Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome to Heartful Creations "Spaces, Nooks and Crannies" A Journey of Creativity

Welcome to My Sewing Room ( 1/2 Garage)  My Space Too Cold in Winter  Too Hot in Summer so I have the Nooks and Crannies
Welcome to My Bedroom (Nook) computer/storage/sleep
A Quilt Created for a Gift
"Altered Journal"   created for a Giveaway 
Some Etsy Creations
Paper Filigree Works in Progress
Favorite Photo of my Daddy
My Love of Vintage Photos 
Grannie's  Crannie 
 Welcome to "Heartful Creations" and a journey of "Spaces, Nooks and Crannies". As Artists and Creative souls we are all constantly learning, creating and evolving. The first of the photos are of my Sewing room, (half of converted garage) then we move to a spot in my bedroom (too bad I have to sleep) which houses my computer and some scrapbooking/ paper supplies. The latest above is a part of the family room I recently took over. Umm.. I looked at it as Unused Real Estate and carved out "Grannies Crannie".  Behind all those curtains are boxes and trays of gentle unused or soon to be repurposed treasures. What appears to be clutter to some is the good stuff to me. All with a purpose in mind. I have all my life, even as a child been a lover of creating something, anything and everything. Always wanting to try new things, for me creating is like breathing. As a Mother of four, Grandmother of five and Canine lover of three at the moment, I'm always thinking of the next thing and what part of the house I can carve out a spot for myself to work in. I don't have a full on Studio (though I wish I did) so instead I have what I call my "Nooks and Crannies in  Spaces" that I  created for myself and at any given moment I can sit down and work on the latest project on hand. I gave you a glimpse of  a few different projects I have created over the past year or so in the area of Sewing, Quilting, Paper filigree, Altered arts, paper crafting, ect. Some have been gifts, some have been for my Etsy Shoppe and others have been for giveaways. I over the years as you can see I have accumulated tons of supplies and fabrics and everything has a purpose. My favorites are vintage fabrics, laces, photos and repurposed objects.  Saturday I will be taking classes at the Artful Gathering, so if I don't get by right away for a visit to all of you please leave a comment and I will be stopping by. I would like to thank Karen of My Desert Cottage for hosting this 3rd Annual "Where Bloggers Create" blog party and for all the wonderful help she has given bloggers over the past year, including me. Karen "You are the Best" and I wouldn't be here today doing this if it wasn't for you. When it comes to blogging Karen has taught me pretty much everything I know. Big Hugs to her! I'm also linking up to Beverly's How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. Thank you Beverly for the suggestion to link both.:) Remember it isn't "Where you Create, how Pretty your Space is, but what doing what makes you Happy and actually "Creating"! Enjoy the Journey! Now I'm off to take some classes and learn how to create some more of the things I love.                                              

47 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Marilou,
I am totally in awe of all your nooks and crannies!! I LOVE all of them! The first thing that caught my eye and made my heart skip a beat was your vintage sewing machine sign in the first picture! I love it as I have a vintage machine in my Craft room!!
You have so many beautiful things to help inspire you and that is what we all need to keep us creative , right? Thanks so much for sharing your nooks and crannies today with us! I truly enjoyed seeing them!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Lovey said...

Your sewing Studio is fabulous! I absolutely love it!

Sandra Kaye said...

Marilou, I love your studio!!!!! There is much to inspire you. You collect old toy sewing machines too. I love them when I find them. My insides get all giddy:):) it looks like your space is in spread mode.:):) pretty soon it take over the whole house. !!! Hehe!! I would love to live in a house that was nothing but art stuff.....oh, sorry I was dreaming.!!:):) love it , love it. I think you and I will be good art buddies. We like the same stuff. I may have a lot of color around me. BUT I love all thing sewing. Especially vintage sewing. Hugs ---- sandie

craftattack said...

Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Valerie

Pretty Things said...

Your dad looks so handsome. Love it. And love old photos. I have a few on my shelf in my studio and spend TONS of time going through the boxes of them at the antique stores, rescuing them from obscurity.


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

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2011/07/where-bloggers-create-2011-pretty.html

marie said...

I love all your different craft areas...the newest one in your family room is my favorite. How wonderful to be surrounded by what you love! So many treasures!!

I see that you're participating in the Bird Song tag swap...me too!

Liz-Anna said...

It doesn't look like not having a particular studio stops you from making creative spaces wherever you can!

Rebecca said...

You are amazing! I love all the difference spaces you have my friend. Your latest one is my FAV! Create where you can! That's my motto!

xoRebecca

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


What a wonderful place you have...and these vintage photos are so lovely!


Gabriela

LV said...

For those that sew, you have a dream sewing room.

rosechicfriends said...

Lulu, what an amazing work area you have!
Lorena

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love love LOVE alll of it ! I do have a dedicated space BUT I have nooks and crannies all over the house too .. nothing looks as wonderful as all your treasures !
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Donna said...

Love your studio, lots of fun looking stuff. I really love your jars!!!
Let me invite you to my craft cottage when you get the time!!!!

Pat said...

WOW - that is one amazing work space!

bertie said...

Hi Marilou,
What a wonderful space filled with all kinds of treats for the eyes! I love all the nooks and crannies and especially the vintage photos. What a handsome young man your father was! Enjoyed looking at your space and hope you will stop by mine and say hello! bertie
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

Melanie Statnick said...

what a great sewing room! I love vintage photos too!

Claudia said...

I totally understand the need for nooks and crannies! love your spaces. Thanks for sharing them.

lulumusing said...

Oh my goodness, all this under one roof and so well organized it makes me ache! Wonderful things must come from all your nooks.
Did you become a LULU through grandchildren? Such a happy moniker, don't you agree!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Marilou! It's been so nice to see where you are most happy! The space looks just like I imagined it would. It is so you!!! Thank you so much for letting us all take a peak inside your sanctuary!
Love ya!!
Karen

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Marilou,

All of your spaces are fabulous...look at this way..you don't have to look at the same stuff all the time. {tee hee} I have a black featherweight just like yours and I noticed all those tiny machines up on a shelf. I love them. I guess my weekness is sewing and fiber related..the more the merrier. :0)I'm following this blog now. I don't how I've missed it..I'd love to have you follow me on my new blog. I'm converting my Queen of Dreamsz blog to a place to share all of my vintage sewing patterns and other vintage images.

Thanks for visiting with me!

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Cindy Craine said...

Hi Marilou, it's cindy from Lilly's Lace, I started at the bottom of the list so I am just now getting to you. Oh I so love your space and your sewing machines, quilts and the photos, you know how I love old photos. What a perfect photo of you, it's wonderful!!! xoxo-cindy

Mary Ellen said...

so enjoyed seeing your pretty space!!

Debbie~ said...

Marilou, your creative nooks and crannies are fantastic, I'm in awe over them, really! You are quite the talented person, and it shows! I also love all your gorgeous vintage items nestled throughout your space! Thanks for sharing, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Marilou,
Well I just love every space, nook and crannie you have for your creative spaces. Your use of vintage and old photos is wonderful. I love all your great storage ideas. Simply a marvelous style at every turn.
I too, use my converted garage, but little by little outgrowing it. My hubby says, if not careful, I will take over the other two garage spaces too. LOL
Thank you for sharing your creative space and world or wonders. You are an amazing talent.
xo Celestina Marie

Red Rose Alley said...

My sister would absolutely LOVE your sewing space. I'm going to send her on over to browse. I adore the vintage photos. Old photos of loved ones are so special to me. What creative spaces you have. They are inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

kluless said...

Name it whatever you like but it just looks like a little piece of heaven on earth to me - I could dive in there and spend the day. So much inspiration to take in! Thank you so much for giving us a peek.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

What a great selection of great stuff you have. Wonderful groupings, great storage ideas here. You must feel very inspired about this great spot. *smiles* Norma

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Marilou: I love all your nooks for creating. It looks to me like, you may just take over the entire house soon. Good for you! Sending love your way, Martha

Terri said...

Loving the rustic vintage look to your space! It's sew nice!(smile) I was drawn to the Altered journal piece you did for a giveaway. Such talent. Thank you for the tour!

Nook & Cranny said...

I love, love all of your nook and crannies, all though I am pretty fond of Nooks and Crannys.....;)
I specially love your old sewing machine.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful spaces.
Michele

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You have some wonderful spaces there! Makes me think I could really carve out a space for myself, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Marilou,
How lucky you are to have many creative spaces to do all that you love. And they're all beautiful spaces too.
I've just had so much fun checking out all your spaces, nooks and crannies, thank you so much for sharing.

Nook & Cranny said...

I have come back for another look around.
Yup, I joined in on the Bird Song tag. I am a follower of Karla's Cottage and I see she is knee deep in tags. I would think that would be fantastic to see all of those tags. I can't wait to get my tag book. I love a great swap, don't you.
I have someone new to follow.
Michele

Debbie Burkey said...

First if all, I absolutely love your blog design. I knew it was Karen's design before I saw the logo. And the Singer machine grabbed me, right off the bat! Love all your collections, they are very much like mine! We have similar interests! Love the Featherweight, mini singer, dress forms, and I have that same round stacking sewing box set! I really enjoyed taking the tour! Your rooms are fabulous!

Debbie

Debbie Burkey said...

Marilou,
Thanks so much for stopping by and giving me the back story on your Singers. And a big THANK YOU for being my first follower! I just added the follower widget this week. I'm kind of a dork at all the blogging stuff and I just found out how to add it. I try to do my blog myself and I have to Google everything or go to Karen's blog tips.
I appreciate you being #1! And look forward to seeing more of you!
Thanks,
Debbie

Debbie Burkey said...

Marilou,
Thanks for stopping by and for giving me the back story of your Singers and for being my first follower! I just added the follower widget this week. I am a dork with this blog stuff and I try to do everything myself. I Google how to do it to or go Karen's blog tips. I am so glad you are the first to follow me! I look forward to keeping up with you in the future. I'm going to join your blog.
Regards,,
Debbie

Debbie Burkey said...

Sorry if I sent two comments alike, Marilou. my computer shut down just as I hit post. I don't know what happened or if both posted?

Debbie

Angela Weimer said...

Such an amazing creative space for sewing. What lovely inspiration all around. Simply fab. Your creations are beautiful too. Thanks for the tour and have a wonderful day. Angela

Breana said...

Wow! What fun spaces to create in. I like the vintage photo of your father-very cool and meaningful. Thanks for sharing!
Breana

Lovey said...

I had to come back again! Just love your set up! Would like to add your button to my blog! I already added you to my sidebar!

Sara said...

oooh what a wonderful space and all those goodies wow. Hugs Sara

Vicki said...

Hi, Marilou. Love your spaces and so fun to see all your treasures. xoxo

Something Special said...

Yes I love all your nooks and crannies. Fun Fun Studio

Laurie said...

Your space is lovely -- and huge! I'm envious! I received one of your beautiful tags in the Birdsong Tagbook swap -- thank you so much!

Charmingdesigns said...

And....we have the same sewing machine!

Terry said...

Marilou, you have inspired me! Thank you! You inspired me to get out my sewing machine. You inspired me to take some classes. You inspired me to stretch a little and create more.

I am also a mother of four. I am not a grandmother - - - yet. I am a feline mother of two.

Thank you for sharing a part of you.

Terry

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