Thursday, January 24, 2008

What's Doin'....

So much fun going on here in the "Confectionary"! I have been having such a wonderful time decorating the studio, making it my own, creating little inspiring vignettes with my materials, organizing my sewing patterns, etc. I feel like this has really "fueled" my creativity. I love SEEING all my pretties instead of having to stow them away right before I go to bed like I did in our little cottage. I couldn't leave anything out because Baby would get into it the next morning or someone would step on my piles of things or decide that they "needed" something for their own craft project!! Here's a few new shots from my desk. I'm still not ready to show the entire room since things are still not quite settled. But you can see how I'm using these GREAT white milkglass footed bowls my friend Jennifer Pafford sent me to hold the supplies I'm wanting to keep right in front of me. The highest stand is actually something I found in an antique store this last weekend for a BARGAIN. It's vintage and metal and has the best little pedastal that you can't really see in the photos. But I just about squealed out loud when I found it! Here's some close-ups of a few of my recent "finds," both online and locally...

The tiny miniature crocheted cupcakes from pukashell on etsy are sitting on a sweet little vintage butter pat plate from Heather over at Pretty Petals. Under THAT is a tiny white vintage egg cup I just love using for needles, pins and other assundries. The floral print in the background is actually a beautiful floral mousepad from For Your Shabby Cottage. It makes me happy every time I see it!
I found a couple of great old salt and pepper shaker sets in one of my local antique stores that I've turned into "glitter stations." I sold this one....
but I decided to keep this one. It was actually my sweet husband who pointed out that the holes in the shaker lids that say "S" and "P" could stand for "Silver" and "Pink," my two favorite shades of glass glitter! I put my mica in the third little container that has a tiny spoon...perfect for spooning mica flakes onto my projects.

And switching gears, I was just THRILLED to see pictures from Nancy of Fete et Fleur of the tussie mussie she made with one of my kits I sold for Jolie Paquet! Here's the lovely pics from HER blog:

The Materials in the kit...Ruffle attached....Finished product!
And she added her own lovely touch....gorgeous white feathers! And don't miss that incredible-looking linen cupboard in the background....slurpity!Great job, Sweet Nancy! I'd love to see any other tussies any other of my sweet customers have made with my kits!

And speaking of tussies (like that transition???), I have restocked my etsy shoppe with more blank cones just like the ones I use in these kits and to make the tussies I've sold. If you buy 2 or more, I will send you a free pattern/instructions to fashion your own tussie mussies. Here's the listing if you HAVE TO HAVE some of these. ;) They are just the best cones I can find....so sturdy, almost indestructible and you couldn't bend them if you tried. I just love them. Find them HERE...

And this tussie mussie and doll is one that I made that you can purchase for the "doll" in your life! You can find it HERE...


Hope you're having a wonderful week, Sweets...come back Monday for some extremely yummy YUMMIES!

Hugs,

Cheryl :)

24 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

I love your glitter station! I've just reorganized my creative space this past weekend and I put my glitters in salt and pepper shakers as well - so easy, fun, and pretty - though mine are not quite as pretty as the lovely set you found!
Karla

Alison Gibbs said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun decorating your studio.
Alison

Kathleen Grace said...

I found your blog last week, shame on me for not commenting then but now I must tell you , your blog is beautiful, as are your creations! I have you on my google list and i just love seeing all your beautiful posts!

Scrappy Jessi said...

gorgeous!!! i love everything, all your finds are fab! and that kit is adorable!
jessi

karin (creativechaos) said...

I just love all the pictures!! I have to laugh at the blank cones. When I did my first cones at christmas I just rolled some cardstock into a cone. Well, everytime I would do the next one it was like the first time all over. I could never remember how I rolled it into a cone thereby taking at least 10 minutes everytime to get it just right....ahhh I'm such a slow learner...

Lori said...

Nancy did a wonderful job on her tussie!!! i am SO jealous of your studio, how WONDERFUL not to have to pick up when you are done...that is one thing i dread when i start a project...that and keeping a close eye on the cats to make sure they are not stealing any of my supplies...

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The glitter stations are perfect! Hope you're feeling comfortable in your new nest and I am looking forward to more pictures! Always love your pics and creations.

julia said...

Cherly
I love your studio I wish I had a space of my on, maybe one day. I really love your idea for the sweet little salt and pepper shakers. I have a little vintage set myself; I think I’m going to use your idea. Thank you keep the great ideas coming .
ooxx
julia

Lori said...

Love everything! I have to agree those glitter staions are great! Clever hubby too! You also have a great square milkglass dish I always want and find chipped! One of these days!! Thanks for sharing, everything was fun to see! Lori

Just Between Us Girls said...

INCREDIBLE CHERYL.....I am loving every inch of your studio and the kits you are making and the things people are making with your kits. WONDERFUL MY DEAR and those shakers....well I want about 100 of those sitting everywhere. Think about how wonderful they would be on a window sill reflecting the light..I have some ink bottles that might work for you for other things. LOVE LOVE LOVE your style.
Love and hugs,
Pat

periwinkle vintage said...

Wow! Such beauty! MY studio looks like a bomb went off. Love, love, love your work and your pretty pink blog!
Cheryl

Sandy said...

Your studio is coming along nicely and I LOVE your lastest tussie and doll! Stop by my place as I posted a pic of my girlz in your aprons!

Hugs!
Sandy

WhineNRoses said...

I love your studio!! You have such great decorating and storage ideas!! It really looks like a wonderful place to create!!
Jenn~

My Favorite Things said...

Love the mussie tussies! So cute!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Your studio space is looking so pretty! I love those little cupcakes...just too cute!

xo Heather

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Cheryl, your studio is looking fantastic! How wonderful to have your won space, no hiding now :) Love the glitter station and the S & P, clever hubby to notice that! Have gorgeous weekend Cheryl :) Jenn and Jacqui

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that glitter station and the milk glass bowls. So pretty! Your tussie mussies are just so cute too!

Sadie Lou said...

What a wonderful blog post. I had fun reading this one. I love your studio/workspace. I have a little 2 and a half year old that would love to come and throw everything around for you!
:)
~Sadie

whit said...

Just want you to know that I love you. I also love your new studio. It's so you :)

twinkleshabbystar said...

Ooooh Cheryl your desk looks sooo pretty and INSPIRING! Looove all your pretties and footed bowls. Im sure you walk in your studio everyday with a BIG SMILE!

Im LOVING your DOLL tussie! Sooo sweet and perfect for a girlies room. :)

Looking forward to your Monday yummies!!! XO

Allison said...

I just love your studio Cheryl! Looks like so much fun! I need to clean my "area"! Can't find what I need these days! You have just inspired me to do it and get super organized.

Jeanne said...

I just love your glitter stations. I also keep my glitter in antique salt shakers.

beth said...

wow cheryl !! I love all your finds and those salt and pepper shakers are soo cute !! so glad i found your blog and would love to exchange links with you if ya want !!!
xo,
Beth
www.bethquinndesigns.com

Michelle said...

I just love your blog! so much eye candy!