Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create

 I have been so excited about this year's event and now it's TIME!


Hope you'll visit Karen HERE and have fun visiting everyone who is sharing their creative spaces!

Welcome to Lavender Cottage!


Art by Catherine Holman! Visit her HERE !


I love having a nice room to do my sewing and crafting.


This room faces the front of my home here in Florida and lets all of the Florida sunshine into my space! (looks like the sun is trying to peek in the window! lol )


I enjoy making all sorts of things and even sit down with a sketch pad and draw when I am inspired!


A desk for crafting...


and one for sewing.


I love dolls and even made a few Barbie clothes this summer.


I am surrounded by art by Catherine Holman and a cross stitch that I did years ago.


I've made mice....


and bears.....


and bags!


And most of the things you see around the room!


I love sweet vintage things that I find here and there


and display over my desk.


And now it's time to sit down at this desk and visit YOU!


Thanks for stopping by! Come again soon!


Take time to have FUN...and be creative! island


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You have a wonderful space to create in! No wonder you spend more time down there than up here!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love the peek at your studio. We collect some of the same things! I want to get one of those Catharine Holman prints for my new house. I love her work too. Thanks for sharing!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely space. And that little pencil cup is the cutest. So this is where you create, how wonderful.

ginger@bearbits said...

Hello there Florida girl!

What a nice and spacious and delicious place you have to create. Love the windows - I only have one in my studio! And wow - you really have lots of different ways to be creative. I like seeing your sewing projects. Very diverse. Thanks for the tour!


Vee said...

It's a wonderful room! I think anyone who can sew Barbie clothes is an amazingly patient person! I'm jealous of all your Catherine Holman wonderful and I had no idea that you draw yourself. That's fantastic.

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Oh, I love your space! And all the pretty things you've done with it. Mine is a mess!
Have a happy weekend!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful, spacious and, cheerful studio you have! the dolls in the last picture... what are they called? I think I used to have a doll like that. ( I lost her in a hay field on a farm in British Columbia when I was about 6 years old, but have never forgotten her.)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, just a wonderful room and look at all the pretties. I love the light in your space also. So nice!!

Have a great weekend.

Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving us a peek at your wonderful work room and all your pretties things!!

Janet said...

Your creative space is so neat and tidy! I love the big windows....that must be great to get all that natural light.

Madame Samm said...

Diane, this is a fabulous spot for creating...everything has a place and looks very neat...the barbie dolls are my fav, love their dresses, and the red bag is yummy....all of it. oh and wee Kristine is like a chocolate covered sundae....mmmmmmmmmmmm
blessings ms

Cindy said...

Ok...can you come organize and clean mine? I know you would have fun, it would be an adventure :)

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

I love the size of your room! and all of the light is amazing!
the handbag that you made is charming!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for showing us around!

Dianne said...

Lovely space... thanks for sharing...

Della said...

You are quite a crafty gal!

Jorgelina said...

Love your studio!
Beautiful Barbie.Hugs

Creative Breathing said...

Such a beautiful space filled with such lovely hand made items. Your displayed art work is wonderful. Florida sunshine heavenly! Enjoyed my visit! Elizabeth

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I love a light filled room ! Looks like a great space to spend time in.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I adore your sweet mice! So much nicer than real rats. That, thankfully, seem to have gone to parts unknown.

Her Art Nest said...

It was awesome to see where you actually create!! Thank you for sharing all your many talents! Hugs, Nancy


You have many talents :) Your room is awesome and I loved the tour!
Someday I'll have one!
Deb :)

Queen Bee said...

Your space is great! Love your collections!
Queen Bee Studio

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Many thanks for giving us a peek into your work studio ~ I loved the tour and all your collections of Barbies and mice.


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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh WOW! I love your work! Great space!

Jackie said...

Golly gee wiz...No wonder I like you. Look at those little puckered lip dolls and your bears and mice. I love this post and seeing your happy space.
I just finished reading a magazine on Studio's that inspired me to get mine in better order.
Love sent for a happy day ahead.

Heaven's Walk said...

Diane - I can't believe how talented you are! What a wonderfully inspiring space you've made for yourself to tap those creative juices.

Just LUVING that red/white bag you made..... :)

xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

Felicity said...

youve got a lovely big space to craft in, i got a blythe doll a while ago so i can make clothes for her! fliss xx

thefabledneedle (jen) said...

i love your bird drawing! oh, you should do more and share!

did you know there's something called lavender dreams tea? i stumbled upon it quite by accident and of course i thought of you!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

XUE said...

What a wonderful, fun, spacious room so so many lovely distracting things! I have a similiar Kokeshi "pencil-holder". I am writing from Tokyo & have seen these dolls here originally meant to hold toothpicks.

Tobi Britton* said...

What a great space!
Love your Barbies- I haven't sewn Barbie clothes in ages...just what we need- another project!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

JG said...

You have a great work space! I enjoyed visiting! :)


lila said...

What a well directed tour of your creative space! It looks so organized...mine will too one day soon! LOL!
I like your bird drawing. You should keep doing those! [If you like!]
Down to the studio now where it is cool.
I love summer mornings and summer menus. The heat of the day, I'm not so sure!

Anonymous said...

Diane, this is special! So clean and neat and bright and organized. I love that you have the big windows!
Everything you've made is so cute!
Diane too!

Anonymous said...

love your studio i wish i was in florida it looks so beautiful

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane, I love your creative space. Everthing is right at your fingertips and so organized. I love all your wonderful creations. Such a happy and magical place to be and create.

Thank you for sharing. I am still going through the list. It may take all Summer! LOL

Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your creative space is wonderful, Diane! You have a lot of space and it is so nice that you have separate work areas for sewing and crafts and that everything is so organized.

Your mice and bears are adorable!

Claudia said...

You have a wonderful space to work in - I bet you have so much fun there.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You're so talented! And how motivating, the beautiful Florida weather! I'm jealous!


~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Your space is great, your view amazing and the little "Pee Wee" dolls so cute!

Kelee Katillac said...

Oh I love your space and your fun inspiration objects and ideas! The dolls always make me happy and your effervescence is positive and makes your studio full of inspiration!

love, kelee

Catherine Holman said...

I'm honored to have my prints hanging in your beautiful creative space! You're so organized. I don't believe I'll share photos of my space that I share with my hubby.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

A very pretty and inspirational creative space! Thanks for sharing! Theresa It was fun visiting everyone's personal work areas. :)

Julie Ranae said...

So kind of you to make it over to Julie's Open Window...I love your collections and your creative space is fab!

Liz said...

You have an AWESOME space! Everything is so organized. I have to be organized to or I can't find anything! :) Love your space!


Karen Valentine said...

I can see why you like to be in there! It's just darling. Thank you so much for letting us all enjoy it with you. I really enjoyed the tour!
My Desert Cottage

Anna said...

What a great organized space you have. And so much light! Thank you for sharing.

Kaila said...

You are an amazingly talented (and way too organized) individual.

Although I know about many of your hobbies and crafts, it is both humbling and fun to see all of them together along with your creative space.

Terri said...

Bright and cherry creative space to create any thing your heart wishes and so many unique treasure you have shared with us...thanks you so much.

Halle said...

Awesome space with great light! Thanks for sharing!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your mice are so cute! Thank you for having us over for a visit and sharing your space with us.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm jealous that you have 2 work tables...that way you don't have to clean one up before starting another project. ;o) Thank you so much for visiting me & taking me on a tour of your wonderful studio. And your wee ones are incredible!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh gosh, I think I had those little dolls you ended your post with when I was a kid! Love your room and that you have such a nice big window for natural light. I remember my Mom made Barbie clothes for my dolls. She did such a great job, too. What a great memory and I can see from yours that those patterns have come a long way!

Miss Sandy said...

What a fun sunny space you have to create in! I too love Catherine's artwork, you are so blessed to own so many pieces. I love your sketch of the little bird, adorable! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have such a great space for your studio! It's nice to see all your creations and art that you enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Connie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am still working my way through the creative spaces! I am a fellow Florida girl, I live in Orlando. I love your space, and I love dolls also!


luluslovlies said...

Just now getting to more of the blogs from the blog party, thanks for sharing your wonderful space, I love that your are a doll collector and enjoy sewing for them, what fun, I really enjoyed my visit! XOXO

Anonymous said...

What a fun place to work with all the light from that great window. Love seeing all your creations especially that pretty bird you drew, the cute barbie clothes, and the wonderful red tote bag. Looks like you have lots of fun in your studio. :D