Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Glimpse Inside...

Good morning everyone! I thought this morning I would share with you a little glimpse in to the chaos which is my art studio. Actually, these photos represent a few of my favorite things. I love ribbon...love, love, LOVE it. I have 3 drawers full of it as well as my glass jars and a vintage suitcase. I would say right now that the ratio is 30% gets used in my projects and 70% is collected for my personal amusement. The Marie Antoinette card above is one of four that I own by Nancy Maxwell James over at Sugarlump Studios...don't you just love that name?
I must have 100's of packages of unopened embellishments, so every few days it's like Christmas as I go through all the packages to see what I can use. Don't you just love finding things you didn't know you had?!
A small stash of my paper rolls. I must admit I haven't played with these lately, but I think it's because some have such a sentimental attachment. Many of them I purchased with my UK friend Sarah when she came for a week-long visit. We spent the most amazing day in Chicago and could barely get into the taxi with all of our bags...and by the way, I drove to Chicago. The only reason we needed a taxi was because we also could not WALK to my car with said bags!
Then there's my vintage trims that I save for very special projects. Some I acquired from my grandma who lived most of her senior years in front of a sewing machine. Her love of sewing didn't quite rub off on me, but her creativity certainly did!
Will be back later with another post and something creative to show you. In the meantime, what's your favorite 'pretty little embellishment' in your creative space? I would love to know!

10 comments:

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Ooh! I gasped out loud when I saw your ribbon collection, then I thought to myself - I should go out and buy some new ribbon. LOL. And I know what you mean about finding stuff you forgot you bought. I came across a package of Christmas chipboard pieces this morning and I was just as thrilled as when I found them in the store! :o)

Cal said...

That was a great visit. I love seeing what goodies others have got. ;>

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

boy! i thought i had alot of ribbons - i have 2 dresser drawers full. i love ribbons and don't use it as much as i'd like to. great pictures! and chicago?????? i haven't gone back since i retired and all i need to do is get on the train! go figure. actually i DO NOT miss it at all!

hugs,

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Julie! I love your ribbon collection! It's great to have what you need when you need it! In surgery having the right instruments can mean life or death! :) TFS

lynn said...

a girl can never have enough ribbon-you get that!

Jennine (Craven) Chambers said...

Holy Ribbon!!! You have a ton of stuff in your craft area. I have yet to post mine as I have been in the process of restructuring it. Thanks for being my first follower at http://cravencreations.blogspot.com/. Love your cards by the way!

Мързеланче said...

WOW!!!WOW!!!WOW!!!
I'm speechless...

beedeebabee said...

Oh Boy Julie!!! I want to come play in your studio!!! Hugs, Paulette :o)

ineke said...

hahahha love to see i am not the only one with tooooooo much stuff !!!!
only crafting girls know why we have that...
the other people are staring at use .. thinking we got crazy...

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Julie
thank you for sharing a peek in your creative space (waving to the Marie cards)...you have so many yummy things to add into your work!

I think my favorite is primas...I can never get enough and even though I don't always use them...I love seeing them in the jars nearby as I work! :)