Friday, July 15, 2016

Where Bloggers Create 2016 - Sacred Heart Studios

First and foremost I would like to thank my friend Karen Valentine for hosting this event.  It's only because of her that I have this blog and even attempt to post!!

I have been so busy traveling, junking and creating.  I just don't seem to take the time to post.  When I am home, I try to spend as much time as I can in my studio, it is my happy place.  I feel so blessed to have this space and the time to be creative.  Plus I have a very supportive husband who makes it easy for me to have this creative space.  
I have made some changes in my studio since the last blog party. I love to use antique and vintage pieces in my home and studio, but sometimes you need utility over looks.

So I changed out the antique piece I used as a cutting table with a "New" island. And it works great!  I love that it has storage and one side drops down for more space!

This old beat up drawer cabinet holds lots of pieces and parts for making jewelry and also my soldering supplies and all my different glues i need.

This amazing tall drawer cabinet, I've had for a couple of years now.  I brought back from a Texas junkin trip at Round Top!!

It holds more wonderful pieces. I know I have an issue, but we all have our
 addictions :)

I love having these old jars out so I can see all my little treasures.

Seeing all these beauties help to inspire me in the creative process.

I now have three machines! Not shown is a old heavy duty Juki. Now I can sew leather :)

 This one is made with a European grain sack, soft leather and an old belt.

This was my first try with leather and my Juki. I love vintage serapes. I have a chair covered in one. I guess I will have to do a post when I finish the transformation in my guestroom and master bedroom.

On this messenger bag I used a vintage french tapestry.

With several racks full of vintage and re-purposed fabric and lace. Yes I have been called a "Horder" !!

 And here are a few of my mannequin and dress form collection. The newest addition is this amazing French mannequin from 1900's. He has glass eyes and real hair. I love him!!

And I can't forget my sweet little assistants, Milo and PeeWee!

Thank you all for taking the time to peek into my little world. I hope you are inspired to create your own little space to do what makes your soul soar!!  
And I hope you enjoy all of the creative space that are posted on
 "Where Bloggers Create 2016"


Jocelyne said...

What a fun space! Love your mannequins, and your sweet little assistants.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, I love your space and your antique storage pieces, and all of your items used in creating.

Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Rhonda said...

Oh, you two look like partners in crime, vintage crime!!
Love your studio and those drawers full of wonderful pieces!
Especially love your cute Chihuahuas, how adorable.

Something Special said...

Never actually met Karen Valentine, but have talked to her on the phone. she inspires us all so much. and i love all your wonderfully chippy shelves and cabinants. You must be good friends, cause you have so much great eye candy too.

Bohemian said...

OMG Katie I knew I'd feel right at Home in your Creative Sanctuary! That French Mannequin with the Glass Eyes and Real Hair, the Turquoise Drawer Cabinet... Sublime! I too am waiting to schlep all my Old Doors upstairs to Create a Wall of them in the Studio Loft Space... Old Doors = HEAVY as a Boat Anchor. The Man thought I'd Sold them all Off as we Moved, silly Man! *winks* I had to keep a couple dozen for myself, one can never have too much Architectural Salvage Hoarding, right? Or Vintage and Antique Fabrics and Laces... or... or... or... *Smiles* I Loved taking the Tour of how you've Transformed your Studio this Season and can't wait to see what New Line you come up with next! Your Friend Dawn... The Bohemian

Marlynne said...

Your pictures make me want to go right in my studio and create! Beautiful!

Doni said...

Oh wow! We are Sisters-in-hording! Love your space so much! So many interesting and wonderful objects to see! I love how you have utilized so many different things! Pure eye candy! Love the colorful spools displayed weakness! So glad you joined the party! Thank you for sharing your amazing space! Hugs! Doni

Leanne said...

what a neat space! I love that tall blue chest of drawers -- I bet that holds a lot! and that French mannequin with the head is so unusual. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

My dear Katie, your studio is stunning! I just love every sweet detail and whimsical touch.

Have a delightful Sunday! Hugs

Dry Gulch said...

So much fabulousness!

Cindy said...

Thanks for showing us your babies!!! And I Love your fabric stash!!! I can totally have fun with all the shiny pretties too! Hugs!

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh My Goodness, I think I just found my new 'favorite' place to shop - Your Creative Space :) Too many wonderful pieces to look at in one post, I will have to come back by again to take it all in. LOVE! That piece you picked up in Round Top - HEART!!! Happy Creating, Cindy

Maureen H. said...

What lovely items you have and beautiful storage for them as well. I'm glad you mentioned that sometimes you have to go with something new to get what you need. I LOVE all the vintage and antique pieces, but I can only have something that works for me as well as is pretty because I don't have enough room to just be able to display things. I wish I did. Your mannequins are so unique, and I love your puppies! Thanks for sharing your creative space with all of us.

Lynda Shoup said...

Goodness, how I love your space and the work you do in it! I am inspired by all the loveliness and the way you tame it. I am glad to have had a look-see and will be looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Carol said...

What a wonderful and creative space you have! We do all need a creative helper or two....yours are sweet! Carol

Karen Valentine said...

Hey Katie! Who is that dorky girl next to you in the first photo??? LOL. I am so happy you joined the party. Your studio is so fabulous and deserves to be shared!!! I feel lucky that I am able to come play in it. One of these days we need to do that!!! Love you!

Diana Seal said...

Hi Katie, your space is fabulous!
Loving anything and everything vintage your space looks like paradise to me!!!
It was a joy to visit and I sure be back for more!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week!

Sew Crafty Crochet said...

I love your tall drama were cabinet!

donna joy said...

wonderful space full of treasures! I think your fabric collection beats mine :)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great space!! Filled with a lot of eye candy! Love your display ideas!! Thanks so muchf or sharing!!


Cathy said...

What a lovely creative space you have! Looks like such a welcoming place. The bags that you've made are gorgeous! And who wouldn't love having such cute assistants?!

CatieAn said...

oh my what a beautiful inspiring place to create. All that luscious fabric and all that stash. I love it. Your vintage furniture is so sweet.

lilalee at fou fou lulu's said...

I love your space... makes me want to get into mine to do some creating (but first to I plan to incorporated some wire baskets into mine to help organize all those bits of vintage fabric and lace that become a mess when I pull from a neat stack on the shelves. thanx for sharing your creative space.