

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

You have a great space. I love your dress forms!! And I love all your buttons and ribbons! Great collections.

Shannon

Miss Sandy said...

Becca,
Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment on my studio. I hope you have a wonderful week!

paintinpatti said...

Your creating space is so pretty! yOu have some lovely collections. I wish I would have known about this event - my husband just made me a wonderful creating room! I'm having such a grand time in there! Your room is amazing! I know what you mean about having inspiration around you! I loved seeing your creative space! Hugs, Patti

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Such a happy little tour! Thank you for sharing. Also, you do beautiful work!!!

Gypsy Flea Market said...

Hey fellow Jersey girl ...
I'm still partying !!

You're space is terrific! I also love old lace, buttons, and books. Your work is beautiful ... I've marked you as a favorite and will be back for more!!

Where are you located in Jersey? I'm in Collingswood ... and associated with a shop in Riverton.

A friend of mine, Kecia has started a blog Jersey Jypsies {link on my blog} ... a place for us Jersey girls to come together, check it out when you can.

Nice to meet ya!
xo
Jill

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

So Peaceful. I love your view out the window. I will be back to see more of your blog.
Kim

Anonymous said...

Very nice studio and your knitting projects are gorgeous! THanks for sharing.

www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful, airy, calming creative space you get to work in! I love your artwork as well! Thanks for sharing!

:-) Molly

Monica said...

Wowee! I love seeing where people create. Your space looks so welcoming and pleasant. Happy sewing!

cindy said...

It's simply adorable. Love the bowl of yarns! Gorgeous!

-c
yapping cat

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Becca your space is sooooooo fabulous, but your work is even more fabulous!!! I love everything!
I'm going to add you to my blogroll. I know I will be back to shop with you too!
Thanks for a fun tour!
bunny hugs,
shell

Her Art Nest said...

Sorry it took me so long to visit your space. Love some of your knitting projects!! Great collections of lace and other goodies. Very nice studio, with all the windows! ~Nan P. S. Drop on over sometime for a visit.

Flower Child said...

I stumbled across your blog, fell deep into a trance and totally forgot I was still at work. You transported me into another world were everything is hip, happening and very happy.
Thanks for the momentary vacation.

Beth said...

Becca, I soooo loved touring your studio. It is like a little peek into your soul. Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Thank you so much for following me! I absolutely love your work studio! It is beautiful and feels like it is full of creative energy.