Monday, July 13, 2015

WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE 2016


Hello everyone!
This is my second year joining Karen at My Desert Cottage for her link party Where Bloggers Create.
Thank you to Karen for hosting this wonderful event!


I have to tell you I waited thirty years to have a working space of my own. For over 23 years my husband served in the military and our continued moving from one end of the world to the other, made it impossible to make my 
dream come true.
Until he retired and we built this home.

This was a huge project, but so worth it! :)
This room used to be our son's bedroom and many changes happened to make it the space it is today.
It was a looong project, since we built everything ourselves, cabinets, counters, shelves, even the wood brackets.
Everything is homemade.




And it was a happy day when it was all finished and ready to make it my own. :)





I even had enough space to have a small sitting area.


Last year I built a small extension to the room.
I used the closet to add more work space and storage.





 I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my craft/sewing space. 
You will find me many afternoons in this room sewing, painting or working on crafts.
I just love, love, love having a space of my own. :)

Thank you again to Karen for hosting such a wonderful and fun party and to all of you for stopping by for a visit.
Until next time!


35 comments:

  1. What a beautiful space! All the more so for having made it all yourselves. I can hear you humming as you work in there....

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  2. Oh, Maria! You know how much I love your creative space! How marvelous that your hubby can build and fixed this up just like you wanted it to be! I've looked at almost all of the studios on Karen's list and yours is the one I love the most! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. So organized and I love the red and white gingham.

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  4. maria,
    I absolutely love your creative space as I have told you before!! I am envious at the size of the room! And i totally am in love with what you did with the closet!! I hope to do that in 2 years when Joe retires and I can get rid of all his postal uniforms and move my clothes back into our bedroom closet!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. I LOVE your space! Clean, bright, airy, cheerful! And very good use of your closet space.
    Thanks for the tour ~

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  6. I'd say it was definitely worth the wait! So pretty and functional and I love that it's all homemade!

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  7. Your room is lovely. Truly a labor of love. It is so cheery and sunny, it would be hard to leave.thank you for sharing with us and may God bless your family for it's service to our country. It is nice to see you rewarded for your sacrifice.

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  8. This is such a gorgeous and bright, cheerful room. Wow! To have everything handmade is a true labor of love. And your closet space is so well organized.

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  9. This is a studio of my dreams:-)
    It's so clear, neat and bright. Creating for you must be just a pure pleasure:-)
    Greetings:-)

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  10. What a wonderful creative space! You and your husband did a great job with all of the building projects and in setting it up to create in.

    Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

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  11. You've really taken advantage of all usable space in the room and I like the running counter that allows for several workstations.
    Happy Crafting.

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  12. This space is sheer perfection! I love the red, white, and aqua color scheme, you have done a beautiful job designing and styling your studio to be effective and efficient. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. This pretty, lively, space is a credit to you.So glad you have a place to call your own now. Bet this is heaven for you after the long wait.New follower.

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  14. Oh sweetie. First I got distracted and looked at your Christmas tour. I am sure your crafting etc space is lovely. I loved the home tour. I added you to
    my favorites so I could come back by. Now I am off to read the post I came by form LOL. XXOO

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  15. Oh my goodness. I am so glad I am not a 'mean girl' ! I would be so jealous. I want to live in your space. It is so amazing. You are one
    blessed sister. I love the colors. And the way you used the different containers. Everything coordinates perfectly. I am going to definately have
    to come back by. Thanks for sharing your space.

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  16. This is a well deserved beautifully designed creative space. Love it! Thank you and your family for serving in the military and giving so much for all those years, I know sacrifices are made, and I thank and honor your family! Happy Creating, Cindy

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  17. It is always so much fun to see your creative space -- great colors, beautiful cabinetry & adorable vignettes!

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  18. Wow, that is one incredible studio! I love the top shelves. I was considering doing that but wasn't sure how it would look. Thanks for giving me a visual to show my hubby :) The lighting to show off your pieces is the cherry on top. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Maria your studio is wonderful! The fact it was all hand built is really cool. I'm sure it makes it that much more special to you now that you have it. :) Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I hope you will do it again next year!!

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  20. It's obvious I'm running late to the party, but I am so glad to be here now. I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see your incredible studio. I was really impressed that you and hubby made it all yourselves. Of course, when you do that, you get exactly what you want. And knowing what you want and what works must have been on your mind through all those moves you made over the years. I adore the colorful and cheery room, and the new addition is awesome, too. It didn't take much to convince me how happy you are in this beautiful crafting space. There's so much to see here, I may take a few more minutes to check everything out.

    Welcome to the party and thanks for sharing this beauty for the first, but hopefully NOT the last, time.

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  21. I love your space. It is so organized at begs for creativity to happen. I love the blue pegboard and your sitting area.

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  22. Congratulations on creating and building a beautiful room. I can't imagine anyone who deserves it more than a military wife. Thank you and your husband for you service on behalf of our country and freedom. I hope you have many happy and healthy years of crafting in this lovely space!

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  23. Wow Maria, it's fabulous! Love all the work space you have and your storage space is amazing! Beautifully decorated!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Hello Maria, I am so happy for you, that you finally have your dream space. I feel that way about mine, too. You are so organized, a place for everything and everything in it's place. I love all the details and the red gingham curtains . . . so pretty:) I am you newest follower and I would love to invite you over to visit and see my space. I'm also going to add you to my favorites list. I don't want to miss a single post.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)
    P.S. tell your husband that we truly appreciate his service to this country that we love.

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  25. I am in awe of your amazing creative space.

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  26. Brilliant space, so well organized and really well laid out everything.
    Really fun to see how you did everything from scratch and that you build it all on your own, that's amazing.
    Very happy for you that you finally have a space to call your own. I really enjoyed this tour, glad you shared with us all :)

    Big thank you also to your husband for his time he gave serving, and of course all the sacrifices you and your children gave along side him.
    Happy retirement and creating!
    (I'm now off to check your other posts and etsy shop)

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  27. Such a great crafting space! It's so neat and tidy! I really like the window on the wall in your sitting area. Pretty!

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  28. Your room is cute as ever, Maria Elena! We are so lucky to have our own dedicated spaces!
    Carol

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  29. Such a Happy Room! Really like your color scheme!

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  30. Fabulous, Marie Elena! You sure one lucky Lady, your room is to die for!
    It is so bright and cheery and all your storage WoW!
    Thanks for sharing your incredible space!
    Have a great weekend!
    Diana

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  31. OMG, how fabulous! You and your hubster are very creative and handy to build everything yourselves. Well done and well deserved!

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  32. Maria,
    I know I commented last year BUT I just had to comment again!! LOVE this space!! One question: What are you uising for lighting on the shelf along the ceiling? Just curious! And I so LOVE that closet!! Joe will be retiring soon and I am hoping that when he gets rid of all his postal clothes, I may be able to do this to the closet in my craft room. Thanks for sharing again! It is always a treat for the eyes!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. Gorgeous room. And you did it all yourselves! LOVE your bright happy organized creative place to play. Keep smiling and creating.

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  34. What an amazing room! Just seeing it makes the crafter in me want to get in there and create something! Everything was so beautifully, and I'm so impressed with the building work you did! So bright and cheerful!
    Cathy

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  35. What a beautiful space to create in. I love how you transformed your room into such a cheery place.
    everything is so well organized. You must love to go in there all the time.

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