Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013

I came across  'Where Bloggers Create 2013'by Karen Valentine on My Desert Cottage and seeing as how I had just had a complete studio make-over I decided to join in.

My space is not large.. in fact, after the 'loo its the smallest room of the house and I literally couldnt swing cat in there, but its big enough for what I need (thats not to say I wouldnt fill a bigger space given the opportunity lol) .. but its my little haven...
Don't even THINK about trying to swing me!

 I had blogged about the initial make-over in this post but have added a couple of new units and tweaked since then.
Studio Door

 I love the cube system, its easily re-configured and the fabric baskets hold a lot, neatly, and out of site
View as you walk in

Pillow in the corner near drawers is where the doggie sits while I am working :-)
I have added the two three high, two wide, cube units either side of the table. The left side of my desk is the paper side, jars of embellishments... cubes and drawers hold paper stuff, on the right side is the jewellery side.. fabric baskets hold chains (in individual ziplock bags), solder supplies, and tools,  jars of beads etc where I sit depends on what I am doing.  I moved all the messy stuff, along with the books into the wardrobe.
Messy, untidy stuff lol

Books and my Somerset Studio mags etc inside the built in robes


looking down the room with bookcases at my back
Fabric baskets hold chipboard, rub-ons and laces.  Oval tin holds little pads of 6x6 papers.



The glass bowl on the end table holds sand and shells that I have collected over a time from various beaches.

houses.. love little houses ... these are from swaps I took part in

Brushes sit on the desk in an assortment of tins, jar  and jug

Lazy susan with painted and decorated cans holding brushes and pens.. glass jar decorated with lace holds pearl buttons.  Little silver tins are from the Finnebar class and hold some of her goodies.


Table unit holds lots of stuff I use often. 

Alcove behind my chair holds Kaisercraft wood drawers and cupboard, TV (music videos while I work) and drawers hold papers.

This is the first time I have joined the party.. and look forward to it again next year:-)

well, thats my space.. look forward to comments and seeing everyone else's :)












69 comments:

  1. Beautiful Bevlea, I am still trying to organise myself to get over and play in that lovely new room of yours. I have to finish tidying up in mine and take pics to put up on Where bloggers create. Tomorrow :-)

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    1. thankyou Glenda.. look forward to seeing yours :)

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  2. Your creative space is lovely and soothing to look at.

    You must have an enormous loo if it is bigger than your workspace.

    What is a Finnebar class?

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    1. no.. its the smallest room AFTER the loo lol.. only about 7ft x 8ft
      Finnabair (sorry spelt her name wrong) is a polish artist.. she makes gorgeous layouts and journals using lots of embellishments, papers and paint.. she's on a worldwide teaching tour at the moment and I was lucky to be able to take two of her classes while in Melbourne... her blog is http://tworzysko.blogspot.com.au/p/classes.html

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  3. Well thank heavens you cant swing the cute fur ball around in there... because that's a lot of fur he has : )
    And when you said your loo is small and your space is next size up I first got worried (because we have the loo that totally fits the title of a true "Water Closet"), but you have one fab space to work in.

    I just love the colours of your space, light and airy and its so well planned and organized. Lovely space!!!

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    1. yes he's quite furry LOL. he's (Abner) a ragdoll cat that just loves laying all over my table while I try to work lol

      thankyou for your comments...

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  4. What a lovely space to create in! Love your colour choices especially! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thankyou... I had those colours in mind for ages for my new space..

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  5. You've done a wonderful job creating your crafting area. It's so bright and inviting.

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    1. thankyou! thats the look I tried to go for :)

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  6. Love, Love, Love your craftroom!! First the colors are my favorite! Had I not my own bedroom done in turquoise and black, I would have went for them in my craftroom.. But I am far too fickle to do the same color in another room, so I'm still deciding what direction to take there, as I'm just setting up and still planning. Loved your lazy susan too! I am still thinking of one for my room as well.. maybe in place of where the ugly lamp sets at the moment! (0; Your little houses are just adorable!! Thank you for the tour!! ~tina

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    1. Thankyou! yes love the colour combo.. the lazy susan is shown in more detail and info on another of my blog posts if you want more info to make one yourself

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  7. Lovely, and so very organized and pulled together. It's the kind of space that makes you feel all tranquil and at peace just looking at it. Thank you for sharing. I see that you are from Melbourne-- the other side of the world from my Florida, USA home-- but my sister is practically down the road from you in Upwey. It really is a small world sometimes :)

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    1. Thankyou Gwen.. I know upwey well.. have a friend tht lives there... thankyou for your kind comments

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  8. Great space! You have it so well organized and I absolutely love the blue!

    Cathy ♥

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  9. I just adore your space!! Very well organized and looks amazing!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie
    http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou Tracie.. I love organisation lol

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  10. Thanks for the tour. Your cat and your studio are beautiful. Cheers for creativity in an organized space! Carol at fiberartfancies.blogspot.com

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  11. So glad you found us!! You were a wonderful addition to the party. Your studio is so fresh and light and it looks like you would lose track of time in there!! Thank you for sharing it with us all!!
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. thankou Karen.. very glad I found you too
      appreciate your comments :)

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  12. Love the brightness of your studio and use of blue sporadically. I'd really like to comment on your art journals...love them!

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  13. Love the color of your space!!! and the cubbies...I have a small crush on cubbies too:):) You will see when you come to my place:):) Im a new follower...I love art journaling also:)

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    1. your studio is lovely too Sandra.. left a comment :-)

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  14. An inspirational studio and I like the versatile cubes for storage.

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    1. thankyou! yes the cubes are great.. easily re-arranged if you want to change the room around.. or move to a different room

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  15. Your little studio is wonderful. It is so organized and yet there are so many beautiful things setting around to create a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. It is absolutely lovely.
    I'm having a Give-A-Way of a $25 Amazon.com gift card to anyone that follows my blog and leaves a comment.
    I would be honored to have you join the fun, maybe you'll get lucky and be the winner :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. thankyou Connie.. yes love organisation and went for a relaxed ambience..., glad to have pulled it off :-)

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  16. Oh, so happy to be stopping by and seeing your lovely space!! I love the blue/white combination of colors - very pleasing to the eye, for sure!! Your space looks so organized (boy-oh-boy, I need help in that department!) So happy to be a part of this and to be visiting you today!

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    1. thankyou Leanne! I do love organisation lol..

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  17. Love Love Love, your studio is dreamy!

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  18. What a great space! May I ask what is behind the desk? I have similar cubes and have thought about putting my desk out into the room, as you have, but didn't want to block anything. What did you do? I love you cat and am glad he is putting his paw down a out being swing around the room. . .lol!

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    1. do you mean in the last pic Maureen? there was an alove of shelves in the room so I put the tv etc., on those shelves.. the little set of rolling drawers is at my back where I sit and holds smaller scrap papers, scissors etc., the table is in the middle of the wall coming out into the room.. I can sit at either side.. or have a space when a friend visits :)

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  19. Hi Bevlea lovely to meet you and visit here! Everything looks so fresh and light with the blues. I can see that you love that colour!
    Love your journal work. I make journals and fabric lace books too but quite different and live on the far south coast of Aust. I did live in Melb for many years before that.
    Come and visit sometime when you are free.
    Hope your enjoy this wonderful blog party which Karen has so kindly organized yet again for the 5th time.
    I will return.
    Suzy

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    1. thankyou Suzi.. yes I do love that sea glass blue... stopped by your site.. love your journals...

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  20. I like your studio, the great light and the soft colors. You have beautiful boxes also and the cat is magnifique !
    Thank you for stopping by my creative space.

    Hélène

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    1. thankyou helene... I wont tell Abner he's magnificent though.. he already thinks he rules the house lol

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  21. Such a beautiful space. And that you so much for visiting mine. I love all the space you have and your organization is awesome! Great photos from the great down under...love it from the good ole USA. Come back and follow my blog..I will do the same..Lovey

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  22. What a great room, Bevlea! I love the blue and white in here. You have such great pieces for working on and storage. I love how your supplies make for beautiful displays, too.

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  23. I love your little space-You have certainly found ways to make the most of your space. It is so lovely.
    I love the colors you have used and I love the way you use cubes to keep organized. I need to do some organizing and you have inspired me. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  24. what a sweet calming space to be creative in, I'm pretty sure the cat wont stand for being swung around lol!
    Helen

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  25. Bevlea, your feline is beautiful!!! I'm admiring your studio - it doesn't look very small in the pictures. Those cubes work great and I'm thinking of incorporating those into my studio, too. Thank you for sharing your space. :-)

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  26. I adore your space! It may be small,but it is very well organised and beautiful!

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  27. What a beautiful cat! You cubes and baskets are perfect storage ~ and your space itself looks so calming and serene.
    Happy Crafting!

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  28. I love your room! So calming and comfy! I am aiming for something like this in the future. In the meantime, I like what I've got! http://connell-crafts.blogspot.ca/ By the way, who is the beautiful kittie? Hugs!

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  29. Such a bright, happy room and so organized! I love seeing pets hanging out in the studio. Thanks for the tour!

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  30. I love your space, even if you think it is small you have put it together so nice and with such great colors that i does not look so small to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Love your light clean space. I think your walls are very close to the same color that I did half my room with. Beautifully done space. I am a sand and shells girl too, I think we would be very happy in each others spaces.
    Keep smiling and creating thanks for sharing.

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  32. HiHi, love your door sign, Bevlea! Your space is wonderful, so bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed looking around and looking forward to many more visits!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    your newest follower!
    Diana

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  33. YOUR SPACE IS SO COOL. LOVE THE ARANGEMENT THE COLOR THE SHAPES AND SIZES OF THINGS. YOU'VE CHOSEN EVERYTHING WITH GOOD TAST AND MUCH THOUGHT. LOVE IT!

    HUGS,
    CINDY@STITCHES

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  34. I love everything little thing about your room. It is wonderful! Love the blue and white together--it's crisp and clean and classy. I'm a follower now and will be back to read more of your posts. TFS!

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  35. Your space does not look small and it is BEAUTIFULLY decorated! I sometime think i would be better off with less stuff and a smaller space.....less distraction! I enjoyed visiting your creative space. Cheers!

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  36. Wow, what a lovely room! I adore the colour... and your beautiful kitty - I have a Ragdoll as well! You are so organized; that unit on your desk is great - love all the cubbies! Thank you for the wonderful tour; I shall be sure to return!

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  37. You have a beautiful craft room and even though it's not a huge one but you've used the space imaginatively. I love the little houses you have displayed. Your decorated tins for pens etc are lovely too.
    Thank you for showing me around.
    Happy making :-)

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  38. I love the blue! Thank you for sharing your sweet creative space.

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  39. Gorgeous - love how organized it all is. Funny I have tons of Somerset mags too, but wouldn't dare share how they are stored:)

    Loved my visit!

    Leann

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  40. I LOVE your space!! Gorgeous and so peaceful! I'd never guess it's on the "smallish" size (next up from the loo, you said?!) and it is organized so well. What is the name of the organizer on your desk? I'm looking for such a piece. And I'm going to look up your post on the lazy susan. I bought a lazy susan with the idea of creating something like this but haven't gotten around to it. Welcome and I'm so glad you showed us your space!

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  41. Love the blue color scheme and the light pouring in through the window. It's a darling space but practical too!

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  42. I LOVE your space too! It is probably much larger than mine, but I think it is so cosy and warm. LOVE the cat, it is beautiful and your Maggie is just as gorgeous (your latest post refers). Thanks for sharing your space with us today, I've really enjoyed it. hugs from South Africa!

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  43. LOVE how you have your room arranged!! Great ideas here!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  44. Love,love, love it all! Maggie looks like she is thinking, "Go again and TRY to swing me around, Craft Girl. Just go again and try it!"

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  45. Love your creative space and it looks very well organized!
    Hugs and Happy Creating!
    Enjoy the party!
    Marilou of Lulus Lovlies

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  46. I love the color scheme in your room. It's so fresh. Love your art journals. Thank you for sharing!

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  47. Bevlea, I love the blue and white color scheme of your room! Thanks so much for sharing. Sylvia www.smdgreetings.blogspot.ca

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  48. First off, I adore your banner!!! So my loves... collage, blue and using a vintage photo to adorn! Just delightful! Your studio is so organized.. I know you enjoy being able to locate, with ease, whatever it is you need to work on a project. I pitched so many of my books and magazines when we moved so I envy your collection. And the photo of the brushes... love simple images and you did a fine job with that! Your newest follower....!!

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  49. Aloha,
    You have a lovely space you've created for yourself! It's amazing how organized we can be when our space is small! You've done a splendid job in that department.

    Though I' m not participating this year, I'm have a great time visiting everyone's work space.
    Thanks for sharing your work space!

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