Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Time to Party!!! Where Bloggers Create Party that is!


             Come on Sugie! It's time for the party!

                     I'm not going Razzy...I have nothing to wear!

Oh brother.....don't be ridiculous.

                                      Men just don't understand.

                                     I'll drink to that!

Welcome Blogging Friends! So glad you could join us here in Bunnyville for the second Where Bloggers Create Party hosted by my friend, the lovely and talented Karen Valentine at My Desert Cottage!


Oh look the bunny light is on in Bunnyville! Let's go!

Up these stairs, past the stone rabbits, is my most favorite place in the whole world. I am blessed to have over 300 square feet of creative area all to myself. Uhh...errrr...well...kinda. Razzy and Sugie also call this place home and I guess they actually "let" me hang out with them. I do believe the only reason they let me hang out with them is because I bring them food!

If you are a follower of my blog, you know that I love white, clean and serene. Bunnyville is no exception. I'm a neat freak. I admit it. I create better in calm than I do in chaos and since there tends to be a lot of bunny fur flying around, I like cabinets to store things in. Plus, bunnies like to chew things and redecorate like that cardboard box under the window.

Hey Razzy...can you grab me a bag of that batting?

Oh and how about some of that fabric from the bin on the left? Thanks boy!

I love this saying above my clock and after being laid off from my job in April, I try to focus on this every day. I say it out loud "If you can Dream it, you can Achieve it" and then I look at the clock and say "the time is mine." Yeah, yeah...I know, I'm dorky. hee,hee,hee.

I really love architectural elements and 18th Century Style so my work is influenced by that look.
Of course, I totally had to have this beautiful pedestal for the iron to rest on!

I also had to have this gorgeous piece!

I have a huge work table and nice sitting area where my friends can come and visit and share some wine and cheese or a cup of tea.

I'm a textile artist and I create stitcheries and art quilts. I sell my original pieces as well as patterns on my website. I also am a teller of tales and one day hope to publish a story. I keep my computer and all my supplies for customers downstairs away from the fur and bunny teeth. Don't ya just love my organized closet!

I want to thank all of you for visiting with me and the bunnies. I have a little party favor for you.
If you click HERE, it will take you to my website where you can download this stitchery design. While you're there, you can also collect the Sentimental Journey Free stitcheries too! I do hope you'll come back and visit us again. I have a fun giveaway the first of every month.

So glad to be friends! Have a wonderful time visiting the rest of the creative spaces at the party! Tell Karen Hi for us!

                                                                      Hugs!
                                                                    Michelle

94 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hope Sugar finds something to wear for the party.

Jan is drooling over all those cupboards.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
My last stop for the night before I close my eyes. I'm taking photos of the studio tomorrow and will post them tomorrow night. (I still have to make a dress for my serger!) Thanks for letting me visit Bunnyville tonight. I love what you've done with the place. I hope you give my studio a thumbs-up, too! See you soon.
Hugs!
Donna
PS. Thanks so much for the free design. I'm going to have to order some Valdani from you in the next few days! ;-) xoxo

gail said...

Hi Shell, thanks for the tour of Bunnyville! I love your studio. Its pretty and organized. I much prefer working in organized too! :) Happy creating, gail

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh Sugie, you can go to the party just as you are!

What a lovely space!

Debi said...

Hi Shell, ummm I just have to say this ... there is no proof that you do any work at all! Your office/workplace is far far to clean to convince me otherwise! :) (just kidding) but really! I am like you as far as being able to work only when everything is clean, put away and organized, but my place is a wreak lately! That may be why I haven't gotten much creating done here lately! Love your stories. You clearly need to write a book! Love the bunnie. They remind me of the ones we use to have, that was until we found out they were a female and male. We had bunnies out the ying yang. We keep the male but one night he got off the patio and an owl snatched him. He was just screaming. We were sick! No more after that happened. I'll just enjoy yours :) Happy weekend! Hugs Debi

Cameo Kids Boutique said...

Oh I forgot...I love your place! It' beautiful and I need cabinets like yours!

Tata for now!
Debi

Sabine said...

I love the pictures of your house :-)
The stitchery is nice too, but I can't find the dowloadlink at the page you gave, maybe something went wrong? There are ** before the subject (part favour)

Jessica said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your studio! So neat and tidy - not at all like my craft area!

Hef's Mom said...

I am just like Sugie, what to wear what to wear! And lucky me! I already have that tapestry hanging in my house! It's a lovely workspace Shell, no wonder you always make such nice things.

Diane Duda said...

Your are blessed!
With a wonderful space and the ability to make everything you touch beautiful!!!
Thanks for the tour. :)
xo
Di

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Michelle, everything looks so wonderful! I love your space :-)

Lisa said...

Shell you have such a beautiful Bunnyville and you're so organized it hurts! In a good way. Doesn't bunny fur get under all your stitching though? I guess it doesn't matter much, it's like a signature!

joanne May said...

Hi Shell,
I think your bunnies and your home should be in a house magazine. It is just gorgeous!:)
What a stunning work space you have and it is very neat and tidy. I'm a tidy house freak too. I believe if you have a clean and clear home and work space, you can be open to creative and good energies. It is a very Zen way to be, I think!:)
Thank you for a lovely post and for your good wishes on my blog.
Have a great weekend and kiss the bunnies for me!:)
xx

P.S. I love seeing the hare necklace on you!;)

Karen said...

I don't know anything about rabbits, but those sure are cute and cuddly looking.

Briarside Lane said...

What a great space! A place for everything, and everything in its place... do you make house calls? ;-)
Love your stitchery projects, too.

Thanks for the tour! ... Karen

p.s. is that anaglypta wallpaper on your wall behind the bunny under your cloche?

Karen M said...

What a great place to create, and such good helpers! Doesn't Sugie know that a fur coat (homegrown, of course) can take you anywhere?

Barb said...

Well...I am sitting here in my mumuu, is that okay...can I come anyways?

I love your room....it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo clean and fun...

jsimplylive said...

Michelle, thanks for sharing! I LOVE your room. I like uncluttered spaces and is perfect. Love it!

The French Bear said...

Shell, I just love how organized and clean you are!!! Even with the furry help!!!
I really need you to come and do that to my room......and make it all white and pretty too!!!
I love your bunny humour, makes me happy to see you with Sugie and Razzy as your assistants!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Ah Michelle, you have a dream home and a dream space to create. No wonder you make such wonderful things.
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QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Wondering minds want to know????
Do you need white gloves to visit and have tea when we come to your house????lol
I love your place--it is soooo organized---I am not sure about all that white--I am a colorful person--soo---but I am working at always being more and more organized and am learning to clean up each mess as I make it!!!]
Thanks for the free pattern and for the tour---see ya soon--
Hugs, Di

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell
I so enjoyed the tour of Bunnyville, those little cuties are so clever! What a wonderful space to create in!!! Neat as a pin I might add... better not look at mine, you might have a panic attack :)
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Janet said...

Thanks for the tour. I wish I was half as organized as you. I love the cupboards. I'm afraid I agree with Rebecca about the panic attack. I am a messy quilter.

The rabbits are so sweet. :) Thank you for the party and the party favor. SO cute!

Janet said...

Thanks for the tour. I wish I was half as organized as you. I love the cupboards. I'm afraid I agree with Rebecca about the panic attack. I am a messy quilter.

The rabbits are so sweet. :) Thank you for the party and the party favor. SO cute!

scrapwordsmom said...

WOW! You are soooo organized!! Love your sweet bunnies:)

Rebecka said...

Your tour was so much fun!!! Your studio is BEAUTIFUL! I think you have the best help. :)

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Michelle, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I love your space! Everything is so organized! Your bunnies are so precious, I love how they just hop around! Happy Blogging, marcia

laura said...

Oh my I think I just landed in Heaven!!! Love your sweet little bunny humor and please come to my place & get me organized! So glad we connected. xoox Laura

Peggi said...

Very serene and peaceful. I'm surprised you haven't painted your computer hardware white yet! lol.

What kind of personalities do the bunnies have? I love how Razzy keeps sticking his nose in places...

violette said...

thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my studio.

YOur space is so lovely, peaceful and tidy! How do you do it? I'm sure you have fun creating here.....i can feel the peace all the way over in Canada!

Love, Violette

Julia Harrison said...

Thanks for having me over. I love Bunnyville. Oh and the party favor. Perfect.

Hope to visit again sometime.

Julia Harrison

april said...

So very very beautiful. And it makes me want to get a rabbit.

Maggey and Jim said...

Loved the beautiful story and your place is awesome. So pristine. I adore your real bunnies and love how you include them in your create time. Have a great weekend and HOW MUCH IS THAT BATTING?? lol
Maggey

Amber Leilani said...

such a lovely, serene place to create - and your work is just divine!
i am glad i am not the only one who has to keep most of her supplies locked up - i guess my cat are a lot like your bunnies!
i used to have the "if you can dream it, you can acheive it" quote in all of my journals when i was in college. it was one of my favorite quotes. funny, how i had forgotten about it until just now... maybe i need to make myself a little banner...

Debora said...

Michele, I loved visiting your space! Thank you for sharing. It's fun to see what you create and where and to see how Razzy wants to "help" you. :o)

Karin said...

Michelle...I LOVE your space!!! I love that you have a little furry assistant helping you out. :) What an inspiring place to work....

The Tin Rabbit said...

Sooooo Beautiful...so white! I am in love with this gorgeous room and your little friends too! ann

Gari said...

Thank you for the tour and the embroideries. It is always fun to see the bunnies and listen in on their conversations.

alice said...

How lucky you are to have all that space and cabinets. I could never be that organized--I think it is something you are born with. Your roommates are precious. L,A-

Kristin said...

Hands down, one of the coolest places that I've seen! Wow, is that beautiful! And I have always wanted to do an all white room: one of my Mom's friends growing up had an all white HOUSE (and no kids!) and I have vowed to have a guest room like that one day . . . yours is an inspiration and your bunnies are adorable, Kristin xo

Deborah said...

I want one of those "don't pee on the toilet" bunnies, please. Lovely space. your white palette is so soothing.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well, first and foremost, your fur babies are so PRECIOUS!!!

And secondly, OMG, I LOVE your creative space!! I love all white but I cannot pull it off. And now I have closet envy, WOW!!! Lovin' it!!!

xxoo

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful space, beautiful storage. I am one that likes color but I find your space very soothing and cozy. And your bunnies are gorgeous!

happy day!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a wonderful large room! We have a lot in common...I too like everything in it's place, I think I am a little compulsive, obsessive. I am your newest follower, if you get a chance hop (Sorry couldn't resist) on over and check my place out!

Carol

Lisa Libelle said...

Hello Michelle! Your Rabbit party-story is so sweet, wow! I send you warm wishes and good night. Lisa Libelle

Queen Bee said...

Michelle,

First of all, let me tell you that I think that you have a great sense of humor and actually have the ability to jot those words into a nice little story, giving the readers a chance to come into your home and experience what it would be like to create in your space. Well done!!!. What a wonderful space you have. Your helpers are absolutely adorable. What a terrific studio! So many goodies to choose from!!!
Queen Bee Studio

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

There is something to be said for white! I can appreciate the organization. Love your sewing table - very spacious!

zandra said...

Love your bunnies! I have to admit I'm more of a clutter bug. Love how clean and organized your creative space is. So, lovely. So, enjoyed my visit with you. enjoy the rest of the party. I can't believe I have been doing this party since friday and am just now getting to you. lol
Hugz,
Zandra

Cindy Geilmann said...

How fun to visit Bunnyville. Thank you for visiting me. It made my day. I love you bunnies, but most of all, I love you clean, fresh, simple look in that wonderful large space. I love organization.

Big hugs
cindy@stitches

Glenda said...

wow what a great space you have to do your beautiful work in. So jealous.love glenda

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh I loved the tour and especially the little tour guide. Love the iron pedestal. You are so smart!
Thanks for giving us a new little tour.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Michelle!

I swear I want to hug those bunnies! lol They did a beautiful job giving us a tour. You have a gorgeous office. I bet you will win my friend. I love the white. It looks so elegant. Wow..Michelle
So glad I stopped by. Hope you are doing well. Miss you.
Have a happy day,
xo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows
p.s. I still have so many blogs to visit.aaak

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

First off - you had me at bunnies. Love them. Your room is so nice, inspiring and looks like fun to be had.
thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.
tammy

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.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Dear one, I am so glad you like my place at my blog! You are welcome and your bunnies, too, anytime! You have the most calming, lovely, home. I just adore everything you decorate with and I dream of all the serene whiteness. I appreciate your visits and send you faery wishes and light, Amy

Annie Louise said...

I just discovered your blog that includes your wonder creative space. Thanks for sharing, I am now a follower of your blog.
Jeanette

sweetpea said...

Michelle, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my studio post. I am in love with the calm feeling your studio exudes and of course those bunnies. Take advantage of the lay off and go with your heart. Everything happens for a reason.

Hugs,

Shelley

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful, bright airy charming space! And very symmetrical!!!
Thanks for having us over and giving us such a lovely tour!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Dina said...

Michelle, Thanks for the visit and the kind words about "my little space". I had actually visited your blog several times before. So now I think I will make it official. You have a wonderful space that is so ultra orgaized. And the bunnies....so darling! makes me want some. Have a wonderful week.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Wow, I am in absolute awe and envy of your gorgeous studio!! What an awesome place for creating, visiting, and spending time with your bunnies. REALLY nice. And speaking of your bunnies, I want to snatch them both up and give them a big squeeze, they are so darn cute.
Thanks so much for your kind words about Angel. Sure am missing that girl these days...

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oohhhh I didn't know about this party...I am sooo happy to see your studio and where you spend your time and where Sugie and Razzy live..wonderful, thanks for sharing and it's a lovely very tranquil space:D

Chris said...

What a lovely space! Clean, white and super organized. Adore your little rabbit friends. So cute!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

SheilaC said...

I never get tired of seeing your beautiful home!!

And thank you for the free pattern :)

SheilaC

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wanna trade places? I love your white and serene. I can't work in chaos either and that's why I am in need of a makeover. Your space is fabulous. xo

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Hi Michelle
What a fabulous Studio space you have! Love the rabbit theme :-)

Michele Seraphim said...

Hi Michelle

Thanks for writing to me on my blog as this brought me to you quicker! I love your clean and bright space and I have a soft spot for rabbits! I will be following you now also. I love how organized your space is with all the labelled boxes. I also was intrigued by the amount of Batt you have... You should see my roll. I will have to remember to take a shot of it and post it. PS. I think the photo of you is lovely!

dana said...

Wow!! I LOVE your Bunnyville!! It's all so clean and white and organized....I feel like such a slob now! :) Really, I am in total awe of your darling studio and how you have everything in a spot! I dream of being that way...but I just can't seem to pull it off! Of course, you can tell by my blog name that I'm a lover of bunnies, too! I am not owned by real live sweeties like Razzy and Sugie, but rather by two kitties, Frankie and Twiggy. However, THE STONE RABBIT keeps me plenty busy with his antics! :)

It was a thrill to meet you via this event!! I hope we visit often!!

Dana of The Stone Rabbit

Diane H said...

Thanks for the tour, absolutely loved it!

Simone de Klerk said...

An absolutely gorgeous stitchery and I love the saying at the end! It made me smile.

Superbadfriend said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your space and bunnies!!! Great storage solutions. If only I could keep white clean....... :) xo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Ahhh - how restful! I so envy you your studio, but I know I could never create in there - I'd make a huge mess and feel so GUILTY! I can only aspire to something so beautiful. Thank you for having us over.

Saltbox Treasures said...

Pretty bunny space! I love your bunnies!!! It makes me want to get one! I have a wild white one that roams around our yard.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
~ Julie

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Michelle! Your studio is just wonderful...and your bunnies are just the cutest little things! I loved your tour, and I wish I could flop down in one of those cozy chairs for some cheese and chatter too! :)

KatCollects said...

I absolutly adore your sweet bunnies! And your studio is so beautiful. I would love to know where you got the white bunny plates on the side of your blog, oh my gosh they are so so cute!
Hugs,
Kathy

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a truly amazing place. I love the tranquility of all your white. I can easily see why this is your heaven on earth.
And I love your little helpers too.

Lori Ann C. said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

Lori Ann

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

Sweet bunnies...I love them. I am a big fan of color in my work but, too, like white in my creative space. Yours is just beautiful with all the right touches for interest and function. Glad you participated, glad to meet you.

Claudia said...

What a beautiful, serene space you have! And such a wonderful amount of space. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Shelly said...

Well, Hi Shell! Shere here too right back at ya!

I don't have any Live Bunnies, but I love yours! I do however collect Bunnies,,mostly of the garden statuary kind.

I'm an animal lover in general, which would attest to 2 dogs and 2 cats,,,,I'd have a zoo if I could!
In fact,,,"Hop" on over to my little blog when you get a minute and see what I got to do last Saturday! Eeek! I think you'll enjoy!

Your studio looks great, love your stitching! Mine isn't nearly as tidy! LOL Have fun and stop over,,,,
Hugs, or and "Pets" for your fur babies!,
Shell

kluless said...

Your space is like a big, calm SIGH! It is so well organized and I think the white makes the perfect backdrop to make your creations the stars of the show. Thank you for sharing.

quilterfaye said...

Hi Michelle, Thank you for the reminder. Your studio is so You. It's fresh and bright and oh so organized. I love the quotes on your walls' Just what i need to inspire me.
Hope the bunnies find something to wear to the party and there is lots on the menu for them.
Cheers, Faye

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Michelle! (that's my middle name too) I loved taking a peek around your beautiful and well organized studio :) Your bunny assistants are too cute!

Sandy xox

TinyBear said...

What a wonderful work room you have Michelle and so much space.... I would love that :D
So love your bunnies too.
Thank you so much for visiting over at my place too.
~ Tina

Terri said...

You are among the brave..to have a white space to create in...and I just adore it...and I have enjoyed following your blog...the bunnies are just too cute for words. Thanks for sharing them and your lovely space with us.

Jillayne said...

Your space is so lovely, calm and inspiring! I especially like your iron pedestal and of course, the rabbits! How cute and how charming. I have not heard of the thread you use but it looks interesting and you certainly have done some beautiful stitching with it. Thanks for the tour and I am sure I will be back again!

Sheila (TCW) said...

What a lovely space you have! I love how BIG it is and I love the palette.

Thanks for stopping by and touring my studio.

Have a great day!

xx

donnaj said...

very beautiful, serene room for creating in~thanks for sharing!

Zuzu said...

The iron on a pedestal cracked me up. :)
Your studio is GORGEOUS, and having bunnies to keep you company - delightful!
Thank you for the tour - I'll be back often to visit!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

June said...

Now, this is beautiful!!!!! I loved every picture. Thank you Michelle for coming over to see my place! Isn't it a blessing to have a space of one's own?!
hugs

Karen Valentine said...

Michelle, I always enjoy coming over for a visit! Your studio is fabulous! Calm and serene... just the way I like them! I also really liked that pedestal with the cloche on top. Oh and yes... If you can dream it , you CAN achieve it! Please give you bunny babies a big hug for me!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Miss Sandy said...

I love the feel of serenity that your studio evokes. It is beautiful and those bunnies are fantastic inspiration. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Lynnae said...

Very Lovely! Your bunnies are so cute!

Renee said...

Very beautiful, serene and so well organized

marnie said...

Cute bunnies! Love your gorgeous & gigantic workspace - lots of room to imagine and dream in there!

Have to tell you: The iron on the pedastal made me giggle! :D