Friday, June 18, 2010

WHERE "VINTAGE" BLOGGERS CREATE II

WhereBloggersCreateII

Wow, the time has already come...

WELCOME!!!

Tell me now, was I the ONLY participant in the whole wide world who was STRESSED about this day?

It seems like every day since Miss Karen Valentine set the date, I've been thinking of how I could possibly "out do" my post of last year's wonderful inaugural event...

everything vintage studio tour WBC 2009

Last year, I was fortunate to have the most wonderful hostess to show you around my our little studio.

She is my partner in crime, my playmate, and my creative muse.

I'm talking about the co-owner of my our creative space, my pretty little Southern dress form...

 Miss Sophie.

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Sadly, this year she turned in her apron and refused the top hostess job at the everything vintage studio tour WBC 2010.

I found her resignation letter slipped under the door within an hour of this post going online.

(like I really needed that stress, right?)

She said she was embarrassed because my our studio was too messy and she wasn't going to be any part of the party unless I cleaned it up before I posted about it.

Well friends, as you know I've been too busy playing, too busy traveling and I'm so over stressing about it, so as of today...

my our studio is still not tidy,

Miss Sophie is currently drawing unemployment,

and the good news is...

I will be your hostess today ;)

You see...for me, it's not all about the "mess".

Nor is it about the "decor".

~ Let me tell you about MY studio ~ 

It supplements me with the tools I need to create...

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It nourishes my roots of creativity so I can continue to blossom...

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It provides ample storage to save my dreams until I find the time to make them come true...

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It creates a future to share with others who are willing to take what I have to offer...

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and my our creative space is so much more.

Before I sat at the computer to write this post, I walked into my our "messy" Mardi Gras studio and looked around one last time, thinking "how am I going to pull this one off without my Miss Sophie?"

I smiled and grabbed my camera.

It was then and there that I knew exactly what I wanted to show you for the party today...

MY "real life" creative space full of love, friendship, creativity and inspiration...no matter what state it is in at the moment.

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Sorry about the interruption...Miss Sophie is VERY protective (& embarrassed) of my our untidy Mardi Gras studio.

Please forgive her lack of manners.

THIS IS MY OUR CREATIVE SPACE...

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If you are thinking it is a little messy and cluttered, I would totally agree with you.

But MY studio is not a "show place" by ANY means.

It is a CREATIVE SPACE full of potential...

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full of personality...

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full of MY favorite things...

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full of love...

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My prized possession ~ a framed autograph and photo of my FAVORITE ROCK STAR TIM HOLTZ and my c.r.a.z.y. thoughtful friend Zandra of Scraps to Beauty

full of creativity...

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full of vintage things...

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full of vintage velvet ribbon  :)))

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full of memories of friends...

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full of  inspiration...

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I hung my cherished aprons on a vintage lingerie hanger which serves as a window treatment over my one and only window in the studio

MY studio is just plain full of ME and everything I love...

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full of everything vintage  :)

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And with my tools within my reach...

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I will create :) 

   I really need to go butter up Miss Sophie and beg her to play with me again. I'm sure she's so mad at me right about now ;)

Before I go, I really want to

Thank you for visiting my our creative space here at everything vintage.

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As always, Miss Karen Valentine puts on a wonderful party. MANY thanks goes to her for all the hard work she puts into this...it was SO much fun :)

Please visit her blog and the other several HUNDRED creative spaces out there.

You may just run into Miss Sophie and I again somewhere along the way :)

120 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your space is FABULOUS! It is full of wonderful things and personal touches and I can see why you are able to create so much goodness and beauty in your studio! I love it and thank you for letting me have a peek into your creative space!
Have a great weekend with Miss Sophie!
:)

A Vintage Chic said...

I LOVE your creative space, Jodie! It speaks to me....thanks for sharing it as it is...and your photos are gorgeous! Love it all, my friend!

Julie

jsimplylive said...

Jodie, I love it ALL. Beautiful! And you seem soooo creative. I love that too. Thanks for letting us into your world! I am so happy to be participating in this party and meeting people like you! :)

Jane said...

Jodie,
Your creative space is everything I expected and more! Our shared love of all things vintage had me swooning with every picture you posted. I know I could spend hours in that room.
I went back and looked at my post for last year's party. I had just started my blog and you were one of the first to comment and one of my first followers. Thank you for that. It was comments like yours that encouraged me to stick with blogging and sharing my ideas.
My room isn't posted yet...just got home from work and have to get the post written....check back later.
Jane

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Jodie, Your creative space is just wonderful! If you find yours messy, come and look at mine! You have to come in person since I'm not going to show this online. Wait till Sunday though because tomorrow it's supposed to rain ;-).
I love all your collections and treasures. Your studio is for sure a fabulous place to play and I'm so proud to own some of your fantastic creations!!!
Thank you for the tour! Hopefully Sophie will give in soon and play with you again.
Have a great weekend, girl!
xoxo,
Julia

T's Daily Treasures said...

Girl, you are a creative genius! :) A great space filled with so many goodies! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

vintage girl at heart said...

fabulous....i could do some serious shopping uhhh browsing in your treasure filled vintage creative space!!!
xo

Magdalena said...

Lovely space to create!!

hugs
magdalena/Color Sepia

Linda Robinson said...

Oh My Goodness, I feel the creativity all the way here in Vegas, What a fun room to play in... I could really be happy in your space.

Hugs, Linda

I will be posting my little room Later you should stop by and take a peek!

Janet said...

You have such a beautiful space! I'm posting mine later tonight so I hope you stop by.

stefanie said...

its perfect...so many treasures to create with!!!! I don't know which is my favorite, cause I love it all!!!!

BellaRosa said...

Jodie amor, I am IN LOVE with your studio, Can I just come visit & stay in it and go treasure hunting and have you & Lisa teach me all kinds of neato artys things...please, please, please :) I am loving everything about it!! These pictures are gorgeous....I LOVE the sephia!!! I can't believe all the beautiful things that you have! My dear friend Joanna that passed recently lived in Sidell sp? in LA, She always invited me to visit & to come to Mardi Gra...I was heartbroken that I never took her up on it and see her beautiful NO, now, I have you to visit & see her beautiful town...I know she will be there smiling at me in spirit & amor, one of her promises was to take me too all the beautiful old cemeteries, I love when you do that & post about it, I saw those posts, just didn't have a chance to comment :( But I also wanted to tell you that I so loved getting your email & comments full of love & concern for me & my family, they truly gave me so much strength...ask Lisa & Dawn, you all are truly my saving Grace at this moment in my life, thank you amor, and I look forward to one day meeting you in person & giving you a HUGE hug! Besos, Rose

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Love it!!!!! ~Mindy

Debbi said...

What a way you have with words! I had to save this . . . because it's like you took a little peek inside my heart and put words to the music . . . "It provides ample storage to save my dreams until I find the time to make them come true..." Love it! Love It! LOVE IT!

Connie said...

It is very creative and just adorable, but to do it in black and white is stunning, chickee! I truly drool over it, sugar. Darling, creative and stunning!
xoxo,
Connie

Becca said...

Oh Jodie, you have the perfect space! It might look messy to you, but to me it just means that you are creating girl! I've seen your work and read your posts you are one busy gal, and I envy that you can spend so much time doing the creative things that you love! Thank you for sharing your space, and have fun at the party, I hope you'll visit my "little" space. :-)
Hugs, Becca

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Jodie.......as usual you have shown us a wonderful side of yourself. I know how creative you are and how busy you have been. Thanks for sharing.

Jo

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

What the HELL!
You are a rockstar my sweet sister.
I love it all. Sophie will be back that traitor, you'll see. It's a tough world out there, she'll miss all the lace & velvet ribbon. Everything you create is beautiful like you. It comes from your heart. I am lucky enough to have some of YOU in my studio & it inspires me everyday. BTW, I also see a bunch of organization ideas to steal. See my post, I did give you credit tho!
Love you bunches & can't wait to see you. Lisa Marie AKA Tarnished & Tarnished

Claudia said...

Bravo, Miss Jodie, for showing us the "real" studio is all its creative glory! You are the best. I love the sepia tones on all your photos as well as on the Where Bloggers Create button. I, for one, would love nothing more than to spend some time in your space looking at all your wonderful supplies.

I also love knowing just where my pretty necklace was created. It makes it even more precious to me. You are fabulous, my friend.

xo
Claudia

Leanne said...

Miss Jodie, I just adore that jar containing "Pearls of Wisdom" -- gorgeous and cute!

Linda said...

Jodie~ I just love your studio...you surround yourself with the most wonderful goodies, how could anyone not be inspired? To me, it is just heaven...thanks for sharing!

Lovey said...

Hiya Jodie! I love your Everything Vintage Studio! The trims, the space...the beauty of so many wonderful things around you! Your shelves look yummy with those fabrics and trims! Ooh I love it Jodie! Wow!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a great place to create! I love how you have little bits and pieces hanging on the bird cage! So cute! Thanks for taking us on a tour. :)

Donna

Lenore said...

Your studio looks like a fabulous place to create all your wonderful treasures.....my space is somewhat messy and disorganized also and I didn't want to show it....I'm joining next year!!!!

Sandy Navarro said...

Jodie,

Everything you do is absolutely FabUlous! Your photography, your writing and your amazing ability to make us feel that no matter where you are, we are right there with you. And even if we were there, you ALWAYS take us to a creative place we dearly love.

Ok, enough sappy stuff; I'm first in line for Sophie's job so everyone else, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

Love ya, girl.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW!!!!AWESOME STUDIO!!!!!LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

zandra said...

Miss Sophie did a wonderful job last year but love your version, too! I CAN'T believe I am framed on hung on your wall for all eternity! Well, I know it's not me but our "Rock Star" Tim! ;o)
Wish I had a big room like yours. Love all the nooks and cranies in your space! Such a great room. So loved my vist now and always!
Hugz, Z

summersundays-jw said...

What a great space to work. Jan

Vintage French Hen said...

OOOOH! I love all your STUFF! I wanna come over and play!
marcia

I see the bridge! said...

Oh I love your creaive space just the way it is...I do not believe anyone is truly creative in a studio that is absolutely perfectly tidy all the time...how do they create without stuff??
I to seriously stressed about today and my post and now that I have read other peoples posts and seen their wonderful spaces, I am torn between going back to bed and hiding under the covers or going in to my room to create something wonderful. I am sure Miss Sophie will forgive you when she reads all these lovely comments...it is a great room and I want to live in there!
Thanks for sharing..
Kiss Noises Linda

I see the bridge! said...

OK now I hit the wrong button and the link didn't register...here I am again to put the link back to my little space in...
Kiss Noises again,
Linda

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey luvbug!!!
You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE your studio! Its such a amazing and wonderous place to be and create in! Everytime you just turn a inch there is something to look at and OHH over! I cant wait till our next crafting evenin together! Come check out my studio! Lemme know what ya think hehe! Big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Lisa said...

Jodie,
Now I know how you turn out such utter loveliness with all your sweet crafts and goodies...You have the most absolute fabulous creative space in which to crank out beauty.:)

Theresa said...

OMG Jodie! Your space is FULL of goodies! I would love to go shopping in there and take... OH perhaps ONE of EVERYTHING VINTAGE:) Love it and I know you can create some beauties! Thanks for having me and send Miss Sophie to stay with me and she'll come running back to your room full of fun!

Have a blessed evening!

Love you! T

MosaicMagpie said...

Jodie,
I love you showed the world just how things really are. That place is so full of inspiration and LOVE. What a great place, I would love to come play one day!
Debbie

Ginger said...

You have a beautiful space, it just shows your creativeness. Tell Miss Sophie not to worry, we LOVE IT!!! Great post, you have me laughing OUT LOUD! Love your studio and all of your treasures. Hope you'll stop by and see my little and I do mean little space.

Ginger

sweetpea said...

so very awesome jodie. love the sepia tones.

hugs,

shelley

Beth A. said...

Girl you do such a great job. You are a great story teller and picture taker! I love your space and the way you presented it! You inspire me all the time.

Embellished Bayou said...

Once again a grand tour, and bravo to you for showing the space in its full glory! Have a great weekend!

oldgreymare said...

I love everything about your space and this post.
So unique and pretty and funny.
What a great job!

Suzan

oldgreymare said...

I love everything about your space and this post.
So unique and pretty and funny.
What a great job!

Suzan

imaginationlane said...

Your whole page is delightful..the lovely pics..the clever comments..and the whole drama with Miss Sophie! I was laughing out loud by the end of it. I am so pleased to have met you..and am looking forward to the further adventures of Jodie and Miss Sophie!!

Thanks for stopping by my studio..and enjoy the rest of the party...
Lynette

Boxwood Cottage said...

My oh my you are a famous rockstar yourself, at least when I look at all your comments! No you are not alone, I was stressed too lol Your post is by far the most creative I seen today. I like the color you gave it all and the little story abut your Missis Helper lol!
And your studio Jodie I must say I don't know what you are taling about because to me it looks very organised and full of inspirations!
Sending you happy party wishes from Germany
Carola

Robin Thomas said...

Great post Jodie. I love the pictures especially in sepia. And gurl, you such a goofball. That's why we get along. I look forward to giving you a hug.

pinkroses said...

Love it Jodie! I want to come play!
xo suzanne

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh what sweet chaos we could make together. I didn't clean up my studio and YES I did stress about it but HEY it is the real me. Your studio grows most amazing each year. Hey Santa...Jodie needs to hitch a ride north, you know you are welcome anytime!
I know tomorrow might be a rough day but know that I will be thinking of you and you are watched and adored from the heavens. Enjoy the party dear one.
Kelley

Alison said...

Beautiful
Jodie can I come live in your studio???
Pleeease, pretty please
Alison

Pam @ Frippery said...

Jodie, as usual, your space is amazing. I can't wait to come play in August. I promise I won't mess it up. I will bring a bribe for Ms. Sophie so I can get past the door.Hugs, Pam

Susan said...

Here's what I say after visiting your space..........I want, I want, I want, I want!!! Sorry about the one photo of my space...I hope it was enough to keep you coming back...Please??
Susan

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jodie...love your space! I see "you" everywhere and am inspired by the bottle marked pearls of wisdom! Thanks for the tour...always love to visit you!!

Miss Sandy said...

Very well said! I am glad you let us see the real you at your very best doing what you love surrounded by what inspires you to make your magic happen. Thank you for sharing your creative haven and tell Sophie to quit stressing, you are both way to blessed to be stressed!

Christine Edwards said...

Jodie, you're so right that it's not about what a space looks like, but how it makes you feel and the inspiration that comes from within. Tell Miss Sophie to get her knickers out of twist and get over it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

A Fanciful Life said...

Fabulous, just fabulous as usual! I believe you could play in that space for a year and never come out! So many wonderful things... sigh. I do especially love the iron - haha! I'm sorry to hear Miss Sophie has resigned. Perhaps she will be rehired next year after a little attitude adjustment? After all, it's not about the "mess"! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend, Miss Jodie!
Hugs to you,
Sharon and Miss Gracie xoxoxo

Queen Bee said...

What fun to be surrounded by your favorite things! I enjoyed all your photos!
Queen Bee Studio

Khy said...

What a great idea to do it in vintage photo shot tones! I hope they pick your space...love the realism and practicality of it.
Now - I want to compare vintage velvet ribbon with you, but I have to display mine better. You put me to shame there - and everywhere else, lol

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Jodie! Your creative space is out of this world great! Treasures everywhere you look! I love all the buttons clipped on the medal thing! Love the way you did the pictures in the sepia tone~wonderful post! XO, Ann

June said...

What a BEAUTIFUL MESS....I cannot wait until I can mess mine up. I think studios should never be clean, because if they are, that means we are in a rut with our creativity. I also can't wait to fill every nook and cranny with the gifts I receive from my friends. I love being reminded of the love I have for each one. This studio is over the top gorgeous, but it is what comes out of here that is really wonderful.
Shame on Sofie, for leaving you in the lurch like this...tsk,tsk on her.
hugs to you dear one

Sandi said...

Jodie-----you are so clever and such a great photographer! Love seeing your pictures. And hearing about your adventures. I am just back online and with all the muss and fuss lately, my studio should have a Help Wanted sign on the door! (or maybe Danger-DisasterZone)
Love,
VictorianGypsy

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Well darlin' I LOVE it !!! Miss Sophie should be proud to have such a wonderful array of neat stuff to choose from.

Elyse said...

hi jodie,

your space and supplies are wonderful.

thanks so much for sharing where you create -- sophie or no sophie!

happy party hopping!

xo
elyse

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi ~ Im doing some creative space hopping and WOW!!! yours is amazing ~ so many great things, its like one great big treasure hunt. You must produce some gorgeous pieces in a nook like that. thanks for sharing ~ Dee

The French Bear said...

Jodie, your studio is beautiful!!! I love everything in it, especially you!!!! I think I could be inspired for the rest of my life.....I could also live there and take over for Miss Sophie! I think I have died and gone to velvet ribbon Heaven!!!!
I just love the racks and shelves of everything!!!!
You are the Queen of studio goodness!!!
I love your room!
Hugs,
Margaret B
p.s.
I had to show everyone at work you room...in case you get some weird emails form way up north....hehe!!!

Sares said...

Poor Sophie. Doesn't she KNOW what state the ecomomy is in? She should be taking any job that comes her way, even if it doesn't meet her lofty standards! Truthfully I didn't think it was all that messy, it just looks like you have some projects going on and who doesn't know what that's like once you get going! Thank you for the tour, you did and excellent job, maybe you don't need Sophie!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful post - Love the sepia tone photos. Love that wire (birdcage) piece hanging on the back of the door. Great idea!
xo
jeanne

BEAR's Mom said...

Hey Sista...

1st of all...thanx for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment :D

2nd of all...i want that room...it's all my kinda stuff :D

3rd thing...i gotta get me a dress form...everyone has one!!!

4th and most importantly...you were the first blogger to really get me started on this joyful bandwagon and i thank you so much.
love your creativeNESS and your sweetNESS :D

~victoria~

Cherie Wilson said...

Who needs Miss Sophie, anyway?! Jodie your space is marvelous. All your goodies are so delicious.....oh that velvet ribbon girl! Drool, drool. Thanks for the inspiration! I don't get out blogging nearly as much as I would like to~and was glad to have the chance to visit you again! XO

sissie said...

Sophie should be ashamed of herself running out on you at a time like this! LOL

Your creative space is so pretty and inspiring. I love it all and I wish I could just go in there and look around for hours.

hugs
Sissie

Rebecca said...

Hi Jodie
Loved the post, you are so witty-love your style! The studio is fabulous and I wasn't stressed because I cheated...
I am going to redo my studio this summer though so next year I will join the stressed out club.
I love the sepia tone but I can't make out what stuff is as well!!! You are so talented in every way, so glad I got to know you better this year.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Abby's Garden said...

Oh my dear Jodie I LOVE LOVE LOVE your post....it is true to you and sincere. Your vintage treasures make me swoon with wishes of more to add to my space. Thanks so much for sharing your studio just as it is...love it!

m i c h e l l e said...

Gotta tell ya, Jodie. You should never ever post your address on your blog because if you do, I will come over and camp in your studio. SO much gorgeous goodness I can't even believe!!!

Cathee said...

Oh what joy to wander through your blog!THANKS for sharing...HUGS

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

You are so sweet to take us on a tour of your fabulous work studio.
As a lot of others have said I want to come and visit you.
I love all the sepia photographs you have taken and all the lace, and bits and bobs and treasures are absolutely gorgeous.
Sorry Miss Sophie, left you in the lurch!

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

NicNacManiac said...

It's really hard to get good help these dayz. You filled in beautifully in a pinch! Love how you changed it up with the Sepia..so so you!! Your creative space just screams....let me loose and create something fabulous...and you always come through!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!! xOxO Nerina

Queen of Dreams said...

Jodie...

LOVE yours and Miss Sophies sweet, vintage space. Just came home from my mom's and saw your comment on my blog and I'm sending YOUR BLOG to my mom who I am asking to get her blog going and I keep telling her REAL WOMEN do not have spotless creative spaces! :) So, thank you and Sophie for a reality check and also thanks for letting us know there's a cowgirl get together next weekend in our neck of the woods.

Hugs-

Tina
www.tinaferguson.com :)

trash talk said...

Jodie, my crazy Cajun...I think you're full of it...talent that is...well, maybe the other too!
If you had shown me a perfectly neat area I wouldn't have believed it anyway...I've seen photos of your hotel rooms! Ya can't BS a BSter. It's wonderful room and I love that you call it a place to store your dreams until you make them come true. Leave it to you to keep it real!
You are the mistress of that domain and don't let Miss Sophie bully you...she's such a dummy anyway!
Debbie

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I sure remember Miss Sophie :-)

Now, as to your creative space . . . your haven . . . I don't think it's messy at all. WEll, when it comes to creativity flowing, I don't think it counts to call it a messy place when bits and pieces are everywhere. It just goes to show that in every corner, there are ideas forming and projects waiting to be discovered and created. So, yes, not messy at all. Let's agree on that one :-)

Also, thanks Jodie for your sweet comment. I appreciate it very much. I don't know if I have been that strong during those times, but I sure try to - with God's help, I . . . we tried.

Mizpah,
Li

(the Episcopal church and it's surroundings - - I think it is just beautiful and I love that it is full of stories to tell after all these years. But at the same time, when I imagine it at night, wouldn't it be eery? Or does that just make me a scaredy cat? LOL)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Delightful and entertaining! I love your space. Hope you can visit mine. :) Happy Day to you. xo Lynn

Twinkle Pink said...

Well it looked pretty tidy to me :-o and i love all your terms of use and especially love the memories spot ... it has given me some great ideas and inspired me to get back into my space again.

A great inspiring post thank you.

Ginny (in the UK)

Karen said...

Hey Girl.
Boy! We were kind of on the same wave length this year- that has been happening to me with so many different people lately. . . Makes me wonder what my future holds.
My studio was also a mess when I photographed it. But - it's just the way life is at the moment. I just let the dogs do it . . . He'll they are better at it than me anyway!
What's with the sign from Jo? Did she write it? ;) I can just hear her . . .
I missed Sophie.
More later!

Dorthe said...

Jodie, -thanks for your great visit, I`m glad you put your thump up,for my very much kind of ---working room,-dear--
Yours are pure beauty compared to mine, I love the yellowed photoes, makes your room look like from an old movie--and what a movie? wow, so many fantastic things, and a room full of all things possible, to play with and create with.
Love the door piece ,with memmories from your friends.
And love your beautifull art,too.

But---miss Sophie,-shame on you!!you should realy have helped Jodie,and I`m sure you missed the fun here--well thats what one gets for being embarresed of a little dust,-lol.
Hugs from Dorthe

Chris said...

You are a gal after my own vintage heart!! Love your creative space/studio. I could spend hours there. (bet you do too!)
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Lisa said...

Hey giRl! Loved your tour! And yes... I SO wish we lived closer together! I want to play and make the things I see ya'll making! I have to get in on some of these swaps sometime, but it has to be one that I have something in abundance of. I don't have too much stuff yet to work with, but I'm working on that! Did you see that lace in the last few picts on my blog? I saw it as a yard sale and just couldn't breathe! I looked around to see if anyone was around and started grabbing this stuff! TONS of old stuff, but some of it was really too ragged and messy to do anything with. How do you remove stains from things so dainty and old?
HOpe to talk to you soon!
Have a good evening!
Lisa

Anna Matthews said...

Loved your tour, tell Miss Sophie not to sweat the small stuff so much :) You have a fabulous space, looks huuuge. But as long as we're happy creating where we are thats all that really matters, right?

Karen Valentine said...

My dearest Jodie... I am never disappointed when I come over for a visit!! What I wouldn't give to hang out with you in your studio and laugh and create, and laugh some more. You are a gem. Thank you so much for coming to my party again this year!
xoxo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

BTW... I peed my pants when I read your comment on Lisa's blog!!!

Robin said...

You tell Miss Sophie to snap out of it! What one of us hasn't seen a messy creative space. Your space is amazing! We have something in common, the bird cage inspiration board on our doors. I saw some yummy buttons. Thank you for sharing! ~Robin~

Sandi said...

It occurs to me that Miss Sophie may just have an attitude problem, so, sorry, no deal.
VG

Geralyn Gray said...

Ok Jodie this party didn't stress me.....it exhausted me....I just finished letter b.....and skipped over to my sidebar......omg it is going to take a month to get through all of this....I am sorry about Miss Sophie but she always was a dummy :)......and I was recharged when I saw the picture of Zandra......love it!!!

Natasha Burns said...

Your space is amazing Jodie~! It's so full of wonderful stuff, and it's all so you! Love this room. I'd love to come and play in there :)

Tía Gretel said...

Dear Jodie,
Thank you for your visit to my little house. I love your creative space... I love the mess, this lovely and adorable mess that inspires us when creating !
Congratulations for your blog and for everything you explain ;O)
Un beso grande desde España !
PS: Hope your sunburn is getting better...
Tía Gretel
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The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hi Jodie,
Your creative space is very inspiring, even to someone who is just visiting. Now I know what keeps your creative juices flowing...all the wonderful things you surround yourself with.

Best Wishes,
Kay

Gypsy Fish said...

That's not messy that's HEAVEN!!!!
thanks for sharing your world despite Ms. Sophie's protest.
gyspy hugs
Beth

red.neck chic said...

Jodie - I'm moving in. Seriously - if you think that's cluttered you didn't see mine the month before I had to take pictures. LOLOL

It's all SO fun and fantastic and gorgeous photos (as always) and I want your ribbon and your lace and your trims and and and...

I'm moving in. Do you have room for me?

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxoxo
robelyn

craftyles said...

I am in awe! Your space is fantastic. I think the best thing about it is your vintage things throughout the whole space. It's glorious! Thanks you for many ideas-I'll be back after the party to look some more.

Suzie said...

Jodie, I LOVE your creative space! I don't see messy at all, just a lot of wonderful discoveries waiting to be used in just the right way! For me personally, too neat a room dulls my creative spark to a standstill. Too chaotic, and I spend more time hunting than creating.

Your studio has a comforting coziness, yet exciting energy that leaps right out of my monitor. You have found just the right balance in so many ways!

Thank you SO much for sharing it with us! It is very inspiring to me!

Hugs,
Suzie

P.S. Tell Miss Sophie that she had absolutely nothing to worry about, and she owes you an apology!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Love the space, lots of textures and layers on everything. Wish I could see it in living color. I'll be that's a sight. Thanks for sharing with us, U Rock!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Jodie...love your studio. You have so many wonderful supplies! I cam't believe you have already visited over 80 blogs! I'm so far behind on Paper Cowgirl crap that I've only been able to visit a few blogs. I'm so glad Karen is taking the time to permalink to the posts. Sure will make it easy to visit everybody belatedly. Looking forward to meeting you @ PC!

BLISS angels said...

OOO LA LA I feel like I stepped in to paris, you room is full french touchs I love , love your wire corset. thank you fro sharing with me it is a beautiful room and I can tell lots of great crafting come out of there. if you get time pop over to see me I always have the kettle on for Tea. ~Wendy at Blissangels

kluless said...

Your art space is wonderful - filled with inspiration! I like the sepia pictures. That's a nice touch and atests to your creative eye. Thank you for sharing.

Terri said...

Fun Fun creative space...everywhere you turn something to use or get inspiration from. Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.

Creative Breathing said...

You are a prolific artist, and your studio reflects this. All your supplies are beautiful and interesting as well. Your creations unique and wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your space! Elizabeth

Diane said...

Wow! How could anyone NOT be inspired in this space with so many goodies right at your fingertips!
Love it!
Also love the way you've made some of your photos look like they are bent and cracked old photos!
Diane

Jillayne said...

What a terrific space you have - you can feel all the wonderful creativity that goes on in there. Poor Miss Sophie who missed out on all the fun! I love what you do with your photos to make them look old and I see you even doctored up the WBC badge - very clever!

One Shabby Old House said...

Truth be told you have captured the true essence of what creativity looks like! Wonderful! Busy..energy..works in progress.
Bravo! Well done!
Hugs
Becky

donnaj said...

i for one LOVE your studio-it's real! and love all your vintage treasures. what a great place to play in.

time-worn interiors said...

I could spent hours in there! And I love all your vintage goodies!
Theresa

Debby said...

I'm late, I'm late...I am telling you I have finally made it to the "E's" girlfriend!!! You don't know how many times I wanted to sneak over here but I hung in there and continued on my alphabetical blog party journey. I am such a boring old soul...lol...no stepping out of order here, nope, no can do, not going to happen..Geesh...

What is up with Miss Sophie? Has she gone mad??? I wouldn't kick you to the curb for a teeny, tiny mess. Someone should talk to that girl.

I knew I would love your studio, it is amazing. Over~flowing with everything vintage and so many beautiful goodies. I love seeing all the things you hold dear as it just makes things easier for me in a few weeks. I certainly would love to come and play in your studio some day. I could read your posts over and over, you always bring a huge smile to my face, you crack me wide open sweetie. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Tell Sophie to get over it...
Hugs,
Debby

The Feathered Nest said...

Jodie!!! I just love your studio girl!!!! Omygoodness...I could so DIG in your stuff...so much vintage goodness is everywhere ~ and while you're in Texas...how about I pop by your house and do a little diggin'???? I love it all sweetie ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Attic Charm said...

What an awesome space! I adore how you did all your photos in sepia tones...and all your supplies...and your most excellent sense of humor :) - it's always so much fun to pop in and see you Miss Jodie ♥

BailiwickStudio said...

Fabulous space! There's lots of inspiration in there. I have the same birdcage wire inspiration board - don't you just love it? ::Jill

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a place where a crafter can create. It is well appointed and so functional. It is what YOU make it and if you don't have time to clean it, then Sophie should not feel bad. Let her help clean it.

Loved how you presented your post. You have such a wonderful sense of humor, a great studio, and a fun space. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, man!! What a great space....Don't you just love, love STUFF that we create with???? It makes me so happy!!! Tell your sweet mannequin to come look at my space. I didn't clean it up-it was either not participate or show it as is!!!!!
xoxo
lynn

Leah C said...

Love every inch of your creative, "messy", vintage, lovely space!! Truly, I felt like "a kid in a candystore" looking at your studio...it's fabulous! One of my favorites so far:)

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Lots of goodies to create with! Thanks for sharing. Connie

Becca said...

*sigh* GIRL!!! Your space is bEaUtiful!!! Can you come over and organize mine for me? Our mannequins can do all the work while we have tea and homemade scones :)
xoxo
Becca

TinyBear said...

oh - I loved the tour in your studio Jodie. It´s so inspiring and I´m so happy to see where all those amazing creations comes from.
Filled with so much great stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
xo Tina

fireythreads said...

love your stuido and need to cean mine up and get back to work and away from the rest of the house

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

your studio is gorgeous!!
but, my crack house has it's own special look, too...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I think Miss Sophie should just get over her snit and enjoy your creative space...some people just don't know a good thing when they see it! I'm not one of them - because I think your studio is great. Thanks so much for sharing and for such a fun post.

. said...

wow, dont know where to start, but I know one thing I can say *great space* You have a lot of really neat things.