Saturday, 19 June 2010

My Studio

I cross my fingers this will work and this post will show up
on the right day - at this moment I´m enjoying some time Italy.

Welcome to the
Where Bloggers Create
blog party hosted by sweet Karen over at

and welcome to my Studio

This is how my studio looks like at first sight through the door

my working table just in front of the window
and the lenght of the table - that´s how wide my room is
it´s a VERY small room 

the left wall filled with shelves
the white ones are the newest ones
and that´s where I keep most of the pretty stuff

the right wall - also filled with shelves

and at the end a leftover desk from my children with
my computer and printer.
as you can see - filled to the brim 

lets have a closer  look
this is a pretty old shelf painted cremy white
on the only spot left on my walls - next to my working table

lots of books and magazines.

on my working table I

on my working table II

an old cake centrepiece filled with pretty stuff

tags, lace, seambinding - ready for use

old glass jars with more tags and clothespins with seambinding

some of my finds from flea markets

old handkerchiefs, pretty lace, old sewing notions

my collection of old tins and boxes
ready for use

an old metal planter filled with silk fabric
and velvet flowers

two little bears waiting for a new home

and my old dressform
decorated with a vintage collar
and pretty flower
and some of my necklaces

This is where I create.

I hope you have enjoyed the visit

Looking forward to visit everyone
when I´m back from my little trip

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Tina ♥♥♥


Claudia said...

Hi Tina, your studio is lovely. I, too, have a small space. It's amazing how much we can fit into a space when we are determined to do so! You have so many lovely things. I adore your bears!


Lenore said...

What a lovely and well organized studio you have Tina....really enjoyed the post.
Hope you are having a wonderful time on your fabulous vacation!

JoAnne said...

Hi Tina,
Your space may be small, but very nice. And your bears are adorable!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Overflowing with beautiful treasures, Tina! How organized you are ~ I love seeing all your shelves filled with beautiful things.

stefanie said...

oh, I love it, I love how you have the lace on spools and how you have all your treasues in cute things...thanks for sharing!!

rosepetalsjewelry said...

Hi Tina,
A beautiful organized studio and a trip to Italy. I am so jealous. Enjoy your trip and give details when you return.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a beautiful space my friend! your creativity never ceases to amaze me. thanks for letting us have a peek inside your creative world.

Susan said...

Tina.........I love it! And also love the blue stacked pin cushion on the top of that shelf. Thanks for sharing. Susan

sissie said...

Hi Tina,
What a lovely, inspirational place where you create. I love it. It's so organized and filled with lovely things.
Thanks for sharing your creative space with us. I have really enjoyed seeing it.


ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Tina,

I hope you are enjoying your travels as much as I am enjoying seeing your space! Now I know where all those creative ideas are born. It all makes so much sense now! It looks like a great place to work.

Thanks for sharing - even while you are away!


Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

You've done wonders with your small space. Very creative use of space. And I love all your lovelies. Great pics!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Tina...
Your "little" space is beautiful with HUGE inspiration every where. It's like I just want to go and touch everything, dig in your shelves and soak in all the little details. I just love I know where your fabulous creations are born :)

I hope you are having a FABULOUS time in Italy...stick your toes in the sand for me please!

Can't wait to hear all about it when you return.
Until then, I hope you don't mind me going back to your studio and snooping around you? ;)
I love it!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I loved touring your studio space! It's fun to see what sorts of things are collected by other creative friends. Thanks for the inspiration!
Safe Travels.

Gail said...

I just had to stop by when I spotted your name, I so love your shop and your studio is so very lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us......

Caleen said...

I first have to say I love your blog and visit often.. I was excited to see where you create.. Well, I wasn't disappointed.. It is amazing.. I could get lost in there and enjoy every minute.. Just so many fun treasures to play with.. Amazing! Thanks for sharing.. Have a lovely weekend.

Dorthe said...

Hi Tina,
Your room is really a wonderfull place , I love your beautifull little shelf, and all the lovely collections you have here. So great with all the shelves to fill with your wonderfull stuff.
Kender jeg ikke den lille engel i dit vindue?eller er det bare ansigtet der virker bekendt?.
Har du selv lavet kæderne på mannequingen ? de er super flotte?
Håbe i havde en skøn ferie.

Prim's by Kim said...

Stunning little adobe, I would love to raid it xoxoxo

Lululiz said...

It was a real pleasure seeing the space where your beautiful bears are born. It may be smaller than some, but it is packed full of the loveliest things, a very cosy place to create in.

Debora said...

It was such fun to visit your studio, Tina. So many antique and vintage treasures remind me of my mom's collections of things when I was growing up. Enjoy your holiday!

Liz said...

A great space! Your little bears are so sweet. I bet you make lots of cute stuff here. :)


The Catnap Cottage said...

What a great use of small space - I am in love with that little shelf and your chair and your ways of keeping your doodads organized - it looks so cozy. Thanks for sharing! If you have a chance, pop over and check out my space! Have a fab weekend!!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hey Tina, looks like it all worked out well with your preschedulded post! What a cosy little space you have it looks as if you know excactly where everything is.
I even spyed some of the things I sent you in your photos :)
I saw that you have the Nantucket Christmas book and I wonder if it is good, would you recomment it?
Love the little winter scene in your white shelf! Did you find your flower frogs in Denmark or do you buy them from the US? I can never seem to find them here, so got mine from swaps and etsy sellers.
Keep enjoying your vacation my friend and I hope to read you when you are back.
Carola xoxo~

Kathy said...

Wonderful space. Its REALLY nice to see some more realistic creative areas in this tour, they help give me ideas of improving my space.

Miss Sandy said...


I LOVE your creative space. My heart skipped a beat when I saw tiny Norah and her nest - your artwork is just amazing!!! Such sweet collections too. Thank you so much for sharing your creative haven.

Katsui Jewelry said...

What a beautiful sight! It is so clean and organized and pilled with such lovely thing. I see...frozen charlottes and old sepia pictures and beautiful old ribbon and wonderful boxes. I love your jewelry. We do somewhat similar things, making jewelry from old jewelry.

We are three months old (in blog time) and are a mother/daughter team. I didn't get the space cleaned but stop by sometime, if you wish.

Susan (Suz) Reaney
(not just about jewelry)

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a lovely studio! So neat and organized. I love how you keep your supplies at hand in that lovely crate. That is an idea I just might follow.
Thanks for sharing, hope you are enjoying your vacation.

Michelle May said...

Hi Tina!
Thanks so much for taking me on the tour of your wonderful space! It's so fun to visit with everyone and meet new people!
Hugs to you!

Jorgelina said...

Love your studio!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Tina! Can I come over and play? Your studio is wonderful..I love the window that allows all that light to come in! My favorite thing is your cake centerpiece with all the pretties on it! I love coming to visit your blog and it's so nice to see where you make all the magic come together!

Sarah Medina, Jellybelly Bears said...

Love your studio Tina!! I love the idea of using a cake centrepiece to hold things, I think I'll have to buy one for the purpose hehe Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is in my blogroll because I'm in love with your creations.

Loved seeing your studio too. It's always a joy to pop by and visit you, Tina!


BailiwickStudio said...

You have a lot of things packed into that small room! They're such lovely things - I'm sure you must feel completely inspired whenever you step into your creative space! ::Jill

Queen Bee said...

Your space is filled with lovely things! I have enjoyed my visit!
Queen Bee Studio

Diane said...

What a wonderful work space. I love your stacks of things, stacks are so fun and interesting. Your little bears are so precious. Have a wonderful time on your trip. Diane

zandra said...

Love your vintage shabby chic creative space. What a lovely place to be inspired. So, enjoy my visit with you and your cherish treasures. Have a great week.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Tina- thanks for sharing your wonderful space with me. I enjoyed all the photos of your wonderful space.

Tobi Britton* said...

Oh Tina, what a beautiful space you have! I love your desktop- all the bottles and old tags- just beautiful!
Thanks for having us over!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Small spaces require us to be ingenious with our storage - one of the things I like in yours is the use of the cake centrepiece. Great idea! Thank you for inviting us.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh girl, it's as wonderful as I dreamt it would be. I'm so jealous of you right now I could scream. All organized with your studio tour set up ahead of time, while your lounging in Italy! Way to go! I adore your notions, the old university photo of the men, the tags & of course the 2 sweet bears awaiting adoption. Lisa
PS Did you ever get the box I sent?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is the first bear making studio I have been to! ha! It's beautiful!


Chris said...

How fun to see your space and all the vintage touches!
Best wishes,

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Tina, what a lovely, lovely space, with so much to see and so many treasures. I bet you love to create there! xo Lidy

Michele Seraphim said...

What a lovely space! And the cute little faces waiting for adoption are adorable also! thanks for sharing this treasure trove with all of us!

Inn Country said...

I love your creative space. thanks so much for sharing

have a beautiful day Lisa

kluless said...

Your space might be small but you have made amazing use of it. I would love to look through all those beautifully displayed little treasures. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Amazing ~ Your Creative Studio is just as Amazing as Your Sweet Bears....

. said...

I really like your studio space (small or not small), but its very nice and there is so many neat things to look at. I love the wooden box with the tags and lace, and the jars with more things. I want to see more of your work. Very nice pictures from Italy, what amazing place.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Tina, your studio is so lovely and SOOOOO organized! Ahhhhhh.... wish mine were so organized!

Terri said...

great space..plenty of favorite thing was in addition to the bears the jars with the clothes pins.
What a cool room! TFS!

donnaj said...

great space-loved seeing all your goodies~

Anonymous said...

What a lovely studio..and how pretty your blog is. I love your bears!

Thank you so much for showing me around...


Sandra Z said...

What a amazing working place that you have! I can imagine how wonderful it is creating there. I'm glad to met you, blogger sister. Best regards from Zagreb, Croatia. Sandra Z.

Karen Valentine said...

Tina your studio is lovely! I loved all the pretty vintage goodies on your worktables. It would be so easy to be inspired to create beautiful things in there! Thank you so much for joining the party and letting us peek in!
My Desert Cottage

debi said...

Your studio is beautiful. Filled with so much inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Your bears are adorable! I especially like the one in the shadow box - too sweet. :D